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.
Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf
“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.”
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.”
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.