Because our lives are not defined by romance and sex and we deserve better and more diverse stories than that.
"If straight people don’t get to gawk over your sex lives then what’s the point of you existing?"
I’m both laughing and crying that anyone even asked this question without seeing how terrible that is, but also because representation for queer people has failed so relentlessly that it’s bred this idea that unless sex or romance is the topic of the story, queer people don’t need to be apart of it.
You write a novel.
Everyone loves the novel.
Someone makes a movie based off your novel.
Your favorite actor is cast in the movie based on your novel.
You become best friends with said actor.
It can’t happen if you don’t sit your ass down and write your novel.