Oliver Stone Thinks Russia’s Propaganda Law Is ‘Sensible’; Gay Men Reveal What Their Youths Were Like; Ryan Field Books

Oliver Stone Thinks Russia’s Propaganda Law Is ‘Sensible’

I haven’t seen the Putin Interviews yet so I’m not going to comment. But from what I’m reading here I can’t say that I’m totally shocked. Heteronormative Hollywood has a history of doing things like this.

Oliver Stone — the director best known for JFKNatural Born Killers and the George W. Bush biopic W — recently met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law, “It seems like maybe that’s a sensible law.”

And Stone goes on to make a few more ‘interesting’ comments as well.

You can read this one, here.  The interview goes into more detail.

At first I thought the article was fake, or satire. But then I checked around and found more links. 

Gay Guys Reveal What Their Youths Were Like

I always find this topic fascinating because most gay men, at least up until recently, didn’t really have a normal youth. We pretended, or we experienced all kinds of fear and shame. We faked going to proms with girls, and we completely ignored our own natural instinctive feelings and emotions. We did what we had to do in order to survive. Those young gay men who weren’t lucky enough to pass as straight suffered ridicule and bullying that left them emotionally scarred for life. I could continue, but you get my point. 

This is from a Reddit thread:

Another Reddit user lamented being on the outside looking in: “Pretty much all gay people grew up watching their straight friends experience regular things that they weren’t able to (e.g. crushes, relationships, hookups at parties, talking to friends about who they like, dreaming about getting married one day, thinking about having kids, etc.).”

And that’s the absolute truth. You can read it all, here. 

I hope it’s getting better for younger gay people today. I often write about this in my novels. 

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