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10th Jan '17 4:02:54 PM JarvisLyttle
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple getting a happy ending.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple getting and get a happy ending.ending as a result of this.



** Subverted with Emily Fields who is one of the main protagonists which also includes Alison and others who may be bisexual. Also there has been several other lesbian/bisexual female characters (usually love interests for Emily) that are still alive and are instead PutOnABus or only appear as minor/guest star characters.

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** Subverted with Emily Fields who is one of the main protagonists which also includes Alison and others who may be bisexual. Also there has been several other lesbian/bisexual female characters (usually love interests for Emily) that who are still alive and are instead were PutOnABus or they only appear appeared as a minor/guest star characters.character.
10th Jan '17 3:55:47 PM JarvisLyttle
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple.

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* ''Series/BlackMirror'' provides a unique subversion in which the female couple, Yorkie and Kelly both die but their deaths make it that they achieve immortality through their minds being uploaded into a virtual world and they get to live together for eternity as a married couple.couple getting a happy ending.



* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least three LGBT characters,
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
** Then you have [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina is a LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how that ended.

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* Subverted in ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least with the three LGBT characters,
main characters Ethan, Dorian, and Lily who are all bisexual and are still alive at the end of the series.
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] Dorian]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
Grey]] who was her lover.
** Then you have Subverted example with [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and who is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.alive and was PutOnABus.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina who is implied to be a LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how that ended.is killed to protect Vanessa from her.
** Justine who had a sexual relationship with both Dorian and Lily is killed by Dorian.



* There have been a total of 9 deaths on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', two of whom were gay, Maya St. Germain and Shana Fling. They are survived by a few other gay characters, including main character Emily.

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* There have been a total of 9 deaths on ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', two saw the deaths of whom were gay, gay/bisexual female characters Maya St. Germain and Germain, Shana Fling. They Fling, and Sara Harvey. Though the deaths of Shana and Sara are survived justified by a few them being antagonists.
** Subverted with Emily Fields who is one of the main protagonists which also includes Alison and others who may be bisexual. Also there has been several
other gay characters, including main character Emily.lesbian/bisexual female characters (usually love interests for Emily) that are still alive and are instead PutOnABus or only appear as minor/guest star characters.



** In the series the three gay male characters Barca, Pietros, and Auctus have been killed with Pietros killing himself after the death of his lover Barca and Barca's former lover Auctus's death was depicted in the prequel.
** The show also featured the deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and Saxa dying among a lot of others in the final battle in the series finale. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans like for example Tiberius and gladiators/slaves like Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists
** {{Inverted}} in ''War of the Damned'' with male couple Agron and Nasir who are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing at the end of the series.

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** In the The series the has had three gay male characters Barca, Pietros, and Auctus have been killed off with Pietros killing who killed himself after the death of his lover Barca and Barca's former past lover Auctus's [[PosthumousCharacter Auctus who's death was depicted in the prequel.prequel]].
** The show also featured the deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and [[KillEmAll Saxa dying among a lot of others in many other characters including almost all the final battle main cast in the series finale. finale]]. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans like for example Tiberius and gladiators/slaves like Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide and Spartacus killing Gnaeus as a result of this because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists
antagonists.
** {{Inverted}} in ''War of the Damned'' with male couple Agron and Nasir who are the ''only'' main ex-slaves ex-slaves/protagonists left standing at in the end of the series.series finale.
6th Jan '17 10:55:53 PM JarvisLyttle
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** By the seventh episode, all three gay characters have either been killed or have killed themselves. A fourth gay character was introduced the very next episode, although he wasn't revealed to be gay until season two.
** Considering [[ForegoneConclusion how the slave rebellion ended historically]], {{inverted}} spectacularly in ''War of the Damned'' as Agron and Nasir are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing.

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** By In the seventh episode, all series the three gay male characters Barca, Pietros, and Auctus have either been killed or have killed themselves. A fourth gay character with Pietros killing himself after the death of his lover Barca and Barca's former lover Auctus's death was introduced depicted in the very next episode, although he wasn't revealed to be gay until season two.
prequel.
** Considering [[ForegoneConclusion how The show also featured the slave rebellion ended historically]], {{inverted}} spectacularly deaths of bisexual female characters Lucretia, Gaia, Saxa, and Ilithyia. But justified by Lucretia and Ilithyia being antagonists with Gaia's death in the prequel being partly responsible for Lucretia's StartOfDarkness and Saxa dying among a lot of others in the final battle in the series finale. There is also the justified deaths of several Romans like for example Tiberius and gladiators/slaves like Gnaeus who was raping Pietros leading to his suicide because of their portrayal as depraved homosexuals/bisexuals and as antagonists
** {{Inverted}}
in ''War of the Damned'' as with male couple Agron and Nasir who are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing.standing at the end of the series.
1st Jan '17 7:33:56 PM TheHeadlessCabbage
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' though justified by the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and their deaths being important plot points. The show has killed off all three of its gay/bisexual male characters Renly Baratheon (season 2), his lover Loras Tyrell (season 6), and [[BadassBisexual Oberyn Martell]] (season 4). Loras's sister Margaery who died with him can also count since the character has hinted at being with women in the past. Though the show has other characters that are ambiguously gay/bi and there are Oberyn's former wife Ellaria Sand and Theon's sister Yara Greyjoy who were both shown being with female prostitutes.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' though justified by the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and their deaths being important plot points. The show has killed off all three of its gay/bisexual male characters Renly Baratheon (season 2), his lover Loras Tyrell (season 6), and [[BadassBisexual Oberyn Martell]] (season 4). Loras's sister Margaery who died with him can also count since the character has hinted at being with women in the past. Though the show has other characters that are ambiguously gay/bi and there are Oberyn's former wife paramour Ellaria Sand and Theon's sister Yara Greyjoy who were both shown being with female prostitutes.
30th Dec '16 3:41:37 PM JarvisLyttle
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* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[BadassLesbian Lexa]] is accidentally killed by a bullet meant for her love interest, Clarke a short time after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]] Her death is subverted when she returns in the finale as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I]] apart of the A.L.I.E 2.0 chip/The Flame and enters The City Of Light to help Clarke defeat A.L.I.E and she is given a [[BolivianArmyEnding climatic send off when she charges against A.L.I.E's army]] so that Clarke can get to the kill switch to shut off A.L.I.E.
** {{Subverted}} with Miller and Bryan a male gay couple who both survive the season, and this is in spite of a ''very'' TemptingFate exchange before the climactic battle.
** Clarke herself is an aversion because of the {{plot armor}} she has as the main lead character and Niylah (who Clarke had a one night stand with) is also an aversion as she is PutOnABus in her final appearance in season 3.

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* In season 3 of ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[BadassLesbian Lexa]] is accidentally killed by a bullet meant for her love interest, Clarke a short time after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]] Her death caused controversy and brought media attention to the bury your gays trope]] Her death is later subverted in the finale, when she returns in the finale as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I]] apart part of the A.L.I.E 2.0 chip/The Flame and enters The City Of Light to help Clarke defeat A.L.I.E and she is given a [[BolivianArmyEnding climatic send off when she charges against A.L.I.E's army]] army]](the send off fans felt she should have got) so that Clarke can get to the kill switch to shut off A.L.I.E.
** The show runner justifies killing her off by the fact that the actress was leaving the show and playing to the AnyoneCanDie trope, but it is widely agreed to be a straight example because of the circumstances of her death scene.
** {{Subverted}} with male couple Miller and Bryan a male gay couple who both survive the season, and this is in spite of a ''very'' TemptingFate exchange before the climactic battle.
**
Bryan, Clarke herself is an aversion because of the who has {{plot armor}} she has as the main lead character character, and Niylah (who Clarke had a one night stand with) is also an aversion as she is PutOnABus in her final appearance in who all survive season 3.3, but time will tell if they survive the events of season 4 and beyond with the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show.
21st Dec '16 3:51:50 PM KEEP_IN
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The revival of this trope in 2015/16 (especially with regards to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that happened in reality]]), particularly for female queer characters, sparked [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/bury-your-gays-why-100-877176 a]] [[http://felixonline.co.uk/comment/6148/the-bury-your-gays-trope-needs-to-die/ lot]] [[http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/bury-your-gays-media-trope/ of]] [[http://www.themarysue.com/the-lexa-pledge/ outrage]] and a pledge to encourage show-runners' reconsideration if planning to implement the trope.

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The revival of this trope in 2015/16 (especially with regards to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that happened in reality]]), particularly for female queer LGBT characters, sparked [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/bury-your-gays-why-100-877176 a]] [[http://felixonline.co.uk/comment/6148/the-bury-your-gays-trope-needs-to-die/ lot]] [[http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/bury-your-gays-media-trope/ of]] [[http://www.themarysue.com/the-lexa-pledge/ outrage]] and a pledge to encourage show-runners' reconsideration if planning to implement the trope.



* ''Partners'' (1982) subverts the trope when cop and walking gay stereotype Kerwin goes undercover with a straight partner investigating a serial killer targeting gay men, seemingly makes a HeroicSacrifice to save said straight partner. Kerwin lives, making him one of the few queer characters to make it out of a film of that era alive.

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* ''Partners'' (1982) subverts the trope when cop and walking gay stereotype Kerwin goes undercover with a straight partner investigating a serial killer targeting gay men, seemingly makes a HeroicSacrifice to save said straight partner. Kerwin lives, making him one of the few queer LGBT characters to make it out of a film of that era alive.
20th Dec '16 9:06:02 PM Yuihime
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'' with the gay policeman Officer [[MeaningfulName Getskilled]]. [[SubvertedTrope Who survives]].

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'' with the gay policeman Officer [[MeaningfulName Getskilled]]. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Who survives]].]]
15th Dec '16 11:04:34 PM quinnfabgay
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** Related to Lexa, the producers themselves claim that they made the decision to kill her off because of her actress's commitment to another show and if it wasn't for this they would have promoted her to the main cast.
12th Dec '16 10:04:49 AM JarvisLyttle
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* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[BadassLesbian Lexa]] is accidentally killed by a bullet meant for her love interest, Clarke a short time after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]] Her death is subverted when she returns in the finale as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I]] apart of the A.L.I.E 2.0 chip/The Flame and enters The City Of Light to help Clarke defeat A.L.I.E and she is given a [[BolivianArmyEnding climatic send off when she charges against A.L.I.E's army]] so that Clarke can get to the kill switch to shut off A.L.I.E.
** Related to Lexa, the producers themselves claim that they made the decision to kill her off because of her actress's commitment to another show and if it wasn't for this they would have promoted her to the main cast.
** {{Subverted}} with Miller and Bryan a male gay couple who both survive the season, and this is in spite of a ''very'' TemptingFate exchange before the climactic battle.
** Clarke herself is an aversion because of the {{plot armor}} she has as the main lead character and Niylah (who Clarke had a one night stand with) is also an aversion as she is PutOnABus in her final appearance in season 3.
* Subverted in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Victoria Hand dies in season 1, and Isabelle Hartley dies in the first episode of season 2. The pair dated in the comics, but the showrunners decided not to explicitly reveal them to be gay here because of the UnfortunateImplications of killing them both off, making it essentially a case of Hide Your Lesbians.
** However, a later episode featured a flashback to the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', in which Hartley mentions having checked in on Hand, referring to her as [[AffectionateNickname "Vicki"]].
** [[ExtraOreDinary Joey]] "[[FanNickname Melty Joe]]" [[TwoferTokenMinority Gutierrez]] is (thus far) a subversion: his death has been teased on at least two occasions but has been avoided both times.






* ''Series/AnotherPeriod'' puts a comic (and ''wildly'' convoluted) spin on the trope. Turn-of-the-century debutantes Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt are both married. Both of their husbands are not only flagrantly gay, but having an affair with each other. At one point, the sisters concoct a scheme to lose said husbands: they will be paid several million dollars to disappear, be declared legally dead, and allow the sisters to remarry. The husbands "disappear" only as far as the guest house, then accidentally show up during their own funeral.



* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Bethany Mayfair was revealed to be a lesbian, but the same episode also reveals that the reason she's not very public about this is because her former girlfriend was deeply involved in the Daylight program and killed herself after fearing it would be exposed.
** It later turns out that Mayfair's ex is still alive; she faked her death to flee the country. Bethany is not pleased when she finds out.
** Played straight with Mayfair's new girlfriend, who is brutally murdered.
** Mayfair herself dies when while confronting Jane about betraying the team she is shot in the back by Oscar, though justified as her death leads to Jane turning against Oscar and lead to the team finding out that Jane was a mole. The writers themselves have stated that in the light of the bury your gays trope controversy they would have made adjustments to her death but it was too late to do so.



* There has been only one confirmed lesbian couple in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. In a show set in ''UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco'', no less. Not only are they very minor characters, one of them naturally gets killed.



* The spin off/prequel to The Walking Dead, ''Series/{{Fear The Walking Dead}}'' in it's second season revealed that new main character Victor Strand is in a relationship with a man named Thomas Abigail and is sailing to his home, but when he and the group get there Thomas is revealed to have gotten bit and he eventually dies and Strand shoots him in the head to make sure he doesn't turn.



* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', this is the fate of Cal, whose murder [[PlotTriggeringDeath jumpstarts the plot]]. His boyfriend survives, but barely.



* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', this is the fate of Cal, whose murder [[PlotTriggeringDeath jumpstarts the plot]]. His boyfriend survives, but barely.

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* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', this Season 3 of ''Series/HouseOfCards'', Michael Corrigan commits suicide after Frank and Claire Underwood try to strong-arm him into renouncing his principles. Rachel Posner is tracked down and murdered by Doug Stamper using information he cons out of her ex-girlfriend.
* In ''Series/InTheFlesh'',
the fate of Cal, whose murder [[PlotTriggeringDeath jumpstarts main character Kerian's love interest Rick gets killed twice, once coming back as a zombie and then getting KilledOffForReal in the plot]]. His boyfriend survives, final episode. Both his deaths are basically plot devices to cause Kerian Gayngst.
* In ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire'' General Arcadius dies [[HeroicSacrifice saving the life of the title character]] in the first episode of the show after finding the love of his life and his true nature in prison. However his lover has become a series regular.
* In the third season of AMC's ''Series/TheKilling'', Holder befriends a homeless lesbian teenager named Bullet, who knew the victim in the latest case that Holder and Linden are investigating, and who is in love with another girl, Lyric. After Lyric seems to return Bullet's affections and then suddenly disappears, Bullet tells Holder that she thinks Lyric was kidnapped by the same person that Linden is looking for,
but barely.it turns out that Lyric simply went back to her boyfriend, and an angry Holder tells Bullet never to bother him again. Shortly after, Bullet is kidnapped by the actual perp, and Holder finds her body in the trunk of a car.
* ''Series/TheLWord'':
** Jenny Schecter ends the 6th season with her suicide/accident/possible suspected homicide off of her hotel balcony.
** The L Word also had the death of Dana, but the deaths are aversions because of the fact that almost the [[CastFullOfGay whole main cast of female characters were lesbians]].
* The ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Nook" had Brother Trager admit that he was in love with Stanley. This is on a planet populated by all men, but he's the only one who specifically states an attraction. He is later killed in an attempt to frame the crew for murder.



* General Arcadius dies [[HeroicSacrifice saving the life of the title character]] in the first episode of ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire'' after finding the love of his life and his true nature in prison. However his lover has become a series regular.
* The ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Nook" had Brother Trager admit that he was in love with Stanley. This is on a planet populated by all men, but he's the only one who specifically states an attraction. He is later killed in an attempt to frame the crew for murder.



* Subverted in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' where the heroes quite literally try to Bury their Gay. Greg, the most recent probation worker, comes on to Finn due to an unfortunate misunderstanding when Finn tried to obliquely confess to him about [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster having superpowers]], whereupon Finn panics and pushes him off a ledge. As per tradition, they go to bury him at the underpass, but it turns out he wasn't dead after all. Greg ends up being the only one of the show's probation workers who doesn't die.



* Averted in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' due to the cast being equal in bisexuals and lesbians as the show takes place in a women's prison and justified as the deaths show how dangerous prison can be.
** Poussey Washington, is accidentally killed by a guard during a peaceful protest and during the season had just entered into a relationship with Soso and her death was the result of the guard never getting proper training and the other guards' mistreatment of the prisoners.
** Tricia Miller died from a drug overdose and her drug addiction was from the depression of her girlfriend being released from prison.
** Generally Poussey and Tricia where the only gay characters killed off on the show with the only other deaths being of straight characters and the other lesbian/bisexual characters fates have mostly been to get sent to [[PutOnABus Maximum Security Prison or get sent to the SHU]], but eventually they usually get sent back to Litchfield or their fates are left unknown.
* Delphine from ''Series/{{Orphan Black}}'' gets shot in the gut at the very end of the third season, and is presumed dead by all parties including her on-off girlfriend Cosima. Then it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when it turns out she survived the shot and was taken away.
* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least three LGBT characters,
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
** Then you have [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina is a LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how that ended.



* ''Series/{{Quantico}}'' went into its winter break with the death of its sole gay recurring character, Elias, who is blackmailed into helping the BigBad carry out an attack and then chooses to leap out a window to his death rather than be arrested. When the show came back, Alex's new superior, Hannah Wyland, was revealed to be in a relationship with another woman. So far, she's still alive.
* A potentially justified example in RTE's restaurant drama ''Series/{{Raw}}'' and gay character Pavel. Krystof Hádek declined to return for the fifth series partway through filming for the fourth leaving writers with little time to find a resolution for the show's sole gay couple while still retaining the other half as a character. Having only just found stability in their relationship, it would have seemed odd for the pair to suddenly implode with no real build-up, so killing Pavel was the only viable solution.



* ''Series/{{Siberia}}'' manages to have the only two main characters who die both also be the only two non-straight characters. Natalie disappears (and is later confirmed dead) only an episode after it is revealed she might be bisexual, and willing to give a relationship with Annie a chance. And then Annie gets shot in the last episode of the first season.
* In ''Skins Fire'', a kind of "epilogue" to Effy, Naomi, and Emily's story from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' series three and four, Naomi is mercilessly killed off.
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'':
** By the seventh episode, all three gay characters have either been killed or have killed themselves. A fourth gay character was introduced the very next episode, although he wasn't revealed to be gay until season two.
** Considering [[ForegoneConclusion how the slave rebellion ended historically]], {{inverted}} spectacularly in ''War of the Damned'' as Agron and Nasir are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing.
* Zig-zagged. in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.'' The Jadzia lifetime of the genderfluid, pansexual Dax comes to an end, but the Dax symbiote lives on, with all of Jadzia's memories inside it. Elim Garak, who is heavily implied to be bisexual, gets out of the series relatively unscathed and is still going strong in the novels, although executives ensured his relationship with Bashir never got beyond subtext.
* An episode of Series/StrongMedicine had Lu being annoyed by her bickering neighbors. The fact that they're a lesbian couple is initially mentioned handedly and seems to be of no importance, until one of them turns up dead. This being a {{Lifetime}} series, the instant the investigating officer learns that the two women were lovers, he arrests the other woman for murder with absolutely zero evidence to support this, then refuses to investigate the case any further, insisting that he has the guilty person in custody and muttering something about "crazy lesbians".



* ''Series/TheTudors'':
** Played with with George Boleyn and Mark Smeaton. Only one other person even knows that they are gay, and they are actually executed for an (alleged) ''heterosexual'' sex act.
** Played straight with William Compton and Thomas Tallis, however. Tallis originally rejected Compton's advances but eventually gave in. Compton then died of "sweating sickness" in the episode after they had consummated the relationship.



* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' does this in the second season as it is revealed that {{B|igBad}}eaver engineered the bus crash because two characters established to be gay were going to reveal that Woody had molested them when they were in a little league baseball team, and that he had done the same thing to Beaver, and Beaver didn't want people to think he was gay.
* There has been only one confirmed lesbian couple in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. In a show set in ''UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco'', no less. Not only are they very minor characters, one of them naturally gets killed.
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'':
** By the seventh episode, all three gay characters have either been killed or have killed themselves. A fourth gay character was introduced the very next episode, although he wasn't revealed to be gay until season two.
** Considering [[ForegoneConclusion how the slave rebellion ended historically]], {{inverted}} spectacularly in ''War of the Damned'' as Agron and Nasir are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing.
* ''Series/TheTudors'':
** Played with with George Boleyn and Mark Smeaton. Only one other person even knows that they are gay, and they are actually executed for an (alleged) ''heterosexual'' sex act.
** Played straight with William Compton and Thomas Tallis, however. Tallis originally rejected Compton's advances but eventually gave in. Compton then died of "sweating sickness" in the episode after they had consummated the relationship.
* A potentially justified example in RTE's restaurant drama ''Series/{{Raw}}'' and gay character Pavel. Krystof Hádek declined to return for the fifth series partway through filming for the fourth leaving writers with little time to find a resolution for the show's sole gay couple while still retaining the other half as a character. Having only just found stability in their relationship, it would have seemed odd for the pair to suddenly implode with no real build-up, so killing Pavel was the only viable solution.
* An episode of Series/StrongMedicine had Lu being annoyed by her bickering neighbors. The fact that they're a lesbian couple is initially mentioned handedly and seems to be of no importance, until one of them turns up dead. This being a {{Lifetime}} series, the instant the investigating officer learns that the two women were lovers, he arrests the other woman for murder with absolutely zero evidence to support this, then refuses to investigate the case any further, insisting that he has the guilty person in custody and muttering something about "crazy lesbians".
* For a series that has been praised for its portrayal and inclusion of gay characters and themes, ''Series/TrueBlood'' does fall victim to this trope.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' does this in the second season as it is revealed that {{B|igBad}}eaver engineered the bus crash because two characters established to be gay were going to reveal that Woody had molested them when they were in a little league baseball team, and that he had done the same thing to Beaver, and Beaver didn't want people to think he was gay.
* There has been only one confirmed lesbian couple in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. In a show set in ''UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco'', no less. Not only are they very minor characters, one of them naturally gets killed.
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'':
** By the seventh episode, all three gay characters have either been killed or have killed themselves. A fourth gay character was introduced the very next episode, although he wasn't revealed to be gay until season two.
** Considering [[ForegoneConclusion how the slave rebellion ended historically]], {{inverted}} spectacularly in ''War of the Damned'' as Agron and Nasir are the ''only'' main ex-slaves left standing.
* ''Series/TheTudors'':
** Played with with George Boleyn and Mark Smeaton. Only one other person even knows that they are gay, and they are actually executed for an (alleged) ''heterosexual'' sex act.
** Played straight with William Compton and Thomas Tallis, however. Tallis originally rejected Compton's advances but eventually gave in. Compton then died of "sweating sickness" in the episode after they had consummated the relationship.
* A potentially justified example in RTE's restaurant drama ''Series/{{Raw}}'' and gay character Pavel. Krystof Hádek declined to return for the fifth series partway through filming for the fourth leaving writers with little time to find a resolution for the show's sole gay couple while still retaining the other half as a character. Having only just found stability in their relationship, it would have seemed odd for the pair to suddenly implode with no real build-up, so killing Pavel was the only viable solution.
* An episode of Series/StrongMedicine had Lu being annoyed by her bickering neighbors. The fact that they're a lesbian couple is initially mentioned handedly and seems to be of no importance, until one of them turns up dead. This being a {{Lifetime}} series, the instant the investigating officer learns that the two women were lovers, he arrests the other woman for murder with absolutely zero evidence to support this, then refuses to investigate the case any further, insisting that he has the guilty person in custody and muttering something about "crazy lesbians".
* For a series that has been praised for its portrayal and inclusion of gay characters and themes, ''Series/TrueBlood'' does did fall victim to this trope.



** Sophie-Anne Leclerq is shot on Bill's orders, at a point that there were still relatively few character deaths, and much earlier than her book counterpart.
** Tara was killed twice, notable because we know she was LGBT before becoming a vampire, unlike the the majority of characters whose sexuality seems to be part of their supernatural being.

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** Sophie-Anne Leclerq is shot on Bill's orders, at a point that there were still relatively few character deaths, and much earlier than her book counterpart.
counterpart. Though her death is justified because of her being an antagonist.
** Tara was killed twice, notable because we know she was LGBT confirmed to be bisexual before becoming a vampire, unlike the the majority of characters whose sexuality seems to be part of their supernatural being.



** Averted when the show kept Lafayette alive when [[SparedByTheAdaptation the book actually killed him]] and his body would have been found at the beginning of season two it the show was accurate to the book. He is still alive at the end of the series.

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** Averted when the show kept Lafayette alive when [[SparedByTheAdaptation the book actually killed him]] and his body would have been found at the beginning of season two it the show was stayed accurate to the book. He is still also alive at the end of the series.



* ''Series/TheLWord'':
** Jenny Schecter ends the last season with her suicide/accident/possible suspected homicide off of her hotel balcony.
** The L Word also had Dana, but the deaths are aversions because of the fact that almost every character on the show was gay or bisexual.
* In ''Series/InTheFlesh'', the main character Kerian's love interest Rick gets killed twice, once coming back as a zombie and then getting KilledOffForReal in the final episode. Both his deaths are basically plot devices to cause Kerian Gayngst.

* In ''Skins Fire'', a kind of "epilogue" to Effy, Naomi, and Emily's story from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' series three and four, Naomi is mercilessly killed off.
* ''Series/{{Siberia}}'' manages to have the only two main characters who die both also be the only two non-straight characters. Natalie disappears (and is later confirmed dead) only an episode after it is revealed she might be bisexual, and willing to give a relationship with Annie a chance. And then Annie gets shot in the last episode of the first season.
%% * Maya in ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' - Emily Field's Love Interest
* In the third season of AMC's ''Series/TheKilling'', Holder befriends a homeless lesbian teenager named Bullet, who knew the victim in the latest case that Holder and Linden are investigating, and who is in love with another girl, Lyric. After Lyric seems to return Bullet's affections and then suddenly disappears, Bullet tells Holder that she thinks Lyric was kidnapped by the same person that Linden is looking for, but it turns out that Lyric simply went back to her boyfriend, and an angry Holder tells Bullet never to bother him again. Shortly after, Bullet is kidnapped by the actual perp, and Holder finds her body in the trunk of a car.
* Zig-zagged. in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.'' The Jadzia lifetime of the genderfluid, pansexual Dax comes to an end, but the Dax symbiote lives on, with all of Jadzia's memories inside it. Elim Garak, who is heavily implied to be bisexual, gets out of the series relatively unscathed and is still going strong in the novels, although executives ensured his relationship with Bashir never got beyond subtext.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/HouseOfCards'', Michael Corrigan commits suicide after Frank and Claire Underwood try to strong-arm him into renouncing his principles. Rachel Posner is tracked down and murdered by Doug Stamper using information he cons out of her ex-girlfriend.
* Subverted in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Victoria Hand dies in season 1, and Isabelle Hartley dies in the first episode of season 2. The pair dated in the comics, but the showrunners decided not to explicitly reveal them to be gay here because of the UnfortunateImplications of killing them both off, making it essentially a case of Hide Your Lesbians.
** However, a later episode featured a flashback to the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', in which Hartley mentions having checked in on Hand, referring to her as [[AffectionateNickname "Vicki"]].
** [[ExtraOreDinary Joey]] "[[FanNickname Melty Joe]]" [[TwoferTokenMinority Gutierrez]] is (thus far) a subversion: his death has been teased on at least two occasions but has been avoided both times.
* ''Series/AnotherPeriod'' puts a comic (and ''wildly'' convoluted) spin on the trope. Turn-of-the-century debutantes Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt are both married. Both of their husbands are not only flagrantly gay, but having an affair with each other. At one point, the sisters concoct a scheme to lose said husbands: they will be paid several million dollars to disappear, be declared legally dead, and allow the sisters to remarry. The husbands "disappear" only as far as the guest house, then accidentally show up during their own funeral.



* Delphine from ''Series/{{Orphan Black}}'' gets shot in the gut at the very end of the third season, and is presumed dead by all parties including her on-off girlfriend Cosima. Then it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when it turns out she survived the shot and was taken away.

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* Delphine from ''Series/{{Orphan Black}}'' gets shot Spin off series to The Vampire Diaries, ''Series/TheOriginals'' had the characters of [[StarcrossedLovers Josh who was a vampire and werewolf Aiden]]. Aiden was promptly killed off towards the end of Season 2 to cause an uproar in the gut supernatural politics of New Orleans. So at least it averts StuffedInTheFridge. Though Josh himself is currently still alive on the very end of the third season, and is presumed dead by all parties including her on-off girlfriend Cosima. Then it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when it turns out she survived the shot and was taken away.series.



* Spin off series ''Series/TheOriginals'' had the characters of [[StarcrossedLovers Josh who was a vampire and werewolf Aiden]]. Aiden was promptly killed off towards the end of Season 2 to cause an uproar in the supernatural politics of New Orleans. So at least it averts StuffedInTheFridge.
* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[BadassLesbian Lexa]] is accidentally killed by a bullet meant for her love interest, Clarke a short time after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]] Her death is subverted when she returns in the finale as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I]] apart of the A.L.I.E 2.0 chip/The Flame and enters The City Of Light to help Clarke defeat A.L.I.E and she is given a [[BolivianArmyEnding climatic send off when she charges against A.L.I.E's army]] so that Clarke can get to the kill switch to shut off A.L.I.E.
** {{Subverted}} with Miller and Bryan a male gay couple who both survive the season, and this is in spite of a ''very'' TemptingFate exchange before the climactic battle.
** Clarke herself is an aversion because of the {{plot armor}} she has as the main lead character and Niylah (who Clarke had a one night stand with) is also an aversion as she is PutOnABus in her final appearance in season 3.
* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least three LGBT characters,
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
** Then you have [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay going on and as Mina is a LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how that ended.
* ''Series/{{Quantico}}'' went into its winter break with the death of its sole gay recurring character, Elias, who is blackmailed into helping the BigBad carry out an attack and then chooses to leap out a window to his death rather than be arrested. When the show came back, Alex's new superior, Hannah Wyland, was revealed to be in a relationship with another woman. So far, she's still alive.
* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Bethany Mayfair was revealed to be a lesbian, but the same episode also reveals that the reason she's not very public about this is because her former girlfriend was deeply involved in the Daylight program and killed herself after fearing it would be exposed.
** It later turns out that Mayfair's ex is still alive; she faked her death to flee the country. Bethany is not pleased when she finds out.
** Played straight with Mayfair's new girlfriend, who is brutally murdered.
** Mayfair herself dies when while confronting Jane about betraying the team she is shot in the back by Oscar, though justified as her death leads to Jane turning against Oscar and lead to the team finding out that Jane was a mole. The writers themselves have stated that in the light of the bury your gays trope controversy they would have made adjustments to her death but it was too late to do so.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' where the heroes quite literally try to Bury their Gay. Greg, the most recent probation worker, comes on to Finn due to an unfortunate misunderstanding when Finn tried to obliquely confess to him about [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster having superpowers]], whereupon Finn panics and pushes him off a ledge. As per tradition, they go to bury him at the underpass, but it turns out he wasn't dead after all. Greg ends up being the only one of the show's probation workers who doesn't die.

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* Spin off series ''Series/TheOriginals'' had ''Series/VeronicaMars'' does this in the second season as it is revealed that {{B|igBad}}eaver engineered the bus crash because two characters of [[StarcrossedLovers Josh who was a vampire and werewolf Aiden]]. Aiden was promptly killed off towards the end of Season 2 established to cause an uproar in the supernatural politics of New Orleans. So at least it averts StuffedInTheFridge.
* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'', [[BadassLesbian Lexa]] is accidentally killed by a bullet meant for her love interest, Clarke a short time after they reconciled and consummated their relationship. [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11179844/the-100-cw-lexa-trevor-project Fans did not take it well.]] Her death is subverted when she returns in the finale as an [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I]] apart of the A.L.I.E 2.0 chip/The Flame and enters The City Of Light to help Clarke defeat A.L.I.E and she is given a [[BolivianArmyEnding climatic send off when she charges against A.L.I.E's army]] so that Clarke can get to the kill switch to shut off A.L.I.E.
** {{Subverted}} with Miller and Bryan a male
be gay couple who both survive the season, and this is in spite of a ''very'' TemptingFate exchange before the climactic battle.
** Clarke herself is an aversion because of the {{plot armor}} she has as the main lead character and Niylah (who Clarke had a one night stand with) is also an aversion as she is PutOnABus in her final appearance in season 3.
* ''Series/PennyDreadful'' Subverts this somewhat as it has at least three LGBT characters,
** Transgender woman Angelique is poisoned by her lover [[AnythingThatMoves Dorian]] [[DepravedBisexual Mother Fuckin]] [[ImmortalityBisexuality Grey]].
** Then you have [[TransparentCloset "closeted"]] gay man Sir Ferdinand Lyle (who is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Jewish]] ) and is still alive, though he is only a supporting character.
** Mina and Vanness also have some heavy LesYay
were going on and as Mina is a LesbianVampire at the time, you can guess how to reveal that ended.
* ''Series/{{Quantico}}'' went into its winter break with the death of its sole gay recurring character, Elias, who is blackmailed into helping the BigBad carry out an attack and then chooses to leap out a window to his death rather than be arrested. When the show came back, Alex's new superior, Hannah Wyland, was revealed to be
Woody had molested them when they were in a relationship with another woman. So far, she's still alive.
* In ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'', Bethany Mayfair was revealed to be a lesbian, but
little league baseball team, and that he had done the same episode also reveals that the reason she's not very public about this is because her former girlfriend thing to Beaver, and Beaver didn't want people to think he was deeply involved in the Daylight program and killed herself after fearing it would be exposed.
** It later turns out that Mayfair's ex is still alive; she faked her death to flee the country. Bethany is not pleased when she finds out.
** Played straight with Mayfair's new girlfriend, who is brutally murdered.
** Mayfair herself dies when while confronting Jane about betraying the team she is shot in the back by Oscar, though justified as her death leads to Jane turning against Oscar and lead to the team finding out that Jane was a mole. The writers themselves have stated that in the light of the bury your gays trope controversy they would have made adjustments to her death but it was too late to do so.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' where the heroes quite literally try to Bury their Gay. Greg, the most recent probation worker, comes on to Finn due to an unfortunate misunderstanding when Finn tried to obliquely confess to him about [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster having superpowers]], whereupon Finn panics and pushes him off a ledge. As per tradition, they go to bury him at the underpass, but it turns out he wasn't dead after all. Greg ends up being the only one of the show's probation workers who doesn't die.
gay.



* The spin off/prequel to The Walking Dead, ''Series/{{Fear The Walking Dead}}'' in it's second season revealed that new main character Victor Strand is in a relationship with a man named Thomas Abigail and is sailing to his home, but when he and the group get there Thomas is revealed to have gotten bit and he eventually dies and Strand shoots him in the head to make sure he doesn't turn.
* Averted in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' due to the cast being equal in bisexuals and lesbians as the show takes place in a women's prison and justified as the deaths show how dangerous prison can be.
** Poussey Washington, is accidentally killed by a guard during a peaceful protest and during the season had just entered into a relationship with Soso and her death was the result of the guard never getting proper training and the other guards' mistreatment of the prisoners.
** Tricia Miller died from a drug overdose and her drug addiction was from the depression of her girlfriend being released from prison.
** Generally Poussey and Tricia where the only gay characters killed off on the show with the only other deaths being of straight characters and the other lesbian/bisexual characters fates have mostly been to get sent to [[PutOnABus Maximum Security Prison or get sent to the SHU]], but eventually they usually get sent back to Litchfield or their fates are left unknown.

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* The spin off/prequel to The Walking Dead, ''Series/{{Fear The Walking Dead}}'' in it's second season revealed that new main character Victor Strand is in a relationship with a man named Thomas Abigail and is sailing to his home, but when he and the group get there Thomas is revealed to have gotten bit and he eventually dies and Strand shoots him in the head to make sure he doesn't turn.
* Averted in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' due to the cast being equal in bisexuals and lesbians as the show takes place in a women's prison and justified as the deaths show how dangerous prison can be.
** Poussey Washington, is accidentally killed by a guard during a peaceful protest and during the season had just entered into a relationship with Soso and her death was the result of the guard never getting proper training and the other guards' mistreatment of the prisoners.
** Tricia Miller died from a drug overdose and her drug addiction was from the depression of her girlfriend being released from prison.
** Generally Poussey and Tricia where the only gay characters killed off on the show with the only other deaths being of straight characters and the other lesbian/bisexual characters fates have mostly been to get sent to [[PutOnABus Maximum Security Prison or get sent to the SHU]], but eventually they usually get sent back to Litchfield or their fates are left unknown.

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*** Also it should be noted that the decision to kill her off was because of her actress's commitment to another show and her schedule making it unclear if she could appear in future seasons and if it wasn't for this, Lexa would have been made a main character.
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