Month: July 2020

A Gay College Hockey Player Comes Out; Russia Moves to Ban Gay Marriage; Ryan Field Books

A Gay College Hockey Player Comes Out

I’m always saying that we have no idea who’s gay and who’s not because so many are still in the closet. Well, this guy is out now and he’s writing about all this from his own personal experience. 

Stephen Finkel used a teammate’s gay slur as a catalyst to come out, including support from four NHL players.

Here’s a link to read it all It’s a very good piece and nicely written. Smart guy. 


Russia Moves to Ban Gay Marriage

Here’s more disturbing news on the global front. This is also why I do NOT approve, and never did approve, of straight people defining my life with a vote. Public opinion should never be taken into consideration when it comes to basic equal rights. The whole voting thing when it comes to gay marriage turns my stomach. Voters should have no say in matters like this. I don’t get to vote on their ridiculous straight churches and religions and they shouldn’t get to vote on my marriage.

Seven senators submitted a draft bill late Tuesday to amend Russia’s Family Code and legally ban gay marriage and adoptions, including, according to its authors, by transgender people. The move comes two weeks after voters overwhelmingly approved a set of constitutional amendments that include a provision defining marriage as a “union between a man and a woman.”

You can read more, here.  I wonder how many of the LGBTQ people in Russia have still not come out of the closet. I’d bet there are millions. Wouldn’t that shock those backward voters.


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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

Woman Dies From Drinking Poppers; Ricky Martin Talks About Coming Out As Gay; Ryan Field Books

Woman Dies From Drinking Poppers

Well this is something you don’t read about every day.

This poor Scottish woman thought a bottle of poppers was alcohol…and she drank it and died.

But sadly the woman, who died on May 6 according to PinkNewswas unaware of the bottle’s actual contents.

Here’s more. And there are comments at the end. I can’t even imagine how horrible that must have tasted. 

Ricky Martin Talks About Coming Out As Gay

I think that it’s helpful for closeted gay people to read about stories like this. 

It’s never uncomplicated for any gay man to come out. It’s always a process.

“I got to the place I was fighting as I was writing my book between saying, ‘Am I gay? Am I bisexual? Am I gay? Am I bisexual?,’” he said. “And either is okay, just go within and do not lie to yourself. 

There’s more, here. He’s very candid this time, and very emotional. 



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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





Tucker Carlson’s Lead Writer’s Homophobic Behavior; Gay Man’s Murder In Maine 1984; Ryan Field Books

Tucker Carlson’s Lead Writer’s Homophobic Behavior

I see more fake, shill, and sock puppet accounts on Twitter on any given day than I ever see real people with honest identities. From what I’ve always seen…and I’ve been on Twitter since November 2008…Twitter is full of liars and fakes. And they come in all different varieties. 

Blake Neff, the lead writer for admitted gay basher Tucker Carlson’s Fox News propaganda show, abruptly resigned from the network on Friday after being outed for maintaining a secret account on a public internet forum where he regularly spewed homophobic…

You can read the entire thing, here. My call for Twitter has always been simple: make it real. 

Gay Man’s Murder In Maine 1984

Here’s a story about a homophobic incident that happened in Maine many years ago. But it’s a good example of the kind of thing that happened all the time back then. This is what happened when  group of straight boys saw two men walking hand in hand. 

The boys stopped the car, got out, and began to verbally and physically assault Howard. Ogden got away but Howard tripped and fell to the ground near the railing of a bridge. The boys removed Howard’s hands from the railing and raised him above their heads. During this Howard cried out in panic, saying he could not swim. 

They threw him into the water anyway and left the scene. You can read the rest, here. 


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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 Ideal Penis Size of All Time; Steven Gerrard Had To Have His Penis Sewn Back Together; Ryan Field Books

The Ideal Penis Size of All Time

I haven’t posted anything penis related for a while. I like to give it some time so that when I do post it’s fresh penis news.

And this is pretty recent, at least on the surface it is. 

4 percent of women surveyed reported orgasming from penetrative sex with an eight-inch penis, the highest percentage for any penis length reported.

Here’s more. They go on to mention flaws in the study, and rightly so. 

In short, I never cared much for anything were women get so much to say about the male penis. Men NEVER do this with the female vagina. At least not from what I see. And if they do talk about the vagina this way, they are branded misogynists. There’s shouldn’t be a double standard anymore. I know I’ve had enough of that. 

Steven Gerrard had To Have His Penis Sewn Back Together

This is about a soccer player who injured his penis and he needed to get it stitched. Poor guy, this couldn’t have been easy. And it doesn’t sound as if he got much support from his teammates. 

“I took off my shorts and underpants and had one last look. Ouch. I hoped I wasn’t saying goodbye to an old friend,” he said, according the The Scottish Sun.

Here’s the link to more. He’s fine now, thankfully. 



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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


San Francisco Opens Bath Houses Again; Authentic Gay Content: Gay Prison Fantasy Revived in "The Prince"; Ryan Field Books

San Francisco Opens Bath Houses Again

After about 30 years of keeping bath houses closed, San Francisco will soon vote on whether or not to let them reopen once again. They’ve been closed for years thanks to the AIDS epidemic. Of course they are still taking COVID into account.

“To be clear, this ordinance does not and will not require or allow the reopening of adult sex venues in San Francisco before it is safe to do so as part of our COVID-19 reopening,” said gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman.

Here’s a link to the rest. Bath houses have always been a huge part of gay culture. At one time they were a huge part of gay social life. I don’t remember any of them because it was before my time. I didn’t come out until the 90s.


Authentic Gay Content: Gay Prison Fantasy Revived in “The Prince”

Here’s another interesting story dealing with gay culture. It’s about a movie that dropped this month titled, El Principe. (In English The Prince.) And apparently the director underestimated gay erotic fiction. 

Says Muñoz in a director’s statement, “I did not expect that behind what seemed a cheap erotic novel I would discover an amazing portrait of 1970s Chilean society…”

Here’s a link. It goes into a lot more about the prison fantasy and the straight macho male fetish. It sounds fascinating. It’s based on an early 1970s novel by Mario Cruz. 

There’s a trailer, here, and it’s very very good


New Book 
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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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










Norway Prioritizes LGBT Refugees; Utah Republican Who Came Out As Gay Loses Bid; Ryan Field Books

Norway Prioritizes LGBT Refugees

Here’s some excellent global news from Norway. I always notice how some countries take care of their LGBT population. Many times it’s better than even in the US.

LGBT+ refugees will, for the first time, be given priority both as a group and individuals when Norway selects for transfers.

Here’s the link to more. It’s important to keep in mind that in many parts of the world LGBT people are living in fear for their lives.



Utah Republican Who Came Out As Gay Loses Bid

Here’s a story of expected homophobia, where a guy named Nathan Ivie ran for reelection as commissioner after he came out as gay. It’s Utah, and he’s a gay Republican. That’s really all you need to know. Nothing about this story shocks me.

In an interview Tuesday, Ivie attributed his loss to homophobia and an aggressive campaign by the conservative Eagle Forum. 

Of course they go into more detail, here. 

New Book 
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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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

Campaign To Save NY Gay Bar Julius’; A New Gay Beach In Pompano; Ryan Field Books

Campaign To Save NY Gay Bar Julius’

I’ve been in business for myself almost all my life, and as a business person I’ve always believed that if a business can’t make enough money to at least break even, it’s time to move on. With that said, not everyone agrees with me and some people will hang on for as long as they possibly can. And it’s not always about the money. In this case it’s about the history, too. This I totally agree with. 

Julius’ Bar in NYC’s West Village is the site of the now-famous 1966 ‘Sip In’ to protest against LGBTQ discrimination, and it’s in danger of shutting down for good. A campaign has been launched to help it stay open.

Here’s a link to the rest.  It’s worth reading. 

A New Gay Beach In Pompano

Two very good older friends of mine who are not here with us anymore would have loved to read this article because they had a condo in Pompano Beach and they wintered there for many years. They were together as a couple over 50 years. They’re both gone now, and they never had a chance to see legal gay marriage, but they really would have loved this. 

A group of Pompano Beach residents gathered together on June 28 to raise the rainbow flag on the beach and unofficially proclaim a section of it as Stonewall Beach. 

Here’s more. There’s a great photo, too. 


New Book 
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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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

50 Cent Mocks LGBTQ People; Thanks To COVID Many Gay Bars Are Struggling To Survive; Ryan Field Books

50 Cent Mocks LGBTQ People

I see this kind of homophobia happening all the time on social media.

This is how 50 Cent reacted to Halle Berry playing a trans man.

“You wanted to do what? Why? Oh my God. So if I still think you’re beautiful. I’m gay a** a MF. No. Next idea.”

Here’s the rest. This isn’t even half as bad as what I saw trending all weekend with regard to Fire Island and gay men. And wait until you see how J. K. Rowling is putting the spin on her transphobia. 


Thanks To COVID Many Gay Bars Are Struggling To Survive

It’s no surprise that gay bars have been struggling to survive for a while now. There are several valid reasons for this, but most recently COVID became another reason. We had 3 gay bars here in New Hope up until recently. They are all gone now. Not one remains. It’s not just because of COVID. 

But COVID seems to have really hurt a few that were already hurting.

Gay bars have been shuttered by public-place closure orders during the coronavirus pandemic. In March, more than half of U.S. states issued statewide closure orders for bars and restaurants, decimating the nightlife industry (in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis re-closed bars on June 30, after they had been open for only a couple of weeks). 

They go into a lot more detail about bars closing, with regard to the changes in society. It’s an interesting social and cultural piece.  Here’s the link. 

New Book 
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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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 Marble Faun of Grey Gardens by Jerry Torre and the Gay Angle; Halle Berry Backtracks On Playing a Trans Male Character; Ryan Field Books

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens by Jerry Torre and the Gay Angle

I think I first watched the documentary, Grey Gardens, about 20 years ago. And I think by that time it was already 25 years old. It was filmed in the 70s by the Maysles brothers, and we had a great privately owned video store here in New Hope that carried a lot of independent art films and documentaries. So when I started reading The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens I knew the book was about Jerry Torre’s experience as a gardener at Grey Gardens, with Edith and Edie Beales. My brother also had a house in East Hampton not far from Grey Gardens so I was familiar with the local stories about Grey Gardens.

However, I learned so much more by reading Jerry Torre’s account of what it was really like at Grey Gardens. I also learned more about what happened after the documentary and after Edith Beale passed away. It didn’t know anything about that and it was interesting to read. Most of all, Torre confirms what I already expected: that Edith and Edie Beale were basically good, decent people who learned to live with their circumstances.

There’s also one more thing I learned that I didn’t know prior to reading The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens. Jerry Torre was gay, and he talks about how he came out, and what life was like for a young gay man in the 70s. It’s not a gay book and the focus is not on him being gay, but he does work the topic in nicely.

In short, if you want to read more about Grey Gardens that you most likely don’t know, you’ll enjoy The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens. It’s’ nicely written, it shows some of the conflict Torre experienced as well as the love, and the sense of family he found at Grey Gardens. I loved it and I’m giving it all the stars I can.

Here’s the Amazon link. 

Halle Berry Backtracks On Playing a Trans Male Character

It’s happened again, and I’m starting to wonder. I mean, if something starts to fall, you yell timber.

Halle Berry announced this week that she wanted to play a trans male character. And then, today, she suddenly backtracked and decided not to do this. In other words, she decided to do the right thing. And now she’s getting tons of attention and praise for something she should have already known in the first place.

Just how many times is this going to happen before we start to wonder if it’s a publicity stunt or not? Or even more important, how many times is this going to happen in general, before they finally “get” it and they don’t have to backtrack?

“Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I’d like to apologize for those remarks. As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories,” she wrote on Twitter.

You can read it all, here. 

New Book 
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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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

FREE Gay Fiction Excerpt: "Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf" by Ryan Field; Gay Man Suspected of COVID and Fire Island Crowds

FREE Gay Fiction Excerpt: “Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf”

I’ve been wanting to do a parody book like this for a long time, but the whole thing always seemed so dark I kept putting it off. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is not a cheerful heteronormative story, not by any means.  I was also never a huge fan because it’s SO heteronormative. I could never relate to any of it. 

However, I finally realized that it doesn’t have to be totally dark, and the dynamics with all gay characters make it very different in many respects compared to the heteronormative version. For one thing the sexual aspects are different because most gay couples don’t have the same rigid rules straight couples follow. The gender politics is different, too. I think there’s a certain amount of gender politics in any gay relationship, but it’s different…and nothing like the gender politics between a man and a woman. How do I know this? Because I’m married to my own husband over 25 years. 

I don’t have links for this yet, but here’s the blurb and below is an excerpt. It’s different and not what I normally do. There are sex scenes but they aren’t as explicit as I would normally write them. This book just didn’t call for too much sex.

If nothing else, I tried to make it very contemporary. 

Description Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

A riveting contemporary novel that examines the lives of two modern gay married couples who decide to get together for drinks one night. However, just drinks turns into a lot more drama, passion, humor, and emotion than any of them had planned.

In Huckleberry Point, a small townhouse community where everything is manicured and landscaped to perfection, no one is more settled into married life than Preston and Dave. But it’s gay married life, which means there are certain distinctions.

When Preston invites his new younger neighbors, Bob and Tom, over for drinks, they aren’t prepared for what they are about to learn that night. It doesn’t take long for them to discover Dave’s mysterious past, Preston’s scorn for most things traditional, and the eccentricities of an open gay marriage.

While Preston attempts to seduce one of his handsome young guests, Dave allows him just enough space to get what he needs. As the evening quickly moves forward, secrets from their pasts are uncovered, hidden desires they’ve never told anyone surface, and shared experiences only gay men could understand are discussed in full detail.

It’s a modern love story as much as it is a story about modern lovers, and these two gay couples will never be the same again when this night is over. 


Preston found an unwashed jock strap on the floor near one of the wing chairs beside the fireplace. He picked it up, sniffed it fast, lifted one of the wing chair cushions, and shoved it under the cushion. He noticed there were a few pairs of old socks already under the cushion. He’d have to remember to get them at another time. Besides, if they were going to renovate the entire house it didn’t make sense to clean it too thoroughly.
When Dave took his drink and headed for the staircase in the main hall, Preston followed. Preston had always loved this staircase. Even though it was a fairly ordinary town home, the staircase was grand and special and unlike any other he’d ever seen in a subdivision. It was semi-circular, with an elegant curve and a wrought iron rail that added a sense of design quality to the rest of the rather bland architecture. As he followed Dave up to the second floor he made a mental note to focus on the staircase during the upcoming renovation. He wanted the stairs to stand out more, to be a focal point, with detailed railings and interesting hardwood surfaces on the stairs, maybe something with an inlay design. Right now it was covered with old white carpet and the rails were basic black wrought iron.
When they entered the master bedroom Preston said, “You’re not going to change your shirt, are you?” There was no denying Dave was still a good looking man. He colored his salt and pepper hair with light ash brown, he’d had the puffy bags beneath his blue eyes surgically removed, and he’d maintained a 32 inch waist all his life.
“I don’t see the point,” Dave said. “It’s late and I’m hoping these people won’t stay too long. It just doesn’t seem fair and reasonable to have to entertain anyone at this hour at our age. Some things are just too social.”
The master bedroom was another example of the general condition of the rest of the house. The white wall to wall carpet had gone thin where they walked the most and now it resembled flat light gray flannel in certain sections. The bedroom furniture, which Dave had inherited when his grandmother died, was that heavy 1940s solid mahogany that had been mass produced after World War 2. It consisted of a full size bed, two matching night stands, a tall bureau, a low dresser, and a matching mirror framed in more mahogany that hung over the low dresser. The windows were covered with mini blinds that hadn’t been dusted since they’d stopped paying people to clean, and every flat surface in the room was filled with used water glasses Preston kept meaning to bring downstairs. In addition to all that, there were Satsuma antiques mixed with monkey statues, and personal grooming products no one had bothered to put back into the cabinet in the master bathroom.
While Dave glanced into the large mirror above the low dresser, Preston crossed to the bed to straighten out the covers. The only time he ever actually made the bed was when he changed the sheets about once a month, but he wanted to at least make it look presentable because they had guests coming over. So he pulled the covers to the edges, smoothed them out with his palm, and shoved a used pair of Dave’s underwear under one of the pillows. He then picked up two empty water glasses from the night stand and shoved them under the mattress.
After he made the bed look better and he hid all the dirty glasses, he kicked off his quarter boots and began to undress. He wanted to put on something a little tighter, and more casual, something that made him feel younger than 40. He’d been wearing the same jeans all day and he didn’t want to make a bad impression on new neighbors.
As he removed his jeans, Dave turned and said, “You certainly are going out of your way for these people. We might not even like them. I see no need to go overboard.”
He pulled off his shirt and said, “Well they are new in the neighborhood. I don’t want them to think we’re slobs.”
“But we are slobs,” Dave said.
Preston laughed. “Well of course we are, sweetie, but they don’t have to know that right away.”
Dave laughed. “Dirty house, dirty mind.”
“Exactly,” Preston said. “But I do want to work on these bathrooms when we start to renovate. They all look the same, with the same beige tile and beige sinks the builder put in 20 years ago. I want fresh, new bathrooms, with white subway tiles, light blue walls, and white marble counters.”
“We’ll discuss that at another time,” Dave said. “I can’t disagree with you. These bathrooms are glum and very dated.”
When Preston was totally naked he crossed to the master bathroom to brush his teeth and check out his hair. He also applied this new product he’d ordered that helped shrink the puffy bags beneath his eyes. It actually worked wonders and made him look and feel ten years younger. At a glance, with his light brown hair and his slim body he knew he could still pass for a guy in his early 30s. “I really wish you’d at least change your shirt. You look like someone’s grandfather.”
Dave just rolled his eyes and said, “I probably could be someone’s grandfather.”
Preston wiped his mouth dry and pushed his hair around with his fingers a few times. “If you want to let them think you’re unkempt, that’s on you. I’d like to look my best and I’m not ready to give in to middle age yet. I plan to fight it as long as I can.”
“Well you’d better enjoy that for as long as you can, because the clock is ticking my darling.”
“You don’t have to make this any more involved. I’m simply trying to look nice.”
Dave walked toward the open bathroom door and said, “Well of course you are. You wouldn’t want the tall one with the dark hair and the tight jeans to think you’re a mess. I saw the way you were looking him up and down. I’ve seen that look in your eyes before.”
“Oh please,” Preston said. “I didn’t even notice he was nice looking. But I did notice that his husband, the shorter one, is kind of plain looking. He didn’t seem to have much of a personality. I bet he’s one of those quiet little sexless bottoms that makes the taller one beg for sex.”
Dave turned and headed toward the bed that Preston had just straightened and sat down on the bed cover. “Of course youwould never make him beg for sex, or any man for that matter.”
Preston turned fast and sent him a sharp stare. “And what’s that supposed to mean?”
Dave climbed up on the bed and rested flat on his back and said, “Oh, nothing dear. I was just thinking aloud, is all. I know how you are with men, especially very masculine men. You can’t say no.”
Preston felt his face getting warmer. Dave was always insinuating that he liked men too much and that he’d do anything for a man. He walked to the bed, climbed up beside Dave, and said, “Well I’m not going to apologize because I find men attractive, and they find me attractive.”
“Oh, please,” Dave said. “Admit it. You like dick not men, you can’t get enough of it, and that’s all you care about.”
Preston climbed up on top of Dave, spread his legs, and straddled his waist. As he sat naked directly on top of Dave’s crotch and wiggled his hips, he said, “Don’t you dare slut shame me. I do like dick and I’m not apologizing for it.”
While Preston started grinding his hips slowly against Dave’s crotch, Dave laughed and said, “But sweetheart there isn’t a man alive who could satisfy your insatiable needs, and you are a slut.”
Preston laughed, too, and said, “Well of course I am. I just don’t like being shamed for it. Now shut up and fuck me before these people get here. I need a man inside me so bad right now I could scream.”
As Preston reached around to unzip Dave’s pants, Dave said, “Not tonight, dear. It’s been a long day. Let’s just suffer through the rest of this evening and tomorrow morning I’ll fuck your little brains out like a good little piggy.”
Preston Spread his legs a little more and arched his back. “Just one quickie, Dave, just slip it in and slip it out. I need a man desperately.” He was so worked up by then he could have ridden the bed post.
Dave slapped his ass and said, “Get off me. I have to use the bathroom and those people will be here any moment.”
Preston lifted his leg and climbed off. He sat naked in the middle of the bed on his haunches and said, “Why don’t you want to fuck me as often as you used to?”
Dave closed the bathroom door partially and said, “I do want to fuck you, just not tonight. You’d better finish dressing. They’ll be here any moment.”
Preston climbed off the bed and walked to his closet. He pulled out a pair of off-white skinny jeans and one of his favorite black polo shirts. He didn’t bother with underpants or socks. After he put on the clothes, he stepped into a pair of blue leather side buckle loafers, turned to face the full length mirror, and sighed aloud. These jeans were so tight they made his ass round out in a more exaggerated way. The last time he’d worn them the young guy at the supermarket carried his groceries to the car for him and asked if he wanted to hook up. Of course Preston said no because the guy was way too young, but in all honesty he couldn’t deny that it would have been nice to have a cute guy in his early 20s on top of him, even if it was just for a few minutes in the backseat of his car.



Gay Man Suspected of COVID and Fire Island Crowds

Whether we like it or not, many people…not just gay people…have decided that COVID is not going to ruin their summer and they are out there in full force. They’re going to beaches, boardwalks, and any other place their little hearts desire. 

I saw this trending all over Twitter this weekend but I didn’t see any other crowded straight resorts trending anywhere. 

Revelers attending parties on Fire Island, NY, over the July 4 weekend have prompted widespread condemnation online. Videos posted on social media showed little sign of social distancing and very few face coverings.

I’m repeating this again. It’s not just gay people. 

You can read more, here. 

New Book 
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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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