I'm pretty new to the forums, but from what I've seen there is a lot of talk about writing black characters and female characters, and how it isn't done nearly as often as it should, or it's done pretty poorly. So, here I am throwing in my two cents. What do you think about writing queer characters (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and everything other than heterosexual and cis-gender)? I find that there are very few books out there that feature queer characters without the book being a coming out story or erotica. Those are great and all, but I really want books where the conflict doesn't revolve around their sexuality. I've only read a handful of books that do this and do this well. Unfortunately they're hard to come by. So do you write queer characters in your books? Do you think it's important? Do you feel uncomfortable doing it? Do you want to, but don't know how? As a bisexual person, I write queer characters all the time. I just find it comes naturally to me, and I really want there to be more queer MCs in popular literature in the years to come.