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** The book ''Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe'' reveals that Scootaloo lives with her parents, however [[WhenYouComingHomeDad they're often busy]] (thus explaining their [[InvisibleParents absence]]). Scootaloo is instead more-or-less [[{{Nephewism}} raised by her aunts]], Lofty Love and Holiday. WordOfGod is that only one of them is biologically related to Scootaloo. A series of tweets [[WordOfGay heavily implied that they're a couple]], however Hasbro has yet to confirm it.

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** The book ''Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe'' reveals that Scootaloo lives with her parents, however [[WhenYouComingHomeDad they're often busy]] (thus explaining their [[InvisibleParents absence]]). Scootaloo is instead more-or-less [[{{Nephewism}} raised by her aunts]], Lofty Love and Holiday. WordOfGod is that only one of them is biologically related to Scootaloo. A series of tweets [[WordOfGay heavily implied that they're a couple]], however Hasbro has yet to confirm it. It also took ''quite'' a while for the characters to [[CanonForeigner appear in the series proper]].



** In the original version [[DiscountLesbians Ruby and Sapphire]] are explicitly in a romantic relationship. This didn't carry over to the French dub, however. The song "Stronger Than You", which originally was about ThePowerOfLove, was translated to instead be about ThePowerOfFriendship, to many a fan's anger and frustration. They redubbed the song later with the romance intact.
*** The entirety of the Season 5 episode "Reunited", covering Ruby and Sapphire's wedding, was shot as a big ol' middle finger to this trope. Want to call [[ButchLesbian Ruby]] a boy? She's the one wearing the dress. Call it a "friendship ceremony"? The big ol' lip lock says no to that. Cut out the wedding? Okay, but the previous episode and the second half of this one won't make any sense. Cut the episode entirely? The second half covers the climax of the last three season's plot lines, including a fight against [[spoiler:BLUE AND YELLOW DIAMOND]].

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** In the original version [[DiscountLesbians Ruby and Sapphire]] are explicitly in a romantic relationship. This didn't carry over to the French dub, however. The song "Stronger Than You", which originally was about ThePowerOfLove, was translated to instead be about ThePowerOfFriendship, to many a fan's anger and frustration. They Unusually, this turned out to be unintentional; the change was stated to be [[LostInTranslation a translation error]] and they redubbed the song later with the romance intact.
*** The entirety of the Season 5 episode "Reunited", covering Ruby and Sapphire's wedding, was shot as a big ol' middle finger to this trope. Want to call [[ButchLesbian Ruby]] a boy? She's the one wearing the dress. Call it a "friendship ceremony"? The big ol' lip lock says no to that. Cut out the wedding? Okay, but the previous episode and the second half of this one won't make any sense. Cut the episode entirely? The It's too important for that to work - the second half covers the climax of the last three season's plot lines, including a fight against [[spoiler:BLUE AND YELLOW DIAMOND]].

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* The original script of ''Film/SunshineCleaning'' made it more obvious that Norah was really a lesbian and Lynn was her ClosetKey - including kiss scenes between them and a booty call for Norah that shows she has no interest in. The final film removes most of that, and there's a scene where Lynn gets a little close to Norah[[note]]She's wearing a candy necklace at a party and Lynn leans in to bite the candy off it.[[/note]] and the latter looks uncomfortable - leaving it vague as to whether Norah was looking for a girlfriend or just a friend. The booty call Randy had all his scenes cut, except one where he's sleeping with Norah.


* During an infamous period in Creator/MarvelComics, then-EIC Creator/JimShooter mandated that ''no'' same-gender couples could be depicted in books. As the story goes, after there were protests against the overtly homophobic nature of a notorious scene Shooter penned in a ''[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Rampaging Hulk]]'' issue, in which Bruce Banner narrowly escaped being raped by two stereotypical DepravedHomosexual men in a YMCA shower, he decided that ''any'' depiction of gay people would be controversial. So he banned it, which included keeping a lid on ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Yukio (who were intended to be a couple) and the above mentioned Destiny and Mystique, and meant that Northstar couldn't come out and plans to make ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} bisexual were scrapped, as well as any other plans Claremont had.

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* During an infamous period in Creator/MarvelComics, then-EIC Creator/JimShooter mandated that ''no'' same-gender couples could be depicted in books. As the story goes, after there were protests against the overtly homophobic nature of a notorious scene Shooter penned in a ''[[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Rampaging Hulk]]'' issue, in which Bruce Banner narrowly escaped being raped by two stereotypical DepravedHomosexual men in a YMCA shower, he decided that ''any'' depiction of gay people would be controversial. So he banned it, which included keeping a lid on ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Yukio (who were intended to be a couple) and the above mentioned Destiny and Mystique, and meant that Northstar couldn't come out and plans to make ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} bisexual were scrapped, as well as any other plans Claremont [[Creator/ChrisClaremont Claremont]] had.

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* In ''Just as Long as We're Together'' by Creator/JudyBlume, narrator Stephanie mentions that her school guidance counsellor has long, manicured finger nails on one hand, and on the other, three nails are short and unpolished. There's a picture of a baby on her desk, but not one of husband. It has a certain...lesbianish vibe to it, but in 1986 even a Judy Blume book was unlikely to get away with having an openly lesbian guidance counsellor.


* [[Litrature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]], was actually bi, and she mentioned in her journal how she was attracted to a (female) friend, and even was aroused by the female form. This part was edited out, of course. Ironically, her sexuality actually added to the danger of her situation, since homosexuals were one of the groups hunted by the Nazis.

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* [[Litrature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]], was actually bi, and she mentioned in her journal how she was attracted to a (female) friend, and even was aroused by the female form. This part was edited out, of course. Ironically, her sexuality actually added to the danger of her situation, since homosexuals were one of the groups hunted by the Nazis.


* [[Litrature/DiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]], was actually bi, and she mentioned in her journal how she was attracted to a (female) friend, and even was aroused by the female form. This part was edited out, of course. Ironically, her sexuality actually added to the danger of her situation, since homosexuals were one of the groups hunted by the Nazis.

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* [[Litrature/DiaryOfAYoungGirl [[Litrature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]], was actually bi, and she mentioned in her journal how she was attracted to a (female) friend, and even was aroused by the female form. This part was edited out, of course. Ironically, her sexuality actually added to the danger of her situation, since homosexuals were one of the groups hunted by the Nazis.

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* [[Litrature/DiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]], was actually bi, and she mentioned in her journal how she was attracted to a (female) friend, and even was aroused by the female form. This part was edited out, of course. Ironically, her sexuality actually added to the danger of her situation, since homosexuals were one of the groups hunted by the Nazis.

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** Rarity and Applejack are sometimes LikeAnOldMarriedCouple, but also support each other quite frequently and are close friends, despite their apparent differences. Various background gags also have at times hinted at a particularly close relationship between the pair, including a bit in the comics where Rarity brings along a picture of Applejack on a trip. Some of the Equestria Girls episodes veer very much into hinting at a relationship between them with their body language and interactions, which was confirmed to be intentional by WordOfGod.


* The anime of ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' introduces truckloads of sexual tension between Kumiko and Reina, culminating in a scene in episode 8 so laden with {{subtext}} that it had {{yuri fan}}s all over {{squee}} in delight. And it just escalates from there in the following episodes. In the novels it gets just as heated, but while Reina's plot point (where she has a crush on a teacher) [[AbortedArc gets dropped like a hot potato and eventually forgotten]] in the books that follow, Kumiko [[spoiler:starts dating Shuichi, her {{Childhood Friend|s}}]]. Despite this, the books go even further with the subtext; but apparently an oddly detailed description of touching each other's underwear is not intended to imply any romantic attraction. In the anime Kumiko ends up with [[spoiler: no one]], however she does declare a (probably) PlatonicDeclarationOfLove to [[spoiler:Asuka]]. Shuichi's scenes were mostly either cut or made more platonic, which only made her tension with Reina more noticeable.

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* The anime of ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' introduces truckloads of sexual tension between Kumiko and Reina, culminating in a scene in episode 8 so laden with {{subtext}} that it had {{yuri fan}}s all over {{squee}} in delight. And it just escalates from there in the following episodes. In the novels it gets just as heated, but while Reina's plot point (where she has a crush on a teacher) [[AbortedArc gets dropped like a hot potato and eventually forgotten]] in the books that follow, Kumiko [[spoiler:starts dating Shuichi, her {{Childhood Friend|s}}]]. Despite this, the books go even further with the subtext; but apparently an oddly detailed description of touching each other's underwear is not intended to imply any romantic attraction. In the anime Kumiko ends up with [[spoiler: no one]], however she does declare a (probably) PlatonicDeclarationOfLove to [[spoiler:Asuka]]. Shuichi's scenes were mostly either cut or made more platonic, which only made her tension with Reina more noticeable. The finale movie later gave Kumiko and Shuichi a RelationshipUpgrade.



* Despite the concept that Franchise/WonderWoman comes from an island with more than a few lesbians being a popular one, in canon very few Amazons show anything besides LesYay.

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* Despite the concept that Franchise/WonderWoman comes from an island with more than a few lesbians being a popular one, in canon very few Amazons show anything besides LesYay.HomoeroticSubtext.


** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Cute'' instead of marrying a male character you can do the dating events with the Special Girls to increase your "best friend meter" with them. When it gets high enough the proposal item becomes available, at which point you can have a "best friend ceremony" with them. After this it's no longer possible to have a relationship or marry a male character, and you can even adopt a child together, but you are still only "best friends". The American version has the Blue Feather event disabled, so you can do everything ''up to'' the ceremony. The bachelorettes decline your proposal.
** Subverted in ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons2014'', which was released several years after ''Cute'' and by a different translator. It contains the first explicitly gay character in the series. He wasn't censored in the English version.
** ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonLightOfHope'' does not have {{Gay Option}}s, however you can still see a few of the Note Events even if you play as the same-gender as the character. These events include blushing and romantic subtext, but you still cannot marry the character.

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In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Cute'' instead of marrying a male character you can do the dating events with the Special Girls to increase your "best friend meter" with them. When it gets high enough the proposal item becomes available, at which point you can have a "best friend ceremony" with them. After this it's no longer possible to have a relationship or marry a male character, and you can even adopt a child together, but you are still only "best friends". The American version has the Blue Feather event disabled, so you can do everything ''up to'' the ceremony. The bachelorettes decline your proposal.
** *** Subverted in ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons2014'', which was released several years after ''Cute'' and by a different translator. It contains the first explicitly gay character in the series. He wasn't censored in the English version.
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''VideoGame/HarvestMoonLightOfHope'' does not have {{Gay Option}}s, however you can still see a few of the Note Events even if you play as the same-gender as the character. These events include blushing and romantic subtext, but you still cannot marry the character.


* In ''Film/WonderWoman'' it is hinted at that there is at least one lesbian couple among the Aamazons, but we never get to see a lesbian couple kiss.

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* In ''Film/WonderWoman'' it is hinted at that there is at least one lesbian couple among the Aamazons, Amazons, but we never get to see a lesbian couple kiss.

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** In Film/CaptainMarvel2019, the titular superhero is strongly implied to be in a relationship with her [[SarcasmMode "best friend"]] Marie, even raising the latter's daughter together. If this is true, the reason it's never brought up in-universe is likely Don't Ask, Don't Tell [[note]] a military regulation that stated that homosexuals (and bisexuals, and pansexuals, etc.) could serve, but only if they kept their sexuality a secret[[/note]]. Out of universe, it's likely this trope.


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* ''Postcards from Buster'', a PBS show and spinoff of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' where Buster went around talking to kids about their families, interviewed some children who lived together with two mothers. The episode was never shown on TV.


* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as a whole has gained some notoriety over this. In addition to ''Ragnarok'' mentioned above, ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' features Ayo, a lesbian member of the [[PraetorianGuard Dora Milaje]] in the comics, but [[AdaptedOut omits her girlfriend Aneka]] and never brings up her sexuality one way or the other. The TV side of the MCU is slightly better about this: in ''Series/JessicaJones'' and ''Series/{{Runaways}}'', lesbians and bisexual women are central characters and their relationships get ample screentime. However, you may have noticed another double-standard in effect: almost all the queer representation in the MCU involves women. The only gay ''man'' to appear in the entire franchise is Joey from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'''s third season. But despite being the first character introduced in the season, it's clear that he [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants a normal life]], only sporadically appears, and leaves SHIELD as soon as he's able and never appears again. Meanwhile, Yo-Yo, a straight woman also introduced in the third season under the same circumstances, goes on to become a series regular. There is also a gay relationship in ''Series/CloakAndDagger'' but it is only mentioned briefly and one of the men dies so his lover can live.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as a whole has gained some notoriety over this. In addition to ''Ragnarok'' mentioned above, ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' features Ayo, a lesbian member of the [[PraetorianGuard Dora Milaje]] in the comics, but [[AdaptedOut omits her girlfriend Aneka]] and never brings up her sexuality one way or the other. The TV side of the MCU is slightly better about this: in ''Series/JessicaJones'' and ''Series/{{Runaways}}'', lesbians and bisexual women are central characters and their relationships get ample screentime. However, you may have noticed another double-standard in effect: almost all the queer representation in the MCU involves women. The only gay ''man'' to appear in the entire franchise is Joey from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'''s third season. But despite being the first character introduced in the season, it's clear that he [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants a normal life]], only sporadically appears, and leaves SHIELD as soon as he's able and never appears again. Meanwhile, Yo-Yo, a straight woman also introduced in the third season under the same circumstances, goes on to become a series regular. The Season 6 premiere introduces a new character named Benson who mentions having a husband, but only time will tell if the man actually appears (and how long Benson himself) stays on the show. There is also a gay relationship in ''Series/CloakAndDagger'' but it is only mentioned briefly and one of the men dies so his lover can live.


* By the [[Creator/TamoraPierce same author]], Lalasa from ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse Protector Of The Small]]'', Kel's maidservant, is a lesbian. Aside from some subtext with one of her friends, it's never mentioned in the series proper, due to Lalasa being a small enough character that there wasn't space for it without invoking HaveIMentionedIAmGay.

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* By the [[Creator/TamoraPierce same author]], Lalasa from ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse Protector Of The of the Small]]'', Kel's maidservant, is a lesbian. Aside from some subtext with one of her friends, it's never mentioned in the series proper, due to Lalasa being a small enough character that there wasn't space for it without invoking HaveIMentionedIAmGay.



** Two different writers have stated that Talltail and Jake were in love, however the publishers insist that they're only close friends.

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** Two different writers have stated that Talltail and Jake were in love, however but the publishers insist that they're only close friends.

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