National Coming Out Day Doesn't Mean It's Easy to Come Out, Ryan Field Books

 National Coming Out Day Doesn’t Mean It’s Easy to Come Out

I wish the straight people would realize and understand this. I know they’re only being supportive when they expect all gay people to come out, but does that make being clueless okay? I don’t think so. 

The fact is that National Coming Out Day is wonderful for gay people who have already come out. It is a day of celebration for people who are already out. And in some ways, I hope it’s an encouraging message to those who are not out yet. As hard as it is to come out, I have never yet met anyone who regretted it. 

However, the truth is that not every gay person out there is ready or able to come out. And in some cases, they never will be ready. They should never be pressured and it should NEVER be taken lightly. Coming out for any gay person is still a huge deal. 

Here’s a wonderful piece written by someone who came out later in life. If you’re straight, even if you say you support gay people, read it and pay attention to it. There are millions of us like this and it has nothing to do with Brokeback Mountain or Will and his Grace. This is the reality for so many. 

You might think that being queer is so widely accepted these days that there is no need for a day like today, National Coming Out Day. But let me tell you, I came out of the closet recently at age 48 after a lifetime of angst.

Here’s more. It’s a good, smart read. But always remember that coming out is different for everyone. No two experiences can be compared. And no one should ever be pressured into coming out before they are ready. 

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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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