My point, if I have one here, is that sometimes I wonder we are in the danger of attaching too much political/social affirmation weight to a genre that very rarely represents GLBT in real life - heck, most of these stories are set either in fantasy settings or an OKHomo alternate Earth. Some established players within that genre even go on to state in blogs and what not that there is a difference between "gay fiction" and "MM romance" because, I paraphrase, "MM romance" is an idealized kind of homosexual romance made appealing for its target audience: primarily straight females. It's okay to use the MM genre as a platform to introduce GLBT issues, but at the end of the day, it's still about writing stories rather than initiating social reforms.
04 May 2009: Okay, I'm closing the comments because discussion is becoming circular and have veered so far from the topic of this blog entry. If you have an issue with Kirsten Saell or the way the Rainbow Charter is doing things, I suggest you take it up to them by email.