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24th Aug '16 6:51:01 PM DesertDragon
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was guilty of this for two whole games. In the first game you can romance an omnisexual 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 bisexual 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. Needless to say, MoralGuardians bitched about all of this, even though the entire series is M-rated and not marketed to children.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' was guilty of this for two whole games. In the first game you can romance an omnisexual 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 bisexual 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. Needless to say, MoralGuardians bitched about all of this, even though This is despite the entire series is M-rated and not marketed fact that the second game allows you to children.romance three very inhuman aliens, as if that's somehow more normal than a same-sex romance.
23rd Jul '16 8:31:36 AM DesertDragon
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** Also in the third season, a warning for parental discretion was shown during the episode where gay couple Kurt and Blaine lose their virginity to each other, despite there being no graphic contact at all, just a shot of them snuggling in bed and the implication afterwards. However, there was no such warning in a later episode where {{gayngst}}-ridden former bully Dave attempts suicide, considered by many the darkest moment in the series, to the point that some viewers found the sequence extremely triggering.

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** Also in the third season, a warning for parental discretion was shown during the episode where gay couple Kurt and Blaine lose their virginity to each other, despite there being no graphic contact at all, just a shot of them snuggling in bed and the implication afterwards. However, there was were no such warning in a later episode previous episodes where {{gayngst}}-ridden former bully Dave attempts suicide, considered by many characters had sex since the darkest moment in the series, to the point that some viewers found the sequence extremely triggering.pairings were opposite genders.
19th Jun '16 8:59:28 PM DerJermeister
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* The infamous gay marriage episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (season 16's "There's Something About Marrying") became the first episode on American TV to get a content warning before the episode started [[note]] On FOX, content warnings are reserved for just the Creator/SethMacFarlane cartoons -- ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' especially -- and the oddball shows like ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'', the short-lived series ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'', and the cartoon adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite''[[/note]] and was rated TV-14 for strong sexual themes (in this case, gay marriage). This is coming from a show that regularly contains child abuse, gambling, death, alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, sex, attempted murder, explicit animal blood and gore, and other humor that is usually considered cruel or dark, yet often gets away with a TV-PG rating.

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* The infamous gay marriage episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (season 16's "There's Something About Marrying") became the first episode on American TV to get a content warning before the episode started [[note]] On FOX, content warnings are reserved for just the Creator/SethMacFarlane cartoons -- ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' especially -- and the oddball shows like ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'', the short-lived series ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'', and the cartoon adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite''[[/note]] and was rated TV-14 for strong sexual themes (in this case, gay marriage). This is coming from a show that regularly contains child abuse, gambling, death, alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, sex, attempted murder, explicit animal blood and gore, and other humor that is usually considered cruel or dark, yet often gets away with a TV-PG rating. Older episodes with gay content have gotten away with just the TV-PG ratings, so the content raters aren't consistent in this area.
10th Apr '16 7:14:39 AM smalltime
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* When [=PopGirl=] in the UK started censoring ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' so younger viewers could watch it, they stopped airing the episode where Nikki had a lesbian co-worker and the episode where Jen developed a "girl crush" on her new boss.

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* When [=PopGirl=] in the UK started censoring ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' so younger viewers could watch it, they stopped airing the episode where Nikki had a lesbian co-worker and the episode where Jen developed a "girl crush" on her new boss. Oddly, they still aired the episode where a gay cowboy bids on Jonesy.
3rd Mar '16 10:48:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 6, the author ''Creator/HirohikoAraki'' had [[spoiler: to change Anasui from transexual girl to man]], or renounce to write about what later become [[spoiler: his/her relationship with Jolyne]].

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* In ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 6, the author ''Creator/HirohikoAraki'' had [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to change Anasui from transexual transgender girl to man]], or renounce to write about what later become [[spoiler: his/her [[spoiler:his/her relationship with Jolyne]].



* This is supposedly the sole reason why the ''Rawhide Kid'' mini MarvelComics did a while back was in the MAX imprint, even if he was just somewhat hinted to be gay. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18502_the-5-most-unintentionally-offensive-comic-book-characters.html Through constant and offensive innuendo]].
* After Karolina came out in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', she was almost immediately [[PutOnABus put on a spaceship]], having suddenly become betrothed to Xavin, a genderfluid Skrull royal (who presented as male as often as female, if not more). When they came back, they were generally portrayed as a happy couple...until volume three contrived a reason to put ''Xavin'' on a bus. They haven't been seen since, and Karolina is currently dating Lightspeed whenever they show up.

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* This is supposedly the sole reason why the ''Rawhide Kid'' mini MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics did a while back was in the MAX imprint, even if he was just somewhat hinted to be gay. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18502_the-5-most-unintentionally-offensive-comic-book-characters.html Through constant and offensive innuendo]].
* After Karolina came out in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', she was almost immediately [[PutOnABus put on a spaceship]], having suddenly become betrothed to Xavin, a genderfluid Skrull royal (who presented as male as often as female, if not more). When they came back, they were generally portrayed as a happy couple...until volume three contrived a reason to put ''Xavin'' on a bus. They haven't bus just after they shared their first and only on-panel kiss. Xavin hasn't been seen since, and Karolina is currently dating Lightspeed whenever they show up.up. By contrast, Nico and Victor were shown in bed together, and it was explicitly stated that Gert and Chase had a very active sex life.
27th Dec '15 3:22:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Website/YouTube [[http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/01/26/video-youtube-pulls-non-family-safe-gay-music-ad/ pulled a 16-second sponsoring ad]] that featured two men in their underwear in an emotional embrace, saying it "promoted mature sexual themes" and was "non family safe". It was an excerpt from a PerfumeGenius music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpkr8uNWpk YouTube still hosts]]. Cue InternetBackdraft. The other man in the video is recognized by ''some'' as the ManlyGay {{Bear}} porn star Arpad Miklos, but this would not likely be recognized by a random viewer who has never seen an Arpad Miklos porno.

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* Website/YouTube [[http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/01/26/video-youtube-pulls-non-family-safe-gay-music-ad/ pulled a 16-second sponsoring ad]] that featured two men in their underwear in an emotional embrace, saying it "promoted mature sexual themes" and was "non family safe". It was an excerpt from a PerfumeGenius Music/PerfumeGenius music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpkr8uNWpk YouTube still hosts]]. Cue InternetBackdraft. The other man in the video is recognized by ''some'' as the ManlyGay {{Bear}} porn star Arpad Miklos, but this would not likely be recognized by a random viewer who has never seen an Arpad Miklos porno.
9th Dec '15 9:36:42 AM Berrenta
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* In the summer of 2011, Trisha Telep, an editor of various anthologies rejected YA author Jessica Verday's short story on account of it being a QueerRomance, saying it was too risque for a Young Adult audience. [[ButNotTooGay Never mind the fact that some of Telep's previous anthologies had far more explicit heterosexual content (i.e. foreplay,) drug use, violence, and foul language.]] Telep advised Verday to [[GenderFlip de-gay]] her story if she wanted to publish it, [[HideYourLesbians which sadly isn't an uncommon occurrence in publishing.]] When Verday posted about it on her website, an InternetCounterattack ensued and most of the authors featured in the anthology (and some who were involved in Telep's other projects) pulled out in support of Verday.

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* In the summer of 2011, Trisha Telep, an editor of various anthologies rejected YA author Jessica Verday's short story on account of it being a QueerRomance, saying it was too risque for a Young Adult audience. [[ButNotTooGay Never mind the fact that some of Telep's previous anthologies had far more explicit heterosexual content (i.e. foreplay,) drug use, violence, and foul language.]] Telep advised Verday to [[GenderFlip de-gay]] her story if she wanted to publish it, [[HideYourLesbians which sadly isn't an uncommon occurrence in publishing.]] When Verday posted about it on her website, an InternetCounterattack a counterattack ensued and most of the authors featured in the anthology (and some who were involved in Telep's other projects) pulled out in support of Verday.
30th Nov '15 4:06:20 PM DerJermeister
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* ''G.B.F.'' (Gay Best Friend) is rated R despite having no sexual moments or strong language.

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* ''G.B.F.'' (Gay Best Friend) is rated R despite having no sexual moments or strong language. TheOtherWiki notes that the MPAA tends to be harsher on independent movies than major studio-backed films.
22nd Nov '15 12:36:00 PM FF32
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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 ''{{Paranorman}}'' has no problems in adressing 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.

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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 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 ''{{Paranorman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Paranorman}}'' has no problems in adressing 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.
20th Nov '15 3:31:41 PM DerJermeister
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* ''G.B.F.'' (Gay Best Friend) is rated R despite having no sexual moments.

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* ''G.B.F.'' (Gay Best Friend) is rated R despite having no sexual moments.moments or strong language.
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