My story is about a romance between two women, but it’s actual focus is the fantasy story. It just so happens that the MC is gay and that she ends up with a woman. While it is important to her as a character, the story is actually a three-part story more focussed on the origins of hate towards magical people (in the same universe as my original story, The Queen of Freaks, and is supposed to explain why Faeries are being captured).
Do you think it’s important to add “LGBT” in the story description? Would it really offend people to read a story about a gay woman who tries to save faeries AND gets the girl if I don’t? Or do you think I should be appealing to that side of the story because it would increase the diversity? Or that it’s fine not to mention that it’s an LGBT story?
I mean, I guess why people do put “LGBT” in the description and why they’d want that… but at the same time, I don’t have to put “straight” in the description and I think that’s overplaying the significance of the LGBT relationship in the story. It’s like… a side plot. Would people be upset by that if I advertised it as an LGBT story? I mean, it is called “When I’m Gone” and does focus on the letters the two send each other during the war, but their main focus is saving their Faerie friends. They just also get together at that time.
So, should I put “LGBT” in the description? I’d love your feedback!