Another Democratic Presidential Hopeful Might Come Out As Gay; Tokyo’s Rainbow Pride; Disney Cancels Show with Gay Character

Another Democratic Presidential Hopeful Might Come Out As Gay

As far as I can tell, this is pure speculation. There is no proof at all. However, it doesn’t surprise me. There are still many people in the closet and coming out is still one of the most difficult things for a gay person to do. 

Said candidate has reportedly lived in the closet for fear that coming out as gay would harm his political career. Now, after witnessing the massive donor haul by the South Bend, IN Mayor, the closet candidate wants to come out. Having kept several girlfriends in the past, reports say he might come out as bisexual so as not to look like an opportunist or a liar.

Here’s a link to the full article. There are over 60 comments and most people seem to have one person in mind. 

Tokyo’s Rainbow Pride

Here’s a story on the global front that is more uplifting than what I usually see in the news. It’s all about Tokyo’s annual pride event. 

I Have Pride‘ is the theme for 2019, a simple yet effective statement now that the country seems to be on its way to recognize same-sex marriages.

Here’s a link to this one. They also have an official song and you can watch the video at the link. 

Disney Cancels Show with Gay Character

I didn’t even know there was a show like this. Apparently, there’s a “tween” show with a gay character on Disney called Andi Mack that was just canceled. I check out the gay presses several times in the course of a day and never saw it mentioned. The show even won awards. 

Andi Mack made history and headlines in October 2017 when 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman (Joshua Rush) confided in friends Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) and Buffy (Sofia Wylie) that he had a crush on Andi’s boyfriend, Jonah (Asher Angel), which marked the beginning of Disney Channel’s first coming-out storyline.

There’s more, here. There’s also a video and a few photos. I never even saw this trending on Twitter, not once. 

After Keith’s boyfriend, Chet, turns down Keith’s ultra-romantic marriage proposal on the beach in Provincetown, MA, Keith is left devastated and confused about what to do next. He begins to question everything, including his career as the director of a unique animal rescue foundation that’s partly SPCA and partly pet hotel.

Keith loves working at the SPCA more than life itself, and he loves the animals as much as the people in his life, but he knows his job just isn’t good enough to convince Chet to marry him. It might be time for him to join the prosperous family business, become an executive like his brother, and give up on his simple dream of re-homing and rescuing animals. 

He winds up finding love and strength in some of the most unlikely places, one of which is with a shy, quirky 3-legged dog named Misty who teaches him the importance of trust and tenacity. Even though he’s surrounded by all the things he loves most, from a mischievous pet monkey to a skunk who thinks she’s a cat, Keith knows he’ll never win Chet back unless he tries working at the family business. There’s only one thing he’s overlooked, and when he finally figures this out he realizes what’s most important to him in this world.

Reader Review: This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina. A sequel is in order and a film as well. Bravo Field

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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.

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