To celebrate, I made myself an LGBTA sandwich–the same type of sandwich that Leo makes for Holly in my latest lesbian romance novel Perfect Rhythm. Holly had come out to Leo as asexual in a previous scene, so Leo is trying to show her acceptance by preparing a special picnic for her.
Here’s a short excerpt from Perfect Rhythm that explains what an LGBTA sandwich is:
Leo tugged Holly down next to her in the middle of the blanket and began to unpack and open containers. Soon, they were surrounded by tomato-mozzarella skewers, grapes, different cheeses, olives, potato salad, fruit salad, French bread, BLT sandwiches, scones, and cookies.
“I think I have everything the heart desires.” Leo presented her bounty with a proud sweep of her hand. “What would you like?”
That was a loaded question. Her heart desired more than what was offered on this blanket. Do it. Do it now. “Leo…”
“Look, I even have LGBTA sandwiches.” Leo held out one of the BLT sandwiches.
For a moment, Holly let herself be distracted from the inevitable. “You mean BLT sandwiches, right?”
“Nope. This is an LGBTA sandwich. It’s got lettuce, garlic mayo, bacon, tomato, and avocado slices. I wanted to make it an LGBTQIA sandwich, but I couldn’t find any ingredients starting with Q or I.” Leo shrugged. “But at least it’s got the A, so it’s an asexual-inclusive sandwich.”
- L(esbian) = lettuce
- G(ay) = garlic mayo
- B(isexual) = bacon or, if you are a vegetarian like me, butter cheese. If you are vegan, the bread can stand for the B
- T(rans) = tomatoes
- A(sexual) = avocado
It tastes great, so give it a try!
And if you can think of any sandwich ingredients starting with the letters Q or I, let me know!