Sunday, October 12, 2014

Free Gay Excerpt: Too Hard to Handle; Gay Republican Accused in Sex Assault; Zach Rance Gay For You Story

Gay Republican Accused in Sex Assault

I've posted about this guy before as an openly gay Republican running for congress. In spite of the reality, this is still something of a novelty to most people. People automatically assume all LGBTI people in the US are Democrats, which isn't always the case. In fact, I'm seeing a lot of younger gay men "come out" as Republicans who are liberal on social issues and more conservative fiscally.

In any event, this isn't about politics, at least not in a literal, debatable sense. A gay Republican, Carl DeMaio, is running for congress and he's been accused of sexual assault by a former staff member, Todd Bosnich. 
Todd Bosnich
Todd Bosnich
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Bosnich, who is also gay, claimed in a CNN interview that DeMaio called him into his office and masturbated in front of him, made inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck, and groping him. 

On one occasion last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and was called by DeMaio to go to his office. 

When he got there, he found the door open and saw DeMaio masturbating. 'I saw his hand, his penis in his hand and he had a smile on his face. And as soon as I came over he was looking at me,' he was quoted as saying by CNN.

You can read the rest here.   There's a photo of DeMaio and he's a nice looking guy in that cub sort of way.

Zach Rance Gay For You Story

This is the guy I've posted about before who was having an interesting relationship with an openly gay guy in the Big Brother house this summer. The cute sickening name for this is "Bromance." His name is Zach Rance and he's speaking about the bromance experience he shared with Frankie Grande, the gay houseguest. Notice how he makes a point of telling us he's "obviously straight." I don't really get that. Why is it so obvious? Rock Hudson was "obviously straight" for years, and I could name hundreds more like that.

'I’m obviously straight, I’ve made that clear millions of times,' Rance tells Out.com. 

Good for you, Zach. We're all thrilled. 

'The fact that I was cuddling with a gay guy, giving him a massage . . . you know, let’s be real - guys give other guys massages. It’s not a big deal. I don’t care that he was gay. I was never afraid that he would try to kiss me. If he tried to kiss me, I would have said, “no, it’s not like that,” and I would have continued to be friends with him.' 

Good for you again, Zach. We all thank you for your support. 

Rance thinks their affection for each other might inspire more such bromances.

Don't pat yourself on the back too hard Zach, it's bad for the shoulder. I've had straight male friends long before Zach Rance came around and so have most of the gay men I know.

'I feel like I was kind of a role model for some people on the show who might look at me and say, “Wow, Zach’s a really cool guy and he’s best friends with a gay guy, so why can’t I be best friends with a gay guy?” We don’t know the impact it’s going to have on the world, but it’ll definitely be a positive one.'

It's only going to be positive to those who don't understand the meaning of passive aggressive homophobia. The rest of the world is wondering WTF, dude! 

For his part, Grande told Out last week said of the relationship: '...There’s definitely an attraction. Absolutely. ... Both ways. For sure. Zach kept saying, “I wish I were gay so I could be with you,” and I was eventually like, “Yeah, I wish you were gay, too.”'

I could probably rant on this topic and these comments until the middle of next week. But I'm not going to do that. Even though I don't think he knows it, every comment Rance made is an example of passive aggressive homophobia and an insult to all LGBTI people. If you have to ask why, does it matter?

You can read more here.  Guys like Rance need to learn a lot more about this passive aggressive homophobia. The kind that still promotes shame, and treats us as if we're not as good as they are...at least if he's going to consider himself a role model.

The saddest part of it all is that there will still be people who don't realize why I commented the way I just did. Look at it this way. How would it sound if Rance was gay and Grande was straight and Rance made those exact same comments?

Free Excerpt: Too Hard to Handle by Ryan Field

Here's an unpublished excerpt from the latest book in the Glendora Hill series, Too Hard to Handle. Please keep in mind these excerpts never before published are from the original raw manuscripts because they format better on google blogger.One thing I get into with this book is how "gay" cowboys were treated in the early days of the old wild west. It's not a history book, but I make a few observations I thought were important.

Too Hard to Handle


by Ryan Field



He threw a pair of shorts on, and then grabbed T-shirt and running shoes. When he reached the back staircase that would lead him to the kitchen, he stopped midway down the steps, took a deep breath to calm down, and put on his shirt and shoes. After that, he headed down the steps with calm even moves so no one would ask him questions.  It was later than usual for him to get up and he knew his dads would both be in the kitchen by then. He wanted to go outside through the side door without being seen by anyone so he could hop in the car and go looking for Cass.
            At that moment, he felt a combination of frustration and anger. Frustration because he didn’t know what to expect next with Cass, and anger because he had a feeling Cass had run out on him and he’d never get a chance to do this TV show. As much as he did like being with Cass in every sense, he’d begun to admit to himself that getting this TV segment could improve his career as a web caster and lead to more opportunities in the future. The only thing about it he didn’t love was that he had to be on camera with Cass. He would have preferred to do something behind the scenes where he felt more comfortable.  
            As he reached the bottom of the staircase, he heard his dads talking in the kitchen. He was about to turn right in the hallway to head toward the library without being seen when he noticed something unusual. His dads weren’t talking the way they normally did in the morning. They were louder and their voices were more animated. He stood and waited to see if he could listen to what they were saying.
            Sebastian laughed at something.
            His other dad, Avery, laughed even louder.
            Then Dan pressed his palm to his chest and leaned back into the wall when he heard Cass say, “That’s only one short story about my life as an openly gay cowboy. I’m just a simple good old gay cowboy who likes to move around a lot to keep things real.” Cass was really laying it on thick, too. He spoke with his most exaggerated Texas cowboy accent, to the point of being the worst south western stereotype. And Dan’s two dads seemed to love every moment of it.
            For a moment, Dan stood there with his mouth open and his eyes wide. He wasn’t sure what to do now. He finally realized he had no choice. He had to go into the kitchen, face them all, and figure out what Cass had told them about being in the house.
            He took a quick breath and turned toward the kitchen. When he entered he found them all sitting at the long harvest table in the dining area of the huge elaborate kitchen and Cass was facing him.
            The moment he entered, Cass pointed and said, “There’s our boy.” He sent Dan a smug smile. “Did you get your beauty sleep, cowboy?”
            Dan sent him a look and said, “I slept just fine, thank you.”
            “Good,” Cass said. He turned toward Sebastian and poked him in the arm with his elbow and laughed again. “I was worried my snoring might keep you all up. I already explained to your dads, Dan, that you were nice enough to let me spend the night in that fantastic guest bedroom next to your bedroom.” He turned to Sebastian, and then to Avery. “And I’d really like to thank you men for letting me crash here last night. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep like that since Clinton was President.”
            For some reason Dan couldn’t fathom, his dads found that comment laughable. In fact, anything Cass said or did made them smile or laugh.
            Sebastian ignored Dan and said, “Don’t think twice about it, Cass. We’re honored to have you as our guest for as long as you want to stay.”
            Avery squared his back and said, “That’s right, Cass. You can stay as long as you want. We love having you here.”
            Dan knew he’d better play along so no one would think he’d been sleeping with Cass. So he jumped into the conversation fast. “I think Cass wants to find a place of his own.”
            Cass sent him an obtuse grin. “Actually, I kind of like it here. I’m in no rush.” He shoved a huge apple muffin into his mouth and gobbled it with a few swallows. “I’ve never had a muffin that tasted this good in my entire life.”
            Dan knew how Sebastian would react to that comment. Sebastian was known in Glendora Hill for his culinary skills, especially his apple muffins. This ability to zoom in on things like this seemed to be a gift with Cass. It was part of his charm and it was what made him so irresistible to everyone. Sebastian and Avery had no idea this compliment had been Cass’s successful attempt in what Dan could see what a campaign of emotional seduction.
            “It’s my own recipe,” Sebastian said. “I make them from scratch. I make everything from scratch. We’re having pot roast and twice baked potatoes tonight for dinner. You have to join us, Cass.”
            Dan shook his head and made a face at Cass. He didn’t want him getting too close to his dads.
            Cass smiled at Dan and said, “I’d love to join you tonight. I just don’t want to be a pest, is all. I’m just a big dumb cowboy.”
            Avery patted Cass on the back. “Nonsense. You’re going to be a big star around here very soon. People are still talking about the web cast you did with Dan and I’m sure this TV segment is going to make you very popular. We’re honored to have you here.” He looked back at Dan. “Aren’t we, son?”
            Dan shrugged. “Yes. Honored.” What else could he say?
            “Did you know that Cass is actually related to the famous Texas Ranger, Kit Acklin?” Sebastian asked, turning in Dan’s direction. “He’s a blood relative on his grandfather’s side.”
            Dan wanted to roll his eyes but he just stood there faking a smile. “Yes, I’ve heard.” He couldn’t believe Cass had already gotten into the Kit Acklin routine that early in the morning. Dan still wasn’t sure Cass was even remotely related to Kit Acklin. At least everyone else believed him. And there was probably no way to prove him wrong.
            Avery looked at Dan and asked, “Why didn’t you tell us Cass was here? We could have planned something better for breakfast. I feel terrible now.”
            “I didn’t know he was going to be here until late last night,” Dan said. It was the first truthful statement he’d made that morning.
            “I’m just fine,” Cass said. He gestured to the large basket of muffins on the table and a bowl of fruit. “This is like a feast compared to what this old cowboy is used to in the morning.”
            “I’ll make my famous eggs benedict tomorrow morning,” Sebastian said. “I have a secret ingredient.”
            Avery leaned toward Cass and spoke in a lower tone. “It’s cayenne. He puts it in the hollandaise sauce. He thinks no one knows, but Dot Hennessy figured it out a while ago.”
            “That’s not it,” Sebastian said. He seemed visibly shaken by this disclosure. “And I’m never telling anyone. Dot Hennessey can try to guess all she wants. She’ll never know.”
            Although Dan truly loved his dads and the routine they had when it came to these things, he didn’t want to stand there all day making small talk about eggs. He poured himself a mug of black coffee and said, “I’m going upstairs to phone Serena Dwyer at the TV station to set up an appointment. I’m sure she’ll want to meet Cass this morning.”
            Cass sent him a glance and said, “I already called her. I introduced myself. We’re meeting her at one this afternoon. She’s in meetings all morning.” He smiled at Avery and said, “I hope you don’t mind that I used your telephone.”
            “No problem,” Avery said. “Our home is your home.”
            “Feel free,” Sebastian said.
            It was evident that Dan’s dads didn’t think it was possible that he might have slept with Cass. Maybe they thought there was too much of an age difference. After all, Cass was only a few years younger than Sebastian.
            “Well, then,” Dan said. “I’d better go up and get ready for work.” He was scheduled to work at the saddle shop that morning. “I’m going to have to take some time off this afternoon for the meeting. Hope that’s okay, dad.” He was talking to Sebastian. Avery rarely got involved with anything at the saddle shop.
            “It’s fine,” Sebastian said. “In fact, now that you’ll be doing this TV segment I’ve been thinking about rearranging the hours a little. One of the new tenants in the apartments above the shop asked if anyone around town was hiring part time. He works part time at the Marshall ranch with Judd and he said he’s looking to make extra money. I think I’ll ask him if he’s interested in taking on your morning hours, Dan, since you’ll probably be busy at the TV station from now on.”
            Dan felt a lump in his gut. “Hold on, dad. We haven’t even agreed to do this yet. I don’t know what it will pay either. Don’t hire anyone until everything is set in writing.” The saddle shop had always been Dan’s comfort zone. He loved his work there, he loved the people he saw every day, and he could have spent the rest of his life in that shop without an issue.
            Avery nodded in agreement. “I think he’s right, Sebastian. Let’s see how this TV segment pans out before you do anything.”
            Sebastian frowned, as if he didn’t agree. Dan had seen this expression before and he knew that it meant Sebastian already had big plans for him. Sebastian nodded and said, “Okay. But take the whole day off today and show Cass around town. I’m sure he’d love to see more of Glendora Hill, and you two guys can get to know each other better, too.”
            Dan almost laughed aloud that time. He already knew Cass about as well as a man could know another man. “I don’t want to hold Cass back, dad. I’m sure he has plans of his own this morning and he doesn’t need me tagging along.”
            “Nonsense,” Cass said. He smiled at Dan and folded his big arms across his chest. “I’d love to hang out with you today, buddy. You can start by taking me out to Silver Lining Ranch. I’ve heard a lot about the ranch this morning. We can go for a quick ride before we meet with this TV producer.”
            Before Dan had a chance to reply, his dads jumped into the conversation and they started talking about Silver Lining Ranch again and how much Cass would love it. Dan sat down on a stool at the island in the middle of the kitchen and sipped his coffee. As he watched his dads go into detail about the ranch, he sighed and thought about how deeply involved he’d become with Cass without even trying too hard. He noticed Cass didn’t seem to be thinking about anything in particular. He kept sending Dan quick glances from the table and winking as if he knew a huge secret he couldn’t wait to disclose. That was the part about all this that bothered Dan the most. Cass seemed to have this impression all this was some sort of colossal joke. For Dan it was much more. He was rejoining the world again and he wasn’t sure he wanted to do it this fast. 


'I’m obviously straight, I’ve made that clear millions of times,' Rance tells Out.com.
'The fact that I was cuddling with a gay guy, giving him a massage . . . you know, let’s be real - guys give other guys massages. It’s not a big deal. I don’t care that he was gay. I was never afraid that he would try to kiss me. If he tried to kiss me, I would have said, “no, it’s not like that,” and I would have continued to be friends with him.'
Rance thinks their affection for each other might inspire more such bromances.
'I feel like I was kind of a role model for some people on the show who might look at me and say, “Wow, Zach’s a really cool guy and he’s best friends with a gay guy, so why can’t I be best friends with a gay guy?” We don’t know the impact it’s going to have on the world, but it’ll definitely be a positive one.'
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zach-rance-reflects-his-intense-summer-bromance-frankie-grande-big-brother101014#sthash.1NWZ0N5k.dpuf



Bosnich, who is also gay, claimed in a CNN interview that DeMaio called him into his office and masturbated in front of him, made inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck, and groping him.
On one occasion last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and was called by DeMaio to go to his office. When he got there, he found the door open and saw DeMaio masturbating.
'I saw his hand, his penis in his hand and he had a smile on his face. And as soon as I came over he was looking at me,' he was quoted as saying by CNN.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-republican-congressional-candidate-carl-demaio-accused-sexual-harassment-gay-ex-staffer1#sthash.4J2INbUi.dpuf
Bosnich, who is also gay, claimed in a CNN interview that DeMaio called him into his office and masturbated in front of him, made inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck, and groping him.
On one occasion last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and was called by DeMaio to go to his office. When he got there, he found the door open and saw DeMaio masturbating.
'I saw his hand, his penis in his hand and he had a smile on his face. And as soon as I came over he was looking at me,' he was quoted as saying by CNN.
Months before that, after drinks with the staff at a local bar, Bosnich said DeMaio grabbed his crotch when he drove Bosnich back to his car.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-republican-congressional-candidate-carl-demaio-accused-sexual-harassment-gay-ex-staffer1#sthash.ITtPoYSY.dpufBosnich, who is also gay, claimed in a CNN interview that DeMaio called him into his office and masturbated in front of him, made inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck, and groping him. On one occasion last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and was called by DeMaio to go to his office. When he got there, he found the door open and saw DeMaio masturbating. 'I saw his hand, his penis in his hand and he had a smile on his face. And as soon as I came over he was looking at me,' he was quoted as saying by CNN. - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-republican-congressional-candidate-carl-demaio-accused-sexual-harassment-gay-ex-staffer1#sthash.9Bi94zJT.dpuf
Bosnich, who is also gay, claimed in a CNN interview that DeMaio called him into his office and masturbated in front of him, made inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck, and groping him.
On one occasion last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and was called by DeMaio to go to his office. When he got there, he found the door open and saw DeMaio masturbating.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-republican-congressional-candidate-carl-demaio-accused-sexual-harassment-gay-ex-staffer1#sthash.TKgqJnP7.dpuf
Bosnich, who is also gay, claimed in a CNN interview that DeMaio called him into his office and masturbated in front of him, made inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck, and groping him.
On one occasion last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and was called by DeMaio to go to his office. When he got there, he found the door open and saw DeMaio masturbating.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-republican-congressional-candidate-carl-demaio-accused-sexual-harassment-gay-ex-staffer1#sthash.TKgqJnP7.dpuf

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