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20th Jan '17 5:28:33 PM PaulA
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* Creator/{{ITV}}'s ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]]'' (1989) and ''[[Literature/MissMarple Marple]]'' (2004) make some of the exclusively straight cast members gay, for example in ''Literature/FiveLittlePigs'', ''Literature/TheBodyInTheLibrary'' and ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'' (in the last one it was done to at least ''three'' characters). In ''Literature/AMurderIsAnnounced'', a subtle lesbian subtext in the original novel is made much more explicit.

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* Creator/{{ITV}}'s ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Poirot]]'' ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' (1989) and ''[[Literature/MissMarple Marple]]'' ''Series/{{Marple}}'' (2004) make some of the exclusively straight cast members gay, for example in ''Literature/FiveLittlePigs'', ''Literature/TheBodyInTheLibrary'' and ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'' (in the last one it was done to at least ''three'' characters). In ''Literature/AMurderIsAnnounced'', a subtle lesbian subtext in the original novel is made much more explicit.
18th Jan '17 5:04:08 AM narm00
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* In the anime adaptation of LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf, Lawrence's male friend Yarei is changed to the female Chloe, with implications that they've been romantically involved. This can lead to possible YMMV/HoYay for fans who saw the anime before reading the novels or manga.
* PrinceOfStride: Takeru Fujiwara was a straight bachelor in the dating visual novel the anime is based on. In the anime he has been changed to gay, with no romantic interest in the heroine, and is instead heavily implied to have feelings for Riku... As well as any man with attractive and muscular legs.

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* In the anime adaptation of LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf, Lawrence's male friend Yarei is changed to the female Chloe, with implications that they've been romantically involved. This can lead to possible YMMV/HoYay HoYay for fans who saw the anime before reading the novels or manga.
* PrinceOfStride: LightNovel/PrinceOfStride: Takeru Fujiwara was a straight bachelor in the dating visual novel the anime is based on. In the anime he has been changed to gay, with no romantic interest in the heroine, and is instead heavily implied to have feelings for Riku... As well as any man with attractive and muscular legs.



* DC has now gone there too, with the all-new version of Alan Scott (the original Golden Age Franchise/GreenLantern and very much Married With Children in the old continuity) revealed as being in a same-sex relationship on the all-new Earth-2. WordOfGod says that this was to make up for the fact that his son Obsidian, who was homosexual, was erased from continuity due to the age-down making Scott too young to have adult children.
** Additionally, the National Comics (Comicbook/{{New 52}} era outside continuity books) version of Rose & Thorn is AmbiguouslyBi (it's hinted that Rose's SuperpoweredAlterEgo tried to seduce her best friend, Mel).

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* DC has now gone there too, with the all-new version of Alan Scott (the original Golden Age Franchise/GreenLantern and very much Married With Children in the old continuity) revealed as being in a same-sex relationship on the all-new Earth-2.ComicBook/Earth2. WordOfGod says that this was to make up for the fact that his son Obsidian, who was homosexual, was erased from continuity due to the age-down making Scott too young to have adult children.
** Additionally, the National Comics (Comicbook/{{New 52}} era 52}}-era outside continuity books) version of Rose & Thorn is AmbiguouslyBi (it's hinted that Rose's SuperpoweredAlterEgo tried to seduce her best friend, Mel).



** The Ray of Earth-10 is gay, in keeping with the theme of each of the Comicbook/FreedomFighters representing different groups who were persecuted by the Nazis.

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** The Ray ComicBook/TheRay of Earth-10 is gay, in keeping with the theme of each of the Earth-10's Comicbook/FreedomFighters representing different groups who were persecuted by the Nazis.



** Traci herself went from dating [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Jaime Reyes]] pre-''Flashpoint'' to dating Natasha afterwards.



* The new version of the Ray introduced in ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' is gay, in contrast to his pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' counterpart, who used to have a thing with Comicbook/BlackCanary.

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* The new version of the Ray introduced Terrill, aka ComicBook/{{the Ray}}, is gay in ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' is gay, in contrast ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'', as compared to his pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' counterpart, who used to have a thing with Comicbook/BlackCanary.



* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'': Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical collection of short-stories ''Goodbye to Berlin'' never hide the fact that the protagonist was gay, but when they adapted it into the film they turned the main-character bisexual, had him hook up with the Cabaret Singer Sally and had them being the official couple for the majority of the play, with a token mention of his attraction to men at the beginning and the end of their relationship. This apperantly pissed off Isherwood to the point that he wrote ''Christopher and his Kind'' in an effort to (pardon the pun) set the record straight. This book was given a movie adaptation in 2011, staring Creator/MattSmith. Watching the two movies back-to-back is actually a really good case-study of the LGBT-movements progress in the last forty years.

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* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'': Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical collection of short-stories ''Goodbye to Berlin'' never hide the fact that the protagonist was gay, but when they adapted it into the film they turned the main-character bisexual, had him hook up with the Cabaret Singer cabaret singer Sally and had them being the official couple for the majority of the play, with a token mention of his attraction to men at the beginning and the end of their relationship. This apperantly pissed off Isherwood to the point that he wrote ''Christopher and his Kind'' in an effort to (pardon the pun) set the record straight. This book was given a movie adaptation in 2011, staring Creator/MattSmith. Watching the two movies back-to-back is actually a really good case-study of the LGBT-movements LGBT-movement's progress in the last forty years.



** Some of the Missing Adventures portray the Doctor (shown as asexual in the series, at least up to Eighth) as bisexual or omnisexual. For instance, the First Doctor Missing Adventure "The Plotters" involves a sequence where the first Doctor gripes about the outrageously gay King James I's interest in his [[SweetPollyOliver crossdressed female companion]] over him, acting jealous and complaining that on his home planet "[[IWasQuiteALooker I had been considered quite a looker]]". The "Shada" novelisation also gives the Fourth Doctor a few lines that allude to him having an interest in men, such as saying the villain is trying to kill "[Clare and] all the other lovely girls. And all the lovely boys".

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** Some of the [[Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures Missing Adventures Adventures]] portray the Doctor (shown (mainly shown as asexual in the series, at least up to Eighth) classic series) as bisexual or omnisexual. For instance, the First Doctor Missing Adventure "The Plotters" involves a sequence where the first First Doctor gripes about the outrageously gay King James I's interest in his [[SweetPollyOliver crossdressed female companion]] over him, acting jealous and complaining that on his home planet "[[IWasQuiteALooker I had been considered quite a looker]]". The "Shada" novelisation also gives the Fourth Doctor a few lines that allude to him having an interest in men, such as saying the villain is trying to kill "[Clare and] all the other lovely girls. And all the lovely boys".



** The Target Novelisation of "Power of the Daleks" goes out of its way to give Lesterson, who in the serial was MarriedToTheJob and [[AdmiringTheAbomination seems to display a mild sexual fascination with the Daleks if anything]], a crush on Janley that he tries to ignore. It seems to be mostly there so Janley's beauty can be described through Lesterson's internal monologue.
** The Target Novelisation of "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" makes Professor Whitaker into a giggling SissyVillain implied very heavily to be gay (such as gushing over how when he masters time travel he will collect Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward from history to keep to himself, and saying admiring things about the physique of the tied-up Doctor). His onscreen portrayal was not at all like this.

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** The [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations Target Novelisation novelisation]] of "Power of the Daleks" goes out of its way to give Lesterson, who in the serial was MarriedToTheJob and [[AdmiringTheAbomination seems to display a mild sexual fascination with the Daleks if anything]], a crush on Janley that he tries to ignore. It seems to be mostly there so Janley's beauty can be described through Lesterson's internal monologue.
** The Target Novelisation novelisation of "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" makes Professor Whitaker into a giggling SissyVillain implied very heavily to be gay (such as gushing over how when he masters time travel he will collect Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward from history to keep to himself, and saying admiring things about the physique of the tied-up Doctor). His onscreen portrayal was not at all like this.



* Francis Urquhart from the original ''[[HouseOfCardsUK House Of Cards]]'' is heterosexual, while his TransAtlanticEquivalent, [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Frank Underwood]], is bisexual.

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* Francis Urquhart from the original ''[[HouseOfCardsUK ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUK House Of Cards]]'' is heterosexual, while his TransAtlanticEquivalent, [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Frank Underwood]], is bisexual.



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' depicts Beast Boy's mother Marie Logan as a lesbian. [[AllThereInTheManual It's only mentioned in the tie-in comic series]] and WordOfGay. The closest thing to a hint in the actual series is the fact that Marie apparently doesn't have a husband or boyfriend and was vulnerable to Queen Bee's mind control, which only happens to those who are attracted to women [[spoiler:which was unfortunately how she died when Queen Bee used it between seasons to make Marie commit suicide]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' depicts Beast Boy's mother Marie Logan as a lesbian. [[AllThereInTheManual It's only mentioned in the tie-in comic series]] and WordOfGay. The closest thing to a hint in the actual series is the fact that Marie apparently doesn't have a husband or boyfriend and was vulnerable to Queen Bee's mind control, which only happens to those who are attracted to women women, [[spoiler:which was unfortunately how she died when Queen Bee used it between seasons to make Marie commit suicide]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/FreedomFightersTheRay'', Ray Terrill is gay, drawing on the Ray of Earth-10 in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' over his straight pre-''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' version.
4th Jan '17 6:39:33 PM nombretomado
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* For the stage adaptation of ''HighSchoolMusical'', Ryan was made gay.

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* For the stage adaptation of ''HighSchoolMusical'', ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', Ryan was made gay.
25th Dec '16 6:05:53 AM comicwriter
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* The new version of the Ray introduced in ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' is gay, in contrast to his pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' counterpart, who used to have a thing with Comicbook/BlackCanary.
18th Dec '16 5:08:08 AM DaibhidC
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* Natasha Irons, the niece of ''Comicbook/{{Steel}}'', exclusively had male love interests in the pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' continuity. When she finally made her post-reboot debut in the Comicbook/DCRebirth ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' series, she's established as having had a girlfriend in the past.

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* Natasha Irons, the niece of ''Comicbook/{{Steel}}'', exclusively had male love interests in the pre-''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' continuity. When she finally made her post-reboot debut in the Comicbook/DCRebirth ''Comicbook/{{Superwoman}}'' series, she's established as having had a girlfriend in the past. past, and later shown to be in a relationship with Traci 13.
16th Dec '16 6:02:45 PM PhantomRider
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* In the ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' relaunch, Aqualad II (Jackson Hyde/Kaldur'ahm) is gay. Then again, this might be a subversion, as he was a CanonImmigrant from the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon and all Creator/GregWeisman said on the subject was [[https://twitter.com/Greg_Weisman/statuses/367861073430319105 he wasn't straight]].

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* In the ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' relaunch, Aqualad II (Jackson Hyde/Kaldur'ahm) is gay. Then again, this might be a subversion, as he was a CanonImmigrant from the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon and all Creator/GregWeisman said on the subject was [[https://twitter.com/Greg_Weisman/statuses/367861073430319105 he wasn't straight]]. Onscreen, all he had in a love interest was a relationship with Tula that ended with her falling in love with Garth while he was away - the show version definitely has an interest in women even if it turns out elsewhere that he can also be attracted to men.



** Nyssa al Ghul ([[AdaptationNameChange Nyssa Raatko in the original comics]]) is a lesbian. More significantly, she was in a relationship with ComicBook/BlackCanary. This would indicate that Canary is likely either bi or pansexual in the show, though [[WordOfGod the creators]] avoided putting an exact label on her sexual orientation. In the original comics, Black Canary is generally depicted as heterosexual and the longtime lover of Green Arrow, though longtime writer Creator/GailSimone has stated [[WordOfGay she considers Canary to be bisexual]], even if it's never been made canon. (Although, strictly, the Canary who was in a relationship with Nyssa isn't the series's version of Black Canary from the comics, but her sister.)

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** Nyssa al Ghul ([[AdaptationNameChange Nyssa Raatko in the original comics]]) is a lesbian. More significantly, she was in a relationship with Sara, the first ComicBook/BlackCanary. This would indicate that Canary is likely either bi or pansexual in the show, though [[WordOfGod the creators]] avoided putting an exact label on her sexual orientation. In the original comics, Black Canary is generally depicted as heterosexual and the longtime lover of Green Arrow, though longtime writer Creator/GailSimone has stated [[WordOfGay she considers Canary to be bisexual]], even if it's never been made canon. (Although, strictly, the Canary who was in a relationship with Nyssa isn't the series's version of Black Canary from the comics, but her sister.)



* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''. Averted with Richie, though it's now a HideYourGays.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''. Averted with Richie, Richie/Gear is based on a character from the comics who was gay, though it's now he didn't share that character's full name. He was portrayed as straight during the series but declared gay by a HideYourGays.writer some time after it ended.
13th Dec '16 1:08:47 PM gb00393
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** The Tyrells are much more liberal about sex and homosexuality in the show. For instance, in addition to playing TheVamp rather than the PrincessClassic, Margaery offers to let Loras help consummate her marriage, implies she's experimented widely herself, and strolls right into her brother's chambers during one of his trysts, none of which is even implied in the novels. Likewise, Olenna declares openly that Highgarden doesn't view "a discrete bit of buggery" as a scandal and even teases Tywin that he might just be ArmoredClosetGay. In the books, the Reach is the heartland of both chivalry and the Faith, both of which put a premium on chastity and heterosexuality.
** In the books, Ramsay shows no interest in a consensual relationship, preferring to rape and torture with abandon. In the show, he consensually attracts women who also participate in his sadism until he tires of them, and the only person he explicitly rapes is Sansa Stark.
** The show entirely side-steps the (unconfirmed) hints from the novels that Brynden Tully might be gay or asexual.
12th Dec '16 8:50:27 AM SwampAdder
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** Sherlock Holmes himself is subject to this in practically ''every'' adaptation to date. In the original novels by Arthur Conan Doyle he is asexual and aromantic, but subsequent re-makes portray Holmes and Irene Adler sharing a [[FoeRomanceSubtext mutual attraction]], or even being outright love interests.
6th Dec '16 6:55:09 AM DaibhidC
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** Many of the Missing Adventures portray previous Doctors as bisexual or omnisexual in accordance with later Eighth Doctor canon. For instance, the First Doctor Missing Adventure "The Plotters" involves a sequence where the first Doctor gripes about the outrageously gay King James I's interest in his [[SweetPollyOliver crossdressed female companion]] over him, acting jealous and complaining that on his home planet "[[IWasQuiteALooker I had been considered quite a looker]]". The "Shada" novelisation also gives the Fourth Doctor a few lines that allude to him having an interest in men, such as saying the villain is trying to kill "[Clare and] all the other lovely girls. And all the lovely boys".

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** Many Some of the Missing Adventures portray previous Doctors the Doctor (shown as asexual in the series, at least up to Eighth) as bisexual or omnisexual in accordance with later Eighth Doctor canon.omnisexual. For instance, the First Doctor Missing Adventure "The Plotters" involves a sequence where the first Doctor gripes about the outrageously gay King James I's interest in his [[SweetPollyOliver crossdressed female companion]] over him, acting jealous and complaining that on his home planet "[[IWasQuiteALooker I had been considered quite a looker]]". The "Shada" novelisation also gives the Fourth Doctor a few lines that allude to him having an interest in men, such as saying the villain is trying to kill "[Clare and] all the other lovely girls. And all the lovely boys".
26th Nov '16 2:01:16 AM Tylerbear12
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* WordOfGod is Amy from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is in a relationship with Tekno, which makes her bisexual. In [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the games]] she has a SingleTargetSexuality towards Sonic.
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