I don’t think we’ve seen any evidence that any planet in the Borderlands universe is host to a heteronormative culture.
Like Deadlift got pissy that Janey turned him down because she is a lesbian, but other than one entitled bandit? Everybody is pretty much like “yeah okay” about being queer.
But all the gay borderlands fanfiction treats it like how it’s treated in the real world where people aren’t accepting and “no homo” is a thing people feel they need to say and gay kids grow up feeling weird and uncomfortable with themselves.
Which on one hand, I understand. It’s relatable, a lot of us have had to deal with it.
But on the other hand, I’d really like to see more gay borderlands fanfiction where everyone involved just treats being attracted to the same gender as not out of the ordinary in the slightest.
Just let me read a Rhys/Vaughn budding romance fic without the words “no homo” and general heteronormativity all over… Let me believe that my favorite characters consider being queer completely normal. ;-;
Travis's saga continues: Ariana got tripped up on her feet, and she pulled Derek down with her| I’m helping them too (Megz & Virgil), because it makes Alexia look better, and it makes the number look better, and then people get excited about that number| Edson was having a little bit of trouble because since he and Burim had to do the same choreography the entire time, he didn’t really get to show off himself. TAKE HIS KEYBOARD AWAY JEEEEEZ