Narrative versus non-Narrative Traits

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“But why is he gay?” is a question that far too many readers ask, never asking the converse of “Why is he straight?”

One of the issues with diversity is that historically, characters have often only been something other than a cis, straight, white, able-bodied man (or man equivalent) when there was some story reason for them to be so. Buffy is a woman because people don’t take cheerleaders…