Rowling has this thing about minorities. She wants them to get rights… but on her terms, in nice gentle ways that don’t upset the social order.
It's not "We're here, we're queer, sorry for the inconvenience. We'll try to temper our existence to fit a mold that'll be more palatable for you to accept us." It's "We're here, we're queer, get used to it." So get used to it.
Deference features the main character, Lana, who is a foreigner running away from past trauma while living and working in the beautiful country of Japan and also studying martial arts with her teacher, Honda. The story follows Lana's relationship with both Honda and his wife, Yuki, as everything with them becomes more and more intense.
On Twitter recently, there was a blow up of "bi discourse" because a bi writer who'd written a sapphic book was rejected by a gay agent for the expressed reason that she is married to a man. Since this happened, I've been seeing so much bi pride and bi phobia that it's giving me whiplash, … Continue reading Bisexual Discourse
The topic of cis-straight women writing M/M romance blew up recently, and I had some thoughts I wanted to share on the subject. While I'm not a queer man and would not presume to speak for that community, I do know the experience of being in a minority that gets excluded from content about themselves, … Continue reading When Cis-Hetero Women Write M/M Romance