"The White Lotus" and the Ridiculous Concept of Gay White Male Privilege, Ryan Field Books

 “The White Lotus” and the Ridiculous Concept of Gay White Male Privilege

This is where the PC crowd loses me. They just go too far sometimes, and I’m done. 

I just finished watching The White Lotus and I loved it. There was actually an openly gay male playing an openly gay character. You don’t see that often. It’s almost always a straight actor playing gayface. So that right there usually rules out all gay white male privilege. In fact, the entire concept of gay white male privilege bothers me because gay white males are just as discriminated against and hated as other minorities. I have posted about hate crimes for years here and many have happened to gay white males. That’s right. Gay hate crimes. Gay white males. So don’t ever tell me that gay white men have privilege. Gay white males are all born with the same shame and discrimination as anyone else in the LGBTQ+ community. 

With that said, this article seems to think gay white men have privilege. I’ll agree to the point where gay white men have more advantages. But not privilege. Nope. Gay white men know discrimination just as well as anyone else in the LGBTQ+ community. There are still gay white men alive right now who know what it’s like to fear the police from the pre-stonewall days. As a writer and published author, I know all too well what it’s like to face gay discrimination daily. Try to shop gay content anywhere to the straight mainstream.

Historically, when we look at how the LGBTQIA+ community interacts with itself, there’s a clear dichotomy to who is “superior.” White cis gay men have always been elevated to a higher status than other members of their community because they’re the most accepted and privileged in society. 

Here’s more.  That’s not privilege. That may be advantage…but it’s definitely not privilege. 

The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf


Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”


“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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