In total, over the past five years, the Roundtable chose thirteen SFF titles featuring gay protagonists or secondary characters for its Young Adult list. Nine of the titles were written by female authors. Of the eleven titles authored by male authors, five are authored by self-identified gay men, two are authored by a self-identified heterosexual man Richard K. Topics Roxane Gay Books interview. Have you been encouraged by this conversation?
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Take a second to support andrew on Patreon! What kind of responses have you had to that section? I just hoped for a change. Most were written by women, and two were written by heterosexual men.
Perhaps especially in science fiction and fantasy SFFa white, cisgender, heterosexual male perspective has dominated the genre since the days of Jules Verne and H.