Takaya Honda Talks About Playing Gayface; UN On China Protecting LGBT People; Pretty Man by Ryan Field

Takaya Honda Talks About Playing Gayface

Here’s another story about a straight male actor explaining to gay people how he plays gayface. I’ve never seen his show and the odds are I never will. 

“We get asked, more often than I think we should, ‘what’s it like to play a gay character as a straight actor, do you find it difficult?’

Here’s the link.  Because, as straight actors who play gay will always say…“It’s acting, it’s only acting.” 

But it is interesting. He goes on the explain how he’s making gay history by getting married to a man… on a TV show. Wow. And to think that I only had to wait over 20 years to legally marry my husband, Tony, by Vermont Supreme Court Justice, Beth Robinson…in real life.   

UN On China Protecting LGBT People

Here’s a story from the global front that’s encouraging. Only LGBT people will fully understand the impact of something like this. 

China this week accepted United Nations resolutions demanding it protect the rights of its LGBTI population.

Here’s more.  This story goes much deeper, and LGBT activists will be watching this closely in China. It’s worth reading in full. 

Reader Reviews: “Ryan Field has another winner with Pretty Man, a gay take on the Julia Roberts movie.”

Pretty Man by [Field, Ryan ]

Roland Marcus—rich, handsome and pushing 40—is still not over the fact that his 20-year relationship has ended, and desperately needs someone to distract him while he attends a bevvy of charity events in New York. With all eyes upon him, including his ex’s (who left him for a younger man), Roland accidentally bumps into a hot young guy in a used book store…a strapping male hustler whom he decides to hire for one week to accompany him to his social events. He offers him $5,000, with no strings attached, to just stand by his side and look pretty. 

Josh Holden, a young guy who is helping to support his son and saving money to buy a business with his best friend and ex-wife, is only too happy to escort Roland anywhere he wants to go that week. And he’s not doing it just for the money…

Roland learns in less than a week’s time that his future can still hold both earth-shattering sex and a love of real substance. 

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