Friday, February 14, 2020

Gay Bathhouses Making A Comeback, Trump Says He'd Vote For A Gay Presidential Candidate, Ryan Field Books

Gay Bathhouses Making A Comeback

I was only a kid at the time, but I do actually remember hearing people talk about gay bathhouses closing during the AIDS crisis. And of course the older I got and the more I learned about gay culture I continued to hear about bathhouses. But for me and millions of other gay men like me gay bathhouses weren't a huge part of our lives. And there really aren't many that survived. Apparently, though, this might be changing. 

“Decades later, with the emergence of PrEP and in light of San Francisco’s reduction in HIV diagnoses to under 200 for the first time since the 1980s, these regulations — including a ban on private rooms and required monitoring of patrons’ sexual activities — have no public health rationale and need to be changed.”

You can read the entire thing in full, here. I also link to a gay bathhouse blog that's way down on the right sidebar. I've been linking to this blog for years and they are still up and running. However, I could be wrong, but I just don't see gay bathhouses becoming as popular as they once were. I think too many things have changed. 

Trump Says He'd Vote For A Gay Presidential Candidate

When I saw this trending in several places I had to check it out. I'm not getting political and I'm remaining objective. I just thought it was interesting. 

President Donald Trump said he would vote for a gay presidential candidate, a question revived by the success of former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s White House bid.

You know what would be even more interesting? If Pete actually beat the hell out of him in 2020. 

Here's a link to the rest. 


What readers said...
"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."

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


What readers said about Kendle's Fire. 

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.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field





Written by Lambda-Award winning author Ryan Field, A Starr Is Born is a queer retelling of an old rags to riches trope that’s been reinterpreted many times, but this time it’s totally different with gay main characters, a gay love story, and a gay male point of view. It’s partly a light-hearted parody and partly sarcasm. It’s also highly erotic and charged with authentic, emotional gay male romance.

From the day they meet for the first time until the day their lives change forever, Harrison Parker and Morton Starr were destined for greatness—and each other. A Starr is Born follows the paths of handsome, badly-behaving rock star Harrison Parker and sexy gender-bending performer Morton Starr, who is just starting his career.

Morton is so madly in love with his husband, Harrison, he’ll do anything to please him, including overlooking all his self-destructive issues. However, as openly gay Morton gains more fame and success in the mainstream with his popular gay love songs and his unique gender-bending image, and Harrison continues to slide downhill, there comes a point where everything has to change. And when that climax finally happens, Morton isn’t certain about anything in his future or his marriage.

A Starr is Born by [Field, Ryan]



The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]




How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer
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