Real Person Fiction

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Real Person Fiction, commonly abbreviated RPF, is a fandom term used to describe stories (most commonly fanfiction) about historical or living persons. It includes the subcategory of Real Person Slash (RPS), which is slash fiction about real persons.

LGBT Fiction Guide Policy on RPF and RPS

Although, like fanworks in general, RPF and RPS represent an enormous de facto archive of LGBT-themed literature and art, the LGBT Fiction Guide will not discuss RPF/RPS characterizations or ships involving living persons to avoid confusion about their sexuality and private lives.

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