Meanwhile, nothing seems to have changed, at all, regarding straight erotica. You can still find all the Playboy and stright X-rated DVDs you want on Amazon, as well as books about dogfighting and other "adult" material.
Also note that if you type the word "homosexuality" into the search engine at Amazon, your number one result is a book called, A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality.
I contacted Amazon.com and asked them to delete my account and WishList and encouraged the fans of my photography page on Facebook to do the same. I received the following response from Amazon, which confirmed what bloggers are saying:
Thanks for contacting us. We recently discovered a glitch in our systemsPersonally, I find their one-line explanation as to a "glitch" that just happens to affect ONLY gay- and lesbian-themed works completely unacceptable. And besides, what is Amazon doing deranking any product, at all? I would understand if they chose to derank their books about, say, dogfighting (since it is illegal in all 50 states and carries a felony charge in most), but deranking anything that's legal to consume is censorship, plain and simple. I plan to spend today researching Powell's Books and BarnesandNoble.com, and moving my Amazon WishList items into new accounts on both. Powell's has been selling books longer than Amazon, anyway.
and it's being fixed.Thanks again for contacting us. We hope to see you again
Please follow suit.