Re: whose side?

Date: 2009-09-30 03:55 am (UTC)
jame_alec: A young Magneto and Professor X looking at each other. Magneto has a snazzy hat on (Default)
From: [personal profile] jame_alec
Now? Nothing. And I don't believe they were ever "about" straight cis people.

Then perhaps the dropping of the "but what about the straight authors?!" is in order.

They used to be about the content; now they're about the people creating it.

I've seen nothing on their site to suggest that it is about the people creating it and nothing to do with the literature, as you imply.

In fact, from the submission guidelines:

In determining whether a book should be submitted for consideration, it should be noted that the Lambda Literary Awards are based principally on the LGBT content, the gender orientation/identity of the author and the literary merit of the work.

Whether a person is queer is one of three criteria for whether it should be submitted, not how it will be judged. This "books are getting judged based on the people that wrote them!" bullshit needs to stop right now.
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User (will be screened)
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of people who comment anonymously.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

linkspam: A chain of links (Default)
Anti-Oppression Linkspam Community

April 2010

S M T W T F S
    123
456789 10
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags