Yes, I do mean our election in the USA–gay marriage, gay congress members, gay senate members(OMG I’m proud of my country!)–but I also mean the LGBT-reading community. I’m going to write a very short post because I’m in full-on workmode with NSI, but this is a post that needs to be written.
Last year, the romance community and LGBT community were blessed by Damon Suede’s writing and the community responded by raising their voices to show that great romance is great romance regardless of the heroes and regardless of the love interest. I’m so very proud to be a part of that rising voice and that we didn’t need a separate category to be included in the nominations for a book. I’m so very grateful to be a part of this community. This group of people who break boundaries to insist we’re all included. To all of you who buy LGBT books or books written by LGBT authors: Thank you! To all of you that voted/wrote in Shattered Glass for nomination: Thank you for welcoming me, inspiring me and giving us LGBT writers a greater voice in our own profession.
Now I need to go drink because I haven’t stopped crying which makes it difficult to write and see the screen.