Alleged Republican Hate Crime In Provincetown, Wilton Manors Mayor Dies From Heart Attack, Ryan Field Books

Alleged Republican Hate Crime In Provincetown

For 15 years we spent every Labor Day Week, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve on Cape Cod in Provincetown. And we loved every minute of it. It’s always been a wonderful little New England art colony, and a safe place for LGBTQ people…and everyone.

With that said, there was an incident recently where a Republican politician pulled into town in a massive army truck, and when he reached the town hall some guy ran up to his army truck and ripped off all of his Trump signs. After that, the Republican politician chased the guy down a back alley, caught him, and placed him under citizens arrest. Now that’s high drama for P’town.

And now the Republican is claiming he’s been the victim of a hate crime, however, there’s still a lot more to this story.

“The consequences for a regular citizen making a citizen’s arrest that is not justified by a conviction for a felony is potential liability in a civil lawsuit for false arrest, assault and battery, etc., and possible criminal prosecution,” the statement says.

You can read the rest here. I think it’s a shame something like this even happened in the first place.

Wilton Manors Mayor Dies of Heart Attack

For anyone who doesn’t know, Wilton Manors is a well known gay enclave in Southern Florida. I’ve never been there. I’m more familiar with Miami and Miami Beach, but we do know people from New Hope who’ve moved there because there’s such a large LGBTQ presence. So I naturally saw this trending all over social media this week.

Mayor Justin Flippen of Wilton Manors died of a massive heart attack at only 41 years old.

“We are very sad. Our hearts go out to Justin’s family and friends,” the Wilton Manors city officials said in a statement. “This is a horrible loss for our community.”

Here’s more, and there’s a nice photo of Flippen. RIP 

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.”

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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

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