Gus Kenworthy

Ryan Field Print Book Covers; Gus Kenworthy’s Penis; Kim Davis Time Magazine Person of the Year

Ryan Field Print Book Covers

I’m just showing this because it helps keep me organized. One of the benefits of maintaining a blog like this is to keep information in one place so that it’s there whenever you need it. And I really do use this blog for that reason.

In any event, we’re approving book covers for my books that are going into print and I thought I’d share it with blog readers. It’s much more involved than this, but it’s interesting as well. Here are two from The Rainbow Detective series. But they are the same covers I used for the e-books.

Gus Kenworthy’s Penis

I didn’t know how else to put this because the title of the original post is about Gus Kenworthy crying after he had sex with girls, and his revealing whether or not he’s circumcised. So I figured I’d just go for the clickbait this time. I think we all know I love Kenworthy and I’d never do anything that I thought was harmful to him. In other words, I honestly couldn’t care less about his penis. I just like him a lot because of what he’s doing with his life and how he’s helping a lot of gay people.

Here’s part of what he says…

“I used to hook up with girls to be cool with the guys,” he told US Weekly, adding, “There were times I would cry afterward.”

Though he reconciled his feelings at age 16, he continued to maintain a straight persona out of professional concerns.

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“I was worried that I’d be known as ‘the gay skier’ … and everything else about me would be overlooked,” he explained. “I have a big fan base of young girls, and I didn’t want to disappoint them.”

I think almost every gay man can understand those feelings at one time or another. It’s just never easy. In the article he also mentions he’s “uncut,” and a few other interesting projects he’s doing.

You can check that out here. He really is one in a proverbial million.

Kim Davis Time Magazine Person of the Year

When I first saw this on social media I thought it was a joke…or a hoax. Evidently, it’s real and Time Magazine is considering Kim Davis as their person of the year.

Much like music, antigay county clerk Kim Davis has helped bring people together, whether you’re a law-abiding pro-marriage equality citizen or you’re not. Now the charming and charismatic Notorious K.I.M. is being suggested as a nominee for “Time’s Person of the Year.” We get it. In 1938 Hitler received the dubious honor.

My feelings about Time Magazine are very simply put. Someone gave me a subscription as a gift a few years ago, I’m still getting the awful rag every week in the mail, and it never makes it into my home. On the way back from the mailbox, I drop it into the trash bin without even looking at the cover.
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I understand what they’re doing. I don’t like Kim Davis much because she’s an elected official who had a job to do according to the law…and the process…and she refused to do it. However, Time Magazine is no bargain either and I don’t care who they put on the cover because I’m still throwing it out anyway.

You can read the rest here. 

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"Ze" Not "He"; Straight Guy Meeting Guys on OkCupid; This Year’s Top Jock: Vote for Gus Kenworthy

“Ze” Not “He”

If you’re like me you probably had no idea there’s a movement to change the pronouns we use….to use gender neutral pronouns. It’s mostly happening on college campuses like The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

For all you folks who went to school back when there were only him and her – here’s a primer: some of the new gender neutral pronouns are ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr. 

It’s not a mandate at the university and they claim they’re just trying to expose their students to different things.

You can read more here.  

It might make writing fiction a little harder. If this gender neutral pronoun deal takes off all fiction writers will know what I’m talking about.

Straight Guy Meeting Guys on OkCupid

For the life of me I don’t get this one. I’ve always had straight male friends and I never thought twice about meeting or dealing with straight men. However, this article makes it sound as if it’s a novelty…

“I start checking out the gay dudes,” he writes, “and I’ve been thinking about going to a gay bar, cause, why not. I can get women, mind you, but, eh, I’ve always had so much more fun with guys, normally.”

But before you go getting any ideas, the man admits the thought of having sex with another guy “is gross to me,” but he doesn’t mind the idea of “being close and shooting the shit.”

Seriously?

You just can’t fix stupid. And is OkCupid for gay people? I honestly don’t know.

The rest is here.  

And oh, you have to read the comments with this one.

This Year’s Top Jock: Vote for Gus Kenworthy

Queerty is doing a list of outstanding people in the LGBT community and one of the categories is sports. This one isn’t your regular fluff piece. As you can see from this excerpt it’s actually fairly serious with respect to gay men and pro sports…

 If you take the lowest possible estimate of the gay men at three percent of the population, there should be dozens of out players. We know they are there. Sometimes, we even know who they are. But the closet door stays shut. It is a situation made possible not only by the stranglehold of homophobia in the locker room, club house, and playing field but the unique circumstances of being a big-time athlete with millions watching your every move, on and off the field.

I got into an argument with someone a few months back on Facebook about Michael Sam. I believe Sam has suffered because he came out publicly. This other guy thinks Sam just wasn’t good enough, and that his being gay had nothing at all to do with his circumstances. However, I think the fact that so many pro athletes remain in the closet has more to do with career reasons than personal reasons. In other words, they put their livelihoods ahead of their own personal mental health, which I completely understand. It’s proof that it’s still a dangerous career move to come out as gay in many industries.

You can check the rest out here. Gus Kenworthy is one of the guys listed so you know where my vote is  going. And I obviously think you should vote for him, too, because he’s the cutest little thing to hit the Internet in years.

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