So this story has been circulating in the blogosphere for the past few days. Amazon, the USian online bookseller that has put many independent bookstores out of business has decided to mark books with positive queer content as "adult" and has therefore stripped such books of their "ranking" as well as their coming up on general searches. The following sites give more detail into what Amazon has been doing, since February apparently, but it looks like a huge push was done this past long weekend while they thought nobody was looking.
First Amazon said it was a new policy to remove all books from their ranking system that contain "adult content", meaning nudity and expressions of sexuality (we assume). But when "Heather Has Two Mommies" is placed on the list to have their ranking removed, and "A Parent's Guide To Preventing Homosexuality" and "The Professional Bachelor Dating Guide: How To Exploit Her Inner Psycho" remain untouched, it's fair to say that a homophobic agenda is going on. Now they're claiming it's a glitch.
Obviously I've never been a fan of amazon, and the Canadian bricks-and-mortar counterparts Crapters and Indiblow. But this is what happens when corporations take over. Remember Wal-Fart and the morning after pill?