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Osaka: Kaorin, are you gay?
Kaorin: The correct term is LESBIAN! Uh, not that I'm a lesbian! It's just, you know, a teenage thing. That's all. (…) Just to prove it, I wouldn't mind if she was a guy!
Osaka: …Huh?

What is it about those schoolgirls? They have such a strong emotional bond with each other that you'd almost think they're dating. Oh wait, they are?

Perhaps it's driven by Wish Fulfillment since Girl-on-Girl Is Hot, but there are a lot of stories about schoolgirls developing romantic feelings for each other. The fact that girls also often form intimate friendships certainly helps fuel the trope. In any case, there are a lot of lesbian schoolgirls running around in fiction land. If an All Girl School setting is involved, the girls in the story may actually identify as straight, as many girls at old-fashioned all-girls' schools would enter adolescence without any male outlets for their budding sexuality.

Stories with this trope can focus on romance, the exploration of sexuality and how hot it is that these two young girls are into each other. Society's reactions are also explored, as are parental and societal disapproval. If the writers think that these relationships are improper, expect a Psycho Lesbian to appear.


In Japan, this trope is a bit more complicated because girls having crushes on other girls is nothing that raises eyebrows in the Japanese school system. The Japanese refer to this as a Class S Relationship, which supposedly teaches the young ladies about "real" relationships. Class S is not supposed to become physical, and is meant to be outgrown eventually. Retaining a Class S Relationship as one grows older is, according to some Japanese people, a sign of immaturity (e.g. immature Clingy Jealous Girls whose "lesbian" crush has suddenly noticed boys). Thus, it is not uncommon to find teenage girl-girl relationships in Japanese media—unless they explicitly describe themselves as lesbians, or engage in physical intimacy (at least kissing), it's not this trope but a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship instead.


Some works just pretend the girls are together and get out of it later by revealing they're not. Other times writers like to hide behind subtext in a form of Getting Crap Past the Radar.

Also see Yuri Genre, for Japanese works that focus on female-female romances, whether schoolgirls or not. See also Experimented in College. If you're looking for Schoolgirl Thespians, you'll find them over in Drama Club.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Kirika and Mireille from Noir are not shown being physically intimate, but they share a bed and by the end of the series are emotionally dependent on each other. Also, Chloe exhibits a rather warped (and mostly frustrated) desire for Kirika.
  • Steel Angel Kurumi features Saki, a female android who because of the circumstances of her activation has a romantic fixation on the title character, another female android. The sequel series Steel Angel Kurumi 2, tops that with what is either an oversized Love Triangle or a small Love Dodecahedron: Kurumi Mk. II is fixated upon young cellist Nako, who activated her. Nako's friend Uruka also has a crush on her, and out of jealousy activates Saki Mk. II in order to battle Kurumi; Saki, however, ends up pining for both Kurumi and Uruka. Eventually, Nako comes to return Kurumi's feelings.
  • Chanohata Tamami in Mahoraba admits to Shiratori Ryuushi that she is in love with Aoba Kozue (who is completely oblivious), explaining her mean-spirited attitude.
  • Simoun cheats a little by setting the story on a world where everyone under 17 is female, making all of the main characters Schoolgirl Lesbians by default. They use the power of Girls' Love to make their fighter planes fly.
  • In Azumanga Daioh, Kaorin has an immediately obvious crush on Sakaki that seems one-sided; however, considering Sakaki's addiction to cute things, it's possible that it would be reciprocated (or at least not minded) if she wasn't entirely oblivious. According to the newest manga, Kaorin is either in denial or in denial and in the closet. As if we didn't get the hints.
  • My-HiME features Shizuru and her obsessive love for one of the main characters, Natsuki. Fandom has rewarded this with a series of doujinshi, the tamest of which explore Shizuru's more publishable fantasies. The more extreme, well... let's just say that Shizuru is a very imaginative individual. One of the artbooks states that they "find happiness" at Natsuki's graduation. Shizuru's popularity in this series likely led to her My-Otome incarnation actually hooking up with that universe's Natsuki.
  • Speaking of My-Otome, there appear to be quite a few of them there, too, since most of the story takes place in the all-girls' Garderobe Academy. Chie, in particular, appears to have out-Chizuru'd Bleach's Chizuru in the "openly flirty" department. Worst than that: the Schizo Tech that gives the girls their super powers is destroyed by sperm, and neither condoms nor vasectomies exist.
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: Juri's secret obsession with Shiori consumes her entire life. Possibly Anthy and Utena in the series, though it's canon in the movie. Tons of girls also fawn over Utena and in one episode (and only one episode), Anthy.
  • Maria Watches Over Us has only one explicit case of a lesbian love affair. The rest of the relationships often seem to go in that direction, but generally stop at the Romantic Two-Girl Friendship level, which raises suspicions of Bait-and-Switch Lesbians among part of the fandom.
  • Blue Drop contains older lesbians as well. Most of the plot of the anime revolves around the relationship between Mari and Hagino, the latter being the female commander of an alien battleship who hides at Mari's all-girl high-school.
    • Played for horror in the Tenshi no Bokura manga, part of the Blue Drop series which focuses on the impact of the aliens in question, the Arume, on human society. The Arume have all-girls schools filled with girls who are raised to be lesbian nymphos (with males as a wholly foreign concept) so they'll have hot human women to screw when the little girls grow up. Naturally, they pass through a "schoolgirl lesbian" stage at some point between puberty and graduation, although not all of the teachers are willing to wait that long....
  • Kitagawa from Doki Doki School Hours has a thing for petite women, which just happens to apply to her teacher - and she is not at all shy about showing her affections.
  • 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.
  • Hazumu and Tomari from Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl, along with the third girl in the triangle, Yasuna. The other characters dismiss Hazumu's sexuality since she used to be a guy; still, Hazumu remains a girl permanently. Tomari, on the other hand, plays the trope completely straight, and Yasuna is physically (possibly from a genetic mutation, according to "alien-san") incapable of seeing faces of men.
  • Sakura from Penguin Musume Heart often shows extreme interest in intimate interactions with some of her female classmates. Sure, she is absolutely bonkers, but it happens a bit too often to be coincidental. Not to mention that she tries to force Kujira into marrying her in an alternate time line.
  • Nina Einstein from Code Geass fits this trope pretty well. After Princess Euphemia stands up for her in a hostage situation, Nina has a huge obsession with her, and even goes as far as to masturbate against a table with a picture of Euphemia. Later, when Euphemia dies, Nina goes insane and threatens to set off a bomb killing herself, Zero, and many innocent bystanders. This is promptly used by Schneizel, Euphemia's half-brother, who takes the still insane Nina in so she builds an even bigger bomb for him...
  • Nene, the Class Representative from Hyakko, claims to be bisexual—but she is mostly shown drooling over girls.
  • Sakuya from Candy Boy has a major crush on Kanade and has no qualms about letting everybody know about it. Alas, she has lost by definition to Kanade's twin sister, Yukino.
  • A Certain Magical Index: Kuroko, who gets concerned at how much fun Mikoto seems to be having in her rivalry with Touma. Clingy Jealous Girl, too. She's even worse in A Certain Scientific Railgun.
  • Makina in Corpse Princess once found herself being stalked by a large-breasted lesbian schoolgirl who was attracted to death.
  • In Maken-ki!, Uruchi and Takaki are canonically lesbian, with implications that Yuuka may be, as well:
    • Uruchi is so in love with Haruko, that she openly fangasms over her and becomes enraged with jealousy when Gouken rips Haruko's clothes during their battle.
    • There's ample subtext which suggests Takaki and Yuuka may secretly be an item, or that they're Friends with Benefits. Such as the flashback in chapter 48, where Yuuka referred to Takaki as her "important person". Heck, the preface page of chapter 45 plainly shows them engaged in foreplay, while spooning together in lingerie.
  • Kanako from Maria†Holic is the pinnacle of this trope. To start off, she decided to attend an all-girls school in the hopes of find a romantic female partner. She is intensely perverted, and fantasizes about pretty much every girl she comes across. She has a habit of getting nosebleeds as the result of her fantasies, though she keeps her sexuality a secret from others. Or tries to, anyway.
  • Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito is about one of these searching time and space for her best friend/adoptive older sister Hatsumi who turns out to be Eve... yes, that Eve. Who returns her feelings, but can only exist in a given world for 16 years at a time. Hatsumi herself is at least bisexual, as a series of very direct love letters shows.
  • In Destiny of the Shrine Maiden the two main characters are a pair of eternally reincarnating Schoolgirl Lesbians.
  • Eto Hachibe and Arata Tagoto in Iono the Fanatics. Everyone else is just a lesbian.
  • In a similar vein to the above, there is Whispered Words. The focus is on the tall and awkward Sumika's crush on her lesbian but oblivious friend, Kazama, who herself is constantly on the lookout for cute girls to crush on. There are also their classmates Miyako and Tomoe, who are in a relationship. Lastly, Yuri Fan Aoi Azusa appears to have a crush on Sumika.
  • Hanjuku Joshi is an erotic manga about the relationship between Chitose and Yae, two students at an all-girls school.
  • Shoujo Sect is set at an All Girl School whose entire cast is lesbian, and tells a series of short storiesnote  about different pairings at the school. Momoko even has a brief affair with her homeroom teacher, Ms. Hayato, though the crux of the series lies with Shinobu trying to express her feelings for Momoko.
  • Margot Knight and Malga Naruze in Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere. Their official character profiles even list them as 'Lovers'.
  • Suruga Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari is this, starting with her crush on Senjougahara, and later a possible attraction towards former rival Numachi Rouka in Hanamonogatari. Suruga explicitly calls herself a lesbian, although she also works as The Tease for Koyomi.
  • Bodacious Space Pirates gives us Jenny Dolittle and Lynn Lambretta, who keep it on the down-low while Jenny is President of the school's Yacht Club, but are hardly shy about expressing it after Jenny blasts her way out of an Arranged Marriage and rendezvous with the Bentenmaru.
  • Haruka Tenoh & Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune in Sailor Moon are both pupils of the prestigious Infinity Acadamy, though Haruka prefers the male uniform. In the original anime, they fall for each other about a year before their introduction to the show, which is shown in a flashback episode. They are an early example from the '90s so were never shown kissing or doing anything beyond holding hands, but they many several comments that implied they did indeed do the deed offscreen.
  • Mari and later, Akko from Girl Friends. The series is particularly loved and praised outside of Japan for how realistically it portrays a schoolgirl who slowly comes to the realization that she's a lesbian and is in love with her seemingly straight best friend, with all the self-denial, fear, mental anguish, and general Gayngst that comes with it. It also delves into how the Romantic Two-Girl Friendship culture of Japan affects actual lesbians, contributing to the initial confusion of Mari on what her feelings are and later obscuring Akko's attempts to communicate her reciprocal feelings. However, it also allows the two to hide their relationship in plain sight, since it leads to no one batting an eyelash at two girls being all cuddly in public.
  • It's implied that Midori from Tamako Market has a crush on Tamako, considering the "Everybody loves somebody/anybody can love anybody" were said while cutting from Midori to Tamako.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
  • Sakura Trick is built around this trope. The main characters Yuu and Haruka make out with each other Once an Episode and don't even mind same-sex marriages. All the other schoolgirls in the show also seem to have some lesbian tendencies, with the probable exception of Yuzu.
  • Prunus Girl has three girls who are lesbians, two of whom are in a relationship, who both like to flirt with and tease the third, and a pair of adult teachers who started their relationship while in school.
  • In Citrus, Yuzu averts this at first by identifying as heterosexual and expecting to get a boyfriend, which never happens. As her relationship with her step-sister Mei deepens, she embraces this trope. Himeko on the other hand plays this trope straight (no pun intended) albeit played for laughs after briefly discussing it.
  • Kase-san is a sweet, fluffy manga about the burgeoning friendship and then relationship between an ordinary, insecure girl and her popular sports-star crush.
  • Sgt. Frog has Koyuki Azumaya. She's a full-on lesbian in the manga, making little effort to hide her feelings for Natsumi Hinata. This was changed in the anime to a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship, likely for censorship reasons, as the anime version was aimed at kids, while the manga is more teen-oriented. The Natsumi/Koyuki pairing still remains popular, nevertheless.
  • Shinobu from Ninja Nonsense is pretty much head over heels for her friend Kaede, who is (mostly) oblivious to her feelings.
  • In episode 4 of Ladies Versus Butlers! while searching for kidnapped Akiharu, Tomomi and Kaoru come across two girls having a make-out session in one of the school's equipment storage rooms.
    Karou: It's not them.
    Tomomi: But this isn't too bad.
  • Castle Town Dandelion has Karen, Akane's Childhood Friend, who gets a nosebleed when the latter unwittingly flashed in front of her.
  • Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue's Arisaka feels quite strongly about Tobisawa, but makes herself useful by getting her out of bed, dressing her, and towing her off to school. When Tobisawa joins the school's Flying Circus team, Arisaka immediately joins as well.
  • Konoka and Setsuna from Negima! Magister Negi Magi are blatantly in love with each other, no matter how much Setsuna might try to deny it. UQ Holder!, which is set 80 years after this series, features Konoka and Setsuna's grandchildren who look identical to them.
  • Inside Mari:
    • Yori is in love with the titular Mari. She's a bullied loner while Mari is the School Idol, but when a man named Isao bodyswaps with Mari she notices and is the only person he turns to for help.
    • Mari has heavy implications of being lesbian but heavily closeted. She reads porn aimed at men, has turned down every boy who has asked her out, and has an awfully intimate moment with Yori once. As the manga goes on it's suggested that Mari has a Split Personality and that no bodyswap occured. If so, Mari is definitely as in love with Yori as "Isao" is.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid has Kanna and Saikawa. Although, they're a bit younger than the norm. Saikawa admits that she wants to marry Kanna in chapter 29 and Kanna tries to... uh... skip straight to the honeymoon.
  • Don't Meddle with My Daughter!:
    • Clara finds herself steadily becoming attracted to her best friend, Mei, who harbors a crush on her as well. They even get their own three chapter side-story titled, "Honey, Hold Me Tight!",note  which concludes with them finally confessing their feelings for each other. They consumate their relationship, wherein, Clara gives Mei her virginity.
    • A pair of unnamed girls are seen making love to each other in their dorm room, during chapter 2 of the same story. But they get caught in the act by the school's student council president. The next panel shows she's bound them on their knees, stark naked, and put them on display in the middle of the campus, with signs around their necks shaming them for being lesbians.
  • Kämpfer: When asked what the word "lesbian" means, another character explicitly defines it as girls who are attracted to girls during puberty. The term is used in reference to a Sakura, who is in love with the main character while he's transformed into a girl. It's later revealed that Sakura's split persona has an entire harem of girls whom she's brainwashed into being her Sex Slaves and intends to do the same to the protagonist.
  • Lily from Wasteful Days of High School Girls openly declares herself as a lesbian when she introduces herself, and has seen to have a crush on Majime, the local Tomboy — although the latter is rather oblivious to that.
  • While Asteroid in Love has some homosexual subtexts, there's only one confirmed lesbian — Moe "Suzu" Suzuya, who comes out by giving a Love Confession to Misa through the use of Chocolate of Romance.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team. In the second season La Verite, teenage Lieutenant Yashima Sanae has strong romantic feelings for her boss, Head Security maid Konoe Tsurugi. She struggles with deciding whether to tell Konoe.
  • While there're Homoerotic Subtexts for every character in Hidamari Sketch, Natsume is the only character that harbors actual romantic feelings towards another girl.

    Comic Books 
  • Runaways:
  • Y: The Last Man: In a flashback about Dr. Allison Mann's college days, she's part of a shock and aww couple until her girlfriend "grows up" and "ungays". Mann didn't take this well.
  • X-Men: Bling (the mutant daughter of 2 hip-hop stars with diamond skin) has a crush on fellow mutant Mercury; she left a love letter on Mercury's door, which led to a fight between the two. Later on, towards the end of the Muertas arc, Mercury told her that next time, "just ask me out." The two then made plans to go out later that week.
  • In the Runaways series from Secret Wars, it's mentioned that Jubilee (Marvel Comics) used to date Pixie (who is bisexual in this continuity). At the end of the series, she hooks up with Frostbite, another one of her female teammates.

    Fan Works 
  • Without getting too icky or explicit, some fanfic in the Discworld deals with the question of growing-up friendships among pupils at the Assassins' Guild school. Jocasta Wiggs, a minor character in the canon, is depicted as having a very close friendship with her roomie Emilia Mountjoy-Standish in The Graduation Class. The same fic also deals sympathetically with gay relationships among the boys. These things happen at boarding schools...
  • The same author also abandoned an attempt at slash-fic in which he tried to write the sex more explicitly. Couldn't do it. Not without slipping into tired cliches and a tendency to burst out laughing. See The Second Greatest Thrill for tired cliches and unintended humour.
  • More like Military Academy Lesbians in "Remembrance of the Fallen". Tiana Lanstar and Kojami Sobaru aren't a couple yet in the framed narrative (they were dating by second year and eventually married), but they're close enough friends that there's a rumor going around campus that they're a couple. Commander Thrass warns Kanril Eleya about this when he assigns her to tutor Tia and Sobaru, though he's pretty sure the rumor is false.
  • Sayaka and Kyokonote  in Advice and Trust were originally this and started dating Kensuke so they'd have plausible deniability for their own relationship, but they both came to love him and are now in a genuine three-way relationship.
  • Rina Kirishima from The PreDespair Kids, although she's actually a schoolgirl panromantic asexual. Still, she ends up falling for Peko after she asks her to teach her how to use a sword and the two end up becoming good friends.
  • In From Shizune's Perspective, both Shizune and Emi are lesbians, and end up together in the end. Unlike in canon, Misha is heterosexual and ends up in a relationship with Hisao.
  • This is explained to be almost ubiquitous in the centaur herds of Daily Equestria Life with Monster Girl. Given the nature of centaur stallions, no centaur filly would be interested in pursuing romantic relationships with colts, and so they seek romance from each other. However, homosexuality is strictly forbidden to the adult mares: given all the measures that have to be taken to allow reproduction and the limited gene pool, everytaur who can get pregnant is expected to do so. As Cerea puts it, adolescence is the time for love and adulthood the time for breeding.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Lust for a Vampire (1971 film). This exploitation movie seems to assume that in a finishing school for girls, all the young female students are naturally attracted to, and intimate with, each other. The female vampire who becomes a student there doesn't need to hypnotize her classmates to entice them into topless back rubs, going for nude midnight swims, sharing kisses by moonlight, etc.
  • V for Vendetta: Valerie's first girlfriend. Valerie turns out to be the real deal.
    Valerie: I passed my eleven plus, and went to a girl's grammar. It was at school that I met my first girlfriend. Her name was Sarah. It was her wrists — they were beautiful. I thought we would love each other forever.
    I remember our teacher telling us that it was an adolescent phase that people outgrew.
    Sarah did.
    I didn't.
  • Played for tragic drama in Lost and Delirious with Tori and Paulie, two girls at a boarding school in a secret sexual relationship.
  • In Heavenly Creatures, Pauline and Juliet are devoted friends who are assumed to be (and possibly are) this.
  • Therese And Isabelle is based on Violette Leduc's semi-autobiographical novel set in a Catholic school for girls in pre-WWII France.
  • Mädchen in Uniform is a classic film about girls in a One-Gender School. Many of the girls are in love with one of the teachers, including the main lead.
  • Agnes and Elin, the protagonists in Fucking Åmål.
  • Kirsty and Molly are in a lesbian relationship in When Evil Calls. Evidence indicates that quite a few other girls in the school have a crush on Molly.
  • A deleted sequence from Love Actually would have featured this sort of story.
  • First Girl I Loved: Anne at least, and maybe Sasha too, the latter's sexuality isn't clear in the film.
  • Loving Annabelle: Annabelle is the only confirmed full-on lesbian among the students, though she does receive some same-sex flirtation from another girl.
  • Alena: Alena and Fabienne are both girls in a private school who get involved with each other. Prior to this Alena had been involved with Josefin at her old public school too.
  • The Summer of Sangaile: Seventeen year old Sangaile meets Auste, another teenage girl, at an air show, soon becomes friends with her and then they get into a relationship. However, like the title says, it's summer at the time and so in fact they're on break.
  • The Secrets: Naomi and Michelle, two female Jewish seminary students, have a brief affair.
  • The Truth About Jane: 16 year old high schoolers Jane and Taylor get into a relationship.

  • 300 Rains: The main character's wife is reminded by her mother that she used to date women in college when there were no available men, something she'd forgotten about herself.
  • Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden is about two schoolgirl lesbians, Annie and Liza, and is one of the first Western books to present lesbianism in a positive light. Needless to say, the Moral Guardians are on the phone.
  • In Colette's classic Claudine At School, various girls are interested in one another. Claudine first falls in love with the pretty teaching assistant Aimee, then switches her affections to Aimee's sister when she goes off with the Headmistress. Considering this is set in France in the 1890s, no one seems to bat an eyelid at these goings on between girls. The affair between Aimee and the Headmistress is another story.
  • Brie and Lara from Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan are a slightly older version of the trope, occurring during their time at Smith College. The former claims that the relationship is just a college experiment and she'll go back to guys when she graduates. She doesn't, although she does question her relationship multiple times in the years after she leaves Smith.
  • Even with all the Les Yay and Romantic Two-Girl Friendship floating around in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, there's a canonical and very deep romantic love between Felicity and Pippa.
  • Girls With Sharp Sticks has Marcella and Brynn. Given that their school is a finishing school raising them to be domestic servants for their future husbands, they have to keep their relationship a secret from the school's ultra-conservative faculty.
  • Just Juliet: Lena and Juliet, two girls in their late teens, turn out to both be into each other (Lena's bisexual, while Juliet's gay). After realizing its mutual, the two begin a relationship.
  • Lolita. Lo tells Humbert of her first sexual experience with a female tentmate at summer camp; she tries her first boy the following year. Humbert uses this evidence of precocious sexuality to justify his own predatory actions.
  • In Olivia (1949), Olivia is a teenage schoolgirl infatuated with her female teacher.
  • Amelia, one of the main characters of Reconstructing Amelia, finds her first love in Dylan, a slightly older girl in a school club they're both part of. It doesn't end well, especially once Dylan's Yandere of a best friend Zadie finds out.
  • Rivers of London: In The Hanging Tree, it turns out that Olivia McAllister-Thames and her "best friend" Phoebe are actually this trope.
  • Tell Me How You Really Feel: Rachel and Sana are both high school students that fall in love with each other.
  • Violette Leduc's Therese And Isabelle tells the semi-autobiographical story of two students at a Catholic boarding school for girls in pre-WWII France.
  • In The Wheel of Time, teenage novices in the White Tower often become "Pillow Friends", which can range from being close friends, to being in full-blown lesbian relationships. These relationships usually end when the novices become Aes Sedai, though some interactions later on indicate that they do sometimes continue; it seems to be a matter of personal taste. One woman haughtily dismisses the relationship as one for novices and not to be upheld by someone of higher achievement, whereas another thinks nothing of what she perceives as a sign that two women have been together for many years.
  • Happened in the backstory of "Cousin Cora" by Carolyn Wheat. The titular Cousin Cora is actually the "Tommy" the protagonist's mother had a romance with at school, who has come to visit under a false name to evade a murder investigation.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Sophie Webster and Sian Powers from Coronation Street also paired up near the end of their standard schooling. Sian may be bisexual, or Sophie-sexual as they are, thus far, too focused on each other to even acknowledge other people exist. The last few months of 2010 saw the couple, now at college but still both under 18, making their relationship public before sleeping together in the New Year's Eve episode.
  • Paige and Alex from Degrassi, starting off as enemies, becoming acquaintances, friends, then finally lovers. With such a touching storyline, they end up having a very rocky relationship that ends with a terrible and humiliating breakup.
  • Santana and Brittany in Glee. Particularly the following lines from "Sectionals":
    Santana: Sex isn't dating.
    Brittany: If it were, Santana and I would be dating.
  • Emma and Jenny from the German show Hand Aufs Herz have been headed towards this for a while. A slap slap almost-kiss relationship led to an actual first kiss, then more kisses, then catastrophic misunderstandings and broken hearts. Recently, they both managed to get over it and as of episode 147 are a couple, albeit secretly.
  • In The School Nurse Files: Radi and Hye-min. The other students' reactions to them going out cause a brawl in the cafeteria.
  • Naomi Campbell (not that one) and Emily Fitch from Skins.
  • In Mustangs FC, Ruby is out as a lesbian and very comfortable with her sexuality. However, Lara is disturbed to discover that she is developing for romantic feelings for Ruby.
  • Motherland: Fort Salem: Raelle quickly gets involved with her fellow trainee Scylla at Fort Salem (though it turns out that Scylla's bisexual).

  • The Russian band t.A.T.u. was a rather crass attempt by producer Ivan Shapovalov to cash in on this trope. It takes a turn for the sordid when you consider that both girls were 13 years old when the band was formed. Outright Nightmare Fuel is achieved when you learn that before forming the band Shapovalov was a child psychologist.
  • It's heavily implied in the music video for Aerosmith's "Crazy" that the video's two main characters (played by Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone, her 3rd appearance in an Aerosmith vid) are this.
  • The Vocaloid song "Doki Doki Yuri Gakuen" is all about this trope.
  • The Pretty Balanced song "The Skin" is about this. They also have Schoolboy Gays with "Floating" in a Tear Jerker example.

  • The characters Emma and Alyssa from The Prom fall into this category. The show 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.

    Video Games 
  • In the Harvest Moon spinoff series Rune Factory, this happens. In Rune Factory 2, two twin girls can be courted and fake proposed to and "married". However, the priest says something about how girls can't get married. This, oddly enough, was left in the English version of the game. However, it had some... unusual changes.
  • Black Closet is set at a One-Gender School, where the boundaries between this and Romantic Two-Girl Friendship can get fuzzy. As the player character, you can pursue relationships with various other girls and explicitly declare whether you're looking for friendship or romance.
  • Lilysse and Arnice's relationship in Nights of Azure began like this as narrated in the Reminiscence backstories of the game, with Arnice infiltrating Lilysse's school as a student with orders to protect her, only to fall in Love at First Sight with Lilysse when she saw the girl sleeping in the garden. The two's feelings for each other further developed during their time together at school, so that by the start of the game proper when they're working as Priestess and Knight, the two were already in a relationship.
  • Blue Reflection: Shihori really wants this relationship with Hinako. She mostly hints this by peeking at Hinako's panties and wanting to swap them with her.

    Visual Novels 
  • Misha from Katawa Shoujo is a lesbian and in love with her straight best friend, who can be wooed by Hisao. In the alpha version of the game, it was revealed that homophobic bullying was a good reason for why she transferred to the school when she has no major disabilities. The "I wanna be a sign language teacher" deal only appeared after meeting Shizune.
  • Aoi Shiro is a Girls' Love visual novel with a lot of yuri couples, but surprisingly, only two involve two high school girls, and only one really plays it up - that is Shouko and Yasumi, where Shouko is the cool kendo team captain sempai and Yasumi her delicate but hard-working kouhai.
  • Kindred Spirits on the Roof has the main character playing matchmaker for several couples at her all girls school so schoolgirl lesbians by definition take up a large percentage of the cast.
  • Marika's fandisc route in Princess Evangile reveals why many of the former's followers hate Masaya: they all secretly have a crush on her, and they all fear that he would steal her away from them, which is exactly what happens when they all find out about their formerly Secret Relationship in the final chapter. They do eventually take their defeat in stride, however, and wish the couple the best of luck just before graduation day.
  • Kamen in Shinrai: Broken Beyond Despair is in love with her (female) best friend but doesn't tell her, since she's fairly sure that her friend isn't a lesbian. The fact that she doesn't later causes problems when Momoko's boyfriend Hiro begins asking Kamen out, only for Kamen to refuse (since, sexuality aside, he'd be mistreating her best friend) and warns Momoko to break up with Kamen. Momoko assumes that Kamen's trying to steal Hiro away, and after seeing messages from Hiro on Kamen's cell phone, plots to kill Hiro and frame Kamen for it. Kamen also seems to have had feelings for Raiko, who helped her in the past, although she put them aside after Raiko suddenly changed following her sister's death.

    Web Comics 
  • Jessica from Loserz, forming a pair with bisexual Jodie, beginning in this strip.
  • Fuuko's from Red String unrequited crush on an upperclassman sports star Maaya causes a big scandal at their school. Fortunately for her she later moves to Tokyo where she meets someone Hanae Niijima who does return her feelings.
  • Being that Magick Chicks is set an All Girl School, it was to be expected that there'd be a few girl-on-girl relationships, though it's mostly low-key.
  • Missi Fuller from Misfile dives headlong into dating Ash after being aproached by Rumi. The problem is, Ash isn't exactly a girl and is stuck in a perpetual identity crisis, so Missi gets dumped almost immediately. Missi has refused to give up though, and is currently somewhere in Stalker with a Crush territory, and getting more public with her affections lately. One arc explores her feelings toward Ash in more depth.
  • Heliothaumic has Cassandra and Lydia, who first paired up in High School as Lydia rebelled against her ancient Egyptian-themed religion, broke up later on, and have recently gotten back together.
  • YU+ME: dream is, at first, a Schoolgirl Lesbians-themed story, with the slight twist that they're at a Catholic school (and it's also hinted that one of the girls' parents is homophobic). But, after the Drama Bomb of issue 9, it turns out to be more than that...
  • Rachel Einhorn in Kevin & Kell. It's a bit of a surprise to her when her target turns out to actually be a guy. The fact she's lesbian is only highlighted here; no-one really cares otherwise (although the male target of her misdirected affections starts going for more masculine attire). Later, she gets a steady girlfriend, Joan Hoof, and they're getting married.
  • A running subplot in the first half of Avalon is whether Phoebe is one, and whether Ceilidh is interested. In the synopsis ending they both turn out to be.
  • El Goonish Shive: Ellen, Nanase and apparently Catalina and Rhoda.
  • Karin-dou 4koma: For a comic where the characters are largely lovable lustful lesbians, you might expect a large amount of this, but nope. It's just Ran and one other girl.
  • In Gunnerkrigg Court, after some initial denial, Kat and Paz get together.
  • Sun Jing from Their Story is head over heels for a girl at a nearby high school named Qiu Tong. She didn't realize she likes girls until she met Qiu Tong. Currently it's vague if Qiu Tong likes Sun Jing yet or not, and in fact she's Oblivious to Love, though it's a Foregone Conclusion they will date.
  • Maria Strongwell in RAIN is originally a closeted example. When her brother Rudy came out to their parents, it didn't go well and the two of them were sent to a Catholic school, Rudy to "fix" him and Maria to dissuade her from following his example. She ends up hiding it for so long, even pretending to date Gavin to keep up appearances, although she does develop a crush on Rain. Later, after coming out in front of the entire school, she becomes a more traditional example after she starts dating fellow classmate Chanel Montoya, who is a Homoromantic Asexual.
  • Part of the story in The Secrets of the Afterlife happens in an all-girls school where most of the students are lesbians. [1]
  • Ada and Teresa from Scalie Schoolie are this, with Ada even forging school records so the dim-witted Teresa would be admitted. Charlie also has an obvious crush on Violet.

    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe: Given that the main characters live in a special dormitory for gay students, this was inevitable.
  • The Veronica Exclusive: This being an adaptation of Heathers, Veronica and J.D. are still the Official Couple here. It just so happens that J.D. is a young woman in this version.
  • Sookie and SoulOwl from Yandere High School are revealed to be in a relationship.
  • Out With Dad: Rose and Vanessa (though the latter is bi), two girls in Catholic school coming to terms with their feelings for each other.

    Western Animation 
  • The Owl House: Amity develops a strong crush on protagonist Luz and plans to ask her out to Grom (the world's equivalent of prom). Only to chicken out at the last minute.

Alternative Title(s): Schoolgirl Lesbian


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