Date: 2015-01-28 04:26 pm (UTC)
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You've added something to my understanding of my own feelings about this trope. It's not just the lack of stories about LGBTQ characters who make it to the end that's a problem, it can be the loneness of these characters in a single story that can be a problem. Or sometimes the fact that there are a couple of LGBTQ characters in a story but that story is still setting them up as exceptions or a minority. When stories have an LGBTQ main character and LGBTQ secondary characters and the background to the world also contains LGBTQ people as a norm then maybe it stings a little less (although sometimes not because context is important).
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