May 9th, 2007

Big Bi Book Weekend

Male/Male Romance rejected by Romance Writers of America Conference Hotel

Here's a disturbing story that was posted on the blog Daily Kos:

Lauren Baumbach, an award-winning writer of Male/Male (M/M) Romance Novels and a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) (which accepts M/M romance as a category), had her promotional materials confiscated by the Hyatt Hotel where the RWA was holding its conference. The management claimed that Baumbach's material was too explicit, although she collected material from several of the featured Male/Female (M/F) romances that was far more explicit.

I post this info to show just how far bisexual romance has to go before it gains acceptance.

To read the full account:
www.dailykos.com/story/2007/5/2/193733/9240

To lodge a complaint:
Send e-mail to Hyatt Corporate Offices: Department of Consumer Affairs ConsumerAffairs (at)  Hyatt (dot) com

X-posted with permission from:
ann_amalie author of Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Bisexual Regency Romance
SAVE THESE DATES! LGBT Pride 2007 in NYC Kicks Off with the "Big Bi Book Weekend". It all starts with the "Lammie" Awards on the evening of Thursday May 31st, then the Bi-Lines Performance on the evening of Friday June 1st and finishes up on Sunday June 3rd with the Queens Pride Parade in the AM and the Bi Perspective discussion group in the afternoon. Hope to see you there.
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