Much exaltations, Miss Snark!
I have a question that's been troubling me for a bit now...if I am a homosexual American and I've written gay/lesbian fiction, should I try and publish it under a pen name? The thing is, I'm worried that when(and if *fingers crossed*) I'm able to sell mainstream and young adult fiction, agents and publishers would be reluctant to touch my stuff out of fear that it wouldn't sell once the public found out about the gay/lesbian work I've published.
Just when I'm about ready to scoff that "no one cares about this anymore" something like this pops up and reminds me that some people do care and whether I think they are nincompoops or not doesn't have much bearing on the question.
This is something you'll have to decide for yourself.
There are gay teens and young adults. They need to hear from writers who have a clue about what that's like. Be brave. It's the only way to live your life. If one publisher says no, there are always others.