I’m really excited that this is out! It heartens me to see how warmly received this project has been, and it’s especially touching to know that there are a few people out there who came out by participating in this issue. If you’re reading this, o people, know that I think that you’re incredibly brave. Well done.
I was delighted to write a short personal essay for QDSF – you can find it in the issue or read it online here:
I’d like to say a personal thanks to the team at Lightspeed for creating this project and for publishing so many wonderful stories. Thank you for giving queer SF (and fantasy, and horror) writers a voice (even more than you already do!)
I speak only on behalf of myself, but I appreciate it.