Why is it when a character in fiction shows even slight homosexual tendencies it almost always means that they are LGBT?

Even if the writer didn't mean it to be that way usually fan outcry forces them to then make the character LGBT. Why? Why do people want someone to be LGBT even if they've only shown a tiny bit of being homosexual? Why can't we have people more crying out for characters to be made straight?

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  • Tyler
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    "Why can't we have people more crying out for characters to be made straight?"

    you... already do have that in obnoxious abundance. or are you just ignoring the mass whining from homophobes any time a fictional character is even hinted at being gay.

    it's also an unfounded stance to assume that the writers were "forced" into making the characters gay. unless that's explicitly stated, is it not possible they just... wanted to write a gay character, hinted at it to test the waters, then made it canon when it was clear fans weren't going to throw a hissy fit?

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    When has fan outcry ever made show runners turn a character gay? Name one time. So I can watch it. This never happens on shows I watch.

    • Ryan5 months agoReport

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dw-3bIw-rNg&t=24s

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    If a writer writes a character with gay tendencies chances are the character is gay and the writer wanted to portray that.

    People want to see more LGBT characters because there are not enough. Most characters are already straight so why would people want more?

  • Hermes
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Because hundreds of thousands of characters are already straight and people would like some variety.

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  • 5 months ago

    Or a bad guy. Have you noticed that if you give a character female characteristics, like long hair, they are more likely to be one of the baddies? The hero is all male hetro, but the baddie might be gay, or just slightly feminine, or even trans, but definitely a baddie.

    Mwa hah ha ha (Rubs hands together in an evil manner)

  • 5 months ago

    Wishful thinking. An actor in an old B&W "Avengers" episode was repeatedly openly flirting with the camera, nothing to do with his character or the plot. I looked him up, and he actually came out as gay much later in life. Another one that caught my eye married into a prominent family, then came out as trans in his final years. Sometimes the character is written as a deliberate tease (The Middle, Boston Public, etc). People see what they want to see, or what the director or writer wants them to see, or what the actor secretly hopes they'll see. They call it entertainment. More straight characters? 99% of them are straight. For 50-60 years, it was 100%. Lighten up.

  • 5 months ago

    I want all characters to be straight Christians.

    • Tyler
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      you are an extremely boring nonhuman

  • 5 months ago

    We have enough straight characters.

  • 5 months ago

    LGBT is four different things. You know that, right?

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Writers don't "accidentally" write characters with homosexual tendencies.

    "Why do people want someone to be LGBT even if they've only shown a tiny bit of being homosexual?"

    1) Because many LGBT people feel pressured to hide who they are; and

    2) LGBT people have been traditionally under-represented in media/entertainment.

    "Why can't we have people more crying out for characters to be made straight?" There generally isn't much need for this since most characters ARE straight. Although you will always find a few bigots who don't think ANYONE should be gay and they certainly shouldn't be seen or heard or considered acceptable. Remember the outrage a couple weeks ago about Arthur's teacher Mr. Rathburn marrying his husband? Yes, there are still many people who would like gay people to disappear, die, hide, etc. So yes, gay people get a bit excited when a writer represents them as normal everyday people.

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