Over the weekend, Mythic Scribes website published my article about LGBT characters in sci-fi and fantasy.
An excerpt is below. You can see the whole article at http://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/lgbt-characters-scifi-fantasy/
“When it comes to science fiction and fantasy, however, LGBT characters are few and far between. Their prevalence in the genre is much lower, in my view, than it is in other genres.
I’m not just talking about books, either. The same applies for movies, comics, computer games, and role playing games. In movies and television series, in particular, the absence is quite readily apparent. I can think of dozens of movies and television series off the top of my head which have LGBT characters, and yet few of them could be classed as science fiction or fantasy. Think of some of the recent blockbusters. Avatar? No. Avengers? No. Lord of the Rings? No. Harry Potter? Well, there was a rumour about Dumbledore, but…no.
So, why is this important?“