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. 



“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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