Since I write romance books that are heavily mental health-related I knew it would be a miss if I didn’t mention Pride Month too!
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Even though I myself am a straight woman, and my books feature primarily male/female relationships doesn’t mean that I’m not open to the LGBTQIA+ community. In fact, I’ve been brainstorming which characters of mine I can incorporate into my books that would highlight different types of relationships. But to be fair, my Celtic Romance series is a reverse harem relationship.
Though if I’m being truthful, I don’t know exactly how I will conclude the series just yet. In fact, one of my characters is more of a metaphor than anything. But for now, the main female character does have two men she is in a relationship with.
And since I have such a heavy focus on mental health in my books, I thought that might resonate with the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month since there is such a stigma surrounding their preferences.
Author’s for Pride Month!
Let me be clear, I sincerely never wish to offend anyone, ever, except maybe those few people I genuinely dislike like dictators and other not nice people. So if anything I say is offensive, I don’t intend it that way, but please inform me if you feel that I have, in a nice way! That being said, here are a list of a few authors for Pride Month!
To be truthful, I am not completely familiar with all of the authors above with the exception of Glennon Doyle. I did read Doyle’s book Untamed and I enjoyed it! I found her writing style to be quirky and fun and real.
Why I wanted to write this list.
You may be wondering why I wrote this if not to like attach myself to the bandwagon for Pride Month, and if you do that’s fine. I generally don’t take sides on many topics on purpose because I like to be neutral.
But even though I don’t have a ton of familiarity with this book genre or these authors I felt a social necessity to bring more attention to LGBTQIA+ authors because I think their writing can greatly help their audience members. If you’re meeting me for the first time, my husband and I are in recovery and when it comes to the cycle of depression and anxiety, I can’t be loud enough about it.
I won’t be specific to protect anonymity but I do have family members that are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and I wish that they had access to authors like these when they needed them most. I’m simply happy that the dynamic is changing.
How do you show support during Pride Month?
You probably won’t see a flag or anything depicting my support, mostly because I like being a wallflower (probably why I became an author) but I will use a platform like my blog to speak my opinions on things. But if you don’t know of ways to show support here is a list of 10 ways to celebrate with your kids.
To be frank, I don’t care what you do in your bedroom, don’t ask about mine either haha. If you’d like a longer list of authors see Penguin Random House’s list which I referenced for my post here.