This Gay Man Was Skeptical About Gay Marriage, Ryan Field Books

 This Gay Man was Skeptical About Gay Marriage

This is one of those gay stories to which I truly cannot relate. For me, gay marriage meant that my long-term relationship with my “husband” was finally validated and we were legal. To me, gay marriage meant neither one of us would have to pay inheritance taxes. To me, it represented years of fighting for equal rights. To me, it made me equal with straights who are married. And I never ever took it to the lengths this gay man took it. Of course, there is the love factor, but I have also always focused on the more pragmatic legal aspects of gay marriage. It protects us.  

As young queers at university, we had followed the fashionable discourse about how marriage was a “heteronormative construct that shackles us all” and how, as gay people, we were liberated from such arcane traditions, following our own path of true autonomy and forming relationships outside the Hallmark romance framework that has brainwashed the world.

Here’s more. I agree with him on some things, but not everything. For one thing, I don’t identify as queer. I identify as gay. And that’s fine. Gay men have always been a diversified group with different opinions. I wonder how he feels about straight male actors gay-baiting and playing gay for pay in films and on TV. Or about straight women authors writing gay content. Cultural appropriation is a much more important concern right now.

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]

The Wizard of Pride

The Straight Pride Parade

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