Day: June 3, 2020

"Glee’s" Lea Michelle’s Terrible Behavior and Her Apology; When Mafia Controlled Gay Bars; Ryan Field Books

“Glee’s” Lea Michelle’s Terrible Behavior and Her Apology

When I saw this trending I honestly was not shocked. I’m not surprised it’s coming out now either. They usually wait a certain amount of time before they started telling all the secrets of what happened behind the scenes.

Glee actress/singer Lea Michele has become the center of a growing blowback from her former co-stars this week.

And it’s getting vicious. 

You can read more, here

Lea Michelle has also issued a statement, here.  This is part of what she said. 

Michele responded, “While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people.”

When Mafia Controlled Gay Bars

This is no shock to me, and I remember hearing about it all my life. I’m from New Jersey. So I honestly don’t see how this all all that “groundbreaking.”  I don’t think it was a secret to anyone. It’s interesting, but not groundbreaking.

A guy named Phillip Crawford Jr. has a new book out about how the Mafia ran gay bars.

Mr. Crawford illustrates how the gay bars historically were integrated into the Mafia rackets. For example, the establishments often were financed through mob-tied coin-op vendors and their related loan companies. 

You can read it all, here






Amazon

“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