Everytime I post recently it seems to be a rant about something GLBT-related. Still, it's better than talking about the football (For those not paying attention to the SPL, Falkirk are bottom and headed for relegation. I can't even write *cries* because it just feels to serious for that.)
Anyway. What I'm angry about this time:
Amazon have decided that their customers need protecting from 'adult' books. Except by 'adult' they don't mean porn. Collections of Playboy centrefolds, for example, are absolutely fine. By 'adult', what they mean is GLBT. Books relating to gays, lebsians, and transexuals are all having their sales ranks removed, and are thus being removed from the best-selling lists, becoming harder to find, and much less visible.
These dangerous books that we need protecting from include:
Young adult books such as Alex Sanchez's Rainbow High series.
Academic books such as The Dictionary of Homophobia.
History books such as Strangers: Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century.
Autobiographies such as John Barrowman's Anything Goes.
Lesbian fiction such as Gerri Hill's The Rainbow Cedar.
Gay fiction such as Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain.
Parenting books such as The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians.
Children's books such as Heather Has Two Mommies.
Classics such as Mary Renault's The Charioteer.
Seriously. All those books, Amazon feels are adult books that must be kept hidden, and away from the best-seller lists.
Full list of books here
, 'explanation' from Amazon here
, link round-up here
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You can contact Amazon via your Amazon account (go to help and then contact), if you wish to do so.