Romance Writers of America "uncomfortable" with LGBT romance

So uncomfortable in fact that one of their chapters have banned authors of same-sex romances from entering their books into competition altogether.

This kind of discrimination makes me uncomfortable too. I’m sure you’ve heard of this already, but if you haven’t, check out Heidi Cullinan’s post about it:

http://heidicullinan.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/rwa-shouldnt-be-in-the-business-of-discrimination/#comment-9126

And in keeping with my apparent new mission in life – spreading links to petitions – here is the link to the petition you can sign to tell the RWA that this is unacceptable.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/rwa-shouldnt-be-in-the-business-of-discrimination/

Please pass the link along to anyone who you think might be interested.

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I share your new mission, Alex – I’ve signed!

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Very true!

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The petition is at 730 signatures – and it looks like RWI has pulled the contest rather than deal with teh gheys…http://rwimagiccontests.wordpress.com/

Probably shouldn’t list previous years’ winners right where people can see them, because they might notice something “uncomfortable” about the winner in Erotic Romance… http://rwimagiccontests.wordpress.com/rwi-contests/2010-mtm-contest-winners/