Created By: FallenLegend on January 5, 2012 Last Edited By: FallenLegend on February 27, 2013
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GayPeopleAreSimplyBetter.

Gay people are always the best kind of people.

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LGBT are beyond their personal preferences just like anybody else in any aspect normal people with flaws and virtues . However in fictionland gay people will always be portrayed as incredibly good people as long as their preferences are public of course given "closeted gay people" are good always bad people or antagonists for not embracing "their true selves"

Whenever the main protagonist are in need or let down they can always count with LGBT as their best most trustable friends.

Usually they are portrayed as much better than straight people in every aspect simply for being gay.They are more more trustable,"open minded", clean, attractive an generally enjoy life much more.

Movies

Live Action Tv
  • The TV movie Wedding Wars (a romantic comedy about gay marriage) stated that only gay men make great or even simply compentant hairdressers and wedding planners - after gay men go on strike across the country news anchors start appearing with messy, poorly styled hair and the only wedding planner the (straight) main couple can find is a woman with no taste or sense of proportion
Western Animation
  • Fairly Oddparents: Mr. Dinkle, the drama teacher, is flamboyantly gay. He's really quite the perfectionist when it comes to theater.
  • In Hey Arnold! the nicest teacher Mr. Simmons (who also happens to be one of the most postive characters besides arnold) is also curiously gay
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Similar to Hey Arnold! the gay teacher is the one that is closest to the kids and as Ned would put it "not insane".
Real Life
  • A protest in favor of gay marriage had several people holding signs saying "Who Do You Think Designs Those Fabulous Wedding Dresses?"

Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • January 5, 2012
    fulltimeD
    At least 3 examples, please.
  • January 5, 2012
    FallenLegend
    The YKTTW is for gathering examples

  • January 5, 2012
    Likely
    Possibly tropable, but definitely not always the case. Glancing over a list of gay TV characters, I think Depraved Homosexual is a much more dominant trope. It would make sense for this to exist as a sort of reactionary trope to that, but no examples leap readily to mind. Where Depraved Homosexual is averted, the characters usually have their share of flaws; perfect characters aren't really interesting from either a comedic or dramatic perspective.
  • January 5, 2012
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    • Truth In Television: A protest in favor of gay marriage had several people holding signs saying "Who Do You Think Designs Those Fabulous Wedding Dresses?"
    • Fairly Oddparents: Mr. Dinkle, the drama teacher, is flamboyantly gay. He's really quite the perfectionist when it comes to theater.
    • Lola in Kinky Boots was a Twofer Token Minority being both Magical Negro and Magical Queer, but s/he also could box, which is how she met Charlie; and she was a fine singer aside from helping sort out the boot factory.
  • January 5, 2012
    RossN
    • The TV movie Wedding Wars (a romantic comedy about gay marriage) stated that only gay men make great or even simply compentant hairdressers and wedding planners - after gay men go on strike across the country news anchors start appearing with messy, poorly styled hair and the only wedding planner the (straight) main couple can find is a woman with no taste or sense of proportion.
  • January 6, 2012
    Ckuckoo
    This trope description and examples don't really indicate gay people are better, just often very good or positive. Maybe Gay People Are Good Guys is more what was meant?
  • January 6, 2012
    Duncan
    Often overlaps with Magical Queer
  • January 6, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    I think it is tropeable, altough I am not sure if all the examples fit into a tropable pattern. More importantly: Beware of Flame Bait tough.
  • January 6, 2012
    Likely
    Hmmm... How would this be substantially different than Magical Queer? It seems like there is Depraved Homosexual at one end of the spectrum, Magical Queer at the other, and a fuzzy middle of more nuanced, complex characters.
  • February 27, 2013
    TheHandle
    Well, in black people we used to have Uncle Tomfoolery and Scary Black Man on one hand, Magical Negro on the other, which, positive or negative, were mostly unsympathetic, making them part of someone else's story rather than people in their own right, and, nowadays, most of the time, a fairly positive stereotype, as in Black Dude White Dude, Bald Black Leader Guy, and so on, who have more dimension but are still somewhat constrained.

    In gay people, I'd say that Depraved Homosexual and Magical Queer are just as unsympathetic. The trope we're talking about here, which I feel like calling Gay Is Fabulous, seems more sympathetic than the others: the gay person will be incredibly sensitive, creative, expressive, and so on (especially males). There might be a case of representativeness bias at play: a gay character, given their relative rarity, is treated as an example from which to judge all gay characters. In an era where they are still largely negatively perceived, a fictional gay character cannot afford to be a Jerk Ass or a dullard, as those will be seen as statements over the entire gay community. Once they are better established in society and mainstream media, gay characters will probably allowed to exist in their full dimension as individuals.

    Laconic version: gay people and other deviants/minorities are exceptionally nice because they can't afford not to be, if they want to be tolerated at all, unlike the normals.

    As for examples, Played With in Glee: plenty of the gay characters are very flawed individuals, and while being closeted or bullied can be a worsening factor, eliminating it doesn't automatically turn them into unambiguously good people. However, Creators Pet Kurt, while a Jerk Ass by his actions, is never called out on it by the narratives, and is never made to face the consequences of his selfishness and immaturity. Creator Ryan Murphy's public persona is that of a complete and unrepentant Jerk Ass as well, also a Bad Writer.

  • February 27, 2013
    DracMonster
    This is already included in Positive Discrimination, although maybe there's enough examples to split it off.
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