Back in 2014 Tony and I were married in northern Vermont by Vermont Supreme Court Justice, Beth Robinson. Our ceremony was also part of a documentary about same sex marriage titled, The State of Marriage. Tony and I were only a very small focus in the documentary that took years to make, but a large part of the film included Terrance McNally and his husband, Tom Kirdahy. For us it was just an honor to be a small part of this, and an even bigger honor to be married by Beth Robinson.
With that said, the world has lost a wonderful, talented writer in Terrance McNally.
“Theater is not a place to hide from the world but instead the very place where we may finally discover our true selves,” McNally wrote in the foreword of his 2002 musical A Man of No Importance.
Here's the entire story.
Gay Man Prefers Sex with Straight Men
This is something I've heard many times before from some gay men. But like everyone else in the world you have to take into consideration that all gay men are unique and you can't force any group of people into a set mold. The fact does remain, though, that there are gay men who are not interested in romance and that's always been a part of gay culture.
And this gay man who's remaining nameless decided to be open about his feelings. It's from The Guardian:
“I prefer sex with straight men because they don’t want romance; with gay men there’s always the possibility that they could get the wrong end of the stick and want something more.”
Here's the link. It gets more complicated, as you would imagine.
Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field
"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.