Gays Abused and Tortured in Egypt
Here’s another sad article from the global front. It’s about Egyptian officials who torture and abuse gay people in what’s being called one of the worst violations of LGBTQ rights in that region. This quote is actually coming from someone who suffered the abuse first hand, and it sounds as if it just ruined him. No one should ever have to deal with this kind of abuse again.
“I suffered the worst verbal abuse I have ever encountered by police officers, and they forbade me from going to the bathroom for two days. They subjected me to a forced anal exam. They sexually assaulted me,” el-Kashif, 20, told the international human rights group. “Solitary confinement was the worst thing that ever happened to me; it was really affecting my mental health. I still have post-traumatic stress disorder and social phobia. I’m not the person I was.”
Here’s the link to more. This quote is also coming from one of 15 people who spoke openly about their abusive experiences, with Human Rights Watch. The whole thing goes into a lot more detail and you should read this to see how other countries are treating LGBTQ people.
Book Review for “A Starr Is Born” by Ryan Field
It’s not always easy to get reader reviews for books like this. Even though it’s a classic romance story, it’s still kind of experimental and it’s not always easy to get review for this type of book. However, someone was kind enough to leave this unsolicited review on Amazon.
Ryan Field is the king of M/M novelized adaptations of popular films. A Starr Is Born is no exception. I really enjoyed Field’s take on this classic story. Pushing the boundaries with the gender-bending MC Morton. His backstory really colors his journey towards stardom and his relationship with rock star, Harrison.
Plenty of steamy moments and a great inclusion message compliments the main plot. It would be really hard not to like this one.