Candace Cameron Bure Addresses Her Comments About Gay Movies, Ryan Field Books

Candace Cameron Bure Addresses Her Comments About Gay Movies

Candace Cameron Bure made a few comments about not doing gay movies and now she’s getting a ton of backlash. And from what I hear, it’s coming from all over, including from people associated with the GAC network. Even the CEO of GAC, Bill Abbott, diplomatically responded to Bure’s comments by stating that there is not set plan right now for anything on GAC. 

And now Bure put out a long diatribe addressing her comments. It’s very religious, but I respect that. I know more than a few religious LGBTQ people who belong to various churches. 

This is how Bure responded to films with same-sex storylines.

“We haven’t specifically had those discussions. That isn’t completely up to me, because there is a board that are behind all of those decisions, but of course it will be talked about. And you know, we’ll see. We’ll see how it goes.”

Here’s more. I think she handled this well and I think she saved herself. I know some of you will disagree with me, but I look at it from a unique POV. I’m so sick and tired of our Hollywood so-called allies hiring straight people to write and act gay content I could scream. At least I know where Bure stands and she’s not trying to appropriate my culture like the people who did The Policeman or Call Me by Your Name.

And I like knowing where I stand with people. 


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Mass Shooting At Colorado Springs LGBTQ Night Club, Ryan Field Books

 Mass Shooting At Colorado Springs LGBTQ Night Club

Last night there was another mass shooting that happened in a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub. A 22 year old walked into the nightclub and just started shooting. Apparently, other people in the bar stopped him. 

The suspect’s name is Anderson Lee Aldrich and the police found a long rifle and two other firearms at the scene. Thankfully, two braves souls who were in the club stopped the suspect from causing further harm to innocent people. 

So far, the police have not mentioned a motive. They usually don’t mention a motive this soon. But at least 5 people were shot dead and many others injured. The nightclub where it all went down made a statement. 

Club Q said it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and thanked “the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.”

Here’s the rest. This is something I didn’t know. The governor of Colorado is an openly gay man named Jared Polis. He also issued a statement giving thanks and praise to the brave people who stopped the gunman. 

A very sad day for Colorado Springs. I never paid much attention to gun control, but I’m starting to think we definitely need more restrictions. 


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Tom Hanks Says He Won't Play Gayface Ever Again, Ryan Field Books

 Tom Hanks Says He Won’t Play Gayface Ever Again

As the world continues to change, so is everything LGBTQ related. In this case I’m talking about actors who once played gayface. Before 2000, any straight actor who took on a gay character in a movie, TV show, or even a play was considered brave because no on else wanted to do it. In the film, Philadelphia, which I saw when it was first released, Tom Hanks did a brilliant job playing a gay character. The entire film depicts an era. However, Hanks recently stated that he wouldn’t ever do that again…and rightly so.

I remember being annoyed when Brokeback Mountain came out. First, the book was written by a straight woman who had no business writing gay content. We didn’t know enough about cultural appropriation back then. Second, the actors in playing gay parts were all straight. And many of us were pissed. I was working for a blog back then called BestGayBlogs.com and I remember the heated discussions. The more passive gay men, who just want everything to be nice, didn’t seem to mind all the cultural appropriation associated with Brokeback Mountain. But others, like me, were livid.

Of course no one listened to us, and they still aren’t listening today. Straights love nothing more than watching or reading gay content that was created by other straights. And, oddly enough, there are a certain amount of self-loathing gay men who will say, “it’s just acting. It’s acting.” And that’s sad because these poor souls obviously don’t think enough of them selves to thing they are better than or equal to straights. Not to mention the fact that just because someone can do something doesn’t mean they should be doing it. 

Well, bless him, Tom Hanks recently came out saying he would never play a gay role again. Here is a quote in his own words:

“Let’s address ‘Could a straight man do what I did in Philadelphia now?’” said Hanks. “No, and rightly so. The whole point of Philadelphia was don’t be afraid. One of the reasons people weren’t afraid of that movie is that I was playing a gay man. We’re beyond that now, and I don’t think people would accept the inauthenticity of a straight guy playing a gay guy.”

Here’s more. Well, I agree that we’re moving forward. However, The Policeman, is a recent movie with gay content written by a straight woman, and acted by straight Harry Styles. Although Styles claims he doesn’t like labels, until he comes out as gay he’s NOT gay. Then there was Call Me by Your Name, and I can name several others. All gay content but controlled by straights.

So we still have a long way to go until people finally understand that we are a marginalized group just like all others, and you can’t appropriate us or exploit is anymore for monetary gain. Within our own community we have a long way to go. Gay marriage is not the only issue we’re still fighting. 


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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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Don't Be Gay At the World Cup This Year in Homophobic Qatar, Ryan Field Books

 Don’t Be Gay At the World Cup This Year in Homophobic Qatar

This year the World Cup is happening in the homophobic country of Qatar and there has been a great deal of backlash about that. I’ll never understand why any organization would support any homophobic country around the world. There are a lot of LGBT fans to consider. These places, especially in the Middle East and Africa, criminalize gay men. 

I’m linking to a story right now where someone who is gay talks about what it’s like to be gay in the Middle East. He talks about living his whole life in fear, lying, and pretending to be someone he wasn’t. He mentions that so many don’t know anything about LGBT because the government controls the information they get. 

The Internet has helped younger people, but they can still go to jail or even face death for anything gay related. 

He finally decided to move to the UK where he could live an authentic life, but he says making that decision wasn’t easy. He had to leave his family and friends and everything he’d know his entire life. 

Here’s the link. It’s highly insightful piece and I’m sure there are millions more like him. But one thing is clear: don’t be gay at the world cup this year in homophobic Qatar. 

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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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She Tried to Stop Her Son From Being Gay and Wishes She Hadn't, Ryan Field Books

 She Tried to Stop Her Son From Being Gay and Wishes She Hadn’t

This is a painfully sad story about a mother and a family with a son who came out as gay to them. And even though they were almost supportive, they made all the wrong moves. When you are straight you will never know what it is to be gay. You can’t go by TV shows you’ve seen or by books you’ve read. Being gay is something you have to know from first hand experience. 

This is really an interview with the mother. She talks about how she reacted to her son coming out to her as gay, and even mentions she has a gay brother whom she loves and supports. But she also starts to get into the whole religion and Christian thing and that’s where she lost me. 

With that said, she practically forced the kid into not being gay by following Jesus. They actually believed that God would make the kid straight. And as we all know, that never happens. They actually gave the poor kid a choice. They said he had to choose between God and being Gay. 

The kid eventually turned his back on religion and turned to drugs. I’m not going to give out anymore information because it’s a very interesting piece. 

You can check it out here. And if you are a parent with a kid who just came out as gay, this might help you learn what NOT to do. 


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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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Gay Marriage finds Bipartisan Alliance in Senate, Ryan Field Books

Gay Marriage finds Bipartisan Alliance in Senate

Ever since SCOTUS overturned Roe vs Wade, the senate has been working to codify same sex marriage in case SCOTUS decides to overturn same sex marriage on us. 

And this week the senate is set to approve a bipartisan same sex marriage legislation that’s being referred to as the Respect for Marriage Act.

Supposedly, this would protect same sex marriage just in case a judge like Clarence Thomas decided to overturn the 2015 landmark ruling of Obergefell vs Hodges that recognized same sex marriage on a federal level.

You can read more, here. It goes on to discuss Clarence Thomas in-depth, and also discusses just how important this bill is to gay couples. If SCOTUS ever reversed their ruling on same-sex marriage it would devastate and ruin the lives of millions of people. 


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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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Candace Cameron Bure Will Focus on Traditional Marriage, Ryan Field Books

Candace Cameron Bure Will Focus on Traditional Marriage

Lately there’s been an attack  on LGBTQIA people. Some states have put gay propaganda laws in place, like the don’t say gay bill in DeSantis Florida. I’ve heard different things about the bill from both conservative and liberals, but the bottom line is that this bill calls attention to us all over again in a very negative way.   

With all this said, I’m linking now to an article about the GAC channel and Candace Cameron Bure. I’m not making any speculations about it because I know someone who works there who it is not homophobic or anti-LGBTQIA. As far as I know, this is purely Bure speaking on her own and she is not speaking for all of GAC. 

So even though Bure made this statement, and others like it, I want to be fair and not judge anyone else involved. 

“I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” the Full House alum said.

Here’s more.  You know, I have no problem at all with straight people doing movies like this. The only thing I would like to see is more of a balance. And I think we are beginning to see that, slowly but surely. It’s always taken a lot of time for us. 


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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.”
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You Don't See Two Men Dancing Together Anywhere, Ryan Field Books

You Don’t See Two Men Dancing Together Anywhere

This is more of an observation than a commentary. I’ve been following Dancing with the Stars this year because Trevor Donovan has been a contestant. And I’ve watched him grow and continue to get better as each week passes. However, I would never watch DWTS if it weren’t for Trevor. 

It’s always been a straight show. It took 30 seasons for DWTS to actually pair a gay couple. That’s right and it took 336 heterosexual pairings to reach that point. 

I’m linking to an article that goes into more depth about the way DWTS in the US ignores gay couples. In fact, it’s taken years for DWTS to even consider a same sex couple. And they aren’t the only ones ignoring gay men. It happens all the time in multiple places and we have grown so used to that we often don’t even notice. 

“We’ve discussed [such] pairings in the past,” one producer, Conrad Green, told NBC News in 2011. “But the traditional role in ballroom [dancing] is for men to have a female partner, so that’s what we’ll do.”

I remember the first time I slow danced with a man in a gay bar. At the time it felt so good, and yet so dangerous. And I’d like to know who decided that ballroom dancing is just for straight couples. 


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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.”
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Zachary Quinto Talks about the Fear of Gay Men in the Entertainment Industry, Ryan Field Books

 Zachary Quinto Talks about the Fear of Gay Men in the Entertainment Industry

I’m always posting about the way the entertainment industry hires straight white writers to write gay content, and then they hire straight actors to play gayface. It’s a form of cultural appropriation straights don’t even want to acknowledge. The most recent example is Harry the Styles playing gayface in The Policeman. Harry can’t even figure out why “labels” are important to many of us…because we are proud to be gay. They did the same thing with that awful Call Me by Your Name film. 

And it continues to happen. I read that there’s a new film about Leonard Bernstein with straight Bradley Cooper who wrote the gay content and is playing gayface. The only one in Hollywood, so far, to admit that’s it’s wrong to culturally appropriate gay men has been Tom Hanks. He said he would never play gayface again, because that’s wrong. 

With that said, I’m linking to a piece now where Zachary Quinto talks about the fear of gay men in the entertainment industry and a few things about politics and democracy. He also talks about why he came out in 2011. He wrote this quote on his blog:

“living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it” was “simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead”. 

He mentions no names, but he does express concern about closeted gay actors in Hollywood who refuse to live authentic lives. They get into why Quinto took in more significant roles like The Boys in the Band, a gay classic. And finally they discuss openly gay Ryan Murphy and how be became so successful. 

You can read more here. It’s long but there’s a lot more to learn. And Quinto sounds like a fascinating man. 

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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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The Ways That Pushy Passive Aggressive Straight Women Objectify Men, Ryan Field Books

The Ways That Pushy Passive Aggressive Straight Women Objectify Men

Lately, I have seen so many straight women objectify a man that I know in the entertainment industry it’s almost nauseating. It’s usually a certain type of woman, too. She’s always complaining about being on a diet but you never see results. She’s usually middle aged, anywhere between 40 and 60. And she is almost always married…but not always. Sometimes the single middle aged straight women who find it hard to get dates can be the worst when it comes to objectifying a good looking man. 

I’ve experienced it myself at at times. And like most other men, straight or gay, we smile and take it because we have been taught not to be unkind to women. That somehow women are much more delicate than men. It’s one of the oldest double standards. And I’m not just singling out straight women now. We all know well that men objectify women. The difference is that men who do this almost always get called out for it, but the women get away with anything. 

I’m linking to an article now that discusses the way straight women objectify men. The article begins by stating that straight women will be the first ones to scream about men objectifying them, but they think nothing of objectifying men. I’ve even seen them touching men in certain vulgar ways that would make these same women scream if a man did it to them. Again, the double standard. 

In any event, here’s a link to the article. It’s very good. It talks about how the media and the entertainment industry promote the objectification of men. And they way it’s increasing. The fact that if a man goes without a shirt, it does not give anyone the right to demean him or objectify him. 

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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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