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I have seen a gay character done well exactly once, to my recollection. One of Scott Pilgrim's friend.
Be careful what you wish for. I get the feeling a gay protagonist, in today's media, would be a bit... campy.

Scott Pilgrim's friend was promiscuous, though. I wouldn't really call that a positive portrayal of a gay man.
A promiscuous guy in his 20's. Who'd've thought?
For the record, he was probably the most intelligent guy there.

Wallace? Oh dear Cthulhu, yes. I loved Wallace.
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I have seen a gay character done well exactly once, to my recollection. One of Scott Pilgrim's friend.
Be careful what you wish for. I get the feeling a gay protagonist, in today's media, would be a bit... campy.

Scott Pilgrim's friend was promiscuous, though. I wouldn't really call that a positive portrayal of a gay man.
A promiscuous guy in his 20's. Who'd've thought?
For the record, he was probably the most intelligent guy there.

Wallace? Oh dear Cthulhu, yes. I loved Wallace.

I only saw the movie, and even so it was 3/5 done by the time I tuned in.
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I have seen quite a few movies with gay main characters, but these are the only ones I can think off of the top of my head.
"Between Love and Goodbye"
"Little Ashes"
Yeah, not a long list. XD DX
Also, the comic series "The Sandman" by Neil Gaiman has some gay characters. Most of them appear in the volume "A Game of You," but they aren't MAIN characters, however, they are focused on a lot.
gay main characters.. hmmm.
weekend.
milk.
broke back mountain.
i love you philip morris (spanish. i can't understand)
that's what i've watched so far i guess... except for milk.
In my opinion, if the main character's sexuality is not a focal point of the film, then there's absolutely no point in including that minor detail if its only purpose is to demonstrate the filmmakers are open minded and attempting to break society's boundaries. Also, why does a gay main character have to be a role model? Not all main characters are good people. If anything, perfectly positive gay main characters are unrealistic depictions.
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With all it's cutscenes the Metal Gear series has a lot of gay characters in it including several of the main antagonists and the two of the Player Characters have an almost romantic chemistry with male supporting characters without it being a major part of their characters.

Also in Boondock Saints, the FBI agent is seen in bed with another guy, has no onscreen female love interest (in fact the only one with a female love interest is a supporting character's girlfriend who gets a breif scene and that's it.)
If they ever do a good gay main character, it will be something like Dumbledore from Harry Potter. It's a part of who the character is, but it doesn't define them.

Look at the persona game series. They do gay characters fairly well.
twilight has plenty of gay characters
A gay main character?
NOW THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!
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A gay main character?
NOW THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!

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the new batwoman is a lesbian. there's also scandal savage in secret six. the earth two green lantern is also gay. but that's just comics.

there have been a lot more gay characters in the mainstream media though. there need to be more lesbians and trans* characters though and not just lesbian and trans* characters that are purely there for comedy or caricatures.
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Philadelphia is an amazing movie about discrimination against homosexuals and people with illnesses. It stars Tom Hanks and he won the academy award for best actor.

I really recommend this movie, so feel free to look it up.

Wait, he has AIDS?


Yes he does and was supposedly fired because he was a "bad" worker.
hahahahhahaahhahaha
I feel like some one made this thread for the sake of whinieing but didn't put much thought into it. Or just has very limited experience. Like hell Even Dumbledore was gay!
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TO THE OP:

I give props to the suggestions of some live action films and give a few of my own—
But I'm A Cheerleader, I Love You Philip Morris, Almost Normal, Transamerica,
Little Miss Sunshine, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert,
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Blow Dry, M. Butterfly,
Brokeback Mountain, It's Pat, Party Monster, Christopher and His Kind,
Prayers For Bobby, The Truth About Jane, D.E.B.S., Philadelphia, Die Mommie Die!,
Ed Wood, Death At A Funeral (both the UK & US versions), Eulogy, RENT,
Flawless (With Robert De Niro), Happy-Go-Lucky, Gia, Hedwig & The Angry Itch,
Imagine Me & You, The Hours (the book is better though), Kinsey, Ready? Ok!,
The Next Best Thing, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saved!, Wonder Boys.

—all of which I've seen and highly suggest, but are not the only ones you can find.

As for anime—
Revolutionary Girl Utena, Tokyo Godfathers, Strawberry Panic!,
Gravitation, Loveless, Sailor Moon, and Miyuki-chan in Wonderland

to name a few, although I don't watch these so much these days.
Sadly, the lack of GLBT* characters in Western cartoons is shameful.

Either way, if you look closely, there have been GLBT* characters in series and films
for at least 30 years, it just isn't always obvious, and shouldn't have to be unless
the plot revolves around sexual or gender identity or sex in general.

Instead of wanting things to be one way, try looking at life a little differently,
because what you're looking for is already there, you just haven't been paying attention
or wanting characters who sexual identity are irrelevant to define them.


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All I can think of is that one episode of Doctor Who
from the other year — Midnight — where the Powers That Be decided
that what that episode really needed was a lesbian. And, of course, there was
an obligatory 'O MAH GAWD, ITZ A DYKE' moment when they, out of nowhere,
brought up her sex life and she put the emphasis on 'she'. Yes, because
that was something that we wanted to know, needed to know,
and added to the character development, apparently.


I don't think this is a fair description of what happened. The Doctor has a talent for getting
people's trust and in the case of the episode "Midnight", he and Sky was talking about travelling,
which is why she mentioned being alone and he asked why, prompting the response she
gave that her partner wanted space. It was a way to show that, in the future,
GLBT* persons will be see as absolutely normal.

Granted, that's not the only example of GLBT* in Doctor Who. There are also characters—
Captain Jack Harkness (Pansexual), Ianto Jones (Bisexual), Lady Cassandra (Trans*),
and Madam Vestra & Jenny (lesbians & partners)—who are just a small sample of
GLBT* inclusion in the new production of this series.



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You must not watch a lot of Independent films then.
Here's a crap-ton

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