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Feral

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Gay Science Fiction convention
« on: September 30, 2007, 01:20:40 AM »

Gay Science Fiction convention

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They’re coming soon, and they’re bringing the idea of a hopeful future for gay men and lesbians with them. Local organizers expect about 500 people to beam into Gaylaxicon 2007 next weekend in Atlanta, the latest event in the 20-year history of the traveling science fiction/fantasy/horror convention for gay fans. "Gay folks have always read science fiction because there's sort of a misfit mentality to a lot of it that Gay folks find very comfortable and familiar," says Jim Grimsley, a literature professor at Emory University, and the author of a series of science fiction novels inhabited by Gay and Lesbian protagonists.

And true... there is much more on the story here.

In this case, "local organizers" mean these fine folks.
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Re: Gay Science Fiction convention
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 11:18:26 PM »

And, for those who yet didn't know, there is a nice fanfic adoption of Star Trek called Hidden Frontiers. Now they have also a version with subtitles, which is very helpfull for people who have difficulties with understanding spoken English.
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Re: Gay Science Fiction convention
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 02:45:09 PM »

Many moons ago when I was still a closeted prepubscent, I used to read the Star Trek books.  There was one in particular that caught my attention...it had a gay storyline.  I don't remember the name, having given away all those books a long time ago.  But, Geez Louise, that book made me feel good about the future of the homosexual race...ha ha ha ha. 
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Re: Gay Science Fiction convention
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 04:01:55 AM »

Might it have been Section 31: Rogue?
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Re: Gay Science Fiction convention
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 05:17:37 AM »

Nope.  That wasn't the one.  This was before Picard, Sisko, or Janeway came along.  Kirk was still in charge and they were visiting a planet where homosexuality was the norm, rather than the exception.
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Re: Gay Science Fiction convention
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 06:45:12 AM »

Cool. I'll have to try to find that one (next time I feel up to sci-fi).
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