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11th Feb '17 10:39:49 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': During a youtube charity livestream event hosted by creator Alex Hirsch and Dana Terrace, Hirsch confirms during the livestream that police officers Deputy Durland and Sheriff Blubs are in a gay relationship. This came as no surprise as the last episode of the series pretty much confirmed that they were in a relationship on screen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': During a youtube charity livestream event hosted by creator Alex Hirsch and Dana Terrace, Hirsch confirms during the livestream that police officers Deputy Durland and Sheriff Blubs are in a gay relationship. This came as no surprise as the last episode of the series pretty much confirmed that strongly hinted they were in a relationship on screen.one anyway.
10th Feb '17 11:07:28 AM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} featured Robot Santa's elves, who are actually Neptunians who were horribly mistreated by Robot Santa. The elves as featured in the episode "A Tale Of Two Santas" were seen holding hands with other elves of the same gender all the time and it was seen by viewers as weird. Commentary on the episode from the DVD editions of the show stated that the elves were holding hands with other members of the same gender all the time because they were all gay.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' featured Robot Santa's elves, who are actually Neptunians who were horribly mistreated by Robot Santa. The elves as featured in the episode "A Tale Of Two Santas" were seen holding hands with other elves of the same gender all the time and it was seen by viewers as weird. Commentary on the episode from the DVD editions of the show stated that the elves were holding hands with other members of the same gender all the time because they were all gay.


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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': During a youtube charity livestream event hosted by creator Alex Hirsch and Dana Terrace, Hirsch confirms during the livestream that police officers Deputy Durland and Sheriff Blubs are in a gay relationship. This came as no surprise as the last episode of the series pretty much confirmed that they were in a relationship on screen.
9th Feb '17 10:17:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* According to Vicky, Ravenpaw and Barley from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are a committed couple.

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':
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According to Vicky, Ravenpaw and Barley from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are a committed couple.couple.
** According to Vicky, Mousefur is {{asexual|ity}}.
** According to both Vicky and Kate, Firestar's father Jake and Talltail were in love. According to the publisher though they are [[HideYourLesbians Good Friends]].
9th Feb '17 9:51:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'''s creator, Creator/NaokoTakeuchi confirmed that Haruka and Michiru are indeed lovers, though the series did show subtext in this regard with lines directly implying that the two of them do indeed do 'the deed'.
** Megumi Ogata (Sailor Uranus' seiyuu) has admitted in interviews that she and Masako Katsuki (Sailor Neptune) were told by Takeuchi-san to play the characters "like a married couple".
9th Feb '17 5:30:21 PM MyFinalEdits
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* This ''was'' the case for a while with ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'': Justin [=McElroy=] originally said that his character, Taako, was gay, but that he didn't feel comfortable making it explicitly canon, as the characters are often farcical and he didn't want to accidentally make Taako into an offensive stereotype. However, this began to change with episode 50, which saw Taako going on a date with [[spoiler: Kravitz, a (male) GrimReaper with whom he'd had light ShipTease in an earlier arc]], and his sexuality has continued to receive quiet nods within canon since then.

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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'':
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This ''was'' the case for a while with ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'': when Justin [=McElroy=] originally said that his character, Taako, was gay, but that he didn't feel comfortable making it explicitly canon, as the characters are often farcical and he didn't want to accidentally make Taako into an offensive stereotype. However, this began to change with episode 50, which saw Taako going on a date with [[spoiler: Kravitz, a (male) GrimReaper with whom he'd had light ShipTease in an earlier arc]], and his sexuality has continued to receive quiet nods within canon since then.
8th Feb '17 9:56:03 PM AuroraLynches
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* ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'': Justin [=McElroy=] has said his character, Taako, is gay; however, he has also said he doesn't feel comfortable making it explicitly canon, as the characters are often farcical and he doesn't want to accidentally make Taako into an offensive stereotype.

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* This ''was'' the case for a while with ''Podcast/TheAdventureZone'': Justin [=McElroy=] has originally said that his character, Taako, is gay; however, was gay, but that he has also said he doesn't didn't feel comfortable making it explicitly canon, as the characters are often farcical and he doesn't didn't want to accidentally make Taako into an offensive stereotype. However, this began to change with episode 50, which saw Taako going on a date with [[spoiler: Kravitz, a (male) GrimReaper with whom he'd had light ShipTease in an earlier arc]], and his sexuality has continued to receive quiet nods within canon since then.
** Sloane and Hurley, two major characters from the "Petals to the Metal" arc, were confirmed to be a romantic couple despite it not being explicit within canon. The podcast has since moved away from this method of writing LGBT characters and has begun including more unambiguously canon representation.
19th Jan '17 4:28:29 PM Dimensio
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Jared Bush, co-producer of the film, [[https://twitter.com/thejaredbush/status/803836679425556480 confirmed via Twitter]] that Pronk Oryx-Antlerson (whom he voiced) is in fact married to Bucky Oryx-Antlerson.
18th Jan '17 8:34:50 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' had Craig Tucker confirmed to be dating Tweek after the episode " Tweek X Craig''. However, The video game, Stick of Truth had Craig dating a girl so it's unknown whether he is closeted or a bisexual.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' had Craig Tucker ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Rick Sanchez has been confirmed to be dating Tweek after pansexual by creator Justin Roiland. However its downplayed in Rick's case as his pansexuality was revealed on screen in the episode " Tweek X Craig''. However, The video game, Stick of Truth had Craig dating a girl so it's unknown whether he is closeted or a bisexual."Auto Erotic Assimilation".
18th Jan '17 7:51:34 AM Chris116
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' cast the openly gay Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, and when asked about it in an interview the director subtly confirmed that the character was also a lesbian and implied that they may have had studio issues with portraying it more openly.

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' cast the openly gay Kate McKinnon Creator/KateMcKinnon as Dr. Jillian Holtzmann, and when asked about it in an interview the director subtly confirmed that the character was also a lesbian and implied that they may have had studio issues with portraying it more openly.openly. It's pretty obvious in the film itself, though, as she's introduced hitting on Dr. Erin Gilbert and spends the majority of her interactions flirting with her (and to a lesser extent the other Ghostbusters). A deleted scene has Holtzmann proudly declare that she and Erin are dating, and when Erin denies it, she's visibly disappointed.
9th Jan '17 6:06:39 AM Solle
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This may be because of {{Media Watchdog}}s or fear of backlash. It can also be due to [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail Conservation Of Detail]]. On the other hand, most readers will assume a character is heterosexual when their orientation isn't developed in text. Thus, this may be a publicity appeal to a gay audience while not upsetting that part of the audience who feels uneasy about this. Or it could just be one big publicity stunt.

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This may be because of {{Media Watchdog}}s Watchdog}}s, local laws preventing stories with gay characters from being sold, or fear of backlash. It can also be due to [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail Conservation Of Detail]]. On the other hand, most readers will assume a character is heterosexual when their orientation isn't developed in text. Thus, this may be a publicity appeal to a gay audience while not upsetting that part of the audience who feels uneasy about this. Or it could just be one big publicity stunt.



* Dumbledore from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Rowling revealed he was gay after the end of the series [[note]] [[spoiler: by which he had died already]] [[/note]], and as a result of a fan asking her if he'd ever found love himself. He kept out of romantic relationships and such because he once fell for a man and [[spoiler: neglected his family, resulting in horrible consequences and the death of his sister.]] Essentially, Dumbledore is gay, but a CelibateHero. This is also why Dumbledore isn't a case of [[spoiler: BuryYourGays: he died not as a direct result of being gay, but to help his proteges.]] A more private outing occurred before this - during a scriptwriting meeting for one of the Film/HarryPotter films, she handed back a script page in which Dumbledore spoke about a girl he "knew" once with a note saying "He's gay!" [[http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/arts/29conn.html?_r=1 Several]] [[http://www.scriptoriumdaily.com/2007/10/23/dumbledore-is-not-gay-taking-stories-more-seriously-than-the-author/ critics]] doubted that Dumbledore's sexuality was canon, relating to the DeathOfTheAuthor concept. Author Creator/JohnScalzi wrote [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2007/10/29/what-authors-know-about-their-characters/ a defense of Rowling's decision]] in response to a critic.

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* Dumbledore from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Rowling revealed he was gay after the end of the series [[note]] [[spoiler: by which he had died already]] [[/note]], and as a result of a fan asking her if he'd ever found love himself. He kept out of romantic relationships and such because he once fell for a man and [[spoiler: neglected his family, resulting in horrible consequences and the death of his sister.]] Essentially, Dumbledore is gay, but a CelibateHero. This is also why Dumbledore isn't a case of [[spoiler: BuryYourGays: he died not as a direct result of being gay, but to help his proteges.]] Justified trope: UK law at the time (Section 2A to the Local Government Act 1986) prevented any books containing gay characters from being included in school libraries. Yes, really.
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A more private outing occurred before this - during a scriptwriting meeting for one of the Film/HarryPotter films, she handed back a script page in which Dumbledore spoke about a girl he "knew" once with a note saying "He's gay!" [[http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/arts/29conn.html?_r=1 Several]] [[http://www.scriptoriumdaily.com/2007/10/23/dumbledore-is-not-gay-taking-stories-more-seriously-than-the-author/ critics]] doubted that Dumbledore's sexuality was canon, relating to the DeathOfTheAuthor concept. Author Creator/JohnScalzi wrote [[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2007/10/29/what-authors-know-about-their-characters/ a defense of Rowling's decision]] in response to a critic.
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