PSA about Damen
He is bisexual. Bisexual means he is attracted to women and men. He sleeps with women and men. Falls in love with both women and men.
No, he is not “straight with exception”, he is bisexual.
No, he is not “basically gay” or “straight turned gay”. He is bisexual.
He doesn’t see any gender as better or more interesting or whatever. He thinks that sleeping with women is different than with men and he enjoys both.
Writing/drawing him as “never looked at another man before Laurent” is disrespectul and also noncanonical. Writing/drawing him as “only ever beds men and never looked at a woman in his life” - same thing. Even in AUs, you should never erase his sexuality.
Important sidenote: The author, C.S. Pacat, is bisexual herself.