Queer creators online are often subject to scrutiny and harassment in response to the content they create.
We are often forced to out ourselves or pressured to disclose personal information or trauma to be given a “pass” to create works featuring darker or transgressive themes. Concluding that depiction equals real life endorsement is naive and seldomly done in good faith. Creative freedom must be protected, in both art and literature. Fiction is there to excite, to entertain, sometimes to shock and upset us. Harassment is never acceptable – it harms real people under the guise of protecting fictional things.