Bestselling Korean-American author R.O. Kwon has come out as bisexual

R.O. Kwon coming out as bisexual

The bestselling author behind The Incendiaries, R.O. Kwon, came out as bisexual on Twitter, gaining support from her fans.

Taking to the social media site, the Korean-American writer spoke about the importance of being publicly queer. Especially when you belong to another, less represented group.

The author wrote: ‘Hi, all, I’m bisexual. Haven’t really talked publicly about it, I think in part because I married my first boyfriend, & in part because this could be hard on my parents & family.

‘But there aren’t many publicly queer Korean American writers, & I just want to say hi, we’re here.’

Love and support

Fans flooded the Tweet with kind words for Kwon. One excited person said: ‘Hi! Hi Hi Hi! I’m bi and married my first boyfriend too, hi nice to meet you very excited hi.’

Another spoke about how her identity feels erased just because she’s in an opposite-gender relationship: ‘I’m married to a cis het man so that part of my identity is socially erased. I often feel like I don’t belong in queer spaces. Thank you, from another bi Asian American writer.’

Her bestselling novel, The Incendiaries, is a ‘powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith and loss’. It follows a Korean American woman who is drawn into a life of terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.

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