Here's more about the life and times of Joe Exotic, otherwise known as The Tiger King. Joe's ex, John Finlay, is now speaking up about his relationship with Joe in an interview.
It wasn't an easy interview either.
“Probably the hardest interview we’ve ever had to do … he wasn’t really understanding questions and not really wanting to answer questions that much.”
Here's more. Finlay refers to himself as straight. You can actually listen to the interview at this link.
Children's Author Jacqueline Wilson Comes Out As Gay At 74
Well, here's another coming out story that might leave you a little bit stunned. Or maybe not. She claims she's never actually been in the closet either. In this case it's interesting because it's a well known author of children's books. And her next book should be even more interesting.
Wilson told The Guardian she wanted to write “a truthful, honest book about a girl falling in love with another girl."
Here's the link for more. It's different. She doesn't seem to think young girls want role models like her but I tend to disagree. I think they not only want them, they need them.
"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.