The Great Gay Hook Up Drought of 2020; Gay Mister Rogers Actor Can Finally Come Out; Ryan Field Books

The Great Gay Hook Up Drought of 2020

This is amusing. No one ever thought anything like this could ever happen. With so many gay men not out looking for sex thanks to COVID, comics are having a field day.

This is from a Youtube comic named Michael Henry.

His latest video, entitled ‘Quarantine D’, explores the fact some gay men are still hunting for dick, at a time when many others are choosing to abstain and not hook-up.

You can check out the video here. Cearly, a sign of these highly uncertain times.

Gay Mister Rogers Actor Can Finally Come Out

This is a story about one of the actors who worked with Mister Rogers on the infamous children’s TV show. His name is François S. Clemmons and he played Officer Clemmons as a recurring character on Mister Rogers.

Clemmons has a memoir out now and he’s talking openly about his life in many respects, including the fact that he’s gay. 

For that time period, this is pretty typical. And sadly, in some cases it’s still typical today. 

Rogers met Clemmons when he heard him sing at a church. Clemmons began appearing on Rogers’ show when he was a grad student at Carnegie Mellon. Rogers loved Clemmons as a friend and respected his talent. Yet, he was a product of his time. “If you’re gay, it doesn’t matter to me at all,” Rogers told Clemmons, “but if you’re going to be on the show … you can’t be out as gay.” 

There’s more, here.  This is another reason why it really irritates me when I see a straight white actor playing gay face. 


“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

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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