Star Athlete Comes Out As Gay, and Then Comes Out As Straight; Making London’s Gay Scene Happier; The Rescuer by Ryan Field

Star Athlete Comes Out As Gay, and Then Comes Out As Straight

Here’s one you don’t see every day.

A cricket star named James Faulkner allegedly came out as gay on his birthday on Instagram, and then he claimed he made a mistake and clarified that he’s straight.

“There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community. Let’s never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend. Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive.”

Here’s the link. I don’t know what to think, and I’m not going to waste much time on it. But there are a lot of comments and opinions.  

Making London’s Gay Scene Happier

I can still remember how difficult it was for me to start going out to gay bars alone in the 90s. I knew I had to do it. At the time there wasn’t any other choice. There were no hook up apps or online chat rooms. You had to go out there and do everything in person, face to face, and you did it alone.

This article is about a guy named Michael R who started something called “Will you be there darling?” as a way to help gay men feel more comfortable about going out alone and meeting other gay men.

Will You Be There Darling? (WYBTD) celebrates its second birthday this month. It’s the brainchild of Michael R (he asks me not to use his last name). The group, which exists on the social media platform, Meetup , has grown to almost 5,000 members.

You can check this out, here.  I think it’s a great idea and I love the concept. I also remember going into gay clubs alone and seeing other gay guys going in with groups of people. I used to wonder where they all met each other.

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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