Friday, September 20, 2019

Antoni Porowski and Safe Words During Sex; Gay Man Assaulted At Homophobic Church; Ryan Field Books

Antoni Porowski and Safe Words During Sex

There's a new interview out with Porowski in Buzz Feed, and among other things he talks about erotic asphyxiation.

“Some of us like it, but we know it’s dangerous,” Antoni says. “But if you like choking, making sure you have a safe word.”

Here's a link for more. From what I hear, a lot of people get into this. 

Gay Man Allegedly Assaulted At Homophobic Church

I've been seeing this story trend everywhere this week, and it's horrible. It's another one of those pray the gay away situations, only this time it's even worse. Allegedly, the poor guy only wanted to go to church to make his mom happy. And this is what happened. 

The couple attended the September 8 service, which proceeded normally for the most part, but toward the end 12 to 15 churchgoers formed a circle around the men and began praying aloud while a pastor made antigay statements, calling homosexuality a sin and an abomination — which is the conservative Christian denomination’s official position.

Here's the link for the rest. The church did make a statement denying some of the allegations and they claim there's much more to the story. 

 How to be a Good Gay Bottom

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

The Rescuer

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mayor Pete Doesn't Read Gay Media; Rwandan Gospel Singer Comes Out as Gay to Find Dismal Results; Ryan Field Books

Mayor Pete Doesn't Read Gay Media

Here's a story that talks about how presidential hopeful, Pete Buttigieg, never reads anything in the gay presses. 

“I am what I am, you know, and there’s going to be a lot of that,” Buttigieg said. “That’s why I can’t even read the [LGBTQ+] media anymore because it’s all: ‘Too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay.’”

You can read the rest, here. In a broad, general sense, I think this is another good example of how diverse gay men can be. Not all gay men read the gay presses. 

However, the only problem is that you won't get all the LGBTQ related stories you should be getting from only reading mainstream media. In fact, I pity anyone, gay or straight, who totally depends on mainstream media news. Unless there's something to exploit or sensationalize, LGBTQ people are all but ignored by the mainstream media. For example, very few mainstream outlets have been reporting in-depth about what's been happening with gay concentration camps in Chechnya. And that's not the only story they ignore.

Rwandan Gospel Singer Comes Out as Gay to Find Dismal Results

Here's another LGBTQ story from the global front. It's yet another example of how painfully backward other countries are when it comes to anything LGBTQ related. And also an example of the discrimination other LGBTQ people are still facing in these homophobic countries. 

Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says he is anguished because his family knows he often used to socialize with Nabonibo.

Here's more. Unfortunately, the story devolves for Nabonibo. He might even lose his job. 

These stories always bother me the most. 

How to be a Good Gay Bottom

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

The Rescuer

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ironic: Saturday Night Live Fires Shane Gillis; The Day A Gay Podcaster Met a Gay Conversion Therapist; Ryan Field Books

Ironic: Saturday Night Live Fires Shane Gillis

One of the reasons why I never watched Saturday Night Live was because I always found it to be a homophobic TV show with homophobic comedy. I'm not the only one. There have been plenty of articles written about this over the years. Here's one about a gay Scrooge scene.  

Saturday Night Live also celebrates creatures like Alec Baldwin who have been called out for homophobia in public, loudly and clearly. Here's more about that.  I'm not making this up. I'm only linking to sources.

With all that said, I find this latest move to fire Shane Gillis ironic and hypocritical.

Comic Shane Gillis will not join the cast of the new season of Saturday Night Life as previously announced. Producers for the show have cited homophobic and racist remarks made by Gillis during a podcast last year.

And so it goes. At least this is the way it goes in the entertainment industry. I can't wait to see who's going to play gay face next. And you know it will happen. 

Here's the link. 

The Day A Gay Podcaster Met a Gay Conversion Therapist

Here's a different take on a topic that's always in the headlines these days. It's about gay conversion therapy. And this one is very eye opening in many respects because it's so different. For one thing, the so-called therapist this podcaster met with isn't even a real doctor or therapist. For another thing, I had no idea there were this many people out there trying to make gay people straight.  

James Barr co-hosts the podcast A Gay and a Non-Gay with his (non-gay) friend Dan Hudson (right). The pair travelled to Northern Ireland for From Gay to Non-Gay? - a three-part BBC podcast series in which they meet people who have been through so-called gay "conversion therapy". You can download it here on BBC Sounds.

Here's a link to the rest. It's long-ish but well worth the read. This is why I love the Internet. You wouldn't get anything like this from the mainstream media. 

How to be a Good Gay Bottom

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

The Rescuer

RuPaul's Comments On Trans People; Schitt's Creek 6th Season Premiere Date; Ryan Field Books

RuPaul's Comments On Trans People

I'm just seeing this myself. RuPaul made a few comments, allegedly about trans people doing drag, and now he says they are being taken out of context. 

Asked by the Sunday Times whether he still holds the view that drag cannot be done by women, cis or trans, RuPaul replied, “Why are people obsessed with that question?” and complained that his quote was taken “so out of context”.

You can check this out here.  

Schitt's Creek 6th Season Premiere Date

I love this show, and I have loved it from the first season. The comedy is excellent, the gay characters are portrayed well, and you actually care about all the characters. That's good writing. If you haven't seen it, I can't recommend it enough. 

For anyone afraid that life just doesn’t feel Schitty enough, have no fear: broadcaster Pop TV has announced Schitt’s Creek will return for a sixth and final season in January.
The acclaimed sitcom, which garnered four Emmy nominations earlier this year, follows the misadventures of a once-wealthy family as they try to recover after losing their fortune. 
Here's a link.  The only problem with Schitt's Creek is that after you've binge watched one season, everything else on TV looks like crap. It's a tough act to follow. 

How to be a Good Gay Bottom

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

The Rescuer

Monday, September 16, 2019

Gay Author James Baldwin's House Is Now National Landmark; Madonna's 2019 Eurovision Leads To Lawsuit; Ryan Field Books

Gay Author James Baldwin's House Is Now National Landmark

This is big news for gay authors and gay history. Gay author James Baldwin's New York apartment is now officially on the list of designated historic landmarks. I've posted about Baldwin here on the web site more than once. If you don't know anything about Baldwin you can check that out, here. 

I think Baldwin is one of my own top ten favorite authors of all time.

Baldwin, the author of Notes on a Native Son and If Beale Street Could Talk lived in the residence at 137 West 71st Street for more than 20 years, and penned some of his most acclaimed works within its walls. During his lifetime, Baldwin spoke candidly about being a gay African-American man and made membership in both communities the cornerstone of his activism and writing.

If all you've ever read is mainstream fiction like Stephen King, and you haven't read an author like James Baldwin, please do yourself a favor and read at least one of Baldwin's books. You won't regret it.

Here's the link. 

Madonna's 2019 Eurovision Leads To Lawsuit

It's interesting to note that this is one of the most positive things I've seen in the news about good old Madonna recently.

The lawsuit claims that Madonna’s representatives violated the terms of their agreement and reneged on financial promises. The lawsuit is reportedly for 1.375 million shekels, or $390,000. A court date has not yet been set, and Live Nation has not issued a statement.

Of course they go into much more detail. You can check it out, here. 

New Release


Sunday, September 15, 2019

How To Reject Someone On a Dating App; New Documentary About Gay Life In 1940s Mid-West; Ryan Field Books

How To Reject Someone On a Dating App

I find these things fascinating, mostly because I know nothing about dating apps. This one will give you 4 polite ways to reject someone, if you're not so inclined to hook up with them.

Resist going into reasons as to why you’re not interested in someone, as it may come across like you’re criticizing them. You’re not interested, so leave it at that.

Maybe it's me, but saying you're not interested in someone sounds a little harsh, too. I guess there's nothing easy about rejection. 

Here's the link where you can read all of them. 

New Documentary About Gay Life In 1940s Mid-West

This is fascinating because we don't have much at all when it comes to gay culture or gay history. I can't wait to see this documentary. 

In 1996, Story dropped by an estate sale in St. Louis, where he purchased two reels of 8 mm film he found in the home’s attic. The photographer and creative director, then 27, was intrigued by the canister containing the reels, which bore the label “a gay party.” Given the age of the film, he wondered, would “gay” mean “homosexual” or simply “merry”?

I would imagine gay means 'merry.' I'm actually finishing up a new book now that's set in 1940 and I use the word gay several times in reference to having fun. I've also written a few other books set in that time period and it's not easy to find words that actually work because many of the words we use today were not used back then with regard to LGBTQ people. And I will rarely ever use the word 'homosexual.' I despise that word. 

In any event, you can read this one, here. It's a very good read. 

The documentary is titled, Gay Home Movie, and you can check that out, here. It's the main web site for the documentary and it's worth the click just to see the samples. 

How to be a Good Gay Bottom

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

The Rescuer