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Day 14
In your own space, write a love letter. Write it Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Heavily influenced by this: one of my favorite fandom love letters

Thank you to all the fandoms that have embraced the unique challenges of writing trans* characters. Over the last year I have seen the number of trans related stories sky rocket.
Do you realize that there 1700+ trans related stories posted to A03 alone?

Do you know how amazing that is? I don't have exact numbers but less than 3% of YA fics written in 2013 had trans* characters. I can count on 1 hand how many non-fandom fictional trans* stories I've read in the last year.

Thank you's go to everyone who was brave enough to write a story with a transgender character this year. It makes a huge difference to me, that when I'm feeling particularly out of place, I have amazing stories to carry me through.

The same love goes out to every author who wrote a story involving an asexual character this year. There are 1400+ stories on A03 alone that are listed as including asexual characters.Even the charts I was quoting for the trans* portion of this letter, don't include Asexual books as a category. Aven only lists 32 novels that they know include asexuality (and that number includes a number of novels with suspected asexuals).

I want you all to know that you are amazing and brave and that I can't tell you how grateful I am.


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