Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brown and Smith Fight For LGBT Novel

Co-authors Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith were recently offered a book deal from a publisher on one condition: take out your queer character, or make him straight. Brown refused with the explanation that, "Making a gay character straight is a line in the sand which I will not cross. That is a moral issue. I work with teenagers, and some of them are gay. They never get to read fantasy novels where people like them are the heroes and that's not right."

Brown and Smith encourage editors to read scripts with an open mind, writers with LGBT scripts to tell their stories, and readers to spread the word. Read the full story here

1 comment:

  1. The NY Times wrote a piece about the Brown/Smith story as well: