Top Ten Movies, TV Series and Video Games that Contain Homosexual or Bisexual Characters but Don't Make a Big Deal of It

Martin_Canine
Movies, games or series containing characters that are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender aren't exactly a rarity nowadays. But usually the sexuality of those characters is either a plot element or a significant character trait. Now, there are also a few cases where a character's same sex orientation is treated so casually that it just stuns you, because it showcases a level of normality homosexuality and bisexuality should have in the meantime but still doesn't.

The Top Ten

1 Undertale Undertale

I Love Undertale - JPK

Alphys and Undyne can become a couple (they are both female), also there are two (probably male) guards who can become a couple. You can flirt with characters of both genders. Overall, the world appears as if bisexuality was the norm there. - Martin_Canine

Undertale is my favorite game.
Yes, there are a few... gay characters.. only 2...
Alphys and Undyne...
But it's not a big deal!

2 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

This show does everything it does to parade around that its characters are homosexual, what's it doing on this list at all?

Yes, it might show many gay relationships, but it never solely focuses on the fact that the characters are of the same sex. Therefore, while it has many same sex relationships, it doesn't make it a big deal - kempokid

It does make a big deal of it. But in a way that shows that gays should be accepted in society. - TwilightKitsune

I am not at all an expert of this show (might watch it more often in the future though), but from what I have seen so far the same sex relationships are not commented on and treated entirely normal. So it indeed would fit absolutely perfect for what I intended with the list.
This list is NOT about series/movies/games that feature gay characters but only in a minor role, but in which homosexuality is treated entirely normal.

For example, the movie "Bound" is about a lesbian couple so you can't avoid the topic. But it does not at one point treat their relationship unnormal at any point. You can make the exact same movie about a heterosexual couple. - Martin_Canine

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3 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that started in 1989, and is still running as of 2017, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer and his family going through a long series of misadventures.

Smithers, Patty, the one episode about the gay guy, etc.

4 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation.

There is nothing inappropriate about it

5 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I Really Like This Film - JPK

Words cannot describe how much I dislike Josh Gad's acting, but how they wrote LeFou's character in this film was very respectable.

LeFou flirts with Gaston, but in the end has the same role as in the animated movie. - Martin_Canine

6 Paranorman

The jock character who is assumed to be the females love interest the whole time comes to like the girl and asks her to meet his boyfriend. - Jackamalio

It is amazing. I love it when the zombie turns them all around the streets. or when the witch calms down and turns to a little girl once again.

7 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
8 The Longest Journey

Fiona, who is a housemate and friend of the protagonist April Ryan, is a lesbian, as when you start talking to her for a bit she sometimes talks about her girlfriend, who is also seen in the game. - Martin_Canine

9 Heartcatch Precure Heartcatch Precure

After finding out that Itsuki is a girl, Tsubomi said in the manga that she will still love her regardless of gender. Also, Yuri and Momoka are implied to have a lesbian relationship with each other. - PerfectImpulseX

10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

I watched countless episodes of this sympathetic crime drama for years now and only just found out that Dr. Huang is gay about two months ago due to one brief remark in a sentence that has no significance to the plot or the character (he was asked about his new working district and joked about it being no good place for a gay man of Asian descent). - Martin_Canine

Dr Huang is played by the long-out-of-the-closet actor BD Wong, what did you expect?

Openly homosexual actors have often portrayed straight characters. - Martin_Canine

That's one of those wirds shows were sex assults happen
Can they do nothing but say the word rape all the time.worst part my watches it and he thinks I'm weird

The Newcomers

? Degrassi Degrassi Degrassi: The Next Generation (later renamed Degrassi for seasons ten through fourteen) is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fourth series in the Degrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi ...read more.

Wow, this franchise has a lot of gay/bisexual/lesbian characters: Ashley's dad, Cliff, Dylan, Glen, Marco, Eric, Alex, Fab, Paige, J.J., Miles, Nathan, Imogen, Charlie, Riley, Zoe, Fiona, Tim, Rasha, Tom, Tristan, Zane, and Vijay. - PerfectImpulseX

The Contenders

11 Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Sam Register for Cartoon Network.

Ami and Yumi are in the "Closet Full of Love", I guess. Get it? Because "Closet Full of Love" is the name of one of their songs and it's probably about lesbianism and Ami and Yumi in this show are lesbians unlike their real-life counterparts? - PerfectImpulseX

Fun Fact: The real-life Puffy AmiYumi actually thought that their cartoon counterparts were lesbians due to their unusually close bond with each other and calling themselves best friends a lot. - PerfectImpulseX

Still did a lesbian relationship better than Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and the Legend of Korra - PerfectImpulseX

Sorry, but Jammer Lammy still deserves way more credit for coming first - xandermartin98

12 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

Ah, yes. Sailor Uranus and Neptune. This was present and done well in the Japanese version, then 4kids got their dirty mitts all over the show and thought that the lesbian relationship between the sailor scouts would "affect" the children of America, so they completely removed it from the script and made them cousins. Yes, I kid you not. COUSINS. Well, that didn't help. It made it look like an incestuous relationship! - Absolite

13 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008.

Korra being gay for Asami came out of nowhere. It was a really dumb note to end the show on; not because the characters shouldn't be gay, but because there was almost no development of the idea of them being gay for each other. - Jackamalio

There is no "being gay" for someone. Korra was gay and Asami was gay, they met and liked each other. - PewPewAssassin

Season 4: WOW! Didn't see Korra and Asami coming! - coolguy101

Korra and Asami! Never saw that coming.. - TwilightKitsune

14 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.

Everybody who follows the show knows that Marceline and Princess Bubblegum are both bisexual, and even had a semi-romantic relationship in the past. - phillysports

15 The Loud House The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. ...read more.

Watch the episode called "L is for Love" and you'll see. - TLHFanBaseSucks

Luna is bae - xandermartin98

16 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
17 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.
18 Love Live School Idol Project

Nobody makes a big deal out of Nozomi's lesbian love affair with Eli in this series and it's so kawaii! - PerfectImpulseX

19 Metal Gear Solid
20 Rent

The many characters are straight, gay, bi and/or trans and it gets barely addressed. Even though HIV is a topic, also straight characters in the movie have it. There is a lesbian couple in the movie and the parents of both them are happy that they want to marry. When homosexual or trans characters enter the screen for the first time they are absolutely not staged to act in any way different from other characters. - Martin_Canine

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