Suicide Risk Disparities with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People, Ryan Field Books

Suicide Risk Disparities with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People

Why they didn’t do this study with LGBTQ people makes me wonder. It was only done with gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. The focus is on how suicide risk varies with regard to several different social identity factors that include age and race. I hate to say sexual identity because I don’t think LTBTQ people are all about sex. Yet, the so-called professionals always do this. And I think that’s because these studies are done mostly by straights. 

“This study demonstrates the importance of asking about sexual identity in national data collection efforts, and it highlights the pressing need for suicide prevention services that address the specific experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults of different genders, ages, and race and ethnic groups,” said Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention at NIMH and lead author of the study.

Here’s more.  Some of the results show that gay, lesbian, and bisexual people are not alike with regard to suicide risk. And that doesn’t surprise me. I remember trying to have a conversation with a straight woman many years ago about the huge and vast differences between gay men and lesbians. It’s a good article but I would have been interested if they had included trans people and people who identify as queer.  

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Australian Footballer Is Terrified to Play In One of Those Horrible Hateful Homophobic Countries like Qatar, Ryan Field Books

Australian Footballer Is Terrified to Play in One of Those Horrible Hateful Homophobic Countries Like Qatar

I see no point in being kind or careful when it comes to things like this. Countries like Qatar where “homosexuality” is a crime, need to be called out for being the homophobic #$itholes they really are. I think if the rest of the world did this things might change a little faster. There’s no reason why any gay person should feel this way. 

“I read something along the lines of that [they] give the death penalty for gay people in Qatar, so it’s something I’m very scared [of] and wouldn’t really want to go to Qatar for that,” he told the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast.

Here’s more. I don’t blame him. I’ve read the same things about these countries. It’s usually in the middle east or Africa. But it’s always the same old homophobic message. 

Here’s more about what life is like for gay people in Qatar. It all sounds based on the Muslim religion and Sharia Law. Disgusting, and horrible country and culture. 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Qatar face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Male homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, with a punishment of up to three years in prison and a fine, and the possibility of death penalty for Muslims under sharia law; however, there are no known cases that the death penalty was enforced for homosexuality.


 

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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.”

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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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US Navy Finally Launches Ship Christened After Gay Right's Leader Harvey Milk, Ryan Field Books

 US Navy Finally Launches Ship Christened After Gay Right’s Leader Harvey Milk

Well, it’s about time. It took almost 70 years for the US Navy to give Havey Milk the appreciation he deserves. In fact, few straight people even know that Milk was in the Navy and that he was discharged after being interrogated about his sexuality. 

In the 1950s being “Gay” didn’t even exist. Among many pejoratives, you were considered “homosexual.” The term “Gay” came into existence sometime in the late 1960s. 

“Leaders like Harvey Milk taught us that diversity of backgrounds and experiences help contribute to the strength and resolve of our nation. There is no doubt that the future Sailors aboard this ship will be inspired by Milk’s life and legacy,” Del Toro said.

Here’s more. We still have a long way to go, but this is progress. 

You can read more about Harvey Milk, here.  He led a very interesting life and there’s even a feature film about him. I remember the first time I heard about Milk. I was just a kid and there was an older PBS documentary about him. For me, it was intense in more ways than one. 



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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.”

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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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What Happens When Clueless Straight People Write LGBTQ Stories and Appropriate Gay Culture?

What Happens When Clueless Straight People Write LGBTQ Stories and Appropriate Gay Culture?

First of all, this does not include readers. I believe readers should read anything they want and there shouldn’t be limits. I love reading black authors like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. But I would NEVER, EVER write a book or story with the main focus on the black experience. That wouldn’t just be wrong of me, it would make me a clueless white privileged idiot. But just because I don’t write in that genre doesn’t mean I can’t read and enjoy and respect that genre. 

And I think the same goes for straight people who love to read about the gay or LGBTQ experience. You don’t have to be LGBTQ to enjoy reading LGBTQ books or stories. 

The problem is that there are some non-black writers writing books focused on the black experience, and there are more than a few straight writers writing books about LGBTQ experiences…especially gay men. We seem to be the main targets of these straight writers.  And the most interesting thing (and sad) is that readers don’t seem to mind. They don’t seem to find anything wrong with this kind of cultural appropriation. Maybe they don’t realize? 

In any event, I’m linking to a piece today that talks about how so much is lost whenever a straight writer writes about the LGBTQ experience.  It’s never authentic and there’s always a spin. I’ve actually read gay books by straight people that have made me gag. There’s nothing real about it. And trust me when I say this, gay people discuss this quietly behind the scenes. And no one likes it. We either just ignore it or learn to live with it. But that doesn’t make it any less offensive to us. In the same respect, I do think we’re starting to talk about it more openly now. AND, we’re starting to call people out whether they like it or not. As with every other fight we’ve fought, we have nothing to lose. 

As a queer, trans reader, I looked forward to seeing myself in their pages. But I was surprised to find that some LGBTQ-focused stories were reflecting not me, but a straight person’s imagination of me.

Here’s more. This is a fascinating piece and I’m going to revisit it again in the future. It’s well written and it gets right to the point. I know for a fact that I don’t need straight people writing my stories. 

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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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Rapper Boosie Badazz Uses an Awful Homophobic Slur Because He's Homophobic, Ryan Field Books

Boosie Badazz Uses and Awful Homophobic Slur Because He’s Homophobic

People who use homophobic slurs like this are homophobes. It’s a simple deduction. These are not words that decent people use. Especially in the rap world where there are openly gay rappers. This Boosie Badazz wanted to get his point across to openly gay Lil Nas X and he wasn’t playing around.

Some think the whole thing is staged. But why should that matter? Boosie is still homophobic and he should be canceled. Canceled completely.  

Boosie steps to him and says, “Whatever the f*ck you is, you better get the f*ck [out of here].” While being whisked away he added, “F*ck you, b*tch! F*ggot ass b*tch!” We’ll have to see what this leads up to. Check out both videos below.

Here’s more. Of course, he won’t be canceled. He’ll be forgiven like Alec Baldwin was when he went on that historic homophobic rant. 

The mainstream won’t forgive most things, but they will always forgive homophobia. And they will always ignore that it happened. 


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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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Angelina Jolie Responds to Countries Banning "Eternals" For Gay Kissing Scene, Ryan Field Books

Angelina Jolie Responds to Countries Banning “Eternals” For Gay Kissing Scene

It’s nice to see some strong support from a celebrity for once. They usually disappear when it comes to anything significant. And this is not just the superficial crap we get from the Will and his Grace crowd. That’s always so insincere. 

I do believe Jolie is genuine with this one. Certain countries across the Gulf region have banned Eternals because there’s a gay kissing scene and Jolie has come out with a statement. And so far, Marvel has not cut the scene out. 

Jolie – who stars in the MCU film as Thena – has said she is “sad for [those audiences]” and that she is “proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes out”.

Here’s the rest. These countries are predominantly Islamic and “homosexuality” is illegal. They actually kill gay men. Disgusting, backward places.  


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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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School Field Trip to Popular Gay Owned Restaurant in Wilton Manors Causes Problems, Ryan Field Books

School Field Trip to Popular Gay Owned Restaurant In Wilton Manors Causes Problems

This happened in Wilton Manors, Florida, one of the gayest places in the world. Tony and I know quite a few LGBTQ people from New Hope and New Jersey who moved down there full time just because it’s so gay. And it’s been that way for a while. We never considered it because of the hot humid climate and the dense population. Palm Springs has a much more comfortable climate and it’s not nearly as densely populated as that part of Florida. 

But I digress. What happened in Wilton Manors with this field trip is something that can happen anywhere these days. 

However, a recent school field trip to a popular gay-owned restaurant there has thrust the small city into the national culture wars. 

Here’s more. This is why I am so against the mainstream voting for legalized gay marriage. Why should straight people get to decide my life? Why should straight people get to vote on my marriage? And, most of all, why should straight people get that much say in LGBTQ lives? That’s wrong. And any country that does this is wrong. Things like gay marriage should be legalized through the government, not someone’s bigoted aunt from some unheard-of church. I really don’t care if straight people approve of me or not. 


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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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The Deep Divide on Gay Rights and Homophobic Conservatives in Europe, Ryan Field Books

The Deep Divide on Gay Rights and Homophobic Conservatives in Europe

This article begins with an assault on a gay couple in Italy. Italy lacks a hate crime law, which I never knew. We here in the US always think of Europe as being so progressive. In any event, someone proposed a hate crime law for Italy, and just like in the US the far right-wing in Italy wants no part of a hate crime law for LGBTQ people. They get into “homosexual propaganda,” and the Vatican even got involved. 

Ultimately, the Italian senate rejected a hate crime bill, which left Europe even more culturally divided than it’s been.

The gay rights debate in Europe has echoes of the U.S. battle over “wokeness” — a still novel, if growing, concept for many on the other side of the Atlantic. It fits more directly into the box of what some rights organizations have called “political homophobia,” or homophobia as a political strategy.

Here’s more. Some are even bringing children into this and proposing laws that prohibit content that promotes anything LGBTQ-related. They always do that. The conservatives always want to protect children against LGBTQ content. But the GD idiots never realize there are, indeed, LGBTQ childrent. 

So LGBTQ people will have to keep fighting harder. 

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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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South Asians Reacting As Kal Penn Comes Out As Gay, Ryan Field Books

 South Asians Reacting As Kal Penn Comes Out As Gay

Here’s another coming-out story this week, and I love it. There’s nothing disingenuous about it. Kal Penn’s particular coming-out story is interesting. 

He also has a long list of credits and I did not know that he worked for President Obama in the White House Office of Public Engagement. 

He’s talking about gay marriage here. 

“In the case of the White House,” he said, “your role as an aide is to abide by the oath you took (to protect and defend the constitution, etc) but internally you also have a chance to advocate for certain policies to change and evolve.

Here’s the rest of the article.  This is worth the read. 


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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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Gay People Who Come Out Later In Life, Ryan Field Books

Gay People Who Come Out Later In Life


If you think all gay people come out in their 20s and 30s, then you probably don’t see anything wrong with straight actors playing gayface in gay for pay movies. In other words, you know nothing about gay people. 

With that said, here’s a piece that discusses a few of the obstacles that gay people who come out later in life face. This one is about a couple who married years ago…man and woman…and remained married and in the closet the entire time. They did what they thought they had to do, and they did it well.  

I think we can all agree with him here…

“Society is still inhospitable. That’s not to deny so many amazing shifts in public attitudes, in laws, in policies, but it did not wash away a hundred years of homophobia in society,” said Ilan Meyer, a distinguished senior scholar of public policy with the Williams Institute.

Here’s more.  I know for a fact there are a lot more couples like them out there. Some may never come out of the closet. 

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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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