It’s National Coming Out Day!

Come out, come out, wherever you are!
It’s important! I’ve read that ** has helped the progression of glbt rights more than by simply coming out. That way friends, relatives and coworkers see us. See there’s nothing to be afraid of. See we’re the people they love.

And as Ethan Mordden said…

“If, called to the colors, you resist, no one may ever know who you really are.”

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FURRY FRIDAY: National Coming Out Day

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Not only is today Furry Friday, it is also National Coming Out Day, an annual day that encourages those still in the closet to come out to their friends and family.

Keeping in that spirit, this Furry Friday shows a list of influential men who have come out of the closet, both past and present. And, of course, they have beards!

Vote for your favorites!

-Noah

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B.G. Thomas Interviewed on WORT-FM Community Radio, Madison WI

So the interview went pretty well! My interviewers, Sundog Holtz and Shawnti Fey, we delightful and my only wish is that it could have gone on longer. If you’re interested in listening, it’s not too late!

All you have to do is CLICK RIGHT HERE and it will take you to the WORT website. Once you’re there, you will see a column of choices in blue on the left-hand side. Pick the one that says, “Audio Archives.” Then you’ll get a list of Dates—scroll down to “Wednesday, October 2,” and under that choose, “Queery.” Press “Play,” and enjoy!

If you listen, I’d be thrilled to hear what you think!

Love and Namasté,
BG “Ben” Thomas

TONIGHT I AM ON THE RADIO! WHOA, OH, OH, ON THE RADIO!

In just an hour or so, I will be on the radio! WORT-FM Community Radio in fact, out of Madison, WI in fact. And guess what? If you can’t tune it in on your radio, you can listen by going to their website and clicking on “Listen Live.” And I sure hope you will…!

I am so nervous and excited. This is only my second time being interviewed live because of my writing and it comes at such a good time for me. When the writing is actually coming again.

I’ll be interviewed by two wonderful queer men, Shawnti Fey and Sundog Holtz. It will run from 7:00 PM Central to about 7:30 and again, it would mean the world to me if you tuned in and let me know what you think.

OH! And if you can’t be there for that half-hour, for the next six weeks you can still listen by going to their link and clicking on “Archive!” Isn’t that a kick in the rubber parts?

It’s also their Pledge Month, so give them a listen and see if you like them. As a Community Radio, they depend on real people to stay on the air. And they’re and awesome group of people.

Anyway, the link is below and I hope to hear from you!
Much Love!
BG “Ben” Thomas

For the radio station, just CLICK RIGHT HERE and you can listen!

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ROMANCE VS ROMANTIC FICTION: A ReBlog from Love Bytes

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Each month I (try) to offer up something to a wonderful romance blog called Love Bytes. Then within a few days re-post it here to make sure you don’t miss it! So here is this month’s dabble, my first thoughts on Romance fiction vs romantic fiction. I would love to hear your thoughts so I can address them next time!

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Romance Vs Romantic Fiction

What’s the difference? I can tell you what I think. And I would surely love to hear what you think! Please make this gay boy happy and tell me. And in the meantime, I’ll give you my thoughts….

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Romance fiction, for all intents and purposes, is a formula. A really nice formula! It’s Boy meets Boy, Boy loses Boy, Boy gets Boy back. I’ve been told the first sex scene is right around page 68. The first encounter is very important and should happen by chapter three at the latest! Most important is the first time our heroes see each other, there can be NO sex with anyone else. Most readers consider it cheating, even if they hate each other (at the beginning). And we must know—and I mean KNOW—that the two people will live together forever when we close that book. We must KNOW on some level that they will never argue over finances, never differ on their pick for the color of the paint for their bedroom, and that neither will glance at a hot guy who runs by in tiny jogging shorts. That twenty or thirty or forty of fifty years will pass and they will be faithful unto each other and never even try a three-way. Because other men simply do not exist in Romanlandia. Gay men don’t do that in this wonderful fantasy world.

And there is NOTHING wrong with this kind of fiction!

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