Month: July 2020

Hot Naked Man Wearing A Mask; More About Bryan Singer; Ryan Field Books

Hot Naked Man Wearing A Mask

This is silly, but it’s not bad to look at either. A hot naked guy decided to go out in public wearing a mask, and he wasn’t wearing the mask on his face. He was wearing the mask between his legs to cover his junk.

Some pedestrians stopped in their tracks to take photos of the man while others gaped in shock.

Here’s more. There are photos and it’s worth the click.

More About Bryan Singer

I’ve been following the saga of Bryan Singer for a while now, and this latest story is unreal. It’s sort of an expose in the Hollywood Reporter. 

Adding to the drama, one of the film’s actors filed a civil suit four months after production wrapped, claiming that he was raped by three of Singer’s friends and business associates — although none of them were involved with X-Men.

You can read it all, here. There are more quotes from the Hollywood Reporter, too.


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“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

Gay Baseball Player Matt Barker; Andy Cohen and Glory Holes; Ryan Field Books

Gay Baseball Player Matt Barker

This is a really fascinating story about a gay baseball player named Matt Barker and how he overcame issues like addiction and coming to terms with being gay. It’s very uplifting.

“I was sick of the way I was living,” he explained. “I said, ‘Knock that shit off, Matt.’ I asked my sister and her husband for help, and they said, ‘absolutely.’ As soon as I woke up from there, I was feeling alive again, and thought, ‘Let’s go after some goals here.”

Here’s more. There’s also a photo of him. He’s hot. 


Andy Cohen and Glory Holes

I’ve been reading a lot about this lately, and frankly I never thought I would. 

“If you haven’t heard, the Canadian government is echoing the New York City Department of Health’s recommendation that horny citizens use glory holes as a way to limit face-to-face contact and swapping saliva during sex,” Cohen explained.

You can read it all, here. There’s a video, too, where Cohen talks in-depth about Glory Holes. 




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“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

LGBTQ People Speak of Sex Abuse In Syria; They’ll Kill You For Being Gay; Ryan Field Books

LGBTQ People Speak of Sex Abuse In Syria

Here’s more about what’s happening on the global front. Not good, either.

Beirut, Lebanon – Gay and bisexual men and transgender women (GBT) have been subjected to increased violence at the hands of Syrian state and non-state actors… 

Here’s a link for more.  They get into a story about a 21 year old gay survivor that was captured by ISIS. His boyfriend was captured, and then killed by being thrown from a high building. 

These people are despicable. 

They’ll Kill You For Being Gay

Here’s another disturbing story about what happens to gay people living in places where the courts support Islamic Law…Sharia Law. This horrible, backward culture considers homosexuality illegal and gay people have to hide who they are, and live in total fear. 

For years Mohamed’s family tried to make him more like other boys – tougher, more “masculine”. They even sent him to have a female spirit driven out with hallucinogenic drugs. Eventually, writes Layla Mahmood, they decided to kill him.

The whole piece is definitely something that should be read so people see what’s happening in parts of the world, and so they understand it. Here’s the link. 



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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

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Under Investigation; Transphobic, Homophobic Brutal Attack Harms Couple; Ryan Field Books

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Under Investigation

What’s interesting about this is the fact that it’s not a police investigation…or anything criminal. It’s not really even an investigation of Ellen DeGeneres. It’s an internal investigation through WarnerMedia about allegations involving the Ellen TV show itself. And yet the gay presses are all making this sound as if this is all about Ellen. I don’t totally understand that…or why they are so eager to smear her this way. But that seems to be the intention, and most people won’t even notice this.

Ten former employees – as well as one current employee – described in detail to Buzzfeed News the toxic work environment they endured on the show, an environment they said is wrought with racism, unethical terminations, fear, and more.

Here’s the full story, such as it it. I have too many questions about this one, and I hope there’s a follow up to this so-called investigation. First of all, I want to know why, after all these years, none of this has come out about Ellen anywhere else. It’s always been long-standing knowledge that many of these highly successful powerful people are not always easy to work with, or to get along with.

Transphobic, Homophobic Brutal Attack Harms Couple

A nice harmless couple aged 20 and 21 were brutally attacked while dining out.

Between midnight and 12.10am in the early hours of Sunday (July 26), shortly after they ended their meal, the couple were walking near St Denys Road and Dennis Street when their evening was interrupted by an unknown man.

Here’s the link. It’s a very disturbing story partly because these things are still happening today, and yet it’s all too real. The the LGBTQ+ phobia is clearly still around.

 New Book 


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“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



Coming Out In the Locker Room; Bohemian Rhapsody Movie about Freddy Mercury; Ryan Field Books

Coming Out In the Locker Room

This is about films with LGBT content. The only problem for me is that once again it’s subtitled. I have nothing against subtitled films. It’s just that I read and write all day long and when I’m watching a movie I don’t want to read even more.

This festival darling made the rounds back in 2018, where it took us off-guard with its thoughtfulness. Mario follows its titular character, a life-long soccer player (Max Hubacher) on the brink of a high paying career in pro sports as he prepares to enter the big league. 

You can read more here. It looks like a great film.

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie about Freddy Mercury

Last night I saw Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time and I guess my best reaction is that I was underwhelmed. First, the straight male actor, Rami Malek, played gay face. I think he may have even won an Oscar for playing gayface. He played Freddie Mercury. But they all do that, so it’s not like I was stunned. In this particular case it may have even worked because Mercury was NOT portrayed as a gay man. I’m no really sure what you’d call it, but he wasn’t portrayed as gay.

I came to the movie with very little knowledge of Queen and Freddie Mercury. And when it was over I learned two things. One, that Queen and Freddie Mercury were musical geniuses. And two. Freddie Mercury was just another painful closet case with a very unhappy ending. And I do understand that. Given the times and given his circumstances, he probably did the best that he could do. No one could ever fault him for that.

But all these years later the film about his life could have been done better, for fans and for Freddie Mercury.

I found an interesting review that goes a lot deeper, with regard to homophobia and straight-washing. The saddest thing of all is they continue to do this and I know they will do it again.


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“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.

Women Tend to Stay Away From Sexually Active Gay Men; The Worst Gay Date Ever; Ryan Field Books

Women Tend to Stay Away From Sexually Active Gay Men

I really don’t like the way this article is titled, so I changed it a little. It’s a study done about men who are sexually active, but these people use the word promiscuity. That’s bothers me. Who decides what’s promiscuous, especially with regard to gay men? 

The study, published in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinities, found that women are more likely to seek to avoid gay men described as promiscuous compared to gay men who are not described as promiscuous.

There are so many things about this that bother me.

You can read it all, here. The article, however, is not without merit. I think it breaks a lot of the stereotypes we see on TV and in films about gay men, especially with regard to the stereotypes of Will and his Grace.

The Worst Gay Date Ever

The focus of this article is on guys who’ve experienced the fresh hells of bad dating. And they are talking about it online.

 This one is called the “Debbie Downer”

“Went out with a guy, and all he did was talk about himself. I wish it was positive. He just kept bitching about life. It was very depressing.”

Here’s a link to more. 


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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

Family of Gay Officer Who Died of COVID Denied Insurance; Germany’s Compensation Program for Gay Soldiers; Ryan Field Books

Family of Gay Officer Who Died of COVID Denied Insurance

I remember posting about this gay cop who caught COVID and he died back in the spring. The virus hit him hard and it hit him fast. It was a very sad story. And it just got even sadder.

The family Shannon Bennett, the gay Broward Sheriff’s deputy who died from COVID-19 in April, has been denied insurance benefits covering his death.

Of course the family is fighting this, and so is the Sheriff’s office. You can read it all, here.

I’ll be looking for follow ups. These insurance companies are disgusting. 


Germany’s Compensation Program for Gay Soldiers

Here’s something more uplifting, and it’s on the global front. 

Homosexual soldiers who faced discrimination in Germany’s Bundeswehr army could receive financial compensation, according to the draft of a new bill. 

Here’s a link to more. They’re also talking about the possibility of revoking judgments in military courts. It’s an interesting piece because it goes into a lot of history you don’t read about often. 




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“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


Pastor Sucks Demons Out of Men, with Oral Sex; TN College Cancel’s Student’s Admission After finding Out He’s Gay; Ryan Field Books

Pastor Sucks Demons Out of Men, with Oral Sex

This has to be the most far-fetched defense I have ever seen in my life. 

New Jersey minister accused of sexually assaulting his parishioners has launched a creative defense: he claims he was sucking demons out of them by performing fellatio.

Well!

You can read it all, here. This happened in Linden, NJ, where my grandmother used to live. A very nice little NJ city. 



TN College Cancel’s Student’s Admission After Finding Out He’s Gay

Here’s a story about a guy who got accepted into a college to study nursing on a graduate level, only to find out at the last minute he’s not welcome there. Of course it’s a private Christian college. 

“Your request for graduate housing and your social media profile, including your intent to live with your partner, indicates your unwillingness to abide by the commitment you made in signing (the university’s community values statements),” the letter states.

Here’s more.   They go into a lot more detail about discrimination on a university level and it’s very interesting read. 



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“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




Why Are Straight Women Giving Out Gay Advice?; Gay Man’s 90-Day Huge Body Change During Quarantine Sets Off Debate; Ryan Field Books

Why Are Straight Women Giving Out Gay Advice?

I know this is Dear Abby and it covers a good deal of general information as far as advice goes. She gives advice to everyone. But it’s not the first time I’ve seen something like this recently. Just yesterday I saw a straight woman in the UK giving out advice to gay men and I started to wonder why I’m seeing this. We can’t find a gay man to give advice to gay men?

So here’s what happened with Dear Abby. It’s about a parent with a 14-year old son who’s asking for advice about whether or not they should confront the 14-year old kid about being gay.

I actually agree with the reply.

But the topic of his sexual orientation should be raised by him, not you.

Here’s a link. My only point, regardless of the reply, is that gay people should be the only people giving out gay advice. I know everyone has good intentions, and you think you know it all because you watched Will and his Grace, but I believe there are certain lines that shouldn’t be crossed. 


Gay Man’s 90-Day Huge Body Change During Quarantine Sets Off Debate

Here’s a story about a cute young gay realtor who decided to change his body during the COVID lock down. He was a cute guy before and after, but apparently he decided to change his body for himself. And it’s not without certain emotional complications.

“I hesitated posting this because I’m still not totally comfortable in my own skin,” he said on the tweet. “I know my body is far from what we are taught we should look like, especially in the gay community, BUT today marks 90 days since I decided to start getting healthy and I’m proud, so idgaf.”

Here’s more.  They go on to talk more about how gay men feel about the concept of body image and the pressures we’re under. I get it…totally. If you’re gay it’s always been this way. I haven’t had pizza or donuts or most carbs in almost 5 years. I stick to a Keto/Atkins kind of plan. 


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“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


Closeted Gay Grandpa Gets Blackmailed; A Documentary of Gay Voices; Ryan Field Books

Closeted Gay Grandpa Gets Blackmailed

Everything about this story is sad. From the guy who simply cannot come out of the closet at his advanced age, to the creep who decided to take advantage this guy’s inability to embrace himself as gay. And I don’t mean that in a snide, sarcastic way. I really do feel bad for the older guy.  I also do not believe in outing anyone. I just think it’s so sad that people are still in the closet nowadays.

The case took place in the UK. Kieran George Thurling, who lives in Uffculme, Devon, met his victim via the gay hookup app in September 2018. They met around eight times for sex before Thurling threatened to out him via a message sent in January this year.

Here’s more. 

A Documentary of Gay Voices

This is about a documentary titled, “Word Is Out.”

“Word Is Out” is widely considered to be the first feature film about gay people by gay people. It is a movie of a mighty complexity built from the simple premise of people talking about their lives.

This is interesting, the part about the film being about gay people by gay people. But I guess it’s true. Even the documentary that I was in…The State of Marriage…was done by straight people. It was about gay marriage and gay people, but it was done by straight people. They were nice straight people. I loved them all and they did a wonderful documentary. But I just realized that now. 

In any event, here’s more. I’ll have to look for this one. 


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“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