|Date(s):||February - June 2008, February - May 2009, March - June 2010|
|URL:||LJ Comm; AO3 collection|
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LGBT Fest is a fest for fanfic that focuses on the experience of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. When the community is closed to posting, it has an open post (2008 open post) (2009 open post) (2010 open post) where writers can link in comments to stories written for LGBT Fest prompts.
I've gotten a couple of questions about this lately, and I wanted to let you know that we're not going to be doing another round of [info]lgbtfest this year. It's been a great experience, and although neither of us has the time or energy to tackle doing it again, I'm really glad so many people have enjoyed writing and reading for the fest in the past!
I'll still be maintaining the lgbtfest collection on AO3, and if you have stories written for previous rounds, you can still add them to the collection. Also, please feel free to browse past prompts for inspiration, and check out the fandom tags and the AO3 collection for any stories you may have missed in the past.If anyone's thinking of starting a similar fest, I'll be happy for you to announce it here, but we're putting this particular fest to bed. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! 
- Discworld: Modern Love by Penknife. Fill for the prompt: Discworld, any character, The ongoing changes in dwarven views on gender and sexuality have any number of repercussions. How many young dwarves are "coming out" as the gender they weren't born as? Conversely, is all this openness actually eroding dwarven freedom to view themselves however, and marry whomever, they wish?
- Firefly: Halfway Between One Unification Day and the Next by Ion Bond. Gen. Fill for the prompt: The surest way to tell someone is a Browncoat? They think gender matters when it comes to who you sleep with. And neither Simon nor River know quite how to react to that.
- Star Trek: TNG: Metadata by Hairy Paramecium. Fill for the prompt: "Data, Having emotions includes having a sexual orientation. He's not sure why everyone expected it to be heterosexuality."
- Leverage: The Not Your Teaching Tool Job (AO3 Link) by BlackEyedGirl. For prompt: "Parker(/Alec Hardison/Eliot Spencer). Sex is sometimes a useful tool, and she likes the kissing, but Parker really isn't interested in sex for its own sake. The others seem to think this has something to do with her childhood - she tries to explain to them that she's not damaged or broken. She knows what she wants and sex isn't a part of it. (It doesn't mean she doesn't love them all the same.)"