I wanted to ask you a question about your dislike of fetishizing gays, lesbians, ect. When I was in middle and highschool, I read a lot of mangas and sometimes the occasional dirty birdy book containing 2 boys falling in love. I loved the stories but never looked at my gay and lesbian friends and tried to... imagine anything. I think a huge part of what drove me to enjoy the stories was how normalized the relationships were- I loved seeing the love. Is this considered fetishizing?
Um I don’t think so. I think fetishizing is more like de-normalizing it. It’s treating them different than you would a straight couple. I think that’s a good guide. If you wouldn’t go up to a straight couple and say “yas queen slay #pride” then don’t do it to a gay couple!