What is Wrong with People?

§ July 15th, 2014 § Filed under Queer Stuff § Tagged , , , , , § 6 Comments

At the beginning of June, opponents of Houston’s recently passed Equal Rights Ordinance submitted a petition containing 50,000 signatures demanding a repeal of the bill. The ordinance bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as sex, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, disability, pregnancy and genetic information, as well as family, marital or military status. It applies to businesses that serve the public, private employers, housing, city employment and city contracting, but religious institutions are exempt. Apparently, there are 50,000 people in the Houston area (assuming all the signatures are valid) who think that not being allowed to discriminate is a bad thing.

What the hell is wrong with them?

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Why the Hobby Lobby Ruling Should Worry Us All

§ June 30th, 2014 § Filed under Random § Tagged , , , , § 5 Comments

I blogged about the Hobby Lobby case while it was being heard in the US Supreme Court. Back then, I was annoyed that it had even got that far, but I had faith. Faith in a Constitution which guaranteed the separation of church and state, and faith in the nine Justices who almost a year ago to the day handed down two massive human rights rulings concerning Prop8 and DOMA. It was utterly ludicrous for a company to claim any sort of religious right, and even crazier to think that right would supersede the medical needs of its employees. Yet that is exactly what SCOTUS just ruled.

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Parity Between Partners – Equality in M/M

§ June 24th, 2014 § Filed under Random § Tagged , , , , § 8 Comments

So there’s been a lot of nonsense doing the rounds about women in m/m. Aren’t we bored of this yet? I’m not addressing the issue again, suffice it to say the day I stop being allowed to write about men is the day men stop being allowed to write about women, or aliens, or animals, or, y’know, anything except other men.

What I do want to talk about is an equally tired old argument I see bandied around time and again, that women like to write two men together because the relationship between two men is more equal than it is between a man and a woman.

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How #MonsterWritingWeekend Can Help You

§ June 8th, 2014 § Filed under Books § Tagged , , , § 9 Comments

So, anyone who’s been following me on Facebook or Twitter recently will have seen the hashtag #MonsterWritingWeekend cropping up. It started as a challenge I set with the awesome AJ Rose over Memorial Day Weekend, when we were bitching about how slowly the WIPs were progressing. We decided to challenge ourselves to the impossible: write 45,000 words in three days.

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Are You ‘In the Closet’ About M/M?

§ May 28th, 2014 § Filed under Queer Stuff § Tagged , , , , , , § 16 Comments

It’s a question I see a lot. Sometimes it’s bandied about as a badge of honour. In any group dedicated to the reading or writing of queer fiction, there’s a thread somewhere asking who’s ‘out’ and who’s ‘closeted’ about what they do. Most people don’t seem to think it’s a big deal, but I do and here’s why.

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Spot the Agenda

§ May 21st, 2014 § Filed under Queer Stuff § Tagged , , , , , , , Comments Off

I’m bored of hearing about the ‘homosexual agenda’. It seems we can’t turn on the TV anymore without hearing someone from the right wing spluttering about agendas and liberalism and the sheer unfairness of it all.

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#WIN a Paperback Copy of The Dead Past – Closes 25/05

§ May 19th, 2014 § Filed under Books § Tagged , , , , , , Comments Off

I’m giving away a paperback copy of The Dead Past over on Goodreads — competition closes at midnight on the 25th. One click to enter. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

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The Dead Past

by Kate Aaron

Giveaway ends May 25, 2014.

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Share Your Story for #IDAHOT

§ May 17th, 2014 § Filed under Queer Stuff § Tagged , , , , , § 6 Comments

It’s the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and the UN is urging people to share their own stories. Here’s mine.

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#WIN a Paperback Copy of Match – Closes 18/05

§ May 16th, 2014 § Filed under Books § Tagged , , , , , , , Comments Off

I’m giving away a paperback copy of Match over on Goodreads — competition closes at midnight on the 18th, so hurry! One click to enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

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Match

by Kate Aaron

Giveaway ends May 18, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Give me Latte, Watch me Write

§ May 12th, 2014 § Filed under Books § Tagged , , , , , § 6 Comments

Writer: noun. A person who transforms coffee into words.

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Mmm…coffee.

So I got tagged by the lovely Anna Butler, whom I had the pleasure of spending time with at last year’s UK LGBTQ Romance Meet, in a post about writing methods. Apparently I’m supposed to tell you all about how I do what I do, and “wing it” is not an appropriate answer. Heh.

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