What I meant was that I was trying to cobble together a collaborative Pokémon fanfic movie synopsis when my coworker threw in a couple of gay Pokémon from out of nowhere and played victim after I said no. He called me a homophobe for choosing my family values over his selfish interests, I called him out for non-Nintendo-canon stuff that he included but I didn’t want, and we split.
LGBT+ characters actually make up 8.5% of what’s on American TV now, even though only they make up only half that percentage in America’s real population. I assure you they are far from marginalized. And, fortunately for them, this is the Internet: the most powerful and pervasive media tour-de-force of our time, a land of virtually unlimited opportunities to make themselves heard and not be marginalized.