I was pretty okay in with this contest until I saw everyone gatekeeping anyone Cisgender and Heterosexual from the contest. Other than that, the name is just not sitting right with me. I don’t think the contest should’ve been named qu**r. I’m conflicted on how to really feel about this contest. I’ve already seen stories that rather giving characters an actual personality, they just constantly need to mention their gay everyone five seconds. Yes, even stories by LGBT+ members themselves.
It’s honestly really degrading how the comment section of the thread is making it seem like only cis-heteros are the only ones capable of making offensive/stereotypical/low-brow content featuring LGBT+. And saying “if you don’t experience it, you shouldn’t write it,” defeats the purpose of what writers are meant to do: tell a story. You don’t need to experience something in order to write it. As long as you care for the topic and do your research correctly, I don’t see a problem but that’s just me.