This is an interview with a gay designer named Andrea Cammarosano. One of the things they talk about is when people first started to notice COVID 19 in Italy.
The Covid-19 virus arrived in Milan on a Friday night. I was out with friends when we heard that Codogno, a village a stone’s throw away, had been cordoned off because of a case. It was late February. Despite the news, we went out, danced and sweat and drank Coronas and laughed it all off. We didn’t feel the threat was concrete.
You can read the entire interview, here. It's not a bad interview, but it is an excellent example of self-indulgence. And unfortunately it's the kind of self-indulgence no one really cares about.
The Unconstitutional Gay Sex Ban In Singapore
There's been an ongoing legal battle in Singapore with regard to gay sex and trying to end the criminalization of gay sex. In March the high court refused to strike down an antiquated law that makes gay sex illegal.
Three gay men had taken the case to court. And now lawyers have announced that all three men involved in that case will appeal.
Here's the link to read more. This law that makes gay sex illegal was introduced by the British and dates back to colonial era. In short, they're fighting to make this law unconstitutional. It's a good article to read because there's some background and history.
"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."
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.