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The Face of Gay 19 (Angel Martinez)

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

RECOVERED

I originally wasn’t going to have a Face of Gay post this weekend. It was even a topic of conversation on my Facebook page because I honestly wanted to know if people thought they’d be around to read it. I just didn’t think it was fair to have someone write something up only to miss half the regular audience. However, we’re fluid here and after reading Angel’s post, I realized that this weekend isn’t just about strikes at Wal-Mart, moronic corporate executives at Target, or money. It’s about family. At least in the US. It was about family in Canada last month. As for the UK…um…every day is Family Day.

Reading Angel’s post gives me hope. It gives me hope that love and understanding is still alive in families and that if the next generation follows the examples she and so many of you are setting, we’re going to be okay. What amazes me even more is that she (Angel) sent this to me because she felt compelled to write it without even knowing if it would be featured as one of these posts. It couldn’t be more perfect. So with that, I give you Angel Martinez’s Face of Gay.
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The Face of Gay 18 (Julie L. Hayes)

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

RECOVERED

One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog series is establishing some common ground between the GLBT community and everyone else. It’s that whole “If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? Wrong us, shall we not tell your friends and family just how badly you dress without our help?” I’m paraphrasing that last bit. The rest was made famous in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. In any case, there have been several contributors who aren’t gay, but whose lives have been touched either by someone in the LGBT community or through their interaction with the community.

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the stories coming in where someone who’s straight and a supporter of the community has had backs turned on them by family and friends because of it. It boggles me. Okay, I’ll be honest…it also annoys me. I’m sure it’s more annoying for them. And with that, welcome to author Julie L. Hayes’s Face of Gay.
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The Face of Gay 17 (Rick Reed)

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

RECOVERED

There are certain people you hear about, read about, interact with and hope to meet one day. Rick Reed is one of these people. For those of us in the publishing field, it’s difficult not to discuss authors who also happen to be a part of the GLBT community and not hear his name come up. And there’s a reason for this. If you’re not sure what that reason is…well, I’m not going to do your homework for you. You’re just going to have to check up on him yourself. I’d recommend you start here.

Welcome to Rick Reed’s Face of Gay.
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The Face of Gay 16 (Adriana D’Apolito)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

RECOVERED

We’ve all heard and read the horror stories associated with someone coming out to their family. Rarely is it a Hallmark moment and some families just couldn’t exist without drama. I know. My extended family can be like that at times. Half acts like white trash and the other is just nuts. It’s truly amazing I wound up as saintly and well-balanced as I did. That better not be chuckling I hear…

But what do you do when you’re straight, a friend and supporter of the GLBT community, and involved in beta reading and reviewing erotica because you enjoy it? Where exactly is the problem with that? Do you see one? I don’t. Adriana didn’t. But somebody did and it just so happens to be the focus in today’s Face of Gay post.
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