blugoblin asked: Gail, I want to ask something serious. Because you're known for writing LGBT characters, has anyone ever asked if you were gay? I, myself, am not asking if you are or not, but what I want to know is do they ask that, and if they do, how do react to a question like that? Does it ever bother you? I ask with nothing but respect in my heart.
Oh, sure, I still get asked that fairly routinely, and in the early days, I think it was just assumed.
Why would it bother me? No big deal at all.
I don’t want to appropriate, even unintentionally, an identity that doesn’t belong to me. There’s enough of that out there already. So I just respond with the truth.
Because I talk about lgbtq stuff a lot, I think a lot of people, including pros, just make assumptions. It’s perfectly understandable. I just tell the truth when asked.