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Banned Books with Gay Content

It’s been hectic lately – getting ready to move, plus job-seeking, plus celebrating a milestone birthday with one of my best friends! – but I’ll get back to more regular writing some time soon. In the meantime, check out this list of banned and challenged books (old and new, fiction and non-fiction, written for all age levels) from Huffington Post – all books deemed objectionable by some because they deal with LGBT themes.

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Romance Novel Readers, It’s A New World!

"His for the Holidays"

Image via Carina Press.

When I posted a link to an article on gay romance novels on my Facebook page, I really expected a more positive response.

Instead, the response I got was somewhere between bored and contemptuous. It’s old news, Salcia, they said. Slash has been around for decades. It’s been on the Internet since the start. There’s the yaoi subculture in Japan, and gay communities have been writing fiction as long as they’ve been around. It’s hardly the first time gay male love stories have been published.

I get that. But I still think the popularity of mainstream romance novels featuring male-on-male love stories is a step in the right direction for a more open vision of human sexuality, and I’m excited about it.

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