The editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that they are "discouraging" use of the word "homophobia." The AP Stylebook is the widely used guide that media use to standardize terms and general usage. Why should the LGBT community be in a kerfuffle about it? Because the editors made their decision without consultation with the nation's leading LGBT organizations, leaders, activists, and newspapers. That is a problem.
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We've all had friends whose problematic love affairs just seem to go on forever. In Immortal Quest, however, author Alexandra Mackenzie takes it to the extreme. Postulating a secretive cabal of immortal sorcerers in England exercising great power behind the scenes–sort of like a magical Bilderberg Group–Mackenzie raises the problem of what happens when one of them falls in love with a mortal, one whose spirit is reborn lifetime after lifetime and must be found again by his immortal lover in each new life.