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28th Nov '16 1:45:42 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Bandette}}'', the elderly Madame Francaster is BiTheWay. Even Monsieur, a sophisticated GentlemanThief, is a bit surprised that a woman of her generation would be bisexual and so happy to talk about her liaison with another woman.
17th Nov '16 12:09:06 AM lalaTKG
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* On ''Series/2BrokeGirls'' Caroline and Max go to the funeral of Caroline's old nanny and discover that the woman was a lesbian and had been in a committed relationship with another woman for many decades. Since the woman never liked her own family very much, she simply chose not to come out to them. Since her family was never interested in her life, they did not find out that she was openly gay until her lover showed up at the funeral.

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* On ''Series/2BrokeGirls'' ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'', Caroline and Max go to the funeral of Caroline's old nanny and discover that the woman was a lesbian and had been in a committed relationship with another woman for many decades. Since the woman never liked her own family very much, she simply chose not to come out to them. Since her family was never interested in her life, they did not find out that she was openly gay until her lover showed up at the funeral.
13th Nov '16 10:15:29 AM Eievie
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See also NoBisexuals. Combine the two, and can anyone name a single bisexual over 50 in fiction? (Besides [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Captain Jack Harkness]], who is well over 2000 and is an ExtremeOmnisexual played by a forty-year-old.) Someone who intends to enforce that no one must be gay (or that [[GetBackInTheCloset gay people must be invisible]]) is a HeteronormativeCrusader. When gay people ''are'' well understood to exist but are routinely swept away from mention in mixed company, it is GetBackInTheCloset.

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See also NoBisexuals. Combine the two, and can anyone name a single bisexual over 50 in fiction? (Besides [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Captain Jack Harkness]], The one general except to this rule is ImmortalityBisexuality: Bisexual immortal characters who is well over 2000 and is an ExtremeOmnisexual are extremely old -- though played by a forty-year-old.) Someone who intends to enforce that no one must be gay (or that [[GetBackInTheCloset gay people must be invisible]]) is a HeteronormativeCrusader. When gay people ''are'' well understood to exist but are routinely swept away from mention in mixed company, it is GetBackInTheCloset.
young actors, and thus still largely fulfilling this trope. Also see LesbianVampire.



If gay immortals are considered exceptions, then LesbianVampire may count as a subtrope (by subversion).



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* Sourmelina, the main character's grandmother's cousin, in ''Literature/{{Middlesex}}''. In fact, she didn't technically come out until ''after'' she was already over 50.

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* Sourmelina, the main character's grandmother's cousin, in ''Literature/{{Middlesex}}''. In fact, she didn't technically come out until ''after'' she was already over 50. (Though it was an OpenSecret.)
*''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'': Lesbian relationships are very traditional among Highborn women. Adiraina is over 120 (Highborn are long-lived, but that's still old), lesbian or bi, and still in love with the late Kinzi. They were SchoolgirlLesbians back in the day, and by the time Kinzi died, the were Little Old Lady Lesbians.



* Though this gets PlayedStraight for the most part in the first six ''Literature/TalesOfTheCity'' novels, which are set in the 1970s and 1980s, the three post-hiatus novels from the 2000s and 2010s follow the same cast and, therefore, this trope naturally gets averted. Most notably there's Michael - who's in his early twenties in the first book and in his late fifties by the end of the series.

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* Though this gets PlayedStraight for the most part in the first six ''Literature/TalesOfTheCity'' novels, which are set in the 1970s and 1980s, the three post-hiatus novels from the 2000s and 2010s follow the same cast and, therefore, this trope naturally gets averted. Most notably there's Michael - -- who's in his early twenties in the first book and in his late fifties by the end of the series.



** In the episode "Gridlock", there is an elderly lesbian married couple. They are conspicuously treated as nothing to bat an eyelid about - except by the "old-fashioned" [[HalfHumanHybrid cat-man]] Thomas Kincaid Brannigan, who insists on referring to them as sisters. His embarrassment and prudishness is [[HypocriticalHumor played for ironic laughs]] - Brannigan himself is a giant anthropomorphic cat, married to a human woman. With a brood of [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] children 'played' by kittens. Talking kittens. Not to mention that they all live about 5 billion years in the future.

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** In the episode "Gridlock", there is an elderly lesbian married couple. They are conspicuously treated as nothing to bat an eyelid about - -- except by the "old-fashioned" [[HalfHumanHybrid cat-man]] Thomas Kincaid Brannigan, who insists on referring to them as sisters. His embarrassment and prudishness is [[HypocriticalHumor played for ironic laughs]] - Brannigan himself is a giant anthropomorphic cat, married to a human woman. With a brood of [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] children 'played' by kittens. Talking kittens. Not to mention that they all live about 5 billion years in the future.



** There's also the above mentioned [[ExtremeOmnisexual Captain Jack Harkness]], the first male companion to kiss the Doctor. Creator/JohnBarrowman may be in his forties, but the [[CompleteImmortality character]] was 170 by the time he got [[Series/{{Torchwood}} his own TV series]] and is currently over 2000 years old.
21st Oct '16 3:52:49 PM Materioptikon
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* ''FanFic/TouhouIbunshu'''s versions of Kaguya and Eirin have been partners before they even left the Moon (and in fact Lunarian intolerance factored into their decision to leave). At the time the fic starts focusing on them, they've been partners for well over a millennium.

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* Averted by ''FanFic/TouhouIbunshu'''s versions of Kaguya and Eirin Eirin, who have been partners before they even left the Moon (and in fact Lunarian intolerance factored into their decision to leave). At the time the fic starts focusing on them, they've been partners for well over a millennium.
21st Oct '16 3:50:57 PM Materioptikon
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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' story "The Woman Who Sold the World", it's all but outright stated that the two elderly women the plot focuses on are partners. The collected edition confirms it and notes that the story was written before Gridlock gave us the Cassinis.

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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' story "The Woman Who Sold the World", it's all but outright stated that the two elderly women the plot focuses on are partners. The collected edition confirms it and notes that the story was written before Gridlock ''Gridlock'' gave us the Cassinis.


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* ''FanFic/TouhouIbunshu'''s versions of Kaguya and Eirin have been partners before they even left the Moon (and in fact Lunarian intolerance factored into their decision to leave). At the time the fic starts focusing on them, they've been partners for well over a millennium.
19th Sep '16 8:25:49 AM tv1995
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* Rick Sanchez from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is 80+ and pansexual, according to WordOfGod. So far, it's only come up in one episode ("Auto Erotic Assimilation"), though.

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* Rick Sanchez from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is 80+ and pansexual, according to WordOfGod. So far, it's only come up in one episode ("Auto Erotic Assimilation"), though. Not simply WordOfGod because the creator has confirmed it.
16th Aug '16 11:09:20 PM intastiel
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-> ''"I became the most powerful and feared supervillain on the planet. After that, "the gay thing" really didn't seem to matter so much."''

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16th Aug '16 11:08:52 PM intastiel
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* The Annihilator, preeminent supervillain of ''Webcomic/TheYoungProtectors'', averts the trope in his first appearance: 58 and quite casual about visiting [[WhereEveryoneKnowsYourFlame gay bars]] from time to time.

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* The Annihilator, preeminent supervillain of ''Webcomic/TheYoungProtectors'', averts the trope in his first appearance: 58 58, flirtatious, and quite casual about visiting [[WhereEveryoneKnowsYourFlame [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame gay bars]] from time to time.
16th Aug '16 11:07:39 PM intastiel
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* The Annihilator, preeminent supervillain of ''Webcomic/TheYoungProtectors'', averts the trope in his first appearance: 58 and quite casual about visiting [[WhereEveryoneKnowsYourFlame gay bars]] from time to time.
-> ''"I became the most powerful and feared supervillain on the planet. After that, "the gay thing" really didn't seem to matter so much."''
27th Jul '16 9:15:20 PM Nerrin
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the Realm doesn't care about sexuality as long as you do your family duties and get an heir, so there are definitely a fair number of gay and bisexual nobles and other powerful people well past their 50s - especially since many of those powerful nobles are likely Exalted themselves, with lifespans measuring in centuries (or longer). A lot are still fairly young-looking, though, as Exaltation usually happens when one is in the prime of life, and keeps them from visibly aging until near the end.
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