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Bruce Johansen

Bruce Johansen, Ph.D., is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Health Progress and several local publications in the Twin Cities and Washington, D.C., metro areas. He is winner of the 2019 Solon J. Buck Award for best article in Minnesota History, “Out of Silence: FREE, Minnesota's First Gay Rights Organization,” (Spring 2019).

Wives Cindy Mermin (left) and Helen McDermott in 2017

Cindy Mermin and Helen McDermott Endure, In Love, Together

Remaining positive despite isolation and McDermott's dementia isn't always easy
December 11, 2020
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