Steve Grand an Inspiration; His Kinky Gay Porn Past; The Rainbow Detective Agency by Ryan Field

Steve Grand an Inspiration

Here’s a nice article about how Steve Grand helps gay people feel less lonely.

 ‘What really made a difference for me was the people that would write in and some of these people would tell me their life stories or stories of their All-American boys that got away. That made me realize this is why I did this — to connect people and to connect with people.” Grand recalls receiving thousands of letters from gay people who thanked him for them feel less alone in the world.

He really is an inspiration and a man who breaks so many barriers for other gay men, both in his age group and for all ages. 

You can read the rest here. His new album is due out on March 24th, and I’ll be downloading that the first minute I can.

His Kinky Gay Porn Past

Here’s a story about a guy who did gay for pay porn about twenty years ago…when he really needed the money. Before I get into this any further, I have to admit I just don’t get that. I don’t think it would be possible for me to do straight porn for any amount of money. Not physically possible.

But this guy did do straight porn first, and then he got into gay porn later.

 “He said he didn’t have any more work like that but if I was willing to try something else he could get me some work. I said I’d try anything, I should have clarified that. He got me a job, a one day shoot on the other side of the state he said they were eager to work with me so I drove over there.”

At first he refused doing gay porn, but then settled on doing it for $3,000. After that, he continued doing gay porn for the next year and a half. (I can’t even imagine doing straight porn once, let alone for over a year.)

He stopped doing gay porn when he met a “girl” and he’s been married to her or 18 years. She knows nothing about his gay porn past. And now he’s wondering if he should tell her.

You can read the rest here. Frankly, I think he should keep it to himself. If he had done straight porn and he had kept that to himself no one would mind. Or, he would have told her years ago without thinking twice. Should it be any different with gay porn? I don’t think so. But it usually is different…there’s always shame involved.

The Rainbow Detective Agency
Book 2

The Rainbow Book Fair in Greenwich Village: All Male Romance

The Rainbow Book Fair in Greenwich Village is going to be held this March, on the 24th. A lot of publishers and authors have been preparing. I’ve signed and returned tons of bookplates for, and other authors have been posting and working even harder to make this event something special. I’ve donated free books, and so have other authors, as free give-aways.

I asked Tristan to send me something that I could post for readers and other authors. Here’s her reply:

All Male Romance ( is “a small ‘community’ of writers with one thing in common: We love gay romantic fiction.” It is a website “dedicated to bringing readers of m/m romantic fiction together with the authors they love!!” —SPONSOR—

Come visit us at: Table A8, and take home free handouts and a CD!


Saturday, March 24, 2012 11am–5:30pm

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 208 West 13th Street NYC

I’m going to be away a good deal of March. I go to South Beach this time each year, where I work most of the time and spend the rest of the time with my brother and my partner, Tony. But we’re driving down because of the dogs and my schedule isn’t written in granite. So I’m trying to work it out so I’ll be back in time to attend the book fair. There is nothing I love more than walking around through book fair in the Village in the early spring (To be honest, I love this a lot more than hot Florida, but when you’re in a relationship you have make compromises :). Everything in the world changes constantly, but some things always make you feel as if you’ve gone home again. And Greenwich Village in the early spring is one of them.