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15th Nov '17 1:45:21 PM rjd1922
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When editing examples, keep in mind that '''a LGBT fanbase doesn't have to be unintentional''' (compare PeripheryDemographic). Works explicitly aimed at LGBT people, however, go under QueerMedia. Also, HoYay by gay fans should go in that article, unless there's more that the gay fanbase especially likes besides just the Ho Yay. Often related to PopularWithFurries.

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When editing examples, keep in mind that '''a LGBT fanbase doesn't have to be unintentional''' (compare PeripheryDemographic). Works made by LGBT artists and explicitly aimed at LGBT people, however, go under QueerMedia. Also, HoYay by gay fans should go in that article, unless there's more that the gay fanbase especially likes besides just the Ho Yay. Often related to PopularWithFurries.
15th Nov '17 1:38:37 PM rjd1922
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When editing examples, keep in mind that '''a LGBT fanbase doesn't have to be unintentional''' (compare PeripheryDemographic). Also, HoYay by gay fans should go in that article, unless there's more that the gay fanbase especially likes besides just the Ho Yay. Often related to PopularWithFurries.

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When editing examples, keep in mind that '''a LGBT fanbase doesn't have to be unintentional''' (compare PeripheryDemographic). Works explicitly aimed at LGBT people, however, go under QueerMedia. Also, HoYay by gay fans should go in that article, unless there's more that the gay fanbase especially likes besides just the Ho Yay. Often related to PopularWithFurries.
26th Oct '17 9:37:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* Franchise/WonderWoman's has long been heavily implied to be bisexual however DC [[HideYourLesbians never made it explicit]] until the 2010s. Even before that, she was a popular LGBT icon due to the HomoeroticSubtext in her comics.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman's has long been heavily implied to be bisexual however DC [[HideYourLesbians never made it explicit]] until the 2010s. Even before that, she was a popular LGBT icon due to the HomoeroticSubtext in her comics.
26th Oct '17 9:35:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* Music/MarinaAndTheDiamond's "Froot" has a following amongst LGBT people and is often seen as a gay pride song by many. The song itself doesn't allude to anything LGBT related.

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* Music/MarinaAndTheDiamond's Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds' "Froot" has a following amongst LGBT people and is often seen as a gay pride song by many. The song itself doesn't allude to anything LGBT related.
26th Oct '17 9:34:20 PM Pichu-kun
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** Sakura and Ino's close friendship has gained them a fair amount of fans.



* Franchise/WonderWoman's has long been heavily implied to be bisexual however DC [[HideYourLesbians never made it explicit]] until the 2010s. Even before that, she was a popular LGBT icon due to the HomoeroticSubtext in her comics.



* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has ''quite'' the following among young trans men (especially on Website/{{Tumblr}}) who grew up wanting to be Ping and saw themselves in both "Reflection" and "I'll Make A Man Out Of You." There are also some lgbt people who think she is lesbian, especially since you can view her ImpliedLoveInterest as only being a friend instead.

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has ''quite'' the following among young trans men (especially on Website/{{Tumblr}}) who grew up wanting to be Ping and saw themselves in both "Reflection" and "I'll Make A Man Out Of You." There are also some lgbt LGBT people who think she is lesbian, especially since [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you can view view]] her ImpliedLoveInterest as only being a friend instead.



* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The male characters get shipped with each other a lot; these include Benjamin Clawhauser, Chief Bogo, Mayor Lionheart (each for the {{Bara}} fans), Nick Wilde, Finnick, and the wolves Gary and Larry. And of course Gazelle's tiger dancers. It also has this sort of fanbase due to Judy's neighbors being two men who are married (even if their relationship is rocky).

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
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The male characters get shipped with each other a lot; these include Benjamin Clawhauser, Chief Bogo, Mayor Lionheart (each for the {{Bara}} fans), Nick Wilde, Finnick, and the wolves Gary and Larry. And of course Gazelle's tiger dancers. It also has this sort of fanbase due to Judy's neighbors being two men who are married (even if their relationship is rocky).rocky).
** Not to the degree of the male characters, but many fans pinned Gazelle as bisexual or as a [[AnimalGenderBender trans woman]] (sometimes both). Thus, she has a noticeable LGBT fanbase.



* ''Literature/LandOfOz'': The whole Ozian canon may be TropeCodifier or MostTriumphantExample. ''The Marvelous Land Of Oz'' concerns a boy named Tip who seeks Princess Ozma, the rightful ruler of Oz. Tip later finds out that he ''is'' Ozma, who was transformed into a boy by a witch when she was young. The novel ends with Ozma being restored to her original gender, a happy ending that resonates with many transgender readers. There is also a healthy helping of LesYay between Ozma and Dorothy in later books. {{Creator/JudyGarland}}'s portrayal of Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film adds to the appeal ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_of_Dorothy "friend of Dorothy"]] being an archaic slang term for a gay person, particularly a gay male), to the point where one of several theories on origin of the Pride Flag cite "Over the Rainbow" as inspiration. Add Gregory Maguire's ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'' novels, which have explicit same-sex and polyamorous relationships as well as Elphaba herself being possibly intersex.

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* ''Literature/LandOfOz'': The whole Ozian canon may be TropeCodifier or MostTriumphantExample. ''The Marvelous Land Of Oz'' ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' concerns a boy named Tip who seeks Princess Ozma, the rightful ruler of Oz. Tip later finds out that he ''is'' Ozma, who was transformed into a boy by a witch when she was young. The novel ends with Ozma being restored to her original gender, a happy ending that resonates with many transgender readers. There is also a healthy helping of LesYay between Ozma and Dorothy in later books. {{Creator/JudyGarland}}'s portrayal of Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film adds to the appeal ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_of_Dorothy "friend of Dorothy"]] being an archaic slang term for a gay person, particularly a gay male), to the point where one of several theories on origin of the Pride Flag cite "Over the Rainbow" as inspiration. Add Gregory Maguire's ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'' novels, which have explicit same-sex and polyamorous relationships as well as Elphaba herself being possibly intersex.



* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has one, though not to the degree of [[Series/{{Sherlock}} its BBC counterpart]]. Many lgbt people liked its positive portrayal of a trans woman side-character, who is also portrayed by a trans woman. Many women are also very into Watson and [[spoiler:Moriarty]]. They have some mild FoeYay which makes it the second most popular shop in the fandom (just behind Joanlock).
* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' gained a huge following amongst lgbt women in season 2 when it was revealed that [[spoiler:Alex]] is gay. Her ComingOutStory and relationship with [[spoiler:Maggie]] has been highly praised. There are also the fans who enjoy shipping Kara with Lena.

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has one, though not to the degree of [[Series/{{Sherlock}} its BBC counterpart]]. Many lgbt LGBT people liked its positive portrayal of a trans woman side-character, who is also portrayed by a trans woman. Many women are also very into Watson and [[spoiler:Moriarty]]. They have some mild FoeYay which makes it the second most popular shop in the fandom (just behind Joanlock).
* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' gained a huge following amongst lgbt LGBT women in season 2 when it was revealed that [[spoiler:Alex]] is gay. Her ComingOutStory and relationship with [[spoiler:Maggie]] has been highly praised. There are also the fans who enjoy shipping Kara with Lena.



* As with most Literature/SherlockHolmes-related stories, ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a prominent LGBT following very keen on shipping Sherlock and John. However, this one also has a prominent LGBT hatedom which insists that the show is actually just 'queer-baiting' by cynically including ShipTease between Sherlock and John in order to attract such a following while simultaneously ridiculing this.

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* As with most Literature/SherlockHolmes-related ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''-related stories, ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a prominent LGBT following very keen on shipping Sherlock and John.John. There are also many asexual and aromantic fans who resonate with Sherlock and view him as asexual. However, this one also has a prominent LGBT hatedom which insists that the show is actually just 'queer-baiting' by cynically including ShipTease between Sherlock and John in order to attract such a following while simultaneously ridiculing this.
* ''Series/RavensHome'' is a ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' sequel where Raven and Chelsea are adults with children. They're both recently divorced and have decided to move in together. Their heavy LesYay has made many viewers note that it's practically a show about [[HasTwoMommies two moms raising a blended family]]. Their children even call the other's mom "Aunt" and mention that they're like siblings. This has attracted a large following amongst LGBT people.



** ''Does your mother know'' is written as a song about a teenage girl/ young woman going out dancing/ partying and who might be too young for that. The original lyrics adressing a girl with both male and female vocals are arranged that way. However, the main chorus line "Does your mother know that you're out?" is very easy to be interpreted as [[ComingOutStory coming out of the ''closet'']]. It's amazing how obvious this becomes when just [[TheCoverChangesTheGender the adressed person's gender is flipped]] (like in the [[https://youtu.be/c1_iydHFVio San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus cover version]]).

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** ''Does your mother know'' Your Mother Know'' is written as a song about a teenage girl/ young woman going out dancing/ partying and who might be too young for that. The original lyrics adressing addressing a girl with both male and female vocals are arranged that way. However, the main chorus line "Does your mother know that you're out?" is very easy to be interpreted as [[ComingOutStory coming out of the ''closet'']]. It's amazing how obvious this becomes when just [[TheCoverChangesTheGender the adressed addressed person's gender is flipped]] (like in the [[https://youtu.be/c1_iydHFVio San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus cover version]]).



* Music/MarinaAndTheDiamond's "Froot" has a following amongst LGBT people and is often seen as a gay pride song by many. The song itself doesn't allude to anything LGBT related.



** Link's pretty boy looks make him look especially girly in some games with him being able to cross dress as a gerudo woman in Breath of the Wild. Cue many male fans questioning their sexuality. He's also shown to be flirted with by other men when either cross dressing or dressed normally. Players being able to play Link while he's shirtless and wearing boxers help. Not to mention his shitless scene in twilight princess.
** Both Sheik and Link (particularly Breath of the Wild's Link) have a following among trans and non-binary fans, as well. The former of course is obvious in the reasoning, but with Link it's a bit more complex. [[note]] A big chunk of it likely has to do with Aonuma's teasing earlier in development that the pretty-faced main character wasn't necessarily Link, leading to wild speculation, including theories that the character was actually female. The statement was later retracted and the character confirmed to indeed be Link, but some fans now prefer to think of Link as a trans man or otherwise not cisgendered. Alternatively, Link's apparent comfort in wearing traditional Gerudo "vai" garb has other fans reading the character as being more feminine. [[/note]]

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** Link's pretty boy looks make him look especially girly in some games games, with him even being able to cross dress as a gerudo Gerudo woman in Breath ''Breath of the Wild.Wild''. Cue many male fans questioning their sexuality. He's also shown to be flirted with by other men when either cross dressing or dressed normally. Players being able to play Link while he's shirtless and wearing boxers help. Not to mention his shitless shirtless scene in twilight princess.
''Twilight Princess''.
** Both Sheik and Link (particularly Breath ''Breath of the Wild's Wild'''s Link) have a following among trans and non-binary fans, as well. The former of course is obvious in the reasoning, but with Link it's a bit more complex. [[note]] A big chunk of it likely has to do with Aonuma's teasing earlier in development that the pretty-faced main character wasn't necessarily Link, leading to wild speculation, including theories that the character was actually female. The statement was later retracted and the character confirmed to indeed be Link, but some fans now prefer to think of Link as a trans man or otherwise not cisgendered.cisgender. Alternatively, Link's apparent comfort in wearing traditional Gerudo "vai" garb has other fans reading the character as being more feminine. [[/note]]



* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': Asric and Jadaar, Koltira and Thassarian, and Quae and Kinelory are the most obvious ones that come to mind. There's also the large amounts of gay fanart of [=WoW=] Tauren, Orcs, Dwarves, Pandaren, and even the occasional Draenei. From all the fanart alone, one would believe that [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex everybody has lots of]] [[EveryoneIsGay man orgies]].

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Asric and Jadaar, Koltira and Thassarian, and Quae and Kinelory are the most obvious ones that come to mind. There's also the large amounts of gay fanart of [=WoW=] Tauren, Orcs, Dwarves, Pandaren, and even the occasional Draenei. From all the fanart alone, one would believe that [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex everybody has lots of]] [[EveryoneIsGay man orgies]].



** The series has plenty of bara style art, of both human characters and Pokémon. Machop's evolutionary line is by far the most popular choice. Popular human characters include Lt. Surge, Bruno, Giovanni, Koga, Chuck, Brawly, Archie, Tabitha, Byron, Drayden, Marshal, and Alder.

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** The series has plenty of bara style art, of both human characters and Pokémon. Machop's evolutionary line is by far the most popular choice.choice while Zangoose also has a large following. Popular human characters include Lt. Surge, Bruno, Giovanni, Koga, Chuck, Brawly, Archie, Tabitha, Byron, Drayden, Marshal, Alder, and Alder.Red as an adult.



** Erika's female-only gym and rainbow gym badge make it easy to view her as lesbian, leading to her being one of the oldest examples of this in the fandom.
** Lillie and Shauna have LesYay with the female protagonists that isn't much different from how they treat the male protagonists, leading many to view them as bisexual. This led to them having a lot of queer women fans.
** A few characters, such as Cheren from the Unova games, Ilia from the Alola games, and Blanche from ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' have followings amongst transgender fans who headcanon them as trans.



* TheSims - in addition to being an early pioneer in allowing for gay romances, got favorable press for adding gender variant options in a patch for TheSims4

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* TheSims - in ''VideoGame/TheSims'': In addition to being an early pioneer in allowing for gay romances, got favorable press for adding gender variant options in a patch for TheSims4''VideoGame/TheSims4''.






** On specific characters, Blake, Yang, and Scarlet have strong lgbt followings. The former two come from the assumption that they might become an OfficialCouple (though Yang being bisexual is a popular {{fanon}} even disregarding any ships) and the latter is frequently headcanoned as transgender.

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** On specific characters, Blake, Yang, and Scarlet have strong lgbt LGBT followings. The former two come from the assumption that they might become an OfficialCouple (though Yang being bisexual is a popular {{fanon}} even disregarding any ships) and the latter is frequently headcanoned as transgender. Weiss also has a following, though not to the degree of Yang and Blake.



** The ''Equestria Girls'' spinoff movies are also noted for the absolutely ''huge'' amount of LesYay between Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle (both the human and pony versions). In the first movie, Sunset's obsession and jealousy over pony-Twilight comes across as borderline {{Yandere}}, while by Camp Everfree Sunset and human-Twilight have a much stronger emotional bond and much, much greater concern for each others' wellbeing than they have for either of their alleged male romantic interests.

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** The ''Equestria Girls'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' spinoff movies are also noted for the absolutely ''huge'' amount of LesYay between Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle (both the human and pony versions). In the first movie, Sunset's obsession and jealousy over pony-Twilight comes across as borderline {{Yandere}}, while by Camp Everfree Sunset and human-Twilight have a much stronger emotional bond and much, much greater concern for each others' wellbeing than they have for either of their alleged male romantic interests.



* Bluto from ''{{Popeye}}'' is ''adored'' by BaraGenre fans to the point where they consider him an icon for it.

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* Bluto from ''{{Popeye}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' is ''adored'' by BaraGenre fans to the point where they consider him an icon for it.



** The series has one with the [[HoYay Les Yay]] between the OneGenderRace Gems and canonical nonbinary characters (including Steven and Connie's fusion).

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** The series has one with the [[HoYay Les Yay]] romance between the OneGenderRace Gems and canonical nonbinary characters (including Steven and Connie's fusion).


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* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' always had this due to the large amount of female characters combined with the LesYay between them (especially Apple White towards Raven Queen). However, it really boomed after [[spoiler:Darling Charming gave Apple White CPR]]. It wasn't confirmed to be romantic, however fans noted it's similarities to True Love's Kiss and [[spoiler:pinned Darling as Apple's "prince charming".]]
1st Oct '17 5:24:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'': More manly anthropomorphic characters, in the form of three [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cowboys]].

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* ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'': ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa'': More manly anthropomorphic characters, in the form of three [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cowboys]].
28th Sep '17 11:03:37 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', for its many AmbiguouslyGay characters, Camp, and HoYay, has been the subject of much queer analysis and appreciation. The creators often tease it in some of the Fanservice material. Lelouch, regardless of how you read his sexual preferences, is a [[AgentPeacock fabulous, fierce badass]].

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', for its many AmbiguouslyGay characters, Camp, {{Camp}}, and HoYay, has been the subject of much queer analysis and appreciation. The creators often tease it in some of the Fanservice material. Lelouch, regardless of how you read his sexual preferences, is a [[AgentPeacock fabulous, fierce badass]].
19th Sep '17 10:13:55 AM stephrose
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' has a pretty large queer following, considering its only featured canon couple is a gay couple.

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' has a pretty large queer following, considering its only featured canon couple is a gay couple.couple,and the fact it never makes a big deal out of them being gay.
15th Sep '17 10:36:57 AM DrNoPuma
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* Many fans of ''VideoGame/TinkerQuarry'' have offered their own interpretations of each character's sexuality, and Connisaur, the developer, accepts them all. She says that she's happy with giving her characters different orientations because she feels they need more representation in media.
11th Sep '17 2:34:50 PM Steven
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*** Certain main characters in the story attracted a number of fands towards them; ''Heavensward'' introduces Haurchefant, who is a {{Bishōnen}} that treats the player character as their best friend and would [[spoiler: literally]] lay down their life for them. He's a tall Elezen with light blue hair and a good looking face. Aymeric is also an Elezen who is a LongHairPrettyBoy that, like Haurchefant, looks to the player character as a confidant and seems to have a better mood when the player shows up. It also helps that Aymeric has a very soft yet soothing voice. In ''Stormblood'', Lord Hien is introduced into the story as a Hyur Samurai with a rugged yet young looking face, scars, and possessing a nice voice. There's quite a bit of fanart of these characters in both clean and NSFW material. Fueling the fire, you sometimes have a choice on how to respond to these characters in cutscenes, which can either have you accept their feelings towards you (though it doesn't go beyond that) or decide you're good comrades with them instead.

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*** Certain main characters in the story attracted a number of fands towards them; ''Heavensward'' introduces Haurchefant, who is a {{Bishōnen}} that treats the player character as their best friend and would [[spoiler: literally]] lay down their life for them. He's a tall Elezen with light blue hair and a good looking face. Aymeric is also an Elezen who is a LongHairPrettyBoy LongHairedPrettyBoy that, like Haurchefant, looks to the player character as a confidant and seems to have a better mood when the player shows up. It also helps that Aymeric has a very soft yet soothing voice. In ''Stormblood'', Lord Hien is introduced into the story as a Hyur Samurai with a rugged yet young looking face, scars, and possessing a nice voice. There's quite a bit of fanart of these characters in both clean and NSFW material. Fueling the fire, you sometimes have a choice on how to respond to these characters in cutscenes, which can either have you accept their feelings towards you (though it doesn't go beyond that) or decide you're good comrades with them instead.
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