Are gay books any more "adult" than straight ones? Amazon.com seems to think so. The web retailer has mysteriously begun re-classifying gay-themed books — novels, parenting guides, self-help titles, and even biographies — as "adult," while stripping the sales ranking data (the figure that tells you how well a particular title is selling compared to other books) from them as well.
Amazon is now reclassifying all LGBT books as "adult". And no, I'm not just talking about sexual materials. Believe it or not, even "coming out" books, child-rearing books, suicide prevention books, and even biographies of LGBT people are now considered "X rated" at Amazon. So next time you want to buy a book, go to your local independent bookstore or powells.com. Make sure to let Amazon know we don't appreciate them labeling our entire community as "indecent".