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Queer stories and helping young adults find themselves

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By Kimmy Reinhardt

Queer authors, the stories and diversity they represent within their writing have been facing censorship due to accusations of pushing their “political agenda” upon children and young adults. 

 

However, many of the younger generation reading these stories are using the characters they find inside the books to help themselves get to know their identities. For many queer authors, writing these stories is a way of not only helping themselves to tell the story of their experiences, but also helping the queer teens who are looking to find themselves in the pages of the books when the authors themselves never could experience the same. 

 

Many authors and consumers of queer stories are concerned for the children and young adults who do not see themselves represented in fiction. For these authors, the censorship they are facing is not only limiting their ability to write stories that matter to them but also to write stories that can change the life of the young adults who need them. 

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