Stevie Woods:author of gay romantic fiction

February 4, 2012

Filed under: writing — Stevie Woods @ 11:08 pm

I want to add my support to P D Singer’s point of view. I am appalled at this, as I know many of my fellow authors also are.

P.D. Singer

In the last post I refer you to Heidi Cullinan’s discussion of the discriminatory stance of one chapter of the RWA. I had to take some kind of action. I am one small voice, and not even a member voice of this organization, but I am not a member precisely because of policies such as this. I cannot lend my name or my money to a group that finds this kind of action acceptable.

And yet I can’t not speak out: this is wrong. And this is how I communicated my outrage to the RWA.

Dear RWA:

Regarding the exclusion of same sex romances from this contest [More Than Magic contest hosted by Romance Writers Ink Chapter of RWA]: I am extremely saddened that this sort of discrimination is permitted in contests in events under your authority. Should this be permitted to stand, you announce yourself as an organization that…

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