In Praise of The Rainbow Awards…

I just received an e-mail about The Rainbow Awards. The deadline for reading books is November 30th, which means the awards are moving forward and all the fun is about to begin.

It’s no secret that I’ve been a huge supporter of these awards. And not just because Elisa Rolle is a genuine, decent, honest person who works very hard on this project. But for various reasons, one of which is that *everyone* is allowed to participate in The Rainbow Awards.

This means that straight women and straight men who write m/m romance and other lgbt books are not left out. I’ve also been a huge supporter in this area, too, because I sincerely believe that everyone should have the opportunity to write in any genre in which they choose to write. Some people have told me I shouldn’t be so vocal about it. But for me this is basic. And with The Rainbow Awards all authors are given the opportunity to participate, which is something we should all be proud of in these times of fighting for equal rights and tolerance.

I’ll keep posting when I get new updates on The Rainbow Awards. For now, things are moving along very well from what I’m told.