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March 2017



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oracne on Melusine and Big Fat Gay Fantasy, and then again on Is It Just Women Writing Big Fat Gay Fantasy?

*pets gay characters, male and female; then pets the straight, bisexual, asexual, and transgendered ones too, just so they won't feel left out.*

I don't care if I'm a girl. I'm not giving up my queers.


Hmm. Charles deLint has written some queer characters, if I remember correctly.
Probably worth tossing him into the thread, then.
I don't care if I'm a girl. I'm not giving up my queers.

Nor should you have to.

I mean really-- if we were only allowed to write character which match our own gender and sexuality stats, we'd really be in a pickle!
I fired a crit circle over my randy bisexual Buddhist monk. He obviously wasn't going to change, and neither were they.

He won, of course.

Gotta love him.
Goooo monk. *g*
Soo... If I were hypothetically interested in the adventures of said randy bisexual Buddhist monk, would I hypothetically be able to check them out?
I don't care if I'm a girl. I'm not giving up my queers.

Nor would I want you. Some of my favorite fantasy titles, queer or not, have been penned by women.

I was just curious why gay male writers seem under-represented. Part of this is curiosity and part of this involves my career (and experiences with a sort of perceived prejudice).
Actually, it occurs to me that all the gay men I know right now write SF.

I wonder if it is partially because historically (and stupidly), men are typically perceived to be heterosexual unless they specifically state otherwise? (Wow there are a lot of -ly words in that sentence!)
I'm not giving up my queers.

Nor am I. Though my present heroine is being obstinantly straight, despite her culture's biases. Very odd.

I find it hardest to write believable, deep and dense het females (or even theoretically-bi), which is what I am, since I've never had sex with anyone not equipped with a dick.

However, apparently I write frighteningly believable gay men, going by my commenters.

Whatever. :->
*g* You just haven't made enough of a study of het females... *g*