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Life Lessons from a Murderbot: Reading All Systems Red as a Trans Woman |
For me as a trans woman, All Systems Red’s concoction of heartbreak and ever-present anxiety felt achingly familiar to me (even as Murderbot’s narration and dry delivery cracked me up more often than not), as I looked back at various pressure points in my own transition. The novella has a lot to say about building a personal identity on the fly.
nf  meta  f:MurderbotDiaries  queer 
april 2018 by esther_a
Dangerous Jam - The Agency Has Come Forward
The unnamed agency in our previous post has chosen to present their perception of the exchange. We confirm that it was the agency we referred to. We stand by every word we wrote in our original article.

We did not wish to name them, because we preferred to focus on the larger issues. We did not spread rumors about them, and we don't know who did.
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  writing  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a
I have numbers! Stats on LGBT Young Adult Books Published in the U.S. – Updated 9/15/11
On Monday I noted that in light of this post from two authors who were asked by an agent to de-gay their book, I was planning to do some statistics wrangling and see if I could quantify some of what’s happening in LGBT YA publishing.
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  books  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a
Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA « Genreville
RT @cleolinda: RT @scalzi: YA authors asked by agent to make their gay characters straight; authors say, "Yeah, no":
nf  YesGayYA  diversity  dead-link-alerts  queer 
september 2011 by esther_a

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