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4th Jul '16 6:20:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The live-action series ''TheTick'' had an episode of this trope, centered around Arthur coming out as a superhero to his mom and sister. Tick is referred to as Arthur's "Partner" and "Special friend". In one scene the mom and sister, upon first entering the restaurant Arthur and Tick frequent, notice a superhero leaving and ask, "Is this one of '''those''' kind of places?"

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* The live-action series ''TheTick'' ''Series/TheTick'' had an episode of this trope, centered around Arthur coming out as a superhero to his mom and sister. Tick is referred to as Arthur's "Partner" and "Special friend". In one scene the mom and sister, upon first entering the restaurant Arthur and Tick frequent, notice a superhero leaving and ask, "Is this one of '''those''' kind of places?"
19th Jun '16 5:33:11 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, to the point of extreme LampshadeHanging, where people (like SpiderMan) in some issues get gays and mutants confused. Mutants who can pass for human are sometimes referred to being "in the closet". The biggest group of people rallying against mutants are ''[[AcceptableTargets evil conservative Christians]]'', who think their existence is a sin against God. There have been numerous attempts to "cure" mutants, as well as to kill them off as "abominations". Basically, after the racial civil rights of the 60s and 70s cooled down, the franchise was adapted to mirror the gay rights struggle, which it actually fits better in many respects (since mutants can be born to anyone, don't become [[PubertySuperpower different until puberty]] and you [[CampGay can]] [[ButchLesbian sometimes]] tell their condition by looking at them, but [[StraightGay not]] [[LipstickLesbian always.]]).

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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, to the point of extreme LampshadeHanging, where people (like SpiderMan) ComicBook/SpiderMan) in some issues get gays and mutants confused. Mutants who can pass for human are sometimes referred to being "in the closet". The biggest group of people rallying against mutants are ''[[AcceptableTargets evil conservative Christians]]'', who think their existence is a sin against God. There have been numerous attempts to "cure" mutants, as well as to kill them off as "abominations". Basically, after the racial civil rights of the 60s and 70s cooled down, the franchise was adapted to mirror the gay rights struggle, which it actually fits better in many respects (since mutants can be born to anyone, don't become [[PubertySuperpower different until puberty]] and you [[CampGay can]] [[ButchLesbian sometimes]] tell their condition by looking at them, but [[StraightGay not]] [[LipstickLesbian always.]]).
10th Jun '16 1:29:49 PM nighttrainfm
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* Something-verted in ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', in which Billy's parents overhear him and Teddy having an argument about which of them has to tell their parents something first. They actually are a couple, but that ''specific'' conversation was about them secretly being superheroes.

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* Something-verted in ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', in which Billy's parents overhear him and Teddy having an argument about which of them has to tell their parents something first. They assure the boys they already know and unreservedly welcome Teddy to the family. Thing is, they actually are a couple, but that ''specific'' conversation was about them secretly being superheroes.
4th Jun '16 8:54:32 PM gewunomox
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* ThePolice's Roxanne. Essentially telling a prostitute to not be a prostitute.

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* ThePolice's Music/ThePolice's Roxanne. Essentially telling a prostitute to not be a prostitute.
15th May '16 4:53:25 AM nighttrainfm
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** This is later used when Karolina begins to date Xavin, who willingly spends time as a girl with her after finding out she is a lesbian. Some Majesdonians (Karolina's alien species) later track her down and, upon hearing that she and Xavin are in a relationship, say that it is "disgusting"...[[DiscriminateAndSwitch because a Majesdonian is dating a Skrull]].

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** This is later used when Karolina begins to date Xavin, who willingly spends time as a girl with her after finding out she is a lesbian. Some Majesdonians (Karolina's alien species) later track her down and, upon hearing that she and Xavin are in a relationship, say that it is "disgusting"...[[DiscriminateAndSwitch because a Majesdonian Majesdanian is dating a Skrull]].Skrull]].
* Something-verted in ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', in which Billy's parents overhear him and Teddy having an argument about which of them has to tell their parents something first. They actually are a couple, but that ''specific'' conversation was about them secretly being superheroes.
29th Apr '16 5:39:06 PM MauveSilly
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** According to Robert M. Price, "The Outsider" [[http://crypt-of-cthulhu.com/homosexualpanic.htm has compelling parallels]] to a coming-out story. Though the implications are probably unintentional, this story may be one of the oldest examples of this trope.

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** According to Robert M. Price, "The Outsider" [[http://crypt-of-cthulhu.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20150319212402/http://crypt-of-cthulhu.com/homosexualpanic.htm has compelling parallels]] to a coming-out story. Though the implications are probably unintentional, this story may be one of the oldest examples of this trope.
13th Apr '16 6:15:28 AM Gamermaster
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* Done in a more sensible fashion in MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha. It's more along the lines of "Have you tried not being a group of morally-devoid combat cyborgs?" At the end of her fight with Nove, Wendi and Deed, Teana tells Nove that if she cooperates, she will be able to start over and enter rehabilitation, prompting Nove to respond that they, being combat cyborgs, are made to do battle. Teana responds that [[spoiler:Subaru]] is a case of someone who was made as a combat cyborg but nevertheless became a kind person. Teana's three opponents get the message and enter rehabilitation, with Wendi and Nove crediting Teana as the one who inspired them to change.

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* Done in a more sensible fashion in MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. It's more along the lines of "Have you tried not being a group of morally-devoid combat cyborgs?" At the end of her fight with Nove, Wendi and Deed, Teana tells Nove that if she cooperates, she will be able to start over and enter rehabilitation, prompting Nove to respond that they, being combat cyborgs, are made to do battle. Teana responds that [[spoiler:Subaru]] is a case of someone who was made as a combat cyborg but nevertheless became a kind person. Teana's three opponents get the message and enter rehabilitation, with Wendi and Nove crediting Teana as the one who inspired them to change.



** Many real-life minority-rights groups are beginning to find the association a bit condescending, considering comics' ongoing problem with diversity, seeing it as the co-opting of a struggle for characters that are overwhemingly straight and white.

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** Many real-life minority-rights groups are beginning to find the association a bit condescending, considering comics' ongoing problem with diversity, seeing it as the co-opting of a struggle for characters that are overwhemingly overwhelmingly straight and white.
16th Feb '16 8:19:03 AM ACW
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* In the fantasy novel ''Literature/WeaversOfSaramyr'', people born with magical powers are called "Aberrant." Veteran Aberrant Asara gives protagonist Kaiku what can only be described as a "coming out of the closet speech", urging her to accept her powers and be proud of them... moments before a big LesYay ShipTease moment.

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* In the fantasy novel ''Literature/WeaversOfSaramyr'', series ''Literature/TheBraidedPath'', people born with magical powers are called "Aberrant." Veteran Aberrant Asara gives protagonist Kaiku what can only be described as a "coming out of the closet speech", urging her to accept her powers and be proud of them... moments before a big LesYay ShipTease moment.
10th Feb '16 2:01:33 AM LondonKdS
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As one can imagine, this trope can have myriad UnfortunateImplications, especially if the {{Muggles}} have entirely justifiable reasons to fear the fictional entities in question, such as [[HorrorHunger instinctive predatory impulses towards humans]], really being AlwaysChaoticEvil apart from the occasional [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch angsty heroic one]], or being able to [[BewareTheSuperman blow somebody's head off]] by [[EyeBeams glaring at them really hard]]. It is sometimes possible to persuade people that bigotry is wrong, without attracting hostile attention, by using a non-threatening fictional analogy, though. Remember, TropesAreNotBad.

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As one can imagine, this trope can have myriad UnfortunateImplications, especially if the {{Muggles}} have entirely justifiable reasons to fear the fictional entities in question, such as [[HorrorHunger instinctive predatory impulses towards humans]], really genuinely being AlwaysChaoticEvil apart from the occasional [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch angsty heroic one]], or being able to [[BewareTheSuperman blow somebody's head off]] by [[EyeBeams glaring at them really hard]]. It is sometimes possible to persuade people that bigotry is wrong, without attracting hostile attention, by using a non-threatening fictional analogy, though. Remember, TropesAreNotBad.
8th Feb '16 3:02:46 PM LondonKdS
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As one can imagine, this trope can have myriad UnfortunateImplications, especially if the {{Muggles}} have entirely justifiable reasons to fear the fictional entities in question, such as [[HorrorHunger instinctive predatory impulses towards humans]], really being AlwaysChaoticEvil apart from the occasional [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch angsty heroic one]], or being able to [[EyeBeams blow somebody's head off]] by glaring at them really hard. It is sometimes possible to persuade people that bigotry is wrong, without attracting hostile attention, by using a non-threatening fictional analogy, though. Remember, TropesAreNotBad.

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As one can imagine, this trope can have myriad UnfortunateImplications, especially if the {{Muggles}} have entirely justifiable reasons to fear the fictional entities in question, such as [[HorrorHunger instinctive predatory impulses towards humans]], really being AlwaysChaoticEvil apart from the occasional [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch angsty heroic one]], or being able to [[EyeBeams [[BewareTheSuperman blow somebody's head off]] by [[EyeBeams glaring at them really hard.hard]]. It is sometimes possible to persuade people that bigotry is wrong, without attracting hostile attention, by using a non-threatening fictional analogy, though. Remember, TropesAreNotBad.
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