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The Gay Children’s Book Promised Land Has A Sequel

Maiden Voyage looks incredible, and its humble New Zealand founders need your help!


via Promised Land Tales


Endorsed by Sir Ian McKellen and George Takei, this tale has all the beloved clichés of a classic fairytale, with the added goodness of a central lesbian love story.


In Maiden Voyage, a fisherman’s daughter inherits a treasure map and joins the crew of a courageous sea captain. Pursuing them on their high seas adventure is a fierce band of pirates sent by a wicked Queen determined to keep a dark secret in her past from surfacing.



After releasing their gay fairytale in February 2017, the authors of acclaimed illustrated children’s book Promised Land are running a new Kickstarter campaign for the follow up. Their new campaign has already reached 50% of their $40,000NZD funding goal with 20 days still to go.


“We’ve co-written this new story with writer Jaimee Poipoi, who identifies as Takatāpui (a Māori term meaning devoted to the same sex), to help us bring further authentic LGBTQ storytelling voices and representation into the Promised Land universe,” said co-author Adam Reynolds.



Promised Land gained international media attention from BuzzFeed, Upworthy, TeenVogue and many more after a Kickstarter campaign that went viral in 2016.


If successful, Maiden Voyage is expected to be released during Pride month in June 2018. The funding campaign runs until 13 November and can be supported on Kickstarter here.




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