Gay Egyptian Arrested for Waving the Rainbow Flag Takes Her Own Life; The Naked Yoga Guy Again; Ryan Field Books

Gay Egyptian Arrested for Waving the Rainbow Flag Takes Her Own Life

Here’s another very horrible story about one of those anti-gay countries that make life hell for gay people. 

The focus is on a woman named Sarah Hegazi who dared to wave the rainbow flag. 

A storm of public outrage over the rainbow flags erupted on social media and was whipped up by Egypt’s thunderous TV talk-show hosts. Police raids followed. Dozens of people were arrested, including Ms. Hegazi

You can check this out, here. Very sad story. 


The Naked Yoga Guy Again

The naked Yoga guy is back in the news again and this time his legs go even higher. I know I’ve posted links to him before. 

“I like to thank everything, even if it’s not alive. So I fold my clothes up into little squares and say thank you for keeping me warm. Then I go to my mat, and I just sit with my body for a moment.”

Here’s more. He’s adorable! And there are tons of photos. 








Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field




SCOTUS Rules Workers Can’t Be Fired for Being LGBTQ; Texas Gay Bars Close For COVID Reasons; Ryan Field Books

SCOTUS Rules Workers Can’t Be Fired for Being LGBTQ

This was nice to read, especially because it’s been such a dismal Pride month with everything being cancelled thanks to COVID.

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender in a major win for members of the LGBT community.

There’s more here It was a 6-3 vote. Many of us already have protections but this ruling makes it federal. 

It’s historic in more ways than one. 

Texas Gay Bars Close For COVID Reasons

I’ve been hoping this wouldn’t happen. With the lack of social distancing in recent weeks I have this feeling we’ll all wind up in self-quarantine all over again because some selfish people just couldn’t stay TF home. And that’s the bottom line: they simply could not stay home. 

Two popular LGBTQ venues in Houston, Texas, have temporarily shut their doors again after multiple staff tested positive for COVID-19.

You can read more, here. I hope this doesn’t portend more closures in the coming weeks. With all the protests and large gatherings and NO ONE at these events practicing social distancing, we could all be screwed once again. Which is a shame  for all of us who did follow the rules. Now we have to suffer because of selfish, stupid, idiots. I hope that doesn’t happen. 






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field


Gay Guy’s Worried His Snack Will Make Him Straight; Did Spongebob Come Out As Gay; Ryan Field Books

Gay Guy’s Worried His Snack Will Make Him Straight

I’m only posting this for one reason. To show that gay men are highly diverse sometimes. We are not all alike, we don’t always agree, and that’s a good thing. 

We all have those moments when we question our homosexuality, and those questions lead to even more questions. 

Here’s the rest. Proof that all gay men are NOT the same. 


Did Spongebob Come Out As Gay

I didn’t see the tweet trending so this is news to me.

Spongebob, gay? Finally? Nickelodeon published a tweet on Saturday that many are taking as Spongebob’s coming out.
Here’s more. From that it says, Spongebob was intended to be asexual. I honestly don’t know. I never followed much animation because it was always too straight for me. I mean, can you get any straighter than The Flintstones







Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

12 TV Stars Came Out As Gay This Year; Ricky Martin on the Dangers of Being Gay and Latino; Ryan Field Books

12 TV Stars Came Out As Gay This Year

This is good to see. I’ve been irritated about the fact that we’re not getting a Pride month this year at all. Even though we are probably the most marginalized group on the planet right now, we’re being totally ignored. But that’s okay. Wave your ridiculous bibles and do whatever you please. It’s clearly not stopping us, and it never did.

The Z Nation and Man in the High Castle actor came out on Twitter on January 11 moments after coming out on stage. “Been gay this whole time,” he wrote. “Tired of worrying about what people would think of me. Tired of worrying about what it would do to my career.”

Here’s the rest.  With that said, I’m still really bothered by the fact that we lost the entire Pride Month this year.

Ricky Martin on the Dangers of Being Gay and Latino

I’m glad he’s speaking up about this. I wish more people would speak up about things like this. Maybe if we did the world wouldn’t continue to walk all over us. 

“I am a Latino, gay man, married to an Arab man, living in the United States,” Martin said. “In other words, I am a threat to these people wherever you see them.”

I absolutely trust and believe every word he says. Here’s more. 






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

Indya Moore Slams JK Rowling for Transgender Comments; Sugar Baby With Elderly Priest Says He’s No Gold Digger; Ryan Field Books

Indya Moore Slams JK Rowling for Transgender Comments

Here’s more about the JK Rowling saga.

Indya Moore led a procession of Pose stars condemning JK Rowling for her tirade of anti-trans tweets Wednesday afternoon (June 10) , with the cast calling her views “dumb”, “harmful”, “not necessary” and “damaging”.
Here’s the link. Rowling has hurt a lot of people with her words. It’s really very sad.  
Sugar Baby with Elderly Priest Says He’s No Gold Digger
I posted about this one before. It’s interesting. 
The widow of a retired priest says he grieved for two days before collecting his roughly £260,000 ($330,000) inheritance. Now he’s insisting he is not a gold digger.
Here’s the link for more.  Maybe he would have gone for the elderly priest without money. Who knows? 





Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

College Tennis Star’s Coming Out Story; Why Gay Pride Month?; Ryan Field Books

College Tennis Star’s Coming Out Story

While I was reading that ridiculously long, insulting blog post by JK Rowling with regard to her transphobic opinions, I noticed that Rowling made the same mistake that most straight people make. They assume to know information about LGBTQ+ people, when in reality that’s not possible. And it’s not possible because we don’t even know how many LGBTQ+ people are still hiding in the closet.

So I’m always thrilled to read another coming out story like this.

In a powerful new essay published by Outsports, college tennis star Mitchell Thomas writes candidly about coming out to his teammates and the surprisingly response he received.

You can read more about it, here. 

There are some nice photos, too.

Why Gay Pride Month?

This is a commentary piece about why we still need a Pride Month. It covers a lot of ground with respect to the state of Florida. 

And just last year — in 2019, mind you — a Republican lawmaker from Pensacola laughed when one of his constituents joked that maybe we should just execute all of Florida’s gay residents.

Here’s the link to read the rest. 

Frankly, I not only agree with the entire piece,  but I think we’re going to need a Pride Month for a very long, long time.






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

No ‘Gone with the Wind’ Southern Romanticizing in My Books; Megyn Kelly’s Meltdown Over ‘Cops’ and ‘Gone with the Wind’ Cancellations; Ryan Field Books

No ‘Gone with the Wind’ Southern Romanticizing in My Books

I’m sure most people have heard that HBO pulled the movie ‘Gone with the Wind’ from their list and a lot of people are thrilled about this, and a lot are livid.

I’m thrilled. I couldn’t stand that movie, or the book. It’s the epitome of straight white privilege and everything that’s ever made me cringe. I never liked it, or anything that resembles it. I also read they may bring it back in the future with a commentary or discussion. But that’s no definite yet.

With all that said, this is why when I set my book, ‘Once Upon a Castle,’ in the south, I made a point of letting readers know that I was NOT romanticizing the old south in a southern plantation. Yes, the book is set in the south, but nothing about the book romanticizes the old south.

I just hope this trend continues everywhere. I think most people are tired of making excuses for racism just because it happened years and years ago.

Here’s a blurb for ‘Once Upon a Castle.’ And here’s the link. 

Barry is a bright, handsome young gay man in a loveless gay marriage who decides he needs to take a break from his life in New York. So he talks his best friend Shawn into leasing a beautiful, magical old house in Louisiana for one month called Magnolia Castle. 

Shawn is a handsome ex-model and he’s married to an aggressive woman named Kayt who rules every aspect of his life. The thought of getting away from New York with Barry for a month is almost too good to be true. 

There’s nothing about Magnolia Castle’s history that’s typical. It doesn’t even look like a castle, and it’s not one of those romanticized old southern plantations either. Magnolia Castle was built by wealthy people who were part of an anti-slavery society in the old south, and it was never intended to be a working plantation.

In order to afford Magnolia Castle for one month, Barry and Shawn find two unusual people to share the expense. One has massive world fame and the other is hiding a deep, personal secret no one knows. They all think they are going there to reflect on their lives, however, they soon discover that nothing at Magnolia Castle can be predicted. And even though Barry never thought he would find true love again, he finds himself in a complicated situation with a man named Dusty Rhodes, where true love still might be a possibility.

Megyn Kelly’s Meltdown Over ‘Cops’ and ‘Gone with the Wind’ Cancellations

Apparently, Megyn Kelly is not too thrilled about the TV show ‘Cops’ being canceled. And she’s even more unhappy about HBO pulling ‘Gone with the Wind.’ 

However, she’s misguided but not totally wrong. I despise things like ‘Gone with the Wind,’ but I also despise those heteronormative TV shows like ‘Friends.’ I think shows like ‘Friends’ should be removed, too. And unlike Kelly, I’m not being glib or sarcastic about that. I really mean it.  Get rid of ‘Friends.’ And ‘Seinfeld’ isn’t much better either.  

Next Kelly, who believes businesses should be able to discriminate against LGBTQ people on religious grounds, demanded HBO Max also remove Friends because of how it depicts women and LGBTQ people, as well as several other shows that she feels are problematic.

Here’s the link to more.  






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field



Daniel Radcliffe Takes on JK Rowling’s Transphobic Tweets; HBO’s "Welcome To Chechnya" About Queer Purges; Ryan Field Books

Daniel Radcliffe Takes on JK Rowling’s Transphobic Tweets

After JK Rowling posted her transphobic tweets, Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, posted his own tweets in support of transgender people. And he was not shy about going up against powerhouse JK Rowling.

“Transgender women are women,” Radcliffe wrote in an essay posted to the website of the Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ people. “Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.”

This is only part of what he said. You can read it all here. It’s very lengthy. 

I’ve seen so many people so devastated after reading Rowling’s vicious tweets. There’s one thing that cannot be denied and that’s the fact that Rowling is still coming from straight white privilege. 



HBO’s “Welcome To Chechnya” About Queer Purges

I’ve been posting about what’s been happening to LGBTQ people in Chechnya for a a while now, and I’m glad to see someone’s finally doing more to spread the word about this. You rarely see much in the mainstream about it. 

Welcome to Chechnya premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. We caught it there where it destroyed us with its chronicle of LGBTQ activists working underground, and the horrors gay, lesbian and transgender people endure there.

Here’s the link. There’s an official trailer as well. The film drops on June 30th. 






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

The Pain of Canceled Pride Celebrations; Two Years In Prison For Gay Sex; Ryan Field Books

The Pain of Canceled Pride Celebrations

Let’s face it, we only get one month out of the year to celebrate all the shit we’ve gone through. And in many cases, are still going through. I don’t think we’ve even begun to speculate on how many LGBTQ+ people there are out there because so many are still in the closet. I think Pride events help those people the most. Just seeing them happen offers encouragement. But I guess we won’t be seeing anything like that this year. It’s going to be a sad year for many LGBTQ+ people.

“Not having that this summer,” Johnstone added, “makes it feel as if a big part of my year is missing — the excitement of getting ready and figuring out what I’m going to wear and meeting people. There’s grief in missing out on all that.”

You can read it all, here. 

Two Years In Prison for Gay Sex

Here’s another story on the global front.

In Turkmenistan, men who have sex with men continue to be arrested and imprisoned on sodomy charges.

You can read the entire story, here. It’s one of 69 countries that outlaw consensual gay sex. Apparently, they give men these horrifying anal exams.

This is never reported in the mainstream media, and no one ever speaks of it.






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field

JK Rowling’s Anti-Transgender Tweets; Lindsey Graham Gay Rumors and Male Escorts; Ryan Field Books

JK Rowling’s Anti-Transgender Tweets

I saw these Tweets by Rowling last night and I have to admit even I was stunned. And I have seen a great deal happen on Twitter over the years. But this was unreal. It’s hard to believe anyone could be this clueless and so filled with hate.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has unleashed a string of anti-trans tweets today, making it crystal clear that she identifies with a fringe group of “feminists” who oppose transgender rights.

She hurt a lot of Stans with these Tweets. I saw the reactions. People were genuinely hurt. 

You can read it all, here.  

Lindsey Graham Gay Rumors and Male Escorts

I saw this trending on Twitter this weekend, too. I normally don’t follow things like this, but I couldn’t miss it. It seemed to be everywhere. 

There’s a male escort who claims he’s been hired for sex by a homophobic, anti-gay senator. The escort referred to this senator as LG. And of course Twitter jumped on the allegations. 

You can read it all, here.  I also saw a good deal of homophobia from straight people who don’t even know what real homophobia is. And making gay jokes about anyone, including Graham, is homophobic. And these straights don’t even realize it. 

I’d also like to add that I don’t believe in outing anyone. 






Amazon

“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.”

Altered Parts


Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


While the book is easily readable, it also addresses emotions stereotypes and relationships. I would have preferred it be 3 times as long and tragically most guys don’t find happy endings as depicted.. but in a short book, it provides food for thought, clarity and insight.. far more and better expressed than 99% of gay fiction . I don’t think it could have been done better.


Kendle's Fire by Ryan Field