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

In the West, gay and lesbian romances aimed at LGBT readers have existed as a publishing niche since the 1950s, but are still relatively obscure (and Sturgeon's Law and The Theorem of Narrow Interests applies to what can be found). Most broadly-known Western same-sex and LGBT romances are aimed at general audiences and have a tendency to be tragic. Another Western genre, M/M romance, features male love interests but is written primarily by women for women and has a tendency to go to the opposite extreme.

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



A sub-category of Queer Media, which itself is a sub-category of LGBT Representation in Media. See also Gay Option, which may overlap with this trope when the story is built around the romance as opposed to the romance being a sidequest.


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  • This ad for a gay help line.
  • This ad for Pepsi.
  • An ad from a Norwegian sports apparel company with a surprise ending.
  • An online advert for the Renault Clio car brand. Two women are driven around in a Clio as children, hug and kiss as teenagers, and drive around in their own Clio as adults.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Birdmen, a shounen series where the next generation/evolution of humans becomes bi/pansexual due to there no longer being any care for gender or race. Both protagonists are male and involved in a form of relationship with each other.
  • Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa is a Romantic Comedy with an intersex protagonist.
  • Bokura no Hentai is a Otokonoko Genre 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 Long-Haired Pretty Boy Satoshi who has feelings for Marika no matter her gender.
  • Crossplay Love: Otaku x Punk is a Romantic Comedy about two crossdressing boys who are each attracted to the other's feminine persona, but are unaware they're not a real girl.
  • Even If It Was Just Once, I Regret It: Landlady is openly lesbian. Chiyo claims initially to be straight, but ends up in a relationship with Landlady by the end, so it could be that she's bisexual, or in denial about her orientation, with Landlady as her Closet Key.
  • Even Though We're Adults is about a married woman who falls in love with a woman she met at a bar.
  • Free Soul: Keito is a mangaka who falls for a funk trumpeter named Niki.
  • Indigo Blue is a about a novelist named Rutsu who meets a lesbian fan of her work named Tamaki. Rutsu's attracted to Tamaki, which is trouble because she already has a boyfriend.
  • Is My Hobby Weird? is a Slice of Life mini-series about a girl named Maiko Fujiyama, who spends each morning secretly staring at other girls' butts, on her way to school. Which is how she meets Risa Tsuzuki, who turns out to be her ideal match.note  The series follows their blossoming relationship using a combination of comedy and mild drama, and ultimately ends with them forming a threeway relationship with Ui.
  • Kanojo ni Naritai Kimi to Boku is about a high school girl in love with her trans girl best friend.
  • Kyou Kara Yonshimai revolves around a trans woman character who surprises her sisters by coming back home a woman. Early in the manga she gets a girlfriend, with the manga dealing seriously enough with her dysphoria and how it affects their relationship.
  • Love Me For Who I Am is about the blossoming relationship between Tetsu, a cis man who begins to question his sexuality when he falls for Mogumo, a nonbinary person, after Tetsu offers them a job at a "girlyboy" (otokonoko in the official translation) cafe.
  • Love My Life is about a woman who reveals to her parents that she's gay and in a relationship with a woman, only for them to reveal that they're both gay as well. The manga explores being gay in Japan.
  • No. 6 is officially a dystopian Sci-Fi story, but the heavily romantic relationship between the two male leads is a major theme throughout. By the end of the story, they're the Official Couple.
  • Off*beat is an OEL Manga about a bored Teen Genius named Tory who becomes intrigued by his mysterious new neighbor, Colin, and how this chance meeting blossoms into a relationship between the two boys. They have The Big Damn Kiss in the penultimate chapter, and the epilogue hints that their relationship continues into adulthood.
  • Ohana Holoholo is a part Slice of Life, part romance story revolving around two bisexual women who used to date and are now trying to live together platonically.
  • Our Dreams at Dusk is about Tasuku, a gay teen who finds a community of other LGBT+ people, and his blossoming crush on Touma, who realizes he's gay after Tasuku confesses to him. It also has prominent focus on other LGBT+ relationships, like Haruko and Saki, two lesbians who want to get married, and Tchaiko and Seichiro, two elderly gay men who've been together for many years.
  • Pieta is a josei manga about a depressed teenager named Rio who falls for a female classmate.
  • Plica is a yonkoma about lesbians in Japan, including the titular Plica and her girlfriend Mari.
  • The Adolescence of Utena movie of Revolutionary Girl Utena fame is more blatant about Utena and Anthy's romantic relationship, one that's sealed with a kiss by the very end.
  • Roll Over and Die is primarily about a girl named Flum and her developing relationship with a slave she saved named Milkit.
  • Sakura-chan to Amane-kun is a romance manga about a trans girl and a trans boy.
  • Sweet Blue Flowers has a predominantly straight cast overall, but the main characters are mostly lesbians.
  • Wandering Son, by the same author as Sweet Blue Flowers, is a Slice of Life revolving around two transgender children. While Takatsuki (a trans boy) doesn't have any major crushes, the trans girl protagonist has had quite a few crushes on girls (and Takatsuki himself) and even gains a girlfriend halfway through the manga.
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday? is about two boyfriends, their lives, and the food they cook.
  • Yuri!!! on Ice revealed itself to be this after seven episodes of (very intense) Ship Tease, as Victor and Yuri have The Big Damn Kiss and eventually get engaged. It's also crucial to Yuri's character development and career arc as a skater.
  • Yuureitou is a mystery-murder manga about a NEET named Taichi who befriends a Bishōnen trans man named Tetsuo. There are a lot of gay and bisexual characters. Taichi and Tetsuo are the Official Couple.

    Comic Books 
  • Ralf König's comics, such as Konrad and Paul, The Killer Condom and The Most Desired Man.
  • 20 Fists is the story of two women who lead rival fistfighting gangs falling in love and navigating the consequences of such a relationship.
  • Bloom (2019) is a gay romance between two young adults centered around a family bakery and one's guy's desire to leave the bakery and his hometown behind.
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color: Clémentine falls for Emma and struggles over coming to grips with her sexuality before the pair get involved.
  • Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms: Annie is a tomboy lesbian and Beatrice is a popular cheerleader and trans girl. They are former friends who end up falling in love over the course of the book.
  • Dykes to Watch Out For is about lesbian romance, mixed with drama and political commentary.
  • All over the place in Circles, but then again this goes without saying. Every main character ends up in a relationship and as a couple.
  • The Girl From The Sea: A lesbian romance between a human woman and a selkie.
  • The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. Book website. (Also made into a movie in 2005)
  • Goodbye, Battle Princess Peony is about Battle Princess Peony, a Magical Girl Warrior that fights to defend the world of Flora from the Divine Lady Silkrose, who one day accidentally gets transported back to her home where all the other Divine Ladies come from. It turns out it's also an academy for villians-in-training, and graduating is the only way Peony can escape! But as Peony works to become a villain, she begins to understand Silkrose little by little, and their relationship begins to change.
  • My Very First Vampire Blood Drive is about Bunny, a human girl with type AB blood who attends a blood drive without realizing it's actually a blood drive specifically for the town's local community of friendly vampires. Bunny freaks out, but is charmed by Velvet, a gorgeous, prince-like butch girl who happens to have a rare condition that makes it so she can only drink type AB blood...
  • Roadqueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love is a story about the cool but immature Butch Lesbian Leo trying to prove to mysterious beauty Vega she can be a good girlfriend by spending one week in a Fake Relationship with her. Predictably, it turns into something more.

    Fan Works 
  • In Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità, Germany, Italy, and Japan ended up in a polyamorous relationship. All three are guys.
  • Faith and Buffy's Super-Happy-Ending-Bedtime-Story 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.
  • Desert Fox by Vathara, 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.
  • Upon a Fiery Steed by Vathara has Trowa and Quatre, 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."
  • It's shaping up to have at least some elements of this in A New Day of the Mass Foundations series between Eric Grimes of our world and Garrett Pitt, an Original Character of the Mass Effect universe.
  • Becoming Free: The story is about Elsa slowly going from friendship to falling in love with her friend Freya, with tension coming from the fact that not only is Freya a woman, but a commoner.
  • Born To Be Alive: After breaking up with Nick, Judy begins dating a vixen named Shay.
  • Girlfrenemies: Apple and Raven pretend to be a couple to try and ease the tensions between their two factions... but soon find themselves actually falling for each other.
  • Harboured & Encompassed: Archie and Horatio's gay love story is the focus of the story. They later have a same-sex polyamorous relationship with Will.
  • A Magical Evening centers around Princess Sofia and Lucinda's relationship and the struggles that come with it in a not-as-accepting time period. The side romance between Princess Hildegard and Princess Clio also plays an important role in the plot.
  • Murder Most Horrid (Harry Potter) is about a romance between Bellatrix and Herminone in a world where Voldemort never existed.
  • My Lesbian Life with Monster Girls: Monster Yurisume
  • Protector: A major part of the plot is the growing romance between the two main characters, Pina (a male sheep) and Bill (a male tiger) as they also grapple with their traumas and personal issues.
  • A Song of Grumbling & Cotton Candy: The story is about a romance between Jem and Pizzazz that blossoms after Pizzazz accidentally wins a charity auction to have a date with her.
  • Tokimeki PokéLive! and TwinBee: There are many lesbian couples across the series proper as well as a few gay couples in the Boy's Side stories.
  • Warmth: The plot revolves around the friendship between Yukari and Minamo slowing evolving into a romance.
  • We Are Only Animals: Instead of attacking Haru, Legosi attacks Louis outside the theatre, preventing him from going down the darker route he did in cannon. This causes the two of them to grow closer, eventually falling in love.
  • White Magnolia Pink Chrysanthemum: In an alternate universe where Mulan is born a man named Ping, he and Shang still meet in the army and fall in love.
  • White Noise: After Yang is hired by Weiss's father to be her bodyguard, the two of them quickly find themselves falling for each other.

    Film — Animation 
  • Achilles (a 1995 stop-motion short) clearly depicts Achilles and Patroclus as lovers.
  • One Stormy Night was 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 romantic subtext.

    Film — Gay 
  • Twenty Four Nights, a story about a gay man who lives with his sister who writes a letter to Santa Claus.
  • Absent (original title Ausente), a 2011 Argentinian movie about a high school student who tries to spend the night in the apartment of the school's sports teacher, a man he is infatuated with, hoping something will happen between them.
  • Akron, a 2015 independent movie about two boys whose families are involved in a tragic accident reunited as lovers.
  • All Over The Guy, a story about two friends who set up their gay friends up on a horrible first date.
  • Beautiful Thing, a British Coming of Age and Coming-Out Story from 1996, set in a London Council Estate.
  • Bedrooms and Hallways, 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.
  • Being 17, a 2016 French Coming-of-Age Story about two boys, initially unable to get along at school, spending time together in one of the boys' house due to various circumstances.
  • Ben & Arthur, a 2002 movie about a gay couple and their attempts to get their marriage legally recognized.
  • Big Eden, 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 Blue Citrus Hearts, is summed up as the story of a boy who loves a boy.
  • Boys: A coming of age romance story about two teenage boys on the same relay team who gradually fall in love.
  • Brokeback Mountain is about a hidden romance between two cowboys that lasts several decades.
  • 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, Brotherhood
  • The Bubble (2006)
  • Bungee Jumping Of Their Own: Seo In-woo, a married high-school teacher, finds himself inexplicably drawn to the new student Hyun-bin. The two eventually realize that Hyun-bin is the reincarnation of In-woo's lost love, who was run over by a car when the two of them were students.
  • Burnt Money (Plata Quemada), an Argentinian movie. Queer Romance WITH FUGITIVES!
  • The Cakemaker
  • The two romantic leads of Call Me by Your Name are bisexual men and have a brief relationship which is the focus of the film.
  • Christopher And His Kind, a Bio Pic of Christopher Isherwood starring Matt Smith.
  • Ciao (2008), a story about two men who find connection after their mutual friend's death.
  • Contracorriente (Undertow) : A Peruvian movie from 2009 about a closeted fisherman and his secret affair with an artist.
  • Esteros, a 2016 Argentinian film about two estranged childhood friends rekindling atrraction they had with each other more than 10 years after they had been separated.
  • Fair Haven, a story about a man fresh-off of gay conversion therapy torn between fulfilling his distant father's expectation to inherit the family's orchard and his own dream of going to college complicated by sudden reignited flame with his ex-boyfriend.
  • ''The Falls Trilogy; The Falls (2012), The Falls - Testament of Love (2013), and The Falls- Covenant of Grace (2016). It tells about two Mormon missionaries who fall in love with each other and the trials and tribulations surrounding their love.
  • Fashion Victims, a story about a female clothes salesman whose son falls for his rival at work.
  • Free Fall, a 2013 German drama about soon-to-be father having an affair with a gay fellow police officer.
  • For A Lost Solder, a story about a child and a soldier.
  • From Beginning To End, a story about two brothers who love each other deeply since childhood.
  • Get Real, another British Coming of Age and Coming-Out Story from 1998, set in a small-town suburb.
  • God's Own Country, a 2017 British movie about a blossoming romance between an isolated sheep farmer and Romanian temporary helper.
  • Going Down In La La Land, a 2011 movie about an aspiring actor who has to build his career from gay pronographic industry and escorting.
  • Hello, Stranger: The Movie
  • Holding the Man, an Australian book-to-movie adaptation of a memoir telling a story of its writer and his lover's love life from 1976 to 1992.
  • Japanese movie Hush
  • I Think I Do (1997) is about a gay couple at a straight couple's wedding.
  • In Bloom (2013)note , ironically, tells a story about dying relationship between two young men and aftermath of their breakup.
  • Is It Just Me?, a love story about a gay man meeting a person online accidentally using his roommate's account.
  • Jeffrey, a romantic comedy about a recently celibate man who falls for someone who is HIV-positive.
  • Just A Question Of Love, a French movie about a young man who is struggling to come out to his family.
  • Keep The Lights On, a Slice of Life featuring a relationship spanning just short of ten years.
  • Kiss The Bride, a story about a man who goes to stop the wedding of the guy he once loved.
  • Lan Yu, a story about an older man who falls in love with a student.
  • Last Summer, a 2013 independent movie about two childhood friends and lovers from a rural city of Arkansas who spend their last months during summer together as one of them leaves to study in college.
  • Latter Days, involving a Mormon missionary and his relationship with the out-and-proud guy next door.
  • Lilies, a story about how a man ended up a prison because he was convicted of killing the one he loved.
  • Love Bites: A gay Romantic Comedy about a vampire hunter falling in love with a bloodsucker.
  • The Love of Siam, a story about two childhood friends who meet up again as teenagers.
  • The Man I Love, a French movie about a swimming pool employee falling for a straight man.
  • Mario (2018), a Swiss film about a scooer player and his love story with a newly transferred striker from Germany.
  • The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life Of Ethan Green, a story about a gay man who fails at his relationships.
  • The Normal Heart, 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.
  • Morgan (2012), a story about a recently disabled athlete who meets a guy while going out to buy more alcohol to keep himself drunk.
  • Parting Glances, a 1986 film about a gay couple dealing with an imminent, if temporary, separation, as well as their eccentric friends, one of whom is dying of AIDS.
  • The Pass (2016), a British stageplay-to-movie adaptation about a football athlete who chose his career and fame at the cost of being open to his sexuality and pursuing his love for fellow athlete and best friend.
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Plan B, an Argentinian movie about a man who tries to break his ex-girlfriend's relationship by pretending to fall in love with her new boyfriend.
  • Private Romeo, a story about military academy students which somehow ends up becoming a story about Romeo and Juliet (but with boys).
  • Querelle, a 1982 arthouse film about murder and homoerotic lust, directed by famed bisexual director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and based on the book by Jean Genet.
  • Shelter, a 2007 movie about a young man who had to bury his college dream for family obligations finding comfort and relationship during his time surfing with his best friend's big brother.
  • Single All the Way, a 2021 Netflix Christmas romcom.
  • Supernova
  • Trick, a story about a amateur song writer who spends his night with a go go dancer.
  • The Trip, a 2002 romance movie set in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • The War Boys, a story about 3 friends who often go out on the border to cause trouble.
  • The Way He Looks a Brazilian movie (based on a short movie) following the Coming-of-Age Story of a blind kid that falls in love with the New Transfer Student.
  • Weekend (2011), a story about a gay man who ends up knowing more about his one night stand.
  • Were the World Mine is a drama musical about an entire town falling into a Love Spell that makes half the cast gay.
  • My Beautiful Laundrette is a story of a Pakistani immigrant rekindling his romance with his high-school flame Johnny while trying to run a laundrette in the 1980s London.
  • Yves Saint Laurent: A French language biopic that heavily focuses on the famous fashion designer's romance with his business partner Pierre Bergé.

    Film — Lesbian 
  • Aimée & Jaguar has the wife of a Nazi officer and a Jewish woman falling in love in 1940s Germany.
  • Alena: In the film, Alena's former relationship with Josefin is far more explicit and overshadows things. Later she also gets involved with Fabienne.
  • Alto: The story of an Italian-American musician and a mob boss's daughter falling in love.
  • Ammonite: Famous female fossil finder Mary Anning (1799 - 1847) has a romance with the wife of one of her customers.
  • Being John Malkovich: The relationship between the female leads is one of the film's main plots.
  • Below Her Mouth: The affair between Jasmine, who'd never been attracted to women before, and lesbian Dallas forms the basis of the film's plot.
  • Better Than Chocolate: Maggie has just found Kim, who's the love of her life. However, things become difficult when Maggie's mother and brother come to stay at her place, as Maggie isn't out to her mom.
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant: Divorced fashion designer and single mother Petra meets and quickly falls for Karin, a married aspiring model. Their relationship is quickly revealed to be dysfunctional due to Petra's narassism and Karin's manipulative nature.
  • Blood of the Tribades: Élisabeth and Fantine's centuries-old relationship forms the center of the film, with other same-sex relationships between woman also being implied or mentioned.
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color: Adèle, who'd thought of herself as wholly straight, falls for openly lesbian Emma. They start a relationship, but have to go through many difficulties.
  • Bonnie & Bonnie: After her relationship with Kiki gets disclosed to Yara's brother, Yara is coerced into an arranged marriage by her father, and has to run away to escape this.
  • Bound (1996): Closeted lesbian prostitute and mob moll Violet is drawn to ex-con Corky. They get involved while hatching a scheme to rob $2 million from the Mafia.
  • Breaking the Girls: Sara's relationship with Alex puts the plot in motion. Alex's with Nina moves it further. Sara however is also in a relationship with Eric.
  • But I'm a Cheerleader 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.
  • Bye Bye Blondie: French film in which two former teen lovers (played by Béatrice Dalle and Emmanuelle Béart) reunite in their 40s.
  • Carmen Y Lola: The whole plot centers on the title characters' falling in love and the travails which they face for doing so.
  • Carol, based on the 1950s novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. 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.
  • The Chinese Botanist's Daughters: The film is about a tragic love story between two Chinese teenagers in the 1980s.
  • Crush: The story of Paige, a teenage lesbian who's attracted to her lesbian classmate Gabby, then falls for Gabby's twin sister AJ (who's bi) instead.
  • Desert Hearts, about two women falling in love on a Nevada ranch circa 1959 while one of them is getting a Divorce in Reno. Made in 1985.
  • The Duke Of Burgundy: The story of two women in a secret BDSM relationship together during the 1800s.
  • Elena Undone: The whole film is about Elena, a woman who's married to a man, steadily falling in love with Peyton, who starts out as her female friend and them getting into an affair.
  • Eloïse's Lover: Àsia becomes attracted to another woman, Eloïse, then begins a secret romance with her.
  • Entre Nous: The film very heavily implies that the friendship between Lena and Madeleine is romantic in nature.
  • Farewell, My Queen: An All Love Is Unrequited plot involving three female characters.
  • Fingersmith, based on the book of the same name.
  • Fire, a 1996 film from India.
  • First Girl I Loved: Anne falls for Sasha, another girl at her school, who gradually reciprocates the attraction but then pulls away.
  • Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives, a Canadian documentary about mid-century lesbians, with romance pulp novel style narratives woven throughout.
  • French Twist, a cheated on wife starts a relationship with a Butch Lesbian.
  • Gia: Gia falls for Linda, with whom she gets involved. Sadly, their relationship falls apart over Gia's drug abuse.
  • Girls Like Magic: The film centers around Maggie, a seemingly straight woman, befriending her lesbian neighbor Jamie and then the pair falling in love.
  • Go Fish
  • The Guest House: Rachel, a teenager recently dumped by her boyfriend, gets involved with Amy, her dad's house guest.
  • The Half of It is about Ellie, a Chinese-American high school girl living in a small rural town. She runs a secret essay writing cheating scheme, and is hired and befriended by Paul - the awkward but Lovable Jock - to write love letters to Aster, the popular girl he has a crush on. Ellie quickly realizes that she also has a crush on Aster, which results in a Bisexual Love Triangle.
  • The Handmaiden, Korean remake of the movie Fingersmith.
  • Happiest Season, a Christmas-themed romantic comedy about a lesbian who accompanies her girlfriend to her family's house for Christmas, only to discover her girlfriend has not come out to her family.
  • Heavenly Creatures: Two teen girls form a close bond, which becomes romantic, and murder one's mother after she comes between them. A fairly disturbing example really.
  • High Art
  • I Can't Think Straight is a British romantic comedy about a young Indian woman who falls in love with a rich Palestinian heiress.
  • If These Walls Could Talk 2, a television movie about three lesbians couples from three different eras.
  • Imagine Me & You is about a woman who falls in love with the florist, Luce, who catered for her straight wedding. It features an incredibly heartwarming final scene and lots of flowers.
  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, a film about Exactly What It Says on the Tin (minus the "incredibly true" part). In this film, a Butch Lesbian falls in love with another girl after she visits the gas station the former works at.
  • Its In The Water
  • Jack & Diane: Diane and Jack's romance is the main through line in the film. They meet just after the beginning, and it develops across the film until they break up at the end.
  • Jenny's Wedding
  • Kissing Jessica Stein is a romance about a neurotic Jewish girl who impulsively goes out on a date with a bisexual woman and ends up falling in love with her.
  • Kiss Me, also known as With Every Heartbeat. A young woman soon to be married gets involved with her future stepmother's lesbian daughter.
  • Lianna, a 1983 movie about an unhappy housewife who realizes her same-sex attraction after having an affair with a female college professor.
  • Les Biches
  • Loving Annabelle: Annabelle, a rebellious student at a Catholic boarding school, is quickly drawn to her female teacher Ms. Bradley, who returns her feelings, and they get into a relationship.
  • Losing Chase, starring Helen Mirren and Kyra Sedgwick.
  • Lost and Delirious: Paulie and Tori, two girls at a boarding school, have to keep their sexual relationship hidden from everyone but their roommate Mary.
  • Love Is Not Perfect: A major part of the plot is Elena's relationship with Adriana, as it's a Bisexual Love Triangle.
  • Love My Life
  • Mädchen in Uniform 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.
  • Maggie & Annie is about a married woman who finds herself falling in love with an openly lesbian woman on her softball team.
  • Margarita: Though it isn't the sole focus of the film, the relationship between main character Margarita and her girlfriend Jane is a main theme.
  • Margarita with a Straw: Leila, an Indian college student with cerebral palsy, goes to New York City and falls in love with Khanum, a Pakistani-Bangladeshi young woman who is blind.
  • My Days of Mercy: Lucy, who protests against capital punishment, meets Mercy, who's on the opposite side, outside a prison. The two fall for each other and have a relationship despite their disagreement.
  • My Summer of Love subverts the "romance" aspect. Tamsin doesn't love Mona, she just had summer fun with her, manipulating her throughout.
  • The New Mutants: Dani and Rahne seem like friends only at first, but then they fall for each other, becoming a couple.
  • A New York Christmas Wedding: The film revolves around Jenni's and Gabby's romance (including marriage) which occurs across different timelines.
  • Nina's Heavenly Delights is a Rom Com about a cooking contest. The title character just happens to be gay and, like most of the cast, a Scot of Indian ancestry. Then she gets drawn to her brother's fiancee, with the two slowly getting into a romance.
  • The protagonist of Out at the Wedding 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. 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.
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire: The focus of the film is the same-sex affair between Marianne and Héloïse.
  • Rafiki: is about a growing romance between two Kenyan women. Notable for being the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, especially regarding LGBT rights which is seen as criminal in its home country.
  • Riot Girls: While a post-apocalyptic film which focuses on other things, lesbian punk girls Nat and Scratch are the main characters in a romance that is pretty central to the story.
  • Room in Rome 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.
  • Saving Face: The primary plot has to do with family drama, changing attitudes in the close-knit Chinese-American community of Flushing, NYC, and coping with family pressures with regard to protagonist Wil's forbidden romance with another Chinese-American woman, Vivian. One of the stories deals with Wil trying to conceal her relationship from her mother ... while her mother is living with her.
  • The Secrets: Naomi and Michelle briefly become lovers while at the seminary together.
  • Show Me Love, aka Fucking Åmål, a Swedish movie about Agnes and Elin, two schoolgirl lesbians. 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 Hard-Drinking Party Girl, Agnes, she has a crush on, who she bonds with and eventually has a relationship with after her birthday party Goes Horribly Wrong and Agnes turns up for a joke.
  • Soongava Dance Of The Orchids
  • Spider Lilies
  • The Summer of Sangaile: Sangaile meets Auste in the first scenes, becomes friends with her, then they get involved and their relationship remains core to the rest of the film.
  • Tell It To The Bees is about a female doctor who becomes ostracized after she falls for a woman.
  • Thelma: Thelma feeling attracted to a woman and dealing with the fact, alongside her burgeoning psychic powers, is the main theme of the film.
  • Water Lilies: a teen girl who practices synchronised swimming is attracted to another and a relationship develops.
  • When Night is Falling: The story is about Camille, who's in a long-term relationship with a man, falling for a woman.
  • With a Kiss I Die imagines that Juliet of Romeo and Juliet was transformed into a vampire and falls in love with a human woman in the present day.
  • The World Unseen is a historical drama about a married housewife in South Africa during The Apartheid Era who falls for a rebellious female cafe owner.
  • Yes Or No

    Film — Queer/Other 
  • The Magical Christmas Tree, A Christmas movie about a non-binary accountant who falls in love with a genderless elf.
  • Romeos is a film about a romance between two men, one of whom is trans.
  • Sappho: Sappho realizing her attraction to women, and subsequent relationship with Helene, makes up the core of the film. Both are bisexual however.
  • Soldiers Girl, 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.
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday: About an open love triangle between a bisexual male sculptor, a young divorced woman, and a middle-aged gay doctor.
  • Two 4 One: The protagonist is a trans man whose girlfriend gets him pregnant. No labels are used for her, but she's presumably bi, given she finds him attractive after his gender transition too.

  • Affinity
  • All for the Game, features a romance between two college-age boys.
  • Amor Ou Algo Assim: The novella follows the complicated romantic and sexual attraction between two men, former bully and victim in high school; now an Impoverished Patrician and a national sweetheart and soap opera star respectively, when they reunite in their hometown for a wedding.
  • Annie on My Mind, a lesbian Young Adult novel. That rare thing: one with a definite happy ending for the lesbian couple. It's an early 1980s book and is one of the first Queer Romance young adult books.
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a novel that focuses more on the coming-of age aspect of the main character, but without brushing aside the LGBT themes.
  • At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill: a queer romance set at the time of the Irish War of Independence.
  • Before We Disappear focuses on the romance between two boys, assistants to magicians, set in the 1920s.
  • A BETTER PLACE by Mark Roeder.
  • The Book of All Hours, where the central story is 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 Bury Your Gays.
  • The Boyfriend Material series begins with a classic Fake Relationship plotline involving the main characters, Luc and Oliver.
  • Boy Meets Boy, a queer high school romance (and possibly the most cheerful and adorable one ever at that) by David Levithan.
  • Melissa Brayden is a prolific writer of lesbian romance. In her books, happy endings are guaranteed.
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Captive Prince: A Low Fantasy series that prominently features a romance between two young men (more so in the sequels than the first book).
  • Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell, where the main character Simon Snow has just been dumped by his girlfriend, Agatha. As it happens, Simon is also obsessed with his roommate Baz, who Agatha has a slight crush on. Then we find out that Simon has hated Baz for all the time they knew each other (and also spent at least 80% of his time trying to prove that Baz was a vampire). And then we switch to Baz's perspective and find out that he's been in complete, utter, and supposedly unrequited love with Simon for the full eight years they've been roommates. Naturally, the love triangle just gets more complicated.
  • The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Cemetery Boys is a paranormal romance/mystery centering on the relationship between a transgender boy and the ghost of a gay boy.
  • The Charm Offensive: The main plot of the book is the romance between Charles, a neurodivergent tech mogul that is trying to save his image of being difficult to work with by participating as the star in a The Bachelor-esque reality show, and Dev, his intensely romantic producer and handler in the show, rather than any of the female contestants.
  • Crier's War includes a romance between the two women main characters and several other queer romances are mentioned or shown.
  • Cut and Run is a romance/mystery-thriller series about two bisexual FBI agents who become partners. Several of the supporting characters in later novels are also bisexual, gay, and/or on the asexual spectrum.
  • The Darkness Outside Us is a sci-fi mystery about two young male astronauts from enemy countries on a rescue mission together who fall in love en route.
  • 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.
  • Dragori Series: The same-sex romance between Zacriah and Hadrian is one of the main plot lines of the story.
  • 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
  • The Fell of Dark: At the center of the story, is a love triangle between the main character and the two vampire boys he feels attracted to.
  • Fellow Travelers: Tim and Fuller's romance is the center of the book.
  • Fingersmith
  • A Fox Tail
  • Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe
  • The Friend Scheme focuses on the romance between two boys from rival mobster families.
  • The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of Straights focuses on the romance between two heterosexual men.
  • Gives Light
  • Hands Held in the Snow is a lesbian Web Serial Novel with a Cast Full of Gay and a whole lot of cute moments. This story is notable for having one of its leads be trapped in a same-sex arranged engagement.
  • Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating: The plot centers on Hani and Ishu, two girls, pretending to date for different reasons until they really fall in love, afterward dating for real.
  • 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 Bittersweet Ending. 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.
  • Him duology by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy is a sports M/M erotica about two hockey players from different colleges, Ryan and Jamie who used to be friends in a summer sports camp until Ryan tried to distance himself from Jamie after making a move on the latter. The first book focuses on how the two reunites and Jamie discovers he is bisexual while the second book, titled "Us," focuses on how the two struggles in hiding their relationship as Ryan goes through his first year going pro and Jamie becomes a hockey coach for junior team.
  • A Hole in the World
  • If I Was Your Girl is a YA romance between a trans girl and a cis boy.
  • Ill Get There It Better Be Worth The Trip 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.
  • I'm In Love With the Villainess is a lesbian/yuri Japanese web novel (recently adapted into light novel) about an office lady reborn in her favorite dating simulation game. Rather than pursuing any of the intended male love interests, she has her sights firmly on one of the female rivals, and won't let anything nor anyone stop her.
  • The Jasmine Throne: The main drive of the story involves the maidservant, Priya, becoming closer to the captive princess, Malini. It later becomes a full-blown romance.
  • Just Juliet: The story of a teenage girl falling hard for a female friend, realizing she's bisexual due to this and dating her.
  • Keeping You a Secret — A teen f/f romance with a happy ending.
  • King And King 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 Heralds of Valdemar series has The Hero 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.
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club is about two teen girls falling in love in 1950s San Francisco.
  • Maiden And Princess
  • The Monk And The Viking is a historical gay romance series about a monk and a viking who fall in love after the viking is part of a raid on a monastery.
  • More Happy Than Not, a sad but not tragic YA novel about a character's tribulations with his sexuality in 20 Minutes into the Future New York, with the added twist of amnesia angst.
  • Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves
  • Mr Warren's Profession is a queer romance novel about a baronet who falls in love with a clerk in Victorian England.
  • The Mural is a high school coming out story about Peyton, a closeted lesbian, falling for Jamie, the new girl from Chicago.
  • Olivia (1949) is about a teenager who falls for her female teacher at Boarding School.
  • One Last Stop is a contemporary romance novel with sci-fi elements between August, a cynical college student/diner waitress trying to distance herself from her past, and Jane, a punk lesbian displaced from the 1970s.
  • Out of Position is about a romance between Devlin, an anthromorphic tiger on the college football team, and Lee, an anthromporphic fox who goes to the same school.
  • 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.
  • The Persian Boy, by Mary Renault
  • The Queen Of Ieflaria is about a two princesses having to marry for the sake of their kingdoms, and slowly falling in love for real as they get to know each other.
  • Querelle de Brest by Jean Genet.
  • Red, White & Royal Blue is a romance novel about the son of the US president falling in love with an English prince.
  • Ruby by Rosa Guy
  • The Roosevelt is a romance between two men, one autistic and one depressed.
  • The Saintess and the Villainess is a Media Transmigration Fantasy/Romance webnovel with a Butch Lesbian protagonist whose goal is to save the villainess of the novel she's been transmigrated into. The romance between the two is the main focus of the series.
  • Sid Stills' Blues (Three-Quarters in the Bag in Alphabet City): A mostly retired musician in his sixties meets and falls in love with a young musician in his twenties.
  • Slave World has many relationships ranging the gamut of non-heteronormativity, including some same-gender romances.
  • So This Is Ever After is about the romance between Arek, the Chosen One who saved the kingdom and has newly become its king, and his childhood friend (and mage) Matt.
  • The Song of Achilles: The book is told from the perspective of Patroclus, the lover of Achilles, and their romance is the main focus of the book.
  • Take Me Like A Sailor is a queer romance novel about a whaling baronet who falls in love with his estate agent in Victorian England.
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel: The entire plot of the book involves Sana and Rachel falling for each other.
  • That Irresistible Poison: A sci-fi romance, set on the planet Calluvia where inhabitants have telepathy. The heroes of the book are two princes, who were engaged to each other in an arranged marriage.
  • There's Magic Between Us is a love story between city girl Lydia, who moves out to the country to be with her grandmother, and Eden, a girl who searchs for faerie treasure in the forest.
  • Tin Man by Sarah Winman is an angsty story revolving around a man who tries to cope with the grief after losing his wife and his first love and childhood friend who happens to be a man. It also has a story of said childhood friend who left the protagonist after the latter got married and what he did until reunited told through journals he wrote during the time period.
  • Tipping the Velvet is the love story of Nancy, a Butch Lesbian oyster shucker, and Kitty, a drag king.
  • Truth in the Dark is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with both beauty and the beast being men.
  • Villains Don't Date Heroes! is a parody of the superhero genre (though the romance is played straightish) where supervillainess Night Terror falls for superheroine Fialux, and attempts to find her secret identity to get into a relationship with her.
  • Wolfsong is a queer, fantasy and romance novel about Ox, a human who falls in love with the werewolf next door, Joe. There are also other gay/bisexual characters throughout the book and one character states that werewolves probably don't identify as anything but fluid.

    Live-Action TV 
  • "Black Mirror: San Junipero", a season 3 episode of the Genre Anthology series Black Mirror, revolves around the romance between its two female leads Yorkie and Kelly set in the eponymous virtual afterlife.
  • Dates: Erica and Kate go on a date, then sleep together. After she stands up for herself and refuses to pretend she's straight anymore, Erica says she'll pursue their relationship further.
  • Dickinson: Emily and Sue's relationship forms a core of the narrative, even as they're split apart by social pressures, plus their own feelings for other people.
  • Faking It: The series starts out with a fake romance between friends Karma and Amy. Over time, Amy then realizes she has real attraction to Karma, who doesn't reciprocate. Then she gets into several romances with other girls, while Karma is indicated to maybe like Amy as well after all.
  • Feel Good: The series revolves around Mae's difficult relationship with her girlfriend George.
  • Fingersmith
  • Go Princess Go
  • Aside from being a serial killer drama, 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. A smaller example is also Margot and Alana. Both queer women, they fall for each and have married by the end of the series, along with Alana having their child.
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor: It's revealed that Dani, the main protagonist is a lesbian and a big chunk of the series focuses on her accepting her sexuality and falling in love with Jamie. Even in-universe it's described as being more of a love story than a ghost story.
  • Manner Of Death: Tan and Bunn's relationship is one of the central themes of the series.
  • Men with Sword
  • Modern Love:
    • The conceit of "Am I...? Maybe this Quiz Will Tell Me" is about a middle-school girl who starts questioning her sexuality when she develops feelings for a female schoolmate.
    • "How Do You Remember Me" is about a what-could-have-been gay romance, with the two men remembering their first and only date.
  • Sugar Rush
  • The Untamed is — supposedly — about two men who are very close but non-romantic friends (because there was no other way to get the series past China's censors). In practice, though, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji's relationship is clearly romantic and no attempt is made to hide this.
  • When I'm Sixty-Four
  • Where Your Eyes Linger

  • "Seeing Other People" by Belle and Sebastian: the male narrator is bitter about being in a relationship with another boy who's either closeted or simply experimenting:
    You're going to have to change
    Or you're going to have to go with girls
  • Billy Brown is very clearly about a bisexual man. Kinda hard to deny considering it talks about a man who leaves his wife for a man, then cheats on him with a woman, then cheats on her with another man. Mika himself is gay, but he has said that "Billy Brown" is not about his own life.
  • Circus-P's "Lie" and "I(Love)" are both love songs from a woman to another woman.
  • Gay Pirates by Cosmo Jarvis, which is about a doomed romance between (you guessed it) two guys on a pirate ship.
  • The Decemberists:
    • "On The Bus Mall" by The Decemberists tells the story of two "kings among runaways" — teenage boys who run away from home, make ends meet via prostitution, and "fuse like a family" on their days off.
    • The Decemberists' "The Soldiering Life" is apparently about a relationship between two soldiers:
    "But you
    My brother in arms
    I'd rather I'd lose my limbs than let you come to harm"
  • Even Elvis Presley himself got in on the act back in 1957: "Number forty-seven said to number three / You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see / I sure would be delighted with your company / Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me!" When Queen would cover the King, this was one of only two verses they sang.
  • "Michael" by Franz Ferdinand is a simple song about a guy wanting to dance and make out with a hot guy he sees at a club.
  • Girl in red's "i wanna be your girlfriend" is ambiguous on whether Hannah, the girl being sung about, is interested in girls or not. The singer does pine after her, but she won't tell her friend.
  • Halsey has a few songs, such as "Strangers", casually about being in love with women.
  • Hayley Kiyoko has a number of songs about women liking women, such as "Girls Like Girls", "Pretty Girl", and "Sleepover".
  • "I Kissed A Girl" (completely unrelated to the Katy Perry song) by Jill Sobule is about a woman who is kissed by a woman for the first time.
  • "Papa Was a Rodeo" by The Magnetic Fields chronicles what promises two be a one-night stand between two men with neglectful parents...55 years later, they are still together.
  • Neutral Milk Hotel's "Song Against Sex" details a tryst the male narrator has with an older man (and then spirals into the realization that sex can often be depressing, irresponsible and unfulfilling).
    And he said...Oh boy you are so pretty / enough to wrap tight in rice-paper string.
    And when I finally kissed him / the whole world began to ring
  • "Fem in a Black Leather Jacket" (among others) by Pansy Division.
  • Olivia Meower's "POLAROID HEART" is about how the singer compares herself to her crush's polariod photo of her, saying that she can do whatever she wants to her because the singer loves her so much.
  • OSTER project's "Ladies First" is about two girls in love, who have to keep their relationship secret due to the stigma against homosexual relationships.
  • "Goddess" by S. J. Tucker is a Silly Love Song about a woman in love with a neighbor. She doesn't know how to approach the woman or even if the woman notices her. The song ends on an ambiguous note whether the one being sung about is straight or not.
  • Queerness has been a major force in the music of The Smiths, 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.
  • Studio Killers 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.
  • According to Word of God, Suede's "Animal Nitrate" is about a violent sexual relationship between two male drug addicts.
  • The two (male) friends at the center of "Diplomat's Son" by Vampire Weekend get high together and then have sex; too bad one of them is gone come morning.
  • "Daisy" by Zedd is about a lesbian's unrequited love for a straight woman.
  • Zolita hae a number of songs about lesbian romances, such as "Explosions" and "Hurt Me Harder".

  • The Two Princes is a fantasy/action/adventure podcast that happens to feature a romance between the titular two princes.

  • Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner
  • Elisabeth sees Death seducing both Elisabeth and her son Rudolf. Death and Rudolf have been played by two men (traditionally) and two women (in the Takarazuka Revue productions).
  • Love In Hate Nation focuses on how two lesbians in a 1960's juvenile hall fall for each other despite the prejudices of the time.
  • There are several romantic pairings in the play The Miracle At Naples, but possibly the most adorable is the two male best friends who fall for each other.
  • The Prom revolves around Emma and some washed up Broadway performers trying to encourage her small-town school to allow her to attend prom with a girl.
  • Among other themes that were considered subversive at the time, there is a gay romantic pairing in the play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind (you may know it from the recent musical version).
  • Thrill Me 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.

    Video Games 
  • Black Closet is half detective game, half lesbian-romance game. It's set at a One-Gender School, so both the protagonist and all the romance options are female. Various background characters are also mentioned as at least flirting with being schoolgirl lesbians.
  • Calamity Annie, a Freeware Game.
  • Gun Mute, an Interactive Fiction game.
  • The Last of Us - Left Behind turns out to be about the blossoming (and sadly short-lived) romance between Ellie and Riley.
  • Super Lesbian Animal RPG features a lesbian romantic relationship as a major part of the plot.
  • Violet revolves around the relationship between the player character (who can be male or female) and their girlfriend Violet.

    Visual Novels 
  • Arcade Spirits: The player character can be male, female, or nonbinary, and there are romancable NPCs of all genders.
  • Aster Asks! is about a nonbinary blogger who meets (and romances) a variety of cute monsters when they move to a new city.
  • One of Butterfly Soup's major themes is the budding relationship between newly-reunited childhood friends Diya and Min (the latter of whom is non-binary).
  • Coming Out on Top is essentially a series of different gay romances that the Player Character can have.
  • Contract Demon is about the romance between an angel and a demon, both of whom are women.
  • Dream Daddy: A Romance Game where you, a single father, can go out and start a romantic relationship with the other fathers in the neighborhood.
  • Extracurricular Activities is about the only human in a college for anthromorphic animals joining the tennis team and pursuing a romance with one of his teammates.
  • First Kiss at a Spooky Soiree is about a Cute Witch trying to get her first kiss at a party for monsters.
  • Hashihime of the Old Book Town is a BL VN, the main route is specifically described as a "romance".
  • Heart of the Woods is about the love story between a lesbian and the ghost of a young woman that she meets while exploring a mysterious forest.
  • Her Tears Were My Light is about the romance between the personifications of space and time (who take the form of young women), who keep being torn apart by Nil, the embodiment of nothingness.
  • Highway Blossoms's main plot is the two female leads falling in love with each other while on a treasure hunt through the American Southwest.
  • Hustle Cat'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.
  • LongStory is a dating sim where the player character can be male, female, or nonbinary, and there are options to date male and female characters (as well a character whose gender is unknown) regardless of the player's gender.
  • Love Shore: The character plays as a man, who has a single female romance option: all other options are with other men.
  • Lovestruck:
    • Each of the main titles has at least one queer romance route — mostly female/female, but also a few female/non-binary and male/male. The romance is the main focus of the story.
    • Lovestruck Shorts: Several of the shorts focus on F/F romances. Specifically:
      • Young Legends: Amelia's Story
      • Wild Vixens and Wild Vixens: Winter Romp
      • Loving After Midnight
      • My Siren Crush
  • Downplayed in Melody. Sophia and Xianne end up as a couple, but not much attention is paid to their relationship.
  • Minotaur Hotel: The protagonist is a gay man, with the main story being about his developing relationship with Asterion the minotaur.
  • Monster Prom: The player character can romance characters of all genders, regardless of what gender the player picked.
  • Morenatsu is about the player character getting to known and romancing the nine men he meets while visiting his grandparents.
  • Nekojishi is about the player character gaining the ability to see spirits that are otherwise invisible to humans, and finds out that they're attractive Beast Men who need his help (and his love).
  • Night Cascades
  • Perfect Gold takes place in a fictional alchemy school and tells the story of two female friends who have to escape detention and rekindle their old friendship.
  • Our Life: Beginnings & Always (customisable main character and gender pronouns, panromantic and demisexual love interest, multiple supporting LGBT characters)
  • School Days's main character is a bisexual boy. While most of his romance options are girls, Cross Days allows you to romance one of your male schoolmates.
  • Scrambled: Syd City is the story of a butch lesbian superheroine who can get in a relationship with either an older superheroine or a rival supervillain.
  • Sea Bed is about the love story between Takako and Sachiko, two women.
  • Serre is a short Linear Visual Novel about "a girl and an alien drinking tea and falling in love."
  • A Summer's End — Hong Kong, 1986 is a Romance Game between two young women of different backgrounds falling in love in Hong Kong in The '80s.
  • Super Health Club is about a gay man trying to get the local health & fitness center out of debt, and falling in love with the men who work there in the process.
  • ValiDate: Struggling Singles In Your Area is about helping a group of LGBT millenials sort out their personal issues and find love with each other.
  • Witches X Warlocks has a customisable main character and gender pronouns and four different love interests:2 male (a ghost and a werewolf), 1 female (a vampire), and 1 non-binary (a Frankenstein monster).
  • Wicked Willow is set in 1993, during the time when the LGBT community was just coming out of the shadows. The story tackles topics ranging from sexual repression to gender identity to conversion therapy.

    Web Animation 

  • Alfdis & Gunnora - bearded lesbian lady-dwarves.
  • Always Human is a sci-fi romance about two girls.
  • Always Raining Here
  • Avialae
  • Beloved is about a opthalmologist who has a one-night stand with a sixteen year old girl she thought was older. Despite trying to avoid her, they end up meeting again and again.
  • Boyfriends.
  • The Boy in Pink Earmuffs is a webcomic about two boys who fall for each other.
  • Sandra K. Fuhr's comics. Boy Meets Boy deals mainly with a male/male romance. Successor comic Friendly Hostility focuses more on the wider life of a same-sex couple, but keeps romantic elements. However, newest entry to the universe Other People's Business relegates same-sex romance to background details (albeit important background details).
  • Casey at the Bat focuses on love, friendship, and sporting gay dudes.
  • Castle Swimmer
  • Check, Please!: 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.
  • Clover & Cutlass: Focuses on the romance between two orc women.
  • Contrasts: A Star Wars Fan Fic reimagining the female Jedi Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee being more than just friends, falling in love during the Clone Wars.
  • Copper eyes
  • CRUSH3D!!
  • Cunning Fire: Darcy and Akiva are confirmed to be the wlw main love arc of the series.
  • Dark Heaven focuses on the love between an Asian guitarist and a white singer in a country that hates their guts.
  • Fluttering Feelings 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.
  • Foxes in Love, a comic about the daily life of two foxes who are in love with each other. While their gender is not brought up very often, they are both men, with one being bisexual and the other transgender.
  • The God in the Field is a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone, with Persephone being a man.
  • Incubus Tales focuses on the adventures of a traveling Incubus, and the people he meets.
  • Kiss It Goodbye is a Childhood Friend Romance focusing on Aruka and Yukimi as they fall in love with each other.
  • Lady of the Shard is about an acolyte in love with the goddess she serves.
  • Lavender Legend features a romance between Felicia—a male who was Raised as the Opposite Gender—and the incorrigible Princess Lavender who becomes infatuated with him before she learns that he isn't a girl... 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 a medieval world that has no concept of "gender identity".
  • Leif & Thorn features a slow-burn romance between the title characters, plus some consummated same-sex pairings in the supporting cast.
  • 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.
  • Lily Love is a Thai webcomic where the lead character begins to question her sexuality after falling for her neighbor. Mew and Donut begin dating several chapters in.
  • Long Exposure - 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 superpowers 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."
  • Ebony Larsson and Siobhan Pattinson in the Maddie and Outsiders series of comics.
  • Mage & Demon Queen - A lesbian comedy/romance lampooning classic High Fantasy MMORPGs, with Mage Malori trying to win the heart of the Demon Queen Velverosa. Note that for all its consistent comedy and lampshading just about every trope it uses, it does have its serious, sober moments.
  • Middleways: All love is acceptable in Middleways, there are several gay characters and a surprising but most welcome trans romance.
  • Misfile takes a while, but Ash and Emily become attracted to each other.
  • Missing Monday - girl meets girl-from-another-universe.
  • My Dragon Girlfriend: An Urban Fantasy Webcomic about focusing on a human girl and her titular dragon girlfriend, with several other female couples in the main cast.
  • Niels - A Danish mob boss has a polyamorous relationship with a married couple. Also Secret Agent Men - A fanfic spinoff of Niels, about the titular spies falling in love.
  • The Night Belongs to Us - vampire-werewolf girl-meets-girl.
  • Outsiders
  • Princess Princess: The story is about two different princesses who end up falling in love.
  • Pulse (2016) revolves around the budding romance between a heart surgeon and a patient with a heart disease.
  • Punch an' Pie's main characters are a pair of bisexual women who end up getting involved with both men and women.
  • Seiyuu CRUSH! follows the relationships of several gay couples.
  • Simply Sarah is a love story about the trials and tribulations of two British teenage girls.
  • Starfighter
  • Starward Lovers is a f/f sci-fi action romance.
  • Their Story is a Chinese webcomic about a girl who falls in Love at First Sight with a girl from the neighboring high school.
  • This Is Not Fiction: The comic is about a highschooler who discovers that the author he's fallen in love with is actually 1) a guy 2) his classmate, with him gradually coming to terms with the fact that he's not as straight as he thought he was.
  • This Is She is a short comic about two women, a lonely accountant and an overworked telemarketer, becoming friends over the phone and falling in love.
  • Threading - ladies kissing in space.
  • Tripping Over You follows the lives of two British boarding students in love.
  • Venus Envy deals prominently with the romantic love life of a bisexual transgender woman.
  • What Does the Fox Say: Sumin is in an on-again-off-again relationship with her ex-girlfriend, and boss, Seju. A love triangle starts when the new girl, Sunji, catches Sumin's eye.
  • YU+ME: dream : Fiona is a friendless teenage girl until she befriends her new next-door-neighbor Lia. Her life soon begins to change dramatically. It turns out it was All Just a Dream. Then the comic really changes.

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  • Anyone But Me
  • Carmilla the Series is a Setting Update to the famous Lesbian Vampire story 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.
  • Coupleish has the nonbinary Dee falling for a woman named Rachel.
  • Gameboys is a computer screen love story between two gay males. A bisexual Female Best Friend completes the Two Girls and a Guy trio, with her own GL spinoff announced for the future.
  • Last Life, a Reincarnation Romance 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 Single-Target Sexuality for each other, regardless of whatever gender or form they're currently living in.
  • Lily Fever is a comedic Korean web-series about two women, Serang and Kyungju, who meet and fall in love. It's also based on a webcomic.
  • Middlemarch: The Series reimagines George Eliot's novel in a modern day college setting, and gender flips several of the characters to make all of the endgame couples queer.


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Alternative Title(s): LGBT Romance, LGBTQ Romance, Lesbian Romance, Gay Romance


Luz and Amity

Even though Hooty's attempts at helping out Luz didn't went as intended, both Luz and Amity still end up asking each other out. They then happily accept each other's feelings and held hands to signify that they've become girlfriends.

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