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14th Oct '17 5:17:21 PM TheMountainKing
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* ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' had ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' Canon Immigrant Renee Montoya come out as a lesbian. However, the SeriesBible for ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries B: TAS]]'' had her join the GCPD after her husband died.

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* ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' had ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' Canon Immigrant Renee Montoya come out as a lesbian. However, the SeriesBible for ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries B: TAS]]'' had her join the GCPD after her husband died. (Though the bible's canonicity is debatable, as Renee's entry also states that she opposed Batman's vigilante activities, while in the series she supported them, in contrast to her partner Harvey Bullock)
12th Oct '17 6:17:33 PM Gamermaster
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* While ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is legendary for the LesYay between [[WordOfGay Nanoha and Fate]], Nanoha was originally in a relationship with Chrono back in the Lyrical Toy Box fandisc for ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever''.
12th Oct '17 12:59:22 AM NNinja
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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 HoYay for fans who saw the anime before reading the novels or manga.
6th Oct '17 4:54:10 PM wuggles
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* In ''Series/ThirteenReasonsWhy'', Tony, Ryan, and Courtney are all gay. The AdaptationExpansion of the series caused this, since in the book very little details were provided about them, whereas the TV series gives all of them backstories.
3rd Oct '17 11:03:34 AM Eievie
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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'': Moose in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has never been presented as anything but straight. In ''Riverdale'' he is sleeping with Kevin behind his girlfriend's back and hiding his bisexuality due to being an athlete.

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Moose in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has never been presented as anything but straight. In ''Riverdale'' he is sleeping with Kevin behind his girlfriend's back and hiding his bisexuality due to being an athlete.



* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' has the Scarf of Sexual Preference in addition to the Sorting Hat. Scarfy declares Harry to be metrosexual and Ron to be bi-curious.

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* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' has the Sorting Hat (which is a hat, but voiced by a man) in love with the Scarf of Sexual Preference in addition to the Sorting Hat.(again: an object, but voiced as male). Scarfy declares Harry to be metrosexual and Ron to be bi-curious.



* In ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', Sir Kay (noted for his boorish behavior towards women in the original stories) is in a relationship with Bedivere in the contemporary and space arcs (in the baseline arc, he's still noted for his boorish behavior towards women, [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2323.htm explaining]] in one FourthWallBreaking strip "Yeah, like we're going to be openly gay in the Middle Ages. We probably don't even realize ourselves.") And contemporary and space Tristram is still in the canonical relationship with Isolde ... only [[GenderFlip Tristram's female]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', Sir Kay (noted for his boorish behavior towards women in the original stories) is in a relationship with Bedivere in the contemporary and space arcs (in the baseline arc, he's still noted for his boorish behavior towards women, [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2323.htm explaining]] in one FourthWallBreaking strip "Yeah, like we're going to be openly gay in the Middle Ages. We probably don't even realize ourselves.") And contemporary and space Tristram is still in the canonical relationship with Isolde ...Isolde... only [[GenderFlip Tristram's female]].
3rd Oct '17 10:56:26 AM Eievie
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->'''Dana Delany:''' Yeah, it's very much a heterosexual island. It's too bad, because Anne Rice has a great homosexual following, but I think Garry Marshall is aiming for a Middle-American audience. There are two things I think about this: In movies, I think, people only want one lover -- they want the hero and they want the heroine. They get confused otherwise, even though that's reality.

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->'''Dana Delany:''' Yeah, it's very much a heterosexual island. It's too bad, because Anne Rice has a great homosexual following, but I think Garry Marshall is aiming for a Middle-American audience. There are two things I think about this: In movies, I think, people only want one lover -- they lover--they want the hero and they want the heroine. They get confused otherwise, even though that's reality.



One of the most controversial ways of changing a character (much like a RaceLift, and for similar reasons) is to alter their sexuality. This could mean making a UsefulNotes/{{homosexual}} character straight, giving a sex life to someone described as [[UsefulNotes/{{asexuality}} asexual]], making a straight person gay or bisexual, or any combination or variation of the above. It's debateable whether establishing a gay orientation for a character with a previously-unknown sexuality counts - presumably, "I'll just tell the missus I'll be home late tonight" would slide right by for a minor male character whose marriage wasn't established in the source material, but [[StraightGay would raise eyebrows]] [[BiTheWay for a female.]]

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One of the most controversial ways of changing a character (much like a RaceLift, and for similar reasons) is to alter their sexuality. This could mean making a UsefulNotes/{{homosexual}} character straight, giving a sex life to someone described as [[UsefulNotes/{{asexuality}} asexual]], making a straight person gay or bisexual, or any combination or variation of the above. It's debateable whether establishing a gay orientation for a character with a previously-unknown sexuality counts - presumably, counts--presumably, "I'll just tell the missus I'll be home late tonight" would slide right by for a minor male character whose marriage wasn't established in the source material, but [[StraightGay would raise eyebrows]] [[BiTheWay for a female.]]



NOTE: If a character (most importantly if s/he is based on a RealLife person) is merely ''speculated'' to have a certain sexuality and a depiction does not follow that, it does not count as this trope, even if said speculation has been generally accepted as fact through PopCulturalOsmosis.

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NOTE: [[AC:Note:]] If a character (most importantly if s/he is based on a RealLife person) is merely ''speculated'' to have a certain sexuality and a depiction does not follow that, it does not count as this trope, even if said speculation has been generally accepted as fact through PopCulturalOsmosis.



* 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.

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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 away--the show version definitely has an interest in women even if it turns out elsewhere that he can also be attracted to men.



* In the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest the movie]], however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and far more masculine - as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.

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* In the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest the movie]], however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and different--and far more masculine - as masculine--as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.



** The original pitch for [[MissingEpisode rejected book]] ''Campaign'' would have made Ian bisexual through placing him in a romance with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Alexander the Great]] - the pitch document even specifies that "his feelings about bisexuality [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory could provide a good forum for modern viewpoints]], seen through a Sixties mentality". The book that eventually got written is [[MindScrew so far removed from the original pitch]] that these elements were excised except as backstory, with the only remaining parts being Alexander calling Ian 'my beloved', and a scene where Ian talks to Susan about how beautiful he found Alexander, saying that he got drunk with him and 'gave him my all'. Both of these happen fairly early on in the story when it's still possible it could be a pure historical and are soon abandoned once it goes into a metafictional JigsawPuzzlePlot - possibly even subverting this trope as it turns out the more important relationship Ian had on Alexander's campaign was with a Persian Queen who seduced him, while the Alexander relationship is firmly restricted to innuendo and Susan being ShipperOnDeck. (Ian ''does'' get involved in a [[ScrewYourself married relationship with another version of himself]] in the Great Fire of London, though this is influenced by LawOfNarrativeCausality and it probably isn't gay if it's with yourself.)

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** The original pitch for [[MissingEpisode rejected book]] ''Campaign'' would have made Ian bisexual through placing him in a romance with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Alexander the Great]] - the Great]]--the pitch document even specifies that "his feelings about bisexuality [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory could provide a good forum for modern viewpoints]], seen through a Sixties mentality". The book that eventually got written is [[MindScrew so far removed from the original pitch]] that these elements were excised except as backstory, with the only remaining parts being Alexander calling Ian 'my beloved', and a scene where Ian talks to Susan about how beautiful he found Alexander, saying that he got drunk with him and 'gave him my all'. Both of these happen fairly early on in the story when it's still possible it could be a pure historical and are soon abandoned once it goes into a metafictional JigsawPuzzlePlot - possibly JigsawPuzzlePlot--possibly even subverting this trope as it turns out the more important relationship Ian had on Alexander's campaign was with a Persian Queen who seduced him, while the Alexander relationship is firmly restricted to innuendo and Susan being ShipperOnDeck. (Ian ''does'' get involved in a [[ScrewYourself married relationship with another version of himself]] in the Great Fire of London, though this is influenced by LawOfNarrativeCausality and it probably isn't gay if it's with yourself.)
23rd Sep '17 7:27:07 AM Arcana4th
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** Edgeworth is asexual in canon, BiTheWay in LP. In addition to being Phoenix's lover he also refers to himself as "The only man hot enough to fuck [Iris]".

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** %%** Edgeworth is asexual in canon, BiTheWay in LP. In addition to being Phoenix's lover he also refers to himself as "The only man hot enough to fuck [Iris]".
15th Sep '17 6:36:11 AM CosmicFerret
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** Capote's unmade script for the ''TheGreatGatsby'' would've had Nick as a closeted homosexual and Jordan as a vindictive lesbian.

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** Capote's unmade script for the ''TheGreatGatsby'' ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' would've had Nick as a closeted homosexual and Jordan as a vindictive lesbian.
16th Aug '17 9:57:27 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula,'' Main/{{Dracula}} is trying to resurrect his dead wife, named [[Literature/{{Carmilla}} Carmilla Karnstein]]. There aren't a lot of well-known vampiresses to use for a MythologyGag, but given what Carmilla [[LesbianVampire is best known for]]...
9th Aug '17 9:40:02 PM PaulA
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* In the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNext the movie]], however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and far more masculine - as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.

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* In the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNext [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest the movie]], however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and far more masculine - as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.
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