Sunday, October 17, 2021

Bond's LGBTQ Reveal Repeats Disney's Gay Issues, Ryan Field Books,

Bond's LGBTQ Reveal Repeats Disney's Gay Issues

Once again they add an LGBTQ character only to fall short of giving that character substance in importance. In their attempt to represent all sexual orientations, they never seem to get it right. It's always something superficial and backward. 

As result, Disney has been accused of "queerbaiting" by audiences who feel that the LGBTQ characters aren't really for inclusion, but simply for a headline and attract the "pink dollar."

You can read the rest here. The gay character is revealed to be gay just once, and then it's never mentioned again. 

  



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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Dutch Royals Can Marry Same Sex Partners

 Dutch Royals Can Marry Same Sex Partners 

Here’s something interesting. It’s usually so rigid with royals that they are forced to remain in the closet all their lives...which is why we know so little about gay royalty. It’s just never been discussed...until now. 

 "The government believes that the heir can also marry a person of the same sex," Rutte wrote in a letter...

Here’s a link.  I hope the UK is paying attention. With all the royals in the UK I am shocked there are no openly gay royals. 


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What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

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"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

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Daniel Craig Just Loves Gay Bars, Ryan Field Gay Fiction

 Daniel Craig Loves Gay Bars 

I’m not even sure who Daniel Craig is, but I guess I understand why Craig loves gay bars. A lot of gay men love straight men. It seems we often like what’s different from what we know. 

"I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember," the 53-year-old No Time to Die star told Bozzi during their interview.

Here’s more. https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.yahoo.com/amphtml/daniel-craig-loves-gay-bars-150717810.html

Over the years I saw many straight people going to gay bars in New Hope. Everyone was always welcome 🙏 


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What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

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"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Meaning of Having Privilege, Ryan Field Books

 The Meaning of Having Privilege

I see people mistake the concept of privilege all the time. When I saw this article I decided to share it just so I have a reference to check out from time to time. It's very simple, concise, and it gets right to the heart of the topic. And it has nothing to do with what kind of job you have, how much money you have, or what kind of car you drive. It has nothing to do with your background. 

Here's one about straight privilege. Yes, you were born with a certain kind of privilege just because you are heterosexual. 

Straight privilege described the advantages favorably granted to someone because of their heterosexual orientation.

Here's more.  I know there are some of you who will never understand this...or you will never admit to it. But I believe the vast majority are finally starting to understand it. 





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A Different Kind of Southern Love Story




What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

Amazon

"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


Character Actor Richard Deacon was Gay and in the Closet, Ryan Field Gay Fiction

Character Actor Richard Deacon was Gay and in the Closet

I think Richard Deacon is best known for his role in The Dick Van Dyke Show in the early 1960s. He played many other parts during his lifetime, including Fred Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver, but when I think of Deacon I think of Mel from Dick Van Dyke's show. 

With that said, he wasn't someone you'd wonder about. He looked straight, he played straight parts, and I was surprised to learn that he was gay. I don't think anyone would have guessed it. 

Deacon never married. According to academic writers David L. Smith and Sean Griffin, Deacon was gay, and was among "a number of actors and actresses who were closeted homosexuals" working in Hollywood and often employed in Disney films.

Here's more. It was all kept very quiet back in those days, for gay men and women. And it couldn't have been easy. 



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The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


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A Different Kind of Southern Love Story




What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

Amazon

"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


Monday, October 11, 2021

National Coming Out Day Doesn't Mean It's Easy to Come Out, Ryan Field Books

 National Coming Out Day Doesn't Mean It's Easy to Come Out

I wish the straight people would realize and understand this. I know they're only being supportive when they expect all gay people to come out, but does that make being clueless okay? I don't think so. 

The fact is that National Coming Out Day is wonderful for gay people who have already come out. It is a day of celebration for people who are already out. And in some ways, I hope it's an encouraging message to those who are not out yet. As hard as it is to come out, I have never yet met anyone who regretted it. 

However, the truth is that not every gay person out there is ready or able to come out. And in some cases, they never will be ready. They should never be pressured and it should NEVER be taken lightly. Coming out for any gay person is still a huge deal. 

Here's a wonderful piece written by someone who came out later in life. If you're straight, even if you say you support gay people, read it and pay attention to it. There are millions of us like this and it has nothing to do with Brokeback Mountain or Will and his Grace. This is the reality for so many. 

You might think that being queer is so widely accepted these days that there is no need for a day like today, National Coming Out Day. But let me tell you, I came out of the closet recently at age 48 after a lifetime of angst.

Here's more. It's a good, smart read. But always remember that coming out is different for everyone. No two experiences can be compared. And no one should ever be pressured into coming out before they are ready. 




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The Straight Pride Parade
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What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

Amazon

"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Fight to Remove "Homosexuality's" Label As a "Mental Disorder," Ryan Field Gay Fiction

The Fight to Remove "Homosexuality's" Label As a "Mental Disorder"

I put the word "homosexuality" in quotes because I don't like it. I dislike everything there is about the word because it makes gay people sound as though they are defined by their sexuality. And that's not so. We have very distinct cultures, both gay men and women, and sexuality is not the only thing that defines us. 

With that said, it's a little ironic that they use the word so freely when discussing the label, "mental disorder." For many years that's how we were defined...as having a mental disorder. And now there's a documentary out that discusses how activists fought for years to have that stigma of mental disorder removed. 

The activists’ purpose was clear: They planned to confront the more than 10,000 psychiatrists present about the APA’s designation of homosexuality as a mental illness. 

Here's the rest. It sounds interesting and I'll watch it. But I think it also shows how far we still have to go. It's always been small steps for us.   


The Wizard of Pride




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story




What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

Amazon

"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Tom Daley Calls For Olympic Ban on Hateful Homophobic Countries, Ryan Field Books

Tom Daley Calls For Olympic Ban on Hateful Homophobic Countries

I'm glad Daley is using his platform to do this. More openly gay people with platforms should be calling for things like this. They should be letting the world know what it's like for gay people in other countries, especially in countries in Africa. I follow a not-so-well-known celebrity who was recently bragging about her trip to one of the most homophobic countries in Africa. Of course, she's straight and doesn't have a clue. But she also calls herself a "gay supporter," which makes her cluelessness even worse. 

But I digress. Tom Daley says he's going to really focus on the worst homophobic countries over the next few years.  

“So I want to make it my mission over the next, well, hopefully before the Paris Olympics in 2024, to make it so that the countries [where it's] punishable by death for LGBT people are not allowed to compete at the Olympic Games.”

Here's more. I will continue posting about this. It's become a global issue for all LGBTQ people. 




The Wizard of Pride




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


 Don't Be Afraid of Virginia's Woolf

Image


Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story




What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

Amazon

"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Friday, October 8, 2021

Gay Woman In Spanish Hospital Is Diagnosed with "Homosexuality", Ryan Field Gay Author

Gay Woman In Spanish Hospital Is Diagnosed with "Homosexuality"  


It's hard to believe this sort of thing is still happening, but here's proof that some things still need to change. 

It's about a young gay woman in Spain who went to a gynecologist and they asked her about her sexuality. She figured it was okay to say she was gay, at least until she found out they actually diagnosed her as "homosexual." 

On Monday the woman went to an appointment at the Reina Sofía hospital in the city of Murcia. After being examined she was given a piece of paper that included the line: “Current illness: homosexual.”

Here's the link.  The woman's mom is supporting her and they filed a complaint. Apparently, the hospital will be apologizing to the woman. 

It's still a shabby thing for any medical professional to do. And frankly, it's why both my doctors here in Palm Springs are gay. 





The Wizard of Pride




The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade


 Don't Be Afraid of Virginia's Woolf

Image


Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story




What readers are saying about "Uncertainty"

Amazon

"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."

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."
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]