Hey, regarding your post about Queerbaiting on RWBY and the “queerphobia does not exist in Remnant” assumption, I’m afraid I lack a source (I searched, I swear, but couldn’t find it :( ), but I’ve heard it said around Tumblr post that one of the writers (not Monty, though) had said something along the lines of “homophobia not existing in Remnant/Veil/whatever”, though that said… the comment seemed so off-handed and not given any deep thought that it made me think they didn’t really mean it. Like something they might have said while shrugging and potentially only for the sake of dismissing accusations for the time being. I don’t know. I do think I’ll keep trying to find a source for it, though. Just thought I’d let you know what I’ve gather so far. See ya.
My theory is that when either Miles or Kerry says there’s no homophobia in Remnant, they mean that there’s no blatant persecution of people who are in same-sex relationships. That doesn’t mean there’s no transphobia because think about how invisible the trans community is outside of Tumblr or support groups. And because it’s so invisible, the writers are going to slip up and insert jokes they don’t recognize as transmisogynistic.
For example, someone could say “oh, I’m an ally!” but that doesn’t tell you anything about how good of an ally they are. You don’t know how much exposure they have had towards LGBTQ issues. This “promise” that RWBY is lacking in queerphobia shouldn’t be taken at face value. Instead, I think the FNDM should take their words to mean:
"We are not intolerant, but we don’t know as much as we could, so please bear with us because we want to be inclusive and we’ll make mistakes along the way out of ignorance and not malice.”