I know the title is a mouthful but this is something I've wondered for a while and like to discuss. I recently decided to read Her Name In The Sky, one of my new favourites. It's a same-sex romance novel, set in Louisana and is centered around two girls who live in a large, religious area but can't help the feelings they have for each other. I can hear a choir of groans--hurr durr, the man likes that lesbian erotica--but it's not so. I put character at the forefront and plot in the back and really enjoy well-written characters. However, I noticed that decent lesbian fiction is few and far between erotica and really good character-based literature like Her Name In The Sky. I also noticed that lesbian fiction seems to have females as the pre-dominant demographic, but I've always wonder: Could a man create a great story about two loves of the same sex? Could a woman portray two males falling the love in the same way? I've had this discussion before and I seem to get a simple "No. Women know women so men shouldn't write stories about lesbians because 1) they sexualize too much 2) they get women wrong completely. I guess I'm asking other people if it's a weird subject, and if it's possible? Just a little thing to discuss.