Here's an article that talks about how Pete Buttigieg not only made history, but also changed the proverbial landscape for LGBTQ Americans running for public office. We now know it's possible to be openly gay, run for President, and be taken seriously for once. And I'm by no means taking anything away from openly gay Fred Karger who also ran for president before Buttigieg, and he actually supported Buttigieg this time. He did a wonderful job, too. But Pete really went the distance with this campaign.
The president and CEO of GLAAD said this:
Buttigieg’s historic campaign “showed the world that Americans are ready to accept and embrace qualified LGBTQ public leaders.”
Here's the link to more. There are other quotes and comments. Unfortunately, some still use the phrase, "sexual orientation," even though sex had nothing to do with this at all. It seems that some people cannot get past thinking of gay men in terms of just sex. But overall it's a nice piece and it's sending a positive message out there to everyone.
Ronan Farrow Drops Publisher Hachette Book Group
Update: After I pubbed this post I read something even more interesting. In support of Ronan Farrow, and in protest of Hachette Book Group, publishing employees walked out in protest of Woody Allen's memoir. Here's a link to more. Maybe big publishers will get the message now.
I once read in a biography focused on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that she dropped the publisher she was working for because of a book they decided to publish about someone in the Kennedy family. I don't recall the details, but she quit and went to another publisher. And it looks as though history in publishing is repeating itself with this story about Ronan Farrow.
Farrow cut all ties with his publisher, Hachette, after he discovered they were publishing an autobiography by his father, Woody Allen. I think most of us already know that story. They go into all the details about the #MeTooMovement and Farrow's best selling book, including Woody Allen's history.
Dylan Farrow described the news as “deeply upsetting” and “an utter betrayal.”
You can read it in full, here. It always seems as though legacy publishing can't wait to do something sleazier than what it's done before.
What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"
"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."
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.