My Friend, My First LGBTQ Ally, Anne Rice, Has Died

Phaylen Fairchild
7 min readDec 12, 2021

I met Anne in the early 2000’s, as a young, budding writer. I remember her first website, back when the internet was still new and the potential of what it would become had yet to be realized. I recall my childhood friend, Jenny, taking me to the cinema to see Interview With The Vampire. She was madly in love with Brad Pitt, and I more indifferent than I’d like to admit. I remember how Neil Jordan’s…

Phaylen Fairchild

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