Ellen DeGeneres Changed the World For Gay People; Gay Matchmaking In India Under Fire; Ryan Field Books

Ellen DeGeneres Changed the World For Gay People 

They are claiming all this controversy over Ellen happened over the last few months, but I remember when Ellen started getting bad press. It was around the time she was caught socializing with former President Bush. Let’s be honest about it. Up until that time, I don’t recall Ellen ever getting any bad press whatsoever. 

From that point on, however, it seems as if Ellen’s press has continued to devolve, and now she’s allegedly at the end of her proverbial cliched rope, as the newsie people would put it. 

“She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters,” an insider tells US Weekly. “But it’s not a passing thing. The hits just keep coming.”

You can read more, here. I think a lot of people keep forgetting that back in the 1990s when no one was openly gay, and no one was even talking about being openly  gay, Ellen came out as gay on national TV.  She took that chance. Around that time period, the hit TV show was Straight Will and his Straight Grace. They were straight people straight washing gay culture and gay content, promoting all the gay stereotypes. I remember this because I was there and I was watching, and don’t try to argue this point with me you will not win. 

I also remember the moment Ellen came out on her TV show, and the magnitude of how that made me feel as a gay person. It was amazing and emotional. It was, indeed, a moment I won’t ever forget. Ellen did that for us. And I don’t give a damn how “mean” they say she is. I don’t care if she sat with George Bush or not. She changed the world for gay people, not Will and his Grace. It was Ellen. 

Gay Matchmaking In India Under Fire

This story is about a matchmaking firm in India called Arranged Gay Marriage Bureau. There’s been some question about them lately. 

“I really believe she started the organization in good faith, but it is not being run in an ethical way now.”

Here’s more. There’s actually a 20 minute documentary about this. It’s an interesting article also in the sense that gay is still taboo in India, and gay marriage is still illegal. Some of the people quoted in the article won’t (or can’t) even use their last names. 

“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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