spock: logic is sexy

LGBTFest claiming

Prompt claiming at lgbtfest closes tomorrow, and I almost did not know about it! Even though I am not supposed to be signing up for things, I snapped up a prompt:

2900. Star Trek XI, any Vulcan (including OCs), Mental compatibility has always been more important to Vulcans than gender, but Vulcans are also logical. Now that they need to rebuild thier race, nothing is logical about same-sex bondings.

I have so much personal canon for this! Now I just need to figure out how to make it a story instead of a big giant meta post.

I am highly intrigued by the concept of this fest. According to the user info, "LGBT Fest is a fest for fanfic that focuses on the experience of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This fest is multi-fandom and open to stories about any characters you want to write as LGBT, whether they're canonically LGBT or not."

The Star Trek prompts are in this post, and sadly, very few of them have been claimed. I think we should try to remedy that!

2880. Star Trek (any era), Any human character, Most people on Earth don't see the point in identifying as a sexual orientation anymore, since the gender of one's partners is socially irrelevant. What might make a character still choose to embrace an lesbian/gay/bisexual identity

2883. Star Trek (any series), any femslash pairing, an exploration of what it means to be out, closeted, or both within the ST universe

2886. Star Trek (any), any character, At Betazoid weddings, the bride and groom, and all the guests are naked. Someone sees completely unexpected genitals on someone they know.

2888. Star Trek (any), It's first contact with a technically advanced planet that uses most of their tech for fun and emotional enlightenment. This seems fine, until the trade leader/other people they met with changes genders overnight to show what the tech can do. With people constantly changing their physical appearance as easily and thoughtlessly as other people change clothes, the crew is forced to think *thoughts*.

2890. Star Trek TOS or XI, any characters, the Enterprise Sexuality Support/Social Group always has the best parties, but the prep can be nerve-wracking...

2907. Star Trek XI, Gaila/Uhura, Gaila gets sex, but not the human concept of sexual identity; Meanwhile, Uhura's queer identity is very important to her.

2910. Star Trek XI, Jim Kirk, tough enough doing 2 years of the Academy in one. Try doing it with genetic and hormonal therapies as part of a gender transition to female.

2911. Star Trek XI, Jim Kirk(/Leonard McCoy), Jim's never given much thought to his sexual orientation, it's not like he's ever had an actual relationship, so what if he occasionally takes some hot guy up on his offer? But then he and Bones end up together, and as Captain he can't really go looking for anyone else, and Jim has to face facts: straight/gay/bi/whatever, Bones is it for him. And what does that mean?

2924. Star Trek XI, Nyota Uhura, Uhura is proficient in 83% of official Federation languages and regional dialects, and more besides that, but she hasn't found pronouns that feel quite right. Until now.

2926. Star Trek XI, Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu, Chekov is terrified of his boyfriend discovering that he was born intersex, and physically, still is, even if he identifies as male.

I am quibbling over whether I should claim one of these. They seem very challenging, but they're really, really interesting... Maybe you should claim some of them for me?

Posting dates are available from May 1 - June 15, so there is some flexibility in fitting them into your schedule.
Every prompt in this fest intrigued me- including the one you snagged! I claimed an Uhura-centric prompt (with both nu!Uhura AND Uhura Prime) and I am so excited to get to work on it. I can't wait to see what you come up with.