I’m sad. And angry. My hackles, they are raised. Again. Or is it still…?
It’s probably still. Not sure my hackles ever /really/ go down. Especially not when I pay attention to the whack out there. *shrugs* What can I say. I’m a hackley one.
Shocking, I know. ;)
Once again I’ve learned that a friend’s book was refused for a giveaway by a major m/m blog. Why? Well, apparently because it has a trans* hero. Sadly, I wasn’t surprised when I heard this. I already knew it was their policy. “Pure M/M only” was what they called it, I think. I was just hoping they’d accept that men are men, and the trans* exclusion is … down right fucked up.
For shame be upon them.
At this point in my life, I just don’t have the energy to fight the good fight against the phobic and the rest of the uber fucked up. That’s why I’m not calling people out by name. If you’ve been around the genre for a bit, you can figure it out I’m sure. It’s not a new thing.
The point of my blog post is not to start a fight. Fucked up is fucked up and, well, whatever. Feel free to be fucked up. Who am I to try and unfuck you. Nothing I can do in that arena. What I CAN do is blog the rejected book (yes, future book giveaway coming) and offer to blog other books that are being rejected for their trans* characters. So….
Dear author friends:
Need promo space for your trans* book? Let me know. I'm not as big as the major blogs out there, but I do have space and I won't refuse your book. I’m too behind and too exhausted for things like conducting interviews or reviewing, but I can put up guest posts or host giveaways all day long. Easy peasy.
It's not much, but I'll do what I can. At the very least, know that I gotch’yer back.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. Whatever that was.