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11th Jan '18 2:44:01 PM Derkhan
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* Tavore Parran and T'amber in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' series. Even {{lampshaded}} by one character who wonders why they bother hiding it, as the Malazan culture has no taboo against same-sex love. Turns out that they weren't hiding their relationship, but the fact that T'amber was giving Tavore (the commander of the Malazan army) swordsmanship lessons. [[spoiler:Also, the fact that T'amber was a primordial god, which could have caused a bit of political awkwardness.]]
17th Dec '17 5:57:46 AM DaibhidC
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** Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint went through various stages of this. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011gpsb/profiles/jenny-flint The BBC's official profile of Jenny]] says she and Vasta are "good friends" and "A Good Man Goes To War" relegated their relationship to subtext. [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]] has Vastra state that they're married but they rarely showed any affection, never mentioned their relationship afterwards, and while ''the Doctor'' kissed Jenny, Vastra certainly didn't. Their interactions in "The Name Of The Doctor" are somewhat romantic, but they still come off like a case of ButNotTooGay. "Deep Breath" averted this almost entirely, with them repeatedly mentioning that they're married, openly flirting with each other (and Jenny admonishing Vastra for flirting with Clara), and Jenny outright stating she loves Vastra. They still haven't gotten that kiss though (the one in the episode was an [[KissOfLife "oxygen transfer,"]] though it was still filmed much like a regular kiss).

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** Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint went through various stages of this. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011gpsb/profiles/jenny-flint The BBC's official profile of Jenny]] says originally said she and Vasta are "good friends" and "A Good Man Goes To War" relegated their relationship to subtext. [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]] has Vastra state that they're married but they rarely showed any affection, never mentioned their relationship afterwards, and while ''the Doctor'' kissed Jenny, Vastra certainly didn't. Their interactions in "The Name Of The Doctor" are somewhat romantic, but they still come off like a case of ButNotTooGay. "Deep Breath" averted this almost entirely, with them repeatedly mentioning that they're married, openly flirting with each other (and Jenny admonishing Vastra for flirting with Clara), and Jenny outright stating she loves Vastra. They still haven't gotten that kiss though (the one in the episode was an [[KissOfLife "oxygen transfer,"]] though it was still filmed much like a regular kiss).
5th Dec '17 5:21:46 AM LondonKdS
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** Finally averted in ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', in which major character Lt. Paul Stamets is unambiguously a gay man with a steady male partner.
20th Nov '17 2:20:15 PM comicwriter
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* For much of the 80s, Franchise/{{Superman}}'s friend Maggie Sawyer was was just a [[ButchLesbian somewhat butch]] policewoman, who had a very good friend called Toby Raines, and who had got divorced and didn't intend to remarry because of reasons. The writers stopped dancing around the issue eventually, and currently she's [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Kate Kane]]'s "Lois".

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* For much of the 80s, Franchise/{{Superman}}'s friend Maggie Sawyer was was just a [[ButchLesbian somewhat butch]] policewoman, who had a very good friend called Toby Raines, and who had got divorced and didn't intend to remarry because of reasons. The writers stopped dancing around the issue eventually, and currently she's for a while Maggie was even [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Kate Kane]]'s "Lois"."[[Comicbook/LoisLane Lois]]".
20th Nov '17 1:33:36 PM comicwriter
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* In the novel ''Thirteen Women'', Hazel is a lesbian who falls in love with a woman named Martha. In the 1932 film adaptation, Martha is AdaptedOut, while Hazel is instead married to a man.

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* In the novel ''Thirteen Women'', Hazel is a lesbian who falls in love with a woman named Martha. In the The 1932 film adaptation, Martha is AdaptedOut, while Hazel is adaptation instead has Hazel married to a man.man, with Martha AdaptedOut entirely. The movie ''was'' originally going to feature Martha, complete with the implication that she and Hazel were having an extramarital affair, but the strict censorship imposed by the Hays Code resulted in all of Martha's scenes being cut.
20th Nov '17 1:15:22 PM comicwriter
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* In the novel ''Thirteen Women'', Hazel is a lesbian who falls in love with a woman named Martha. In the 1932 film adaptation, Martha is AdaptedOut, while Hazel is instead married to a man.


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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Valkyrie is subtly hinted to be bisexual, with actress Creator/TessaThompson saying that the female warrior who [[TakingTheBullet died to save Valkyrie]] in a {{Flashback}} [[WordOfGay was her lover]]. There was going to be a scene confirming Valkyrie's sexuality by showing a woman leaving her bedroom (implying they'd had sex), but it ended up being cut from the finished movie.
14th Nov '17 4:08:07 PM marymichael
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* Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have a relationship that is only [[http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/mlarchives/faq/lorasrenly.html hinted at in the books.]] WordOfGay says they had a sexual relationship. In the [[Series/GameOfThrones TV adaptation]] they don't try to hide it at all.

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* Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' have a relationship that is only [[http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/mlarchives/faq/lorasrenly.html hinted at in the books.]] WordOfGay says they had a sexual relationship. In the [[Series/GameOfThrones TV adaptation]] they don't try to hide it at all. [[spoiler:And then [[BuryYourGays Renly dies]] and Loras gets stuck on the backburner until he also dies after being shamed and tortured. Representation!]]
14th Nov '17 8:39:59 AM Pichu-kun
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* Franke and Kitty from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' are presented as best friends in-series yet an official website parodying Friendster (called "Campster") [[AllThereInTheManual states]] that they're [[PuppyLove a couple]]. Kitty is described as bisexual while Franke seems to be lesbian. It's possible they're so young that relationships are treated identically to friendships, though the campers are often precocious for their ages.

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* Franke and Kitty from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' are presented as best friends in-series yet an official website parodying Friendster (called "Campster") [[AllThereInTheManual states]] that they're [[PuppyLove a couple]]. Kitty is described as bisexual while Franke seems to be lesbian. It's possible that, despite the campsters precocious behaviors, they're so young that relationships are treated identically to friendships, though the campers are often precocious for their ages.friendships.



* In the ''Dragon Games'' special of ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', [[spoiler:Darling Charming]] gives [[spoiler:Apple White]] a KissOfLife to help her out of a magical coma. It has yet to be confirmed as romantic, however the {{novelization}} still felt the need to censor it. In the novelization, [[spoiler:Darling]] only gives chest compressions to [[spoiler:Apple]]. It's made even more noticeable by the fact she ''didn't'' give any compressions in the cartoon.

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* In the ''Dragon Games'' special of ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'', [[spoiler:Darling Charming]] gives [[spoiler:Apple White]] a KissOfLife to help her out of a magical coma. It has yet to be confirmed as romantic, however the {{novelization}} still felt the need to censor it. In the novelization, [[spoiler:Darling]] only gives chest compressions to [[spoiler:Apple]]. It's made even more noticeable by the fact she ''didn't'' even give any compressions in the cartoon.
27th Oct '17 11:49:07 PM Pamina
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* Elphaba and Glinda in TheMusical version of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. The [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book by Maguire]] shows the two of them sharing a [[LastKiss bittersweet goodbye kiss]] and oodles of sexual tension. The musical has... a hug, though some of the actresses have improvised and added a kiss. There is WordOfGay in both the musical and book continuities however it's hidden under thick subtext.
* ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''[=/=]''Theatre/MyFairLady'': Higgins and Pickering.

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* Elphaba and Glinda in TheMusical version of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. The [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book by Maguire]] shows the two of them sharing a [[LastKiss bittersweet goodbye kiss]] and oodles of sexual tension. The musical has... a hug, though hug. Though some of the actresses have improvised and added a kiss. kiss, especially in foreign productions. There is WordOfGay in both the musical and book continuities continuities, however it's hidden under thick subtext.
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* ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''[=/=]''Theatre/MyFairLady'': Higgins and Pickering. Nothing is remotely explicit, and in the musical Higgins has a {{Maybe Ever After}} with Eliza, but the {{Ho Yay}} is very much there.
26th Oct '17 8:03:45 PM WaterBlap
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* The anime of ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' introduces truckloads of sexual tension between Kumiko and Reina, culminating in a scene in episode 8 so laden with {{subtext}} that it had {{yuri fans}} all over {{squee}} in delight. And it just escalates from there in the following episodes. In the novels it gets just as heated, but while Reina's plot point (where she has a crush on a teacher) [[AbortedArc gets dropped like a hot potato and eventually forgotten]] in the books that follow, Kumiko [[spoiler:starts dating Shuichi, her ChildhoodFriend]]. Despite this, the books go even further with the subtext; but apparently an oddly detailed description of touching each other's underwear is not intended to imply any romantic attraction. In the anime Kumiko ends up with [[spoiler: no one]], however she does declare a (probably) PlatonicLoveConfession to [[spoiler:Asuka]]. Shuichi's scenes were mostly either cut or made more platonic, which only made her tension with Reina more noticeable.

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* The anime of ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' introduces truckloads of sexual tension between Kumiko and Reina, culminating in a scene in episode 8 so laden with {{subtext}} that it had {{yuri fans}} fan}}s all over {{squee}} in delight. And it just escalates from there in the following episodes. In the novels it gets just as heated, but while Reina's plot point (where she has a crush on a teacher) [[AbortedArc gets dropped like a hot potato and eventually forgotten]] in the books that follow, Kumiko [[spoiler:starts dating Shuichi, her ChildhoodFriend]]. Despite this, the books go even further with the subtext; but apparently an oddly detailed description of touching each other's underwear is not intended to imply any romantic attraction. In the anime Kumiko ends up with [[spoiler: no one]], however she does declare a (probably) PlatonicLoveConfession to [[spoiler:Asuka]]. Shuichi's scenes were mostly either cut or made more platonic, which only made her tension with Reina more noticeable.
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