Category: Bruce Jenner

Seton Hall Priest Fired For Gay Support; Gay Guys and Cheating; Bruce Jenner’s Unanswered Words

Seton Hall Priest Fired For Gay Support

For those who aren’t from the Northern New Jersey, New York area, Seton Hall University is a large Catholic institution located in South Orange, New Jersey. Most of my family members actually went there and graduated, some with graduate degrees. In fact, my family wanted me to go there when I graduated from high school. However, after twelve long years of Catholic school, and having my ear pulled, and having to deal with the Catholic POV on every topic (they expect/teach you to think the way they do), I’d had enough of them and their religion and I opted for Fairleigh Dickinson University where there were no religious affiliations…at all. I have no regrets, especially after reading this article.

Reverend Warren Hall, who used to work at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, posted a message on Facebook supporting the NO H8  campaign.

‘I’ve been fired from SHU for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT “NO H8”,’ he said on Twitter.

‘I’m sorry it was met with this response. I’ll miss my work here.

There’s more here.  There are comments that sound more hurt than angry.

Gay Guys and Cheating

Here’s an interesting article about cheating while in a relationship. Of course we all know this is NOT limited to gay people. It’s everyone, and it’s everywhere, but some gay men have taken to Whisper to talk about their experiences. Frankly, I think there’s something wrong with these guys. 

And if we’re going to get real about it, monogamy isn’t a ship built for everyone, but our culture almost demands it. The real problem isn’t non-monogamy, it’s non-communication. We’re afraid to talk to our partners and afraid to be truthful with ourselves, and the secrets and lies are the poison that can eventually kill the love shared between two people.

You can read the rest here. Here’s one:

I cheated on my boyfriend and after I was done I texted him “I love you” like nothing happened. We’re gay.

I still think some things are better off left unsaid.

Bruce Jenner’s Unanswered Words

I actually did watch the Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner interview and I think I know exactly what this next article is talking about.

Many who tuned in to the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner were left feeling a little puzzled and uneasy, including Sawyer and Jenner, it seemed. What is Jenner’s new name? Should we use female pronouns? When will the transition take place? Perhaps the biggest source of puzzlement for many viewers was watching Sawyer’s failed attempts to attach easy labels to Jenner’s sexuality. If Jenner identifies as a woman, does that automatically mean the thrice-married Olympic star also identifies as a lesbian? Sawyer kept respectfully insisting on clear and unambiguous definitions, and Jenner kept resisting. 

Basically, there are no simple answers. It’s a very long article that I’m not even going to attempt to explain in this short post. But I do suggest reading it. I found a few of the answers I was looking for. Mainly…it’s complicated. 

I do think that Diane Sawyer handled the interview well. In the sense that she chose her words with care so as not to offend anyone. I try to do that all the time when I’m posting about topics like this because I’m not always certain what will, or will not, offend someone. I don’t think that’s a matter of being too PC. I just think it’s giving the benefit of the doubt, and decorum.  

Here’s the link. 

And then there are the comments. You’ve been warned 🙂

The Virgin Billionaire Series by Ryan Field

Here’s an Amazon link to my Virgin Billionaire series. There are ten books (full novels) in the series, and unfortunately Amazon didn’t give me a full page for the series alone. Amazon does this all the time. But you can see which books are from my series, clearly. All of these books are stand alones and you don’t have to read them in consecutive order. The first book in the series is “The Virgin Billionaire.”

Amazon Link.  

Review for The Virgin Billionaire:

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Virgin Billionaire was an awesome book. Jase is trying to find himself so he more or less leaves his old life and starts over again In New York City. There he meets Luis a rent boy who is his next door neighbor. Jase has never been with another man in his life. He seems to be searching for something but not sure at first what it is he his searching for.. I laughed and I cried while reading this book. Ryan portrayed the characters as real people in real situations.. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series

Rick Santorum On Bruce Jenner; David Beckham Is 40; Cyndi Lauper and Pizza Business Raise Money

Rick Santorum On Bruce Jenner

When I link to things like this I wish I could say they were 100% accurate and without bias. However, so far I have not found one gay press in the universe that is without bias…completely objective news.

In any event, Rick Santorum made a few statements about Bruce Jenner and now he’s clarifying…I guess that’s what he’s doing. It seems like a condescending effort to make us aware that he’s compassionate about Jenner, forgives Jenner, and almost feels sorry for him. He’s not actually celebrating Jenner’s transition. But I could be wrong about that.

The main point is that Santorum isn’t backing down on his stand about equal rights and gay marriage. He’s still a conservative; that’s his brand. However, on a more positive note, this does seem to be one of the more accurate stories out there.

‘Many of you may have read a story published by the website BuzzFeed where I was asked for my thoughts regarding Bruce Jenner,’ Santorum began.

‘My comment affirmed Jenner as a person, made by God in His likeness as we all are. It was meant to express empathy not a change in public policy,’ the former US senator continued.

He ended the post with the hashtag ‘compassion.’

Yesterday, 2 May, Santorum was asked what he thought about Jenner’s announcement he will transition to female.

‘If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman,’ Santorum said to BuzzFeed News.

‘My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody,’ he continued. ‘Not to criticize people for who they are. I can criticize, and I do, for what people do, for their behavior.’

I’m not even sure why anyone asked him these questions, but there you are. 

David Beckham Is 40

Here’s a lighter article about David Beckham. He just turned 40, and they refer to him as “goldenballs.” And they give 14 reasons why we should love him. But that all depends on you.

1) His penchant for stripping down to his underwear at every available opportunity
The long-time H&M collaborator has a habit of promoting his wares with scantily-clad ads [see the above promotional image and below YouTube video] – with plenty of emphasis on his sizable package. ‘He does have a huge one, though,’ Vicky B once enthused. ‘It’s like a tractor exhaust pipe!’

There’s more here, where there are photos and video of how Beckham has evolved over the last 20 years…or rather how is ass has evolved. I actually think it’s a good example of how you can still look good at 40…the main reason I’m up extra early every morning running in all kinds of weather like a fool. It does pay off as the years go by.

Cyndi Lauper and Pizza Business Raise Money

Remember the story about the good Christians who own Memories Pizza in Indiana? They were the ones who said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding without even being asked to cater one, they got backlash from the LGBT community, and other good Christians started a crowdfunding page for them because they felt sorry for them. Last I heard, unless I missed something, the good Christians from Memories Pizza raised almost one million dollars…all for themselves, not for charity. So I find this story about Cyndi Lauper and a gay owned Pizza place especially inspiring.

A charitable initiative, inspired as a response to a pizza restaurant that said it would not make pizzas for a gay wedding, has raised over $160,000 in just 26 days.

The #Pizza4Equality campaign was launched by Brooklyn activist, Scott Wooledge.

It was created after news spread about Memories Pizza in Indiana, whose owners said last month that they would not cater for same-sex marriage ceremonies.

It’s nice to see someone follow up on this, in this way. Bravo to Cyndi Lauper, too. No pun intended, but let’s see if the good Christians from Memories Pizza are now willing to part with some of their dough for charity.

The rest is here. 

 Amazon review:

5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Fun Story! April 30, 2015

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The Rainbow Detective Agency is owned by two gay men – Proctor Gamble and Blair Huntingdon. Proctor is 36 years old and was once a male swimsuit model. The case they are working on now involves a C List celebrity/model named Isaac Luke. He’s a closet gay and also has a very rare physical affliction. He has worked in the past for a designer named Lion Hewitt and has also been personally involved with him.

Isaac is kidnapped and Lion Hewitt hires The Rainbow Detective Agency to find Isaac and to keep the physical affliction from becoming public knowledge. It all turns out to be fun and games until poor Isaac finds his luck has ran completely dry!

The playful banter between Proctor and Blair was a lot of fun and they remind me of Oscar and Felix on the Odd Couple. They are passionate men so you can expect to read quite a bit of steamy scenes with these two. Both, Proctor and Blair were very excited to get acquainted with Isaac and see his special package ( so to speak).

A very fun story! It reads like a smooth dream and the characters have a lot of energy, heart, and charm.


Mama June Is Bisexual; Bruce Jenner’s Roller Coaster; Frank Ocean Changed His Name

Mama June Is Bisexual

Even though I follow all this on social media, I haven’t seen many reality TV shows…and I don’t plan to in the future. However, I do know who Honey Boo Boo is. How could you not know? She’s kind of like the modern day Shirley Temple, loosely speaking, who can’t sing, dance, or yodel. 

In any event, Honey Boo Boo’s mom, Mama June, and her sister, Pumpkin, recently came out as bisexual.

June ‘Mama June’ Shannon chimed in to correct her daughter: ‘Bisexual.’

‘I’m not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro,’ she added.

By not going pro, she means that while she has been with women physically, she has never had a relationship with one.

Of potential backlash from the revelations, June says: ‘I look at it this way, haters are going to hate.’

You can read the rest here. I see a lot of people complaining about reality TV. Frankly, I’m not a huge fan myself. But someone is. And it has become a huge part of pop culture. These shows are evidently attracting a huge following and a lot of people are making a lot of money.

Bruce Jenner’s Roller Coaster

I see a lot about Bruce Jenner, too, on social media and some of the things I see surprise me a little. I think by now everyone knows I’ve always supported trans people. All my life, in my real life, because I’ve known many trans people who lived and worked right here in New Hope. There was “Sheva” who was a male to female transgender who worked in Princeton for an attorney. There was “Mother Cavalucci” who not only lived as a transgender but also did regular drag shows at local gay bars. Then there was “Mary Margaret” who took her little dog with her everywhere. And those are just a few transgender people I’ve known. But some of this press about Jenner is often a little strange…and not because he’s transgender. I blame it more on the press and the way it’s handled.

‘It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster but somehow I’m going to get through it,’ Jenner says in the latest in a series of promos. ‘I want to know how this story ends…you know… how does my story end?’

The most redeeming feature about this whole thing is that maybe Jenner will help other people who are trans come to terms with themselves. I just hope he gets a few highlights in his hair. That dark brown needs to go. The older you get the lighter you go.

The rest is here. 

Frank Ocean Changed His Name

Of course I’ve posted about the good looking openly gay rapper, Frank Ocean, a few times. I would be sleeping at the proverbial wheel if I hadn’t. I love rap music; I love good looking men like Frank Ocean. There’s not much more to say.

For most of his life Frank Ocean has been known in private circles as Edwin Breaux. Not a bad name, but he recently made the Frank Ocean name legal.

According to TMZ, the Pyramids singer filed for the name change back in March.

But due to some outstanding legal issues, mainly to do with his drivers license, the court put the brakes on the process.

It’s now gone through, so he can be addressed both on and off stage by Frank Ocean.

Here’s the rest, with a photo.