Mother Sues Democrat Donor Ed Buck; Another ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Story?; Gay Student Wins Pizza Discrimination Case; Sleepless In San Francisco by Ryan Field

Mother Sues Democrat Donor Ed Buck

Here’s another story about the Ed Buck situation. I’ve linked to articles about Buck several times in the past, and the whole story continues to devolve.

According to this article…

The mother of Gemmel Moore, the 26-year-old who died of a drug overdose in the home of Democratic donor Ed Buck, has filed a wrongful death suit…

You can check out all the details, here. There’s a good deal more back story, and it should be an interesting case to follow. 

Another Call Me by Your Name Story?

It’s no secret that I’m never going to be a fan of a story line that celebrates a sexual relationship between a grown straight man and an innocent gay teenage boy, especially when the story is based on a novel written by a straight male author. I don’t judge stories with that kind of content as long as they aren’t celebrated as love stories. AND, I will never call a story like that a gay romance. 

With that said, the director of Call Me by Your Name just landed a deal with HBO, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. But I’m not judging it yet. It may be totally different from Call Me by Your Name. At this point, I know nothing about it other than this. 

The new show, written with writers Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri, bears the tentative title We Are Who We Are, and like Call Me By Your Name, the plot tells a love story set against an Italian backdrop.

You can read it in full, here. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. 

It’s interesting, though, because I recently read a news story where a teenage girl was involved in a sexual relationship with a grown man, and that grown man wound up in jail. No one celebrated that story as a romance. 

Gay Student Wins Pizza Discrimination Case

This happened on the global front. 

Sammy Kanter, a student studying Hebrew in Jerusalem, recently won a lawsuit. He sued a pizza joint that allegedly refused him service based on his sexuality. Apparently, he was attending a Pride event in the city and wearing a T-shirt with rainbow letters. 

There’s much more to the story, plus a Tweet by Kanter, at this link. 

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.”

“The extras made the story: the Labrador retriever, the ten year old son, the best friend, and even the new house needing renovation.”

Sleepless in San Francisco by [Field, Ryan ]

It is hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the classic romance Sleepless in Seattle warmed the hearts of theatergoers. Best-selling M/M author Ryan Fields, gives us his unique reinterpretation of this classic theme with Sleepless in San Francisco.

When young Noah Richardson sends an email to the producers of the home renovation show Dream Away, he has no idea that the host of the show, Jonathan Haynes, will be intrigued and touched by his sad story. Noah, his recently-widowed father, and their black lab, Tucker, have relocated to San Francisco to start a fresh new life and heal their wounds. And their new house is in dire need of renovation.

Jonathan Haynes is desperate to find an interesting house to film for the show. So he gets on a plane and flies to San Francisco the day after he reads Noah’s email. But Jonathan soon finds out that Noah’s father, Ed doesn’t know about Noah’s email and he has to convince him to do the show. The fact that Ed and Jonathan wind up on the living room floor having passionate sex during their first meeting doesn’t help.

Ed finally agrees to do the show. By the time construction begins, Ed and Jonathan can’t get enough of each other. They start having secret encounters to satisfy their desires, never realizing they are building a solid relationship at the same time.

Then a series of events takes control of their lives and changes them all forever. Ed’s not sure what to do. He’s in love with Jonathan, and he can’t get enough of Jonathan’s body. But he feels guilty about starting a new relationship with anyone. So he wrestles with the conflict and begs for a sign to help him decide what to do, which leads to a surprise ending that none of them could have predicted.

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