GL fanfic functions as bildungsroman and as self-help books for these young women to learn to love, to live (…) The friendship, intimacy and homosociality that the fan community offers construct these women’s gender and sexual subjectivities that in many ways refuse the normalization of gender, sexuality and social relations.

Ling Yang & Hongwei Bao (2012) QUEERLY INTIMATE:, Cultural Studies,
26:6, 842-871, DOI: 10.1080/09502386.2012.679286

GL fanfic as bildungsroman
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