Being Pressured to Straighten Gay Characters

I’m at a conference today and won’t have much in the way of internet access, but wanted to signal-boost this post:

“The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay character straight…”

I’m sure lots of you have already seen it, but I’m equally sure that some haven’t, and it’s worth reading.

My thanks to Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown for choosing to make this story public, and for refusing to compromise and change this character. And to Rose Fox for sharing the post.

This also makes me want to thank my own agent and publisher, for never once suggesting there was a problem with Talia being a lesbian, or asking me to change that.

It’s a great post, and I strongly encourage people to read, comment, and share.