It really bothers me that this story is not trending anywhere this week. It should be trending everywhere, because this sort of thing is still happening to us. Maybe we should all be out there looting and rioting. No one has been more oppressed and shamed by everyone than LGBTQ people. And we are still getting it, violently.
Three gay men in the UK who were close friends were stabbed to death on Saturday evening.
The Thames Valley Police, which oversees Reading, arrested Khairi Saadallah for the crime. The 25-year-old, initially charged with murder, was rearrested under the U.K.'s Terrorism Act 2000.
Of course they go into a lot more detail, which you can read here.
Sounds as if they were all nice guys. RIP
90 Year Old Man Comes Out As Gay During Pandemic
You know how I'm always saying that we don't know how many gay men there are out there because many are still in the closet, well here's a perfect example of this. A 90 year old man who spent his entire life in the closet just came out as gay. This really is something so many straights do not understand. They all think the world is this wonderful happy place for gay people nowadays.
Felts recently wrote a message on Facebook to friends and family.
"The message was: I am out, I am gay, I am free," Felts said of the post.
The story goes deeper with a lot more emotion, and a long lost lover.
You have to read it. It's very bittersweet. This week I parted ways with a small publisher because her 20-something year old demisexual editor tried to censor me as a gay man. You can question a lot of things I do. But you don't question my life or what I know about my own culture. You won't win. When I read stories about people like this 90 year old, I know I did the right thing by parting ways.
"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.