I’ve always noticed in the years I’ve read Fantasy (especially YA Fantasy) there is a massive lack in LGBTQ+ representation. The only obvious one I can remember is Cassandra Clare, but she seems to be an exception. Famous authors like Sarah J Maas, for example, completely skip representation at all (ignoring the awful situation with Morrigan). Other genres seems to be including more representation, but it’s severely lacking in Fantasy.
My question is whether any of you have found LGBTQ+ books in Fanatsy, and whether they are handled well? And why do you think it’s so poor in Fantasy novels especially?
More importantly, has anyone written or are considering writing one on here?