Armistead Maupin Turning 76 Today; Transgender Woman Apologizes for Outing Gay Men in Morocco; Ryan Field Books

 Armistead Maupin Turning 76 Today

Here’s a nice tribute to Maupin, in the form of a documentary. I haven’t read much of his work, and I wasn’t fond of the Netflix reboot for Tales of the City, but l know Maupin has many fans out there. And he was writing gay content back when most people didn’t have the guts to do that. 

In honor of Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin turning 76 today, we offer up the documentary biopic of the man himself. 

You can check it all out, here. I did watch this documentary and I thought it was excellent. 

Transgender Woman Apologizes for Outing Gay Men in Morocco

Here’s another follow up on the story about the Trans woman influencer on Insta who made life living hell for gay men in homophobic Morocco. Now she’s apologizing…or at least it sounds that way, kind of. She can keep her apologies to herself for all I care. No one should ever out anyone. Case closed. 

“I literally wanted people to think of gay people as the man or woman next door and to stop the negative fantasy about who gay people are, how they look like and how they live.”

You can read more, here. Never, ever out anyone. You don’t have the right to do that. 

“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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