Some people say they have a hard time believing queer or BIPOC characters could get to the HEA required in historical romance. That's silly.
When it comes to Western media, romantic love takes precedence. But what of platonic love? Can we even separate the two of them?
Which characters are queer? What does it take for us to accept them as true representation? What counts as "queer enough"? Whenever we ask these questions, we're debating how queerness should be performed.