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Elvira Lost Fans After Coming Out

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Elvira actor Cassandra Peterson has revealed some of her fandom – including “straight people” and “horny old men” – unfollowed her after she came out as queer. Peterson, best-known as the Mistress of The Dark, came out as part of the LGBT+ community in September, revealing she has been in a relationship with a woman for almost 20 years. Now, the horror goddess has opened up about the reaction to her coming out on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef. Peterson said she felt her coming out “flipped everybody out”. She added: “Nobody was ready for that.” She … Read more

COMICS: Make the Joker Gay Again

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DC Comics fans are calling for writers of the Batman series to make The Joker gay… again. The Joker has a long history of homosexuality but writers suppressed it in the 90s, according to some fan theories. In a petition to DC writer Geoff Johns, Elena Shestakova wrote: ‘The Joker was and always had been homosexual.’ ‘This opinion was shared by other comic books authors and artists for decades. That is why it’s so important to me and other queer readers to return his homosexuality,’ she said. By James Besanville – Full Story at Gay Star News

Fans: Show Wonder Woman’s Bisexuality in Next Film

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“Wonder Woman” fans want the upcoming sequel to honor canon and make the Amazonian warrior princess bisexual. Writer Greg Rucka confirmed that the Amazons of Themyscira engage in same-sex relationships in the comics. Gianna Collier-Pitts, GLAAD Campus Ambassador at New York University, penned the petition asking for that bisexual representation to be included in the films. “We are oversexualized and underrepresented. We are called greedy, dishonest, and confused. We are the least likely to come out and the most likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, on top of experiencing higher rates of sexual/intimate partner violence. We are made to … Read more

For Writers: Inspired by Readers

Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Ryane: “Do you talk to your readers for inspiration?” I’ll broaden this out a little. Do you have any fans who help with your creative process, either directly or indirectly? Maybe a fan who also betas for you and knows your work so well that they catch continuity errors even you missed? Do fans ever offer suggestions for your characters that ultimately change the work? Do you interact with your fans in other creative ways? Join the chat

Discussion: Your Adoring Public


I apologize, but I’m not sure who to attribute today’s topic to. But it’s a good one: I wrote several stories and posted them on the free websites like Gay Author. I got lots of emails from readers, many very personal. Now I’ve written close to the same number of published works…but I’ve never gotten a direct email from a reader. I’m in kind of the same boat. I keep waiting for my legions of adoring fans to contact me directly. I’ve had a couple new friendings on Facebook, at least one of which I ca attribte to having read … Read more