College Tennis Star’s Coming Out Story; Why Gay Pride Month?; Ryan Field Books

College Tennis Star’s Coming Out Story

While I was reading that ridiculously long, insulting blog post by JK Rowling with regard to her transphobic opinions, I noticed that Rowling made the same mistake that most straight people make. They assume to know information about LGBTQ+ people, when in reality that’s not possible. And it’s not possible because we don’t even know how many LGBTQ+ people are still hiding in the closet.

So I’m always thrilled to read another coming out story like this.

In a powerful new essay published by Outsports, college tennis star Mitchell Thomas writes candidly about coming out to his teammates and the surprisingly response he received.

You can read more about it, here. 

There are some nice photos, too.

Why Gay Pride Month?

This is a commentary piece about why we still need a Pride Month. It covers a lot of ground with respect to the state of Florida. 

And just last year — in 2019, mind you — a Republican lawmaker from Pensacola laughed when one of his constituents joked that maybe we should just execute all of Florida’s gay residents.

Here’s the link to read the rest. 

Frankly, I not only agree with the entire piece,  but I think we’re going to need a Pride Month for a very long, long time.


“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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