That, like most things, sucks a lot. As an asexual, I’m quite used to being erased, and it’s… bad, especially when legitimized by the powers that be.
I did want to bring up how much I appreciate this thread fighting erasure around here, though. The title is very fitting as I used to believe there were no LGBT people doing LPs and only recently realized everyone was just in hiding because SA and YouTube are two of the worst communities on the internet.
So does anyone think there’s a place for discussion of queer issues in LPs? I mused a bit on why I was gendering statues in a video recently, but stopped myself with “this is neither the time nor the place.” I also did an LP of a game called Blood Will Tell in which it’s possible to read one of the playable characters as trans, but I only made an oblique reference to that fact during the credits and said it was a subject worth discussing (which did at least prompt some interesting conversation in the comments). It’s mostly just a thing that doesn’t come up because there’s such a lack of representation in video games, but when it does, I tend to shy away from it on the grounds that general LP audiences don’t want to hear about it and LPs lack the legitimacy to cover such important topics. Is there any room at all for covering queer issues in this dumb hobby, and are there any examples of this being done well (or at all) already out there?