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Gay Pornster Beat Up Boyfriend For Watching Porn; Dustin Lance Black and Closeted Gay Actors; Gay Couple Shamed

Gay Pornster Beats Up Boyfriend For Watching Porn

A gay porn star named Jared Louis Valezquez allegedly beat the hell out of his boyfriend for watching exactly what he (Valezquez) does for a living.

Jared Louis Valezquez, a 31-year-old best known as Tyce Jax and has starred in films for Raging Stallion and Next Door Ebony, is on probation for beating, choking and pulling a knife on his partner Bobby Hamill in their duplex in Atlanta.
Valezquez has been arrested on domestic violence charges five times before.
The 31-year-old is said to have become enraged when he found Hamill watching porn on an iPad, according to an Atlanta police arrest affidavit.

There’s more here. He broke the iPad, too.

Dustin Lance Black and Closeted Gay Actors

This definitely kicked off a lively debate on Facebook yesterday. And I thought I saw more comments with this article, but they must have been deleted or something.

Dustin Lance Black may understand the business reasons why gay A-list actors remain closeted but he has strong feelings about those who are blatantly dishonest.
‘I have no respect for someone who lies about their sexuality,’ he says in the new issue of Attitude.
‘At the very least say “no comment,” just keep your personal life personal. But if you’re going to closet yourself, that sends a negative message.’

Here’s the rest. It’s important not to take what Black is saying out of context. From his own experiences, he claims he’s never experienced homophobia by a studio or network. He claims it’s the agents and managers who promote homophobia. And I believe him. I’ve seen that myself, too, especially with these pushy, shouty managers who often wind up hurting a career more than helping it, without the actor even realizing it until it’s too late. These managers don’t just manage. They rule and control with a passive aggressive iron fist.

 Gay Couple Shamed

Here’s another story about a gay couple that was shamed in public at one of those stores I’ve never heard of, for kissing on the cheek.

Aidan Skinner, 21, and boyfriend Sean West, 20, bought a bottle of wine and a meal in the supermarket store in Broadpiece, Wick, on 12 December when a member of staff made a homophobic comment.
‘Do you have to do that in here?’ the till operator said. ‘Especially two guys.’
The couple confronted the woman behind the till, and an argument ensued.
Skinner, who works night shifts in a Sainsbury’s store, told the Littlehampton Gazette: ‘I get how hard the shifts can be and that they could be having a bad day, but you don’t take it out on someone you are serving.’

There’s more here. It goes on to mention similar things like this that have happened in the past. The people in the comments go into even more detail.

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Pat Patterson Openly Gay and WWE; Social Media Pressure, Gay Porn, and Racism; Tom Daley and THAT Other Swimmer Make Headlines

Pat Patterson Openly Gay and WWE

Here’s a really good article about the life of Pat Patterson, and what it was like to be at the top of his game as a pro wrestler, and gay.  It’s another one that breaks the stereotypes. There are a lot of guys out there like Patterson.

Nearly 20 years after he first arrived in the U.S., Patterson reached the pinnacle of his career in 1979 when, aged 38, he was crowned the World Wide Wrestling Federation’s inaugural Intercontinental Champion. To this day, that championship remains one of the most prestigious in the organization that later became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). What most in the wrestling world didn’t realize, however, was that the new champion was gay.

The rest is here.  I know there are many important points in this article about Patterson and his life, but I also think that part about stereotypes is important to all of us. So that we know not to stereotype gay men into any specific category.

Social Media Pressure, Gay Porn, and Racism

As the heading suggests, this is a highly controversial topic for some. I think it also gives a fairly accurate example of the more questionable sides of the porn industry and porn stars.  

In the past, scenes featuring gay porn stars who have committed statutory rape and even murder (Mike Dozer and Sean Cody’s Addison, respectively) have not been pulled down from studios’ websites, even after news of their convictions spread. And in my nine years of reporting on the gay-adult industry, a studio (let alone two studios) has never removed or canceled content due to a performer’s personal beliefs—that is, until now.

So what made Diggs special? White men with sexual “preferences” working in gay porn is nothing new. But thanks to social media and industry blogs, those “preferences” are being exposed, shared, shamed, and retweeted to such an extent that studios can no longer pretend to be oblivious.

You can check out the rest here. It’s a fairly in-depth piece. It gets into sexual preferences and racism, which is a topic that’s becoming increasingly popular these days. They mention hook up apps and talk about whether or not sexual preference is a form of racism. It’s…well…interesting.

There’s nothing lewd or sexual about the article, but I don’t think the web site for this one is SFW. You’ve been warned.

Tom Daley and THAT Other Swimmer Make Headlines

Of course my heading for this is sarcastic. I figured I’d better mention that for those who have been deprived of a sense of humor.

This pretty much says it all…

Tom Daley, Great Britain‘s openly gay diving champion, was front-page news across the U.K. after he and his synchronized diving partner Daniel Goodfellow won the bronze medal at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But in what is an ironic twist on the shameful past practice of cropping out gay athletes from mainstream media, most of the British papers focused their coverage not on the pair but solely on Daley.

It also happened on Twitter. I saw it myself while it was trending. I kept wondering who the other dude was…with all due respect to Tom Daley. It’s not Daley’s fault. The media has been doing this for years with every minority. I’m not shocked. It’s a good example of how little you can trust these days in the media.

You can check this one out here. 

Exploring the gay open relationship in…



 Unabated





Valley of the Dudes



Jane Litte/DearAuthor Writes NA Romances; How Liz Taylor Would Be Shocked Now; Sean Cody Pornster Arrested

Jane Litte/DearAuthor Writes NA Romances

I normally wouldn’t post about this because it’s not pop culture or LGBT related…or even related to good looking men. However, I find it interesting to book publishing in general.

Jane Litte who started the DearAuthor reader oriented romance book review site recently posted a letter to her readership announcing that she’s been writing NA romance novels with a pen name for quite some time now. Allegedly, no one knew this…or that winter in Russia is cold. 

In part:

So I went ahead and created a penname, Jen Frederick, and published Undeclared with no expectations about what would happen. And, much to my surprise, it sold well. So I wrote another one. And another. And began to learn about the publishing industry from an entirely different perspective.

You can read the rest here. It’s kind of like discovering Martha Stewart has really been the owner of McDonald’s all these years.  

No further comment.

How Liz Taylor Would Be Shocked Now

Actually, the article I’m linking to claims Liz Taylor would be “horrified” if she were alive today and she saw the number of young gay men with HIV. This comment was made by Taylor’s granddaughter in a recent interview and it’s all posthumous conjecture.

Naomi deLuce Wilding, 40, tells The Telegraph that “a real complacency” regarding HIV/AIDS in the gay community had already set in before her legendary grandmother’s death at the age of 79 in 2011. 

“Even before she died, when my grandmother was pretty ill, she was horrified to see that,” Wilding said. “Sadly I don’t think she had the strength to say what she really felt at that point.” 

You can read the rest here. 

I have nothing but respect for Taylor and for what she did during the time she did it. When no one was speaking up about AIDS, she was right there waving her arms. But I don’t like to slam people with HIV now, because living with HIV is now considered living with a chronic illness, not a death sentence. And I don’t like to attach a shame/blame stigma to anyone with HIV. Everyone has a different circumstance. I would, however, like to see more awareness so that young gay men know exactly what it’s like to live with HIV. It’s not just a matter of taking ARV drugs. And I just don’t see this awareness anywhere. At least not in the mainstream where most people get their information.

Sean Cody Pornster Arrested

Anyone who reads this blog knows I’ve never once slammed anyone in the adult entrainment industry. But even I have to admit that sometimes these adult entertainers leave me wondering.

In this case a guy I’m not familiar with, Jarec Wentworth, was allegedly arrested for felony extortion by the FBI. He allegedly threatened to make a wealthy victim’s sexual “liaisons” public if the victim didn’t pay up.  Jarec got quite a bit of money, until he got greedy.

Brank was put under surveillance after he successfully blackmailed the unnamed wealthy gentleman out of some $500,000 in cash and an Audi R8 valued at $180,000.

But after he (very greedily) demanded another million and a condo, the man went to the FBI for help. They set up a sting at a Los Angeles Starbucks, and on March 4th, arrested Brank. Inside Brank’s car at the time of arrest was a loaded .357 Magnum revolver with additional ammunition.

The rest is here, with a photo. 

This is something I find personally interesting because the next book in The Rainbow Detective series is focused on kidnapping and extortion. This one almost sounds as if it’s part of my plot. Except for one thing: my main character has diphallia…two dicks. I’ll post more about that soon.

The Way We ALMOST Were

A Gay Parody  

 
 

 


Joey Stefano and Bible Thumpers; Pulling Up Their Pants; Jonathan Bennett and Bette Midler

Joey Stefano and Bible Thumpers

A while back I posted about all male adult entertainment star, Joey Stefano, and how I met him and spent some time with him in the early 90’s. This link will lead you to a few of my posts, if you don’t know anything about Stefano. But the gist of each post is that Stefano, along with a few others, was one of the last big adult entertainment stars of his generation back in the last days of the pre-Internet era. I don’t think we’ll ever see a time like that again.

And this next blog post I’m linking to below talks about how some bible thumper who used to be a gay pornster is “honoring” Joey Stefano. According to the post, written by a biographer named David Bret, the former pornster is Joseph Sciambra. He evidently became a born again Christian zealot of the worst kind, which he claims saved him from the debauchery of all that is wicked and evil, and he posted something to honor the 20th anniversary of Stefano’s death. Just to clarify: when I post about these things I don’t judge or mock Christians. I know most Christians are not like Sciambra.

Here’s part of the post by Bret:

Even the name Scambria sounds dodgy, like something you would get from lifting too many heavy boxes, or not washing around your perineum. I first came across him (not literally, though many others apparently have) when I watched his documentary, “Room 122”, wherein he took us around “the seedy hotel room where Joey died” on 26 November 1994. 

The hotel room was not seedy, and Joey did not die here, but in hospital. The only thing seedy about that room was the person standing in it repeatedly telling us to pray and save our souls. Have YOU ever attempted to raise money for AIDS charities?

You can read more here.  

Bret spelled Sciambra’s name wrong, but that’s beside the point.

Now, here’s a link to Joseph Sciambra’s blog, where he pays what he calls “tribute” to Joey Stefano in a patronizing way. Be warned, though, this particular blog has some of the most offensive examples of homophobia and hate I think I have ever seen. And all, as usual, in the name of religion. Normally, I wouldn’t link to this at all because I don’t like giving out attention to these dangerous bloggers. However, I liked Joey and he can’t speak up for himself any longer.

Here’s one example from the blog:

Author’s note: I especially recommend a devotion to St. Joseph to all those suffering from same sex attraction or any other form of sexual oppression: place your wounded and battered body and mind under his care. 

I recommend anyone reading this guy’s blog to take into consideration the fact that medical science can dispute everything he says. I actually feel sorry for people like this because they seem to be caught somewhere between real spiritual faith and emotional disorder.

I also think, in an ironic way, Joey Stefano would have found Sciambra’s douchebaggery amusing. 

I’m going to post more about Joey Stefano this week in honor of the 20th anniversary of his death.

Pulling Up Their Pants

Norway’s curling team did a video that’s bound to make you smile. They’re standing there with their pants down, trying to pull them up without touching them…on ice. It’s sexy, too, in an innocent non-provocative way. This is SFW.

Here’s one way to burn off some of some extra holiday calories this year. And with thighs like that, it’s got to be hard to convince the fabric to move up.

Funny how something so nonsexual can be such a weird turn on.

You can check that out here. 

Jonathan Bennett and Bette Midler

Well this time Bette Midler didn’t do anything wrong and she didn’t insult anyone. This is all related to her schmaltzy old song, Wind Beneath My Wings. Remember that one? Made you, Oprah, and her best friend Gayle happy cry at the time 🙂

Jonathan Bennett was recently rehearsing to this same song for Dancing With the Stars and he missed a step and wound up with two broken ribs.

 Bennett was working on an interpretive dance to Midler’s mawkish “Wind Beneath My Wings” and while sliding down a bannister (!) he toppled over and fell many feet to make a hard thud on the floor. TMZ reports Bennett broke two ribs and his arm required a sling after the scary tumble. Don’t try this at home, folks.

There’s a photo of him in cute black shorts, and you don’t want to miss the comment section on this one. Here’s the link.  

Cowboy Christmas Miracle
 

David Arquette Trans Sister; Truman Capote, Bogart, Oral Sex; Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Family Meeting

David Arquette Trans Sister

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According to this article, Alexis Arquette, transgender actress, announced she had sex once with Jared Leto. But more than that, her brother, well-known actor, David Arquette, made a few claims about his sister on a talk show. Evidently, David A. did a documentary on all this titled, Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother. I have to admit that I had no idea about the documentary or Arquette’s transition.

This is what David A. said about adjusting to his sibling’s transition:

‘We sort of knew so it was pretty easy,’ he said.

Then he added: ‘It’s pretty funny, I hate to say it but there’s like this … there’s an aspect of my sister that when she’s sort of part boy, part girl. It’s kind of what I grew up with. There’s something that’s more authentic to me than when she’s a girl.

‘When she’s a girl she becomes cattier, it’s a little attitude. … I like her as sort of the medium girl. But I love her (so) that’s sort of silly to say.’

The rest is here. People who read this blog know I rarely carry on this way in posts. I’m ambivalent about the hot cop of Castro, and I’ll post about the nude male calendars with a yawn. The truth is I’m not always as impressed as other people when it comes to men. But I have always thought David Arquette was one of the most attractive, hottest, sexiest men ever to step out of Hollywood. I know this is all about Alexis, but there’s just something about that man that makes me want to turn the air conditioner down a few degrees. And now I have a whole new respect for him.

Photo attribution here.

Truman Capote, Bogart, Oral Sex

Truman Capote, like most of his kind, was well known for embellishing even the slightest story about the most mundane incidents. I’ve posted about him on the blog many times, because he was famous for writing several books, one of which was Breakfast at Tiffany’s…a story I parodied with the first book in The Virgin Billionaire series. That parody was my own interpretation of a Cinderella trope…with all gay men and plenty of gay sex. I didn’t do it by accident and it wasn’t fanfic. I figured if a gay man like Capote could write straight characters and get away with it, I could parody them freely. I also focused a great deal on the romance, too. I didn’t leave that out. And even though the parody follows the trope, I made many, many changes. But another reason why I wanted to parody that story was because Capote was also well known as the homosexual clown and court jester of his day in many circles. In the original film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, they even portray an Asian character with huge racism…in that clown and jester way. I didn’t do THAT in the parody either. In many ways, Capote made it more difficult for gay men of his time to come out of the closet. He was flamboyant and amusing, and also clever enough to know how to get what he wanted by manipulating just the right people in the right social circles using his exaggerated mannerisms. His storied black and white ball is still infamous, and there are plenty of books out there to read more about him. Frankly, I never found him amusing or worthy of being a role model…unless you’re heading to the circus.

In any event, I digress. This next article I’m linking to talks about how the late Lauren Bacall reacted to a rumor Capote spread about giving her late husband, Humphrey Bogart, oral sex. When a question regarding this oral sex incident was posed to her during an interview, she was about as impressed with the topic as I have always been with anything related to the Truman Capote saga. Not.

This is what Bacall had to say:

‘Oh, please. You must be joking. I never heard that.

Why you bring up a thing like that? What kind of a mind do you have? Step out of the gutter. … Maybe it was a pipe dream of Truman’s – who knows?

 ‘But it’s a totally ridiculous suggestion that it really is a fact, and I hope that’s beneath you, because I really don’t like the fact that you brought something like that up.’

Frankly, I’m with Bacall on this one. I don’t think Capote ever told a full truth in his entire life. And we’ll never really know for certain.

 There’s more here.

Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Family Meeting

The gay porn site, Broke Straight Boys, seems to be trying to gain attention with more than just adult content. They’ve produced a documentary of sorts that follows a gay porn star home where he gathers together with his family and they discuss his life, his sexuality, and what he does for a living.

“I really don’t care about defining my own sexuality. At this point now, I don’t like labels, I can’t stand labels,” he says once his family moves to the topic of assigning him a sexuality. His father believes he may be “homosexual,” to his brothers, he is “gay.” His brothers say they’ve “always felt” Paul was gay, and that “it’s awkward how he tries to hide that.”

Interesting. He constantly talks about how much he hates labels. I can’t help but find this all slightly disingenuous. For one thing, he’s working for a gay porn web site that’s called Broke STRAIGHT Guys. Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose if he called himself gay? The people who watch this type of content want the straight guy fantasy. Instead, he claims that if he did believe in labels, which he doesn’t, he would probably be bisexual. I don’t doubt that there are many bisexual people all over the world, and he very well could be. But this entire “reality” show just doesn’t sound all that real to me. And frankly, I’m tired of hearing people talk about how they don’t believe in labels as if being open about being gay implies there something wrong with being gay. The fact is we’re all labeled something at one point or another in life. There should be nothing wrong with being labeled gay.

On the positive side, it’s an interesting interview because the family is supportive and he makes some very logical points about why he decided to do porn. But, he’s young, he rambles about nothing at some points when it comes to labels, and I don’t think he has the slightest clue how hard it’s been for all the gay men and women who came before him.

In any event, you can read more here. There’s also a video clip.

 
 
The Sheriff and the Outlaw
 
by Ryan Field 
 
 


Hump! Straight Dudes Gay Porn; Gay Twincest Porn; Cop at Utah Gay Pride

Hump! Straight Dudes Gay Porn

In 2005 Dan Savage organized the Hump Film Festival. Savage is a sex columnist and founder of the “It Gets Better Project” I mentioned a few weeks ago with regard to Hachette Books in a post about Hachette and Amazon, and Oyster E-Books. The basic premise behind the Hump festival is interesting. Average people film their own five minute sex scenes that are shown at the festival. They compete for prizes, and this year Savage decided to do a Hump Tour in the US with 20 short films by these amateurs.

The most important thing I read was this, about straight men watching gay porn:

The gay sex scene was so hot Rick Santorum would get hard watching it, yet for every explicit moment or funny joke, there was an intimate moment that balanced the scale, allowing hearts to warm as well as genitals.

Best of all, the festival taught straight dudes to get down with realistic gay and lesbian porn. One guy, Ben, saw gay porn for the first time at the festival.

The second most important thing I read was something I have always tried to do with gay erotic romance/fiction. I’m talking about making it funny, or sexy and intimate. And sometimes trying to find a balance between the two. I’ve written a lot of intimate love scenes in books. But I also go for funny or silly…even though a lot of my critics have missed that point over the years. They actually think I’m being serious. But it’s hard to blame people who don’t have a certain amount of sophistication. You really can’t blame someone for not knowing the bread plate is on the left at a dinner party. You can only try to show them politely.

The most difficult thing to do is combine funny and sexy…or intimate.

Tim, another audience member, told me his favorite aspect of the festival was that “the films were both sexy and funny, which is hard to achieve—it’s usually one or the other.” This is what Savage was going for. “The films were meant to be both sexy and funny, which is how sex really is,” he explained.

I couldn’t agree more. When I wrote the one sex scene in one of the Virgin Billionaire books where Jase and Luis had “literary” sex and laughed about all the worst literary sex phrases in books ever written I wasn’t doing that by accident. Sex is a serious thing, but it’s also a funny thing, too. Or it can be funny if handled the right way. And what two people in a book do (or even in real life) in the privacy of their own bedrooms is often joked about.

In any event, it’s an interesting festival and article. You can read more here. They get into more details about sex toys, sex advice, and how people can actually learn new things from these short films. And straight guys can learn that gay sex films can be both sexy and funny, depending on how they’re executed.

Gay Twincest Porn

In an unrelated piece about the darker side of porn, a straight ex-con, Taleon Goffney, who did gay for pay porn with his identical twin brother, Keyontyli, when they really needed money is turning his life around. The article talks about why he did gay porn…twincest…and what happened afterward.

Even after shooting Mark and the Twins, money was still tight for the brothers. So they resorted to burglary. In February 2008, they were arrested in Philadelphia after Taleon broke into a beauty salon and stole $10,000 from an ATM while Keyontyli stood watch.

During the trial, Keyontyli pleaded guilty to being an accomplice to his brother’s crimes and, in the process, cut a deal with authorities to implicate his brother and avoid major prison time for himself.

Taleon is going to write a book, and try to help others now.

There’s more here.

Cop at Utah Gay Pride

A cop who refused to ride in the Utah gay pride parade in Salt Lake City recently resigned. I find it interesting because my brother-in-law, Tony’s brother, and his family live in Salt Lake City and they tell me it’s very different from living on the east coast near New York and Philadelphia, but they find it gay friendly and they aren’t even gay.

The officer, whose name has not been released, had cited his religious beliefs for balking at the assignment that called for him to be among the Salt Lake City Police Department officers riding in front of the parade.

His attorney said he felt uncomfortable with that role, did not want to be seen as a gay pride advocate, and asked for another assignment.

I know he’s claiming religious reasons. But I’m starting to wonder about that. It sounds more social and political than religious to me. No one asked him to support gays. They only assigned him to ride at the parade…part of his job. And aren’t we all supposed to be objective and professional at certain times in all of our careers? I doubt anyone would have thought he was a gay advocate…I don’t think anyone would even have cared or noticed him.

To have that much hate in your heart that you’re willing to lose your career just baffles me. I wonder how he’ll feel when he realizes that the world will continue to grow and move forward in spite of him, and that allowing gays equal rights didn’t do a thing to harm or change his life. He did it to himself.

You can read more here. I would imagine this is going to wind up in court and it should be interesting to see the outcome.

 

 
The Virgin Billionaire’s Dream House by Ryan Field
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


FREE Gay Excerpt; Bestseller Fakes; "Dogging;" Priest Tweets Porn; Faggot T-Shirts in Soccer

Best Seller Fakes

I think by now no one should be surprised by this. Certain authors have been gaming bestseller lists from Amazon to the New York Times, getting away with it, and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. This article I’m linking to now talks about a Pastor who allegedly bought his way to several bestseller lists by using a marketing firm that specializes in this type of unethical behavior. I’m not sure it’s criminal, but I would like to see the FTC get involved just once. I would imagine it is a form of consumer fraud, but don’t quote me on that.

That’s according to new reports outlining how Mark Driscoll, an evangelical pastor, paid $210,000 to ResultSource Inc., a professional firm in the business of making bestsellers. The result? Driscoll’s book, “Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together,” which he wrote with his wife Grace, skyrocketed onto the New York Times bestseller list before dropping abruptly off.

You can read more here.

If you’re feeling industrious today, here’s another link to Forbes on authors buying their way to bestseller lists.

This web site gets slammed a lot because they don’t reveal anything about themselves and they make some very strong, serious allegations, but they also have a few interesting posts on the topic. As far as I know, none of the authors they’ve named with these strong allegations have become the slightest bit litigious. But don’t quote me on that either.

And if you just do a simple search for “authors buying their way to bestseller lists” you’ll find so many articles you won’t know where to start.

“Dogging”

 There’s no need for me to go in-depth with this link to Urban Dictionary. The term dogging came up the other night at a dinner party and I was surprised so many didn’t know what it was.

Basically, it’s having sex in a car, in a public place, with people watching or joining in.

ooooo, i went dogging lst night at the local car park. it was jolly good fun!

You can read more here. Side note: when I quote anyone I don’t edit mistakes, I quote verbatim.

Priest Tweets Porn

And not just any old porn, it was allegedly gay porn.

Reverend Richard Coles Twitter followers were sent to a porn website instead of a picture of Jesus, in an unfortunate Twitter mistake this morning (18 April).

Gay British priest Richard Coles had an embarrassing Twitter mishap this morning when he was tweeting a series of Easter related images for Good Friday

Now there’s an Easter message you don’t see all the time.

You can read more here.

Faggot T-Shirts in Soccer

The FIFA World Cup is being hosted in Brazil this year, and there are places where T-shirts that call soccer players “faggots” are being sold.

The simple T-shirt designs call Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo ‘gay’ and retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona a ‘maricón’ (a faggot).

The designer defends the T-shirts, which are being sold for around €62 ($85), as ‘irreverent’ and not offensive.
He is also claiming they are selling out in stores across the country.

‘The collection has a irreverent theme and the T-shirts are made for those who want to cheer for Brazil but do not want to wear the official kit,’ Sergio K said, as translated by Gay Star News. 

‘It’s not homophobic to me. Homophobia is something else. The T-shirts do not incite violence.’

I’m not too sure about that…the violence part. If you call the wrong gay guy a faggot you might find yourself picking up your teeth with twisted fingers. We’re not all skipping around in pink fairy wings.

You can read more here.

FREE Gay Excerpt

Here’s the conclusion of yesterday’s free excerpt, from Chapter One of my latest unpubbed novel in the Chase of a Lifetime series, Chase of a Rainbow. Once again, this is the raw unedited version. In order to get what’s happening you should check out the link to the first excerpt. Because this is part of a series I like to sneak in some back story for people who prefer to read the books in random order. All are stand alones.

 

Len shook his head. “Why is that disgusting? It’s the truth. You are a power bottom.” He looked at Arturo. “Isn’t he?”
            Arturo nodded. “Oh yeah.”

            Jim couldn’t deny he liked his sex, and he knew they were only joking around with him. So he lifted his head and said, “You’re both disgusting.”

            The truth was things hadn’t always been this carefree and casual with Len and Jim. Len was about twenty years older than Jim and they had a long history. Len and his first wife, Janet, had been best friends with Jim’s mom and dad, Radcliff and Helen Darling, back when they’d all lived in Dallas. To make things even more complicated, Jim had been best friends with Len’s son, Cain Mayfield. Jim had grown up around Len and he’d always called him Mr. Mayfield because Len had been living in the closet most of his adult life. When Jim returned to Dallas as an adult after he graduated from Princeton, one thing led to another and Len and Jim wound up falling in love with each other in spite of trying to do the exact opposite. And when their families discovered what was happening, it nearly destroyed everyone. It set off a chain of horrible, dramatic events that led Jim and Len to leave Dallas and move to Los Angeles. But not after a great deal of tears had been shed.

            Len set his card down and declared victory. They were playing gin rummy and everyone knew he was unbeatable. “I’ll show you how disgusting I am if you want.”

            Arturo’s head went up and he didn’t seem to mind that he’d just lost a hand. “I’ll help.”

            “You grab him and I’ll pull down his pants,” Len said.

            “Seriously, guys,” Jim said. “I really have to work on this campaign so I can get this guy to buy the dispensaries. I don’t have time for that tonight.” He glanced at Arturo. “And you have to deal with the dude ranch manager job tomorrow.” Along with Arturo’s responsibilities as Jim’s marketing assistant, they’d also promoted Arturo to ranch manager of COAL Ranch and he was interviewing new ranch managers for the gay dude ranch next door.

            Len ignored Jim and picked up the cards. He started to shuffle, and he looked at Arturo and said, “One more hand, and then we go after him.”

            Arturo said, “Loser gets sloppy seconds.”

            They fist-bumped and Len said, “Deal.”

            “Oh, you two should take that act on the road,” Jim said. “But don’t get too excited because I have a lot of work to finish tonight. I’m meeting this guy tomorrow and if he likes my ideas to promote the dispensaries online, we sign the papers later this week and I’ll never have to deal with medical marijuana again in this lifetime.”

            Arturo cut the cards and spoke in more serious tone. “Aren’t you going to miss it a little?” He knew how emotionally attached Jim was to Cain and Carol Greene.

            Jim couldn’t deny he had emotional ties to the business. Carol Greene had been the most flamboyant transgender male to female he’d ever known. On a conservative day she’d resembled a cross between Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, and Dolly Parton. But his ties to her didn’t just stop with Carol saving Culum’s life. Carol had also been deeply in love with Cain Mayfield, and she’d mourned Cain’s death almost as much as Len and Jim had. Cain had been dating her and that’s how he’d gotten involved with the medical marijuana dispensaries. Although Cain used to flirt with Jim and tease him a lot, Cain was straight and there had never been anything sexual between them. Jim had loved Cain like his own brother and there wasn’t a day that went by when Jim didn’t miss him. Cain was also Culum’s biological father, but Jim and Len had legally adopted Culum when Cain’s college girlfriend wanted to abort him. Len had been having serious father and son issues with Cain at the time, but Len refused to let anyone abort his grandson and he literally begged the girlfriend to let him adopt and raise Culum. So much in Jim’s life seemed to lead back to his friendship with Cain he often wondered how it had all happened. And part of him felt sad about selling the dispensaries because he knew that would be his final legal tie with Cain.

            But he also had Cain’s biological son, Culum. And he saw traces of Cain in Culum as each day passed. So he smiled at Arturo and said, “It’s time to move on. I have no real interest in selling marijuana and I’d like our lives to move forward.” Then he smiled at Len. “I want things to be simple someday. Just us and the ranch.”

            Len glanced over at him and said, “I agree. It’s time to sell.”

            Jim wanted to get up and hug him, but Hal Robertson answered another question on the computer and he started talking about how bottoms should prepare to have anal sex.

            Jim cringed when he mentioned plastic bottles filled with warm soapy water.

            Len’s eyes opened wide and he laughed. “Here we go. Now we’re getting personal anal sex hygiene habits from good old Hal. I’m not sure I want this guy to buy the dispensaries. He’s a fucking wing nut.”

            Arturo shrugged. “At least we know he’s a bottom. No top knows about things like that.”

            Then Hal said, “Before you even think about being a good bottom, you have to make sure everything is impeccable and clean down there, so to speak. It’s the classy thing to do for the man you’re about to pleasure.”

            Jim groaned. “Dear God.”

            Arturo stared at the computer and said, “He’s serious. He’s actually going to give a detailed demonstration now.”

            Jim felt his face getting warm. Even though he knew what Hal was saying was true, he didn’t want to listen to it in front of Len and Arturo. “I think I’ve heard enough now.”

            But as he reached to switch off the computer, he heard an odd noise. There was a bang and then a screech. It sounded as if someone had knocked over a chair. He heard a small dog barking in the background. He looked at the screen and noticed Hal had left his mark and the chair had been knocked over, and Jim could only hear voices somewhere else in the room.

            Len and Arturo looked up from the cards.

            “What happening now?” Len asked. “Is he actually demonstrating the art of anal douchery.”

            “I’m not sure,” Jim said. “I don’t think it was planned. I think he’s on the other side of the room.”

            Jim turned the volume up higher and they all heard Hal’s wrecked voice in the background. “Get out of here,” he said, with a strong hint of fear in his voice. “Get out of here and leave me alone.” The dog had stopped barking.

            After moment of silence, Jim pressed his palm to his throat when he heard Hal begging. “No. Please, no. Leave me alone.”

            “What’s happening?” Len asked. He stood up and walked over to the desk where Jim was sitting.

            Arturo got up and joined them, too. “Where did he go?”
            “I’m not sure,” Jim said. He had a bad feeling about this.

            “Maybe he went to get a double-headed dildo,” Len said.

            “Stop joking,” said Jim. “I think something’s seriously wrong.”

            Less than a second after Jim said this, there were three loud gunshots and the window on which they’d been watching Hal’s show went black. Jim grabbed his chest and said, “Holy shit. What was that?”

            Len blinked and said, “If this isn’t a joke this guy needs some serious help.” He looked down at Jim and asked, “How do you always seem to get involved with people like this?”

            Jim ignored that comment and reached for the phone. He did tend to attract the most unusual people into his life. “I have no idea what just happened, but I’m calling the police to make sure everything is all right.”

            “Do we have to get involved in this?” Len asked. He’d always been more detached to this type of event. One of his favorite sayings was, “Don’t make your problem mine.” He’d learned how to put up the proverbial invisible wall to keep from dealing with too many unimportant demands. He’d always claimed it was his own brand of self-preservation.

            But Jim couldn’t be that nonchalant about what he’d just seen and heard. “Yes, we have to get involved. We can’t just ignore it.”

            Len frowned. “Maybe someone else who was watching called the cops.”

            “What if we were the only people watching?”

            Len made a face. “You have a point there.”  

            As Jim dialed the emergency number he took a deep breath. His heart had begun to race and he had so many thoughts crossing his mind he wasn’t sure where to focus. He didn’t really know Hal well. They’d met once and spoken on the phone a few times. But he did know Hal had a slightly questionable reputation and he hung out with some of the same criminal types Carol Greene had known. Hal had also mentioned that he’d been an investor in a porn web site Cain had once worked for called straightdudehouse.com. At the time, Jim just brushed it all off as being part of the territory with medical marijuana dispensaries. He’d learned they weren’t always as legal as everyone thought they were and the complications ran deeper than what most people realized. This was also why he wanted to sell. He didn’t want to be involved with anything that questionable.

            And now there he was, on a quiet night when he should have been in bed with his husband, phoning the police for a shifty guy he barely knew who did webisodes about double-headed didoes.  But worst of all, he grew overwhelmed with guilt when it occurred to him that his chances of selling the business would be ruined if anything had happened to Hal Robertson.


Footballer Porn Surfaces; Seth Rogen’s Zac Efron Crush; Oh, Naughty Plagiarist

Irish Footballer Porn

A 25 year old Irish footballer is allegedly being bullied and abused online now because he did gay porn. Actually, he did a gay for pay film that can be found on a “well-known” web site where “straight” guys fake being gay for a gay audience.

Posted online last month on The Casting Room, a man that appears to be the athlete is interviewed discussing his sexual preferences.

The man, given the pseudonym of ‘Fergus’, is wearing a London GAA top – the same team the footballer plays for. He is then seen giving and receiving oral and anal sex.

The footballer, widely named on Twitter, has not made a comment on the video.

Dozens of people have sent the player homophobic messages, calling him a ‘sick fag’.

You can read more here.

I did a simple search and found this.

Some accepted his apparent decision to appear in a pornographic film, but many hurled abuse or made crude jokes, while some expressed concern for the young man’s well-being.

And this article mentions his name and goes into more detail. There’s also a photo.

Dozens of people have also left vile messages on his personal Twitter page abusing him for appearing in the film.

Of course the horrible way he’s been bullied and abused goes without saying. But I do find the web site where this whole straight guy fantasy thing happens interesting. We hear mixed messages about this all the time. We read research and hear “experts” talk about how gay men aren’t attracted to straight men, and yet there are web sites like this lurking around everywhere making tons of money on the straight guy fantasy. What am I missing here?

Seth Rogen’s Zac Efron Crush

This is interesting because it’s almost the exact opposite of what I just posted with the gay guy crush on the straight guy. Even though Seth Rogen and James Franco parody things in a gay way sometimes, as far as I know both are straight. Evidently, it’s not too far-fetched for a straight guy like Seth Rogen to have a man-crush on another straight guy like Zac Efron.

 ‘The first time I saw (Efron) with no shirt on, my first instinct was there was something wrong because he has so many bumps sticking out of his body!My body is like one big bump, and his is like 87 different little bumps that come together!’

Rogen added: ‘In the movie I make a joke, it’s like his whole body is like a giant arrow that points to his d–k!. It’s like someone designed the muscles to draw your eyes down from his gorgeous face and suddenly it’s like a Plinko game with your eyes.’

You can read more here, where there’s a clip of Rogen talking about this.

I actually think Rogen is big, strong, fuzzy, and adorable. And I’d choose him any day over Efron. In fact, in my latest release, The Preacher’s Husband, the preacher in the storyline reminds me of Rogen. I didn’t plan that, at least not consciously anyway.  

Oh, Naughty Plagiarist

I rarely link to this particular web site because I find it dated now. But not completely; just slightly. For a long time it was THE place to go when you had questions about a shady agent, editor, or publisher. It’s always been accurate and I think the intent has always been to help authors, not to hurt them. And although the post to which I’m linking now is just as articulate as any post they’ve ever done, I can’t help but wonder if all that time and energy could have been spent on something more current…something that we’re all dealing with now as authors, readers, and publishers.

In any event, the post talks about someone I’ve never heard of (and wouldn’t have heard of had it not been for this post) who allegedly has a long history of all kinds of shifty activity, from unethical literary agent practices to plagiarism in the worst (and most ridiculous) ways.

Based in Alabama, WordWorks is owned by Pamela Wray Biron, who provides “Expert and Innovative Content Solutions,” including editing, ghostwriting, graphic design, illustration, marketing, and web services. A veritable Renaissance woman. And, gosh, just look at Pamela’s clients! The US Justice Department! 20th Century Fox! The President of the United States! Check out the impressive names on Pamela’s Testimonials page! Steve Jobs! Bill Gates! Michael Eisner! Editorial and marketing staff from all the Big Five publishers!

There’s just one problem: most of the testimonials are plagiarized, and not just from Jodie Renner.

It’s a long post, and worth reading because it’s interesting to see how far someone will go. And I guess if something like this helps one or two people from getting scammed it was, indeed, worth the effort. I also don’t want anyone to get the impression I’m slamming this blogger. I’ll admit that I’ve become a little jaded on the topic of bad agents and posts like this because I’ve been so desensitized to these things over the years I can almost spot a fake 100% of the time at a glance. But, there are plenty of scammers out there now who aren’t acting as agents. They are gaming, they are aggressively promoting, and they are making the rest of us all look like veritable fools because we’re not doing the same things. And that’s the kind of thing I’d like to see on blogs like the one I’m linking to below because that’s the kind of thing that’s hurting us all the most.

You can read more here.

Nude Robert Marucci Pics; Marry My Lesbian Daughter for $130 Million

Nude Robert Marucci Pics

I posted about an eighteen year old who, allegedly, was bullied, kicked out of school, and then let back into school all as a result of doing a gay porn film in order to raise money for his family. I’ve seen a few conflicting articles, but the gist of the story is that he was bullied by students for doing what he did and now he’s back in school again.

Look below for 9 pictures of Robert Marucci, who went by the name of Noel on the SeanCody site. Much of the footage shows him in the nude or with his surfboard.

You can read more here, as well as view the photos.

I have to admit that I’m on the fence about this because I hate to see someone that young doing porn. We’re living in hard times, when people who work full time in places like fast food restaurants and retail outlets that are owned by multi-billionaires can’t seem to make ends meet. Our leaders in Washington, D.C. are taking what adds up to million dollar vacations at our expense instead of cutting back like the rest of us are doing and at the very least trying to make themselves appear less vulgar than they really are. Marucci found a way to make money, legally, to allegedly help his family out. I find it hard to fault him for that.

Marry My Lesbian Daughter for $130m

Speaking of millions, there is a tycoon in Hong Kong who is offering a large sum of money to some lucky young man to marry his lesbian daughter. The lesbian daughter is married to a woman in France, but the tycoon still thinks he can turn her around, so to speak.

the wealthy property developer Cecil Chao made global headlines when he offered a reward of HK$500 million ($65 million, €50 million) to the man who could persuade daughter Gigi to marry him.

But now, after 20,000 men offered their hand in marriage, Chao is considering increasing the offer.

Of course his daughter thinks it’s ridiculous, and no man is going to attract her.

So far, a lot of men have made offers but no one has succeeded. If anyone cares, I’ve asked Tony’s permission and he says that for $130m I can marry her, and even become a lesbian if I want.

You can read more here.

Johnny Weir Slammed; Boy Failed 4 Gay Porn: His Only Choice on Amazon

Johnny Weir Slammed

There has been a great deal written about Johnny Weir in the past year or so and I’ve posted a few things here. Now columnist Louis Verrecchio has weighed in on the topic with a few interesting comments I thought were newsworthy enough to share. And, what’s most interesting is that even though I don’t support Weir’s position and I think he should be more concerned about human rights than he is, I can’t by ANY means support what Verrecchio wrote about Weir this time. It’s not only homophobic, it’s a misguided slam, with an agenda, that could happen to any gay person anywhere.

In a fiery column on the Renew America website, Catholic News Agency columnist Louie Verrecchio slams Weir as “a flamboyant, cross-dressing, homosexual man” who was hired by NBC simply to “provide color commentary (presumably rainbow)” during the Winter Olympics.

The article devolves from there, claiming that kids shouldn’t watch the winter Olympics because of Weir and LGBTI influence, and even drops to an all time low by slamming figure skating as a sport.

As I said, I don’t fully understand Weir’s position, and I think we should all boycott the Olympics based on what’s happening to LGBTI people in Russia, but Louis Verrecchio is way out of line and if he thinks the LGBTI community won’t speak up in favor of Weir this time he’s very sadly mistaken.

You can read more here.

Boy Failed 4 Gay Porn

A high school boy in Florida allegedly was in a gay porn movie to make money to help support his family. When people found out, he was bullied by other boys in the school, but instead of suspending the bullies the school failed the boy who did the porn. The boy is eighteen years old, of legal age to do a porn movie, and pornography is not illegal in Florida.

 A large group of students reportedly skipped 7th period on Friday and gathered to stomp and shout his name in the school’s quad in protest.

A classmate posted a photo of the protest action to social media, writing ‘All these people be protesting and stomping and yelling [Noel’s real name] like there be an earthquake.’

If this were a case of protest about the fact that someone so young had to make a porn film of any kind for money, gay or straight, it would be a completely different story altogether. But it’s about a protest that was geared toward bullying a kid for making gay porn. Had he made straight porn I doubt he would have been bullied by the other kids. He might even have become the school star. And instead of the school failing him and keeping him from getting his diploma, maybe they should have been more proactive in finding out why this student had to go to those extremes to make money. I think the difference between eighteen and twenty-one years old is highly significant in cases like this, and I’m not a fan of eighteen year olds making porn films. Young adults having sex with each other isn’t the same thing. We’re talking about gay for pay and I wish someone had been around to talk to this kid instead of bullying him and failing him. I don’t like to see kids bullied, or exploited.

You can read more here.

His Only Choice on Amazon

Here’s an Amazon link for my newest release, His Only Choice, the third book in my Second Chance series. It’s also up on Smashwords, ARe, and other places where e-books are sold.

Here’s the blurb:

 In this third installment of the Second Chance series by Ryan Field, His Only Choice, Lance has to figure out a way to deal with the fact that his partner, Davis, of twenty years will be traveling extensively in Asia and leaving him alone for long stretches at a time. So Lance plunges into making important changes to the small brick and mortar bookshop he owns in New York’s Hudson River Valley to keep it competitive with the rising popularity in e-books. He’s also trying to deal with turning forty years old and it’s not working out well. In order to fill the lonely hours when he’s not working, Lance joins a gym and meets a very young personal trainer named Sergio who makes him feel so young and desirable again he starts lying about his age and telling Sergio he’s only thirty-five years old.

Like other books in the Second Chance series the story bounces from present to past a few times and the choice Lance has to make to get his second chance isn’t clear until the story is in full swing. But there are more than a few sexy gay surprises to keep m/m readers wondering what will happen next, which include whether Lance will ultimately choose his safe, quiet life with Davis. Or will he choose to go another round with dark, sexy Sergio with the weight lifter’s body and scruffy rough beard?