Very true. The glory days of the gay fiction genre peaked in the 1990s for print publishing. the reasons are complex, but boil down mostly to economics.

LGBT-themed YA is still a viable genre that several major publishing houses promote pretty heavily, but otherwise, it’s very hard to get a gay-themed book published.


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