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Re: LGBTQ?
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2009, 08:41:34 pm »
The other question to that is, Should you put any romance int he book for a gay or lesbian character to have? Should you show the type of relationship they have with their lover and how much detail would you go describing what is going on?

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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2009, 08:48:44 pm »
Well, that is going to depend on a variety of issues.  How young an audience do you want to attract, or do you want to keep away from teen/young adult? Are you writing erotica or a love story or an adventure with romantic/erotic overtones?

And at that point, it's time to take it to the writers area, instead of the 'already published books' area.
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2009, 11:22:13 am »
Jaqueline Carey's Santa Olivia.  Main charater Loup Garou is a lesbian
Laurie J Marks Fire Logic, Earth Logic, Water Logic. The author is a lesbian writing about poly/ lesbian main characters in a fantasy setting challenging the usual sword and sorcery tropes of violence and conquest.
Tanya Huff Smoke and Shadows, Smoke and Mirrors, Smoke and Ashes . Tony Foster is gay and Henry Fiztroy is bi.
 

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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2010, 01:23:01 am »
Just a thought - one the "classics" of the genre, written by a bi writer, is Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren, which made quite a splash when it came out.
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« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2010, 08:30:02 am »
I think the presence of LGBTQ in fiction is our society playing with loosening our taboos in this area.  Also, it's controvesy and controversy makes good stories.   Having said this, I have to think more about the course of "interracial" couples in popular fiction, and what it's current status is.  I wonder if there is a corellation?  Either way, I like seeing positively represented LBGT charactars.   I also like that more LBGT authors are coming out.  I find it nice that Mark Delfranco, who is out, writes protagonists who are straight.  Regardless - I like his stories.

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« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2010, 08:46:06 am »
In Tanya Huff's "Quarters" books, many of the characters are bi or gay, and it's even accepted for state purposes; there's a gay couple in one of the royal houses with a legal bonding. 
And in the Ukiah Oregon books, there's the hypnotist they take the girl to, where it's a marriage of 2 women & one man, and the indications are that the hypnotist is the primary sexual partner of both.  She's sort of the Alpha. 
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« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2010, 08:47:27 am »
Tanya Huff is also out.

As is Melissa Scott.

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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2010, 09:02:28 am »
Meaning as in being lesbian or bi I guess?
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« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2010, 09:05:43 am »
Yup.  Her biography on her books usually says something like "she lives in (Canadian Provence X) with her partner and a chihuahua that thinks it rules the world" or something to that effect.
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« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2010, 09:40:27 am »
I think that unless an author specifically mentions a partner or spouse of the opposite gender, anything is possible - including just plain ol' single.   ;)

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« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2010, 10:58:09 am »
Actually, Tanya does mention her partner in her bio - Fiona Patton - and that they live in Ontario.

One of my favourite lines from Lois McMaster Bujold - "did you know that your husband is bisexual?"  "Hmm, yes, but he's monogamous now".  I didn't dig the book out to get a direct quote, but I absolutely love the sentiment!

And the Vorkosigan books do mention non-hetero relationships.  Not to mention the Betan hermaphrodites.  And Lord Dano!!!!

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« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2010, 11:02:39 am »
Oh, yeah, Cordelia on Aral.  "Was bisexual, he's monogamous now."
And, as it dawns on her through the expression of having thrown a grenade that didn't explode, what Vorrutyr did, "Do you know what happened to the last man who tried to interfere in my relationship with Aral?"

And the one kiss that Miles shared with Bel Thorne.
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« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2010, 11:34:17 am »
Hmm, I think that's what's particularly upseting to people about people who identify as bisexual.  Bisexuality says you will consider partners other than one life time spouse.  Not to mention the fact that it means bisexual people don't fit so neatly into boxes.

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« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2010, 11:42:50 am »
There is a website created for those looking for GLBT authors and works http://bookworld.editme.com/Home. It got started when there was a kerfluffle with Amazon. Some of it is pure porn, but some of my favorite gay mystery writers are members. Most of the books are from independent publishers, not the main press. Explore as you feel comfortable.

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« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2010, 11:50:26 am »
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