Or will they decide to step back and give up on themselves and each other?
Make sure you hit all the stops on the tour. Thank you for coming by!
Forgive me, I'm writing from my phone today so this is bound to not flow well.
Today I was at the library and I was upset I could not find in the database a clear cut LGBTQ section. However when I finally located a gay fiction book (and found it in the fiction section with all the other fiction books that weren't labeled with something like Sci fi) I had another frustrated moment but then I stopped. I ran my fingers over the cover, over the spines of the near by books and I smiled. It was a victory. That's how it felt in that moment. It wasn't segregated. Not taboo. It was accepted. Wanted. It was out there with all other general fiction books. That's amazing- Regardless of how annoyed I was trying to find it.
When I was searching and found nothing I was saddened. As the visit went on I couldn't find many things I wanted. Well, the library is shifting their shelving and dividing categories and that seems to be why. With luck and strategic keywords I was able to find everything, including the gay fiction novel I checked out. But oh was that a frustrating hour. Thankfully, It totally paid off and renewed my hope.