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25th Apr '16 6:24:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* Near the end of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' [[spoiler:Martha]] expresses concern that even a child noticed her feelings [[spoiler:for her best friend Karen]], though in reality Mary was just spreading second-hand rumors as MaliciousSlander. [[spoiler:Martha's aunt]] noticed her attraction to girls even before [[spoiler:Martha]] did, saying she was always "unaturally" overprotective of her friends as a child.

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* Near the end of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' [[spoiler:Martha]] expresses concern that even a child noticed her feelings [[spoiler:for her best friend Karen]], though in reality Mary was just spreading second-hand rumors as MaliciousSlander. [[spoiler:Martha's aunt]] noticed her attraction to girls even before [[spoiler:Martha]] did, saying she was always "unaturally" "unnaturally" overprotective of her friends as a child.
18th Apr '16 10:40:59 PM meanmetalmario
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* Xandir from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', until he comes out in the third episode. In an episode where he has to struggle with telling his parents that he's gay, Xandir asks Captain Hero and Toot to pretend to be his parents. Captain Hero doesn't mince words:
-->'''Captain Hero:''' Well, son, I think I can speak for the both of us when I say… ''[with Toot]'' Uh, '''duuuuh!'''

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* Xandir from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', until he comes out in the third episode. In an episode where he has to struggle with telling his parents that he's gay, Xandir asks Captain Hero and Toot to pretend to be his parents. Captain Hero doesn't mince words:
-->'''Captain Hero:''' Well, son, I think I can speak
When he "comes out" to them, their reaction is a syncronized "Uh, '''''DUUUHHHHH!!'''''" Xandir berates the two of them for not taking it seriously and tries again, which starts an episode-long, over-the-top, dramatic soap opera that ends up getting most of the both of us when I say… ''[with Toot]'' Uh, '''duuuuh!'''cast killed. When Xandir finally comes out to his parents for real, he is expecting another soap opera, but instead he just gets another "Uh, '''''DUUUHHHHH!!'''''".
18th Apr '16 7:37:24 PM jormis29
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* This is the entire premise behind Jonathan in ''Help Me Help You''.

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* This is the entire premise behind Jonathan in ''Help Me Help You''.''Series/HelpMeHelpYou''.



* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' had Father Jack[[note]]not to be confused with the ''FatherTed'' character of the same name[[/note]], who initially was portrayed as a slightly effeminate, fairly liberal, gay-friendly priest. Audience members could be forgiven for expecting him to be outed at some point in the series, but when David suggested Jack might be gay (as he had assumed), he denied it. Still, comments he made in one of his later appearances suggested that perhaps the closet had been transparent all along, and that he had since vacated it. He was caught renting gay porn.

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* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' had Father Jack[[note]]not to be confused with the ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' character of the same name[[/note]], who initially was portrayed as a slightly effeminate, fairly liberal, gay-friendly priest. Audience members could be forgiven for expecting him to be outed at some point in the series, but when David suggested Jack might be gay (as he had assumed), he denied it. Still, comments he made in one of his later appearances suggested that perhaps the closet had been transparent all along, and that he had since vacated it. He was caught renting gay porn.
10th Apr '16 4:11:19 AM Anddrix
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* On ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'', Alec's crush on Jace was common knowledge to pretty much everyone, even before Alec was ready to admit it to himself.
6th Apr '16 11:04:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* Marika from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' is a trans variant. Growing up she was very feminine which caused her to be bullied by boys.



* Megan in ''Film/ButImACheerleader!'' fits this trope perfectly. She never suspected she was gay and strenuously argues the point when confronted about it, saying that she has a boyfriend she's been going out with for two years. When asked if they've had sex, she says she's a Christian. Another character responds, "It's really easy to be a prude when you're not attracted to him, isn't it?"
** {{Inverted|Trope}} in the very same film by having one of the lesbians (the [[ButchLesbian butchest]] one, at that) come out as straight.

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* Megan in ''Film/ButImACheerleader!'' fits this trope perfectly. She never suspected she was gay and strenuously argues the point when confronted about it, saying that she has a boyfriend she's been going out with for two years. When asked if they've had sex, she says she's a Christian. Another character responds, "It's really easy to be a prude when you're not attracted to him, isn't it?"
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it?" {{Inverted|Trope}} in the very same film by having one of the lesbians (the [[ButchLesbian butchest]] one, at that) come out as straight.


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* Near the end of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' [[spoiler:Martha]] expresses concern that even a child noticed her feelings [[spoiler:for her best friend Karen]], though in reality Mary was just spreading second-hand rumors as MaliciousSlander. [[spoiler:Martha's aunt]] noticed her attraction to girls even before [[spoiler:Martha]] did, saying she was always "unaturally" overprotective of her friends as a child.
8th Mar '16 11:04:27 PM AznPinoy
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** When Mac finally [[spoiler:comes out of the closet, the gang's response: "No shit."]]
23rd Feb '16 6:17:26 AM yisfidri
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* In ''Film/{{Blackbird}}'', Randy's best friends Efrem and Crystal can see perfectly well that he is gay, but he is in denial as he believes it to be a sin.
15th Feb '16 8:00:51 AM Eievie
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->'''Kurt:''' Dad...I have something I want to say. I'm glad that you are proud of me...but I don't want to lie any more. Being part of the Glee club and football has really shown me that I can be anything. And...what I am...is...I'm gay.\\

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->'''Kurt:''' Dad...Dad… I have something I want to say. I'm glad that you are proud of me...me… but I don't want to lie any more. Being part of the Glee club and football has really shown me that I can be anything. And...And… what I am...is...am… is… I'm gay.\\



** Also, his last name was Milk. Like...[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk Harvey Milk]], the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

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** Also, his last name was Milk. Like...Like… [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk Harvey Milk]], the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.



'''L:''' Oh, my apologies, I forgot that you're the sexual scourge of womankind. You obviously only have sex with me because you roll over in your sleep and misjudge the distance. Maybe you're sleepwalking...or maybe the term "sleepfucking" would be more appropriate. Maybe you're completely unaware of what you're doing.\\

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'''L:''' Oh, my apologies, I forgot that you're the sexual scourge of womankind. You obviously only have sex with me because you roll over in your sleep and misjudge the distance. Maybe you're sleepwalking...sleepwalking… or maybe the term "sleepfucking" would be more appropriate. Maybe you're completely unaware of what you're doing.\\



* [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] again in ''FanFic/MyStupidReality'': "The day a man like that retires is the day I come out of the closet...[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial wait, it's not that I'm in the closet, I just meant...it's impossible ok! Never gonna happen]]."

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* [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] again in ''FanFic/MyStupidReality'': "The day a man like that retires is the day I come out of the closet...closet… [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial wait, it's not that I'm in the closet, I just meant...meant… it's impossible ok! Never gonna happen]]."



'''Bakura:''' ...Kinda.

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'''Bakura:''' ...Kinda.'''Bakura:''' …kinda.



-->'''Light:''' Raye Penber, I couldn't help but notice... ''[sniff]'' your hair smells like strawberries.

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-->'''Light:''' Raye Penber, I couldn't help but notice... notice… ''[sniff]'' your hair smells like strawberries.



-->'''Light:''' ''[looking at porn]'' Oh, that girl's got a pretty...face...OH, check out that hot guy in the backgroun--uh, I mean, check out those classifed files in the background...\\

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-->'''Light:''' ''[looking at porn]'' Oh, that girl's got a pretty...face...pretty… face… OH, check out that hot guy in the backgroun--uh, I mean, check out those classifed files in the background...\\background…\\



** Also Mello, who dresses in FABULOUS outfits and whose first thought upon seeing [[IgnoreTheFanservice Takada undress in front of him is to donate her clothes to charity]].

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** Also Mello, who dresses in FABULOUS '''fabulous''' outfits and whose first thought upon seeing [[IgnoreTheFanservice Takada undress in front of him is to donate her clothes to charity]].



* The officious and cruel prefect Denson in Lindsay Anderson's ''if....''. "All this homosexual flirtatiousness--so adolescent", while he looks longingly at blond junior boy Bobby Philips.

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* The officious and cruel prefect Denson in Lindsay Anderson's ''if....''.''if…''. "All this homosexual flirtatiousness--so adolescent", while he looks longingly at blond junior boy Bobby Philips.



* In Creator/MaryRenault's ''The Charioteer'', Andrew Raynes is gay and in love with his male best friend. This is obvious to the friend, who's also gay, and to an older guy, gay as well, who acts as a father figure to Andrew. Andrew, however, has no idea, though sometimes he wonders: "This doesn't seem very--very sensible. Other people aren't like this...It makes me feel, in a way, jealous, without knowing what of...Things happen that one can't completely...the feeling of being different..." [[spoiler: He does eventually realise, and writes in a letter, "Often before when I have been fond of people I have got somehow caught up in it all round; but I am such an average person, it must be quite common I thought."]] Given that Andrew is nineteen, that this is England in 1940, that his rigid religious beliefs declare homosexual sex wrong and that his only previous contact with homosexuality has been seeing a boy at his school who "used to bully the little boys, and terrify them into doing what he wanted" get expelled, it's not so surprising that he hasn't got things figured out.

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* In Creator/MaryRenault's ''The Charioteer'', Andrew Raynes is gay and in love with his male best friend. This is obvious to the friend, who's also gay, and to an older guy, gay as well, who acts as a father figure to Andrew. Andrew, however, has no idea, though sometimes he wonders: "This doesn't seem very--very sensible. Other people aren't like this...this… It makes me feel, in a way, jealous, without knowing what of...Things of… things happen that one can't completely...completely… the feeling of being different..." different…" [[spoiler: He does eventually realise, and writes in a letter, "Often before when I have been fond of people I have got somehow caught up in it all round; but I am such an average person, it must be quite common I thought."]] Given that Andrew is nineteen, that this is England in 1940, that his rigid religious beliefs declare homosexual sex wrong and that his only previous contact with homosexuality has been seeing a boy at his school who "used to bully the little boys, and terrify them into doing what he wanted" get expelled, it's not so surprising that he hasn't got things figured out.







** ...and Josh in ''Veronicas Closet''. (No pun intended. Honestly.)
** ...and Gil in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. There was one episode where he was talking about him ''and his wife'' wanting to lose weight in the New Year, so he'd baked "motivational" muscular gingerbread men. The problem was he couldn't stop eating them...

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** ...and ** …and Josh in ''Veronicas Closet''. (No pun intended. Honestly.)
** ...and ** …and Gil in ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. There was one episode where he was talking about him ''and his wife'' wanting to lose weight in the New Year, so he'd baked "motivational" muscular gingerbread men. The problem was he couldn't stop eating them...them…



** [[http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/1qu0ts/how-to-ruin-same-sex-marriages And then there's his method of ruining gay marriage...]]

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** [[http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/1qu0ts/how-to-ruin-same-sex-marriages And then there's his method of ruining gay marriage...]]marriage…]]



--->'''Tom:''' Joel, Crow and I...are robots. There, I said it.\\

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--->'''Tom:''' Joel, Crow and I...I… are robots. There, I said it.\\



* ''Series/GameOfThrones''[='=] Renly Baratheon's in a sexual relationship with his brother-in-law Loras Tyrell so obvious that one night [[TheBeard Renly's wife Margaery]] offers her brother's help to "''get you started, I know he wouldn't mind... or I can turn over and you can pretend I'm him''!" [[BlatantLies Renly claims ignorance of what she's talking about.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''[='=] Renly Baratheon's in a sexual relationship with his brother-in-law Loras Tyrell so obvious that one night [[TheBeard Renly's wife Margaery]] offers her brother's help to "''get you started, I know he wouldn't mind... mind… or I can turn over and you can pretend I'm him''!" [[BlatantLies Renly claims ignorance of what she's talking about.]]



-->'''Elder Price:''' ...Well, Elder [=McKinley=], I think it's okay that you're having gay ''thoughts'', [[ValuesDissonance so long as you don't act on them]].

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-->'''Elder Price:''' ...Well, Price:''' …well, Elder [=McKinley=], I think it's okay that you're having gay ''thoughts'', [[ValuesDissonance so long as you don't act on them]].



-->'''Elder [=McKinley=]:''' Then you've only got yourself to blame! You didn't pretend hard enough. Imagine that your brain is made of tiny boxes, then find the box that's gay and [[FreakOut CRUSH IT]]! ...Okaaaay~?

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-->'''Elder [=McKinley=]:''' Then you've only got yourself to blame! You didn't pretend hard enough. Imagine that your brain is made of tiny boxes, then find the box that's gay and [[FreakOut CRUSH IT]]! ...Okaaaay~?IT]]! …kaaaay?



** It should be noted that the "girl" she's attracted to is [[GenderBender psychologically male]], so the situation is... unique.

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** It should be noted that the "girl" she's attracted to is [[GenderBender psychologically male]], so the situation is... is… unique.



** Spinny herself is an...odd case. She showed absolutely zero signs of any sort of attraction to girls until "Bottom Lefty" ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the bottom left]] of her newly-grown hands) started getting grabby with Mecha Maid. Folks who knew her pointed this out, since Bottom Lefty ran almost purely on her subconscious and had to be "reigned in" sometimes, showing that the attraction was mutual. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday She wasn't having any of it]] for a while, until she decided to "give it a shot" under the caveat that if it didn't work, it wouldn't wreck their friendship and superhero partnership. [[spoiler:They're now a perfectly happy couple and totally open about their relationship, in-costume at least, though Spinny's still not totally sure if she pulled a BiTheWay on ''herself'', or if it's just that Mecha-Maid's special]].
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is a SexComedy with a lot of not very bright characters who are generally a bit confused about sex...

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** Spinny herself is an...an… odd case. She showed absolutely zero signs of any sort of attraction to girls until "Bottom Lefty" ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the bottom left]] of her newly-grown hands) started getting grabby with Mecha Maid. Folks who knew her pointed this out, since Bottom Lefty ran almost purely on her subconscious and had to be "reigned in" sometimes, showing that the attraction was mutual. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday She wasn't having any of it]] for a while, until she decided to "give it a shot" under the caveat that if it didn't work, it wouldn't wreck their friendship and superhero partnership. [[spoiler:They're now a perfectly happy couple and totally open about their relationship, in-costume at least, though Spinny's still not totally sure if she pulled a BiTheWay on ''herself'', or if it's just that Mecha-Maid's special]].
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is a SexComedy with a lot of not very bright characters who are generally a bit confused about sex...sex…



** For that matter, Vax responds well enough to Gilmore's attention that he's at least AmbiguouslyBi - but [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam]] hasn't said one way or the other.

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** For that matter, Vax responds well enough to Gilmore's attention that he's at least AmbiguouslyBi - -- but [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam]] hasn't said one way or the other.



-->'''Captain Hero:''' Well, son, I think I can speak for the both of us when I say... ''[with Toot]'' Uh, '''duuuuh!'''

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-->'''Captain Hero:''' Well, son, I think I can speak for the both of us when I say... say… ''[with Toot]'' Uh, '''duuuuh!'''
8th Feb '16 1:06:43 PM TheCuza
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* Mr. Shank from the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' DLC ''The Secret Armory of General Knoxx'' is very obviously gay and romantically involved with his [[TheDragon Dragon]], Chaz, despite his efforts to stay in the closet. For instance, he does commercials for a penis-enlarging drug called "Engorge!", claiming that it's a big hit with his girlfriend "Chazmina". You also fight him in [[PrisonRape the shower room of a prison]]. On the other hand, he ''was'' [[MsFanservice Moxxi]]'s second husband, so it's possible he's actually bisexual, unless he was trying to use Moxxi as TheBeard.
19th Jan '16 11:26:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yamashina from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' constantly says he's not gay while at the same time frequently saying how he prefers boys physiques over those of women.
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