Guest post by Stephani Maari Booker In the early-to mid-1990s, I lived in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was a regular patron of the (now-defunct) lesbian-owned women’s bookstore there. One of the many great works that I discovered and bought from that bookstore was Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned. This booklet, originally published in … Continue reading Cultural Etiquette: “Lesbian classic” anti-oppression booklet returns to print
Guest post by Stephani Maari Booker “I once saw two beautiful children playing together. One was a fair white child; the other was her slave, and also her sister… I foresaw the inevitable blight that would fall on the little slave’s heart. I knew how soon her laughter would be changed to sighs.” In her … Continue reading Guest Post: Sci-fi stories show clones as “house slaves” of the future
Guest Post by Devin Harnois Very often, trans and other queer characters are reduced to little more than their identity and their internal and external struggles around that, especially by non-queer authors. It’s as if they can’t conceive of us outside our unhappiness. Once a queer character comes out and/or finds some measure of acceptance, … Continue reading Guest Post: On Writing a Trans Boy Coming Out and Going on Adventures!
Why did I write this book. For a long time, paranormal romance (that I have read at least) has seen several prominent tropes: The love triangle and accompanying jealousy plots Werewolves hating on vampires and vice versa The vampire who is the love interest not doing such terrible things as drinking actual *gasp* blood Vampires … Continue reading Guest Post by Nicole Field!