– Note: MTM will no longer accept same-sex entries in any category.
from the contest rules for the More Than Magic contest hosted by Romance Writers Ink Chapter of RWA
I would go into a long rant myself but I think the illustrious Heidi Cullian said it better than I could. To see what the stir is about and to connect with others seeking to reverse GLBT discrimination within RWA please visit Heidi and The Amazon Iowan
Are you an author of LGBT romances? Are you a reader of them? Are you an advocate of LGBT rights? Please write to RWI’s contest coordinator (email@example.com). Please write to RWA. Please don’t yell and throw glass. You can be hurt, but please be civil. One little pebble thrown becomes an excuse to call us the bullies. And you know? I don’t even think RWA or RWI are the bullies. I think they’re not thinking. I think they’re thinking of themselves and keeping things quiet and easy. I think they don’t think for one second saying “no gays” is the same as hanging “whites only” over a toilet.
If you know that’s exactly what it is like I do, tell them. Politely. Firmly. Over and over and over again.
RWI, RWA: Let same-sex entries into your contest. Change your policies. Don’t discriminate.