books by LGBTQIA authors and allies featuring characters who break stereotypes
One of the villains is a gay woman, several of the background characters are LGBT. The point, though, for me, isn’t to have token gay characters, but instead to have them be an existing part of the universe with no crisis of sexuality to speak of. I feel that particular trope is overdone, especially in YA fiction, and I didn’t want it in my novel.
Chris was kind enough to share part of his manuscript with me and I was very surprised and intrigued by his take on LGBT romance. As you may know Chris’s novel is a mystery that takes place in the 1920’s he has two gay characters a hero and one I suspect is not all that good (he didn’t share the ending with me) both sharing feelings for the same guy. The way in which he takes on this, taking into consideration that is a very homophobic time in which these characters live, is very impressive.
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