A Gay Homeland In the Nevada Desert; A Black Owned Gay Bar In Manhattan; Ryan Field Books;

A Gay Homeland In the Nevada Desert

This is an unusual retro piece that I never knew about before. I never heard anyone even mention it. And that’s rare for me. I have many older gay friends. 

On Oct. 9, 1986, at the height of anti-gay hysteria during the AIDS crisis, a biracial gay couple from Reno, Nev., made a remarkable announcement: They were going to create what some called “a gay homeland” in the Nevada desert.

They wanted to call this place Stonewall Park and refer to it as a gay resort. 

It’s a fascinating story. Here’s the link to

A Black Owned Gay Bar In Manhattan

From what I gather, this is a story that’s part of a series of stories that will focus on how Covid has affected businesses. The hardship has been especially true for LGBTQ owned businesses due to the fact that all Pride events have been cancelled. 

For Alibi Lounge, which owner Alexi Minko says is the last remaining Black-owned LGBTQ bar in Manhattan, the last few months have brought significant financial and emotional strain.

As if it’s not already hard enough for LGBTQ business owners, Covid only made it 10 times worse. 

Here’s the link to more.

The Straight Pride Parade: This is one night he’ll never forget! by [Ryan  Field]


“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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