Monday, May 31, 2021

Ryan O'Connell on Gay Men Bottoming in "Special," Kid Attacked At School Because He's Gay, Ryan Field Books

 Ryan O'Connell on Gay Men Bottoming in "Special" 

We just finished watching the second season of Ryan O'Connell's, "Special,"  and I loved it. Unfortunately, it's also the last season. You can watch both seasons on Netflix and I highly recommend it. I'm sorry there won't be a third. But that's what happens to authentic gay content. They will give an Oscar to creepy films with inauthentic gay content that were written and performed by straights like Armie Hammer, but they won't give the real deal the 3rd season. That's how it's always worked. Straight privilege rules. 

In any event, Ryan O'Connell tackles the gay sex issue this season, but quietly. There's nothing too aggressive about it. He just lets you know it's okay to feel certain things and it's okay to experience certain fears and worries with regard to gay sex. He also mentions that two gay bottoms don't always make a great couple. You NEVER hear that when straights write the gay content. Because they don't know. I think the main point, which is something I have been trying to do with my books for many years, is that there are no set rules to gay sex...just like hetero sex. And that things like bottoming and rimming are all okay. 

 “I want to take the mystery and shame out of gay sex by depicting it as I’ve experienced it: erotic, humiliating, empowering, funny and intense, all within the same thrust.”

Here's more. I think he did a great job this season in accomplishing this. 

Kid Attacked At School Because He's Gay

I guess this is still happening, sadly. The aunt of a teenager who was attacked for being gay is speaking out about it. 

Showers posted a video of the attack to her Facebook page saying that Chad was attacked because he’s gay.

Here's the link. The aunt posted a video of this on Facebook. What's really sad is that the kid allegedly told the principal and a teacher ahead of time that he was being threatened and no one did a thing about it. 


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Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about "Altered Parts"
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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Russia Warns Disney About Releasing a Gay Film Called "Out", Ryan Field Books

 Russia Warns Disney About Releasing Gay Film Called "Out"

This sounds to me like it's all about that propaganda law in Russia from 2013 that bans anything LGBTQ-related that's positive. It's really a terrible law and I feel so bad for anyone who lives in Russia. 

MOSCOW — Walt Disney Co was warned by Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor against distributing content it said was harmful to the country's children with its release of a short film, "Out," which features a gay main character.

Here's more. The propaganda law has been slammed all over the world by human rights groups as damaging and harmful to LGBTQ people


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Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about "Altered Parts"
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Graham Rogers In "The Kominsky Method" Season 3, NYC Pride Backlash After No Cops Allowed Decision, Ryan Field Books

Graham Rogers In "The Kominsky Method" Season 3

There's a Netflix original series called, "The Kominsky Method," starring Michael Douglas and a list of other excellent actors that is in its 3rd season. But there's also a younger actor named Graham Rogers playing a minor part who happens to be excellent. He does a lot of other shows. I can't remember the names of all of them, but one is the series, "Atypical." 

In any event, "The Kominsky Method" is only back for one more season, which is the 3rd season. And so far it's started off even better than before. 

Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older.

Here's more. I think most people will love this. It's smart.

Here's more about Graham Rogers. You can follow him on Insta, too. He will make you laugh.  

NYC Pride Backlash After No Cops Allowed Decision

I've been posting about the decision to not allow the police to attend NYC Pride this year and this is a follow-up. There are also cities across the US that have tried to enforce this same decision. 

There has been a backlash.

“I understand that there’s community sensitivities towards law enforcement, and justified,” Mr. Downey said. “We’re working to change the system from within, which we have for 40 years. I don’t know how this got here in the flick of a light switch.”

Here's more. So far it sounds as though the police are still banned and I have this feeling the backlash is going to continue. 


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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, May 28, 2021

91 Year Old Gay Rights Pioneer Kay Lahusen Dies, Ryan Field Books

 91-Year-Old Gay Rights Pioneer Kay Lahusen Dies

This is definitely a story you'll want to read. I didn't know much about Kay Lahusen until I read it. And she was from an area near Philadelphia that I know very well. I really wish I had known more about her. This is definitely part of gay history. 

Kay Lahusen, a pioneering gay rights activist who chronicled the movement’s earliest days through her photography and writing, has died. She was 91.

Here's the rest.  There's a nice photo and a lot more information. 

RIP A life well-lived. 



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Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about "Altered Parts"
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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Sued Over Refusing Interviews with White Journalists, Ryan Field Books

 Chicago Mayor Sued Over Refusing Interviews with White Journalists

I have to admit that whenever I hear a straight journalist interview someone who's gay, I often cringe a little. Most straight people simply do not understand the first thing about being gay and they never will. With that said, we as gay people have learned to live with it, and simply deal with it, and move on. I think anyone who's part of a marginalized group learns fast how to live with certain things. 

But Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago is taking this all to another level and now she's being sued for it. She will only be, "exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color." There's a link to her full statement, here.  

Not everyone is pleased, though. 

It's NOT sitting well with Catenacci ... who claims Lightfoot's policy is blatantly discriminatory and a violation of his rights -- specifically, Equal Protection under the law. He also thinks it's a violation of the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of the press.

You can read it all in full, here. I think it will be interesting to see where this goes. 


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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."

Altered Parts


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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

New Release: The Wizard of Pride by Ryan Field, Books by Ryan Field

 New Release: The Wizard of Pride

I have a new book coming out with Riverdale Ave Books that's titled, The Wizard of Pride. The book was written well over a year ago...maybe two. I lost track. The publisher got really busy with a few personal issues, I got really busy with moving issues, and we all kept putting the book on the proverbial back burner temporarily. But we didn't forget about it. And it's coming out soon, just in time for Pride month. 

It's really a total parody of The Wizard of Oz. A gay parody with all gay characters. I don't have any link to the book yet, but here's the cover copy. I set the story in 1939 so I remained true to the time period. I think I covered everything with this cover copy, too. 

In the year 1939, discretion is a way of life for young men like Darius Krasner. However, when he gets caught making love to one of the young farmhands by the wicked Agnes McCain, and she threatens to expose him and take his dog, he’s forced to run away from the only family and home he’s ever known.

In his rush to leave, Darius stumbles across one of the most wonderful, handsome young men he’s ever met. Unfortunately, there isn’t much time to get to know him because there’s a storm approaching and Darius decides to run back home to make sure his family is safe.

By the time Darius reaches the farm, there’s a twister in the distance and he escapes to the house for shelter. On his way, a piece of flying debris hits him on the head and knocks him out. When he finally regains consciousness, he’s in the most unusual place called The Land of Pride. And according to The Good Fairy, Miss Glitz, his only way back home involves a pair of magical pink stilettos, a silvery gilded road, a place called The Rainbow City, and a man they call the Wonderful Wizard of Pride.

It’s an LGBTQ fairytale filled with references to gay culture and LGBTQ Pride that’s long before Darius’s time, but he’s well aware there’s no shame or hate in The Land of Pride. In his quest to find The Wizard of Pride, he meets other people like himself, and one in particular who teaches him that he can fall in love and live happily ever after with a man, which is something he never thought possible. 

I'll post more when I get the links. 

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Ryan O'Connell is Back with Season 2 of "Special" and You'll Love It, Ryan Field Books

Ryan O'Connell is Back with Season 2 of "Special" and You'll Love It

We're so used to getting inauthentic gay content on TV, in books, and in films, that we are often stunned when we actually get real authentic gay content. I know that's how I feel every time I watch Ryan O'Connell's "Special" on Netflix. As far as I can tell, there are no straight people pretending to be gay, there are no straight storylines pretending to be gay, and they even make a few interesting social commentaries to which all gay people can relate. I loved Season 1 of this show and I'm just starting to get into Season 2. There's something about Ryan O'Connell that really makes me wish more gay content could be like his. 

O’Connell and his series changed the TV landscape on a few fronts when it dropped in April 2019. Special was created and written by O’Connell, and he stars in it as a character with some similarities to himself. He and his character Ryan both are gay, have cerebral palsy, and were hit by cars. 

Unfortunately, this is the last season. You have to get enough straights to watch something in order to get the ratings. But at least we have two great seasons. It's better than nothing at all. 

Here's more. It's a good piece. 

 

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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."

Altered Parts


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