RC creative writing student Necko Fanning publishes essay in New York Times

RC student and LSA creative writing major Necko Fanning published a personal essay, “I Thought I Could Serve as an Openly Gay Man in the Army. Then Came the Death Threats,” in the “At War” section of Wednesday’s (April 10) issue of the New York Times. Necko was a Military Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army from May 2011 until the end of 2014, and was a creative writing student at Chicago’s Loyola University before transferring to U-M. He’s been published in Diminuendo and BROAD magazine; self-published works can be read on his website and blog (www.neckofanning.com). Additionally, he is the Assistant Editor for BlakeWrites.com; an inclusive men’s blog. Necko was featured in a November 8th article in the Michigan Daily, “LGBTQ veterans speak on their experiences in the military.”