The Truth About Gay Men On Reality TV Shows; Bisexual Teacher Gets Fired; Ryan Murphy New TV Series; Kendle’s Fire by Ryan Field

The Truth About Gay Men On Reality TV Shows

There are certain reality TV shows out there that have always portrayed the most stereotypical gay men on the planet, which is becoming increasingly homophobic.  And if the reality shows aren’t portraying gay men as stereotypes, they are insulting all gay men with passive aggressive homophobia that straight people can’t even detect.

However, this sounds different. A reality show personality in the UK named Sean Lineker is talking about his experience on reality TV with regard to his gay relationship, on TV. What he says is actually true for most gay men, including me.

“I did find it difficult and awkward having a relationship with a man on TV,” Lineker tells Cocktails and Cocktalk. “I’ve been openly gay for a while, but doing it in the public eye is still difficult, as it’s not something all my friends and especially family have seen.”

You can read the rest, here. Everything he says is absolutely spot on. And there are photos. 

Bisexual Teacher Gets Fired

Here’s a story about a teacher named Nicholas Breiner who has been trying to help make a difference. According to this publication, after a student attempted suicide because of the way her parents reacted when she told them she was a lesbian, Breiner decided to come out as bisexual hoping that he might help other kids who are struggling with their identities. 

As terrifying as it was to admit, I had to value someone else’s well-being over my own privacy. After a lot of support from people I decided that 30 years was long enough to wait. Hey world, I am what I am.”

Unfortunately, he was fired not long after he came out. 

Here’s the link.  There’s a lot more. 

Ryan Murphy New TV Series

If my Facebook news feed is any indication of how much people love old time things and nostalgia, this show from Ryan Murphy should do very well. This is also part of that Netflix deal I’ve posted about before. 

Murphy announced the news on his Instagram account, describing the show as a ‘love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown’. 

Here’s a link. 

Amazon Reader Review:

“This is GREAT story!! It’s wonderful in its exploration of sexuality and masculinity. The story is well done and beautifully done. The story flows beautifully and the characters are wonderfully written.”

Kendle's Fire by [Field, Ryan] 

Even though Kendle is an openly gay ex-Marine, he’s been questioning his masculinity all of his life. He’s always been what people expect a man to be, in spite of the fact that he’s never been completely comfortable living up to these expectations.

He also has a few secrets. The kind of secrets a man can only talk about with the most intimate people in his life. One of those people is his best friend and part time lover, Dale. And their relationship is not without a few unusual quirks and ironies either, especially when it comes to the way Kendle explains his relationship with Dale to his own parents. 

After a string of bad career decisions and awkward mistakes, it’s not until Kendle meets a young guy named Walter that his life begins to come together. It’s a journey filled with as much joy as heartbreak, with a few bittersweet twists in between. As Kendle opens himself up to new possibilities, he finds himself in the midst of life altering changes that leave him devastated. And there’s a point where he’s not sure he can get through any of it.

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