Grindr Ditches Ethnicity Filter and it Backfires; Spencer Brown Comes Out As Gay; Ryan Field Books

Grindr Ditches Ethnicity Filter and it Backfires

Here’s something from the world of hook up apps. Grindr decided to get rid of the ethnicity filter, but it backfired big time. 

“For many Black gay men and gay men of color, the ethnicity filters allow them to find other men and befriend and build a community with them free from othering, fetishization, and white gaze,” he writes.

Here’s the link to more. 

Spencer Brown Comes Out As Gay

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these stories never get tired for me. This time it’s about someone well known in the music industry who’s come out in an essay in Billboard.

This is part of what Spencer Brown said… 

“I am gay,” he continued. “It’s so much easier to say today than it was even a few years ago. While I have never publicly denied this part of me, I have also never spoken out about it. I will no longer live in fear.”

You can read this one, here. 

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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