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[[AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload Homoeroticism, yay!]]

Those moments of plot, dialogue, acting, etc., that fans delight in interpreting as homoerotic.

It probably originates from the old days, when the homosexuality taboo was serious enough that every gay pairing was considered a CrackPairing, so when authors wrote characters as very intimate with each other, everyone just accepted that they are just very good friends, and moved on, or when they wrote outright references to homosexuality, everyone just laughed at the sheer absurdity of the thought, and moved on.

With the emergence of {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s and {{Yuri Fan}}s, and the more open-minded writers, this changed forever. Nowadays, fans willingly interpret any interaction as potentially gay, even for characters without canon orientations and even for those specifically [[WordofGod stated by their creators]] to be straight.

Cultural differences also have their say here. The level of accepted physical intimacy between close friends and adult relatives is hardly constant across various eras and nationalities, so, for example, the hugs and kisses which seemed mundane for an antiquated reader may appear blatantly erotic in the eyes of a contemporary one. In particular, the concept of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, highly intimate yet platonic, only began falling out of use in the latter half of the 19th century.

For heterosexual versions, see ImpliedLoveInterest and ShipTease.

In the related trope called FoeYay, even [[TheRival rivals]] or ''mortal enemies'' can get this treatment by fans and writers alike, especially if they have [[RivalTurnedEvil a more friendly past together]], or one is [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou inordinately obsessed with the other]]. In FanFic, this is the direct cause of many a SlashFic.

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%% This trope does not include genuine [[ShipTease ship teases]] or scenes of intentional HomoeroticSubtext between straight characters.

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* HoYay/{{Anime}}
* HoYay/ComicBooks
* HoYay/{{Film}}
* HoYay/GameBooks
* HoYay/{{Literature}}
* HoYay/LiveActionTV
* HoYay/{{Music}}
* HoYay/{{Theater}}
* HoYay/VideoGames
* HoYay/{{Webcomics}}
* HoYay/WebOriginal
* HoYay/WesternAnimation
* HoYay/{{WWE}}
* HoYay/{{Other}}
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