Day: June 8, 2020

The Pain of Canceled Pride Celebrations; Two Years In Prison For Gay Sex; Ryan Field Books

The Pain of Canceled Pride Celebrations

Let’s face it, we only get one month out of the year to celebrate all the shit we’ve gone through. And in many cases, are still going through. I don’t think we’ve even begun to speculate on how many LGBTQ+ people there are out there because so many are still in the closet. I think Pride events help those people the most. Just seeing them happen offers encouragement. But I guess we won’t be seeing anything like that this year. It’s going to be a sad year for many LGBTQ+ people.

“Not having that this summer,” Johnstone added, “makes it feel as if a big part of my year is missing — the excitement of getting ready and figuring out what I’m going to wear and meeting people. There’s grief in missing out on all that.”

You can read it all, here. 

Two Years In Prison for Gay Sex

Here’s another story on the global front.

In Turkmenistan, men who have sex with men continue to be arrested and imprisoned on sodomy charges.

You can read the entire story, here. It’s one of 69 countries that outlaw consensual gay sex. Apparently, they give men these horrifying anal exams.

This is never reported in the mainstream media, and no one ever speaks of it.


“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