Why Straight Actors Playing Gayface Are No Longer Praised, People Hit By Truck In Wilton Manors Pride March, Ryan Field Books

Why Straight Actors Playing Gayface Are No Longer Praised

This is an excellent piece that discusses straight actors playing gayface. It begins with Tom Hanks playing gayface in the movie about AIDS, Philadelphia, and then it gets right into a film that I’ve never liked, Brokeback Mountain

Since 2005’s Brokeback Mountain, as many as 35 Oscar-nominated roles have been LGBTQ+. None of those, however, were portrayed by openly LGBTQ+ performers. Playing gay is brave enough to get a medal. Being gay and playing gay? Not so much.

Here’s a link. If you are one of those people…gay or straight…who believe that “it’s just acting” and everyone should be able to play every role, this might enlighten you a little. Of course, I know some of you are never going to understand it. But slowly, so very slowly, it’s starting to make sense to millions of other people. 

People Hit By Truck In Wilton Manors South Florida Pride March

Something like this is sad and significant and devastating no matter where it happens. I can’t even imagine. But this incident took place in Wilton Manors, Florida, which is a heavily populated LGBTQ area in South Florida. I know so many people from New Hope who’ve moved there in the last 10 years.

One man was killed and another injured after two people were hit by a truck at a South Florida gay pride march on Saturday evening.

Here’s more.  It’s all under investigation now. 

The Straight Pride Parade

The Straight Pride Parade

 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.”

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]

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