Month: August 2020

Randy Rainbow Apologizes and It’s BS; Ryan Field Books

Randy Rainbow Apologizes and It’s Lame BS

I’ve already posted about the recently discovered racist and transphobic Tweets that were posted by Randy Rainbow about 10 years ago. And now, good old Rainbow dude, is apologizing…and in the most interesting way. 

 “…I learned many years ago, over the last decade, that there are things that you must be sensitive about. There are issues that I was not aware of back then. In 2010, we weren’t anywhere near where we are now.”

That’s BS. And it’s lame. 

10 years ago it was WRONG to post racist shit like that, and we all knew it. It’s always been wrong to post racist shit like that, at least in my lifetime. It’s cringe. 

You can go check out more of his tweets, here.  

BS! 


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Gay Fairytale Lost for 200 Years; Ryan Field Books

Gay Fairytale Lost for 200 Years

I love things like this because we don’t have much gay history of any kind. Everything gay related has always been so discreet we have to read between the lines. Being gay was simply not something that was openly discussed. And, being gay is almost always associated with sex and sexuality, not folklore or stories. They never realize that being gay it about more than just sex. 

However, this is unique. 

His research suggests that not only did gay fairytale “The Dog And The Sailor” exist but that a “whole chunk of LGBTQ folklore” was “deleted” by one homophobic man, as recently as the 1950s.

It’s fascinating and I highly suggest reading it in full.  Here’s the link. 



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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.”

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What readers said about “Altered Parts”
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Randy Rainbow’s Older Racist Transphobic Tweets Resurface; Ryan Field Books

Randy Rainbow’s Older Racist Transphobic Tweets Resurface

And here so many people thought Randy Rainbow was so open-minded, fair, honest, and pure. He comes across as holier than thou. And then you read something like this and you’re like, WTF.

Randy Rainbow, a political satirist and singer who rose to fame on the Internet with his viral YouTube videos, is coming under fire on Twitter this week after several racist and transphobic tweets made as far back as 2010 have resurfaced.

Of course Rainbow dude deleted all the offensive Tweets all from his Twitter account, but someone took screen shots. 

You can check them out, here. I think what’s really interesting with these things is that most of us can safely say that we’ve never once tweeted or posted anything transphobic or racist. And I think that’s because it wouldn’t occur to most of us to do that. Most of us are not mean people and we don’t think that way. 





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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.”

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Gay Young Dems Leader of Maryland Found Dead; Ryan Field Books

Gay Young Dems Leader of Maryland Found Dead

I’ve noticed that gay news, in general, is changing lately and I’m trying to change with it. Those all gay clickbait web sites that were so popular 10 years ago don’t interest me any longer, and I’m not even totally sure why. Maybe it’s just the way things are evolving. This article below is from the Washington Blade, which has been around for a very long, long time. In other words, it’s not one of those cheesy gay online presses with no journalistic background. This is real news.

In any event, here’s a story about a prominent young gay democratic leader in Maryland who was found dead. Very sad.

Prince George’s County police said Kitchen, 34, was found deceased one day after friends and family members reported him missing to P.G. Police and appealed to the public for help in finding him. P.G. police said in an announcement on Aug. 15 that Kitchen was last seen in person on Aug. 8 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis and he last spoke to colleagues during a Zoom meeting on Aug. 11.


There’s more, here. 


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What readers said about “Altered Parts”
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Gay DC Man Accused of Embezzling Millions From COVID Fund; Ryan Field Books

Gay DC Man Accused of Embezzling Millions From COVID Fund 

A gay Washington, DC resident who was also a former official with the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, stands accused of stealing more than $2 million that was intended for small businesses to help with the COVID-19 crisis. 

Gaughan successfully obtained more than $2.1 million in loans from the government-backed programs, intended to help businesses remain afloat during the height of the pandemic.

You can check it all out, here. There’s a photo of the guy, too. This isn’t the first time he’s been accused of something like this. Something else happened back in 2018. 



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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.”

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Annette Bening Explains Why Cis Actors Shouldn’t Play Trans Roles; Ryan Field Books

Annette Bening Explains Why Cis Actors Shouldn’t Play Trans Roles


I’ve been talking about this for a long time, and I have the posts here on this web site to prove it. I don’t like it when straight actors play gay face, and I especially don’t like to see cis actors play trans roles. It has nothing to do with “acting.” Any good actor can play any role. That’s not the argument here. The moral and ethical question is should they be playing any role? You don’t see white actors playing blackface anymore…thankfully. 

With that said, Annette Bening has weighed in on the topic of cis actors playing trans roles, and why they should not be doing this. Bening also has a trans son.  

Numerous cis actors have made names for themselves by playing trans characters, including Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Elle Fanning (3 Generations), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Matt Bomer (Anything), and Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry).

You can read more here. I agree with her 110%. 


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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



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Why There Are No Famous Gay Male Comedians; Ryan Field Books

Why There Are No Famous Gay Male Comedians

This is interesting, and it’s something I’ve noticed all my life. An anthropology student named Jason Frank is working on a study called, “Fairies and Funnies: Gay Men In Stand Up Comedy.” 

 Frank believes society prefers narratives about gay men leading lives of tragedy and thus can’t see gay comedians in the same light as their lesbian counterparts.

It is a good point, but I’m not sure how true it is. We do have Billy Eichner and Stephen Fry, plus a few others. I’m also not disputing it either. He could be spot on, because Fry and Eichner aren’t really household names like Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie. 

I only write books and stories with happy endings, however, we all know that’s not the case with most gay books and movies. The straights in the mainstream seem to want that depressing Brokeback Mountain tragedy. 

You can read it all, here. 



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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


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15 Life Lessons From An Older Gay Gentleman; Ryan Field Books

15 Life Lessons From  An Older Gay Gentleman; Ryan Field Books

Tony and I were always fortunate enough to be around older gay people…both single and couples…to get advice and hear wisdom. And I think that’s important for younger gay people to hear.

Things are a little easier now for younger gay people, but not totally. There are still issues we all deal with.

“What I wish would have been available to me when I was 20, was the opportunity to speak with someone who had experienced what I was experiencing as I was coming out,” says Jeff Levy, a gay, Chicago-based psychotherapist.

Here’s a link to read more.  I think they’re all good, but I love number 11. 




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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


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Steven Universe Creator Was Told Gay Romance Could End the Show; Ryan Field Books

Steven Universe Creator Was Told Gay Romance Could End the Show; Ryan Field Books

Of course this interests me because I write gay romance novels. But it should interest all gay people who are looking for more gay content.

They told us point-blank: ‘You can’t have these characters be in a relationship,’ but at that point Garnet was so established that audiences could instantly understand what the relationship was…

Here’s more. You really should read this for the full impact. 



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Gay Man Refused Entry to Casino Because He Carries a Purse; Ryan Field Books

Gay Man Refused Entry to Casino Because He Carries a Purse

Well here’s a first for me. So many men these days carry around some kind of bag or satchel and no one even notices. No one cares .But this guy was targeted for carrying a purse…or what he refers to as a murse.

“I informed the security guard that this is my man purse (murse) and I would not be putting it back in the car, to which I was told men do not carry purses, they carry bags.”

Here’s the link to more.  It’s actually a cute purse, too…Louis Vuitton. They claim they were worried the Louis Vuitton purse was full of explosives. You have to see the photo. Seriously. 



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