2020: June is Gay Pride Month; Gay Film Maker Pretends His Partner Was His Cousin For 15 Years; Ryan Field Books

2020: June is Gay Pride Month

So far 2020 has been a horrible year for all of us thanks to COVID. The entire world went into self-quarantine in March and now that it’s June we’re just beginning to come out of it. Which means this year we don’t be seeing any large Pride events of parades. I think most of the summer in Provincetown has been canceled. Almost everything has been canceled…unless of course you’re planning a riot or a looting session. Then you can feel free to do whatever you want. 

However, Pride Month will continue, but it will be a little different this year. I think a lot of us will be celebrating online.

Here’s a little history.

On a hot summer’s night in New York on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. Among the many leaders of the riots was black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson — leading the movement to continue over six days with protests and clashes. 

You can read more here. It’s a great article.

Gay Film Maker Pretends His Partner Was His Cousin For 15 Years

Here’s proof that we are still facing the same discrimination we’ve been facing since the beginning of time. It’s about a gay film maker who had to lie for years in order to live with his partner.

Despite this Asrani was forced to conceal his sexuality for most of his career, with his long-term partner Siddhant pretending to be his cousin so that they could share an apartment.

Here’s more.  There are millions of stories like this out there, and in many cases these things are still happening today. 


“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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