Military Men Dance Together In Vintage Photo, Young Male Refugees Selling Sex To Survive, Ryan Field Books

Military Men Dance Together In Vintage Photo

I love seeing these old vintage photos of gay men that were taken long before anyone even referred to men as gay. I always wonder what life must have been like for them. It couldn’t have been easy. 

A vintage photo of unknown origin shows two shirtless military guys, dancing chest to chest and cheek to cheek.

You can check it out, here. And if you do a simple search sometimes you’ll come up with more vintage pics like this. 

It’s also interesting because two men dancing together like this has always been so taboo, and even today it still is in most places. 

Young Male Refugees Selling Sex To Survive

This piece talks about what goes on Berlin’s Tiergarten Park with young Afghan and Iranian refugees, and what they are forced to do to survive. 

“If you didn’t pay any attention, you wouldn’t notice it,” says Khamis, 31. “But the prostitution was happening right in front of them [around the public toilets]. The elephant was in the room and no one wanted to see it.”

Here’s a link to read it in full. There are some chilling photos. The article also states that although prostitution is legal in Germany, it’s far more complicated for refugees who are waiting for their documents. And there are teenagers involved. One of the boys calls this way of life, “one step away from hell.”

I really despise older gay men who target young gay men in their teens. 

What readers said…
“Best Gay Novel In Years. 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.”

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about Kendle’s Fire. 

While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.

Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

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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