NYC Cancels All Summer Events Including Pride; Corona Anxiety and Jeff Stryker; Ryan Field Books

NYC Cancels All Summer Events Including Pride

I follow many gay venues on social media, including Provincetown and New York City. And so far it looks as though all summer events will be canceled, including Pride events.

“That joy and that pride that all of these events bring, that celebration, will be back,” de Blasio said at a press conference, noting that the new cancellations include the 50th annual gay pride parade marking the 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn.

Here’s more. He’s wrong and he obviously hasn’t got a clue. For many people, it’s going to take years to recover from all this. The politicians, and the newsie people, and those who are the least affected financially are giving everyone these positive cliches like “we’re all in this together,” or “we’ll all get through these trying times,” but the fact is that not everyone will get through what’s happened in this country and the rest of the world.  If I were a small business owner in a tourist destination right now, I would be thinking very seriously about getting out and cutting my losses.

 Corona Anxiety, Circus of Books, and Jeff Stryker

This is actually a really excellent personal piece written by a gay guy in NY who’s dealing with coronavirus anxiety, being stuck in lock down, and dealing with life in general. His focus here is about the Netflix documentary I posted about earlier this month titled, Circus of Books

We watched Circus of Books on Netflix, an entertaining and moving documentary about an aging heterosexual, Jewish couple who ran a major gay pornography store in West Hollywood for over 30 years. One symptom of the pandemic is that Travis and I are both easily moved to tears, and this movie triggered this reaction.

You can read the rest of it here. They even mention the fact that Jeff Stryker was in the documentary. However, for the life of me I don’t know why they cried. Tony and I both thought it was a great documentary, but it didn’t bring us to tears. I guess everyone is different. 

“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“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 by [Field, Ryan]

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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