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->''What else could I say?
->Everyone is gay.''
-->-- '''All Apologies''', ''Music/{{Nirvana}}''

The tendency for FanFic and other fan works to include characters that are homosexual/bisexual/pansexual in an improbably high amount, [[SuddenlySexuality even if the original work contains no indication of such a thing]]. Works possessing a CastFullOfPrettyBoys or an ImprobablyFemaleCast are especially susceptible to this, as there's virtually no choice for [[{{Shipping}} shippers]] to avoid this route other than applying a GenderBender or RuleSixtyThree, or adding in their own original character, which by many is considered far worse. Often considered a form of CanonDefilement and CharacterDerailment, although obviously those perpetuating it mostly disagree.

HetIsEw can be the culprit, and unfortunately in these cases any remaining heterosexual characters often fare poorly, if not ending up [[RonTheDeathEater suddenly evil]] [[DieForOurShip or dead]].

Compare and contrast EveryoneIsBi. If this occurs in official works and sanctioned adaptations, then it's a CastFullOfGay.


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', thanks to there being far more males than females and the continual HoYay ShipTease throughout the series [[ShippingGoggles (at least according to the fandom)]].
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', mostly as a side-effect of Ranma being the LauncherOfAThousandShips regardless of the gender of [[GenderBender him/her]] or his/her partner.
* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' with TheSmurfettePrinciple (Zoe as the only female warrior along with her other five male companions) is the name of the game.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Not that [[Creator/YuuWatase the author]] seems [[WordOfGay particularly interested in discouraging this]]...
%%* For a very similar situation, see ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.%%
* ''Manga/GetBackers''. There are a few women, but they are often shrugged off as "Ban's sister", "Ban's surrogate mom", "too old & too tall to be with" & "hologram tomboy". The rest of the cast is guys, some with very die-hard clingy relationships, & Akabane who only hits on a couple of guys while showing no interest in Hevn.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' certainly qualifies as this trope, with what the two only important female characters being [[TheScrappy disliked immensely]]. [[FoeYay L/Light]] and [[HoYay Matt/Mello]] are the main pairings, but ALL the pretty boys on this show have been shipped with each other.
* All ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series gets this, even the ones where the male characters are paired with (in Kira Yamato's case, actually have sex with) women. Especially ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', in complete defiance of the show's 1-to-1 gender parity and about half those man/woman pairs being {{Official Couple}}s or extremely close to it. Rarely this also applies to the women, usually by authors too kind-hearted to give them [[DieForOurShip the usual treatment]]. This isn't helped by [[WordOfDante the director supposedly saying]] "[[BeamMeUpScotty I can't write boy-girl romances]]" (he actually said he couldn't write romance '''period''') in an interview.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. Many of the boys are pretty, friendships range from overprotective obsessed friend to acts-like-an-old-married-couple, there's a [[PaedoHunt pedophile]], very few women, & lots of fanservice pandering in the live musicals.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' gets a ton of this. Even without the at-times hilariously unsubtle HoYay (or LesYay in the case of part 6), the huge imbalance in the number of male vs. female characters and the lack of romance in general makes it inevitable.
* ''Manga/KOn'', as there just aren't many other options, along with Tsumugi being a {{Yuri Fan}}girl.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', with only three named female characters in the entire manga (Momoi, Riko, and Alex) plus a CastFullOfPrettyBoys with plenty of ShipTease and HoYay, it's no wonder that yaoi fanarts of this series run rampant on the internet.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'' has [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys very few females]] and one [[UnrequitedLove half-canon]] gay couple, and is set in a world where homosexual marriage is not uncommon [[InformedAttribute but so far completely unobserved]], ''and'' has only peripheral, minor character canon couples. Lots and lots of gay shipping ensues. The inclusion of Prince Sara & Wolfram actually kissing Yuri only serves to egg them on.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'', with its ImprobablyFemaleCast, compounded by Konata [[OtakuSurrogate playing erotic bishoujo games]], Kagami's {{Tsundere}} attitude, [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Yutaka & Minami]], and then there's [[YuriFan Hiyori]] lampshading this trope for comedy.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', fueled by the enormous amounts of LesYay {{Ship Teas|e}}ing within the ImprobablyFemaleCast and copious [[TeasingCreator suspect comments from the staff]].
%%* ''Anime/MaiHime'', for the same reason as ''Nanoha''.%%
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''. The core cast is female, and while there's loads and loads of [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship subtext]] [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians that doesn't appear to go anywhere]], it's easy for fanwriters to take it [[RelationshipReveal one or two steps further]].
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. It helps that there is only one character who shows interest in the opposite gender (and even then, [[BiTheWay she's slept with at least one woman in the past]]).
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. Never mind that Tenma was engaged to a female. Never mind that Grimmer had a wife and a son. Nevermind that Runge has a daughter. Nevermind that none of them, in any possible light, look remotely {{bishonen}} (except for Johan)
* Almost every series published in ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' (''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''Manga/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', etc.), exacerbated by the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple marginalisation]] or [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys almost complete absence]] of female characters. In the case of ''Prince of Tennis'' for example, males characters outnumber females by ''hundreds''-to-one.
%%* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime fandom is as rife with this as it is every {{Shipping Trope|s}} on the list.%%
* Every senshi ever in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has been paired with every other in at least one story, with [[DieForOurShip poor Mamoru]] often getting the short end of the stick.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. There is no limit to the gay pairings in that one, since, well, about 95% of the characters are guys, and about 90% of them look effeminate in the manga. [[note]]e.g Camus' has prominent eyelashes and what looks like nail-polish & lipstick[[/note]] Never mind all the Bronzies are half-brothers. Everything's possible, even twincest with characters like Kanon and Saga who are hugely popular. The anime added its fair share of fuel to the fire by boosting the androgyny of characters like [[ViewerGenderConfusion Lizard Misty and Aphrodite Pisces]] several levels, and by adding gratuitous instances of male fanservice.[[note]]Everyone agrees that [[ShowerScene Saga took way too many baths]] in a ridiculously short amount of time![[/note]] And then there's the infamous Ep. 59 at Libra Temple, featuring the most HoYay overloaded scene on the whole Anime.
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' was one the bastion of all shonen-ai fandom, with an extensive male cast (at least 8) with which to form ''many'' {{crack pairing}}s.
* ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. You can't throw a rock in that fandom without hitting a slash fic, and given that there are only three or four female characters that play a somewhat bigger role and/or appear more than once, shippers don't have much of a choice.
* The ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' Franchise, not helped by [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the few female characters]] having small roles and the males showing little interest in the females (even if the females may have feelings for them). Naturally, ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' even gets in on this, ranging from hints to outright having characters proposition each other. This is seems that ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has broken away from this, showing both females and males characters show equal interest in the opposite gender.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Of the [[ImprobablyFemaleCast three male characters with names]], two are the main character's father and three-year old brother, one is an unrequited love interest, and [[LockedOutOfTheLoop none have any idea what's happening around them]]. [[HoYay/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Most of the female characters come off as lesbians]] (something that [[http://images.puella-magi.net/2/2e/Source_TBD_Scan_1.jpg official art]] is only too happy to encourage). That this trope takes effect surprised no one.
%%* Endemic in the ''Manga/BlackButler'' fandom, because of all the HoYay (although that isn't a requirement).%%
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fandom with its CastFullOfPrettyBoys rife with HoYay, and the amount of female characters that ''don't'' get any HoYay themselves can be counted on one hand.
* Both ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''Manga/{{XxxHOLiC}}'' fandoms has [=KuroFai=] and [=DouWata=] as the primary pairing you would fin the the fandom, which is sort of inevitable given that they're both Creator/{{CLAMP}} products, aka a company infamous for their casual view of homosexual relationships.
%%* This is happening more and more in the ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' fandom, [[WordOfGod much to the author's dismay]]. Which didn't stop said author writing ''their own'' {{yaoi}} CrackFic.%%
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' to the point where some fans were enraged that a male was put into the show as the producer. Being the only male in an otherwise ImprobablyFemaleCast however means he can still be largely ignored. Even then fans found a way to weasel him out of that by shipping him with the Producer from the ''[[Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls Cinderella Girls]]'' anime, and later, the both of them with the Producer of ''[[Anime/TheIdolmasterSideM SideM]]''.
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'': Never mind that the protagonist starts playing basketball to impress a girl, 99% of fanfics and fanart for the series is slash.
* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'': Women are rare in the setting so the characters are mostly gay in a justified case of SituationalSexuality. Lots of fanfiction likes to play this up even more and pair up characters that in canon, would ''[[CrackPairing never get together]]''.
* ''Sukisho'': There are no women until the last episode. And that one turns out to be a drag queen.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Statistically, at least one of the male characters in the cast has to be straight, but with the lack of female characters, having a manga full of [[FauxActionGirl False Action Girls]], and not being well-received in terms of personality either, it's easy for fans to assume that most of the shinobi casts are gay with what the yaoi fics and all. This also applies to female characters, though to a far lesser degree.
* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. Because of it's CastFullOfPrettyBoys, fanfiction is about 90% yaoi. It can be pretty ridiculous but is unsurprising when there are 50+ characters and 9 prominent females, plus the mothers of two characters, a teacher, and a minor character who was never seen after season 1.
* Quite a bit for ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', despite Keiichi and Satoshi being legitimate love interests for the girls, tend to have much LesYay, including, but not limited to {{Twincest}}, which is not [[http://www.anime-covers.com/cov-5014-higurashi-no-naku-koroni-kai-volume-6-japanese.jpg discouraged by]] [[http://www.wallpapercasa.com/Higurashi_no_Naku_Koro_ni_Mion_Sonozaki_Rena_Ryu-1453607.html official]] [[http://s981.photobucket.com/user/gennymzg/media/Worldwide%20Anime/Higurashi%20No%20Naku%20Koro%20Ni-When%20They%20Cry/largeAnimePaperwallpapers_Higura-2.jpg.html art.]]
* It's not uncommon to find this sort of thing in the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise, especially like ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure''. Not even ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''[=/=]''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' escapes this and it's the one series ''with'' hetero-based love interests.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' fandom, with a heavy tendency towards favoring same-sex pairings over the possible different-sex ones. (The lone exception being [[BirdsOfAFeather Sasha and Connie]].) ShipTease concerning latter couples within the series is ignored in favor of the considerable HoYay, helped along by how the only confirmed couple are lesbians and [[TeasingCreator creator Isayama Hajime]] allegedly welcomed fans to pair whoever they want, since romance doesn't fact into the plot.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is another example with a CastFullOfPrettyBoys spawning volumes of slash fics and yaoi fanart. Not helped by the mangaka being a former [[YaoiFangirl yaoi doujinshi artist]] who crams insane amounts of HoYay into her works, and a comparative lack of shippable female characters outside of the antagonists (at least one of whom has a crush on her female superior). There's no romantic subplot, and pretty much all of the straight romances shown in the series either occur only in the anime adaptations, or happened long ago and were troublesome (e.g., [[spoiler:Gojyo's crush on his stepmother who hated him]], or [[spoiler:Hakkai's incestous relationship with his long-lost biological sister]]). While canonically nothing between the main characters ever goes beyond the subtext level, the fact that even the CelibateHero Genjo Sanzo isn't spared from the constant HoYay ShipTease pretty much invites the fandom to explore every possible character combination -- foursomes with the main cast aren't uncommon.
* Parodied in a Tabletop RPG in chapter 13 of ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan'', where every single character the players encounter is homosexual. This is hardly surprising, since it's a custom campaign and at least three of the four playing are {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s. Learning this is also true of the campaign's BigBad is the key to ending the campaign non-violently.
* ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' is a sports manga with dozens of boys but a much smaller amount of girls. The fans are quite prone to shipping the CastFullOfPrettyBoys together.
* ''Manga/BigWindup'' contains many boys but few girls, though most of the cast has showed interest in girls at one time or another. Every major ship is of the boys with each other.
* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' has a same-sex OfficialCouple and [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys lots of other male characters]] who are implied to be gay/bi or [[ShipTease have romantic attachments to other guys]], so most fanfiction writers just run with it and pair up ''everyone'' with someone else of the same gender. This even extends to the few female characters, as Mila Babicheva/Sara Crispino is one of the most popular ships in the fandom [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight despite few interactions in the show itself]]. The exceptions are Yuuri's married friends back home, Yuuko and Nishigori, and occasionally J.J. and his canon fiancée Isabella. But even the latter, some fans [[DieForOurShip still break them up]] (or pretend Isabella doesn't exist in the first place) and hook J.J. up with another guy. Overall, HetIsEw rules the day in ''YuriOnIce'' fandom.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has this UpToEleven. The most used heterosexual ship is only the eigth most used ship on ArchiveOfOurOwn and it is Bakugou and Uraraka, nevermind the fact they barely interacted with each other, and the latter being the only character that admitted having feelings for someone else (the protagonist, Izuku Midoriya).
* Almost all shipping in ''Manga/{{Days}}'' tends to be between the boys. The high amount of HoYay between the boys doesn't help.
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' fans prefer to ship [[IncestYayShipping the brothers together]] (and sometimes Chibita). The exception to the rule is Jyushimatsu and [[FanNickname Homura]], which borders on OneTruePairing, but even it sometimes gets scoffed at.

[[folder: Fanfic]]
* The ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': {{Discussed}} in [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/45/group-precipitation/sonnenunterganglied-by-fome Sonnenunterganglied]]:
--> '''Sunset''': Sunset took a deep breath, then said, "I have to ask; given all the student bodies of all of the versions of Canterlot High, is there a single heterosexual girl among them?"
--> [[spoiler:'''Derpy''']] "Well, there's me."

[[folder: Film]]
* Happens incredibly often in the ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' fandom. Aldo, Donny, and Stiglitz are usually portrayed as ManlyGay, Wicki is StraightGay, and Utivich is TheTwink (though that occasionally happens to Omar, too). Col. Landa may or may not be a DepravedHomosexual in FanFic.
* Also ''very'' common in ''Film/{{Tron}}'' fandom. There's justification in that, out of [[Film/{{Tron}} two]] [[Film/TronLegacy films]], eight video games, an AlternateRealityGame, and two graphic novels, there are ''maybe'' ten female characters. ''Uprising'' has yet to air, but there's only one known female among regular cast members. Out of those, three [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh (Mercury, Ma3a, Eva Popoff)]] were sent to CanonDiscontinuity. Lora was PutOnABus to Washington DC. [[SequelNonEntity There's no word on what happened to her program, Yori]]. And Jordan Canas (Flynn's wife) is barely a footnote before getting StuffedInTheFridge. Meanwhile, both films have handsome men and lots of SensualSpandex. It's like the YaoiFangirl all-you-can-eat.
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse is chock full of this. When ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' came out the most popular pairings were Tony×Steve, Tony×Bruce, Clint×Coulson (despite them having [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight only one]] onscreen interaction), and Loki and Tony usually end up banging everyone. For a while, like the ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' example below, it was a fairly peaceful multi-ship fandom. Het ships fared well as Pepperony is adorable, Clintasha is popular, Thor×Jane is unpopular but viewed as harmless, and Peggy×Steve is cute, tragic and confined to the past, and rival slash ships could just be solved with a good old Avengers Tower OneTrueThreesome. However, as the MCU has moved forward and more characters and potential ships have entered the fray, fans of various pairings, particularly those revolving around Steve Rogers and either half of Clintasha, have gotten a bit... [[ShipToShipCombat touchy]], [[DieForOurShip to say]] [[RonTheDeathEater the least]].
* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' fanfiction writers seem to like making all four of the new Ghostbusters lesbians and their secretary, Kevin, gay. In fairness, one of them (Holtzmann) is clearly coded as being lesbian and WordOfGod states that she would have been outright confirmed as such had ExecutiveMeddling not intervened, but little is suggested about the other three. In fact, Erin at least is canonically shown to demonstrate sexual attraction to at least one man (Kevin) in a way that cannot be easily {{Hand Wave}}d away, meaning that she at least is suggested (at times grudgingly) to be bisexual instead.

[[folder: Literature]]
%%* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom isn't this trope in general, but is large enough that enormous subsections exist that embrace this trope wholeheartedly.%%
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', partly because of the lack of female characters, partly because of ValuesDissonance (Tolkein was genuinely perplexed that [[HeterosexualLifePartners Frodo and Sam's relationship and Legolas and Gimli's relationship]] could be interpreted as homosexual).
** That also goes for ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. Again, there are many more male characters... oh, many are supposed to be married, but they're such a footnote often enough not even the name of their spouse is given.
%%* About half the fanfics of the ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' stories only feature Jeeves and Bertie anyway...%%
%%* Same goes for ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fanfic.%%
* All of the inhabitants of the fictional Sesqua Valley in the works of WHPugmire, according to WordOfGod. He's generally subtle about it although there are some strong homoerotic overtones to many of his stories.
* [[Creator/{{Plato}} Plato's]] ''Literature/{{Symposium}}'' can give the impression of this to many modern readers, since the characters attending the symposium (a kind of ancient dinner party) are all male, as was customary at the time. The host is part of a couple with another man, several others are having relationships (or trying to) and homosexual love in general is a major topic of conversation. However, being AncientGreece, this is more a case of EveryoneIsBi. It's just that since respectable women did not attend these kinds of events there is no female point of view other than Socrates recounting what he learned from the priestess Diotima. The trope applies since the entire story is really a [[FrameStory re-telling]] of a [[SecondHandStorytelling re-telling]] of an event that the actual author was not personally present for.
* At one point during the long span of time covered in ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', it's mentioned that homosexuality, or 'homolife', is encouraged as a form of population control.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. One of the most-slashed shows ever, mostly because the show deliberately avoids making the characters' motivations 100% clear, so you never know what they're thinking and who they are ''really'' attracted to. Blake/Avon is the most charged, but it was an early femmeslash pioneer with Cally and Jenna.
%%* ''Series/TheDailyShow''. It doesn't hurt that Jon has described it as "the gayest show on television".%%
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''' [[RelationshipWritingFumble poor track record with canon ships]] leads to a lot of HetIsEw, and most ensemble fics with any slash at all slashes most if not all the cast.
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fandom are the ones who ''created slash as a concept'' in the first place, the ENTIRE main cast has been slashed together, no matter how weird the pairings have to be in order to [[TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds Tie Up Romantic Loose Ends]]. The two main female characters, Uhura and Chapel, are shipped together just to even things out.
* Happens more and more often in the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fandom, but HetIsEw only comprises about half the fandom's opinion, so there's still a wide range of fic.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', due to the insane amounts of subtext in the show between almost every character, which also results in this being one of the most peaceful conflicting-ship fandoms out there.
* ''Series/ICarly'' has fics where everyone comes out as either outright gay or bisexual. Apart from the [[FanPreferredCouple ever-popular]] Sam and Carly, Spencer often tells the girls that he is bisexual, usually with his best friend Socko, Wendy is often made gay so one of the girls can go out with her as part of the story's drama, Freddie comes out and admits he has a crush on Spencer, as well as admitting his crush on Carly is overcompensating to look normal.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' can have this done, so that Jade can be hooked up with either Cat or Tori, whilst Beck and Robbie give in to their obvious {{UST}} and Trina just goes both ways because she's crazy like that and it lets Cat hook up with her if Tori ends up with Jade. Weirdly, Andre often gets left as the sole straight character.
* Very common in ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' fanfic, which generally pairs up [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Olivia/Alex]], [[Series/LawAndOrder Abbie/Serena]] and [[Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury Tracey/Kelly]]. The men are generally left alone, but ''SVU'' has a decent slash fanbase.
* Frequently the case in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfiction. This is helped by the fact that the show has numerous canon gay and bisexual characters[[note]]Kurt, Blaine, Santana, Brittany, Karofsky, Sebastian and Sandy[[/note]], yet in fanfic even the canon straight characters are often shipped in same-sex pairings. For example, one of the most popular couples in the fandom is Rachel/Quinn, both of whom have only shown interest in boys on the show. By contrast, the gay characters are rarely shipped with opposite-sex characters once their sexuality is established on-screen, especially those who've had {{Anvilicious}} [[ComingOutStory Coming-Out Storylines]] like Kurt and Santana.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. This show, with ShippingGoggles on, is one big gay playground, and every possibly pairing has its following, even if only as a CrackPairing. And don't even get started on the ActorShipping; a lot of fans truly believe that Jared, Jensen, and Misha's wives are all [[TheBeard beards]].
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Excluding resident {{Jerkass}} duo Anderson and Donovan, if you know nothing about the series and look at blog sites like Website/{{tumblr}}, you will probably assume the canon pairings for are John and Sherlock, Mycroft and Lestrade, Molly and Irene (both of whom vy for Sherlock's affections, so pair 'em off to get rid of them), and Moriarty and Sebastian Moran. It can be inferred the only reason Anderson and Donovan aren't paired off with people of the same sex within the fanbase is because there is no one left to pair them with AND nobody likes them. The only other heterosexual relationship that is even close to accepted is Molly/Lestrade.
* Quite frequent in the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' fandom, and somewhat with the films too. It's probably kind of expected when most of the characters have lived for hundreds or thousands of years and writers feel they had a lot of time to experiment.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Ridiculously easy to do, what with all these big oiled-up hard bodies in very few clothes rolling around together in compromising situations, and probably something like a 10:1 ratio of men to women.

[[folder: Radio ]]
* ''Radio/CabinPressure''. With a core cast consisting of three men and one older woman (who is moreover the mother of one of the men), what else are frustrated fan fic authors to do?

[[folder: Theater]]
* Half the cast of ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' is canonically gay anyway... and [[DieForOurShip getting rid of Mimi]] to pair Roger up with [[HeterosexualLifePartners Mark]] is more common than one might think.

[[folder: Video Games]]
%%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and beyond.
%%** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' DS remake.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' justifies this with the support system. Half of the time there's going to be a GayOption (or two, or three...) available, and more than once, the GayOption has [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend won an ending over the het ones]].
* Due to the lack of independent original female characters in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', it's easy for the [[YaoiFangirl the yaoi fandom's]] eyes to perceive that there are practically no women at all in their fantasy, just Sora, Riku, Terra, Ven, Vanitas, 12 members of Organization XIII, Cloud, Leon and Sephiroth. If they're recognized, the girls are often shoehorned into being with each other anyway.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom pairs everyone with everyone else, and this trope is inevitable when the cast is [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters well past one hundred]] and the number of males with actual screen/page time is ''three'' (a turtle, a cloud, and a [[NonActionGuy non-combatant shopkeeper]]). And this despite NoHuggingNoKissing being very much in effect.
%%* ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses'', because of its [[BishoujoSeries all female cast]].
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'' and its other series have a cast that is mostly 99% male, making this inevitable. This is most certainly not assisted by the works of Music/{{Hyadain}} for ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'', in which virtually every Robot Master is gay for Rock. Crash! Let's do it, indeed.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' - though, given the heavily lampshaded enormous levels of HoYay and FoeYay in the AnimeOfTheGame, the creators probably agree.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', with its overwhelmingly male cast, has plenty of this trope. However, Scout's Mom ([[IBangedYourMom whom the RED Spy is screwing]]), Miss Pauling, and the Pyro's AmbiguousGender, along with the frequent application of RuleSixtyThree, occasionally averts it.
* In ''VideoGame/StarFox'' fanfics, Fox and Wolf are almost ''always'' openly gay. It doesn't help that, until ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAssault Assault]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Adventures]]'', the cast was almost ''entirely'' male (with one un-determinable gender).
* There's a potential option for Tatsuya and Jun to be romancing partners in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin''. Guess which option ''everyone'' seems to go with?
** Later Persona games don't have an overt GayOption, but a lot of same-sex ships have become popular anyway.
%%* Despite the slowly growing female presence in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', gayness is still eerily popular in its fanfiction.
* ''Franchise/{{Neptunia}}'', which has an all-female cast, plenty of LesYay, and a {{Tsundere}} all help facilitate this.
* Much like the anime, the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game fics often pull this. The lead male and the (male) rival are very commonly paired off, with the lead female- when she does appear- being paired off with another female (for instance, [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda and Bianca]]).
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has two really, really, obvious queer couples - [[HoYay Fluri]] and [[LesYay Ristelle]] - with ''buckets'' of subtext between them. Both pairings are extremely popular, and so it's not uncommon to have one pair play BetaCouple to the other in fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' contains ''a lot'' of boys but not too many girls. This is a factor in why most pairings are between the boys.
* Thanks to the distinct lack of any characters of the opposite gender in ''Videogame/KantaiCollection'' and its SpearCounterpart ''Videogame/ToukenRanbu'', most of the shipgirls and swordboys are paired up with each other. This is usually due to their interactions in cutscenes and in-game dialogue. The only way to get around it is through fan portrayals of their commander (the Admiral for [=KanColle=], the Saniwa for Tourabu) since some have a crush on them, but even then they can be just as gay as the rest of the cast due to the character having GenderNeutralWriting.
* Just like its anime, ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' and its spinoffs are loaded to the brim with same-gender character interactions that fans just love. This is so ubiquitous that when the all-male SpearCounterpart ''[[VideoGame/TheIdolmasterSideM SideM]]'' came out, any of the boys from earlier games that made their way in without a pairing quickly got one with the new idols.

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* Fans of comics in ''The Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}'' have a saying: "A character is assumed to be gay unless proven otherwise. And even then, it's suspect". It's mostly a joke... mostly.
* It's extremely easy to slip into this in ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' fanfic. The main EnsembleCast consists of four males and two females, which means that pairing everyone will require putting two of the men together no matter what. Two of the men are canonically in a HoYay laden OddFriendship, so they tend to be that pair. Once these two are out of the way, both women have a male character to which they are quite close, but many fans also see LesYay between them. While the two remaining males don't really have chemistry with each other, one of them can interact with a male and single member of MissionControl, whom he canonically admires as a senior mage, via TalkingInYourDreams. These two are the fandom's ''other'' HoYay pair.

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* ''Webcomic/ForEternity'', a web remake of ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'', has all the Color Kids (as well as its versions of Rainbow Brite, Stormy, etc) as male. Considering that the only females in that universe are childlike temple guardians or the four mother Goddesses, this is justified.
* This page needs the [[http://www.dymphna.net/wakeupgay/ X's World Woke Up Gay]] Meme.
* A video on ''WebVideo/JandrewEdits'' takes their TNG video edits directly into this, by bringing [=LaForge=] into the existing TriangRelations between Picard and two Rikers.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' slash fic often goes along with this. Partly because there are very few female characters in the series for the first several seasons, even if you include the tank, and [[spoiler:most of them were either dead or missing.]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' fandom tends to do this quite a bit, although considering that the only girl doesn't get along with her canon boyfriend very well, this is perhaps understandable.
%%* Ladies and gentlemen, proudly presenting [[http://everyoneisgay.com/ Everyone is Gay.com.]]
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop uses this a lot, for QueerPeopleAreFunny reasons.
* In an article by ''Website/TheOnion'', [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/jack-nicholson-leonardo-dicaprio-tom-hanks-denzel,28904/ every celebrity came out as gay]].
* Most of the protagonists in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' are female, therefore most people who want to write shipfic will probably resort to this. There are het pairings that are widely accepted, like Pyrrha/Jaune and Nora/Ren, but only because those are [[ShipTease pretty much canon]]. Unlike other examples of this trope, however, the full cast is fairly equal, with (by count of the [[Characters/{{RWBY}} characters page]]) a 13:12 ratio.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' uses this in canon and fanfiction. All the penguins have ambiguously gay moments, and we're still not sure if one or more of them is female. Meanwhile King Julien is almost certainly BiTheWay. Short of transferring OC female penguins, or going with Anybody/Marlene, gay is your only choice.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', with its nearly all-male recurring cast, is ripe for this trope. While all of Dethklok does show interest in women (specifically, ladies), and Skwisgaar and Nathan are shown in bed with a few, all of the notable women they date ''look like the other band members''. Combine that with the mountains of [[HoYay gay innuendo]] and the band's TrueCompanions status, it isn't necessarily a matter of Everyone Is Gay as much as No One Is Straight. The creators are fully aware of it, too, with an entire episode devoted to a Dethklok fan-convention that cheerfully featured notable works of homos-erotic fan art produced by the fandom, and Murderface (the least popular band member and the one most likely to be canonically attracted to dudes) attempts plastic surgery ''so that fangirls will write more slash about him''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', probably because there are so few important girl characters other than Wendy and Bebe. This despite how every one of the boys (including Butters and Cartman) have shown attraction to women, many (including Butters) have stated that they're straight, and Stan had an off and on [[PuppyLove relationship with Wendy]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Bikini Bottom is the [[http://community.livejournal.com/fanficrants/7778309.html?thread=221837061#t221837061 gay district]] without any appearance from Sandy Cheeks whatsoever.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', for all of your CLANG CLANG CLANG action. Granted, giant alien robots are technically sexless, and the few female gendered Transformers are heavily outnumbered by the male gendered ones.
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
** When the fandom isn't shipping the ponies with [=OCs=] or genderswapping the characters, they ship them with each other, and inevitably this trope is the result. The ImprobablyFemaleCast in all series certainly helps, with ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' lacking ''any'' male characters aside from Spike.
** The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom deserves special mention for the sheer size of the fanfiction community and its adherence to this trope. It's somewhat inevitable, as there are dozens upon dozens of recurring female characters, but aside from child characters that are too young to ship without an age-up, the recurring male cast members are a handful, and one of them is HappilyMarried, anyway.
*** With the introduction of Thorax, Spike officially gets this as much as the girls do.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', mostly due to shortage of "normal" female characters. Edd/Eddy and Edd/Kevin are two of the most popular ships.
* Due to the team mostly being [[{{Bishounen}} very attractive]] guys, ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fanfics are full of this.
* Common with the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' fandom. Irony kicks in however because the comic actually dealt with [[GayAesop Virgil coming to terms with his homophobia]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' fanworks often portray most, if not all, of The Misfits (and their groupie Clash) as being gay, bicurious, and/or bisexual. The [[ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms reboot comic]] [[AscendedFanon confirmed]] the most popular pair - Kimber and Stormer - but the other Misfits haven't shown romantic interest in anyone thus far.