Saturday, July 4, 2020

Gay Porn Star Wants To Fly Him Out For a Video Shoot; Tarzan Made Him Gay; Ryan Field Books;

Gay Porn Star Wants To Fly Him Out For a Video Shoot

Here's yet another Reddit thing that's not something you run across every day.

A gay porn star found himself attracted to a fan, so he asked if the fan would do a video with him and the porn star even offered to pay for the fan guy's flight.

The fan guy wants to do the video, but he's worried about possible repercussions that might come about in his professional life from doing porn...even if he wears a mask.

Of course there are a lot of comments and opinions about what the guy should do. I happen to agree with this one.

And some encouraged this guy to go get his. “I think you should do it or you will regret it forever,” wrote one. “Wear a mask, protect your identity, and have fun.”

You can read it all, here. 

Tarzan Made Him Gay

This is about a professional writer/author named Kim Powers who's been Stanning for Tarzan for a long time. I think it's fascinating from a gay man's POV. 

Those lips, those eyes, those thighs. And let’s face it — I’d like to face it — that loincloth. Yes, I’m talking about Tarzan of the movies, but not just any old Tarzan. 

Here's more. And here's more about Kim Powers at his own web site.  He's cute. 

New Book 
Don't Be Afraid of Virginia's Woolf

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Amazon

"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."

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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."

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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


Friday, July 3, 2020

Massachusetts To Recognize Polyamorous Relationships; Angry Straight Woman In Pennsylvania Screams About HIV; Ryan Field Books

Massachusetts To Recognize Polyamorous Relationships

First, polyamorous relationships are relationships with more than two people. They're usually long term and serious.

Somerville, MA just passed an ordinance that allows relationships to be defined as "formed by people," instead of defined as "formed by 2 persons."

Short story ... the ordinance allows for more than 2 people in a domestic partnership.

Here's the rest. It's a fascinating concept that I think will continue to gain momentum. And it came about for practical legal reasons during COVID. 

Over the years I've known many gay men in polyamorous relationships. I think this will be a game changer. 

Angry Straight Woman In Pennsylvania Screams About HIV

There's a lot of anger out there these days. And sometimes it gets particularly bad. 

With that said, this woman really went over the proverbial edge. 

One of the protestors responded by telling her, “We love you!” She responded by saying “F*ck off! Keep your HIV over there!”

You can check this out, here. This is one reason why I try never to spend much time in Pennsylvania west of Philadelphia. 







Amazon

"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."

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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."

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Grindr Ditches Ethnicity Filter and it Backfires; Spencer Brown Comes Out As Gay; Ryan Field Books

Grindr Ditches Ethnicity Filter and it Backfires

Here's something from the world of hook up apps. Grindr decided to get rid of the ethnicity filter, but it backfired big time. 

“For many Black gay men and gay men of color, the ethnicity filters allow them to find other men and befriend and build a community with them free from othering, fetishization, and white gaze,” he writes.

Here's the link to more. 


Spencer Brown Comes Out As Gay

I've said it before and I'll say it again, these stories never get tired for me. This time it's about someone well known in the music industry who's come out in an essay in Billboard.

This is part of what Spencer Brown said... 

“I am gay,” he continued. “It’s so much easier to say today than it was even a few years ago. While I have never publicly denied this part of me, I have also never spoken out about it. I will no longer live in fear.”

You can read this one, here. 




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








Amazon

"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."

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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."

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

2020: No Pride Month This Year; Gay Bar Lays Off Staff On Facebook; Ryan Field Books

2020: No Pride Month This Year

This was supposed to be LGBTQ+ Pride month and it was almost completely ignored. And for good and obvious reasons...like Covid. But the problem is that other groups decided to hijack June with their own agenda and once again we all wound up getting kicked in the proverbial asses. It's as if we don't count as a marginalized group unless they give us permission to count. Many of us are still living in shame and still can't even come out.

Please don't get me wrong. It's not that I don't sympathize with other marginalized groups. I do and I support them completely. But don't take over the month of June and rip it away from LGBTQ+ people. We deserve that month all to ourselves. And we deserve to celebrate without anyone's interference.

With that said, I really can't blame other groups totally. Covid was the main reason Pride was canceled this year, and that started way back in March. It was a valid reason and the responsible thing to do. So, we did do the right thing. 

 These dueling atmospheres make the fact that the pandemic has largely thwarted Pride Month -- exactly five decades after activists assembled New York City's inaugural Christopher Street Liberation Day March, held to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots -- feel all the more profound.

You can check it out, here. 

Gay Bar Lays Off Staff on Facebook

Here's a story about a gay business that did something unusual and unexpected.

Lush, a Minneapolis gay bar, celebrated pride weekend by firing its entire staff in a Facebook announcement.

Of course people were livid about the way this was done, and there are many more details. 

You can read more, here. 




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








Amazon

"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."

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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."

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Three Gay UK Friends Killed In Terror Attack; 90 Year Old Man Comes Out As Gay During Pandemic; Ryan Field Books

Three Gay UK Friends Killed In Terror Attack

It really bothers me that this story is not trending anywhere this week. It should be trending everywhere, because this sort of thing is still happening to us. Maybe we should all be out there looting and rioting. No one has been more oppressed and shamed by everyone than LGBTQ people. And we are still getting it, violently. 

Three gay men in the UK who were close friends were stabbed to death on Saturday evening.

The Thames Valley Police, which oversees Reading, arrested Khairi Saadallah for the crime. The 25-year-old, initially charged with murder, was rearrested under the U.K.'s Terrorism Act 2000.

Of course they go into a lot more detail, which you can read here.

Sounds as if they were all nice guys. RIP


90 Year Old Man Comes Out As Gay During Pandemic

You know how I'm always saying that we don't know how many gay men there are out there because many are still in the closet, well here's a perfect example of this. A 90 year old man who spent his entire life in the closet just came out as gay. This really is something so many straights do not understand. They all think the world is this wonderful happy place for gay people nowadays. 

Felts recently wrote a message on Facebook to friends and family.

"The message was: I am out, I am gay, I am free," Felts said of the post.

The story goes deeper with a lot more emotion, and a long lost lover. 

You have to read it. It's very bittersweet. This week I parted ways with a small publisher because her 20-something year old demisexual editor tried to censor me as a gay man. You can question a lot of things I do. But you don't question my life or what I know about my own culture. You won't win. When I read stories about people like this 90 year old, I know I did the right thing by parting ways.





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








Amazon

"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."

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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."

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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





Monday, June 29, 2020

A Gay Homeland In the Nevada Desert; A Black Owned Gay Bar In Manhattan; Ryan Field Books;

A Gay Homeland In the Nevada Desert

This is an unusual retro piece that I never knew about before. I never heard anyone even mention it. And that's rare for me. I have many older gay friends. 

On Oct. 9, 1986, at the height of anti-gay hysteria during the AIDS crisis, a biracial gay couple from Reno, Nev., made a remarkable announcement: They were going to create what some called “a gay homeland” in the Nevada desert.

They wanted to call this place Stonewall Park and refer to it as a gay resort. 

It's a fascinating story. Here's the link to read more.  

A Black Owned Gay Bar In Manhattan

From what I gather, this is a story that's part of a series of stories that will focus on how Covid has affected businesses. The hardship has been especially true for LGBTQ owned businesses due to the fact that all Pride events have been cancelled. 

For Alibi Lounge, which owner Alexi Minko says is the last remaining Black-owned LGBTQ bar in Manhattan, the last few months have brought significant financial and emotional strain.

As if it's not already hard enough for LGBTQ business owners, Covid only made it 10 times worse. 

Here's the link to more.



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








Amazon

"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."

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

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."

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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