Note: We were meant to put this up last week but due to brain difficulty I did not. Mea culpa, Becky.
Thank you to Marie and Heidi for inviting me! Lovely place you’ve got here. The scenery is fabulous.
I love the m/m community. I love that the stories can explore themes that wouldn’t fly in other sub-genres of romance. I love the authors, who are so accessible and so enthusiastic about their work. I love the little niches of fans who discuss so seriously the literary merits of the books they read. And I love the folks who feel like they’ve finally found their tribe, and will happily discuss all the kinky bits of the latest book they’ve read with anyone who wanders by. I even love the poor fellows who end up fielding some pretty out-there anatomical questions for authors and curious readers.
But one of the things I love best about the m/m community is how passionately we champion LGBTQ rights. We believe in love and romance, and we believe that everyone should have the freedom to love who they will. Whether we choose to read m/m, f/f, or some combination of the m’s and the f’s, we all agree that in real life these are folks just trying to live their lives, no different than anyone else. But once we get beyond the LGB, things get confusing for a lot of people. That’s where Embrace the Rainbow comes in.
Embrace the Rainbow is a website with a big goal: to educate the public about the issues facing trans*/genderqueer/questioning individuals. Just as everyone should be free to love who they love, everyone should also be free to be who they are. We seek to create a safe place for every letter of the LGBTQ rainbow and their allies to learn and support each other. We welcome discussion and respectful questions—how else do we learn? (Just don’t bother to be disrespectful. Rude or phobic comments will be deleted with extreme prejudice.) We have a few excellent posts up now, and there’s lots more good stuff to come.
So come on over to http://embracetherainbow.com/ and have a poke around. We’re having a giveaway, with lots of books donated by some very generous authors, so be sure to comment on that post. And if you’re going to be at RT this week, say hello. I have swag!