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17th Aug '17 9:07:18 AM Augusto
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* ''[[{{Webanimation/Minecraft the Noob Adventures}} Minecraft: The N00b Adventures]]'' has Gaylord_Steambath, who, in an unrelated note, is also the [[Main/ItAmusedMe socio]][[Main/ForTheEvulz pathic]] and, well, [[Main/LargeHam "Eccentric"]] antagonist of the series.

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* ''[[{{Webanimation/Minecraft the Noob Adventures}} Minecraft: The N00b Adventures]]'' has Gaylord_Steambath, who, in on an unrelated interesting off note, is also the [[Main/ItAmusedMe socio]][[Main/ForTheEvulz pathic]] and, uh, well, [[Main/DelusionsofEloquence kind of]] [[Main/LargeHam "Eccentric"]] eccentric]] antagonist of the series.
17th Aug '17 8:57:37 AM Augusto
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* ''[[{{Webanimation/Minecraft the Noob Adventures}} Minecraft: The N00b Adventures]]'' has Gaylord_Steambath, who, in an unrelated note, is also the [[Main/ItAmusedMe socio]][[Main/ForTheEvulz pathic]] and, well, [[Main/LargeHam "Eccentric"]] antagonist of the series.
3rd Aug '17 1:50:56 PM Fangusu
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A character may have no apparent interest in the opposite sex. They may live in a single-bedroom apartment with one of their "roommates". A male character may lisp, and have an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "masculine" clothes and play rough sports]]. However, nobody in-text will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.

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A character may have no apparent interest in the opposite sex. They may live in a single-bedroom apartment with one of their "roommates". A male character may lisp, and have an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "masculine" clothes and play rough sports]]. sports. However, nobody in-text in-universe will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.
31st Jul '17 5:12:28 PM PixelKnight
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*** It does seem to bother his father King Slately, who has passed over Trammennis for command. But after seeing Tramennis' skills Slately now comments that "So who cares [[VerbalBackspace if he's a]]-If his Signamancy[[note]]innate magic by which your outer appearance matches your inner self[[/note]] is less...than manly." But this is the only time that being gay, or even the ''concept'' of sexual orientation is even described; most natives of Erf seem utterly oblivious of it.

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*** It does seem to bother his father King Slately, who has passed over Trammennis for command. But after seeing Tramennis' skills Slately now comments that "So who cares [[VerbalBackspace if he's a]]-If his Signamancy[[note]]innate magic by which [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance your outer appearance matches your inner self[[/note]] self]][[/note]] is less...than manly." But this is the only time that being gay, or even the ''concept'' of sexual orientation is even described; most natives of Erf seem utterly oblivious of it.
27th Jul '17 9:53:25 PM Fortooate
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A character may have no apparent interest in the opposite sex. They may live in a single-bedroom apartment with one of their "roommates". [[SensitiveGuy A male character may lisp more than someone missing two front teeth, have a limp wrist and an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. He may even profess a great knowledge of modern dance]]. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "unfeminine" clothes and play rough sports]]. However, nobody will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.

Yes, the character is Ambiguously Gay--they display many stereotypes associated with gay and lesbian people, but the G- and L-words are avoided entirely. Characters such as this are usually played entirely for laughs, with "hints" regarding their sexuality being portrayed as jokes in and of themselves. Often the victim of numerous instances of TheUnReveal. These characters are often [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played for laughs]], usually only for a single episode as a RunningGag, but they can also be full-fledged recurring cast members as well. Lately, it has become somewhat popular to make the Ambiguous Gay a child or teenager, waving away the character's questionable sexuality as them still trying to figure it out--yet still playing their mannerisms for laughs.

Because of less restrictive rules of media and acceptance of despition of gay people becoming more common, modern media (unless it's aimed at children) will be more likely to open the sexuality of their characters, making it a [[TropeBreaker Broken Trope]]. Don't expect this type of character to ever be the hero of a children's production, though you'll notice plenty of villains--and sometimes sidekicks--who wear their ambiguous sexuality on their sleeves.

Compare HideYourLesbians, where the characters may not ''act'' in a stereotypical manner, but their relationships are never outright stated or displayed (except maybe by WordOfGay). The writers in charge of works focused on HeterosexualLifePartners may play around with this. AmbiguouslyBi is related, but occurs when a character displays interest in more than one gender.

In many old films, characters are often given descriptions that may be perceived as code words for gay. Such words include eccentric, queer, confirmed (or lifelong) bachelor, or other words that can just as easily mean their conventional definitions without subtext.

Also compare/contrast with MistakenForGay, TransparentCloset, and some types of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday, in which the character's dubious sexuality is much more openly questioned. Also compare RealMenWearPink, where a character is very manly but has one or two girly interests. Compare HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster for when gay innuendo is used to define something supernatural, such as vampires or mutants. Contrast with FlyingUnderTheGaydar and StraightGay. If the character is revealed to be one hundred percent straight, then they're CampStraight. {{Asexual|ity}}s of all romantic orientations, with their general lack of interest, often fall victim to it (and all its contingent repercussions). This trope is not synonymous with HoYay; nor does the character ever need to be [[WordOfGay declared gay by the work's creator or creators]] to fit the definition.

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A character may have no apparent interest in the opposite sex. They may live in a single-bedroom apartment with one of their "roommates". [[SensitiveGuy A male character may lisp more than someone missing two front teeth, lisp, and have a limp wrist and an interest in fashion and musicals. He may be unusually fastidious in dress and grooming. He may even profess a great knowledge of modern dance]]. Conversely, a female character may [[{{Tomboy}} have a deep voice and an aggressive manner, dress in "unfeminine" "masculine" clothes and play rough sports]]. However, nobody in-text will ever discuss the character's sexual orientation.

Yes, the this character is Ambiguously Gay--they display many stereotypes traits associated with gay and lesbian people, but the G- and L-words are avoided entirely. entirely in-fiction. Characters such as this are usually [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played entirely for laughs, laughs]], with "hints" regarding their sexuality being portrayed as jokes in and of themselves. Often the victim of numerous instances of TheUnReveal. These characters are often [[QueerPeopleAreFunny played for laughs]], usually only for a single episode as a RunningGag, but they can also be full-fledged recurring cast members as well. Lately, it has become somewhat popular to make the Ambiguous Gay a child or teenager, waving away the character's questionable sexuality as them still trying to figure it out--yet still playing their mannerisms for laughs.

Because of less restrictive rules of media increasingly permissive censors, and acceptance of despition depiction of gay people becoming more common, modern media (unless it's aimed at children) will be is somewhat more likely to open be explicit in the sexuality of their characters, making it a [[TropeBreaker Broken Trope]]. Don't expect this type of character to ever be the hero of a children's production, though you'll notice plenty of villains--and sometimes sidekicks--who wear their ambiguous sexuality on their sleeves.

Trope]].

Compare HideYourLesbians, where the characters may not ''act'' in a stereotypical manner, but their relationships are never outright stated or displayed (except maybe by WordOfGay). The writers in charge of works focused on HeterosexualLifePartners may play around with this. AmbiguouslyBi is related, but occurs when a character displays interest in more than one gender.

is, of course, related.

In many old films, characters are often given descriptions that may be perceived as code words for gay. Such words include eccentric, queer, confirmed (or lifelong) confirmed/lifelong bachelor, or other words that can just as easily mean their conventional definitions without subtext.

Also compare/contrast with MistakenForGay, TransparentCloset, and some types of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday, in which the character's dubious sexuality is much more openly questioned. Also compare RealMenWearPink, where a character is very manly but has one or two girly interests. Compare HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster for when gay innuendo is used to define something supernatural, such as vampires or mutants. Contrast with FlyingUnderTheGaydar and StraightGay. If the character is revealed to be one hundred percent straight, then they're CampStraight. {{Asexual|ity}}s of all romantic orientations, with their general lack of interest, often fall victim to it (and all its contingent repercussions). This trope is not synonymous with HoYay; nor does the character ever need to be [[WordOfGay declared gay by the work's creator or creators]] to fit the definition.
23rd Jul '17 3:12:58 PM BackgroundGuy
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* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has Abel. Of course, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim he'll have no shortage of admirers, whatever his preferences turn out to be...]] and then [[spoiler:it turns out he's pretty much asexual]]. He could have been lying, though, and the comic's romantic leanings means that he'll figure himself out by the end.

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* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has Abel. Of course, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim he'll have no shortage of admirers, whatever his preferences turn out to be...]] and then [[spoiler:it turns out he's pretty much asexual]]. He could have been lying, For all we know, though, and the comic's romantic leanings means that he'll figure himself out by the end.change his mind sooner or later.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' gives us the zoo kangaroos Bruce and Roosevelt, pen-mates who originally only [[ThoseTwoGuys appeared together frequently]] but [[{{Flanderization}} were shown being more openly affectionate towards each other as the series went on]]. This trope might not be in force any longer here, but it certainly was when they were shown doing things two guy friends don't normally do with each other without it being romantic.
13th Jun '17 4:05:14 AM foxley
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* ''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong'': Max really, really doesn't want to kiss Sandra. When Trevor ends up having to read Florence's lines, though, he's much more enthusiastic,
20th May '17 3:26:51 PM maxwellsilver
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->''"They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're [[TropeNamer ambiguously gay]]!"''

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->''"They're extremely close in an ambiguous way! They're [[TropeNamer ambiguously gay]]!"''gay!"''
7th May '17 6:57:30 PM Golondrina
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Because of less restrictive rules of media and acceptance of homosexuality becoming more common, modern media (unless it's aimed at children) will be more likely to open the sexuality of their characters, making it a [[TropeBreaker Broken Trope]]. Don't expect this type of character to ever be the hero of a children's production, though you'll notice plenty of villains--and sometimes sidekicks--who wear their ambiguous sexuality on their sleeves.

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Because of less restrictive rules of media and acceptance of homosexuality despition of gay people becoming more common, modern media (unless it's aimed at children) will be more likely to open the sexuality of their characters, making it a [[TropeBreaker Broken Trope]]. Don't expect this type of character to ever be the hero of a children's production, though you'll notice plenty of villains--and sometimes sidekicks--who wear their ambiguous sexuality on their sleeves.



* Wrestling/{{Goldust}} from the WWE, even though his homosexual overtones are primarily mind games he plays with his opponents. One notable example is his feud with [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]], where in one match he rubbed Ramon's chest and freaked him out.

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* Wrestling/{{Goldust}} from the WWE, even though his homosexual gay overtones are primarily mind games he plays with his opponents. One notable example is his feud with [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]], where in one match he rubbed Ramon's chest and freaked him out.



* ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' has Julian and Sandy: a couple of out-of-work actors, though they could [[DoubleEntendre turn their hand to anything]]. In one episode they were lawyers, leading to the glorious line "We've got a criminal practice that takes up most of our time." (At the time, homosexuality was still technically illegal in the UK.)

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* ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' has Julian and Sandy: a couple of out-of-work actors, though they could [[DoubleEntendre turn their hand to anything]]. In one episode they were lawyers, leading to the glorious line "We've got a criminal practice that takes up most of our time." (At the time, homosexuality bein gay was still technically illegal in the UK.)



*** It does seem to bother his father King Slately, who has passed over Trammennis for command. But after seeing Tramennis' skills Slately now comments that "So who cares [[VerbalBackspace if he's a]]-If his Signamancy[[note]]innate magic by which your outer appearance matches your inner self[[/note]] is less...than manly." But this is the only time that homosexuality, or even the ''concept'' of sexual orientation is even described; most natives of Erf seem utterly oblivious of it.

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*** It does seem to bother his father King Slately, who has passed over Trammennis for command. But after seeing Tramennis' skills Slately now comments that "So who cares [[VerbalBackspace if he's a]]-If his Signamancy[[note]]innate magic by which your outer appearance matches your inner self[[/note]] is less...than manly." But this is the only time that homosexuality, being gay, or even the ''concept'' of sexual orientation is even described; most natives of Erf seem utterly oblivious of it.
28th Mar '17 5:07:21 PM Golondrina
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