Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sir Ian McKellen Wants Gay People to Support Trans People, Ryan Field Books

Sir Ian McKellen Wants Gay People to Support Trans People

You would think just based on common sense that all gay men support all trans people, however, that's not always the case. I see transphobic comments all the time on Twitter from gay men...usually older gay men. The know-it-alls. And it really irritates the hell out of me. I can't help but wonder how a gay man can possibly know so little about trans people. Ever since the first time I entered a gay bar when I was in college I have known trans people, and it never even occurred to me to NOT support them. So I totally agree with Ian McKellen on this one. 

It's a talk with Olly Alexander that was done through TikTok. 

In the chat, the 81-year-old compared the hardships faced by many in the trans community to what the gay community lived through when he was younger.

Here's more.  It's really still a matter of learning more. 








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Friday, February 26, 2021

Landmark Challenge Against Muslim Gay Sex Ban, Ryan Field Books

Landmark Challenge Against Muslim Gay Sex Ban

Here's another global piece about the Muslim religion, backward countries, and gay sex bans. 

A Malaysian man on Thursday won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex "against the order of nature," raising hopes for greater acceptance of gay rights in the mostly Muslim country.

Here's more. It's interesting to note that same-sex acts are illegal in Malaysia. That's right. Basically,  two men showing their love for one another in this awful place is illegal.  They state that it's rarely enforced. But does that really matter? Gay sex is still treated as a crime and that's all I need to know.


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Oranj Palm Vacation Rentals Wants Me To Not Get My COVID Vaccine, Ryan Field Books

Oranj Palm Vacation Rentals Wants me To Not Get MY COVID Vaccine

This is just a small post about a personal experience Tony and I just had with a vacation rental company in Palm Springs, CA called Oranj Palm. You can check them out here.  But just beware! 

I'll keep it short and sweet, and this is exactly how it went down. Tony and I rented a place in Palm Springs for the month of March through this company called Oranj Palm, and we did this back in November. At the time, we could not have predicted anything with regard to COVID vaccines. 

Last week we were called to get our vaccines. The problem for us with regard to Oranj Palm and our rental is that we can't go to Palm Springs in the month of March because of our second shots. So all we did was ask Oranj Palm rentals for an extension so we could get our COVID shots. We didn't want a refund. This was not about getting our money back. We were simply asking to switch the March rental to April or even May. We are NOT trying to get out of paying them. 

Sadly, Oranj Palm is refusing to even listen to us. They basically gave us a choice. They said they will NOT give us another month and we can still come in March and miss our COVID shots. And one person at Oranj Palm actually suggested we just get our COVID shots in Palm Springs. Now, anyone with even the slightest bit of knowledge about what's going on with vaccines will understand that makes no sense. I still can't believe he said it.  You can't just drive into another state and ask for a COVID shot. It doesn't work that way. 

The place we were supposed to rent isn't even booked for the rest of the year. It is totally empty. You can check this out on their website. 

So of course our vaccines are more important to us than anything right now, and we will, sadly, be losing a lot of money because Oranj Palm wouldn't even listen to our request. We chose to do the right thing and get our shots. Not so much Oranj Palm Vacation Rentals. They gave us a choice and we chose the vaccines over fun and pleasure. 





Thursday, February 25, 2021

Cities With Highest Rate of Gay Households, Ryan Field Books

Cities With Highest Rate of Gay Households

I try to always keep posts upbeat and positive, and I think this is encouraging. In the past, there were so many closeted gay couples living everywhere, so quietly and discreetly, we didn't even have a way of gathering valid information like this. But times have clearly changed. 

This is really interesting to me because Tony and I know so many gay couples who've moved to Florida from places like New Hope. Basically, New Hope is so gentrified now there aren't that many of us left. At one time, New Hope had four gay bars and now we're down to nothing. The most recent gay bar that closed...The Raven...is now a parking lot for a totally mainstream upscale straight venue called the River House. It's all very nice, but it still gentrification. So we move away to other places. 

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Once known for singer Anita Bryant's anti-gay rights campaign and a ban on gay and lesbian adoptions, Florida is now home to two metro areas with among the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian coupled households in the U.S., according to a new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Here's more. They even mention Baltimore. 


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

RIP Richard Barclay, Entertainer and Eileen Fulton's Manager, Ryan Field Books

RIP Richard Barclay, Entertainer and Eileen Fulton's Manager

When I owned my gallery in downtown New Hope, PA back in the 1990s, I met a lot of interesting people from all over the world. My gallery was located next door to a bed and breakfast called The Hacienda and all of the cabaret singers who came to town on the weekends would stay there. I met so many performers, from Lainie Kazan to Kay Ballard, to Eileen Fulton, that it's sometimes hard to remember them all. They would all perform their acts at a well-known cabaret venue in town called Odette's. Odette's was a venue started many years ago by the 1940s film star Odette Myrtle. It's the same place where Jacqueline Onassis used to go and where TV news star Jessica Savitch died in the Delaware Canal. In short, it's rich with pop culture history. 

However, it's not always the most famous people we remember. Sometimes it's the people who are associated with the famous people we recall the most. In this case, it was a wonderful man named Richard Barclay. He was Eileen Fulton's manager and he would always come to New Hope with her whenever she performed her cabaret act. They were both wonderful people, but I really loved Richard. I could sit and listen to him talk for hours...which I did more than once. He was a sweet wonderful man. I think he might have been gay. I just not certain. You have to remember this was the 1990s and men of certain ages were still not comfortable being openly gay. It was simply understood and implied. 

Unfortunately, I lost touch with Richard about 10 years ago. But I recently came across a notice stating that he'd passed away in 2017. 

It is with great sadness that we announce that singer/actor/dance/director/producer Richard Barclay passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dick was not only a very fine director, but he was also a kind, compassionate, and generous mentor.

Here's more. Everything in this article about Dick is true. He truly was just a wonderful human being. There are photos of him at the link, and another link to more about him. He was one of those people who would break into song at any moment without notice, and it could happen anywhere. 

RIP


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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

First major league openly gay rugby player, Ryan Field Books

First openly gay major league rugby player 

Here’s another coming out story that’s been making news. These stories are still significant because they show how many gay people are still in the closet. They are also still inspiring for all of us.

He’s a Massachusetts native and he came out on Instagram.

“Being able to connect my passion for rugby with my passion for being outspoken about LGBTQ rights and equality ... I think that being able to marry those things together is an incredible opportunity, and it's something that I'm really grateful for," Ibanez said.
Here’s the rest  Once again, many gay people are still in the closet. Don’t assume anything about us. 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Hot Gay Kiss in Cadbury Cream Egg Ad Sparks Outrage, Ryan Field Books

Hot Gay Kiss in Cadbury Cream Egg Ad Sparks Outrage

In publishing book categories when selling books, up until fairly recently, anything with gay content was considered "adult material." It didn't have to be sexual either. It just had to be gay content of any kind. It could have been a story about two gay men falling in love and living happily ever after...no sex at all...and that would have been considered adult content not suitable for children. And still, even today, in many cases that backward idiotic mindset is still around. Even with regard to plain old-fashioned kissing. It used to be that these people were just not very sophisticated, but now I think they're just dumb. 

This is what recently happened with a Cadbury Egg advertisement. 

The petition labels the egg-sharing scene as a “highly-charged sexually provocative act”, and accuses Cadbury of “selling sex to children”.

Here's More. I think the interesting point to be made here is whether or not anyone would complain if the couple in the ad had been straight. I highly doubt anyone would have even noticed straights kissing. And why should we? We are so conditioned to this straight white world kissing is commonplace. 

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