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14th Nov '17 8:04:00 AM AntMan
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* Robert Lowell's love for his close friend, Elizabeth Bishop.
9th Nov '17 10:18:02 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Tetsuo is a straight trans man. He's noted that it is hard being romantic as women get turned off when they learn his biological sex. His only friend Amano has a crush on him, originally because he was attracted to him as a boyish woman but later he began seeing him as male. [[spoiler:It turns out Tetsuo is actually [[BiTheWay bisexual]], though he didn't acknowledge it [[ClosetKey until meeting Amano]], and they end up the OfficialCouple.]]
** Tetsuo's mother once tried to [[ArrangedMarriage marry him off]] to a man. Tetsuo refused because he didn't like men, though stated that he [[HeterosexualLifePartners wanted to be like brothers]] with his fiancee. When he told his fiancee of his dislike of being female and his lack of interest in men, he ended up confused. When they meet several years later he still considers Tetsuo his fiance [[spoiler:but he has mental problems and doesn't even recognize that he is horribly disfigured, nevermind that Tetsuo is living as a man]].

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** Tetsuo is a straight trans man. He's noted that it is hard being romantic as women get turned off when they learn his biological sex. His only friend OnlyFriend Amano has a crush on him, originally because he was attracted to him as a [BiFauxnen boyish woman woman]], but later [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier he began seeing him as male. male and liking him as such]]. [[spoiler:It turns out Tetsuo is actually [[BiTheWay bisexual]], though he simply didn't acknowledge it [[ClosetKey until meeting Amano]], and they end up the OfficialCouple.]]
** Tetsuo's mother once tried to [[ArrangedMarriage marry him off]] to a man. Tetsuo refused because he didn't like men, though stated that he [[HeterosexualLifePartners wanted to be like brothers]] with his fiancee. When he told his fiancee of his dislike of being female and his lack of interest in men, he ended up confused. When they meet several years later later, he still considers Tetsuo his fiance [[spoiler:but he has mental problems and doesn't even recognize that he is horribly disfigured, nevermind that Tetsuo is living as a man]].man. In the end, the guy passes away and as said above, Tetsuo and Amano stay together]].



* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Mitsuba and Shinoa and another school girl are shown to have feelings for Yuu and Akane is a HopelessSuitor for Mika as well. Too bad for all of them that it's implied Mika and Yuu have feelings for [[HoYay each other]] and instead focus more attention on the other. There's also another time when Yuu was encouraged by Yoichi to compliment Mitsuba in her civilian clothing. He acts disinterested but instead compliments Yoichi on his clothing. Also, Shinya is hunted to have feelings for Guren who is well known to have a romantic and sexual relationship with Mahiru.

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* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Mitsuba and Mitsuba, Shinoa and another school girl are shown to have feelings for Yuu and Yuu, while Akane is a HopelessSuitor for Mika as well. Too bad for all of them that it's implied However, Mika and Yuu are all but stated to have feelings for [[HoYay each other]] and instead focus more attention on the other. There's also another time when Yuu was encouraged by Yoichi to compliment Mitsuba in her civilian clothing. He acts disinterested but instead compliments Yoichi on his clothing. Also, other.
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Shinya is hunted hinted to have feelings for Guren Guren, who is well known to have a romantic and sexual relationship with Shinoa's big sister Mahiru.



** Sakura had a crush on Yukito at the beginning of the series, but he is gay and hopelessly in love with Sakura's brother Touya, who eventually reciprocates.
** Tomoyo was hopelessly in love with Sakura, but she is straight and ''[[ObliviousToLove never]]'' caught on to her feelings.

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** Sakura had a crush on Yukito at the beginning of the series, but he is gay and hopelessly he's in love with Sakura's brother Touya, Touya. He explains this to her this in the gentlest way he can; Sakura, who eventually reciprocates.
by that point is developing feelings for Syaoran (who, hilariously, ''also'' had a bit of a crush on Yukito), immediately gives in and even tells him that she'll be his wing-woman if needed.
** Sakura's best friend Tomoyo was hopelessly is pretty obviously crushing on her, but Sakura is pretty much in love with Sakura, but Syaoran. Even if she is straight and wasn't, she simply ''[[ObliviousToLove never]]'' caught on to her feelings.Tomoyo's feelings and she wasn't exactly eager to reveal them anyway.



* Sachiko from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' is in an ArrangedMarriage with her [[KissingCousins cousin]], who is actually gay. Sachiko DoesNotLikeMen and is ''really'' [[AmbigiouslyBi into Yumi]], but has mentioned she liked Kashiwagi when she was younger.
* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:Super High-School Level Boxer Juzo Sakakura]] is secretly in love with his friend and classmate [[spoiler:Kyosuke Munakata]], who is in a relationship with [[spoiler:Chisa Yukizome]]. When [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] discovers this, she threatens to out him to the friend he loves unless he tells him that she is innocent. [[spoiler:Sakakura]] is unable to let his secret be revealed, and he does what she said, causing him much self-loathing.

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* Sachiko from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' is in an ArrangedMarriage with her [[KissingCousins cousin]], who is actually gay. Sachiko DoesNotLikeMen and is ''really'' [[AmbigiouslyBi [[AmbiguouslyBi into Yumi]], but has mentioned she liked Kashiwagi when she was younger.
* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:Super High-School Level Boxer [[spoiler: Juzo Sakakura]] is secretly in love with his friend and classmate [[spoiler:Kyosuke Munakata]], who is in a relationship with the guy's ''other'' friend and classmate [[spoiler:Chisa Yukizome]]. When [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] discovers this, she threatens to out him to the friend he loves unless he tells him that she is innocent. [[spoiler:Sakakura]] is unable to let his secret be revealed, and he does what she said, causing him much self-loathing.



** Dorian will playfully flirt back with a female Inquisitor, but makes it clear that it can never be serious.

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** Dorian can only be romanced by male Inquisitors. He will playfully flirt back with a female Inquisitor, but makes it clear that it can never be serious.serious. (Plus, he's [[ShipperOnDeck more likely to support]] a female Inquisitor's interest on ''Cullen'' anyway.)



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', Leon is a CampGay archer with a huge crush on his best friend, the local BoisterousBruiser Valbar. Though Valbar cares a lot for Leon and even calls him handsome, he's pretty much straight '''and''' [[CrusadingWidower his wife and child, PLUS his parents and siblings, were murdered by pirates very recently]]. Naturally, Leon is not going to let his own feelings be known after such a deal; he does imply to Valbar that he has feelings for someone, but doesn't tell him who.



** In the past there was a failed confession between [[spoiler:Misha]] and [[spoiler:Shizune]], with the latter being straight.
** In Emi's route, [[spoiler:Hisao thinks the track team captain will be a rival for his affections for Emi, but it turns out that she once confessed to him, only to find out that he's gay]].
** Hisao can have a sex scene with [[spoiler:Misha]] however it is heavily [[FanDisservice uncomfortable]] both due to her being gay and because [[spoiler:Hisao was dating Shizune at the time.]] The scene directly leads to [[spoiler:Shizune's]] Bad End.

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** In the past there was a failed confession between [[spoiler:Misha]] and [[spoiler:Shizune]], with the latter being straight.
straight. They do stay as close friends, [[spoiler: but as said below, [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Misha]] still can't fully let go of her feelings.]]
** In Emi's route, [[spoiler:Hisao thinks the track team captain will be a rival for his affections for Emi, but it turns out that she once confessed to him, only to find out that he's gay]].
gay. Emi finds this ''hilarious'' when she finds out.]]
** Hisao can have a sex scene with [[spoiler:Misha]] however it is heavily framed as a ''terrible'' idea in the narrative [[FanDisservice uncomfortable]] and visual]] senses, both due to her being gay and because [[spoiler:Hisao was dating Shizune at the time.time, with her desiring "comfort" from him because she can't have Shizune's love while ''he'' can.]] The scene directly leads to [[spoiler:Shizune's]] Bad End.
5th Nov '17 1:54:12 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ASpecialDay'': Antoinetta the neglected housewife has sex with her neighbor, Gabriele, a gay man. Afterwards she is swept away, chattering about how great it was and how she can't wait to see him again. A weary Gabriele says that while he might be able to make love to a woman, it doesn't change anything.
3rd Nov '17 2:04:43 AM Jokubas
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* In ''Anime/TamakoMarket'', Midori has a crush on her female friend, the main character, Tamako. There's an episode where she gets jealous of Tamako's chemistry with her male childhood friend, Mochizou, and tries to sabotage their relationship for her own sake. In the end, she reluctantly accepts that Tamako isn't homosexual and stops getting between Tamako and Mochizou ([[spoiler:who go on to be an OfficialCouple]]).
1st Nov '17 5:25:54 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Many fans of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' have written fanfics where [[BiTheWay Luna's]] [[TomboyishNickname female crush Sam]] isn't interested in girls. Given that this was a hinted at but never outright stated concern in canon, it's no surprise fans have been intrigued by it. How much angst this causes depends on the work in question but Luna's always disappointed when Sam turns her down.

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* Many fans of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' have written fanfics where [[BiTheWay Luna's]] [[TomboyishNickname [[TomboyishName female crush Sam]] isn't interested in girls. Given that this was a hinted at but never outright stated concern in canon, it's no surprise fans have been intrigued by it. How much angst this causes depends on the work in question but Luna's always disappointed when Sam turns her down.
1st Nov '17 12:13:15 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Many fans of WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse have written fanfics where [[BiTheWay Luna's]] [[TomboyishNickname female crush Sam]] isn't interested in girls. Given that this was a hinted at but never outright stated concern in canon, it's no surprise fans have been intrigued by it. How much angst this causes depends on the work in question but Luna's always disappointed when Sam turns her down.

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* Many fans of WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' have written fanfics where [[BiTheWay Luna's]] [[TomboyishNickname female crush Sam]] isn't interested in girls. Given that this was a hinted at but never outright stated concern in canon, it's no surprise fans have been intrigued by it. How much angst this causes depends on the work in question but Luna's always disappointed when Sam turns her down.
31st Oct '17 4:58:48 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Many fans of WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse have written fanfics where [[BiTheWay Luna's]] [[TomboyishNickname female crush Sam]] isn't interested in girls. Given that this was a hinted at but never outright stated concern in canon, it's no surprise fans have been intrigued by it. How much angst this causes depends on the work in question but Luna's always disappointed when Sam turns her down.
29th Oct '17 6:47:00 AM nighttrainfm
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} villain ComicBook/TwoFace has spent the better part of the last decade [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand obsessed with]] [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Renee Montoya]] despite her lesbianism. In fact, it was one of his attempts to [[DespairEventHorizon woo her]] that ended up outing her in the first place.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} villain ComicBook/TwoFace has spent the better part of the last a decade being [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand obsessed with]] [[ComicBook/GothamCentral Renee Montoya]] despite her lesbianism. In fact, it was one of his attempts to [[DespairEventHorizon woo her]] that ended up outing her in the first place.
15th Oct '17 6:06:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-orientation_marriage Mixed-Orientation Marriages]] of the type where a person who is in the closet about their exclusively homosexual identification is married to someone who identifies as heterosexual. Now also called "[[BrokebackMountain brokeback]] marriages" after more recent famous fictional examples.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-orientation_marriage Mixed-Orientation Marriages]] of the type where a person who is in the closet about their exclusively homosexual identification is married to someone who identifies as heterosexual. Now also called "[[BrokebackMountain "[[Film/BrokebackMountain brokeback]] marriages" after more recent famous fictional examples.
30th Sep '17 12:07:28 AM BackgroundGuy
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* At the end of the music video to "Call Me Maybe" by Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, it turns out that the dude she's been obsessing over is gay. This is followed by Carly giving an expression of pure, undiluted "WTF". The guy is interested in the guitarist in Carly's band... who ''also'' has a case of Incompatible Orientation.

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* At the end of the music video to "Call Me Maybe" by Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, it turns out that the dude she's been obsessing over is gay. This is followed by Carly giving an expression of pure, undiluted "WTF". The guy is interested in the guitarist in Carly's band... who ''also'' [[AllLoveIsUnrequited who]] ''[[AllLoveIsUnrequited also]]'' [[AllLoveIsUnrequited has a case of Incompatible Orientation.Orientation]].
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