Okay, people. Advice, please! In a novel I'm working on there's a large cast of about twenty characters from different backgrounds and religions, and I sent the first raft off to as many people as possible to get their opinions a few weeks ago. One group in particular are a book club based in my local library. Their impressions have come back positive, except for one thing - they said that I have too many LGBTQ+ characters! I was actually quite shocked, since I've been so proud of the diversity and representation in this story, as it's something I've been told I need to work on in the past. To be honest, I feel a little down about it. I didn't even know there was such a thing as 'too many' straight-cis people. The story's not romance-based by any means, but now I'm freaking out that I've become the person who over-represents to the point of political-correctness. So, I've come here to ask a question I'd never have thought I would be asking: what ratio is 'too many'? 40%? 20%? 5%? Help, please.