Being Black and Gay On TV, Gay Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin May Finally Be Pardoned, Ryan Field Books

Being Black and Gay On TV

This story is about Netflix’s TV series, Sex Education, where there’s an openly gay man who’s black. I haven’t seen the show yet but it sounds interesting and I probably will watch. 

Anyone who watched the first season of the Netflix dramedy Sex Education knows the trouble Eric Effiong has seen. He was bullied mercilessly by Adam, the sexy bad boy with a big … daddy issue. He was gay bashed by homophobes…

Here’s a link to the rest. They go on to explain more about the character and how he evolves. 

Gay Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin May Finally Be Pardoned

Here’s a story about gay history. It’s about Bayard Rustin, a civil rights leader who was arrested for having sex with a man in a car. He was charged and sentenced to 2 months in jail. This happened almost 70 years ago, and it’s still happening today in some places. 

After the arrest, Rustin’s life was ruined. Among many things, he couldn’t get jobs and he was labeled a “pervert” by Sen. Strom Thurmond. Because that’s what these straight people did…and still do. 

And now, all these years later, CA state Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber would like to rectify this atrocity by asking Governor Newsom for a posthumous pardon. Rustin has been dead since 1987. 

 “Mr. Rustin’s conviction and registered sex offender status haunted him for the rest of his life, and it continues to tarnish his name, despite his death thirty-three years ago,” it reads. “Indeed, California’s treatment of Mr. Rustin tarnishes our entire state.”

You can read it in full, here. They also go into more detail about Rustin’s important role in the civil rights movement.

  Reader Reviews for “Cage James”

“An amusing short story. As with any Ryan Field story I liked it a lot. I liked the character of Cage.”

“Well written and clever!”

Written by Lambda-Award winning author Ryan Field, A Starr Is Born is a queer retelling of an old rags to riches trope that’s been reinterpreted many times, but this time it’s totally different with gay main characters, a gay love story, and a gay male point of view. It’s partly a light-hearted parody and partly sarcasm. It’s also highly erotic and charged with authentic, emotional gay male romance.

From the day they meet for the first time until the day their lives change forever, Harrison Parker and Morton Starr were destined for greatness—and each other. A Starr is Born follows the paths of handsome, badly-behaving rock star Harrison Parker and sexy gender-bending performer Morton Starr, who is just starting his career.

Morton is so madly in love with his husband, Harrison, he’ll do anything to please him, including overlooking all his self-destructive issues. However, as openly gay Morton gains more fame and success in the mainstream with his popular gay love songs and his unique gender-bending image, and Harrison continues to slide downhill, there comes a point where everything has to change. And when that climax finally happens, Morton isn’t certain about anything in his future or his marriage.
A Starr is Born by [Field, Ryan]

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Field, Ryan ]

How to be a Good Gay Bottom 

How to Be a Good Gay Bottom by [Field, Ryan]

The Rescuer

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