One of the lovely things about the SF community lately is that people are forever coming up with new, positive responses to perceived problems. Here's a refreshing antidote to the bursts of homophobia that sometimes crop up even in our cuddly little genre, not to mention the rest of the world: the rather wonderfully named Outer Alliance. It's a freshly formed group of queer and queer-friendly people who are interested in reading, writing, and supporting non-heteronormative work. Our mission statement:
As a member of the Outer Alliance, I advocate for queer speculative fiction and those who create, publish and support it, whatever their sexual orientation and gender identity. I make sure this is reflected in my actions and my work.You betcha.