Today’s topic comes from QSFer John Allenson: “A suggestion for a discussion. What do people think of Alternate History? Anyone writing AH? What would be some good possibilities for Queer AH?”
Ooh, I like this one. What if things had gone differently in the middle ages and we’d had an openly gay Pope who had steered the Church to be gay friendly?
How would things have been different if the Nazis had singled out Christians, or whites, or straights instead of Jews and gays for the holocaust?
What if drag queens hadn’t risen up at Stonewall?
So many possibilities.
So my question to you – Do you read/write alternate history? And if you were to write one, what would you write about? How would your Earth be different?