Below are recent posts to anEditor’s Blog of the-freelance-editor that are likely to be of specific interest to LGBT2sQQAI+ writers and readers. the-gay-editor (formerly theGayEditor) has decided to pull them into a separate list so they are easier to locate and so you can feel comfortable knowing that you have a place where your writing will be respected and appreciated.
the-gay-editor is truly passionate about helping writers to share stories from, for, and with the gay community—and, by the way, when we say gay, we are using the word’s older generic form of inclusion, to mean all levels and variations of queerness: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT / LGBT) persons, as well as those who identify more as queer or intersex or asexual or transitional, in addition to anyone who is questioning and/or an ally—because that community, those communities, has so, so many stories to share.
With these posts, we hope to reassure readers, and writers, that a more passionate, more open-minded, more energetic, more creative, more understanding community does exist—even amidst the judgment and persecution that can sometimes be more obvious.
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When did I know?
“When did you know you were gay?” You might think that question would lead to an easily conveyed, straightforward answer; and maybe it would and does these days. But, growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, I find my response is a bit of a long story, centered more on “inklings” than on knowledge—which was hard to come by until I was mostly grown! …
Style guides and LGBTQ+ terminology
While fact-checking some text for a few recent publications, I stumbled across this colorful infographic and a separate, rather thorough list of LGBT2SQIA+ words and terminology with very thoughtful definitions. As I dug deeper, I found some other, newer style guides that encouraged “better” language, words of inclusivity, and terms for diversity—then, I decided to make my own list of those alternative guides …
Reading lists for LGBTQIA+ audiences: Looking ahead to 2022
In a more timely manner than my summer reading list was, I present some preliminary lists to start you thinking ahead to this winter and the beginning of 2022. I’ve highlighted a few titles here and there, but be aware that I’ve not read any of these, either. And, with that note, here are some lists to help you compile your upcoming lists …
Reading lists for LGBTQIA+ audiences, summer 2021
This list of lists is coming out at the end of summer rather than its start, but given the number and diversity of recent publications, I could not resist putting it together. That said, let me get started . . . The first list, totaling 13 titles,…
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