03:13:20 PM Mar 20th 2017
The trope is actually somewhat understandable without claims of homophobia; before retrovirals and other modern medicine, and before thorough education on the risks and causes of AIDS, it was fairly uncommon to see an openly gay person live past 50. The trope may wane within another couple of decades.
05:25:53 PM Aug 2nd 2014
Do you think a major contributor to this trope might be "Guy on Guy is hot"?
01:33:48 AM Aug 3rd 2014
Nah, that would be a trope for the audience or characters appreciating gay relationships. The Boys Love Genre is about that. But that's very different from a trope about only young-ish characters being gay.
10:23:38 AM Oct 18th 2010
It's called Nobody Over 50 Is Gay, but is pretty much just a list of old gay characters. Hmm...