Why Are So Many Straight White Women Writing Gay Romance? For Some Don't Say Gay Laws Aren't so New, Ryan Field Books

 Why Are So Many Straight White Women Writing Gay Romance?

This has always fascinated me. I totally understand straight white women reading gay romance novels. I love to read many things outside my own personal scope. I love novels written by black authors, with black content. However, I would NEVER take on writing a novel with black content myself. Never. That would be too many kinds of wrongs to list here. 

With that said, I’m linking to another article that discusses the concept of straight white women writing gay romance novels for monetary gain. I find it interesting. 

How could straight women feel that they have the authority to write gay romance? Because they’ve been told so by a culture that has long treated gay men as a neutered, fetishized object of curiosity. The trope of the tame gay man is a favorite in straight culture. 

Here’s more. There are some excellent quotes in the piece, and it’s very well-written. I didn’t find anything to be inaccurate. Here’s just one more great quote. 

I was surprised to find that some LGBTQ-focused stories were reflecting not me, but a straight person’s imagination of me.

For Some Don’t Say Gay Laws Aren’t so New

We’ve been reading and hearing a lot about Florida, DeSantis, and the don’t say gay bill. But other places haven’t been getting the same kind of attention. For example, Alabama just passed a bill that’s not all that different from Florida’s don’t say gay bill. And it’s been going on in other places for quite some time.

A year ago, “Don’t Say Gay” laws that had passed in the 1980s were considered archaic, LGBTQ+ advocates said, with many of them repealed over the years.

Here’s the link. The article goes on to mention how so many states have had these don’t day gay bills for many years. Apparently, many of these laws date back to the AIDS years when there was so much panic. 

But there’s clearly no reason for them now. 

 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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