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25th May '16 6:09:07 PM wuggles
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* Depending on how you see it, Fiona on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', who just came out, may be this. On one hand, she was never shown to have interest in girls and had a boyfriend; on the other hand there was some LesYay between her and Holly J and she was seen to have flawed relationships with men.

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* Depending on how you see it, Fiona on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', who just came out, may be this. On one hand, she was never shown to have interest in girls and had a boyfriend; on the other hand there was some LesYay between her and Holly J and she was seen to have flawed relationships with men.
25th May '16 8:04:36 AM Eievie
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->'''A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn:''' "Is this [being fired] because I'm a lesbian?"
->'''D.A. Arthur Branch:''' "... no?"

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->'''A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn:''' "Is Is this [being fired] because I'm a lesbian?"
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'''D.
A. Arthur Branch:''' "... no?"…no?



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* The Creator/VertigoComics miniseries ''Comicbook/{{Enigma}}'' actually makes the sudden sexuality switch of its protagonist, Michael, a part of the plot - it is revealed that [[spoiler:his lover, a sociopath, used psychic powers to alter his sexuality. In the end his lover feels regret and offers to turn him back, but Michael decides that he's happier as he is.]]

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* The Creator/VertigoComics miniseries ''Comicbook/{{Enigma}}'' actually makes the sudden sexuality switch of its protagonist, Michael, a part of the plot - it plot--it is revealed that [[spoiler:his lover, a sociopath, used psychic powers to alter his sexuality. In the end his lover feels regret and offers to turn him back, but Michael decides that he's happier as he is.]]



* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' actually ''subverts'' this in the "Mosaic" story arc, where River briefly kisses another girl. It turns out that River was in fact quite het, and instead was simply drunk and having a slight mental episode, and the entire incident was foreshadowing [[spoiler: the introduction of John Garis/Echo, an agent of the Academy who she was lured into a relationship with in order to keep her mentally stable and to not commit suicide.]] ....ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' actually ''subverts'' this in the "Mosaic" story arc, where River briefly kisses another girl. It turns out that River was in fact quite het, and instead was simply drunk and having a slight mental episode, and the entire incident was foreshadowing [[spoiler: the introduction of John Garis/Echo, an agent of the Academy who she was lured into a relationship with in order to keep her mentally stable and to not commit suicide.]] ....ItMakesSenseInContext.]] …ItMakesSenseInContext.






* In her book ''Commencement,'' J. Courtney Sullivan avoids the more obvious choice of using StrawFeminist April for this, making her (reluctantly) heterosexual - and gives the coming-out story to the least likely member of her FourGirlEnsemble: [[spoiler:Bree, the SouthernBelle who arrives at Smith with plans to marry her high school boyfriend - before she meets [[ClosetKey Lara]].]] Subverted to some degree in that she has difficulty identifying as lesbian/bi and sees Lara as a case of IfItsYouItsOkay.

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* In her book ''Commencement,'' J. Courtney Sullivan avoids the more obvious choice of using StrawFeminist April for this, making her (reluctantly) heterosexual - and heterosexual--and gives the coming-out story to the least likely member of her FourGirlEnsemble: [[spoiler:Bree, the SouthernBelle who arrives at Smith with plans to marry her high school boyfriend - before boyfriend--before she meets [[ClosetKey Lara]].]] Subverted to some degree in that she has difficulty identifying as lesbian/bi and sees Lara as a case of IfItsYouItsOkay.
20th May '16 9:16:01 PM jormis29
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%%* [[spoiler: Haddie Braverman]] on ''{{Parenthood}}''.
* Hunter from the US version of ''Series/QueerAsFolk''. Since he entered the show as a prostitute and then showed a particular interest in Brian when they first met, everyone assumes that he's gay. Until he falls in love with a girl and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny comes out as straight]] to his foster parents.
* Bev from ''{{Roseanne}}'' is revealed as a lesbian near the end of the series, in order to provide irony with her being a conservative prude. Prior to her coming out episode, she had a husband and a boyfriend, the latter of whom she seemed very interested in.

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%%* [[spoiler: Haddie Braverman]] on ''{{Parenthood}}''.
''Series/{{Parenthood}}''.
* Hunter from the US version of ''Series/QueerAsFolk''. Since he entered the show as a prostitute and then showed a particular interest in Brian when they first met, everyone assumes that he's gay. Until he falls in love with a girl and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[ComingStraightStory comes out as straight]] to his foster parents.
* Bev from ''{{Roseanne}}'' ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' is revealed as a lesbian near the end of the series, in order to provide irony with her being a conservative prude. Prior to her coming out episode, she had a husband and a boyfriend, the latter of whom she seemed very interested in.
20th May '16 2:13:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Hunter from the US version of ''QueerAsFolk''. Since he entered the show as a prostitute and then showed a particular interest in Brian when they first met, everyone assumes that he's gay. Until he falls in love with a girl and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny comes out as straight]] to his foster parents.

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* Hunter from the US version of ''QueerAsFolk''.''Series/QueerAsFolk''. Since he entered the show as a prostitute and then showed a particular interest in Brian when they first met, everyone assumes that he's gay. Until he falls in love with a girl and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny comes out as straight]] to his foster parents.
19th May '16 10:21:30 AM murlough23
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** This is done even more jarringly with Ruby and Dorothy in a season 5 episode. Ruby even mentions to Dorothy in that episode that she had an ex-boyfriend who she killed. By the end of the episode, she's using "true love's kiss" to wake Dorothy from a sleeping curse. At this point, the audience hasn't seen much of Ruby for several seasons, we've only just met Dorothy, and neither character is seen again that season, which gives the sudden reveal a bit of a "check off the 'token gay character' box and move on" sort of feeling. Appropriately enough, Mulan is there to give advice to Ruby as she comes to terms with her feelings. The same-sex nature of the relationship is not treated as anything unusual within the context of the story.
11th May '16 6:38:07 AM pinkdalek
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', companion Captain Mike Yates flirted first with Jo Grant and later with the Brigadier, although BBC rules at the time prevented any explicit mention of same-sex attraction, and his lines to the Brig could be interpreted as platonic. The DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse finally confirmed him to be bisexual, decades later.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', companion Captain Mike Yates flirted first started out flirting with Jo Grant and calling a pretty female Chinese soldier a 'dolly', and later ended up flirting with the Brigadier, Brigadier and implicitly seducing Global Chemicals' tea boy - although BBC rules at the time prevented any explicit mention of same-sex attraction, and his lines so it was kept to the Brig could be interpreted as platonic.innuendo. The DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse finally confirmed him to be bisexual, decades later.
8th May '16 9:42:03 PM PaulA
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* According to an interview with AnneMcCaffrey, this can be executed by making use of a tent peg. Yes, ''that'' use of a tent peg.
** [=McCaffrey=] also has a gay character suddenly turn [[NoBisexuals totally straight]] in the last book of the [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]], just so that a single woman could get a LastMinuteHookup without introducing [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters yet another]] character.

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* According to an interview with AnneMcCaffrey, this can be executed by making use of a tent peg. Yes, ''that'' use of a tent peg.
** [=McCaffrey=] also
Creator/AnneMcCaffrey has a gay character suddenly turn [[NoBisexuals totally straight]] in the last book of the [[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Talents series]], ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series, just so that a single woman could get a LastMinuteHookup without introducing [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters yet another]] character.


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* According to an interview with Creator/AnneMcCaffrey, this can be executed by making use of a tent peg. Yes, ''that'' use of a tent peg.
8th May '16 11:36:56 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Interestingly enough, Shepard his/herself can be played this way. It's more prominent with a male Shepard, as male/male relationships are only available in the third game.

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** Interestingly enough, Shepard his/herself can be played this way. It's more prominent with a male Shepard, as male/male relationships are only available in the third game.game (whether this is true for female/female depends on how you count [[DiscountLesbians single-gender aliens]]).
8th May '16 11:32:19 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-02-07 Asok]], [[TakeThat as a protest]] against India criminalizing homosexuality.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-02-07 Asok]], [[TakeThat as a protest]] against India criminalizing homosexuality. As the series never focuses on the characters' love lives other than to point out that most of them don't have one this will almost certainly never become relevant in any way.
8th Mar '16 9:05:27 AM RossN
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* Lucy Lane, sister of ComicBook/LoisLane was depicted as strictly heterosexual for six decades; in fact she's probably best known as Jimmy Olsen's fickle love interest during the Silver Age and Bronze Age and had later been married to Ron Troupe. As late as 2012 she was going on dates with Clark Kent. Without buildup she was revealed to be a lesbian in the 2014 one-shot ''Lois Lane #1''. Technically the revelation was more of a TransparentCloset moment than coming out of the closet as such, but prior complete ContinuityReboot with the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, rendering most of Lucy's heterosexual encounters CanonDiscontinuity.

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* Lucy Lane, sister of ComicBook/LoisLane was depicted as strictly heterosexual for six decades; in fact she's probably best known as Jimmy Olsen's fickle love interest during the Silver Age and Bronze Age and had later been married to Ron Troupe. As late as 2012 she was going on dates with Clark Kent. Without buildup she was revealed to be a lesbian in the 2014 one-shot ''Lois Lane #1''. Technically the revelation was more of a TransparentCloset moment than coming out of the closet as such, but prior the issue leaves little doubt as to her orientation. Admittedly the complete ContinuityReboot with the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, rendering rendered most of Lucy's heterosexual encounters CanonDiscontinuity. CanonDiscontinuity but even then initially in the New 52 verse she was depicted as as straight (those aforementioned dates with Clark.)
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