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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' Inverted. Shiro died, and then was later explicitly revealed to have been in a relationship with a man. [[BackFromTheDead He got better though.]]


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* In Falsettos, [[spoiler: Whizzer]] dies of an AIDS related illness. The other gay characters survive the story.
* Theatre/BareAPopOpera features two main gay characters, one of whom, [[spoiler: Jason, kills himself after he is outed by a fellow classmate.]]

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* In Falsettos, ''Falsettos,'' [[spoiler: Whizzer]] dies of an AIDS related illness. The other gay characters survive the story.
* Theatre/BareAPopOpera ''Theatre/BareAPopOpera'' features two main gay characters, one of whom, [[spoiler: Jason, kills himself after he is outed by a fellow classmate.]]]]
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' has sometimes been accused of using this trope, as gay drag queen/genderfluid character Angel dies of AIDS. His/her lover Collins and female couple Maureen and Joanne all survive, but it's still been a bone of contention among critics that the "queerest" of those four characters is the one who dies. Especially since Mimi, a straight girl who dies in [[Theatre/LaBoheme the source material]], is SparedByTheAdaptation.


* After writer Creator/PeterDavid brought Rictor and Shatterstar together, many people guessed that he'd kill one or both of them off, to which he responded that he was aware of this trope and would purposefully avoid it.


* ''Film/EuropaEuropa'': The closeted gay soldier Robert, who befriends Solly (himself also secretly a Jew), gets killed in combat. This is more justifiable than many examples though as it's in a war, plus this was real.

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* ''Film/EuropaEuropa'': The closeted gay soldier Robert, who befriends Solly (himself also secretly a Jew), gets killed in combat. This is more justifiable than many such examples though as it's in a war, plus this was real.

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* ''Film/EuropaEuropa'': The closeted gay soldier Robert, who befriends Solly (himself also secretly a Jew), gets killed in combat. This is more justifiable than many examples though as it's in a war, plus this was real.

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* In Falsettos, [[spoiler: Whizzer]] dies of an AIDS related illness. The other gay characters survive the story.
* Theatre/BareAPopOpera features two main gay characters, one of whom, [[spoiler: Jason, kills himself after he is outed by a fellow classmate.]]


The revival of this trope in 2015/16 (especially with regards to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that happened in reality]]), particularly for female LGBT characters, sparked [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/bury-your-gays-why-100-877176 a]] [[http://felixonline.co.uk/comment/6148/the-bury-your-gays-trope-needs-to-die/ lot]] [[http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/bury-your-gays-media-trope/ of]] [[http://www.themarysue.com/the-lexa-pledge/ outrage]] and a pledge to encourage show-runners' reconsideration if planning to implement the trope. Read a thesis written about the trope and its consequences [[http://arminda.whitman.edu/theses/333/ here]]. It's possibly also for this reason that a [[Recap/BlackMirrorSanJunipero small British future dystopia series]] was brought into the spotlight, and won two Emmys in 2017: it deconstructs the hell out of the trope.

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The Of some note: This trope is probably one of the most prominent and widespread cases of a PetPeeveTrope. For example, the revival of this trope in 2015/16 (especially with regards to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that happened in reality]]), particularly for female LGBT characters, sparked [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/bury-your-gays-why-100-877176 a]] [[http://felixonline.co.uk/comment/6148/the-bury-your-gays-trope-needs-to-die/ lot]] [[http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/bury-your-gays-media-trope/ of]] [[http://www.themarysue.com/the-lexa-pledge/ outrage]] and a pledge to encourage show-runners' reconsideration if planning to implement the trope. Read a thesis written about the trope and its consequences [[http://arminda.whitman.edu/theses/333/ here]]. It's possibly also for this reason that a [[Recap/BlackMirrorSanJunipero small British future dystopia series]] was brought into the spotlight, and won two Emmys in 2017: it deconstructs the hell out of the trope.


* Sorta subverted but not really in ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}} 2''. Trevor is the last out of four characters to be murdered, and specifically because Curtis loved him the most. However, he also dies right after admitting that he loves Curtis and right before they can kiss. The [[SatelliteLoveInterest female love interest survives]], apparently remembering that she was, in fact, a character in the game after [[TenMinuteRetirement disappearing from the last half of it or so]].
* In ''VideoGame/StarControl 2'', practically the only named character to die is [[DepravedBisexual Depraved Omnisexual]] Admiral ZEX.
** Also applies to the Androsynth race from the original Star Control. Yes, the ''entire species''.

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* Sorta subverted but not really Used in ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}} 2''. Trevor is the last out of four characters to be murdered, and specifically because Curtis loved him the most. However, he also dies right after admitting that he loves Curtis and right before they can kiss. The [[SatelliteLoveInterest female love interest survives]], apparently remembering that she was, in fact, a character in the game after [[TenMinuteRetirement disappearing from the last half of it or so]].
* In ''VideoGame/StarControl 2'', practically the only named character to die is [[DepravedBisexual Depraved Omnisexual]] Admiral ZEX.
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ZEX. Also applies to the Androsynth race from the original Star Control. Yes, the ''entire species''.

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* Creator/AnthonyPrice's long-running series of spy thrillers contains a single openly gay character, the British agent Aske, who is introduced in ''The Old Vengeful'' and dies in the final chapter of the same novel.


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* ''Series/KillingEve'', in the same episode that side character {{spoiler:Bill}} comes out, he is killed.

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* ''Series/KillingEve'', in ''Series/KillingEve'': In the same episode that side character {{spoiler:Bill}} [[spoiler:Bill]] comes out, he is killed.

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* ''Series/KillingEve'', in the same episode that side character {{spoiler:Bill}} comes out, he is killed.

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