June 3, 2016
Episode 17: Magnus Bane to Jack Harkness - LGBTQA+ Representation and Diversity in Speculative Fiction
This week, the dragons are pleased to welcome special guest, Hamish Steele
, to talk about LGBT diversity in Speculative Fiction. Hamish is a writer and a cartoon artist, who has spoken on a number of LGBT panels. We all want diversity amongst out characters but how exactly can we as writers go about providing it in a way that shows a broad understanding? As readers, what should we be looking for? Drawing on examples from Cassandra Claire's The Mortal Instruments, Steven Universe, Dr Who
, C.S. Pacat's Captive Prince Trilogy
and Jane Steele
by Lyndsey Faye, SFF authors J.A.Ironside
examine sexual diversity in Speculative fiction under the microscope.