I'm not going to say much today. Just that I read this today.
For those of you wondering what that link is for: It leads to a website for a book I was seriously looking forward to.
See... I read the query for that book during last year's WriteOnCon. And of ALL the books' queries I critiqued (and I saw quite a few), Woven was the one I most wished would get a deal.
And it had. Except the publisher withdrew it. Because one of its authors, Michael insisted his bio be treated the same as David. Even though Michael is gay.
Now. I'm not going to discuss sexuality and the rights and wrongs of who goes with who. (Not really my business.) But I will say this.
Acting like anyone is somehow less than someone else because he's different is wrong.
A human is a human.
The equality of man is supposed to be considered self-evident. I stand by that belief.
And as such, I will not ever do business with that publishing house. In fact, I'll even think twice before even buying anything they publish. Maybe some of you will think this is extreme of me, but I live in a country that still carries the scars from having had people see others as less than them.
Inequality and discrimination does untold damage. Far beyond what those inflicting it can imagine. And I refuse to stand by and support it. In any form.