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25th Feb '18 4:12:35 PM nombretomado
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** WordOfGod is that several seasons earlier, there were plans that either Willow or Xander would end up in a same-sex relationship in the future, but it hadn't been decided yet which of them would. (It ended up as Willow when SethGreen decided to leave the show, ending the Willow/Oz relationship earlier than expected.) The obvious bisexuality of their mirror-universe vampire counterparts was one of the little hints used to leave both possibilities open.

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** WordOfGod is that several seasons earlier, there were plans that either Willow or Xander would end up in a same-sex relationship in the future, but it hadn't been decided yet which of them would. (It ended up as Willow when SethGreen Creator/SethGreen decided to leave the show, ending the Willow/Oz relationship earlier than expected.) The obvious bisexuality of their mirror-universe vampire counterparts was one of the little hints used to leave both possibilities open.
4th Feb '18 6:20:56 PM psionycx
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* Original ''Comicbook/XMen'' member Iceman came out as gay in 2015 when his time-displaced younger self [[FutureMeScaresMe expressed unhappiness about how he had spent his whole adult life hiding it]]. While not all that much older in ComicBookTime, Iceman was introduced in real life 1963. Which makes him one of the longest-standing characters formerly depicted as straight to later be revealed as gay.

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* Original ''Comicbook/XMen'' member Iceman ComicBook/{{Iceman}} came out as gay in 2015 when his time-displaced younger self [[FutureMeScaresMe expressed unhappiness about how he had spent his whole adult life hiding it]]. While not all that much older in ComicBookTime, Iceman was introduced in real life 1963. Which makes him one of the longest-standing characters formerly depicted as straight to later be revealed as gay.
3rd Feb '18 11:04:20 AM nombretomado
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* Former MySpace girl and MTV star Tila Tequila has flip-flopped on her sexual orientation a few times. She initially described herself as heterosexual during her early MySpace days, and then included a surprise announcement during the first episode of her MTV dating show ''A Shot at Love'' that she was bisexual and the show would feature male and female contestants. After the show ended she stated MTV pressured her to select male contestants, and that, "I finally realized that I’m lesbian. Not bisexual. I love women." She dated women exclusively for several years, and was engaged to heiress Casey Johnson. By 2013 she was back to dating men and gave birth to her first child. Around that time she adopted her self-described "alt-right queen" persona and actively condemned the LGBT community.

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* Former MySpace Website/MySpace girl and MTV star Tila Tequila has flip-flopped on her sexual orientation a few times. She initially described herself as heterosexual during her early MySpace [=MySpace=] days, and then included a surprise announcement during the first episode of her MTV dating show ''A Shot at Love'' that she was bisexual and the show would feature male and female contestants. After the show ended she stated MTV pressured her to select male contestants, and that, "I finally realized that I’m lesbian. Not bisexual. I love women." She dated women exclusively for several years, and was engaged to heiress Casey Johnson. By 2013 she was back to dating men and gave birth to her first child. Around that time she adopted her self-described "alt-right queen" persona and actively condemned the LGBT community.
29th Jan '18 7:02:58 AM TheMountainKing
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* Defied by Creator/GregRucka, when people accused him for "Making [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Renée Montoya]] gay" in ComicBook/GothamCentral.

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* Defied by Creator/GregRucka, when people accused him for "Making [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Renée Montoya]] gay" in ComicBook/GothamCentral.''ComicBook/GothamCentral''.


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*** This was adressed in a later issue of ''Central'' where they were all retconned into being TheBeard.
31st Dec '17 10:06:44 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'''s Anders did not appear as anything but straight in his first appearance in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' DLC, ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]''. He flirted with all the female party members (including the PC), and even his character biography included a line about wanting to settle down with a girl. In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' it's revealed he is bisexual, but only to male players who have a chance of pursuing him. Female players do not have a hint of him being bisexual.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'''s Anders did not appear as anything but straight in his first appearance in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' DLC, ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]''. He flirted with all the female party members (including the PC), and even his character biography included a line about wanting to settle down with a girl. In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' it's revealed he is bisexual, but only to male players who have a chance of pursuing him. Female players do not have a hint of him being bisexual. The dialog of his recruitment quest is even altered to remove all mention that a male character was once his lover.
6th Dec '17 1:30:11 PM DracoKanji
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21644_6-outdated-myths-everyone-still-believes-about-homosexuality.html As stated here]], it's possible for a person's sexuality to change at different points in their lives. It can be sudden, too.
6th Dec '17 1:07:03 PM DracoKanji
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* This trope was parodied to hell and back in an episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', where ''every single character'' out of nowhere reveals that they've always been either gay or a lesbian. It was mainly sending up the moment from ''Ellen.''

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* This trope was parodied to hell and back in an episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', where ''every single character'' out of nowhere reveals that they've always been either gay or a lesbian. It was mainly sending up the moment from ''Ellen.'''' It was also the "Primetime TV Awards bait" parody episode.
27th Nov '17 11:59:14 AM StFan
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'''D.A. Arthur Branch:''' …no?

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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* 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.
* Marge in ''Fanfic/BartTheGeneral'' is implied to be a lesbian (or bisexual, at least), as Toadfish tells her "Don't worry Marge, we'll sort out the lesbian problem," and she is once shown having sex with another woman.
* [[Manga/DeathNote Sayu and Misa]] are in a lesbian relationship in ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami''. Considering that Misa is [[SingleTargetSexuality Light-sexual]] in canon, this comes off as fairly jarring.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' AU series "Fanfic/SithAcademy," Darth Maul is initially portrayed as a stereotypical straight guy who lusts after strippers and beautiful female video game characters. Until one story where he got wasted and slept with Obi-Wan Kenobi. It was supposed to be a one-time joke in the vein of ComedicSociopathy, but a lot of readers [[GuyOnGuyIsHot actually LIKED the pairing]] and so Maul and Kenobi thereafter became the series' OfficialCouple. Everyone else Maul lusts after continues to be female, however, making this a case of IfItsYouItsOkay.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* After thirty odd years, Mark Slackmeyer coming out in ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' seemed a bit forced.
* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' actually ''subverts'' this same could be said for Lawrence in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'', who enthusiastically hoots at curvy girls with his friend Michael in earlier strips. Though he could be interpreted as an ArmouredClosetGay coming to terms with himself, WordOfGod on the "Mosaic" story arc, where River briefly kisses another girl. It turns reason for his coming out was inconsistent and doesn't clarify the matter.
* Almost parodied when Steve Dallas came out at the end of ''[[ComicStrip/BloomCounty Outland]]'' and eloped with Mark Slackmeyer, after having spent some fifteen-odd years as a sleazy womanizer. However, Steve was retconned back to het when he reappeared in ''Opus'' nine years later.
* ''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 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 most 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.
* Marge in ''Fanfic/BartTheGeneral'' is implied to be a lesbian (or bisexual, at least), as Toadfish tells her "Don't worry Marge, we'll sort out the lesbian problem," and she is once shown having sex with another woman.
* [[Manga/DeathNote Sayu and Misa]] are in a lesbian relationship in ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami''. Considering that Misa is [[SingleTargetSexuality Light-sexual]] in canon,
them don't have one this comes off as fairly jarring.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' AU series "Fanfic/SithAcademy," Darth Maul is initially portrayed as a stereotypical straight guy who lusts after strippers and beautiful female video game characters. Until one story where he got wasted and slept with Obi-Wan Kenobi. It was supposed to be a one-time joke
will almost certainly never become relevant in the vein of ComedicSociopathy, but a lot of readers [[GuyOnGuyIsHot actually LIKED the pairing]] and so Maul and Kenobi thereafter became the series' OfficialCouple. Everyone else Maul lusts after continues to be female, however, making this a case of IfItsYouItsOkay.any way.



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* There's a joke about a supervisor gathering his four subordinates and telling them that his bosses want him to let one of them go. One of them, a black man, immediately threatens to sue for racism. Another, a woman, threatens to sue for sexism. The third, an elderly man, threatens to sue for age discrimination. Everyone then looks at the fourth employee, a young white guy. He looks sheepish and says, "Um...I think I might be gay."

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* There's 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.
* Marge in ''WebAnimation/BartTheGeneral'' is implied to be a lesbian (or bisexual, at least), as Toadfish tells her "Don't worry Marge, we'll sort out the lesbian problem," and she is once shown having sex with another woman.
* [[Manga/DeathNote Sayu and Misa]] are in a lesbian relationship in ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami''. Considering that Misa is [[SingleTargetSexuality Light-sexual]] in canon, this comes off as fairly jarring.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' AU series "Fanfic/SithAcademy," Darth Maul is initially portrayed as a stereotypical straight guy who lusts after strippers and beautiful female video game characters. Until one story where he got wasted and slept with Obi-Wan Kenobi. It was supposed to be a one-time
joke about in the vein of ComedicSociopathy, but a supervisor gathering his four subordinates lot of readers [[GuyOnGuyIsHot actually LIKED the pairing]] and telling them that his bosses want him to let one of them go. One of them, a black man, immediately threatens to sue for racism. Another, a woman, threatens to sue for sexism. The third, an elderly man, threatens to sue for age discrimination. so Maul and Kenobi thereafter became the series' OfficialCouple. Everyone then looks at the fourth employee, a young white guy. He looks sheepish and says, "Um...I think I might else Maul lusts after continues to be gay."female, however, making this a case of IfItsYouItsOkay.



[[folder:Jokes]]
* There's a joke about a supervisor gathering his four subordinates and telling them that his bosses want him to let one of them go. One of them, a black man, immediately threatens to sue for racism. Another, a woman, threatens to sue for sexism. The third, an elderly man, threatens to sue for age discrimination. Everyone then looks at the fourth employee, a young white guy. He looks sheepish and says, "Um...I think I might be gay."
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* After thirty odd years, Mark Slackmeyer coming out in ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' seemed a bit forced.
* The same could be said for Lawrence in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'', who enthusiastically hoots at curvy girls with his friend Michael in earlier strips. Though he could be interpreted as an ArmouredClosetGay coming to terms with himself, WordOfGod on the reason for his coming out was inconsistent and doesn't clarify the matter.
* Almost parodied when Steve Dallas came out at the end of ''[[ComicStrip/BloomCounty Outland]]'' and eloped with Mark Slackmeyer, after having spent some fifteen-odd years as a sleazy womanizer. However, Steve was retconned back to het when he reappeared in ''Opus'' nine years later.
* ''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.
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23rd Nov '17 3:11:13 PM Fireblood
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* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/chris-birch-welsh-man-gay-stroke-victim-_n_1437812.html Chris Birch]], a British man claims he "woke up gay" after suffering a stroke.
* Music/DavidBowie was notoriously inconsistent about his sexual orientation. In a 1972 interview with ''Melody Maker'' he came out as gay, then in a 1976 interview with ''Playboy'' he stated, "It's true — I am a bisexual", he backtracked on this in a 1983 interview with ''Rolling Stone'', claiming "I was always a closet heterosexual".

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* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/chris-birch-welsh-man-gay-stroke-victim-_n_1437812.html Chris Birch]], a British man man, claims he "woke up gay" after suffering a stroke.
* Music/DavidBowie was notoriously inconsistent about his sexual orientation. In a 1972 interview with ''Melody Maker'' he came out as gay, then in a 1976 interview with ''Playboy'' he stated, "It's true — I am a bisexual", he backtracked on this in a 1983 interview with ''Rolling Stone'', claiming "I was always a closet heterosexual". He was in long marriages and fathered children with women, though also reportedly had same-sex relationship, thus "Bisexual" seems the most probable.



* There's a joke that goes like this:
-->'''Boss:''' "Alright Everyone, due to budget cuts, we have to lay one of you off."
-->'''Asian employee:''' "If you lay me off, I'm gonna sue you for racism."
-->'''Senior employee:''' "If you lay me off, I'm gonna sue you for discrimination against age."
-->'''Female employee:''' "If you lay me off, I'm gonna sue you for sexism."
--> Everyone turns to the white, young, male, who starts sweating.
-->'''Young Male Employee:''' "Err... I've been feeling kinda gay lately?"
23rd Nov '17 2:04:28 PM Fireblood
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* There's a joke about a supervisor gathering his four subordinates and telling them that his bosses want him to let one of them go. One of them, a black man, immediately threatens to sue for racism. Another, a woman, threatens to sue for sexism. The third, an elderly man, threatens to sue for age discrimination. Everyone then looks at the fourth employee, a young white guy. He looks sheepishly and says, "Um...I think I might be gay."

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* There's a joke about a supervisor gathering his four subordinates and telling them that his bosses want him to let one of them go. One of them, a black man, immediately threatens to sue for racism. Another, a woman, threatens to sue for sexism. The third, an elderly man, threatens to sue for age discrimination. Everyone then looks at the fourth employee, a young white guy. He looks sheepishly sheepish and says, "Um...I think I might be gay."
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