Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

In Which One Midwest Man-in-Black Confers, Converses & Otherwise Hob-Nobs with his Fellow Hob-Men (& -Women) Concerning the Sundry Ways of the Famed but Ill-Starred Tribe of Witches.

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And This Year's Gene Roddenberry Homophobia "Hall of Shame" Award...

...goes to...

the “Star Wars” franchise

for boldly imagining a universe without gay people:

a genocide of the imagination.


Shame on George Lucas.

Shame on Disney.

Shame on Hollywood.


 Same-sex love: the final frontier.



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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Friday, 12 February 2016

    Can you think of any Science Fiction series or novels that do include same sex couples? I'm sure I remember there being a lesbian couple in a series by Jack L. Chalker but I can't remember if they were in the Dancing Gods series or the Change Wind series. Both of them might qualify more as heroic fantasy than science fiction though, I haven't read any of them since the 1980's. If your idea of science fiction is more spaceships and interplanetary travel then I don't believe there is a series with same sex couples.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Saturday, 13 February 2016

    It's not a genre that I read much of, Anthony, so I'm not qualified to say.
    Surely there must be.

  • Mariah Sheehy
    Mariah Sheehy Saturday, 13 February 2016

    I agree Star Trek & Star Wars have both been disappointing in the GLBT representation department, though Star Trek in particular has been pioneering in so many other ways. There is plenty if you know where to look- there's even a queer sci-fi book club that meets at the Quatrefoil library. I've been meaning to go...

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