Thanks to the coronavirus we can't celebrate Pride month this year in person anywhere, but we can celebrate in other ways. It's just unfortunate that while the rest of the responsible adult citizens in the US are paying attention to the state and national COVID guidelines, and practicing social distancing, there's another segment of the population ignoring all the most fundamental rules of a pandemic.
Movies are no substitute for a rainbow-drenched parade. But they can be entertaining and evocative — and let’s face it, shorter — ways to experience queer community and commune with the past.
Here's more. They go on to list 7 films.
Observing LGBTQ+ Pride Month With Events Canceled Nationwide
He's a link to another article about celebrating Pride month his year, with alternatives. I know it's not the same as celebrating in person, however, I come from the world of digital publishing and we've been doing virtual events for years now. And people truly do enjoy them. You might discover you'll enjoy it more than you thought you would.
Organizations are opting for virtual events or campaigns this year instead: The Trevor Project, for example, launched a #PrideEverywhere campaign, encouraging people to add a #PrideEverywhere filter to photos and share them on social media with stories of what Pride looks like in their world.
Here's link to more. There are some great suggestions.
"A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he'll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who's husband died last year. I enjoyed this story."
What readers said about "Altered Parts"
"Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina."
While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don't find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don't think it could have been done better.