Month: January 2019

People Thirsting Over Ted Bundy On Netflix; Russian City Most Tolerant Toward LGBT People; The Jussie Smollett Attack

People Thirsting Over Ted Bundy And Netflix

I saw the Ted Bundy docu-series featured on Netflix last week, and I passed on it. It’s just not something I want to watch now or in the future. 
There’s also a new biopic about Bundy starring, Zac Efron, that I haven’t seen either. However, after they dropped the trailer, so many people started posting about how hot Efron looked playing Bundy Netflix put out a statement urging people to refrain from getting too excited over a serial killer. 
You can read the rest here. There are comments, too. 
Russian City Most Tolerant Toward LGBT People
We hear so many negative stories about Russia and LGBT people, and rightly so, that it’s a novelty to see something positive for a change. 
There was a survey conducted and it turns out that St. Petersburg is the most tolerant city for LGBT people. 
There were only 2 questions asked in the survey.
You can read it all, here. They list a few more cities that followed St. Petersburg. I know a few LGBT people who’ve traveled to St. Petersburg and they claim they loved it for the art, the architecture, and the history.  
The Jussie Smollett Attack
There’s been a good deal posted and written about Jessie Smollett this week, in the news and on social media, and here’s one that talks about being young, black, and gay that you might not have seen. 
Early Tuesday morning, the actor Jussie Smollett was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack—his attackers shouting “MAGA country!” as they ran off. Like white terrorists have done for centuries now, they tied a rope around his neck, as if planning to lynch him, or most likely scare him.

You can read this one, here. I’m sure by tomorrow there will be more news about this. 


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Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


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Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
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Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 


Not All Gay Books Have Sex


In Their Prime by Ryan Field

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Rami Malek Tells a Cute Gay Story at SAG Awards; The Straight Couple Who Believe They Invented Poppers; Criminal Investigation of Chechnya

Rami Malek Tells a Cute Gay Story at SAG Awards

Even though Rami Malek, who is straight and played a gay character in a recent film, doesn’t know gay stories from personal experience, he told an adorable gay story to a mostly heteronormative crowd at yet another Hollywood red carpet event, the SAG Awards.

Rami played gay Freddie Mercury in the film, Bohemian Rhapsody, and when he was asked, on the Hollywood red carpet, to tell everyone a cute little gay quip about Mercury, this is how he replied:

There was one moment that I hear [Freddie Mercury] took Princess Diana and disguised her as a man and took her into a bar, just so they could have their own fun moment without anybody else being aware. Now, I don’t know if that’s true, this might be an urban legend.

Well, it doesn’t get any better than that. I didn’t even know that Princess Diana dressed up in gay face. 

Here’s the rest of this gem

The Straight Couple Who Believe They Invented Poppers

I never watch Shark Tank, but I have heard of it.

There’s a straight couple who recently went on Shark Tank with their new invention called ‘Boom Boom.’ It’s a nasal inhaler that leaves you feeling ‘tingly and alive.’ I’m not joking. 

And it gets even better…

The episode actually aired back in October, but it recently went viral after a gay man shared the clip on Twitter along with the caption: “Did Shark Tank Do Poppers???”

Here’s the link to the article and the video. You have to see this video. This is priceless. 

Sidenote: If you don’t know what poppers are, here’s a link for that. For many it’s always been a huge part of gay culture. Not all, but many. And I say that from personal experience. 

Criminal Investigation of Chechnya

On a much more somber note, this story made the rounds today. 

LGBTI activists are now calling for a full criminal investigation with regard to what’s been happening to LGBTI people there. I’ve been posting about the reports of LGBTI people allegedly being tortured and detained for a long time now. 

It’s a Russian activist group called, LGBT Network. 

Igor Kochetkov, Executive Director of the LGBT Network, submitted the complaint to the Investigative Committee of Russia.

Here’s the link. 

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Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


A PG Rated Gay Romance






Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
Blissfully Yours



Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 


Not All Gay Books Have Sex


In Their Prime by Ryan Field

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The Guy Who Went From Jock To Bear; Did A Straight Man Rip Off Rent From a Lesbian Novel?; 21 Photos of London’s Winter Pride

The Guy Who Went From Jock To Bear

I posted about this one before, but it continues to get attention on social media.

It’s about the guy who had a slim, toned body with defined muscles, who decided to change his entire image and become a bear.

To do this, he deliberately gained over 100 pounds.

Here’s the link, with photos of his transition. There are over 66 comments with this one.

Did a Straight Man Rip Off ‘Rent’ From a Lesbian Novel?

I want to make it clear I’m only linking to this story. No comments or opinions from me. This is the first I’ve heard about this.

While Rent was airing live on Fox TV last night, people started tweeting things like this…

But because RENT was stolen from a queer woman’s life and work (Sarah Schulman’s PEOPLE IN TROUBLE),

The excerpt above is part of a tweet you can read in full, here.  There are more Tweets like it, too.

It goes into a lot more detail.

21 Photos of London’s Winter Pride

On a much more refreshing note, here’s a link to an article about London’s Winter Pride.

The event is for a good cause as well. It raises money to help LGBTI people who are being persecuted in Chechnya.

It’s is also the first big event of the year in the western world.

Here’s the link. The photos are excellent, and all totally SFW.

Fresh Release

Sleepless In San Francisco

Sleepless in San Francisco by [Field, Ryan ]


Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


A PG Rated Gay Romance






Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
Blissfully Yours



Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 


Not All Gay Books Have Sex


In Their Prime by Ryan Field

Amazon

9 Dirty Filthy Sex Stories; He Wanted a ‘Truncheon’ in His Pants; Gay Club Promoters Trash Talking Patrons

9 Dirty Filthy Sex Stories

Chase of a Dream: UNABRIDGED Version (Chase Series Book 2)When I self-censored my book, Chase of a Dream, and I eliminated the sex scenes, I did it for a reason. I wanted to show the know-it-alls that it can be done. In other words, in any erotic romance it’s the story that’s always the main focus, and the love/sex scenes move the story forward. However, if the sex scenes are removed the story should still stand on its own. And that’s why I released an abridged version and an unabridged version of Chase of a Dream. I didn’t do that because I support the theory that sex in books is terrible, and I have no time for those elitists who do.

Even though I could do this with every single novel I’ve ever written…over 100 by now…I don’t intend to ever self-censor again unless I have a valid reason. I do have more than a few gay romance novels without sex. The stories didn’t call for it. But every single case is different, and the author has to have a feeling for it, one way or the other.

With that said, I see nothing wrong with a few harmless little dirty sex stories either. I’m talking about stories that focus mainly on the sex. Especially if they’re very dirty. I applaud them and I support them. It’s total escapism, and it’s really the safest sex there is out there. So that’s why I’m linking to this web site right now. The author of the web site claims these are stories that help her get by when her boyfriend isn’t around.

You can check this out, here. It’s totally discreet and well executed, too. And it’s simple to navigate.

He Wanted a ‘Truncheon’ in His Pants

Here’s an article about penis enlargement. Many men are interested in the topic, and some are actually doing something about it thanks to new advances in medicine. 

“These are the men who come to us,” Raheem says. “They are not necessarily small, but they want to feel more confident. In front of women, yes, but in front of other men, too, down the gym, that sort of thing.”

Here’s a link to this one. It’s an interesting read, and it also mentions some of the downfalls and risks involved…both emotional and physical. 

Gay Club Promoters Trash Talking Patrons

This is one of those things you don’t expect to see nowadays. 

According to this article, one of those circuit parties in Australia allegedly has a photography brief with guidelines about who shouldn’t be highlighted in their online promotional photos. In other words, the people they don’t want you to see.

“messy boys”, “skinny boys”, “boys with bad skin”, and all women.

Here’s the link to more. The comments are few, but they’re very interesting. 


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Sleepless In San Francisco


Sleepless in San Francisco by [Field, Ryan ]



Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


A PG Rated Gay Romance






Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
Blissfully Yours



Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 














Homophobes Go After Pete Buttigieg; Frankie Grande’s Sexy Naked Photos; Queen’s Brian May Apologizes For Comments About Brian Singer

Homophobes Go After Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigeig just barely announced that he’s running for President, and the homophobes jumped at a chance to go after him with slurs and nasty comments.

You can check out this link. I’m not going to re-print what they said.

Wouldn’t it be fascinating if he could actually pull this off and get elected?

Frankie Grande’s Sexy Naked Photos

I didn’t think Frankie would ever do something like this. But I’m not upset about it either.

Frankie had a birthday last week, so he posted a few naked photos of himself on Instagram in the spirit of celebration. They are actually highly artistic, and well done. Also, SFW.

You can check them out, here. I think they’re beautiful.

Queen’s Brian May Apologizes For Comments About Brian Singer

Apparently, May decided to apologize after he made comments about Brian Singer that sounded as though he was defending Singer. May wanted to make it clear that he was NOT defending Singer.

It’s a long apology, and it’s in response to people who challenged him on social media.

I had no idea that saying someone was innocent until proven guilty could be interpreted as “defending” Bryan Singer. I had absolutely no intention of doing that,’ May wrote.
Furthermore, he added: ‘I guess I must be naive, because also it had never occurred to me that “following” a person on Instagram could be interpreted as approving of that person.’
You can read it all in full, here.  I think this is a good article for everyone to read, because it shows how careful we all have to be nowadays on social media so that nothing we say is misinterpreted. 

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Sleepless In San Francisco


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Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


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Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
Blissfully Yours



Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 




Gay History: Fred Karger Is the First Openly Gay Man to Run For President Not Pete Buttigieg; Brian Singer’s 10 Million Dollar Directing Gig; Rami Malek On Brian Singer

Gay History: Fred Karger Is the First Openly Gay Man to Run For President, Not Pete Buttigieg

It was recently announced that Mayor Pete Buttigieg is going to run for President, and I think that’s fantastic. As a lifelong registered Democrat, he has all my support, and I’m thrilled about it. I hope to be linking to more wonderful news about Buttigieg. 

But some of the headlines this week about Buttigieg in the mainstream media have been misleading.

Fact: Fred Karger is actually the first openly gay man to run for President. From Wiki…

Fred S. Karger (born January 31, 1950) is an American political consultantgay rights activist and watchdog, former actor, and politician. His unsuccessful candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2012 US Presidential election made him the first openly gay presidential candidate in a major political party in American history.

Back in 2012, I posted extensively on Karger, and I followed him throughout his humble campaign. And I’m not a political person. I did this because I never thought I would see an openly gay man even think about running for President. Here’s a link to all of my posts about Karger running for President.

In addition to running for President, Karger also fought extensively for same sex marriage. And he’s still fighting for gay rights. 

I posted this about Karger back in February, 2012…

The two main reasons I keep posting about Fred Karger is because he’s not getting an ounce of mention from the mainstream media and he’s making history as the first openly gay Republican making a bid for the Presidency.

And this…

Karger’s candidacy and place on multiple state ballots is historic. He is the first openly gay candidate from a major party to run for President. In Karger’s first contest – last month in New Hampshire – he beat Congresswoman Michele Bachmann by 135 votes.

The links to what I covered here on this blog about Fred Karger are very extensive. And I did it because no one else was doing it, and because I don’t want to see it erased. I find it highly suspect that I’m still doing this 7 years later. I have never been able to get a clear response from anyone as to why the mainstream media totally ignored Fred Karger. 

In any event, at least they are recognizing Pete Buttigieg. At least we’ve moved forward to that extent. I’m just as excited to see what Buttigieg does in the future, and I’ll be linking to everything I do see about Buttigieg. 


Brian Singer’s 10 Million Dollar Directing Gig

It’s interesting to read that in spite of recent allegations of sex abuse, Hollywood just rewarded Brian Singer with a 10 Million Dollar directing gig. 

The producer of Singer’s next film, Avi Lerner, said this…

“I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,” Lerner tells the Hollywood Reporter. “The over $800 million Bohemian Rhapsody has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen.”


Here’s the link. If you do a simple search you can find out a good deal more about Singer. It’s all very transparent. 



Rami Malek On Brian Singer

I don’t know much about Rami Malek and I don’t plan to see Bohemian Rhapsody. I only know that Malek is a straight man playing gay in Bohemian Rhapsody, and I started to watch a TV show on Amazon Malek starred in that had something to do with a robot and it was so boring I could barely get through 2 episodes.  

In any event, Malek is now speaking up about Brian Singer. Here’s part of what he had to say…

“I didn’t know much about Bryan. I think that the allegations and things were, believe it or not, honestly something I was not aware of, and that is what it is.”

You can check this one out, here. There are plenty of comments at the end, too. 


Fresh Release

Sleepless In San Francisco

Sleepless in San Francisco by [Field, Ryan ]


Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


A PG Rated Gay Romance






Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
Blissfully Yours



Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 


Not All Gay Books Have Sex


In Their Prime by Ryan Field

Amazon






Trevor Donovan in Hallmark’s ‘Snowcoming’; Drag Queen Faces Backlash Over Black and Brown Rainbow Stripes; Cher Kicks Off New Tour;

Trevor Donovan in Hallmark’s ‘Snowcoming’

I share things like this because I know a lot of my readers love romance movies and Hallmark shows, and it’s not always easy to find new films nowadays unless we see it mentioned somewhere on social media. So here’s a DVR alert for romance movie fans. Or, you could watch it when it airs.

Trevor Donovan stars as Jake this Saturday, January 26th, in Snowcoming. It will be aired on the Hallmark channel, at 8pm/ 7c. Check your local listings.

Samantha returns home for her town’s winter festival to celebrate her father’s retirement from coaching. Her hopes for a quiet visit are dashed when she discovers NFL quarterback and high school sweetheart Jake is also there. Stars Lindy BoothTrevor DonovanJoe Theismann, and Ed Marinaro.

You can check it all out, here.  Donovan’s built a nice list of credits doing films like this, plus a few more that aren’t in this particular genre. 


Drag Performer Faces Backlash Over Black and Brown Rainbow Stripes

I don’t know much about this one, but I’ve noticed it making the rounds all week. 

A drag performer in the UK named Peggy Wessex created a poster with a unicorn that’s vomiting the new brown and black stripes from the rainbow pride flag. And not everyone was thrilled.

“It was meant to be a joke at Manchester Pride who just decided to add the colors,” Wessex said. “So some people think it’s offensive because it’s the black and brown color? The rainbow flag was made so it was inclusive of everyone.”

Here’s the rest. I’ve posted about the black and brown stripes before here on the blog. The concept actually originated right here in Philadelphia in 2017. I see nothing wrong with it, and I always supported adding the brown and black stripes. 


Cher Kicks Off New Tour

Cher never stops. And I like that, because I hope…knock wood…to be her age someday and still working as much as possible.

She’s touring the US and Canada, with the ‘Here We Go Again’ tour. Many say this is her most extravagant production ever. 

You can check out a few photos, here. She recently dropped her rendition of Dancing Queen, and I bought it at iTunes. I like to listen to things like that in the car with Bluetooth. It’s very good. 





Fresh Release

Sleepless In San Francisco

Sleepless in San Francisco by [Field, Ryan ]


Reader Reviews:

 I read a lot of Ryan’s books, but really loved this one. The main character reminded me of someone… read it and see.


A PG Rated Gay Romance






Ramon Canyon by [Field, Ryan]
Blissfully Yours



Kendle’s Fire

A PG Rated Gay Romance 

Not All Gay Books Have Sex
In Their Prime by Ryan Field

Amazon