I find it insulting and ludicrous that there even needs to be a guide on how to write a gay person. I understand needing to research a field of interest/hobbies for a character, a time period, a type of martial art, or a culture but a guide simply because your character prefers their own gender?
I can understand research about specific subcultures and movements within the gay community, but that never seems to be what anyone means.
Oh yeah, I was talking about that with Jason. I do understand the subcultures and movements but a guide for writing an entire group’s thought process as if their sexual preference somehow defines all that they are as a person… That was what I found distasteful. It’s like a guide for writing a woman. I’d find that equally ridiculous. They’re all people.