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Cardeno C. Guest Post!

Posted June 23, 2015 by Kate in Guest post / 0 Comments
Cardeno C. Guest Post!

H.L.B. is happy to host Cardeno C. today for a guest post. Make sure you check out Strange Bedfellows! Why I Write Gay Romance “The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed …because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled, encouraged – they then act in a way that may affect the course of events…by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think.” – Leonard Bernstein, December 31, 1972 interview with the LA Times I started writing gay romance because saw so many movies and shows with gay characters who were killed or hurt or deeply miserable. After watching this over and over, I felt like it was a punishment, like these people weren’t allowed to be happy and healthy and strong and gay. And I’m talking about movies where the gay characters are the main characters, movies targeted toward a gay/welcoming audience. That artistic depiction of life doesn’t match what I see in the world around me. And it doesn’t match what I want to see in the world around me. Yes, there are tragedies and sadness and family trouble. Those things are real and true. But my life experience is that people as a whole are resilient and strong. I see people move past the hard times and make their own happy futures. I see people learn […]