Thursday, December 31, 2020

Older Court Case Shows How California Man Was Persecuted For Being Gay, Ryan Field Books

Older Court Case Shows How California Man Was Persecuted For Being Gay

Here's something that really should become an official part of gay history. In 1964, when no man would ever mention anything about having sex with another man, and before the word "gay" was even associated with same-sex partners, it was not easy to meet other people. A California school teacher named Donald Odorizzi decided to phone people at random in hopes of finding someone he could relate to. And it turned out to be the worst decision of his life. 

You have to remember this is long before hook up apps and online dating. Gay people did not know where to find other gay people. So, Odorizzi finally found someone through these random telephone calls who was willing to meet him for a hook up. 

The man was a member of the Downey, Calif., police department’s vice squad, and Odorizzi was charged with “oral copulation.” He was grilled about his sex life by three police officers for three hours, and the police reported the arrest to the school where he worked.


Here's more. The case was discovered by a law student, and this article goes into much more detail. It's a fascinating read. 


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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bridgerton Series On Netflix Accused of "Queerbaiting", Ryan Field Books

 Bridgerton Series On Netflix Accused of  "Queerbaiting"

Tony and I just finished watching the Netflix series, Bridgerton, and we both enjoyed it. It started out to be a little slow, but when it finally picked up we started to enjoy it. To be totally honest, this queerbaiting thing did not occur to us until I read it just now. However, I didn't see the trailer so maybe that's why I didn't think about it. The trailer seems to be sparking controversy. 

Netflix’s Bridgerton has been accused of “queerbaiting” after prominently teasing gay sex scenes in its trailer but largely avoiding queer storytelling in the show itself.

Here's more. I can say this for certain, though. After writing and publishing over 150 gay romances I kept seeing places in the series where a gay story would have worked out very well. But I'm not shocked at all they didn't do this. It's usually how it goes with these straight things. 



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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Nurse Has Gay Sex With COVID Patient In Hospital Toilets With PPE In Plain View, Ryan Field Books

Nurse Has Gay Sex With COVID Patient In Hospital Toilets With PPE In Plain View

In a hospital in Indonesia, a COVID patient posted about having gay sex with a nurse, on his Twitter. Oh yes. According to this article, he allegedly Tweeted this out to the world. The patient actually posted a screenshot of a Whatsapp conversation. 

This was accompanied by a photo of the nurse’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) strewn across the floor of the hospital bathroom.

The hospital, which is an emergency facility set up for treating coronavirus patients, is run by the Regional Military Command.

Here's more. The nurse and the patient have been identified and both have been arrested. No one is sure what the charges were, though. This is one of those backward half-assed countries where there are no discrimination protections for gay people, and being gay is often looked upon as a crime. 

The article doesn't mention whether or not they were wearing masks at the time of the alleged gay sex incident. 


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What readers said about "Altered Parts"
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Monday, December 28, 2020

An Older Gay Veteran Who Served In Closeted Silence, Ryan Field Books

 An Older Gay Veteran Who Served In Closeted Silence

Over the years Tony and I have known quite a few older gay men who served in the military. I personally dated 2 Marines before I met Tony. The one thing all these gay men in the military shared was that they were all in the closet and all served in silence. It's not just men. There were women, too. 

Decades before openly gay Americans were legally allowed to serve in the military, Joseph Patton, a gay man, served in silence.

Here's more. The article mentions what it was like to be gay and in the military in the 1950s, and how this man's father told him that being in the military would "make a man out of him." The same old hetero bullshit we've been hearing since time began. 


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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Whitewashing AIDS History, Dr. Fauci, and Bactrim, Ryan Field Books

Whitewashing AIDS History, Dr. Fauci, and Bactrim

I clearly know that you can't fix stupid. But I'm posting about this once again just in case a little of it sinks in with some people. I also see idiots screaming, "it's science," all day long when they know nothing about science OR history. And if you didn't know this, you might find it more than interesting. 

There are many, indeed, who did NOT think Dr. Fauci did wonderful things back then. 

Had Fauci listened to people with AIDS and the clinicians treating them, and responded accordingly, he would have saved thousands of lives. In the two years between 1987, when Callen met with Fauci and 1989, when the guidelines were ultimately issued, nearly 17,000 people with AIDS suffocated from PCP. Most of these people might have lived had Fauci responded appropriately.

Here's more. But most of all, this makes me wonder if history is once again repeating itself with Dr. Fauci. And, why are we still listening to him when there are still so many other excellent doctors out there? 



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Saturday, December 26, 2020

When They Tell You Being Gay Is Just a Phase, Ryan Field Books

When They Tell You Being Gay Is Just a Phase

I'm thankful and proud to admit that I don't think I know anyone who thinks being gay is just a phase.  I'm pretty sure that everyone in my life knows and understands that people are born gay. It's not something that just happens all of a sudden. 

With that said, there are still people around who need to be reminded. 

A gay couple who have been together for more than two decades offered up a striking rebuttal to the homophobic refrain that being gay is a phase.

Here's more.  It's a good article, and interesting from a nostalgia POV. The only thing I would like to mention is that Obama did not legalize same sex marriage. Same-sex marriage became legal state by state, and then SCOTUS finally legalized it on a federal level. Let's not change the way history went down. 


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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."

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Anti-Gay Groups Are Making Money On Amazon's Charity Platform; Ryan Field Books

 Anti-Gay Groups Are Making Money On Amazon's Charity Platform

I didn't even know that Amazon had anything like this going on, so I'm not going into any great detail here. The article is pretty informative. 

 

Amazon’s charity platform is allowing dozens of anti-LGBTQ organizations to receive donations, according to a report published Tuesday by U.K.-based political activist group openDemocracy.


Here's more. There are some really interesting facts in here that I've mentioned in earlier posts. And they go global in some cases. These anti-gay groups in the US also support anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda, where same-sex relations could get gay people up to life in prison.



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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."

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