My First Blog Post In 2009; Total Gay Bottom Haaz Sleiman and Anderson Cooper; Andy Cohen The Gold Star Gay

My First Blog Post In 2009

The link I’m sharing below is really the first blog post I did here…on blogger. I’d done others with livejournal, and I’d done guest posts, too. I also worked on the staff for bestgayblogs.com in the early 2000s. It’s just that I never got around to starting my own blog until 2009.

And it’s been 9 years since then, which kind of surprises me. I didn’t expect to keep the blog that long. The interesting thing is that it’s become my own best reference over the years. If readers ask me questions about books I’ve written I know that I can usually come here to the blog, do a quick search, and find the answers. I don’t always remember the details about what I’ve written, at least not offhand…especially when it comes to a book series. This blog keeps me organized.

When I first started blogging we were in the height of the e-book boom. A lot has changed since then. I think the people who made the switch to e-books back then will most likely stick to reading e-books only. I know I won’t go back to reading print books, ever. I also think the people who have absolutely shunned e-books will never part with their print books. There are a few people who fall in between the lines and they read e-books and print books. But for the most part I think the lines have been drawn. It’s also interesting because from what I’ve seen with readers, the most voracious readers who buy and read at least two or three books a week typically read e-books. Nothing has inspired the most dedicated readers more than having access to digital books, and a digital library.

In the last 9 years I’ve seen small presses come and go. Some that were around for years closed their doors for good. Some of them I worked with, including LGBT presses like Alyson Books. It’s a shame because I love small presses, and I always have. I prefer working with small presses. But with so many people going indie these days it’s become more difficult for small presses to hang on. So we’re left with indie books and books from the big publishers. There are still a few small presses out there, so please support them if you can. We need them now more than ever.

I think what kept me hanging around with this blog for so long was the information I learned while researching for blog posts. I’ll be honest about that. I often blog for myself, so that I know what’s current and what’s happening, and I don’t always care about how many hits I get. And so many things have changed since 2009. Just following the legalization of gay marriage (and posting about it) alone kept me fascinated for years.

I’ve never been the most ambitious blogger. I rarely ever care about statistics, but I do check them on occasion. I usually get about 10,000 hits a week, and I ran over the 1 million hits mark a while ago. Those hits usually come from random google searches, or from readers I’ve managed to attract from all over the globe. Many hits come from sharing on Twitter. Interestingly, the least amount of hits I get come from Facebook. In fact, I think if I stopped sharing posts on Facebook my regular hits would still remain the same.

In any event, here’s an excerpt from one of my first blog posts in 2009. I often say I’m going to close the blog, but I’m just not ready to do that yet. I still need it for my own personal references. And I’m comfortable with google blogger. I do have a back up blog on Word Press… http://www.ryan-field.com …that I started with the intention of switching to for good. But I just never fell in love with Word Press, so I only keep it as a back up for this blog and I import posts from here every so often to keep that one up to date.

Excerpt from 2009 post:

In one of my favorite works by Edna St. Vincent Millay, there’s a classic quote that reads:

“My candle burns at both endsIt will not last the night;But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -It gives a lovely light.”

You can check that out here.  And if you have a question about any of my books you can also do a quick search above. I usually keep a pretty good track of tags and they’re up to date. I’ve never actually checked the number, but there have to be thousands of posts here by now. 

As for 2018, I don’t foresee any huge changes here on the blog.  

Total Gay Bottom Haaz Sleiman and Anderson Cooper

Here’s something you don’t see often. A gay coming out story about a Muslim actor named Haaz Sleiman who is a gay bottom. He makes it clear that he’s a “total” bottom.


“I am a gay, Muslim, Arab-American man,” Sleiman said, “and I’m going to take it even further. Not only am I gay, but I’m also a bottom. Not only am I a bottom, but I’m also a total bottom, which means I like it up you-know-where.”

He goes on to talk about bottom shaming in the gay community, and a few previous hook ups with Anderson Cooper.

We hooked up a few times. Let’s just say I was not for him, he was not for me.


I wonder if Anderson is a total bottom, too. It’s hard to tell. 

In any event, you can read it all, here. It’s a good interview and I like the fact that he’s so candid. 

Andy Cohen The Gold Star Gay

I still don’t really know who Andy Cohen is. I’ve never seen anything he’s done and I don’t see him online anywhere…other than in the gay presses. So this is all news to me.

Andy Cohen recently commented that he’s never had sex with a woman, and then he referred to himself as a Gold Star Gay. I would imagine Cohen did this in jest. And now some “offended” blogger I never heard of is going after Cohen because of the Gold Star Gay comment. 

It’s not that there’s anything wrong—or necessarily right—about gays or lesbians who’ve only gone horizontal with their own gender. After all, same-sex attraction is at the core of LGBT identity. The problem is that qualifying sexual histories with terms like “Gold Star” adds a level of competitiveness to LGBT identity that’s not only inane—it’s downright divisive.

I like to start the new year out right. That blogger, whoever he is, can kiss my ass. I’m a Gold Star Gay, too, and it is what it is. I never felt the need to have sex with a woman and that’s not going to change any time soon. 

You can read more, here. I think the comments are the best part of this article, as usual.  

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Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Advisory Council; Entitled Millennials and Hook Up Culture; Jaden Smith In High Heels Dazzles Them

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Advisory Council

This is one of those stories where I think you have to read between the lines…or at least read the entire article to make sense out of it.

POTUS fired the remaining people on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), but this isn’t completely out of the ordinary. President Obama did the same thing.

“Changing the makeup of federal advisory committee members is a common occurrence during administration changes,” Hayes said in the statement. “The Obama administration dismissed the George W. Bush administration appointees to PACHA in order to bring in new voices. All PACHA members are eligible to apply to serve on the new council that will be convened in 2018.”

You can read the rest here. It’s an interesting article and I honestly don’t remember seeing any articles like this in the past. 

PACHA, as a group, consists of doctors, people in corporate, community members, and people living with HIV. 

Entitled Millennials and Hook Up Culture

This is amusing. This millennial, Topher Gen, is calling out his peers. 

The more it is normalized, the more our generation is armed with a sense of entitlement when it comes to other people’s bodies. We don’t hope for sex anymore, we expect it.

Much of what I’ve said will provoke some huffing and eye-rolling, but hook-up culture can blur the line of consent to such a degree that some guys think if a boy comes back to their bed then that constitutes consent to any and all sexual activities. A lot of people feel they are owed sex in this situation, when the reality is you’re not owed anything.
Here’s the rest. The most amusing thing is that Topher thinks all this is so new, which is so typical of a millennial. I hope he reads the comments that people left. 
Jaden Smith In High Heels Dazzles Them 
I’ll admit that I can’t be objective with this one. I like everything about Jaden Smith. He’s fearless in the sense that he always does what so many people only think about doing. I admire that quality. He’s also so close to being like several of my characters in my books it’s a little uncanny. I never set out to do anything like that on purpose. 
Dressed smartly in his futuristic space-vampire regalia, Smith shows off his ass-kicking high heels, and then gives Talley a quick primer on his glimmering gold teeth. (Don’t worry: There are some diamonds in there too.)
There’s more here. There are quite a few comments, most of which are mixed. 
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Facebook Censors and Bans More Gay Content; Court Rules Against Oregon Bakers: Gay Wedding Cake; Gay Magazine Mailed Without Second Cover

Facebook Censors And Bans More Gay Content

Most people don’t realize that Facebook has a long history of doing things like this. You have to understand that there’s nothing democratic about Facebook…or any social media for that matter. They all censor and they all pick and choose the content they want to show. Social media is not about free speech, it’s more about free enterprise. And once you learn that you’ll never have a problem with social media again…or, you’ll have fewer problems. You can never be totally sure. 
Earlier this month, 32-year-old Fan wrote an essay for Vice China about his experience participating in a kink.com adult film shoot back in 2013. Much to his surprise, the article actually made it through China’s heavily monitored, uber-strict media censors. Then, much to his shock, the article was quickly yanked down by Facebook.


Court Rules Against Oregon Bakers: Gay Wedding Cake

This isn’t about how you feel, or your emotions, or even what you believe. This ruling sets a standard for future cases like this that could involve anyone. Who knows? Maybe one day a lesbian baker will refuse to bake a cake for a devout Christian. Although I’ve never seen that kind of hate happen, it’s still a possibility. If  a lesbian discriminates against a Christian, I’ll be the first to support the Christian. 
For me it’s about discrimination, plain and simple.For me, this isn’t about religion or sexuality or free speech. This is about people in business offering services to the public and not discriminating against anyone. No one should walk into any business anywhere and suffer any kind of discrimination. 
I believe in the process, and the court ruled this way on purpose…
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $135,000 fine against two Christian bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
The case began back in January 2013, when Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the since-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery just outside Portland, Oregon, cited their religious beliefs when declining to make a wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer.

Gay Magazine Mailed Without Second Cover
This is also why I’m happy with the court ruling above. Not too long ago gay magazines were sent out with second covers that hid the gay content. 
“For many years, our readers wanted privacy,” explained Phelps. “Sure, cost came into it, but we polled our readers in April, and asked the question [about removing the second cover]. A majority of readers said absolutely – it’s a waste of plastic.
“People just aren’t as concerned about their privacy in terms of their sexual orientation as they once were,” Phelps continued. “They actually would prefer it that way.”
You can check that out here. It’s an older piece, but I wanted to post about it to show the many ways gay people have had to deal with discrimination and how they’ve had to protect their privacy. No one is more guarded than a gay person. Yes, even today. 
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The Projector: New Release; The Milo Yiannopoulos Court Saga; Guys Are Going Commando; Watch Them Objectify Justin Trudeau

The Projector: New Release

Here’s my newest release, The Projector, which is also part of a limited edition I’m doing with Altered Parts. But I wanted to release both separately, with different covers. They aren’t related, except for the fact that I’m offering The Projector as a free bonus story with Altered Parts, here. 

In any event, The Projector is a long story that falls a few thousand words short of a novella…it’s 15,000 words. Here’s the blurb, and here’s the Amazon link. I also have it up for sale in other places, too, like Smashwords and iTunes.

Kyle Jacobson is a perfectionist on a mission. With an important school project that must be done on a certain night, during a certain time of the year, he plans everything right down to the last detail. He keeps his secret project so carefully guarded no one other than his boyfriend knows about it, because Kyle believes this could be the most important project of his academic career.

Unfortunately, Kyle’s boyfriend disappoints him at the last minute and Kyle is left to deal with his secret project alone. It becomes a true test of professional tenacity to see if he’ll follow through with his plans or abandon them completely.


Kyle has no idea what lies ahead of him that night, nor is he aware of how quickly life can change in the blink of an eye. But it soon becomes apparent he made the right choice that night, because the outcome of this project changes his entire perspective and his life in a totally unexpected way.


The Milo Yiannopoulos Court Saga

While I’m not a huge fan of any political pundit, I do find this lawsuit with Milo Yiannopoulos interesting from a publishing POV. And this is getting gritty now. The notes from Milo’s editor were released in court, and Milo’s fighting back with a few interesting allegations of his own. 

I’m not going to try to parse this one, and I’m not excerpting. You can check it out here. I’m going to follow this one to see what the outcome is. 

Keep in mind that most articles about this are highly slanted in one direction or the other.  

Guys Are Going Commando

There’s not much happening this week, obviously. Some company is selling gym shorts where guys can go commando…or that’s how it feels.  

The company has released a homoerotic commercial, er, “infomercial” that shows a dude repeatedly adjusting his junk and bending over in a G-string while his fratty friends attempt to tear his clothes off in public. You know, typical “guy” stuff.

It’s worth checking out the video, and the comments. The shorts actually look kind of comfortable. I thought the video was funny, but the people who commented clearly don’t agree with me. 

You can do that, here. 

Watch Them Objectify Justin Trudeau

Whenever I see things like this I can’t help wondering how people would react if this was done to a woman. Especially a woman politician. Think about that for a moment.

But getting back to those looks, a photo quickly went viral today that shows off Trudeau’s curves in all the right ways.

What follows that comment is a close up photo of Justin Trudeau’s ass. This really bothers me because I happen to have a lot of respect for Justin Trudeau. He is the only high profile politician that I can think of in recent years who has actually apologized to gay people for what they’ve gone through.  

We should be thanking Trudeau, not gaping at him.  

You can check it out here




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Altered Parts Limited Edition; Ginormous Penis In New York City; Politician Blames Weak Anal Muscles; Pro Wrestler Mike Parrow Comes Out As Gay

Altered Parts: Limited Edition

I just released a limited edition of my latest book, Altered Parts, which basically means I included a brand new 15,000 word story with this edition titled, The Projector. It’s a bonus feature that I don’t do often.

I will be releasing The Projector very soon, on its own, with a completely separate cover. The Projector is either a very long story, or a short novella. That depends on who you ask, because the definition of a novella tends to vary from person to person. In this case, with The Projector, it’s debatable. I’m looking at it as a very long story, because 15,000 words does go beyond a short story.

In any event, here’s the Amazon link and here’s the blurb. And just to be clear, The Projector is free with this limited edition of Altered Parts. But it will be sold separately with its own cover. I’ll post that link as soon as I get it. Both are gay romance/new adult romance, with no explicit sex scenes.

Altered Parts:
Have you ever wondered what it might have been like for two young men who fell in love in 1940? Well that’s exactly what happened to young Joe Buddy Barnes and a cowboy drifter named Clay Totten.
Even though he’s great at running his family’s general store and fixing machines, Joe Buddy can’t seem to figure out how to fix his own life. The fact that he lives way up on remote Buddy’s Mountain in Western North Carolina, with two spinster aunts, doesn’t help his situation either. Although his aunts devoted their lives to him, one aunt never got over a long lost love and the other was born a man who always identified as a woman.

Then one hot summer afternoon in 1940 everything changes. While Joe Buddy is swimming in the creek he accidentally meets a tall, dark cowboy from Wyoming named Clay. He’s a drifter who is only passing through North Carolina on his way to Florida, where he plans to enlist in the military.

There’s an instant connection, and Joe Buddy winds up bringing Clay home for supper that night because he feels sorry for him. However, Joe Buddy suspects there’s more to Clay’s story than he’s telling, and he persuades Clay to stick around long enough to find out. As each event unfolds, these two young men move forward in ways that neither one of them ever expected. And as World War II lurks in the not so far off distance, there are some interesting changes coming to Buddy’s Mountain you won’t want to miss.

The Projector:
Kyle Jacobson is a perfectionist on a mission. With an important school project that must be done on a certain night, during a certain time of the year, he plans everything right down to the last detail. He keeps his secret project so carefully guarded no one other than his boyfriend knows about it, because Kyle believes this could be the most important project of his academic career.

Unfortunately, Kyle’s boyfriend disappoints him at the last minute and Kyle is left to deal with his secret project alone. It becomes a true test of professional tenacity to see if he’ll follow through with his plans.

Ginormous Penis In New York City

A HUGE penis popped up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and it’s getting quite a bit of attention.

A towering painting depicting a shockingly life-like penis went up on the side of 303 Broome St. on Christmas Eve.

It’s actually very well done, almost the perfect penis. It is art. But. 

Here’s the rest. Of course some people are calling it offensive, which is perfectly understandable. This kind of art is highly subjective and not everyone wants to see it…especially kids.  I write erotic romance and I’ve learned the meaning of discretion.  

Politician Blames Weak Anal Muscles

This is just strange. How people even think these things up baffles me. 

A Swiss politician has blamed incontinence due to weakened anal muscles as the reason for an increase in suicide among gay people.
Zurich City Council member Daniel Regli made the statement during a budget debate on funding for sex education.

Here’s more. And this is no joke either. People are now calling for him to resign. It’s insulting because it’s just stupid. 


Pro Wrestler Mike Parrow Comes Out As Gay

As I’ve been predicting all along, here’s another one. 

Say hello to Mike Parrow.
The 34-year-old pro wrestler from Orlando just made a big reveal: He’s gay! All 6’4 and 300-pounds of him.

You can check that out here. I still can’t help wondering just how many more of us there are out there, who still haven’t come out yet. But I have no doubt they will eventually. We just had another niece who came out as a gay woman a few weeks ago. 


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2017: The Sad Ending of "Sense 8"; The Benham Brothers Get Action Adventure Movie Deal; Race Car Driver Lewis Hamilton Shames Nephew’s Pink Dress

2017: The Sad Ending of “Sense 8”

One of the TV shows I found, and loved, in 2017 was called, Sense 8. And I loved it for many reasons, including the diversity. We don’t get to see TV shows like this often, and I hated to see it get canceled.

But I guess that’s the way it works, because the mainstream dictates what we watch or read. I got into a heated discussion…which I normally don’t do…on Twitter with a young straight woman who loves Will and Grace, but hated Sense 8. This came about after I made a comment saying I was surprised they would bring back the old story line of Will and Grace, and yet cancel a new, interesting, current story line with so much diversity like Sense 8. That still doesn’t make sense to me. And that young straight woman went berserk. I finally had to block her because I got tired of her straight splaining what it’s like to be gay, to me. Because she watched Will and Grace she knew more than I did about being gay. It’s interesting…that mind set.

In any event, this one covers a few things from 2017…

Critics didn’t know what to make of Sense8, the Netflix series she co-created with sister Lily and Oscar-nominated sci-fi writer J. Michael Straczynski. The series itself, about a diverse group of 8 people psychically connected, attracted a strong fanbase. Hungry fans gobbled up the second season in 2017, only to meet with a bit of indigestion: Netflix canceled the series not long after its season 2 debut. A porn site actually offered to fund a third season for Netflix, something the streaming giant declined.

If you haven’t seen Sense 8 yet, it’s an amazing show. You can read more, here

The Benham Brothers Get Action Adventure Movie Deal

I’m going to be as good as I possibly can here and I’m not going to comment. Evidently, there’s a small audience for this kind of thing, too. I’m not judging it, and I mean that sincerely. 

When the dollar collapses, widespread rioting and looting ensues, and five children tragically lose their parents in the chaos. Armed with a couple of their father’s weapons, they are able to survive in a stretch of woods on the outskirts of their burning town. Facing starvation and threats from encroaching gangs, they begin to doubt God’s love. Will God answer their prayers, or must their faith remain blind to facts?

You can read about this, here. There’s a trailer. There’s also a long ad before the trailer, but it’s worth the wait just to see the kind of thing this is. 

Race Car Driver Lewis Hamilton Shames Nephew’s Pink Dress

This race car driver, Lewis Hamilton, didn’t like the fact that his nephew was wearing a pink dress on Christmas Day. A truly classic dick move from Hamilton. 

“Look at my nephew. Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? BOYS DON’T WEAR Christmas dresses.”

Here’s the rest. This was a dick move that 5.7 million people saw. What I don’t get is even if you think that why shame the poor kid that way, in public? 

The comments are there, too. 



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Male Full Frontal Nudity IMDb; 50 Best Male Full Frontal Nude Scenes; Reality Show Bromans and Male Full Frontal Nudity

Male Full Frontal Nudity IMDb

If you’re sick of the double standard in TV and movies when it comes to the lack of male full frontal nudity, IMDb actually has a page that lists the most current films with male full frontal.

You can check that out here. I honestly don’t know how accurate it is, but I would imagine it’s okay. I think they update these things often. It’s also SFW.

 50 Best Male Full Frontal Nude Scenes

I haven’t posted anything on male full frontal in a while, so here’s something that’s current…or at least relatively current

Hollywood has never been particularly fond of male full-frontal scenes in film or television. Although famous women occasionally bare it all for a role, men rarely strip down for the camera. Our friends at Unicorn Booty discovered a hidden gem buried in the Huffington Post archives. The article is titled Male Full-Frontal Nudity Supercut: Which Stars Have Bared It All?, and it features a compilation 50 celebrity cocks caught on film. The video was produced by Amber Genuske and Oliver Noble, and it was definitely worth the effort.

Here’s the rest.  SFW. 

Reality Show Bromans and Male Full Frontal Nudity

I rarely link to this web site, but this piece is interesting. And these things always seem more interesting in other countries. 

Bromans, a new UK reality show, transports sexy couples back to Roman times for the chance to win £10,000 (over $13,000).
On the show, the bro-y beefcakes and their girlfriends live together in a house and do as the ancient Romans do — which, of course, means parading around completely naked!
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