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Candace Cameron Bure Addresses Her Comments About Gay Movies, Ryan Field Books

Candace Cameron Bure Addresses Her Comments About Gay Movies

Candace Cameron Bure made a few comments about not doing gay movies and now she’s getting a ton of backlash. And from what I hear, it’s coming from all over, including from people associated with the GAC network. Even the CEO of GAC, Bill Abbott, diplomatically responded to Bure’s comments by stating that there is not set plan right now for anything on GAC. 

And now Bure put out a long diatribe addressing her comments. It’s very religious, but I respect that. I know more than a few religious LGBTQ people who belong to various churches. 

This is how Bure responded to films with same-sex storylines.

“We haven’t specifically had those discussions. That isn’t completely up to me, because there is a board that are behind all of those decisions, but of course it will be talked about. And you know, we’ll see. We’ll see how it goes.”

Here’s more. I think she handled this well and I think she saved herself. I know some of you will disagree with me, but I look at it from a unique POV. I’m so sick and tired of our Hollywood so-called allies hiring straight people to write and act gay content I could scream. At least I know where Bure stands and she’s not trying to appropriate my culture like the people who did The Policeman or Call Me by Your Name.

And I like knowing where I stand with people. 


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You Don't See Two Men Dancing Together Anywhere, Ryan Field Books

You Don’t See Two Men Dancing Together Anywhere

This is more of an observation than a commentary. I’ve been following Dancing with the Stars this year because Trevor Donovan has been a contestant. And I’ve watched him grow and continue to get better as each week passes. However, I would never watch DWTS if it weren’t for Trevor. 

It’s always been a straight show. It took 30 seasons for DWTS to actually pair a gay couple. That’s right and it took 336 heterosexual pairings to reach that point. 

I’m linking to an article that goes into more depth about the way DWTS in the US ignores gay couples. In fact, it’s taken years for DWTS to even consider a same sex couple. And they aren’t the only ones ignoring gay men. It happens all the time in multiple places and we have grown so used to that we often don’t even notice. 

“We’ve discussed [such] pairings in the past,” one producer, Conrad Green, told NBC News in 2011. “But the traditional role in ballroom [dancing] is for men to have a female partner, so that’s what we’ll do.”

I remember the first time I slow danced with a man in a gay bar. At the time it felt so good, and yet so dangerous. And I’d like to know who decided that ballroom dancing is just for straight couples. 


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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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]


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The Straight Pride Parade

The Homophobia From "Straight Allies" Going After Madison Cawthorn, Ryan Field Books

 The Homophobia From “Straight Allies” Going After Madison Cawthorn

There’s a young conservative politician out there named Madison Cawthorn and he’s unique for many reasons. One, I think he’s the first member of Congress born in the 1990s. Two, he had a serious accident that left him in a wheelchair. Three, he’s extremely attractive. And four, he’s known for doing outrageous things…for a conservative republican. A photo of him dressed in lingerie surfaced last week. 

This week on Twitter, the vilest place in the universe, a leaked video of Madison Cawthorn came out again and my fellow liberal allies are going homophobic and they don’t even know it. Apparently, a while back Madison Cawthorn was in bed with another young guy (allegedly his cousin) and he was naked. He started dry humping his cousin’s face in what he claims was a joke and just fooling around. The video isn’t the clearest in the world, but you can see what I mean here if you have a Twitter account

Ever since the video of Cawthorn was leaked the homophobic comments on Twitter from gay allies just don’t want to end. I’m not giving names, but here are a few. 

Well at least There is one gay GOP member… I mean he is gay right?

No. My homophobic ally. That does NOT mean that he’s gay. What he’s doing in that video could mean many things, one of which is that he could be mocking gay men and gay sex. Straight men will do this to mock gay men. And there are plenty of gay republicans. 

not him being a whole rainbow cupcake

Someone decided to mock the rainbow…another gay ally.

Madison Cawthorn is not gay but his boyfriend is.

That one was a gem. Someone doesn’t realize that gay men and straight men have hookups all the time.

He is surprisingly mobile.

One person even started to shame his handicap. He does spend most of his time in a wheelchair. But that person is remarking on how fast Cawthorn can dry hump in bed. 

Frank,I was so shocked at seeing this I watched Waltons,Andy Griffith reruns last night.I led a sheltered life..

This straight woman was so stunned at seeing anything homoerotic that’s not Will and his Grace she started making jokes about two men in bed. And Frank just “loled.”  

Now, I’m no political fan of Matthew Cawthorn. I’m probably the antithesis of Madison Cawthorn. From what I gather he refers to himself as “Dark MAGA.” And that’s creepy. I know nothing about how he identifies either, but these homophobic allies on Twitter had him marked as gay the moment the video dropped. And here’s what’s wrong with that. If he is gay, there’s nothing simple about that. Not coming out of the closet is all about self-loathing, fear, and shame. And gay men get enough of that without the help of you straight allies. Making fun of two men in bed isn’t all that great either.  It’s a passive-aggressive form of homophobia. And it’s all about that straight white privilege. 


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What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

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After Years of Tortuous Conversion Therapy, India's Openly Gay Prince is Fighting Back, Ryan Field Books

 After Years of Tortuous Conversion Therapy, India’s Openly Gay Prince is Fighting Back

When I speak about the cultural appropriation of gay writers, actors, and other gay people in the arts deal with on a daily basis, it’s not because I’m a mean person. It’s because we…LGBTQIA…people have endured some of the worst treatment in the history of the world, and in some places, it’s still happening. I find it highly offensive when someone straight and white, male or female, tells me they have it worse. And I’m going to fight back. At least I know who I am. 

With that said, here’s a story about a prince in India who’s been through some of the worst treatment of any gay man alive today. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil came out as gay at the age of 41. But he knew he was gay at 12 years old. I knew at 3. Many of us ignore the feelings, but we know. 

“The day I came out, my effigies were burnt. There were a lot of protests, people took to the streets and shouted slogans saying that I brought shame and humiliation to the royal family and to the culture of India. There were death-threats and demands that I be stripped off of my title,” Gohil told Insider over a phone call from the coastal state of Kerala.

Here’s more. And that’s only part of it. After years of enduring the horrors of conversion therapy, he’s now trying to make conversion therapy illegal. 


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What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

"Who Cares" Is Now A Code Word for "I Hate Gay People," Ryan Field Gay Romance

 “Who Cares” Is Now A Code Word For “I Hate Gay People”

Supposedly, this has something to do with homophobic Facebook users keeping gay athletes in the closet. “Who cares” and “I don’t care” is now a code for the hateful homophobes to let us know how they feel, without getting kicked off social media. 

We at Outsports have noticed a flood of “who cares” and “no one cares” responses to our stories, particularly on Facebook. And when I say “flood” I mean literally hundreds of these same exact messages from hundreds of Facebook users in just the last couple months. It’s been going on for at least most of the. year.

Here’s more. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll be looking. 

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

BLM Protestors Scream Anti-Gay Remarks, Ryan Field Books

 BLM Protestors Scream Anti-Gay Remarks

Apparently, there was an issue between a BLM protestor and a Guardian Angel in NYC, and it involved anti-gay slurs. 

But this is really one of those articles where you have to read the whole thing in order to fully get it. 

A Black Lives Matter protester was seen confronting a member of the Guardian Angels and making anti-gay remarks in New York City near a protest over three tourists who were arrested and charged last week following a fight regarding proof of vaccination. 


Here’s the rest. 


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The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Kacey Musgraves (and her stupid tour) Does NOT Represent All Gay People, Ryan Field Books

Kacey Musgraves (and her stupid tour) Does NOT Represent All Gay People

We…all gay people…get so used to straights misrepresenting us in so many ways we often just ignore it and move on. It’s just easier. We tell ourselves, “no harm done.” Or we tell ourselves, “it’s not important.” I think it’s time we started noticing these things, and it’s time we stopped being the clowns and court jesters. For one thing, just referring to us as “the gays” is homophobic. 

But lately I’m realizing that it is important. The way this promotion portrays all gay people is NOT right. And Kacey Musgraves and her PR people should be told that it’s just not right. And if you have any doubts about that, just replace “gays” with any other minority and see what happens. Can you imagine how racist and wrong it would be to replace “gays” with “blacks?” I would never do it, and I don’t think most people would do it. But somehow it’s okay for other people to say this about gay people. 

I can assure you that I am NOT one of those “gays” who is losing his mind over Kacey Musgraves. I’m thrilled for Leslie Jordan, but that’s not my gay opinion. 

LGBTQ+ fans are losing their minds on social media. Leslie Jordan commented, “I want to be a groupie on this tour” on Musgraves’s initial post. Drag Race star Gigi Goode just commented with three exclamation points and “Gasp”. Fans are also reacting on Twitter:

Here’s more. This kind of thing always gives straight people such a wrong impression of gay people. Nowadays, something like this is actually a form of homophobia because of the strong stereotypes. And if you don’t believe me, just remember there are thousands of young gay boys still in the closet who are terrified to come out because they don’t identify this way. 








The Straight Pride Parade
The Straight Pride Parade

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story

What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

The Weak Response From the NFL When Carl Nassib Came Out As Gay Is A Lot Like Michael Sam, Ryan Field Books

The Weak Response From the NFL When Carl Nassib Came Out As Gay Is A Lot Like Michael Sam

I remember posting a good deal about Michael Sam when he first came out as an openly gay football player. The response from mainstream straights…all of them…was not that overwhelming. They either went blank or said something stupid. One reporter even wondered how he would use the locker rooms. It was a straight woman reporter. In all her straight white privilege that’s all she seemed concerned about. And we all know what happened to Michael Sam. 

I’m sorry, but do we not remember what happened to Michael Sam, the star college defender who never ended up playing a down in the NFL after coming out as gay in 2014? Does Whitlock forget how much Sam was mocked and ridiculed after kissing his boyfriend on national television? That prominent NFL figures, such as Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, said they wouldn’t have drafted him because of the distraction his gayness would cause?

Here’s more. In any event, this is a great piece about how weak the response was from the NFL with regard to Nassib coming out. It wasn’t the greatest show of support and it’s a good example of how the straights usually respond to things like this. It’s also a form of homophobia…even from our so-called straight allies. I think it’s partly because they don’t understand it all yet. They’re still thinking of gay people in terms of Will and his Grace and not a pro football player. And they have absolutely no idea about how many more gay men are still in the closet. 







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The Straight Pride Parade

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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

A Different Kind of Southern Love Story


What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”

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“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.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

Gay Latvian Man Set on Fire Dies, Ryan Field Books

 Gay Latvian Man Set on Fire Dies

Here’s a follow up to the story about the homophobic attack on a gay man in Latvia.

Here’s the rest. Things like this happen all over the world.

The death of a gay Latvian man this week after his clothes were soaked with fuel and lit on fire has shocked the country, with campaigners calling it a homophobic attack and accusing police of inaction.

 

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“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]


Bachelorette Contestants Homophobic? Ian Reisner and Ted Cruz; Lesbian Catfishing Married Gay Man

Bachelorette Contestants Homophobic?

I’ve never seen this show, or The Bachelor. I’m not a huge fan of reality TV because it’s all staged and there’s very little reality associated with it…unless the reality is a homophobic content. You know the kind of comments that people make like, “That’s so Gay.” Evidently, because they think gay is so funny…or whatever.  

Cue the disappointment. And the outrage.

It turns out Clint Arlis and JJ Lane, the two straight Bachelorette contestants who claimed they’d fallen in love with each other while taping the ABC reality show, were only “doing it for the cameras” and that “nothing gay ever happened.”


You can read more here. On Twitter there’s a hashtag that I love…#thatssostraight. People on Twitter have taken to using it whenever they see this kind of passive aggressive homophobia. I’ve done it more than a few times because I see this kind of thing almost two or three times every single day.

Ian Reisner and Ted Cruz

Now they’ve found out that the wealthy gay hotelier, Ian Reisner, donated money to Ted Cruz. For some reason, it feels as if Reisner is being targeted.

Afterwards, Reisner claimed the dinner wasn’t a fundraiser and that he didn’t give Cruz any money, telling New York magazine: “There were no checks given. It was nothing like that.”

Well, it turns out that was a bunch of Bologna with a capital B.

The New York Times has just learned that Reisner wrote a personal check to Mr. Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign in the amount of $2,700, the maximum allowed by law, right around the time the dinner took place.

The rest is here, with the entire history of this Ian Reisner situation. I would never donate money to Ted Cruz, however, I’m not all that fond of the way some are taking such pleasure in all this. Could it be that the liberal gay press is targeting a gay conservative? I don’t know enough about it to answer that question, but I have seen that done before. 

I have a feeling Reisner will respond to this and I’ll be posting about it yet again before next week is over.

Lesbian Catfishing Married Gay Man

I don’t know what to make of this one either. A young guy named David Messerschmitt who is married to a woman hooked up with someone through a Craigslist ad, thinking it was a hot gay man. Unfortunately, Messerschmitt found out he’d been catfished by two young gay women when he met them at a Washington D. C. hotel.

Gallmon entered Messerschmitt’s room at the unnamed hotel and attempted to rob him. We’d say “that’s when things went wrong,” but this whole mess was clearly wrong from the very beginning.
The young woman claims that Messerschmitt trapped her in the room, triggering a previous trauma from a past assault.

At least that’s the argument she’s using in court to try and explain how she came to stab Messerschmitt seven times in the abdomen, groin and heart, killing him.

She made it out of the room with $40 cash and Messerschmitt’s metro card, and walked hand-in-hand with Johnson to a bus stop. Housekeeping found Messerschmitt’s body the next day, his arms bound in rainbow-colored zip ties.

The rest is here. I know I say this all the time, but I think it shows how many more gay people there are out there posing as straight. And it goes without saying how dangerous online hook ups can be.

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