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Works that have a same-gender and/or transgender romance as a major theme.

In the West, gay and lesbian romances aimed at UsefulNotes/{{LGBT}} readers have existed as a publishing niche since the 1950s, but are still relatively obscure (and SturgeonsLaw and TheTheoremOfNarrowInterests applies to what can be found). Most broadly-known Western same-sex and LGBT romances are aimed at general audiences, and have a tendency [[BuryYourGays to be tragic]].

In Japanese media, these have more well-defined genre expectations and usually fall into the YaoiGenre (m/m romance for a female audience), {{Bara}} (m/m romance for gay/bi men), and YuriGenre (f/f romance generally, although there is a separation between works for men, for women in general, and for lesbians in specific).

Sub-genres:
[[index]]
* {{Bara}}
* YaoiGenre
* YuriGenre
* SlashFic
[[/index]]

See also QueerMedia.
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!!Examples:
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[[folder:Advertisements]]
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQi6NymyZoM This ad for a gay help line.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIG0kB9lOxo This ad]] for Pepsi.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5pzhmGX1sk An ad from a Norwegian sports apparel company with a surprise ending.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' was [[WordOfGod always this]], but became most obvious after the 2005 animated film, when both lead characters were cast with unmistakably male voices. It's about a wolf and a goat who become best friends, however, it's tinged with [[HoYay romantic]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext]].
* ''Manga/BokuNoFutatsuNoTsubasa'' is a RomanticComedy with an intersex protagonist.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a SliceOfLife revolving around [[{{Transsexual}} two transsexual children]]. While Takatsuki (a trans boy) doesn't have any major crushes but the trans girl protagonist has had quite a few crushes on girls (including Takatsuki himself though) and even gains a girlfriend halfway through the manga.
* ''Manga/AoiHana'', by the same author as ''Wandering Son'' has a predominantly straight cast overall, but the ''main'' characters are mostly lesbians.
* ''LightNovel/{{No 6}}'' is officially a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] SciFi story, but the [[HomoeroticSubtext heavily romantic]] relationship between the two male leads is a major theme throughout. By the end of the story, [[spoiler:they're the OfficialCouple.]]
* ''Manga/OffBeat'' is an OELManga about a bored TeenGenius named Tory who becomes intrigued by his mysterious new neighbor, Colin, and how this chance meeting blossoms into a relationship between the two boys. [[spoiler:They have their BigDamnKiss in the penultimate chapter, and the epilogue hints that their relationship continues into adulthood.]]
* ''Manga/OhanaHoloholo'' is a part SliceOfLife, part romance story revolving around two bisexual women who used to date and are now trying to live together platonically.
* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' is a OtokonokoGenre deconstruction where the main characters are a straight trans girl, a straight crossdresser, and a gay crossdresser. Marika has feelings for both of the others main characters, Ryousuke eventually falls for Marika, and Parou likes both. There's also the LongHairedPrettyBoy Satoshi who has feelings for Marika [[BiTheWay no matter her gender]].
* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' revealed itself to be this after seven episodes of (very intense) ShipTease, [[spoiler:as Victor and Yuri have their BigDamnKiss and eventually get engaged]]. It's also crucial to [[spoiler:Yuri]]'s character development and career arc as a skater.
* ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' is a mystery-murder manga about a {{NEET}} named Taichi who befriends a {{bishonen}} trans man named Tetsuo. There are [[CastFullOfGay a lot of gay and bisexual characters]]. [[spoiler:Taichi and Tetsuo are the OfficialCouple.]]
* The ''Adolescence of Utena'' movie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' fame is more blatant about Utena and Anthy's romantic relationship, one that's sealed with a kiss by the very end.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comics]]
%% * ''The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green'' [[http://ethangreen.com Book website.]] (Also made into a movie in 2005)
%% * Ralf König's comics, such as ''Konrad and Paul'', ''The Killer Condom'' and ''The Most Desired Man''.
* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' is about lesbian romance, mixed with drama and political commentary.
* All over the place in ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'', but then again this goes without saying. Every main character ends up in a relationship and as a couple
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Faith and Buffy's Super-Happy-Ending-Bedtime-Story'' [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-13766/DreamSmith+Faith+and+Buffy+s+Super-Happy-Ending+Bedtime+Story.htm Story's Page on TtH.]]: This is an epic telling (three novel-length installments so far and counting) of the love affair between Buffy and Faith, in a version of the universe that is as close as possible to what we saw in the show itself. The story takes no shortcuts--the two girls start as enemies, and the transition to loving relationship is slow, and strewn with setbacks.
* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/617011/1/Desert-Fox Desert Fox]]'', there is a lesbian couple consisting of a human and a gargoyle, both original characters. The human is a Native American woman and undercover DEA agent and they're both on the run from drug smugglers.
* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Trowa and Quatre]] of Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1792282/1/Upon-A-Fiery-Steed Upon a Fiery Steed]]'', who come from another solar system instead of ours in this AU fusion where there's apparently so much acceptance that the word for "spouse" is "life partner."
* One of the main subplots in ''[[FanFic/TheSurprisingAdventuresOfAGlaceonInUnova The Glaceon and the Shadow]]'' is a very cute romance between Larissa and Sofia, which triggers major character development for both of them.
* It's shaping up to have at least some elements of this in A New Day of the FanFic/MassFoundations series between Eric Grimes of our world and Garrett Pitt, an OriginalCharacter of the Franchise/MassEffect universe.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film -- Gay]]
* ''Film/AllOverTheGuy'', a story about two friends who set up their gay friends up on a horrible first date.
* ''Film/BeautifulThing'', a British ComingOfAge and ComingOutStory from 1996, set in a London UsefulNotes/CouncilEstate.
* ''Film/BedroomsAndHallways'', a movie about a gay man who falls for a straight man who is the boyfriend of an ex-girlfriend of his, said girlfriend is still able seduce him.
* ''Film/{{Bent}}'', a movie about gay Jews in a concentration camp falling in love.
* ''Film/BigEden'', a story about a middle aged gay man who returns home to take care of his father finding that he also has to deal with his old crush.
* The indie ''Film/BlueCitrusHearts'', is summed up as the story of a boy who loves a boy.
* ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' is about a hidden romance between two cowboys that lasts several decades.
* ''Film/{{Brotherhood}}'', a story about a man who joins a neo nazi group later becoming close to a member he befriends. Not to be confused with the tv series about a mob, Series/{{Brotherhood}}
%% * ''Film/TheBubble''
* ''Film/ChristopherAndHisKind'', a BioPic of Christopher Isherwood starring Creator/MattSmith.
* ''Film/{{Contracorriente}}'' (''Undertow'') : A Peruvian movie from 2009 about a closeted fisherman and his secret affair with an artist.
* ''Film/EatingOut'', a series of sex comedies akin to American Pie.
* ''Film/FashionVictims'', a story about a female clothes salesman whose son falls for his rival at work.
* ''Film/ForALostSolder'', a story about a child and a soldier.
* ''Film/FromBeginningToEnd'', a story about two brothers who love each other deeply since childhood.
* ''Film/GetReal'', another British ComingOfAge and ComingOutStory from 1998, set in a small-town suburb.
%% * Japanese movie ''Hush''
%% * ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''
* ''Film/IsItJustMe?'', a cute love story about a gay man meeting a person online.
* ''Film/JustAQuestionOfLove'', a French movie about a young man who is struggling to come out to his family.
* ''Film/KeepTheLightsOn'', a SliceOfLife featuring a relationship spanning just short of ten years.
* ''Film/KissTheBride'', a story about a man who goes to stop the wedding of the guy he once loved.
* ''Film/LanYu'', a story about an older man who falls in love with a student.
* ''Film/LatterDays'', involving a Mormon missionary and his relationship with the out-and-proud guy next door.
* ''Film/{{Lilies}}'', a story about how a man ended up a prison because he was convicted of killing the one he loved.
* ''Film/TheLoveOfSiam'', a story about two childhood friends who meet up again as teenagers.
* ''Film/TheManILove'', a French movie about a swimming pool employee falling for a straight man.
* ''Film/TheMostlyUnfabulousSocialLifeOfEthanGreen'', a story about a gay man who fails at his relationships.
* ''Film/TheNormalHeart'', a TV movie set in New York City during the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s. Based off the Larry Kramer play of the same name.
%% * ''Film/MakeTheYuletideGay''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_(2012_film) Morgan]]'' (2012), a story about a recently disabled athlete who meets a guy while going out to buy more alcohol to keep himself drunk.
%% * ''Film/PlanB''
* ''PlataQuemada'' ''(BurntMoney)'', an Argentinian movie. QueerRomance [[AC: [[RecycledInSpace WITH FUGITIVES!]]]]
* ''Film/PrivateRomeo'', a story about military academy students which somehow ends up becoming a story about Romeo and Juliet (but with boys).
%% * ''Film/{{Shelter}}''
* ''Film/{{Trick}}'', a story about a amateur song writer who spends his night with a go go dancer.
* ''Film/TheTrip'', a 2002 romance movie set in the 1970s and 1980s.
* ''Film/TwentyFourNights'', a story about a gay man who lives with his sister who writes a letter to Santa Claus.
* ''Film/TheWarBoys'', a story about 3 friends who often go out on the border to cause trouble.
* ''Film/{{Weekend}}'', a story about a gay man who ends up knowing more about his one night stand.
* ''Film/WereTheWorldMine'' is about an entire ''town'' falling into a Love Spell that makes half the cast gay.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film -- Lesbian]]
* ''[[Film/AimeeAndJaguar Aimée & Jaguar]]'' has a wife of a Nazi officer and a Jewish woman falling in love in 1940s Germany.
%% * ''Film/BetterThanChocolate''
%% * ''Film/BlueIsTheWarmestColor''
%% * ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}''
* ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' is about a teenage girl accused of being lesbian by her family and sent to a camp to "cure" her. As it turns out, she realizes she is lesbian when she falls for another girl at the camp. Considered something of a period piece, as it was made in the early 2000s and set to an then-contemporary indie lesbian soundtrack.
* ''Film/{{Carol}}'', based on the 1950s novel ''The Price of Salt'' by Patricia Highsmith, starring Creator/CateBlanchett and Creator/RooneyMara. Married mother Carol (Blanchett) has an affair with shop assistant Therese (Mara). This is in the USA in the 1950s, so matters do not proceed entirely to their advantage.
* ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' is a spy film with a lesbian twist. One of the super-spies ends up falling for a villain.
* ''Film/DesertHearts'', about two women falling in love on a Nevada ranch circa 1959 while one of them is getting a DivorceInReno. Made in 1985.
%% * ''Film/TheDukeOfBurgundy''
%% * ''Film/{{Fingersmith}}'', based on the book of the same name.
%% * ''Film/{{Fire}}'', a 1996 film from India.
* ''Film/ForbiddenLoveTheUnashamedStoriesOfLesbianLives'', a Canadian documentary about mid-century lesbians, with romance pulp novel style narratives woven throughout.
* ''[[Film/ShowMeLove Fucking Åmål]]'', a Swedish movie about Agnes and Elin, two SchoolgirlLesbians. Don't let the title distract you, it's a reference to how trapped Elin feels in the small town, and it's overall quite a sweet romance between a shut-in, over-emotional indie kid, Elin and the HardDrinkingPartyGirl, Agnes, she has a crush on, who she bonds with and eventually has a relationship with after her birthday party GoesHorriblyWrong and Agnes turns up for a joke.
%% * ''Film/GoFish''
%% * ''Film/GrayMatters''
%% * ''Film/TheHandmaiden'', Korean remake of the movie ''Film/{{Fingersmith}}''.
%% * ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''; a fairly disturbing example really.
%% * ''Film/HighArt''
%% * ''Film/ICantThinkStraight''
* ''Film/IfTheseWallsCouldTalk2'', a television movie about three lesbians couples from three different eras.
* ''Film/ImagineMeAndYou'', which is about a woman who falls in love with the florist, Luce who catered for her straight wedding. Features an incredibly heartwarming final scene and lots of flowers.
%% * ''Film/TheIncrediblyTrueAdventureOfTwoGirlsInLove''
%% * ''Film/ItsInTheWater''
%% * ''Film/KissingJessicaStein''
%% * ''Film/KissMe'', also known as ''With Every Heartbeat''
* ''Film/{{Lianna}}'', a 1983 movie about an unhappy housewife who realizes her same-sex attraction after having an affair with a female college professor.
%% * ''Film/LesBiches''
%% * ''Film/LosingChase'', starring Creator/HelenMirren and Creator/KyraSedgwick.
%% * ''Film/LostAndDelirious''
%% * ''Film/LoveMyLife''
* ''Film/MadchenInUniform'' is a German film about a fourteen year old girl who goes to an all-girls boarding school and falls for her teacher. Released in 1931, it's considered one of the earliest depictions of same-gender attraction in film. It was remade in 1958.
* The protagonist of ''Film/OutAtTheWedding'' is a straight woman but there are two lesbian mains and a gay side character. The story is about a woman who pretends to be gay because she is afraid her parents will have a negative reaction towards her black boyfriend. [[spoiler:Her recently married sister turns out to be lesbian but deeply closeted. She falls for her sister's beard and dumps her husband at the end.]]
%% * ''Film/{{Pariah}}''
* ''Film/RoomInRome'' is about a woman from Spain and a woman from Russia who meet in Rome and have a one-night stand. The women discuss art, literature, and their lives, but it soon becomes clear that one or both is lying.
%% * ''Film/SavingFace''
%% * ''Film/Soongava:DanceOfTheOrchids''
%% * ''Film/SpiderLilies''
%% * ''Film/WhenNightIsFalling''
%% * ''Film/TheWorldUnseen''
%% * ''Film/YesOrNo''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film -- Queer/Other]]
* ''Film/BoysDontCry'' is a biopic on transgender man Brandon Teena.
%% * ''Film/TheCryingGame
* ''Film/DifferentForGirls'': two best friends from high school meet again as adults and fall in love after [[OldFriendNewGender one of them undergoes sex-reassignment surgery]].
* ''Film/{{Romeos}}'' is a film about a romance between two men, one who is trans.
* ''Film/SoldiersGirl'', based on a true story, this movie is about a soldier and a trans woman falling in love and how others react to their relationship.
* ''Film/{{Tomboy}}'' has heavy elements of a PuppyLove between a girl and a female-character-presenting-as-male. It's [[AmbiguousGenderIdentity vague]] if Laure is a ButchLesbian or a trans boy.
* ''Film/Two4One'': The protagonist is a trans man who's girlfriend gets him pregnant. No labels are used for her, but she's presumably bi.
%% * ''Film/VelvetGoldmine''
* ''Film/{{Pride}}'' is a biopic based on the true story of Lesbians And Gays Support the Miners and Lesbians Against Pit Closures, two organisations that supported the village of Dulais, as well as other mining communities in South Wales, during the miner's strike of 1984. Features primarily gay men, at least partially due to the bias of the time, but there are several prominent lesbian characters.
%% * ''Film/BillyEliot'' is about a young boy who pursues his ambition to be a ballet dancer, while struggling with the pressure of the Miner's Strike and the aftermath of his mother's death. While the main character doesn't have anything really implied about his sexuality, his best friend cross-dresses and at one point kisses him, and the film overall deals with issues of gender roles and identity.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
%% * ''Literature/{{Affinity}}''
* ''Literature/AnnieOnMyMind'', a lesbian YoungAdult novel. [[spoiler: That rare thing: one with a definite happy ending for the lesbian couple.]]
* ''Literature/AristotleAndDanteDiscoverTheSecretsOfTheUniverse'', a novel that focuses more on the coming-of age aspect of the main character, but without brushing aside the LGBT themes.
* ''Literature/BlackIris'', a heart-pounding thriller focused on Laney Keating(note: queer/bisexual, for anyone who's wondering)and her twisty-turny relationship with the fiery, filterless Blythe.
%% * ''Literature/AtSwimTwoBoys'' by Jamie O'Neill: a queer romance set at the time of the Irish War of Independence.
%% * ''Literature/ABetterPlace'' by Mark Roeder.
* ''Literature/BoyMeetsBoy'', a queer high school romance (and possibly the most cheerful and adorable one ever at that) by Creator/DavidLevithan
* ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'', where the central story is [[spoiler: Jack trying to save his love Thomas from dying by finding the one fold in the multiverse of the Vellum where he isn't murdered. Also, a brutal criticism of the trope BuryYourGays.]]
* ''Literature/TheCatchTrap'' by Creator/MarionZimmerBradley
* A fair number of British boarding-school stories written by Dorita Fairlie-Bruce and Angela Brazil, among others. Just to what extent these reflect overt lesbianism is up to you, but kissing between best friends (implied to be several kisses in a row, delivered with feeling, and not just a hesitant stolen peck) occurs in the canons of both the above authors and would appear to satisfy this trope.
* Some of Edgar Pangborn's post-holocaust stories feature strong same-sex friendships, often implied to be gay ("Tiger Boy") if not stated outright ("Harper Conan and Singer David", "The Night Wind"). And yes, most of these friendships/romances are doomed, one way or another.
* Katherine V. Forrest wrote lesbian romances (such as ''An Emergence of Green'') as well as mysteries and science fiction with lesbian relationships.
%% * ''Empress of the World''
%% * ''Literature/{{Fingersmith}}''
%% * ''FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistlestopCafe''
* ''Literature/TheGiddyDeathOfTheGaysAndTheStrangeDemiseOfStraights'' focuses on the romance between two heterosexual men.
* ''Giovanni's Room'', by James Baldwin -- a tragedy not a romance.
* ''Literature/GossamerAxe'' -- An Urban Fantasy with a Lesbian romance as the central theme (and the plot's driving force) and portrayed in a refreshingly positive light throughout.
%% * ''Literature/{{Havemercy}}'', at least for half of it. [[spoiler: And that's not even the tragic side of the story.]]
* ''Happy Endings Are All Alike'' is a 70s novel that is attributed to being the first teen novel featuring explictly gay main characters. It has a BittersweetEnding. [[spoiler:The protagonist ends up beaten and raped by a homophobic boy. This causes her girlfriend to break up with her, though the ending suggests they'll probably end up together again eventually]].
%% * ''Literature/{{Hero}}''
* ''I Am J'' is about a teenage trans boy named J. A large portion of the book deals with troubles and tribulations being attracted to women while coming out and starting transitioning over the book.
* ''I'll Get There, It Better Be Worth The Wait'' is a 1969 novel about a lonely teenage boy who befriends a schoolmate. Their relationship turns romantic when the two are playing with the protagonist's dog but end up kissing.
* ''Literature/KeepingYouASecret'' -- teen f/f romance with a happy ending
* ''Literature/KingAndKing'' is a children's book about a prince who falls in love with another prince, rather than any of the princesses presented to him. Caused quite a bit of controversy...
* The ''Last Herald-Mage'' trilogy of the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series has TheHero Vanyel's homosexuality as a primary plot element. His first love, Tylendel, awakens him not only to his sexual orientation but also to his mage powers, and his sexuality and the reactions of others to it is a defining part of his characterization.
%% * ''Literature/{{Maurice}}'': The 1987 film is better known than the novel (written circa 1913 but only published in 1971).
%% * ''More Happy Than Not'', a sad but not tragic YA novel about a character's tribulations with his sexuality in TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture New York, with the added twist of [[spoiler: amnesia angst]].
%% * ''Series/NeverWipeTearsWithoutGloves''
* ''Patience and Sarah'' is a 1969 novel about two women in the 19th century named Patience White and Sarah Dowling. Sarah is a boyish woman who wears trousers and does men's work. She and Patience strike a friendship and plan to go westward bound together. While planning their journey, they admit their feelings for each other. The novel ends on a happy note as, after many challenges and some violence, the two finally buy a farm together in upstate New York.
%% * ''Literature/ThePersianBoy'', by Creator/MaryRenault
* ''Literature/TheRifter'' a fantasy novel with a male-male romance at the center of it.
%%''Ruby'' by Rosa Guy
* ''Slave World'' has many relationships ranging the gamut of non-heteronormativity, including some same-gender romances.
* ''Literature/TheStoneDanceOfTheChameleon'': male main character Carnelian has romances with two different males during the course of the trilogy.
* ''Literature/CutAndRun'' is a romance/mystery-thriller series about two bisexual FBI agents who become [[DoubleMeaning partners]]. Several of the supporting characters in later novels are also bisexual, gay, and/or on the asexual spectrum.
* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' by Creator/AnneRice, a series about queer vampires. It doesn't exactly focus on romance, but it is a major theme.
%% * ''Literature/TippingTheVelvet''
* ''Literature/TheWellOfLoneliness'' is a 1928 novel about a woman named Stephen diagnosed with "sexual inversion" (an old theory that stated that [[TransEqualsGay gay people are mentally the opposite gender]]). Stephen falls in love with a woman named Mary during World War 1. [[spoiler:It doesn't end on a particularly happy note. Stephen decides that she cannot make Mary happy and helps her fall for a male friend of hers]].
* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' is a DarkerAndEdgier reinterpretation of the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books that is full of gay and bi characters. The most obvious is Glinda's and Elphaba's relationship, which is very tinged with romantic implications though it's left vague if they were truly ever a couple. Even years after Elphaba's death, Glinda is in mourning.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DantesCove'', a supernatural soap opera where pretty much [[CastFullOfGay everyone is gay/queer]].
%% * ''Literature/Fingersmith''
%% * ''Series/{{Glue}}''
%% * ''Series/LipService''
* ''Series/TheLWord'' follows the stories of a group of queer women in Los Angeles.
%% * ''Series/MyHusbandsLover''
%% * ''Series/NeverWipeTearsWithoutGloves''
%% * ''Series/QueerAsFolk''
%% * ''SouthOfNowhere''
%% * ''Series/SugarRush''
%% * ''Series/TheRichMansDaughter''
%% * ''Literature/TippingTheVelvet''
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' has HomoeroticSubtext as a core story element. Since Xena and Gabrielle are soul-mates, they get together in many different incarnations. In the twentieth century, they end up with their clones getting together, their reincarnated selves getting together, ''and'' their [[IdenticalGrandson suspiciously familiar descendants]] getting together. Therefore, this ''could'' be considered a happy-ending, even though the original characters, onscreen, don't get one.
%% * ''Film/WhenImSixtyFour''
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' has quite a few characters that are lesbian or bisexual, including Piper, Poussey, Alex, Nicky, Sophia and Suzanne. The show also includes a transwoman, Sophia, who has had a troubled relationship with her wife and son since transitioning. Romantic relationships are in focus just as much non-romantic ones, and much tension derives from them. The show also addresses and acknowledges issues of homophobia and transphobia.
* Aside from being a serial killer drama, ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' focuses a lot on psychology, emotions and the relationships between the characters, mainly the complicated one between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. They early on develop a deep sense of kinship and mutual understanding, and by the end of the series, its revealed that they have romantic feelings for each other.
* "San Junipero", a season 3 episode of the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]''-esque anthology series ''Series/BlackMirror'' revolves around the romance between its two female leads Yorkie and Kelly set in the eponymous [[spoiler:virtual afterlife]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dysG12QCdTA Gay Pirates]] by Music/CosmoJarvis
%% * "The Soldiering Life" and "On The Bus Mall" by Music/TheDecemberists.
%% * "Fem in a Black Leather Jacket" (among others) by Music/PansyDivision
%% * "The Drowners" by {{Music/Suede}}, as well as "Animal Nitrate" for a violent, drug-addled version.
* Music/StudioKillers is a 'fictional' band with a bisexual female singer. Cherry has quite a few songs about feelings for women, such as "Jenny" being about her wanting to date her best friend.
%% * Queerness has been a major force in the music of Music/TheSmiths, as well as Morrissey's solo career, ever since This Charming Man, confirmed by Morrissey to be about the ins-and-outs of closeted sexual interactions, came out back in the early eighties. Morrissey himself has confirmed he's attracted to people regardless of gender, and his solo albums reflect that: his first compilation, Bona Drag, takes its title from a Polari slang phrase.
* Music/HayleyKiyoko has a number of songs about women liking women, such as "Girls Like Girls", "Pretty Girl", and "Sleepover".
* Music/{{Halsey}} has a few songs, such as "Strangers", by casually about being in love with women.
* "I Kissed A Girl" (completely unrelated to the Music/KatyPerry song) by Jill Sobule is about a woman is kissed by a woman for the first time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* There are several romantic pairings in the play ''TheMiracleAtNaples'', but possibly the most adorable is the two male best friends who fall for each other.
* Among other themes that were considered subversive at the time, there is a gay romantic pairing in the play ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' by Frank Wedekind (you may know it from the recent musical version).
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' features two main non-straight couples: Maureen/Joanne and Collins/Angel.
* ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' revolves around a number of queer characters, including a drag queen, a pair of closeted gay men (not together), and a few open gay men.
* ''Theatre/ThrillMe'' is based on the Leopold and Loeb case, and so Nathan and Richard are in a sexual relationship. Whether it's romantic is a matter of opinion.
* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': follows the romance between Arnold and Ed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BlackCloset'' is half detective game, half lesbian-romance game. It's set at a OneGenderSchool, so both the protagonist and all the romance options are female. Various background characters are also mentioned as at least flirting with being SchoolgirlLesbians.
%% * The FreewareGame ''Calamity Annie''.
* "VisualNovel/ComingOutOnTop" is essentially a series of different gay romances that the PlayerCharacter can have.
%% * The InteractiveFiction game ''Gun Mute''.
* ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' focuses on the relationship between the player character's sister and her girlfriend.
* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s main character is specifically gender non-binary, with an in-game option to change chosen pronouns, even mid game. Also there is romance, and cats.
* [[MightyGlacier Brad]] [[GentleGiant Evans]] and [[DisabledMeansHelpless Billy Pilder]] in ''VideoGame/WildArms2''. Though Billy has a severe traumatic head injury and no longer seems lucid, their love still endures.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' ''- Left Behind'' turns out to be about the blossoming (and sadly [[spoiler:short-lived]]) romance between [[spoiler:Ellie and Riley]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/AlfdisAndGunnora'' - bearded lesbian lady-dwarves.
* ''Webcomic/{{Beloved}}'' is about a opthalmologist who has a one-night stand with a sixteen year old girl [[MistakenAge she thought]] was older. Despite trying to avoid her, they end up meeting again and again.
* ''Webcomic/TheBoyInPinkEarmuffs'' is a webcomic about two boys who [[PuppyLove fall for each other]].
* Sandra K. Fuhr's comics. ''Webcomic/BoyMeetsBoy'' deals mainly with a male/male romance. Successor comic ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' focuses more on the wider life of a same-sex couple, but keeps romantic elements. However, newest entry to the universe ''Webcomic/OtherPeoplesBusiness'' relegates same-sex romance to background details (albeit ''important'' background details).
* ''Webcomic/CheckPlease'': There's a happy m/m relationship between two boys, one gay and one with an unspecified sexuality. It has a very slow burn. There are also implications of a past same-gender relationship with one of the boys and another boy.
* ''Webcomic/CunningFire'': Darcy and Akiva are confirmed to be the wlw main love arc of the series.
* ''Webcomic/FlutteringFeelings'' is a Korean webcomic between two bisexual women ''slowly'' realizing their feelings for each other. Until then they had only dated men. It ended up canceled before much happened due to the artist becoming sick.
* ''Webcomic/GrieferBelt'' - queer criminals hooking up and hanging out.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': There is some teen romance that's given a fair-sized focus in ''Homestuck'', including couples of all orientations: [[spoiler: Rose/Kanaya, Dirk/Jake and Horuss/Rufioh, to name a few couples. At least two of the above relationships are rather unhealthy, though.]]
* ''Webcomic/IgnitionZero'' is an UrbanFantasy comic where the protagonist, Robbie, and his friend Orson fall in love. They're both asexual men.
* ''Webcomic/IncubusTales'' focuses on the adventures of a traveling Incubus, and the people he meets.
* ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix'' focuses on romance between a cast of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans characters.
* ''Webcomic/LavenderLegend'' features a romance between [[AttractiveBentGender Felicia]]--a male who was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender--and the incorrigible Princess Lavender who becomes infatuated with [[WordOfGod him]] before she learns that [[WordOfGod he]] isn't a girl... [[SingleTargetSexuality though that doesn't slow her down in the slightest.]] Also, Felicia has a lot of issues to resolve in terms of what it means to hide his true nature in [[OlderThanSteam a medieval world]] that has no concept of "gender identity".
* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' features a slow-burn romance between the title characters, plus some consummated same-sex pairings in the supporting cast.
* ''Webcomic/{{The Less Than Epic Adventures Of TJ And Amal}}'' is a road trip story which follows the budding romance of a gay Indian man recently disowned by his family and a bisexual, free-spirited hippie as they travel across America.
* ''Webcomic/LilyLove'' is a Thai webcomic where the lead character begins to question her sexuality after falling for her neighborhood. Mew and Donut begin dating several chapters in.
* ''Webcomic/LongExposure'' - Described by the author as "a webcomic about a nerd and a bully who are forced to work on a class project together. The story revolves around them developing super powers after an incident at a strange research center, and finding themselves followed by a mysterious car, overcoming personal challenges, and (most importantly) discovering how gay they are for each other."
* ''Webcomic/{{Middleways}}'': All love is acceptable in Middleways, there are several gay characters and a surprising but most welcome trans romance.
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' takes a while, but [[GenderBender Ash]] and Emily become attracted to each other.
* ''Webcomic/MissingMonday'' - girl meets girl-from-another-universe.
* ''Webcomic/{{Niels}}'' - A Danish [[{{Gayngster}} mob boss]] has a [[TriangRelations polyamorous]] relationship with a married couple.
** ''Webcomic/SecretAgentMen'' - A fanfic spinoff of ''Webcomic/{{Niels}}'', about the titular spies falling in love.
* ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs'' - vampire-werewolf girl-meets-girl.
* ''Webcomic/{{Parhelion}}'' has a central gay relationship, lesbian side characters, and about seventy percent of aliens go by 'they' when addressed in English.
* ''Webcomic/PunchAnPie'''s main characters are a pair of bisexual women who end up getting involved with both men and women.
* ''Webcomic/{{Relativity}}'' follows the effects of a lightspeed space travel mission on an astronaut's relationship with her wife. [[spoiler:As well as what happens when she ends up in an alternate universe where she and her wife divorced.]]
* ''Webcomic/RockAndRiot'' follows the high school life of two rival gangs in the 50s, with queer couples abounding.
* ''Webcomic/SimplySarah'' is a love story about the trials and tribulations of two British teenage girls.
* ''Webcomic/TheirStory'' is a Chinese webcomic about a girl who falls in LoveAtFirstSight with a girl from the neighboring high school.
* ''Webcomic/{{Threading}}'' - ladies kissing in space.
* ''Webcomic/TrippingOverYou'' follows the lives of two British boarding students in love.
* ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' deals prominently with the romantic love life of a bisexual [=MtF=] {{transsexual}}.
* ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305'' has romance elements though most of the comic revolves around friendship between the PoliticallyIncorrectHero and his CampGay roommate, who has a boyfriend that isn't seen for most of the series. [[spoiler:Yoona]]'s ComingOutStory deals with her learning to deal with her heavy {{gayngst}} and becoming comfortable with dating women.
* ''Webcomic/YuMeDream'': Fiona is a friendless teenage girl until she befriends her new next-door-neighbor Lia. Her life soon begins to change dramatically. [[spoiler:It turns out it was AllJustADream. Then [[GenreShift the comic really changes]].]]
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' features the {{Adorkable}} romance of Cecil and Carlos in addition to the usual eldritch horrors of the eponymous town in the desert, starting in episode 25 where Carlos reciprocates Cecil's crush and in episode 27 when they start dating.
* ''Literature/MixBeerWithLiquorAndYouWillGetSicker'' is a romantic fiction between ambiguously autistic main, Lauchlan and Corbin, set in a pseudo historical, victorian setting.
* ''WebOriginal/YouCouldMakeALife'' is notable for having not one, but ''seven'' male/male romances, each with their own individual story set in a slightly modified NHL universe. Each one of them also covers a different type of relationship: there's the obligatory ComingOutStory, but also a MayDecemberRomance, a DestructiveRomance, a [[DatingCatwoman romance between rivals]], and more.
* ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' is a SettingUpdate to the famous LesbianVampire story ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}''. It features many queers and vampires, including the two protagonists, Carmilla, a lesbian vampire with loads of history, and Laura, a precocious university student and part-time investigator of the paranormal at Silas University. Their friends include childhood friends Perry, an orderly, mortherly girl who clean when she is nervous, and [=LaFontaine=], a gender-queer science geek who may or may not be in love with a former digitalized human soul.
* ''WebVideo/LastLife'', a ReincarnationRomance centred around the dark witch Sloane, who only wants to reunite with her eternal soulmate, Taylor. The twist, however, is that being constantly reincarnated souls, both have likely passed through any number of genders and orientations in their various past lives, and the series creators have said that ''Last Life'' celebrates ''pansexuality'' above all else. If anything, Sloane and Taylor have what amounts to SingleTargetSexuality for each other, regardless of whatever gender or form they're currently living in.
* ''WebVideo/{{Coupleish}}'' has the nonbinary Dee falling for a woman named Rachel.
* ''Podcast/ThePenumbraPodcast'' features many characters and stories, but its most notable relationship is between Juno Steel and [[spoiler: Peter Nareyev]], two men who live on opposite sides of the law but nevertheless fall for each other. Another relationship is between Chance Sequoyah and Mary Anne Watkins, a bandit and a schoolteacher living in the Old West.
* ''WebAnimation/InAHeartbeat'' is about a Sherwin, a middle school boy who is struggling to come to terms with his crush on Jonathan, the most popular boy in school. Sherwin must chase after his own heart to stop it from revealing his true feelings to Jonathan, and the entire student body.
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* Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are HumanoidAliens who have no gender, but all present themselves in a feminine way and use "she/her" pronouns. [[spoiler:Ruby and Sapphire]], the Gems who [[spoiler:[[FusionDance fuse]] to make up Garnet]], are confirmed by both WordOfGod and in the show to be in a romantic relationship. One of the plot points for an episode is that [[spoiler:Garnet doesn't want to be in a romantic relationship, because she ''is'' a romantic relationship.]] Pearl's devotion to and feelings for Steven's [[PosthumousCharacter mother]], Rose Quartz, have also been confirmed by both WordOfGod and shown in the show to be romantic.
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