Diversity in Publishing: Good. Forcing It: Bad.

You’d think that, as a gay man, I’d be all about any site that offered upwards of 4¢ per word with a submissions page that stated boldly, “We’re looking for stories from different perspectives. LGBTQIAA+, African Americans, Women, Hispanics encouraged to apply!” You’d think I’d be even more excited for the yearly “Queers Only” edition of any one of a number of markets. Yet the more I think about it, the more it makes me cringe, the more it makes me fear for the safety of many of my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.

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