Yes My Book Contains Gay People! (I am having a rant)

I have just heard a book programme on Radio 4, where an author stated that even today very few works of fiction have any gay characters in them.

I was completely shocked. My fantasy novel has two middle aged characters who fall in love and have a very happy loving same sex relationship. They were both quite lonely, they found each other and bingo two more happy people in the world-hooray we always need more of them!

I can’t believe that this is still such a big deal. What’s so wrong with that that authors won’t write about it!

I kind of thought that we had grown up a bit, and were mature enough to be able to write about LGBT people in a story like we would anyone else, after all that is what they are just people. They have as much right to be written about as anyone else!

This has seriously shocked me, my gay couple aren’t even the same species. Who cares, they make each other happy and they genuinely care for each other. It isn’t even the main story line it’s just a natural development of their growing relationship. They meet, fall in love and move in together, very naturally!

Sorry for the rant-I genuinely didn’t think I was writing anything out of the ordinary!


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