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Gay Guys Hooking Up During Coronavirus
Tony and I have been in self-quarantine for almost two weeks now and we don't see that ending any time soon. Most of the people we know are doing the same thing. From family and friends, from NY to LA, everyone's staying home. Well, almost everyone.
Apparently, other people have different opinions.
One Redditor said he’s hooking up as usual. “I’m avoiding large group gatherings,” he wrote. “Most people don’t have corona. We’re trying to stop it from spreading, so avoid large gatherings and orgies. That doesn’t mean two healthy people can’t hook up.”
Here's the link. A lot of guys stated they are staying home. One guy thinks his health is more important than a 2 minute hook up. That's right, a 2 minute hook up. He said it, not me.
Little Gay House On the Prairie Helping To Kill Gay Culture
I know this sounds like a parody of Little House on the Prairie, but it's really an interesting article about gay couples with children who don't live in large cities.
...same-sex couples are more likely to be parents in Middle America than in big cities
I guess it's a sign of the times. You can read it all, here. One of the things mentioned that's interesting is that gay couples with kids claim they have more in common with straight couples who have kids than they do with gay couples who don't have kids. I don't totally buy into that. I do believe it's true to a certain extent, but what about their own gay culture? Does this mean that because they are raising children they will forfeit their gay culture simply to raise children in a more heteronormative environment? Is that the price they are willing to pay to be heteronormative? It doesn't sound fair to me. Because straight people with kids are definitely not trying too hard to be more like gay people. They don't even want to learn about gay culture.
"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.