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23rd Sep '16 8:01:41 PM T3rr0rd0me
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* Nanoha and Fate from the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise likely have something more going on than just a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship romantically tinged friendship]]. At least, they share a bed and [[HasTwoMommies adopt a child together]]. ''If'' that is indeed the case, they keep very quiet about it, since they don't do more in public than exchange glances. Although it's not just Nanoha and Fate - aside from Chrono and Amy, who never actually appear together after the scene that reveals they got married, ''none'' of the relationships are confirmed to be more than friendship, regardless of the genders involved, so this could be attributed to NoHuggingNoKissing. By ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' this has gotten strange. Yuuno is no longer in the picture, and, for the last 4 years, Vivio has considered Fate as her other mother. Nanoha and Fate still live with each other when Fate isn't on a mission that takes her to other worlds; they still refer to each other as "best friends", but are referred to collectively as "The Takamachi Family." (They own a minivan.) The writers are taking it to the molecule-length of the line. '''Before''' ''[=ViVid=]'', Yuuno was explicitly mentioned as an important part of said Takamachi Family (on an official LoveChart no less).

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* Nanoha and Fate from the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise likely have something more going on than just a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship romantically tinged friendship]]. At least, they share a bed and [[HasTwoMommies adopt a child together]]. ''If'' that is indeed the case, they keep very quiet about it, since they don't do more in public than exchange glances. Although it's not just Nanoha and Fate - aside from Chrono and Amy, who never actually appear together after the scene that reveals they got married, ''none'' of the relationships are confirmed to be more than friendship, regardless of the genders involved, so this could be attributed to NoHuggingNoKissing. By ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' this has gotten strange. Yuuno is no longer in the picture, and, for the last 4 years, Vivio has considered Fate as her other mother. Nanoha and Fate still live with each other when Fate isn't on a mission that takes her to other worlds; they still refer to each other as "best friends", but are referred to collectively as "The Takamachi Family." (They own a minivan.) The writers are taking it to the molecule-length of the line. '''Before''' ''[=ViVid=]'', Yuuno was explicitly mentioned as an important part of said Takamachi Family (on an official LoveChart no less). Nanoha and Fate have [[WordOfGay been confirmed]] to be in a relationship with each other in [[http://s240.photobucket.com/user/BPHaru3/media/RND/Fate_chan_is_a_prince_en.jpg.html this interview]] from the series creator and their [[Creator/NanaMizuki voice]] [[Creator/YukariTamura actresses]] but the two still don't do anything romantically explicit in the series.
8th Aug '16 2:31:49 AM LondonKdS
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* During an infamous period in Creator/MarvelComics, then-EIC Jim Shooter mandated that ''no'' same-gender couples could be depicted in books. As the story goes, after a notorious scene Shooter penned in one issue where Bruce Banner was sexually harassed by two creepy gay men in a YMCA shower got criticism for its depiction of {{Depraved Homosexual}}s, Shooter seemed to think that this meant that ''any'' depiction of gay people would be controversial. So he banned it, which included keeping a lid on ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Yukio (who were intended to be a couple) and the above mentioned Destiny and Mystique, and meant that Northstar couldn't come out and plans to make ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} bisexual were scrapped, as well as any other plans Claremont had.

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* During an infamous period in Creator/MarvelComics, then-EIC Jim Shooter mandated that ''no'' same-gender couples could be depicted in books. As the story goes, after there were protests against the overtly homophobic nature of a notorious scene Shooter penned in one issue where a ''[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Rampaging Hulk]]'' issue, in which Bruce Banner was sexually harassed narrowly escaped being raped by two creepy gay stereotypical DepravedHomosexual men in a YMCA shower got criticism for its depiction of {{Depraved Homosexual}}s, Shooter seemed to think that this meant shower, he decided that ''any'' depiction of gay people would be controversial. So he banned it, which included keeping a lid on ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Yukio (who were intended to be a couple) and the above mentioned Destiny and Mystique, and meant that Northstar couldn't come out and plans to make ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} bisexual were scrapped, as well as any other plans Claremont had.
8th Aug '16 2:25:48 AM LondonKdS
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* During an infamous period in Creator/MarvelComics, then-EIC Jim Shooter mandated that ''no'' same-gender couples could be depicted in books. As the story goes, after a rather infamous story Shooter penned where Bruce Banner is sexually harassed in a YMCA got criticism for its depiction of {{Depraved Homosexual}}s. Shooter seemed to think that this meant that ''any'' depiction of gay people would be controversial, so he banned it, which included keeping a lid on ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Yukio (who were intended to be a couple), the above mentioned Destiny and Mystique, and meant that Northstar couldn't come out and plans to make ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} bisexual were scrapped, as well as any other plans Claremont had.

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* During an infamous period in Creator/MarvelComics, then-EIC Jim Shooter mandated that ''no'' same-gender couples could be depicted in books. As the story goes, after a rather infamous story notorious scene Shooter penned in one issue where Bruce Banner is was sexually harassed by two creepy gay men in a YMCA shower got criticism for its depiction of {{Depraved Homosexual}}s. Homosexual}}s, Shooter seemed to think that this meant that ''any'' depiction of gay people would be controversial, so controversial. So he banned it, which included keeping a lid on ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Yukio (who were intended to be a couple), couple) and the above mentioned Destiny and Mystique, and meant that Northstar couldn't come out and plans to make ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} bisexual were scrapped, as well as any other plans Claremont had.
29th Jul '16 7:18:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' introduces ''so'' much sensual tension between the two main characters that it led many viewers to believe that Creator/StudioGhibli had finally dared to tackle a story about [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship the romantic attraction]] [[PuppyLove between two girls]]--fueled also by [[NeverTrustATrailer the overtly romantic imagery in the promotional material for the movie]]. Alas, any hope for a romantic resolution gets shattered when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Marnie is actually Anna's ''grandmother'']].



* Despite the concept that ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' comes from an island with more than a few lesbians being a popular one, in canon very few Amazons show anything besides LesYay.

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* Despite the concept that ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' Franchise/WonderWoman comes from an island with more than a few lesbians being a popular one, in canon very few Amazons show anything besides LesYay.



* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' introduces ''so'' much sensual tension between the two main characters that it led many viewers to believe that Creator/StudioGhibli had finally dared to tackle a story about [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship the romantic attraction]] [[PuppyLove between two girls]]--fueled also by [[NeverTrustATrailer the overtly romantic imagery in the promotional material for the movie]]. Alas, any hope for a romantic resolution gets shattered when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Marnie is actually Anna's ''grandmother'']].



** All series are infamous for this, despite Creator/GeneRoddenberry himself [[WordOfGod asserting]] that humanity would have advanced beyond anti-gay prejudice in his idealized future, and claimed he would introduce a gay character on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. His statements were disregarded by later producers to an almost militant degree. Complaints from fans were usually met with half-hearted appeasement in the form of {{Very Special Episode}}s that relied on BizarreAlienBiology as a metaphor for homosexuality, bisexuality or transgenderism. No human characters are ever depicted as anything other than heterosexual, although they will frequently engage in InterspeciesRomance so long as their partner at least identifies as being of the opposite-sex.

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** All series are infamous for this, despite Creator/GeneRoddenberry himself [[WordOfGod asserting]] that humanity would have advanced beyond anti-gay prejudice in his idealized future, and claimed he would introduce a gay character on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. His statements were disregarded by later producers to an almost militant degree. Complaints from fans were usually met with half-hearted appeasement in the form of {{Very Special Episode}}s that relied on BizarreAlienBiology as a metaphor for homosexuality, bisexuality bisexuality, or transgenderism. No human characters are ever depicted as anything other than heterosexual, although they will frequently engage in InterspeciesRomance so long as their partner at least identifies as being of the opposite-sex.



* Similar to ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'', ''VideoGame/MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes''' GayOption is referred to as "Becoming Best Friends" with someone. You can reach a level where others describe thr relationship as "bound by a strong connection". This is despite the fact that the game has an openly gay character, and it's exactly the same as dating (HoYay and all).

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* Similar to ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'', ''VideoGame/MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes''' GayOption is referred to as "Becoming Best Friends" with someone. You can reach a level where others describe thr the relationship as "bound by a strong connection". This is despite the fact that the game has an openly gay character, and it's exactly the same as dating (HoYay and all).



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has the infamous episode "The Bands Break Up". In it Kimber and Stormer leave their bands and [[DuetBonding by circumstances]] end up becoming a duo, despite normally being enemies. The episode is brimming with LesYay however this being an American cartoon from the 80s nothing ever comes of it. The two women still insist they're only friends when [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys their relationship plays up a certain cliche]], their bandmates act more like they disapprove of them being romantic than them being friends (one of the songs even has the lyrics "She'll break your heart in two"), and their friendship is quite intimate. There are implications of them living together, Stormer stares at a picture of them together that ''she has by her bed'', and they walk on the beach holding hands together in one of the other songs. Kimber and Stormer's "friendship" is considerably stronger and more grounded than even Kimber's canon love interests. The 2015 [=IDW=] comic reboot just ignored this trope and made them an OfficialCouple from issue 2 onwards.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has the infamous episode "The Bands Break Up". In it Kimber and Stormer leave their bands and [[DuetBonding by circumstances]] end up becoming a duo, despite normally being enemies. The episode is brimming with LesYay however this being an American cartoon from the 80s nothing ever comes of it. The two women still insist they're only friends when [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys their relationship plays up a certain cliche]], their bandmates act more like they disapprove of them being romantic than them being friends (one of the songs even has the lyrics "She'll break your heart in two"), and their friendship is quite intimate. There are implications of them living together, Stormer stares at a picture of them together that ''she has by her bed'', and they walk on the beach holding hands together in one of the other songs. Kimber and Stormer's "friendship" is considerably stronger and more grounded than even Kimber's canon love interests. The 2015 [=IDW=] [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms comic reboot reboot]] just ignored this trope and made them an OfficialCouple from issue 2 onwards.


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* Courtney from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has a friendship with Ginger that is heavy on the LesYay. One episode even parallels her feelings for Ginger to Darren's romantic feelings for Ginger, though Courtney's was more comedically. WordOfGod was a love confession between Courtney and Ginger was planned but ExecutiveMeddling prevented it.
13th Jul '16 10:19:28 AM comicwriter
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* [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/12/ghostbusters-director-paul-feig-on-the-film-s-misogynistic-trolls-it-s-not-for-all-these-guys.html In an interview with The Daily Beast]], Paul Feig heavily implied that Holtzmann from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' is a lesbian, but that he wasn't allowed to make it explicit because of ExecutiveMeddling from Sony.
12th Jul '16 3:10:01 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** This was also done to Zoisite and Kunzite in the original English dub as well. Specifically, Zoisite was re-written as a woman, and was also given a female voice actress.
27th Jun '16 7:20:57 PM Adept
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* In-universe example on ''Series/UnREAL'', set behind the scenes of an {{Expy}} of ''TheBachelor'' called ''Everlasting'': in "Truth" Faith, a Christian smalltown girl and one of the more popular contestants, reveals to the crew that she's a lesbian in love with a friend of hers (and vice versa). While she resolves her questions and wants to come out on the show, her friend is much less willing (as she tells main character Rachel, "Does Matthew Shepard ring a bell?"). Rachel does succeed in keeping it quiet.

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* In-universe example on ''Series/UnREAL'', set behind the scenes of an {{Expy}} of ''TheBachelor'' ''Series/TheBachelor'' called ''Everlasting'': in "Truth" Faith, a Christian smalltown girl and one of the more popular contestants, reveals to the crew that she's a lesbian in love with a friend of hers (and vice versa). While she resolves her questions and wants to come out on the show, her friend is much less willing (as she tells main character Rachel, "Does Matthew Shepard ring a bell?"). Rachel does succeed in keeping it quiet.
27th Jun '16 5:10:49 PM Ruise
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* ''TanakaKunWaItsumoKegaragure'' is an odd case. All the ([[ChastityCouple admittedly few]]) scenes between Miyano and Echizen are kept, including Miyano's outright LoveConfession, but the anime notably switches around the order of some scenes from the manga, having a scene where Echizen is flustered mistakenly thinking that Ohta and Tanaka both want her to marry them come after said confession and adding some scenes not in the manga that imply Echizen having a crush on Ohta.

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* ''TanakaKunWaItsumoKegaragure'' ''TanakaKunWaItsumoKedaruge'' is an odd case. All the ([[ChastityCouple admittedly few]]) scenes between Miyano and Echizen are kept, including Miyano's outright LoveConfession, but the anime notably switches around the order of some scenes from the manga, having a scene where Echizen is flustered mistakenly thinking that Ohta and Tanaka both want her to marry them come after said confession and adding some scenes not in the manga that imply Echizen having a crush on Ohta.
27th Jun '16 5:09:47 PM Ruise
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* ''TanakaKunWaItsumoKegaragure'' is an odd case. All the ([[ChastityCouple admittedly few]]) scenes between Miyano and Echizen are kept, including Miyano's outright LoveConfession, but the anime notably switches around the order of some scenes from the manga, having a scene where Echizen is flustered mistakenly thinking that Ohta and Tanaka both want her to marry them come after said confession and adding some scenes not in the manga that imply Echizen having a crush on Ohta.
22nd Jun '16 1:24:46 PM nighttrainfm
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* Korra and Asami of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' became increasingly close over the course of the series, achieving a level of intimacy that they never reached with Mako, their mutual male love interest, essentially becoming an OfficialCouple in all but name, culminating in them [[spoiler:walking hand-in-hand through a spirit portal in the final episode, gazing into each other's eyes in a recreation of the final shot of Aang and Katara in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the previous series]]]]. Due to Nickelodeon S&P it was never outright stated onscreen, but the writers pushed the implication as far as they could possibly get away with. [[spoiler:[[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/106008606112/ It was later confirmed]] by WordOfGod that Korra and Asami are an OfficialCouple (though they're [[BiTheWay bisexual]], not lesbians).]]

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* Korra and Asami of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' became increasingly close over the course of the series, achieving a level of intimacy that they never reached with Mako, their mutual male love interest, essentially becoming an OfficialCouple in all but name, culminating in them [[spoiler:walking hand-in-hand through a spirit portal in the final episode, gazing into each other's eyes in a recreation of the final shot of Aang and Katara in [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the previous series]]]]. series]].]] Due to Nickelodeon S&P it was never outright stated onscreen, but the writers pushed the implication as far as they could possibly get away with. [[spoiler:[[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/106008606112/ It was later confirmed]] by WordOfGod that Korra and Asami are an OfficialCouple (though they're [[BiTheWay bisexual]], not lesbians).]]
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