For too long, stories with LGBTQ+ characters have been niche, specialist or even frowned upon. But stories that represent us are important. For me, gay fiction was a way to escape the closet I was in for so long; an escape into the world that could be.
It’s vital that we continue to see well-written stories that accurately reflect the LGBTQ+ community. For too long, we have been either under-represented or hidden away. Stories of LGBTQ+ people need to be told.
Whether the main focus or in a supporting role, LGBTQ+ people need to be visible in stories everywhere, afterall, LGBTQ+ people are everywhere!
It’s through fiction that we learn about other people and, crucially, about ourselves. Stories told from LGBTQ+ perspectives are vital in explaining who we are and to giving confidence to people who are scared.
I am always excited to edit a new LGBTQ+ themed story or book because I know how important they are to so many people. If you are writing, please get in touch today to find out how I can support you and your writing.