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Top 10 Best Gay Novels Past and Present

Sometimes it seems the world and his wife reads m/m these days. Certainly, the genre is becoming increasingly popular with a not-so-gay demographic. M/M has its roots in slash fanfiction (think Kirk/Spock or Holmes/Watson), but authors have been writing gay (if that’s not an anachronistic term) romances for centuries. As a latecomer to fandoms, it was in novels that I first saw real representations of same-sex couples, and some of those stories have stuck with me for years. These are the best of them.

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A Wave of Nausea

So I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard of the latest kerfuffle from JesseWave. A nasty little blog post bitching about mf content in mm romances. What Wave wants, apparently, is a trigger warning for every occurrence of het sex  in books sold as mm, in order that she and her ilk can avoid them. Well since when did straight sex become a trigger up there with rape, incest, underage sex and taboo practices? (more…)