Tuesday, June 12, 2018

🏳️‍🌈✨ Our Gay Characters... ✨🏳️‍🌈





















by Daniel L Rappaport

"“Really?  Well thank you!  I find you fascinating as well, my Petite.”

They kiss.

“We do make a good pair, don’t we?”

“Forever?”

“Forever!”"

 - Lines from The Legend of the Lost Rose
   Spark and Petite

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In our epic, fantasy iBook "The Legend of the Lost Rose", our two main characters, Spark and Petite just happen to be gay.

Why did I choose this? I could've very easily had gone with an older "Hollywood norm" and chosen a straight couple.

I am very happy to say that the "Hollywood norm" is changing as time goes on.

There aren't a whole heck of a lot of LGBTQ characters in fantasy. Main characters who are, are even fewer.

But, beyond that, I just wanted to write about something that I knew and that I could be just a bit more true to myself in this arena. 

In bringing Spark and Petite to life, I felt that it would be really great and totally interesting to see what happens if I just let them go, and be themselves.

I suppose that I didn't think about any particular "stereotypes" of any kind. I just wrote what came natural to me.

Something else rather exciting is the fact that the prequel to "The Legend of the Lost Rose" - "Spark the Flying Frog" and Legend aren't going to be the only two works that these adorable characters will be portrayed in.

At this time, I would encourage to see what we are offering for LGBTQ Pride month by seeing our special edition website here.

Enjoy!