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Today I was just sitting, brooding and an idea just popped into my head. I imagined how cool it would be if Episode themselves conducted an LGBTQ+ contest, like the ones they do periodically.
Here’s what I think:
- We all know that there are comparatively less LGBTQ+ stories on the app. I also think that, mostly. I repeat, mostly people create a bisexual best friend who’s having a heterosexual/homosexual date and mark the story as LGBT. Nope, we need to widen our horizons about referring to a story as LGBT.
- Like a story which has a background character male kissing another cannot be treated as LGBT, the same way stories which have the main character as straight and their best friend as gay can’t be treated as LGBT. The best friend will eventually disappear.
- Think of the ideas which will never see the light of the day because they were never chased. I reckon there would be so many great entries if you accept all genres, but the story needs to be strictly LGBT. So many new ideas changed into mere artworks will be seen and it could be a baby step towards attaining diversity goals.
If you like the suggestion, don’t forget to the thread and let it see the spotlight!
Please, Episode! Conduct an LGBT contest!
P.S: Your opinions matter more than mine! Drop them below, please <3