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17th Sep '17 11:31:11 AM DustSnitch
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* The iOS game ''A Gay Dragon'' features a pink male dragon named Melwin who roams the countryside in search of "pretty princes" while avoiding female dragons and [[LadyOfWar warrior]] [[BadassPrincess princesses]]. It even features an [[AlwaysCamp interior design]] sandbox mode where you [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou build and decorate your personal lair]].

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* The iOS game ''A Gay Dragon'' features a pink male dragon named Melwin who roams the countryside in search of "pretty princes" while avoiding female dragons and [[LadyOfWar warrior]] [[BadassPrincess warrior princesses]]. It even features an [[AlwaysCamp interior design]] sandbox mode where you [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou build and decorate your personal lair]].
17th Aug '17 9:37:30 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, and the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in. Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy fun".

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** Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, and the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in. Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy "kitschy fun".
17th Aug '17 9:31:17 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* [[Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet "Exotic" Adrian Street]] "Adorable" Adrian Adonis, Lenny & Lodi and [[Wrestling/RicoConstantino Rico]] are among those who followed Gorgeous George's example.

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* [[Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet "Exotic" Adrian Street]] "Adorable" Adrian Adonis, Lenny & and Lodi and [[Wrestling/RicoConstantino Rico]] are among those who followed Gorgeous George's example.



* Very Alternate Bob acts this way at first in ''[[Webcomic/BobAndGeorge Bob & George]]'', but it's just to mess with Bob Prime. He's more of a StraightGay the rest of the time (though he does have good interior design sense).

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* Very Alternate Bob acts this way at first in ''[[Webcomic/BobAndGeorge Bob & and George]]'', but it's just to mess with Bob Prime. He's more of a StraightGay the rest of the time (though he does have good interior design sense).



** Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, & the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in. Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy fun".

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** Dale's father, the gay rodeo cowboy, & and the rest of his set. According to flashbacks, he didn't act like this before he came out, though, so he may have just been doing it to fit in. Dale's father is consciously camp. He lampshades it and refers to his rodeo act as "kistchy fun".
15th Aug '17 8:35:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Fred Luo from ''Manga/OutlawStar''. He's a {{Bishonen}} who wears pink, acts rather flamboyant, enjoys teasing [[{{Shotacon}} Jim]], and has a blatant attraction towards Gene. Jim hates him, of course; Gene tolerates him and carefully plays HoYay because Fred is the only person with both the money and the desire to back his outings.

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* Fred Luo from ''Manga/OutlawStar''. He's a {{Bishonen}} who wears pink, acts rather flamboyant, enjoys teasing [[{{Shotacon}} Jim]], Jim, and has a blatant attraction towards Gene. Jim hates him, of course; Gene tolerates him and carefully plays HoYay because Fred is the only person with both the money and the desire to back his outings.
3rd Aug '17 2:16:33 AM DrZulu2010
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* Luka Urushibara from ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' dresses in women clothing, wears a cute hairpin, looks and act quite feminine (he is also said to be the personification of femenine grace) and has a crush on Okabe.
27th Jul '17 9:44:34 PM Fortooate
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The stereotypical epitome of a gay man. He's flamboyantly effeminate in his dress, speech, mannerisms, and interests. He wears tight ([[LeatherMan often leather]]) pants and a loose, blousy shirt that appears to be made for a much larger man, often with a bandana, scarf, or kerchief tied around his neck. These will all be in bright or pastel colors. Sometimes he will wear extremely noticeable jewelry. He will often speak with a lisp and is given to flouncing, prancing, and standing with one hand on his hip as the other is flapped around or held out in a limp-wristed gesture. There is ''nothing'' [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous]] about this gay.

Extreme cases will include a near-opaque slang, referring to himself and his gay friends with female pronouns, and minor to complete transvestism. Insofar as he has a personality, it will often be vain and catty, or even cowardly. Even though (compared to heterosexual men) he will [[ButNotTooGay rarely be shown having sex]], he talks about it every second of the day, and if he isn't, he will be talking about clothes, the latest celebrity breakdown, or (celebrities') puppies.

The stereotype still survives because for some fraction of the gay male population, this is in fact TruthInTelevision. As such, this fact is greatly exaggerated by media, and this trope is made out to be more prevalent than it actually is. This can result in UnfortunateImplications, as it can lead one to believe that all gay men are (uber-)effeminate and, say, like flowers. The Camp Gays in turn, see the Straight Gays for not fully accepting their homosexuality, [[NoTrueScotsman and in fact see them as not true gays.]]

Unlike StraightGay characters, '''Camp Gays''' usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' for a few good examples) because they're still seen as AcceptableTargets, even among other gays (or ''especially'' among other gays, for the crime of [[StopBeingStereotypical "making all gays look bad"]]).

Some professions are AlwaysCamp, but not necessarily gay. Someone who's like this but nonetheless insists that he's not actually gay may be occupying a TransparentCloset, or he may actually be a CampStraight.

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The epitome of a stereotypical epitome of a gay man. He's flamboyantly effeminate flamboyant in his dress, speech, mannerisms, and interests. He wears tight ([[LeatherMan often leather]]) pants and a loose, blousy shirt that appears to be made for a much larger man, often with a bandana, scarf, or kerchief tied around his neck. These will all be in bright or pastel colors. Sometimes he will wear extremely noticeable jewelry. He will often speak with a lisp and is given to flouncing, prancing, and standing with one hand on his hip as the other is flapped around or held out in a limp-wristed gesture. There is ''nothing'' [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous]] about this gay.

guy.

Extreme cases will include a near-opaque slang, referring to himself slang and his gay friends with female pronouns, and minor to complete transvestism.drag. Insofar as he has a personality, it will often be vain and catty, or even cowardly. Even though (compared to heterosexual men) he will [[ButNotTooGay rarely be shown having sex]], he talks about it every second of the day, and if he isn't, he will be talking about clothes, the latest celebrity breakdown, or (celebrities') puppies.

complaining about his terrible friends.

The stereotype stereotype, like many, still survives because for some fraction of the gay male population, this is in fact TruthInTelevision. As such, this fact is TruthInTelevision, if still greatly exaggerated by media, and this trope is made out to be more prevalent than it actually is. media. This can result in UnfortunateImplications, as it can lead one to believe imply that all gay men are (uber-)effeminate and, say, like flowers. The Camp Gays in turn, see the Straight Gays for not fully accepting their homosexuality, [[NoTrueScotsman and in fact see them as not true gays.]]

a monolith.

Unlike StraightGay characters, '''Camp Gays''' usually show up on television as caricatures or one-off jokes (see ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' for a few good examples) because they're still often seen as AcceptableTargets, even among other gays (or ''especially'' among other gays, AcceptableTargets. Even media produced by gay creators will sometimes take potshots at these characters, for the crime of [[StopBeingStereotypical "making all gays 'making the rest of us look bad"]]).

bad'.

Some professions are AlwaysCamp, but not necessarily gay. Someone who's A character who who acts like this but nonetheless insists that he's not actually gay may be occupying a TransparentCloset, or he may actually be a CampStraight.



The Camp Gay can be seen as the SpearCounterpart to the ButchLesbian stereotype (in embracing the conventional characteristics of the opposite sex). Contrast with StraightGay. Compare to MachoCamp. Often overlaps with QueerPeopleAreFunny. Can be seen as male-specific inversion of TransEqualsGay (that is, being a gay man means you "must" want to really be a woman).

Note: Do '''NOT''' list a character as an example just for being effeminate and artsy. In order to count as Camp Gay, the character must explicitly be proven to be homosexual. If he exhibits stereotypical homosexual traits, but isn't gay, then he should instead be listed under CampStraight, or AmbiguouslyGay if his sexual orientation isn't established.

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The Camp Gay can be seen as the SpearCounterpart to the ButchLesbian stereotype (in embracing the conventional characteristics of the opposite sex). stereotype. Contrast with StraightGay.ManlyGay. Compare to MachoCamp. Often overlaps overlaps, unfortunately, with QueerPeopleAreFunny. Can be seen as male-specific inversion of TransEqualsGay (that is, being a gay man means you "must" want to really be a woman).

Note: Do '''NOT''' list a character as an example just for being effeminate and artsy. In order to count as Camp Gay, the character must explicitly be proven to be homosexual. If he exhibits stereotypical homosexual gay traits, but isn't gay, then he should instead be listed under have a look at CampStraight, or AmbiguouslyGay if his sexual orientation isn't established.
21st Jul '17 4:23:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''Auburn Knight'' has Valera Lyustritsky, who is Ilona's neighbor and GayBestFriend. He behaves like a typical example of the trope and constantly tries to seduce Sir Ned Hamilton, who, being a Medieval knight, doesn't understand and simply assumes that Valera's affection is of the brotherly kind. Despite this, when push comes to shove, Valera can show himself to be a BadassGay, such as when he takes charge of an artillery brigade near Pskov during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo and drives back German tanks and the black knights. Later, he also defeats a ViolentGlaswegian in combat.
10th Jul '17 3:59:22 AM Adept
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* In the [[TheEighties early '80s]], when he was on DC101 in Washington, D.C., HowardStern had a bit titled "Out of the Closet Stern".

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* In the [[TheEighties early '80s]], when he was on DC101 in Washington, D.C., HowardStern Creator/HowardStern had a bit titled "Out of the Closet Stern".
4th Jul '17 12:28:43 AM MountainGoat
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7th Jun '17 2:23:31 AM jormis29
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* TV [[GameShow game shows]] with a [[PanelShow large panel of celebrities]] were common in TheSeventies, and most of them usually had one exaggeratedly gay panelist. The most well-known examples include Charles Nelson Reilly on ''MatchGame'' and Paul Lynde on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.

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* TV [[GameShow game shows]] with a [[PanelShow large panel of celebrities]] were common in TheSeventies, and most of them usually had one exaggeratedly gay panelist. The most well-known examples include Charles Nelson Reilly on ''MatchGame'' ''Series/MatchGame'' and Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''.
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