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Bran Lindy Ayres

Non-binary, demisexual writer. Member of RWA and RRW.

Going Over the Rainbow: Gay Male Characters

With the end of a tumultuous and tragic Pride month there are more concerns than ever about how gay men are represented in media. So how can you, as a responsible author, help dispel many of the harmful stereotypes that lead people to commit horrible atrocities? By accurately and sensitively writing gay men. Please allow me to offer a few words of advice on this. Gay/Homosexual Male: A man who is primarily attracted to other men to the exclusion of other genders. Developing a Gay Character So, how might you… Read more Going Over the Rainbow: Gay Male Characters

Going Over the Rainbow: Lesbians

It’s been a rough year for fictional lesbians and not a great one for the rest of the MOGAI population either. I don’t have any new words to say about Orlando that haven’t already been spoken. I can only move forward and hope this series inspires you to write even more queer characters so that many more people can read your stories and see we are human too. That’s my greatest hope. So lets just jump right into today’s subject. Lesbian: A woman who is primarily attracted to other women.… Read more Going Over the Rainbow: Lesbians