Just noticed this on the Lambda Guidelines:
As such, it should be noted that the Lambda Literary Awards are based principally on the LGBT content, the gender orientation/identity of the author, and the literary merit of the work.
Has this always been the case? Or is it a backlash for women daring to write gay fiction?
It’s fair enough, I suppose as long as ALL OTHER AWARDS do the same. If you are writing a heterosexual book, you stand more of a chance of winning if you are heterosexual.
Obviously if you are a man this can be proved—this is getting as silly as Athletics – but if I identify as a bisexual, are they going to send the sex police around? What’s it got to do with them anyway?? It’s not a “pat you on the back for being gay” award. it’s a BOOK award. The BOOK should be the only consideration. Not what’s between anyone’s legs, or who inserts what into whom. Or not.