Hi there! My name is Kim Fielding. I’m the author of several novels that feature gay characters. The links for the books are down on the lower right hand side of this page.
My day job is professor. This semester, some of the students in one of my classes did a project that involved interviewing victims of hate crimes. Here’s a brief excerpt from one of those interviews:
When I was a junior my mom found out [I was gay]. She took me out of school, home-schooled me, and took me to church. She was hoping the priest could “cure” me. Throughout high school days I was occasionally beat up. I could deal with that. My mom wanting to cure me? That was just ridiculous because I did not need curing…. College is amazing. I have the occasional verbal taunt but for the most part I am accepted. That is such a good feeling.