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21st Apr '18 12:04:47 PM moongalleon22
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** As a general trend, this seems to have died down in recent years; slash fiction is so prolific now that it's hardly a surprise to see it anymore, as well as general attitudes towards LGBTQIA+ issues improving over time. A specific example of this trope being averted in fandom spaces is Archive Of Our Own, which has a filtering system for specific pairing types (Gen, M/F, M/M, F/F, Multi, and Other) that is separate from their age rating system - on that site at least, the tags for "yaoi" or "slash" rarely get used as there's no need to add it as an additional content warning (if a specific author wanted to rate their slash fiction as being more "adult" than their M/F works, then theoretically they could - but it would be much more noticeable to do so).
28th Mar '18 10:39:10 AM rjd1922
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* On this very site, any time homosexuals or otherwise are so much as alluded to on a show meant for kids, it almost always gets labeled as GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Though this isn't necessarily due to the tropers' view on the subject and is instead how they perceive the executives and MoralGuardians to act. And, to be fair, most examples pretty much ''treat'' it as such; while a work like ''WesternAnimation/{{Paranorman}}'' has no problems in addressing the existence of LGBT people, things like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' have whatever subtext they have as basically treated in the same way they treat "adult jokes": implied, [[UnfortunateImplications humorous as means to "soften the impact"]], kept as vague as possible, et cetera.
* After Yahoo bought Website/{{Tumblr}}, it has set a rather unnecessarily complicated tag blocking system to make it "kid friendly". Among the deleted tags? "Gay", "lesbian", "bisexual", even simply "lgbt". "Straight" isn't blocked, and neither are far more explicit tags like "rape".
** This turned out to be an aversion though: the real reason those were blocked was because most things tagged with them were NotSafeForWork (as in ''pornography'') and they risked getting the Tumblr app pulled from app stores because of it. It's now possible to search those tags again, with most NSFW stuff left out.([[http://staff.tumblr.com/post/55906556378/all-weve-heard-from-a-bunch-of-you-who-are Question 2 is the relevant one]].)

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* On this very site, any time homosexuals or otherwise are so much as alluded to on a show meant for kids, it almost always gets labeled as GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Though this isn't necessarily due to the tropers' view on the subject and is instead how they perceive the executives and MoralGuardians to act. And, to be fair, most examples pretty much ''treat'' it as such; while a work like ''WesternAnimation/{{Paranorman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' has no problems in addressing the existence of LGBT people, things like ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' have whatever subtext they have as basically treated in the same way they treat "adult jokes": implied, [[UnfortunateImplications [[QueerPeopleAreFunny humorous as means to "soften the impact"]], kept as vague as possible, et cetera.
* After Yahoo bought Website/{{Tumblr}}, it has set a rather unnecessarily complicated tag blocking system to make it "kid friendly". Among the deleted tags? "Gay", "lesbian", "bisexual", even simply "lgbt". "Straight" isn't blocked, and neither are far more explicit tags like "rape".
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"rape". This turned out to be an aversion though: the real reason those were blocked was because most things tagged with them were NotSafeForWork (as in ''pornography'') and they risked getting the Tumblr app pulled from app stores because of it. It's now possible to search those tags again, with most NSFW stuff left out. ([[http://staff.tumblr.com/post/55906556378/all-weve-heard-from-a-bunch-of-you-who-are Question 2 is the relevant one]].)
17th Mar '18 8:10:42 AM Assassin-sensei
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* Music/KidzBop, a CD compilation series that features children covering number one hits, is infamous for [[{{Bowdlerize}} Bowdlerizing]] songs that were never intended for kids in the first place. Their "clean" version of [[{{BiTheWay}} bisexual]] Music/LadyGaga's "Born This Way" removes all mention of the LGBT community, despite being the entire point of the song.

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* Music/KidzBop, a CD compilation series that features children covering number one hits, is infamous for [[{{Bowdlerize}} Bowdlerizing]] songs that were never intended for kids in the first place. Their "clean" version of [[{{BiTheWay}} bisexual]] Music/LadyGaga's "Born This Way" removes all mention of the LGBT community, despite being the entire point of the song. Furthermore, their cover of Music/{{Halsey}}'s "Bad at Love", where she describes her failed relationships with both male and female lovers, has only the males sing the parts about the females.
16th Mar '18 5:54:09 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was guilty of this for two whole games. In the first game you can romance a genderless but female-presenting alien, Liara, who has become a mascot for the DiscountLesbians trope, since the relationship is only gay from a human perspective. In the second game, you can have a fling with a pansexual human female, Kelly, that does not grant you any recognition on the romance achievement. It takes until the third and final game in the trilogy for gay relationships to be granted equal standing; it is also the only game that allows any kind of ''male'' same-sex romance. This is despite the fact that the second game allows you to romance three very inhuman aliens, as if that's somehow more normal than a same-sex romance.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was guilty of this for two whole games. In the first game you can romance a genderless but female-presenting alien, Liara, who has become a mascot for the DiscountLesbians trope, since the relationship is only gay from a human perspective. In the second game, you can have a fling with a pansexual human female, Kelly, that does not grant you any recognition on the romance achievement. It takes until the third and final game in the trilogy ''Mass Effect 3'' for gay relationships to be granted equal standing; it is also the only first game that allows in the franchise to allow any kind of ''male'' same-sex romance. This is despite the fact that the second game allows you to romance three very inhuman aliens, as if that's somehow more normal than a same-sex romance.
26th Dec '17 3:14:27 PM Sakubara
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* The queerness in ''Film/LoveIsStrange'' extends to our main characters kissing and at one point sharing a bed completely clothed. And yet it still received an R rating despite how tame this was in comparison to films with heterosexual content with the same rating!

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* The queerness in ''Film/LoveIsStrange'' ''Love Is Strange'' extends to our main characters kissing and at one point sharing a bed completely clothed. And yet it still received an R rating despite how tame this was in comparison to films with heterosexual content with the same rating!
13th Dec '17 9:01:00 AM Sakubara
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* The queerness in ''Film/LoveIsStrange'' extends to our main characters kissing and at one point sharing a bed completely clothed. And yet it still received an R rating despite how tame this was in comparison to films with heterosexual content with the same rating!
9th Dec '17 5:36:06 PM eroock
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-->--'''''Series/BlueBloods''''', "The City That Never Sleeps"

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-->--'''''Series/BlueBloods''''', -->-- ''Series/BlueBloods'', "The City That Never Sleeps"
9th Dec '17 3:51:13 PM Sakubara
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** Then again, they later revealed one of Charlie's playmates had two female parents, and several people involved in the production received [[DisproportionateRetribution death threats]], even the actress portraying Charlie.

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** Then again, they later revealed one of Charlie's playmates had two female parents, and several people involved in the production received [[DisproportionateRetribution death threats]], ''[[WouldHurtAChild even the actress portraying Charlie.Charlie]]''.
15th Oct '17 3:58:06 PM MJTR
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* During his legendary career writing ''ComicBooks/XMen'', Creator/ChrisClaremont intended to reveal {{ComicBooks/Nightcrawler}} was the result of HomosexualReproduction by way of Mystique (his canonical mother) gender-bending into a man to impregnate Destiny. Marvel put the kibosh on the idea as a result of a strict "No homosexuals" policy active at the time. Perhaps in retaliation, Destiny is often depicted as the only of Mystique's lovers she truly cares about.
2nd Oct '17 12:51:40 AM rjd1922
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* The third episode of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' received unnecessary editing in the English dub; when Naruto attempts to intimidate Sasuke by getting really close to his face, he's unknowingly bumped into by a classmate, [[FanService leading to an accidental kiss]]. Whilst this is clearly (but briefly) shown for comical effect in the Japanese dub, a mere kissing sound and reaction shot of others was used to avoid an age rating boost in English dubs (despite it being entirely innocent). Later subverted: the screenshot of the kiss remained intact for Sasuke's almost-death collage of flashbacks, and a similar image is used for the fifth English opening as well.

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* The third episode of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' received unnecessary editing in the English dub; when Naruto attempts to intimidate Sasuke by getting really close to his face, he's unknowingly bumped into by a classmate, [[FanService leading to an accidental kiss]].AccidentalKiss. Whilst this is clearly (but briefly) shown for comical effect in the Japanese dub, a mere kissing sound and reaction shot of others was used to avoid an age rating boost in English dubs (despite it being entirely innocent). Later subverted: the screenshot of the kiss remained intact for Sasuke's almost-death collage of flashbacks, and a similar image is used for the fifth English opening as well.
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