Politics and lesbian fiction

Women and Words

Here we are on the eve of the most contentious election of our lifetime. Many of you cringe at the mere mention of politics. I get it. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll all be glad to see this dark and ugly campaign finally come to an end. Our good friend and lesbian icon Lee Lynch recently wrote a great blog about the increasing ugliness of our political discourse and the ways it affects our interactions. R.E. Bradshaw penned a passionate piece about the bigotry on full display during this campaign, and the very real consequences for the LGBT community if one party prevails. Neither of these popular authors has shied away from political topics at a time of fever pitch not seen since the days of Lincoln. I grew up in a political household, full of loud and fierce debate, but today’s super-charged social media climate multiplies…

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