It's Time For Gay Men To Admit and Confront Cultural Appropriation, Misha Collins Comes Out As Straight and then Posts a Photo of His Face in Flowers, Ryan Field Books

 It’s Time For Gay Men To Admit and Confront Cultural Appropriation

From Hollywood hiring straight male actors to play gay for pay, to the straight women who write m/m romance novels and dominate the entire genre, it’s time that gay men realized the importance of cultural appropriation, and confronted it. We are probably one of the last marginalized groups who get no respect or consideration with regard to cultural appropriation. But even sadder, many gay men don’t even realize they are being appropriated and they’re willing to take any bone the mainstream throws them. 

I’m not going into detail with this one because others have done it so much better. I just want to make people aware of this kind of cultural appropriation. 

Here’s a link to one rather complicated piece about how Madonna had appropriated gay culture, but it’s still interesting.

This is from wiki and it’s a good explanation of Cultural Appropriation. And all gay men need to read this.

The new TV show, Heartstoppers, is a good example of an asexual woman writer appropriating gay culture.  The movie Stonewall is another example. I could give so many other examples I’d run out of room.

And I’m tired of the excuses that everyone can write whatever they want, or that anyone can act whatever they want. That doesn’t work with any other marginalized group so why should gay men sit back and take it? 

There are openly gay actors out there right now being ignored for straight actors. There are openly gay writers out there being ignored for straight writers. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should be doing it.


Misha Collins Comes Out as Straight and then Posts a Photo of His Face in Flowers

It was only recently when Misha Collins almost came out as bisexual at one of those con things people go to, and then he quickly and almost desperately backtracked and came out as straight. 

I don’t see the big deal about discussing his sexuality. I’m gay and I’m proud of that. We should all be proud of who we are and not avoid discussing it. At least in a broad general sense. If Misha is straight, be proud of that. I dislike any sort of shaming. 

“My clumsy intention was to wave off actually discussing my sexuality, but I badly fumbled that and understand that was seen as me coming out as bisexual,” he explained before going on to correct the record.

Here’s more. And now that he came out as straight, he’s brushing the entire incident off and posting photos of himself with his face encased in these odd flowers. And it’s a good idea. I like Misha and I hope he moves forward from all this. 

 

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”

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“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.”
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Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

 


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