I thought I'd make this journal about a topic today all say this I, of course, love media being a writer and someone who wants to pursue comics I saw a status today from someone I watch saying leave gay characters in media alone for more context this is what they said
LEAVE GAY CHARACTERS IN MEDIA ALONE
stop trying to make homosexual characters be bi/straight
they are gay, it's not common in media. please leave these characters alone
like Dorian from dragon age. leave him be, he's gay. his backstory is about him fighting with his father over it, being an outcast, and being put through conversion therapy.
if a character is gay, leave them alone, please.
if you like the character and want to romance them but isn't comfortable playing as the sex that the character is interested in, then don't go after the homosexual character. there are PLENTY of straight/bi characters as there is okay?
it's destroying and burying what little is given to gay men and women.
The reason I didn't link right to the person is because they made a request saying exact wording no vagueness I'm venting please don't post a comment I won't read them the reason I'm making a journal about this because I feel like I wanna address something about this sort of thing to start off with no I don't hate the idea of gay characters in media I really don't but what I do hate is token characters in media where there just there to pander and fill a diversity quota and they have nothing more to them other than their gay someone like EA doesn't care about being diverse and unique they just try to pander to keep the masses happy saying oh look were diverse and this shows in two of their later games dragon age inquisition and mass effect andromeda there are only 2 straight romances in inquisition at least the characters are somewhat interesting andromeda you get 1 straight romance and there such a generic character bland so you saying that there's plenty of choices I don't believe you that doesn't sound equal to me. Also so what a fictional gay character can't be criticized? I don't think there are people out there trying to force a character to be straight or bi where are you getting this from where's the outcry you speak off and from my experience its been the other way around for a long time like people wanting captain America to be gay or link to be a girl how about instead of completely changing something you make something new and interesting I don't get why isn't this person gay even a discussion . And finally, this last thing you said pissed me off little? are you fucking nuts gay men and woman have so much just like you or me they can go out and work just like you or me pursue art travel write stories hell could probably run for office there's an entire community out there they can go to school study in many fields be married north America is the best place for a gay person to live so no they don't have little stop pitying people that don't need to be pitied and question yourself look in the mirror get out in the world research.
So hey guys sorry this was a long one I just had a lot I felt like I needed to say I don't hate the person I wrote this to I'm gonna link there page there a great artist and a pretty nice guy please don't send hate his way let me know what u thought if u disagree with me if you think I was wrong in anyway page links in the description tell em I said hi maybe give him a watch I'm working on some bad ass stuff for you guys s-ilyne.deviantart.com/