School Play with Gay Character Shut Down In Ohio, Ryan Field Books

 School Play with Gay Character Shut Down in Ohio

Gay content has always been censored. Up until recently it was even censored in publishing with regard to books and magazines. It doesn’t have to be adult gay content. It could be rated G and totally safe, but if there is a gay character or gay content there will always be certain straights who will censor it. Mostly, they either find it offensive or they believe it’s not safe for children. They have no idea that there are…and always have been…gay children who need good solid gay content. 

I’ve experienced the censorship myself over the years with books and various web sites. This is one reason why I never felt comfortable getting involved with organizations like RWA. It’s not all of RWA. It’s certain branches that always made me uncomfortable. I knew I would never be treated with the respect that other marginalized groups receive from RWA, and I knew there were undertones in certain branches. Maybe things have changed, but I highly doubt it. There were certain women heavily involved in RWA with whom I never felt comfortable. I don’t need that in my life. I’m the marginalized writer, not them. And I have no problem telling them. 

And now this is happening in Ohio.

The production of “She Kills Monsters” at Hillsboro High School was deemed “not appropriate for our K-12 audience,” Hillsboro City Schools Superintendent Tim Davis said in a statement to WKRC. The popular play, which has been performed throughout the country, features a character who is implied to be gay.

Here’s more. I find it sad this is still happening. 

The Wizard of Pride

Amazon E-book or Paperback

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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