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sexuality is invisible too

I’ve been having a discussion on tumblr that started with a post I saw about how some people who ship Mako and Korra have been calling it a queer relationship. I said that I saw why people were upset about that, but I also understood the relationship as queer because I’ve experienced bisexual erasure in my relationships with men.

However, someone brought up that they felt that only individuals have sexual orientations, and that it doesn’t make sense to characterize a relationship as having a certain orientation.

I’ve been thinking about that, and, initially, I thought

[This post is a fragment. The archived draft ended mid-sentence. —SQL 2023-04-11]

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This is an archive of an inactive blog. My thoughts and opinions may have changed since the publication of these posts.

disorienting us is the thinky-thoughts blog of one S. Qiouyi Lu, who is, among other things, second-generation Han Chinese-American, genderescent, and nonbinary. Ae/aer/aers, they/them/theirs, and pronounless references are all acceptable.




Header photos: Public domain portraits of Anna May Wong

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