• LGBTQ,  Video Games,  WLW

    Stop Freaking Burying Your Gays: A Rant™

    Hey lovely readers! Today I want to talk about writing better LGBTQ characters by understanding a major trope to avoid. It’s called “Burying your gays,” and it’s Real Bad. Let’s look at this trope in action so we can understand what not to do. Below are major spoilers for the game “Life is Strange” and for the shows “The 100” and “Buffy.” Let’s start by defining some quick terms, so we’re all on the same page: WLW – Women who Love Women. An umbrella term for lesbian, bisexual, and pansexual women.  Queer women – See above. Burying Your Gays – a horrible, overused trope where gay characters are killed off randomly, brutally,…