List of video games with LGBT characters

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The following is a list of video games with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters, including any others falling under the LGBT umbrella term.


During the 1980s, characters that can be argued as identifying as LGBT were rarely shown in a realistic or non-stereotypical context and were often the objects of ridicule or jokes.[1]

In the 1990s, games (often Japanese ones) continued to use stereotypical LGBT characters which did not reflect the diversity in LGBT communities. However, more efforts were found to make more diverse and less one-dimensional characters.[2]

List of works[edit]

Video game series[edit]

These are video game series where two or more games have LGBT characters.

Series Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Developer
Assassin's Creed 2007 Assassin's Creed Abu'l Nuquod Gay Abu'l Nuquod, one of the assassination targets in this historically based game, is strongly implied to be gay. He believes that the people hate him because he is "different", is shown caressing the cheek of one of his male guards during his angry tirade and claims that he cannot serve the cause of a God who calls him an abomination.[3] Ubisoft Montreal
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Leonardo da Vinci and Salaì Gay The protagonist's lifelong friend Leonardo da Vinci is implied to be gay, based on similar historical evidence. On one occasion, he assures Ezio Auditore da Firenze that "Women provide little distraction" from constructing upgrades for him and pats him on the back, to which Ezio replies "Wait, I don't get it.". In the downloadable content The Da Vinci Disappearance, Ezio appears to know of Leonardo's historically romantic relationship with his pupil Salaì, stating that "You do not need to lie to me. Salaì fits you. I approve.".[citation needed]
2014 Assassin's Creed Rogue Harlan Cunningham and Arend Schut Gay The game has voice files about two Assassins: Harlan Cunningham, an ex-wrestler, and his disciple Arend Schut, a mixed martial arts champion. After Harlan joined the Brotherhood, he found Arend, who was having trouble with his career after coming out. They bonded about the homophobia they faced in their original fields, and became lovers.[citation needed] Ubisoft Sofia
2015 Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jacob Frye Bisexual The lead writer of this game indicated that the team explicitly avoided giving Jacob Frye, one of the game's two protagonists, a female love interest during the main storyline. He also hinted at the idea that Jacob needed to "figure himself out to some degree" after his brief partnership with Maxwell Roth.[4] This led to speculation regarding Jacob's sexuality, with the official Assassin's Creed Tumblr later confirming that the character is canonically bisexual.[5][6] Ubisoft Quebec
Ned Wynert Trans man Ned Wynert is a minor character and a trans man.[citation needed]
Arend Schut Cunningham and Harlan Cunningham Gay In modern storyline, Arend Schut Cunningham from Assassin's Creed Rogue sends an e-mail that mentions his honeymoon with his husband, Harlan Cunningham.[citation needed][clarification needed]
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Alexios and Kassandra Potentially bisexual The player may choose to play as either male or female and customize their appearance. There are opposite-sex and same-sex relationship options for the player character.[citation needed]
Baldur's Gate 2012 Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Gorion's Ward Potentially gay or bisexual The Gorion's Ward is the male or female protagonist in the RPG series Baldur's Gate, including Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (2012), which is a remake of Baldur's Gate (1998). In the 1998 game, the player character is not able to romance anyone, but in the 2012 remake he or she is able to romance three newly introduced characters: The male half-orc Dorn Il-Khan is available for a relationship with a player of either gender, while the male human Rasaad yn Bashir and the female half-elf Neera are only available for straight relationships.[citation needed] Overhaul Games
Dorn Il-Khan Bisexual
2016 Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Mizhena Trans woman Mizhena is a transgender woman who explains to the main character that she picked her strange name after transitioning. The character, among other aspects of the game's writing, was met with significant criticism. Beamdog later announced that they would be expanding the character's story a week after the expansion pack released, saying in part, "In retrospect, it would have been better served if we had introduced a transgender character with more development."[7] Beamdog
Borderlands 2009 Borderlands Mad Moxxi Bisexual Mad Moxxi's appearances include Borderlands (2009) and Borderlands 2 (2012). She is a buxom bartender. In both games, she is very open about her bisexuality, referencing her many male and female lovers. Gearbox Software
2012 Borderlands 2
Tiny Tina Lesbian Tiny Tina confesses that she likes Maya and asks if she likes her in turn. It was confirmed by lead writer Anthony Burch on his that she is lesbian and also that during production of the DLC Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage (2012), it was planned to depict Tiny Tina having a crush on Moxxi, but the dialogue concerning this was ultimately deleted before the DLC was released. However in Borderlands 3, echo logs reveal that she had been in relationships with both men and women.[8]
Axton Bisexual In the DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (2013), it is revealed that Axton, one of the playable characters, is bisexual. While his flirtatious lines with male characters were originally a coding error, Gearbox Studios decided to confirm his bisexuality with overt references in the DLC.[9]
Wildlife Exploitation Preserve couples Lesbian, gay There is an audio-log in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve that mentions two same sex couples (one gay couple, one lesbian couple) who were forced to run experiments on their partners.
Sir Hammerlock and Taggart Gay There is a sidequest given by Sir Hammerlock that involves finding his ex-boyfriend Taggart's audio logs on hunting for use in his almanac.
Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington Bisexual It is alluded in Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep that Mr. Torgue is bisexual. This was confirmed via an interview.[10]
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Rose and Gabby Lesbian During the Recruitment Drive mission in the Triton area, a character named Rose talks about her ex, Gabby. 2K Australia, Gearbox Software
Athena and Janey Springs Lesbian In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014) the playable character Athena and the supporting character Janey Springs are lesbian.[11][12] Janey repeatedly flirts with Athena, causing her to become embarrassed. Their relationship is confirmed later in a conversation where Athena implies that she "hit that" (referring to Janey) by giving a high five to Tiny Tina, even though Athena is initially defensive to talk about it. In the DLC Claptastic Voyage (2015), it is shown that Athena and Janey moved together to Hollow Point, a subterranean city on Pandora.

In the episodic adventure game Tales from the Borderlands (2014), Athena and Janey are in a relationship. Depending on the player's choices, a scene may be available where Janey kisses Athena on the cheek and refers to her as her girlfriend. Later in the game, there is an unmissable scene where Athena is interrupted by a call from Janey, once again referring to her as her girlfriend.

2014 Tales from the Borderlands Telltale Games
Marvel vs. Capcom,
and others
1994 First appearance: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Morrigan Aensland Bisexual Morrigan is bisexual.[2] She is a recurring character in the Darkstalkers and Marvel vs. Capcom fighting game series. Capcom
See also Morrigan Aensland § Appearances.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth 2015 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Fei Wong Tomoe Ignacio Lesbian Fei is in love with Yuuko Kamashiro[citation needed] Bandai
2017 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Yu Nogi Gay Yu is in love with Keisuke Amazawa[citation needed]
Divinity 2017 Divinity: Original Sin 2[citation needed] Ifan Ben-Mezd

Red Prince






Pansexual/ Bisexual All the origin characters can be romanced regardless of race or gender. Fane canonically had a wife but can be romanced by anyone, and Sebille claims that Lohse has a crush on her if you agree to let Sebille see Lohse's memories. Butter can be flirted with, with any character, and she will respond in kind. Larian Studios
Dragon Age 2009 Dragon Age: Origins[citation needed] Warden Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The Warden is the player character, who has the option to pursue a romance, or simply a sexual encounter, with four "companions", the people who accompany the player on their journey: Zevran Aranai and Leliana are openly bisexual and are available to players of both genders. Alistair and Morrigan are straight and thus available to players of the opposite gender. There are also opportunities to have sexual encounters with NPCs of the same gender throughout the game and notably within the first 30 minutes of game play. As with BioWare's other flagship title, Mass Effect, there are brief sex scenes (about 30 seconds); however there is no visible nudity. BioWare
Zevran Aranai and Leliana Bisexual
Wade and Herren Gay The effeminate Wade and Herren have an armor shop that the player can visit. In a downloadable content episode released by BioWare it is possible to chase them from the shop to a back alley where Herren teleports himself and Wade to safety. The game designers confirmed Herren and Wade were lovers after the release of said DLC.
Hespith Lesbian Hespith is a lesbian dwarf character who admits to being a lover of Branka, party-character Oghren's ex-wife.
Branka Bisexual
2011 Dragon Age II[citation needed] Hawke Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Hawke, Champion of Kirkwall is the player character, who can be played either as a male or a female version. He or she can romance characters of either gender.
Anders, Fenris, Isabela, and Merrill Bisexual Anders, Fenris, Isabela, and Merrill are four of Hawke's companions who express romantic interest without regard to Hawke's gender.
Male and female prostitutes Bisexual The player can sleep with male or female prostitutes regardless of Hawke's gender. The prostitute Serendipity, though intended by writer Mary Kirby to be a male crossdresser and not a transgender woman, was read by many players as the latter. BioWare received criticism for Serendipity's portrayal, which inspired more thoughtful creation of two new transgender characters in subsequent installments.
Serendipity Bisexual
Cross-dresser or trans woman
Zevran Arainai Bisexual Zevran Arainai, a bisexual character from the first game, makes a cameo appearance and propositions Hawke and/or Isabela.
Cyril Bisexual In the DLC Mark of the Assassin (2011), Hawke attends a hunting party hosted by Duke Prosper de Montfort of Orlais, and Hawke can flirt with the duke's son Cyril regardless of Hawke's gender.
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition[citation needed] Inquisitor Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The Inquisitor is the player character, who may romance other characters of the same gender. Unlike the previous games in the series, each romance option has a clearly defined sexual orientation.
Sera and Dagna Lesbian Sera, a female elven archer, is gay and thus is only available as a romance option if the player picks a female character; the two of them can also get married in the DLC Trespasser (2015), the first confirmed same-gender marriage in the franchise. If Sera is not romanced she will enter a relationship with a female dwarf named Dagna.
Dorian Pavus Gay Dorian Pavus is a gay male mage who can be romanced by male player characters. Dorian's upbeat personality hides a dark family secret relating to his sexual orientation. The Iron Bull, a male qunari warrior is openly bisexual and can be romanced by male and female player characters. If neither Dorian nor Iron Bull are romanced then they can optionally enter a relationship.
Iron Bull Bisexual
Josephine Montiliyet Bisexual The Inquisition's chief diplomat, Josephine Montiliyet, is bisexual and can also be romanced by male and female player characters.
Lace Harding Bisexual An "unofficial" romance option for an Inquisitor of either gender is the dwarven scout Lace Harding, though her "romance" consists entirely of flirtatious dialogue with no additional cutscenes.
Cremisius Aclassi Trans man[13]
Empress Celene of Orlais and Briala Lesbian Empress Celene of Orlais, whose potential assassination is a critical plot point in the game, was formerly in a relationship with her spymaster, the female elf Briala. While the two are separated (and at war) as of the events of the game, the Inquisitor can facilitate their reconciliation. Their relationship was originally documented in the tie-in novel Dragon Age: The Masked Empire.
Leliana Bisexual The game sees the return of the established bisexual character Leliana, although she is not a romance option.
Cyril de Montfort / Duke de Montfort Bisexual The bisexual character Cyril de Montfort also cameos as the new Duke de Montfort in the Trespasser DLC.
Other NPCs Lesbian, Gay Other NPCs encountered throughout the world are shown to be in same-gender relationships, such as Inquisition scout Ritts and the apostate mage Eldredda in the Hinterlands, Commander Jehan and Chevalier Fabienne in the Exalted Plains, and two unnamed Orlesian noblemen at the Winter Palace (one of whom accuses the other of flirting with Duke Cyril).
Historical figures Various Discoverable Codex entries reveal that certain historical figures were known to have been in same-gender relationships, including the "barbarian" Avvar matriarch Tyrdda Bright-Axe (subject of an epic poem in which her female elven lover plays a major role), and Arl Jacen Guerrin who built a villa in the Hinterlands for his lover, Ser Corram the Bard, centuries earlier.
Tie-in material characters Various Other characters who appear or are mentioned in-game have their sexual or gender identity addressed in tie-in material: The female elven spy Charter, who is depicted in the Dragon Age: Magekiller comic book in a relationship with a woman; also, Maevaris Tilani is a transgender woman who first appeared in the comic book Dragon Age: Those Who Speak as a cousin-by-marriage of Varric Tethras, while in the game she is mentioned as a friend and political ally of Dorian's, though she does not physically appear except in Dorian's epilogue slides at the end of the Trespasser DLC.
Drakengard 2005 Drakengard 2 Yaha Bisexual Yaha is an enemy character. He got incredible beauty that can charm all men and women from his pact, in return of the loss of the "pleasure" of sex. He is in love with his male old friend, Urick, one of the playable characters.[citation needed] Cavia
2010 Nier Emil Gay Emil, a player companion, is hinted to have feelings for Nier. This was confirmed by director Yoko Taro in an interview, seen in the companion book Grimoir Nier.[citation needed]
Kainé Intersex Kainé is intersex and identifies as a woman.[14]
2017 Nier: Automata 6O Lesbian 6O is a female android. At some point, she confesses her love to another female android and gets turned down. Later, she talks about it with 2B, another android.[citation needed] PlatinumGames
16D and 11B Lesbian 16D is a female android. At some point, she reveals that she was in a relationship with her mentor 11B, another female android.[citation needed]
Fable 2004 Fable Player character and NPC townspeople Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In the Fable games, the player character can flirt, marry and/or have sex with NPC townspeople of the same sex.

In Fable (2004), if the player marries a female and a male NPC, the personality status screen labels them as bisexual. In same-sex marriages, the player does not get paid "dowry" for marrying any male characters but almost all females give such. One quest involves finding the deed to a bordello so the player can free the prostitutes from the male owner. Like the other quests in the game there are several ways of solving this, but one option is to dress as a woman and have sex with the owner when he's drunk.

In Fable II (2008), there are more lesbian, gay, and bisexual NPC townspeople to court and marry. A context-specific line is used in a conversation within the middle of the game, wherein Hammer asks if the protagonist was able to convince their partner, wife, or husband to wait for them when they must go away for ten years. The game also includes a quest in which the player character finds a suitable partner for a farmer's son who hints at being gay. The farmer is surprised but accepts that his son is gay and was unable to find an acceptable partner because the father had previously presented him only with female suitors. Reaver, the NPC known as the Hero of Skill, is bisexual, known to have simultaneous lovers named Ursula, Penelope, and Andrew.

In Fable III (2010), once again there are more lesbian, gay, and bisexual NPC townspeople to court and marry. Reaver returns, this time inviting the hero (of either sex) to have a 'private party' in his bedchamber (though the player cannot accept this invitation).[citation needed]

Big Blue Box Studios
2008 Fable II Lionhead Studios
2010 Fable III
Fallout 1998 Fallout 2 Miria and Davin Bisexual This game features the first same-sex marriage in a game.[15][16][17] Miria and Davin are siblings. The player may have sex with and marry one of them, regardless of their gender. Black Isle Studios
2008 Fallout 3 Nova Bisexual Player characters, regardless of gender, can employ the services of a female prostitute named Nova in the city of Megaton.[citation needed] Bethesda Game Studios
Carol and Greta Lesbian In the city called Underworld, the player meets a female Ghoul named Carol who is suggested to be in a romantic relationship with another female Ghoul named Greta. They have apparently adopted a son, named Gob. While it is never made clear if they are romantically involved, if the player is a Female, Greta will jealously warn the player to stay away from Carol.[citation needed]
Flak and Shrapnel Gay In Rivet City, the player meets Flak and Shrapnel, a pair of weapons dealers whom the game identifies as "partners." The two run a shop together and share a single bed. It's only implied that the nature of their relationship is romantic. An NPC from another city refers to Flak as an "old queen."[citation needed]
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Courier Gay (optional) The main character, the unnamed Courier, can be chosen as male, with the perk (character trait) Confirmed Bachelor, giving him several advantages with other gay male NPCs (and, following the stereotype of gay people as more understanding and perceptive about emotions, grant him the ability to better understand the plight of the otherwise mute companion Christine). This perk has a female equivalent, the Cherchez la femme perk.[citation needed] Obsidian Entertainment
Veronica Santangelo Lesbian Veronica Santangelo is a young Scribe from the Brotherhood of Steel, who confesses to the main character to have nursed a crush for another girl in the Brotherhood (hinted to be Christine Royce, another joinable NPC, mute and enslaved, who references having been in a relationship with a girl in her Brotherhood days) which ended badly because of the disapproval of her girlfriend's parents.[citation needed]
Arcade Gannon Gay Arcade Gannon, a doctor with the Followers of the Apocalypse is openly gay, discussing his orientation if certain dialog paths are chosen.[citation needed]
Rose of Sharon Cassidy Bisexual If the player plays as a female Courier with the Cherchez la Femme perk, Rose of Sharon will simply state that when she's drunk enough she doesn't care about who she gets in bed with, and drops the dialog abruptly.[citation needed]
Corporal Betsy Lesbian Another NPC, Corporal Betsy, a sharpshooter for the NCR, is openly gay and will flirt with a female Courier that has high enough charisma. With the Cherchez la Femme perk the Courier can acknowledge her advances, however ultimately nothing comes out of the conversation.[citation needed]
2015 Fallout 4 Sole Survivor Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character, "Sole Survivor", can romance their companions, regardless of their sex.[18] Bethesda Game Studios
Final Fantasy 1999 Final Fantasy VIII An unnamed minor character Trans woman An unnamed minor character can be encountered in a bar; during conversation, there is strong implication the character is transgender. The player character Squall Leonhart is given the option to ask if she is really a woman. If Squall asks this the character becomes paranoid and wonders how he knew. In the French version, the antagonist Adel is described as being intersex, with other characters using both pronouns to refer to them.[citation needed] Square
Adel Intersex (French version)
2000 Final Fantasy IX Quina Quen Non-binary Quina Quen is a playable character who belongs to a genderless race called the Qu. Referred to by the pronoun "s/he" throughout, the Qu's bizarre appearance offers little clue as to any intended orientation.[19]
Final Fight and Street Fighter 1989 Final Fight Poison Trans woman Poison is introduced in Final Fight (1989), where she is either a pre-op or post-op trans woman, depending on the region where the game was released.[20][21][22][23]

She is an antagonistic NPC in the arcade beat 'em up games Final Fight (1989) and Mighty Final Fight (1993). She is a playable character in the fighting games Final Fight Revenge (1999), Street Fighter X Tekken (2012), Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014) & Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (2018).[24]

In Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (2018), her identity as a trans woman is alluded to more often. She says during a dialogue with Lucia: "There are some things we just can't control. You could be born to a rich family, or to a family living in a garage dump. Whether you're a man or a woman, you can't choose how you're born into this world.", an allusion to the fact that she was born with a gender not matching with her inner being.[24] One of Poison's win quotes, "Being gossiped about is proof of my popularity!" seemingly alludes to the controversy and ambiguity surrounding her gender identity.[25][26][27][28][29][30][31]

1993 Mighty Final Fight
1999 Final Fight Revenge Capcom USA
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Dimps, Capcom
QLoc (PC)
Sucker Punch Productions (PS Vita)
2014 Ultra Street Fighter IV Capcom
2018 Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Fire Emblem 2007 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Heather Lesbian Heather is a character that the player can get on their team. She is implied to be a lesbian and claims to have joined the army to 'meet all the pretty girls'. Nintendo SPD,
Intelligent Systems
2015 Fire Emblem Fates Corrin (player character), Niles and Rhajat Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual This game is the first in the Fire Emblem franchise to feature a same-sex marriage option for both the 'Birthright' and 'Conquest' versions of the game (Niles and Rhajat in the American version).[32] The same sex options, however, are restricted to one character per game, where the Conquest edition contains a man who may be romanced by male or female main characters, while the Birthright edition has a woman who may be romanced by male and female protagonists. In the DLC, Revelations, both Rhajat and Niles are available to be romanced by the female and male main characters. However, they can still marry characters of the other gender so it is implied they are bisexual. If the player marries a character of the same sex, they will not be able to unlock Kana (the player's child) or Nina, Niles' daughter.[33]
2017 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Leon Gay Leon asks Kamui if he wants to be hit on by Leon. Leon then states that Kamui is not his type and confesses his love to another male comrade, Valbar.[citation needed] Intelligent Systems
2019 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Byleth (player character), Edelgard, Dorothea, Mercedes, Linhardt, Jeritza, Rhea, Sothis, Yuri Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Edelgard and Jeritza can be romanced by the player character regardless of gender during the Crimson Flower route. Rhea can be romanced on the Silver Snow route. Dorothea, Mercedes, Linhardt, and Yuri can be romanced on any route once they are recruited to the player character's army, and Sothis can be romanced on any route.

Also in Edelgard and Dorothea support, they were seen to be slightly romancing each other in their A support: "When the two of us are together, talking like this... Somehow I don't feel like I care about my troubles with love anymore."

Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo
Grand Theft Auto[citation needed] 2001 Grand Theft Auto III Construction workers Gay There are construction workers who look like the similarly dressed member of the Village People, who shout quotes from the songs "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy". DMA Design
Asuka and Maria Lesbian Asuka and Maria are lovers.
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Police officers Gay The police officers in San Fierro will say various things one would expect from a comically stereotyped gay character such as "Drop the soap, honey!", "Lets wrestle to submission!", and "I'm on your ass, Daisy!" In this model, homosexuality is a joke, attached to gender inversion and used to make fun of the police, an enemy in the game. Rockstar North
Store employee Gay There is a clearly gay employee working at the counter of an athletic apparel store who makes flirty comments toward the protagonist, CJ.
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Reni Wassulmaier Genderqueer Reni Wassulmaier is an adult film director. She is assigned female at birth. She undergoes four sex surgeries: female-to-male, then male-to-female, then female-to-male again, then male-to-female again. She is introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005), as a female radio DJ. In between songs, she drops hints about previously being male. In the prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006), set 14 years before, she already had the first three sex changes and the objective for one mission, titled "So Long Schlong", is to take Reni to the hospital for her fourth sex change. Rockstar Leeds,
Rockstar North
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Bernie Crane Gay Bernie Crane, formerly Florijan Kravić, (Serbian Cyrillic: Флоријан Кравић), a flamboyant gay lifestyle coach and friend of the protagonist, Niko Bellic. He is one of three survivors of Niko's fifteen man squad who fought in the Bosnian War. Rockstar North
2009 Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince Gay In this episode expansion pack of Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), the title character is gay, and a friend of the protagonist, Luis Lopez. He also features in a cameo in GTA IV.
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Trevor Philips Bisexual Trevor Philips a character in Grand Theft Auto V, unlocked after the Mission Mr Philips. In a conversation during an outing with Michael and Franklin at the same, time, he admits he's bisexual after Franklin asked him whether he's gay or not. He also claims to have raped men in Prison.
Heileen 2008 Heileen: Sail Away Heileen Potentially lesbian or bisexual Heileen is the female protagonist. She has one male and two female romantic possibilities: John, Lora and Marie.[citation needed] Tycoon Games
Lora and Marie Lesbian
Heileen 3: New Horizons Heileen Potentially lesbian or bisexual There are four male romantic possibilities: John from Heileen: Sail Away (2008), Morgan, Jonathan and Sebastian; and four female: Marie and Lora from Heileen: Sail Away (2008), Ebele and Juliet from Heileen: Sail Away (2008).[citation needed]
Marie, Lora, Ebele and Juliet Lesbian
The Last of Us 2013 The Last of Us Bill and Frank Gay Bill is a character who helps Joel and Ellie during their journey. It is heavily implied he is gay and had a partner named Frank, who is later found dead, much to Bill's dismay. A note left by Frank claims he did not love Bill anymore.[citation needed] Naughty Dog
Ellie and Riley Abel Lesbian In The Last of Us (2013), Ellie is one of the main characters and Riley is sometimes mentioned. In the DLC prequel The Last of Us: Left Behind (2014), players control Ellie as she spends time with Riley, and it is implied Ellie has feelings for Riley, culminating in a kiss between them near the climax. The developers Naughty Dog later confirmed they have romantic feelings for each other and the writer for Ellie's character, Neil Druckmann, said he wrote her to be gay.[34]
2014 The Last of Us: Left Behind
2020 The Last of Us Part II Ellie and Dina Lesbian In this upcoming sequel to The Last of Us (2013), Ellie is one of the main characters and according the footage at E3 2018, she is in a relationship with a woman named Dina.[citation needed]
The Legend of Korra 2014 The Legend of Korra Korra Bisexual These video games are based on the animated television series The Legend of Korra. Though her sexuality is not referenced in the games, the protagonist, Korra, is bisexual.[35] PlatinumGames
2014 The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins Webfoot Technologies
Life Is Strange 2015 Life Is Strange Maxine "Max" Caulfield Bisexual Life Is Strange (2015) is experienced from Max's perspective. The prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017) is experienced from Chloe's perspective.

The development of Max and Chloe's relationship is the main plot of Life Is Strange (2015), and they can end up romantically. At different points in the game, Max may have the choice to kiss Warren (her male friend) or Chloe.[36]

In Life Is Strange (2015), Chloe admits that she had romantic feelings towards Rachel. In the prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017), depending on the player's actions, Rachel may open up and reveal that she has romantic feelings towards Chloe too. At some point, Chloe may have the choice to kiss Rachel. Rachel also had a relationship with Frank before the plot of Life Is Strange.

Dontnod Entertainment
Chloe Price and Rachel Amber Lesbian and Bisexual
2017 Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Deck Nine
Steph Gingrich Lesbian Steph has a crush on Rachel and can mention it to Chloe in episode 2. Her voice actress, Katy Bentz, later confirmed during a Reddit AMA that Steph is a lesbian.[37]
2018 Life Is Strange 2 Sean Diaz Bisexual Sean's crush on a female classmate, Jenn, is mentioned at various points in the game. He can later choose to admit that he finds some boys cute, and has the option of pursuing a romantic relationship with either Cassidy or Finn. Sean can later come out to his father in a dream sequence if he kissed Finn. Dontnod Entertainment
Finnegan "Finn" McNamara Pansexual During episode 3, Sean finds out that Finn is sleeping with Hannah, although both explain that there is not a romantic connection between them. Finn openly flirts with Sean and Sean has the option to kiss him later in the episode. When asked by Sean if he considers himself bisexual, Finn responds that he doesn't see gender and is attracted to people.
Jacob "Jake" Hackerman Gay During Episode 3, Jake is met by Sean and Daniel Diaz at a campsite in Humboldt County, California. It is later revealed in Episode 4 that he is gay, and his old community had been putting him through gay conversion therapy, before subsequently kicking him out.
Penny Gay or bisexual Penny mentions the disappearance of Arthur "Jinx" Lee, a man he met and fell in love with.
Arthur and Stanley Petersen Gay Arthur and Stanley are a married couple who Sean and Daniel meet in episode 5.
The Longest Journey 1999 The Longest Journey Fiona and Mickey Lesbian This computer game features Fiona and Mickey, a lesbian landlady and her long-time lover. The game also features and a gay cop. While the game used a futuristic Blade Runner type setting, the gay characters are not used to show how decadent society had become,[clarification needed]but are seen as normal and well adjusted secondary characters.[19] Funcom
A cop Gay
2014 Dreamfall Chapters Kian Alvane Gay Kian Alvane, one of the main protagonists, is gay.[38] Red Thread Games, Blink Studios
Likho Gay Likho, a Resistance member, can reveal to Kian that he too is gay but would be ostracized if his family ever found out, if "an intimate moment" between them is unlocked.[citation needed]
Hanna and Abby Lesbian Hanna and Abby are a lesbian couple.[citation needed]
Mario 1988 Super Mario Bros. 2 Birdo Trans woman In the first-edition manual for the North American release of this NES game, Birdo is referred to as a "male who believes that he is a female" and would rather be called "Birdetta", making her the first transgender character for Nintendo.[39][40] In the game, Birdo's name was also mistakenly switched with another Super Mario Bros. 2 enemy, Ostro, both in the manual and in the end credits.[41] In later printings, mention of Birdo being male was omitted, and further not included in most later games with the character.[42] However, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008), it is said that Birdo is of indeterminate gender. Her identity was only further explored in the Wii Japan-only video game Captain Rainbow (2008), which delves into her gender how she was imprisoned for using the woman's bathroom.[43] Nintendo
2004 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Vivian Trans woman In this GameCube title, the player encounters a Shadow Siren named Vivian. In the Japanese version of the game, Vivian is a transgender girl. Other characters, as well as narrative text, describe Vivian using masculine terms such as otoko "man", and otōto "little brother".[44][45][46] However, Vivian initially describes the shadow sirens as san shimai "three sisters", and routinely uses the feminine first person pronoun. This continues in Super Paper Mario (2007); Vivian's catch card describes her using the term otoko no ko "boy".[47] In the English and German localizations of the game, all masculine descriptions of Vivian are removed, and she is referred to with exclusively female pronouns. However, all other localized versions of the game explicitly retain the transgender portrayal.[48][49][50][51] Intelligent Systems
Marvel Comics 2011 X-Men: Destiny Northstar Gay Northstar, a gay superhero from the X-Men comics appears as a NPC in the games X-Men: Destiny (2011) and Marvel Heroes (2013).[citation needed] Silicon Knights
2013 Marvel Heroes Gazillion Entertainment, Secret Identity Studios
Wiccan Gay member of the Young Avengers who appears as an alternate costume for Scarlet Witch
Mass Effect Multiple games Commander Shepard Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Commander Shepard is the player character in Mass Effect (2007), Mass Effect 2 (2010) and Mass Effect 3 (2012). The player may choose to play as either male or female and customize their appearance and first name. In all three games, there are opposite-sex and same-sex relationship options for the player character.[citation needed]
Multiple characters Various In all games, there is no indication that same-sex relationships are considered in any way unusual in the galaxy in general, particularly given the authority of the asari, the all-female alien race who is capable of reproducing with any gender of any species.[citation needed]
2007 Mass Effect[citation needed] Dr. Liara T'Soni Bisexual Dr. Liara T'Soni is an asari. There is an option for a subplot romance and sexual encounter with her, regardless of the gender of Commander Shepard, the player character. . BioWare
2010 Mass Effect 2[citation needed] Kelly Chambers, Samara and Morinth Bisexual Commander Shepard, regardless of their own gender, is able to romance Kelly, Samara and Morinth. Kelly is Commander Shepard's yeoman. Samara and Morinth are asari. Morinth is Samara's daughter.
2012 Mass Effect 3[citation needed] Kaidan Alenko, Kelly Chambers, and Diana Allers, Liara T'Soni and Samara Bisexual Three humans (Kaidan Alenko, Kelly Chambers and Diana Allers), and two asari (Liara T'Soni and Samara) express romantic interest in the player character Shepard, regardless of their gender. Specialist Samantha Traynor and Lieutenant Steve Cortez are only interested in Shepard if they are of the same gender. Cortez's personal storyline revolves around moving past the relatively recent loss of his husband.
Samantha Traynor Lesbian
Steve Cortez and his ex-husband Gay
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda[citation needed] Pathfinder Ryder Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual Pathfinder Ryder is the player character in Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017). Much like Commander Shepard from previous games, the player may choose to play as either male or female and customize their appearance and first name. The player chooses from a pair of twins: one male and one female. The non-selected twin is called either Scott or Sara Ryder and has a significant presence in the game. There are opposite-sex and same-sex relationship options for the player character.
Pelessaria "Peebee" B'Sayle, Vetra Nyx, Reyes Vidal and Jaal Ama Darav Bisexual Pathfinder Ryder is able to romance these characters, regardless of their gender: the asari Peebee and Keri, the female turian Vetra and the male angara Jaal. Jaal was made bisexual following a post release patch after community feedback, and is notable for being the first male LGBT squadmate in the franchise. A female Pathfinder Ryder can also have a lesbian relationship with the ship's science officer Dr. Suvi Anwar and a male Pathfinder Ryder can have a gay relationship with the ship's engineer Gil Brodie.
Suvi Anwar Lesbian
Gil Brodie Gay
Megami Tensei and Persona 1997 Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Kamanari Cross-dresser This Sega Saturn title (also released on PS1 and 3DS) depicts the protagonist encountering a cross dresser by the name of Kamanari while chasing down the gambling parlor owner Tatsumi during a case.[citation needed] Atlus
Beta Gay While being stereotypical and over-the-top, Beta (one of the owners of the EL-115 Club) hits on the main character, saying he wouldn't help him if he wasn't "cute".[citation needed]
1999 Persona 2: Innocent Sin Kurosu Jun Gay Jun is a feminine boy whose portrayal borrows heavily from Japanese Yaoi culture. The player can choose to have Tatsuya and Jun enter a relationship.[14]
Tatsuya Suou Bisexual
Sumaru Genie Intersex Sumaru Genie is an intersex fortuneteller.[citation needed]
2000 Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Jun Kashihara Gay Jun and Tatsuya from Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999) reappeared in this game. With Jun having a minor role.[14]
Tatsuya Suou Bisexual
Anna and Noriko Lesbian Anna is a female athlete whose relationship with her obsessive admirer Noriko contains lesbian overtones.[citation needed]
Sumaru Genie Intersex Sumaru Genie, the intersex fortuneteller from Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999), appears in this game as well.[citation needed]
2003 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne A mannequin Ambiguous A flamboyant mannequin is shown as the owner of the junk shop and makes frequent but comical references to his sexuality.[citation needed]
2006 Persona 3 Unnamed lesbian NPC Lesbian There is an unnamed female student NPC who has an intense lesbian crush on Mitsuru Kirijo, one of the main female characters. This crush goes as far as her having romantic fantasies about Mitsuru as well as threatening the main character with revenge if they're lying having pictures of Mitsuru in a bathing suit.[citation needed]
Unnamed trans woman NPC Trans woman During "Operation Babe Hunt" one of the NPCs that Junpei, Akihiko and the main character attempt to hit on is revealed to be a trans woman.[citation needed]
2009 Persona 3 Portable Aigis Bisexual Aigis shows romantic interest in both the male and female protagonists of the game. Her social link remains unchanged regardless of the gender the player chooses.[citation needed]
Ryoji Mochizuki Bisexual During his social link, Ryoji states he would still love the protagonist, no matter if they were a male or female.[citation needed]
2008 Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon Binbogami and Yakbyougami Ambiguous The main character, Raidou, confronts two Japanese disaster gods known as Binbogami and Yakbyougami who are both portrayed as effeminate and fiercely masochistic. Binbogami is shown to be pursuing Raidou sexually, even going so far as to encourage Raidou to 'whip' him when his life bar is reduced to half during two boss fights against him.[citation needed]
2008 Persona 4 Kanji Tatsumi Bisexual Kanji Tatsumi,[19] a playable character, expresses interest in another boy (a cross dressing Naoto) and is shocked and confused about his own feelings towards him. At a later point, his Shadow Self manifests as an overly masculine and flamboyant gay caricature that rants about how he hates girls and likes boys and teases him about being gay. In actuality, Kanji fears being rejected by either sex. He still expresses interest in Naoto after finding out her true gender, though at the end of his social link, he outright states that his shadow self and him are one and the same, strongly hinting at bisexuality.
Metal Gear 2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Vamp and Scott Dolph Bisexual It is revealed in a conversation, by Solid Snake himself, that Vamp is bisexual and that he was the lover of Scott Dolph, a bisexual Navy commander.[citation needed] Konami
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Major Raikov and Volgin Gay and Bisexual This game features male homo- and bisexuality (Major Raikov and Volgin, respectively).[citation needed]
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Dr. Strangelove Bisexual In this game we find a bisexual woman, with Dr. Strangelove being in love with The Boss. As her nickname implies, she had "a strange love". This is a reference to her sexuality.[citation needed]
Resident Evil 2000 Resident Evil Code: Veronica Alfred Ashford Cross-dresser The central antagonist is Alfred Ashford who at the end of the game is revealed as a 'cross-dressing freak' who is obsessed with his dead twin sister, in this case a reference to Norman Bates from the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.[citation needed] Capcom
2003 Resident Evil: Dead Aim Morpheus D. Duvall Genderqueer Morpheus D. Duvall is obsessed with beauty and hints at having a number of gender-reassignment surgeries. Later in the game, he injects himself with a mutagenic virus that changes him into a feminine form, with notable breasts and high heels.[citation needed] Cavia
Saints Row 2008 Saints Row 2 Player character Binary or non-binary; potentially bisexual In Saints Row 2 (2008) and Saints Row: The Third (2011), the protagonist can be male or female; or non-binary by leaving gender signifiers open to either gender. The female player character has hints of bisexuality and that she has a sexual attraction to female characters Shaundi and Kinzie Kensington.[citation needed] Volition
2011 Saints Row: The Third
2014 Saints Row IV Player character Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character, which may be male or female, is able to romance all the companions in the Romance option, however in the Saints Row series the Caucasian female protagonist voiced by Katie Semine and Laura Bailey would appear to be bisexual as her dialogue shows that she is attracted to females and males, all other protagonists dialogue is heterosexual by default. However, all relationships are portrayed in a goofy, over-the-top manner, as is the nature of the game.[citation needed]
Companions Bisexual
2017 Agents of Mayhem Roderick "Hollywood" Stone Pansexual Hollywood is the first playable character. He is pansexual.[52]
Stephanie "Friday" Albright and Janel Braddock Lesbian The team's coordinator, Friday, is in a relationship with the playable character Braddock.
Shadow Hearts 2001 Shadow Hearts Meiyuan Gay Meiyuan is a gay Chinese acupuncturist.[citation needed] Sacnoth
2005 Shadow Hearts: Covenant Gerard Magimel and Pierre Magimel Gay Gerard and Pierre are two flamboyant brothers. Gerard is a tailor who sews magical clothes when bribed with "beefcake" trading cards and Pierre is a vendor for items and weapons.[citation needed] Nautilus
Gay In one optional scene toward the end of the game, a third major character is revealed to be gay.[clarification needed][citation needed]
2005 Shadow Hearts: From the New World Gerard Magimel and Buigen Gay This game features Gerard from Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2005). This time, he has a boyfriend named Buigen.[citation needed]
The Sims 2000 The Sims Sims Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual All Sims can be directed to fall in love with and engage in romantic interations with others Sims of either gender.[citation needed]

In 2001, Maxis broke new ground with a television commercial for The Sims (2000). Highlighting the ability of the characters to date, the commercial featured an attractive twenty-something man in a nightclub flirting with a woman, until he is suddenly drawn to an attractive man in the club and after a brief pause agrees to date him. Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and DS versions removed any same-sex romance interactions.[19]

2004 The Sims 2
2009 The Sims 3 Maxis
2014 The Sims 4
South Park 1999 South Park Rally Big Gay Al Gay This racing game is the first of several games based on the popular animated series South Park for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and PC. Big Gay Al, a prominent gay character in the series, is a playable character in South Park Rally. His house is also one of the tracks.[citation needed] Tantalus Interactive
2014 South Park: The Stick of Truth Various characters Gay This RPG game is based on the South Park TV series and contains many references to gay characters from that series.[clarification needed] Obsidian Entertainment
Mr. Slave Gay Mr. Slave is a gay character in South Park. In this game, he has a prominent role, being the subject of an early quest, then coming back to help the main protagonist during fights. The last quest of the main storyline also takes place in a part of Mr. Slave's anatomy.[citation needed]
Star Wars 2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Juhani and another female Jedi Lesbian The party member Juhani is lesbian, though bugged coding on the initial release allowed her to be attracted to the player character regardless of gender. In subsequent patches, she reverts to same-sex preferences. She and another female Jedi were also heavily implied to be lovers. This would make Juhani the first known gay character in the Star Wars universe.[53] BioWare
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Theron Shan, Lana Beniko, Koth Vortena and Arcann Bisexual This game initially did not feature any same-sex romance or flirtation options. Such options were added in later patches after considerable backlash from fans, many of whom noted that the lack of diversity flew in the face of BioWare's previous record. The 2013 expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel features a same-sex flirtation option for both factions (a lesbian for the Republic and a gay male for the Empire). 2014's Shadow of Revan introduces Republic agent Theron Shan and the Sith lord Lana Beniko, both of whom will react favorably to the advances of a player of either gender (and either faction). The 2015 expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire sees the return of Shan and Beniko, and introduces Koth Vortena; all three are fully realized romance options for characters male or female characters. All expansions have also featured background characters and flavor lore mentioning same-sex romances and even marriages.[citation needed]
Story of Seasons 2010 Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Howard Genderqueer Howard is a male cafe owner who wears make-up and has a pink bedroom.[citation needed] Marvelous Interactive
2014 Story of Seasons Marian Genderqueer The androgynous male doctor Marian is often addressed with female pronouns and refers to herself as "big sister".[citation needed] Marvelous AQL
Summon Night 2003 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Pratty, Sugar, Razzy and Sanary Lesbian Pratty is the female playable character. If the player chooses her and picks Sugar as their summon beast, lesbian innuendo occurs. There are other girls, named Razzy and Sanary who also share lesbian undertones when conversing with Pratty.[citation needed] Flight-Plan
2004 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 Aera Colthearts and Edgar Colthearts Bisexual Both the male and female playable characters, Aera and Edgar, show the same romantic behavior towards other characters, with some dialog changes.[citation needed]
Lynn Bisexual One of the female characters, Lynn, continuously tries to kiss the main character, whether they are male or female.[citation needed]
Ultima 1992 Ultima VII: The Black Gate Avatar Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In the House of Baths at Buccaneer's Den, the player (the "Avatar") can pay for the services of male and female sex workers, regardless of the player's gender.[54] Origin Systems
Sex workers Bisexual
1993 Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle A mage Bisexual A mage sexually proposes the player's character regardless of the character's gender.[19] The player is given the choice to accept or decline.
The Walking Dead 2013 The Walking Dead: Season Two Matthew and Walter Gay The second episode features Mathew and Walter, a gay couple.[55] Telltale Games
2016 The Walking Dead: Michonne Jonas and Zachary Gay Jonas and Zachary are a gay couple who first appeared in the first episode[56]
Paige Lesbian Paige has feelings for her friend Samantha[57][58]
2018 The Walking Dead: The Final Season Clementine, Violet, Minerva, and James Bisexual, lesbian and gay James, Violet, and her ex-girlfriend Minerva first appear in the final season. Clementine, the player character, can choose to begin a relationship with Violet in the second episode. James is a former member of the Whisperers who can determinantly mention his ex-boyfriend to Clementine in the third episode.

Other games[edit]


Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Genre Developer Country
1985 Le crime du parking Paco Gay The culprit in this murder mystery game is revealed to be the tailor, Paco, who is gay and deals drugs.[59][60] Interactive Fiction Froggy Software [fr] France
1986 Moonmist Vivien Pentreath Lesbian In one of the possible storylines, it is revealed that Vivien, a friend of Lord Jack, was in a relationship with his former fiancée, Deirdre, before her apparent suicide and was jealous that she chose Lord Jack over her.[61][19] Interactive fiction Infocom United States
Deirdre Hallam Bisexual
1988 Caper in the Castro Tracker McDyke Lesbian A murder mystery problem solving game for Apple Mac computers written in the HyperCard language, distributed on underground gay bulletin boards, starring the lesbian detective Tracker McDuke. C. M. Ralph, who wrote the game, later released a straightwashed version called "Murder on Main Street" and published by Heizer Software.[62] Earlier interviews mistakenly listed Tessy as a trans woman, she is called a drag queen in the game.[63] C. M. Ralph
Tessy LaFemme Drag Queen
1989 Circuit's Edge Yasmin Trans woman This DOS science fiction game includes a variety of gay and transgender characters.[64] One example is a transgender woman named Yasmin and a gay man named Saied (alleged to be Yasmin's former lover).[65] Interactive fiction, role-playing Westwood Studios United States
Saied Bisexual
1989 Phantasy Star II Usvestia Gay In this Sega Genesis game, a character named Usvestia teaches piano, and will teach the MUSIK piano technique needed to progress in the game more cheaply to male characters because they "look cute".[66] In the English version, he instead says "He looks smart," and the gender-based disparity is left unexplained.[67] Role-playing Sega Japan


Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Genre Developer Country
1990 Rise of the Dragon Patrons of the Pleasure Dome Gay This adventure game features an establishment called the Pleasure Dome that caters to gay patrons, among other things. One of its patrons is a woman posing as a man posing as a woman.[19] Graphic adventure, action-adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1992 The Dagger of Amon Ra Two female lovers Lesbian This game features a woman from a small town who gets a job for a New York paper in the 1920s. Two of the women she meets are involved in a secret love affair.[19] Adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1992 Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender Rex Nebular Genderqueer This MS-DOS and MAC OS game requires the male hero to change his sex on a planet where women rule.[68] Adventure MicroProse United States
1993 Dracula Unleashed Alfred Horner Gay This FMV game features a gay character named Alfred Horner who co-owns a bookstore. This was the first time a gay character in a computer game was given a speaking role.[19] Interactive movie ICOM Simulations United States
1993 Police Quest: Open Season Bob Hickman Gay This game features a gay bar. In this game, the player is a police officer trying to track down the murderer of his police partner. His quest leads him to discover that his partner had a double life as a cross-dresser at a West Hollywood transgender bar.[19] Adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1993 Return of the Phantom Charles Gay In this game, a gay male character named Charles is portrayed as an effeminate theater director. He is one of the good guys that helps the playable character, a French inspector, solve the mystery of the Phantom of the Opera once and for all.[69] Adventure MicroProse United States
1994 EarthBound Tony Gay In this Super Nintendo Entertainment System game, one of the characters featured is Tony who has subtle attractions to his best friend Jeff, according to EarthBound creator, Shigesato Itoi.[70] Role-playing Nintendo Japan
1994 Streets of Rage 3 Ash Gay This is a game for the Sega Genesis. There is a gay male boss named Ash, portrayed with "tight clothes and effeminate movements".[69] He was censored in some versions of the game.[citation needed] Beat 'em up Sega Japan
1995 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery Baron Von Glower and Gabriel Knight Gay This game features the antagonist Baron Von Glower who pursues the protagonist Gabriel Knight sexually and eventually leads him to be turned into a werewolf. To a point Gabriel is visibly attracted to Von Glower and at the end of the game admits that he liked him. The game also touches on the homosexuality of King Ludwig II and in the role of Gabriel's partner Grace Nakamura, you meet with Josef Dahlmeier, an expert on Ludwig II who implies that he is also homosexual.[19] Interactive movie, point-and-click adventure Sierra On Line United States
1995 Chrono Trigger Flea Genderqueer This SNES game features a major villain named Flea, who was genderfluid and/or gender nonconforming.[19] Notably, Flea stated in a self-referential manner "Male or female, what difference does it make? Power is beautiful, and I've got the power."[19] Flea also had a cameo role in the sequel Chrono Cross. Role-playing Square Japan
1995 Nocturnal Illusion Mistress Bisexual The Mistress rapes the male player character at the beginning of the game, to keep him warm after saving him from a snowstorm.[71] Later, she also rapes the female reporter Maya. In both cases, when the Mistress initiates sex, the other person is unconscious. At the end of the game, the player character may choose to start a relationship with any of various women, including the Mistress. Graphic adventure, eroge Apricot Japan
1995 The Orion Conspiracy Danny McCormack and his boyfriend Gay This is the first computer game to use the word homosexual. The main character, Devlin McCormack, lives on a space station where he investigates the murder of his son Danny McCormack and stops an alien invasion. His investigation leads him through the seedy, criminal underworld of the station, where he discovers that his son was homosexual by talking with his son's boyfriend.[19] Adventure Divide By Zero United Kingdom
1995 Shannara Seneschal Gay Seneschal is a snotty and racist gay character, who wears all purple.[69] Adventure Legend Entertainment, Far Studio United States
1995 True Love Daisuke Potentially gay At the end of the game, the player character (whose default name is Daisuke) may attempt to start a relationship with any of the ten available girls, or with his best friend Kazuhiko as the only gay option. Depending on the choices taken and interactions experienced throughout the game, each girl and Kazuhiko may or may not be available for a relationship.[citation needed] Visual novel Software House Parsley Japan
Kazuhiko Miyoshi Gay
1996 Bahamut Lagoon Sendak Gay Sendak is an older wizard who at one point flirts with the male protagonist, Byuu. The player can choose to accept or reject these advances.[72] Tactical role-playing Square Japan
1996 Blazing Dragons A dragon knight and a court jester Gay In Blazing Dragons a dragon knight is implied to be gay. Said knight wears drag with a court jester. One scene has him kissing another dragon knight off-screen.[2] Adventure Illusions Gaming Company United States
1996 Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh Trevor Barnes and Curtis Craig Bisexual This computer game features a gay male character named Trevor, who was a close friend and co-worker of the player's character, Curtis Craig. Curtis admits to his psychiatrist that he has feelings for Trevor and might be bisexual, and the two almost kiss later in the game. Curtis is also shown as having relations with his girlfriend and a S&M domme. Creators of the game talked about the mature sexual themes in the game during a 1997 interview.[73] Curtis is the first playable non-heterosexual character in a video game.[74] Interactive movie, point-and-click adventure Sierra On-Line United States
1997 The Last Express Sophie de Bretheuil and Rebecca Norton Lesbian This game has the player meeting two young adult girls named Sophie de Bretheuil and Rebecca Norton who are almost always in each other's company. While at first they appear to be merely close friends, reading the diary of Recbecca suggests they are lesbians, but there are no explicitly homosexual gestures beyond hand-holding.[citation needed] Adventure Smoking Car Productions United States
1997 SaGa Frontier Asellus Lesbian This game features a female main character named Asellus who was infused with mystical blood that causes her to be highly attractive to other women. The story's narrator begins the story by telling of how she became infatuated with her, and one of the game's alternate endings features Asellus taking on many of the other female characters as wives.[citation needed] Role-playing Square Japan
1998 Star Ocean: The Second Story Claude C. Kenny Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In this PlayStation game, the player can choose to play as either Claude or Rena. They can have a friendship and romance level with each party member acquired. Ashton (a male party member) and Precis (a female party member) can go on a date with them, regardless of their gender.[19] Action role-playing tri-Ace
Tose (PSP)
Rena Lanford
Ashton Anchors
Precis F. Neumann


Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Genre Developer Country
2000 Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force Telsia Murphy Bisexual In this PC and PlayStation 2 game, the player can play as a male or a female, and in either case Telsia flirts with them. Elite Force is notable in this regard, as the Star Trek franchise has often been criticized for its treatment of gay and lesbian characters on TV.[75] First-person shooter Raven Software
Aspyr Media
(Mac OS version)
Pipe Dream Interactive
(PS2 version)
United States
2001 RuneScape Angof Trans woman Angof is a female character in "The Light Within", a quest released on 24 August 2015. At some point after the quest, the player can show her a wedding ring, prompting her to tell the player she was born male, but "corrected" herself to female once she could shapeshift.[76] MMORPG Jagex United Kingdom
2001 Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix Hana Tsu-Vachel Bisexual The player character Hana Tsu-Vachel is bisexual and in a relationship with her hacker; Rain Qin. The game's advertising heavily emphasized their relationship.[77] Action-adventure Kronos Digital Entertainment United States
Royce Glas Bisexual
Rain Qin Bisexual
2003 Deus Ex: Invisible War Mark Finley Gay One of the manners which the character can gain access to the apartment of Mark Finley, Seattle's Minister of Culture, is to flirt with him at Club Vox; he will give the character his key. This only works if the character is male.[78] Action role-playing, first-person shooter, stealth Ion Storm United States
2003 The Spirit Engine Angelina Cross-dresser Angelina is a cross-dressing woman who owns a high level company, and wears a men's suit. Though her gender identity was never questioned in the game, her role seems that of a typical suburban business man.[citation needed] Adventure, role-playing Natomic Studios
2004 The Temple of Elemental Evil Bertram Gay This computer game has an optional storyline permitting a gay marriage. In the town of Nulb, a pirate named Bertram begins flirting with male characters in the party and offers a lifetime of love and happiness in exchange for his freedom.[79] Role-playing, turn-based tactics Troika Games United States
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Player character Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player is able to play as a male or female character. There is generally the possibility to flirt with opposite gender and same gender partners throughout the game.[citation needed] Action role-playing Troika Games United States
Jeanette Bisexual The female player character is able to have implied offscreen sexual relations with Jeanette, another female character.[citation needed]
Pisha (vampiress) and Pisha (her former lover) Lesbian Pisha is the pseudonym a vampiress character who hides her true name. This pseudonym she uses is the name of a woman with whom she had a relationship long ago.[citation needed]
There are hints that several other characters have been involved in homosexual activities.[clarification needed]
2005 Fahrenheit Tommy Gay This computer and console game includes a gay stock market follower named Tommy. One of the game's protagonists is good friends with him and Tommy's knowledge of the stock trade is essential in progressing in the game. If asked, the character makes comments about homophobia in the workplace and gay acceptance.[citation needed] Interactive movie, action-adventure Quantic Dream France
2005 Jade Empire Last Spirit Monk Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In this Xbox game, the Last Spirit Monk is the player character. The player can choose to play as either male or female. The player, regardless of their gender, can romance Sky (a male character) and Silk Fox (a female character). Only a male player can romance the female Dawn Star, but she can end up in a relationship with Silk Fox.[19] Action-adventure BioWare Canada
Sky, Silk Fox and Dawn Star Bisexual
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins Guillo Genderqueer In this Nintendo GameCube game, one of the three main characters, Guillo, speaks simultaneously with the voice of both a man and a woman and is gender neutral throughout the entire storyline. Guillo is a living hollow puppet with a very masculine personality, yet is also clad in high heels and has breasts. Guillo and two girls, Milly and Lolo, form a bitter love "quadrangle" for Sagi, the male main character.[citation needed] Role-playing tri-Crescendo, Monolith Soft Japan
2006 Bully James "Jimmy" Hopkins Bisexual Jimmy is able to kiss both boys and girls.[80] In the Xbox version the player can unlock an achievement by kissing a boy twenty times.[81] Action-adventure Rockstar Vancouver Canada
2006 Enchanted Arms Makoto Gay Makoto is an openly gay male character.[82] Role-playing FromSoftware Japan
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Mara Aramov Lesbian This game features a bonus mission showing the prequel's antagonist Mara Aramov and Dr. Elsa Weissinger having a secret love affair, where Stone sees the two embrace and kiss each other after conversation. The couple is killed by Agent Stone after Mara and Weissinger argue about Weissinger's affair with billionaire Mihai Niculescu.[citation needed] Third-person shooter, stealth SIE Bend Studio United States
Dr. Elsa Weissinger Bisexual
2006 A Kiss for the Petals Various girls, Teachers and Nurses Lesbian A series of adult yuri visual novels.[83][84] Visual novel Fuguriya Japan
2007 BioShock Sander Cohen Gay The insane artist Sander Cohen is confirmed to be gay by the game's creative director Ken Levine.[85] First-person shooter 2K Boston, 2K Australia Australia, United States
2007 Clive Barker's Jericho Cassus Vicus Bisexual The Ancient Roman Governor Cassus Vicus claims it had been a while since "tasting" both genders after becoming aroused while confronting the Jericho Squad. Vicus is portrayed as overly perverted and morbidly obese and is said to practice cannibalism, sadomasochism and "blood orgies".[citation needed] First-person shooter, survival horror MercurySteam, Alchemic Productions Spain
Abigail Black Lesbian Lt. Abigail Black, a telekinetic sniper and playable character, is confirmed to be lesbian early on in the game through a joke among fellow team members upon gaining the ability to play as her.[citation needed]
2007 Fatal Hearts Player character Bisexual Lucy is one of the available love interests for the female player character.[citation needed] Visual novel, otome game Hanako Games United Kingdom
Lucy Lesbian
2007 GrimGrimoire Lillet Blan and Amoretta Lesbian The protagonist Lillet Blan outright declares her love for Amoretta (a female homunculus) in multiple occasions. Throughout the game, various general displays of affection between the two and references are made that hint at a romantic love between the two characters, such as when Lillet threatens to sleep on the couch if Amoretta disobeys her and Lillet convinces her to share a bed with her. There is also journal entry in which Lillet explicitly states her love for Amoretta, and Amoretta's own comment before she sacrifices herself for Lillet implies that she loves Lillet deeply. In the epilogue, the two of them live together in the city.[citation needed] Real-time strategy Vanillaware, Nippon Ichi Software Japan
2007-2011 Umineko When They Cry Lambdadelta and Bernkastel Lesbian Lambdadelta admits she loves Bernkastel and wants to keep her by her side. Eventually, Bernkastel admits she loves Lambdadelta as well.[citation needed] Visual novel, dōjin soft 07th Expansion Japan
Sayo Yasuda Trans woman The true identity of the servants Shannon and Kanon are eventually revealed to be Sayo Yasuda, a trans woman who was the secret child between Kinzo Ushiromiya and Beatrice Ushiromiya.[citation needed]
2008 Corpse Party: BloodCovered Seiko Shinohara Lesbian Seiko is shown to have romantic feelings for her best friend, Naomi Nakashima, and is never shown to have romantic feelings towards any other gender. It is also possible for Naomi to kiss Seiko in an optional scene in Chapter 4.[citation needed] Survival horror, adventure, dōjin soft Team GrisGris Japan
2008-2019 Moshi Monsters Sweet Tooth Potentially Non-Binary Sweet Tooth is an antagonist who doesn't take kindly to being questioned what pronouns they use or their gender, as the last monster who asked is "Still in the Moshipital wearing a Gobstopper." They also refer to "They/Their/Them" pronouns. However, there have been many pronoun issues over the course of the game's history as Sweet Tooth can be mistakenly referred to as a "He" or a "She". Adventure Mind Candy United Kingdom
2008 The Last Remnant Barkeep Gay The barkeep is a minor character who shows obvious attraction to the protagonist, Rush Sykes and also to David Nassau, one of the main characters. The barkeep flirts with Rush Sykes, comments on his physical appearance, refers to him with an affectionate nickname and offers a 'personal tour' of Athlum. The barkeep states about David "You just can't keep from looking at him," and calls him "the beautiful Marquis." The barkeep also states that he is jealous of Rush's interactions with David and even questions the relationship between the two.[citation needed] Adventure, role-playing Square Enix Japan
2008 Valkyria Chronicles[citation needed] Jann Gay Jann is a male squad member named has strong feelings for muscular men, particularly Largo. He wears makeup, has an effeminate voice and is flirty toward men, including the player character who is his commanding officer. Tactical role-playing, third-person shooter Sega Japan
Dallas Lesbian Dallas is a female squad member whose profile states that she 'fancies women' and 'hates men'. Dallas has a crush on Alicia, the game's heroine, and her profile states that she became upset after Alicia's marriage until she became infatuated with another major character, Rosie.
Ted Bisexual Ted is a bisexual squad member who has both the 'fancies women' and 'fancies men' potential abilities in his profile.
2008 Violet Violet Bisexual The player is either a man or woman and Violet is their girlfriend.[86] The player is freely able to change their gender and sex mid-game, which mostly only results in a few cosmetic changes in the dialogue. Violet serves as the game's narrator, but in fact the player character is only imagining how she would narrate. Upon gender-changing, Violet may react by saying, "I adore you either way." Interactive fiction Jeremy Freese
The player character Potentially lesbian
Julia Bisexual Julia is the player's ex-girlfriend, no matter whether the player is a straight man or a lesbian woman. The "Historic Pfister" is an unnamed character whose parents previously owned a hotel by that name. During the events of the game, Julia flirts and spends time with Historic Pfister. Whenever the player changes gender, Historic Pfister's gender changes as well to be the same as the player's.[citation needed]
Historic Pfister Potentially lesbian
2008 Glory of Heracles Leucos Genderqueer In the 2010 Nintendo DS video game Glory of Heracles, one of the main protagonists, Leucos, is very ambiguously gendered and is possibly a transgender boy. Leucos calls himself or herself a boy, but the other characters either don't believe or are confused about whether to use he or she when addressing them. It is sometimes used as a source of humor and is further obscured by descriptions on armaments made for Leucos. It is eventually revealed that Leucos was raised as a boy because their father wanted it, so it is unclear whether that is the only factor in Leucos being transgender.[citation needed] Role-playing Paon, Studio Saizensen Japan
2009 Tales of Monkey Island Reginald Von Winslow Bisexual There are some hints that captain Reginald Von Winslow might be bisexual. He has a relationship with a Vayalcan but does not want to reveal whether the person is a man or woman. The captain also insinuates that he is attracted to Guybrush Threepwood.[citation needed] Graphic adventure Telltale Games United States
Reginald's lover Straight or Gay
2009 Wet Kafka Lesbian Kafka is one of the clients of Rubi Malone, the player character, a female bounty hunter. In the game, Kafka hits on Rubi.[citation needed] Third-person shooter, action Artificial Mind and Movement Canada


Year Title Character(s) Classification Notes Genre Developer Country
2010 Resonance of Fate Bartender Gay The bartender of Le Chit-Chat Noir is flamboyant and feminine, uses make up and flirts with Vashyron, the second male protagonist.[citation needed] Role-playing tri-Ace Japan
2010 Red Dead Redemption Quique Montemayor and Vincente de Santa Gay Quique Montemayor is one of the minor characters, who acts and moves flamboyantly. He appears to be in love with Captain Vincente De Santa, a more major character in the game and a captain in the Mexican Army. De Santa seems to be quite open about his relationship with Montemayor and both major and minor characters make suggestive comments about De Santa's inclinations, such as "He'll do a lot of things when men are on their knees," by the protagonist. After De Santa's death, another major character comments that, "a lot of young boys will sleep safe in their beds."[citation needed] Action-adventure Rockstar San Diego United States
Female NPC Lesbian A minor female NPC is seen in a side mission involving a stolen horse. After the side mission is completed, she can be seen flirting with female prostitutes in a nearby bar on occasion.[citation needed]
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Ramona Flowers Bisexual Like in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series where this game is based on, Ramona Flowers has seven evil exes: six ex-boyfriends and her lesbian ex-girlfriend Roxanne. Beat 'em up Ubisoft Montreal Canada
Roxanne "Roxie" Richter Lesbian
Knives Chau and Kim Pine Bisexual Knives Chau and Kim Pine are two girls who in the original graphic novel are eventually seen making out, after they became ex-girlfriends of the male title character.[87] In this game, Kim Pine can perform a special move in which Knives Chau appears and kisses her, giving her health while damaging enemies. Kim's ending in the game also implies she gets together with Knives.
Wallace Wells Gay Wallace Wells, Scott's mature gay roommate from the comic, also appears in the game as both a background character and running an item shop. A downloadable content released in 2013 added Wallace as a playable character in the main game, with some moves that highlight his sexuality (such as a punch move which creates a rainbow).[88]
2010 Dead Rising 2 Crystal and Amber Bailey Lesbian It's hinted that two minor villains, twin sisters Crystal and Amber Bailey, are in an incestuous lesbian relationship.[89] Survival horror, beat 'em up Blue Castle Games Canada
2010 A New Beginning Duve and his boyfriend Gay Bent (one of two player characters, along with Fay) never made time for his family. He finds out that his son Duve is gay and frequently visits a gay hotel in Barcelona together with his boyfriend.[citation needed] Point-and-click adventure Daedalic Entertainment Germany
2011 Catherine Erica Anderson Trans woman Erica, the waitress at The Stray Sheep, is a trans woman.[90] Puzzle-platform, adventure Atlus Japan
2011 Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Fenrich Gay Fenrich is heavily implied to be deeply in love with the main character, Valvatorez. Together they made a promise that Fenrich would serve Valvatorez for as long as the moon shines.[citation needed] Tactical role-playing Nippon Ichi Software Japan
2011 Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story[19] Kendall Flowers and Charlotte Grewal Lesbian Kendall and Charlotte have recently broken up as of the start of the game. Visual novel Love Conquers All Games Canada
Akira Yamazaki Gay Akira and Nolan are a gay couple. Previously, Nolan dated a girl named Taylor Gibson.
Nolan Striukas Bisexual
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Player character and marriageable NPCs Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character can be male or female. There are 65 NPCs eligible for marriage: 30 female and 35 male. The player is able to marry any of the eligible NPCs, regardless of gender.[citation needed] Action role-playing Bethesda Game Studios United States
2011 Magical Diary Mary Sue Potentially lesbian or bisexual The player character, whose default name is Mary Sue, is a female protagonist in a school for wizards. She can date male and female characters.[citation needed] Visual novel Hanako Games, Spiky Caterpillar United Kingdom
Multiple characters Multiple Several background characters are depicted as gay or bisexual, and one student is mentioned as having two fathers.[clarification needed]
2012 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Isabelle Potentially pansexual Isabelle, the secretary to the town mayor, is hinted to be pansexual as indicated by an apparent crush on the player-character, regardless of gender.[91] Social simulation Nintendo Japan
2012 Dragon's Dogma The Arisen and the romanceable NPCs Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The Arisen is the player character. The player can choose to play as male or female. Almost all the NPCs are available to be chosen as the player's love interest, regardless of the player's gender.[citation needed] Action role-playing, hack and slash Capcom Japan
2012 Dys4ia The player character Trans woman, Lesbian In this autobiographical game, the player controls a character transitioning and undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Journalists for The Guardian and the Penny Arcade Report observed that the game featured observations of the politics and personal development of those experiencing gender dysphoria.[19] The girlfriend of the player character also has a major role in the game.[citation needed] Abstract Anna Anthropy United States
The girlfriend of the player character Lesbian
2012 Guild Wars 2 Caithe and Faolain Lesbian This game includes the sylvari race of plant-like humanoids who don't reproduce sexually. As such, they do not base their relationships upon reproduction, but rather love, sensuality, and finding beauty in one another.[92]

Caithe and Faolain are minor characters, two female sylvari in a lesbian relationship. Eladus and Dagdar are two young male sylvari in a gay relationship. The player is able to encounter and save Eladus and Dagdar from the Knight Bercilak the Green in an optional quest.

MMORPG ArenaNet United States
Eladus and Dagdar Gay
Kasmeer Meade and Marjory Delaqua Lesbian There is a relationship between the female NPCs Kasmeer and Marjory throughout the game, with both of them kissing during a cutscene in "The Battle for Lion's Arch". Their sexual relationship was confirmed by the developers in the installment The Origins of Madness (2014).[citation needed]
Sya Trans woman Sya is assigned male at birth. She used magic to aid in her transition.[93]
Noble, Merchant Gay One of the renown hearts (secondary missions) in the Domain of Vabbi asks for the player character to pair lonely singles using an affinity detector. Resulting couples can be gay. The player still has the choice not to help the gay couples to form.
2012 Kindred Spirits on the Roof A ghost couple and other couples Lesbian In the English release of this Japanese visual novel, the main character Toomi Yuna helps a female ghost couple, create other lesbian couples at her school. This game is notable for being the first erotic visual novel released on Steam not to be censored.[94] Visual novel Liar-soft Japan
2012 The House in Fata Morgana Michel Trans Man, Intersex Michel, one of the visual novel's main characters, was assigned female at birth and was named "Michelle". Upon recovering from an illness, his voice deepened and his shoulders broadened, making him appear male (barring his lack of male genitalia). He renamed himself "Michel"; while his brothers accepted his new identity, his mother was driven insane by denial and his father planned to have him executed. The developers, Novectacle, have stated that he is intersex, but he's never described as such in the game; as his story takes place in the late 1000s, other characters' knowledge on the matter is limited and his body is considered "cursed" by his mother. Visual novel Novectacle Japan
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Fateless One Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The player character, the Fateless One, may be male or female. He or she is able to marry two female characters: the Maid of Windemere is available in the main game and Sunhilda Lorelle is available in the DLC The Legend of Dead Kel (2012).[citation needed] Action role-playing, hack and slash 38 Studios, Big Huge Games United States
Maid of Windemere and Sunhilda Lorelle Bisexual
Female NPCs Bisexual Some female NPCs will hit on the player character regardless of the player's gender.[citation needed]
2012 My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant Tycho Minogue and most characters Gay The majority of characters, including the player character Tycho Minogue, are gay men. Adventure Up Multimedia
2012 The Secret World Sandy "Moose" Jansen Gay Moose is a male biker who yearns for male police officer Andy.[citation needed] MMORPG Funcom Norway
Two archeologists Gay There are two gay archeologists in Egypt.[citation needed]
Braga brothers Bisexual The Braga brothers are found in Transylvania. They hit on the player character regardless of their gender;[citation needed]
Lesbian The game features an implied lesbian encounter should the player choose a female Dragon player at the start.[clarification needed]
Zaha Lesbian Zaha is a lesbian character.[citation needed]
Kaoru Kaoru is transgender.[clarification needed]
2012 Zombies, Run! Jack Holden and Eugene Woods Gay There are two same-sex couples: Jack Holden and Eugene Woods, the hosts of Radio Abel, and Doctor Maxine Myers and Doctor Paula Cohen. Fitness game Six to Start
Maxine Myers and Paula Cohen[95] Lesbian
2013 Gone Home Samantha "Sam" Greenbriar and Lonnie Lesbian This is a lesbian coming of age story that centers around the protagonist's younger sister Samantha and her girlfriend Lonnie.[19] Adventure, exploration Fullbright,
Midnight City (console edition)
United States
2013 Pokémon X and Y Nova Trans woman Nova is a Pokémon Trainer found at the Battle Maison. She is a Beauty (おとなのおねえさん, Otona no Onee-san, lit. "Adult Miss"), an exclusively female trainer class, who states that she used to be a Black Belt (からておう, Karate Ō, lit. "Karate King"), an exclusively male trainer class.[96] In the Japanese version of the game, she explicitly credits her transformation to medical science, but this was cut from the English version.[97][98] Role-playing Game Freak Japan
2013 Yousei Aaron Vanich Gay Aaron is a gay character.[citation needed] Visual novel Sakevisual United States
2013 This Is Where I Want To Die The player character and his boyfriend Gay The protagonist is revealed to be a gay man who is attacked by two homophobic people, whilst out with his boyfriend. The message of the game is stopping homophobia.[citation needed] Visual novel Marcel Weyers Germany
2014 Coming Out on Top Player character Gay The gay protagonist, a university student, finds himself in romantic relationships and erotic situations with other men, which is often illustrated with explicit graphic images. Visual novel, dating sim Obscurasoft
2014 Coming Out Simulator 2014 Nicky Case Bisexual This is an autobiographical game about a teenage Nicky Case coming out as bisexual to his mother. Jack is his boyfriend.[99] Interactive fiction Nicky Case Canada
Jack Gay
2014 Enola Enola and Angelica Lesbian Enola, the main character, wants to help her traumatized girlfriend Angelica.[100] Survival horror, adventure The Domaginarium El Salvador
2014 Queen's Gambit Player character Bisexual The player character can romance Emily or one of three male characters.[101] Visual novel Voltage Entertainment USA United States
Emily Verma Lesbian[102]
2014 Transistor Grant and Asher Kendrall Gay Grant and Asher Kendrall are a married gay couple, two of the founding members of the Camerata which serves as the antagonist of the game. They are never interacted with in person, committing suicide together before the protagonist reaches them.[citation needed] Action role-playing, turn-based tactics Supergiant Games United States
Sybil Reisz Lesbian It is implied that the antagonist Sybil Reisz has romantic feelings towards Red (the female protagonist) which are not reciprocated.[citation needed]
2014 To Kill a Black Swan The Black Swan Trans woman In this game created for the 2014 Indie Game Development Contest, which is loosely based on To Kill a Mockingbird, a detective investigates in the murder of a transgender woman referred to as the Black Swan.[citation needed] Visual novel Marcel Weyers Germany
2015 Astoria: Fate's Kiss Player character Bisexual[103] The player character can romance Medusa, Alex, or one of multiple male characters.[104][105] Visual novel Voltage Entertainment USA United States
Medusa Lesbian[102]
Alex Cyprin Non-binary
2015 Nurse Love Addiction Various girls Lesbian This is a yuri game centered around lesbian nursing school students.[106] Visual novel Kogado Studio Japan
2015 Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei Ares Potentially gay or bisexual Ares is the player character. He can confess his feelings to the guys along with the girls to unlock different perks.[107] Tactical role-playing Masaya Games Japan
2015 Might & Magic Heroes VII Fahada and Djinn Khalida Lesbian In the Academy campaign, Tanis tells the story of Fahada the Wizard and her lover Djinn Khalida. In the story, Fahada the Wizard had to choose between Power and Love. The Circle of the Seven Cities does not approve of her activities in the bedchamber with a female lover.[citation needed] Turn-based strategy Limbic Entertainment Germany
2015 Mortal Kombat X Kung Jin Gay In the story mode, there is a conversation between Kung Jin and Raiden, during which the former is apprehensive of the Shaolin accepting him. Raiden encourages him by saying, "They care only about what is in your heart. Not whom your heart desires." Also when beginning a fight with the DLC character Tanya he says "You face the shaolin." To which she replies "Quite a handsome one." Kung Jin's response to this is "Barking up the wrong tree sister." After speculation by fans of Kung Jin's sexuality, the game's cinematic director confirmed that the new kombatant is indeed gay.[108] Fighting NetherRealm Studios, High Voltage Software, QLOC United States
2015 2064: Read Only Memories The game was made by the creators of GaymerX and features overarching themes that deal with discrimination, transhumanism, and the evolution of LGBTQ communities. Graphic adventure MidBoss United States
Gus Dunham and Majid Gay Gus and Majid are a gay couple.
Lexi Rivers and Alys' sister Lesbian Lexi is a lesbian cop who by the time of the game's narrative used to date the sister of Alys, the player character.
Julian "TOMCAT" Thomas Non-binary TOMCAT uses "they" as their pronoun.
Katelyn Non-binary Katelyn is non-binary.[citation needed]
Sympathy Non-binary Sympathy is a bearded non-binary woman.[citation needed]
Melody Flores and Nina James Trans woman Melody and Nina are two trans women.
2015 Technobabylon Max Lao Trans woman Max Lao, Regis' partner, is a woman eventually revealed to be transgender.[109] Adventure Technocrat Games United Kingdom
Giel Van der Waal and his husband Gay There is an investigation into the deaths of Giel Van der Waal and his husband, a married gay couple.[109]
Nina Jeong and Imogen Lesbian Late in the game, it is shown that Nina Jeong and Imogen have been in a lesbian relationship.[109]
2015 Undertale Alphys Bisexual Alphys (a female reptilian monster scientist) and Undyne (a female fish-like monster warrior) are in love.[110] The events concerning the start of their relationship are shown in the Pacifist Route, where Undyne sends an unsigned letter inviting Alphys to a date. Before the final fight with Asriel Dreemurr, Alphys and Undyne almost kiss each other. In the end credits of this route, the two monster girls are seen together on the beach, and Undyne kisses Alphys on the cheek.

When Mettaton battles the player, he asks a series of questions, including: "Who does Dr. Alphys have a crush on?" This happens before Alphys and Undyne form a relationship. If the player replies either "Undyne" or "Asgore" (a male horned monster, the ruler of the Underground), Mettaton confirms that the answer is correct and further comments on Alphys' crush on either Undyne or Asgore.

Role-playing Toby Fox United States
Undyne Lesbian
RG 01 and RG 02 Gay RG 01 and RG 02 are two male anthropomorphic armored royal guards: a rabbit and a dragon, respectively. It is possible to spare their lives in battle by allowing them to start a scene where RG 02 takes his shirt off and RG 01 reveals that he is attracted to him. However, if the player chooses to kill RG 02 before starting that scene, RG 01 says: "I never told him..." In the Genocide Route, their character description explicitly mentions that they are "two lovers".
Frisk, Chara, Napstablook and Monster Kid Non-binary Frisk (the protagonist, a human child), Chara (Asriel's deceased sibling, another human child), Napstablook (Mettaton's cousin, a ghost) and Monster Kid are exclusively referred to with "they" as their pronoun.

Toby Fox, the creator of Undertale, referred to Frisk as androgynous.[111][unreliable source?]

2015 We Know the Devil Venus Trans woman Venus is a trans girl. Her pronouns in the narration change from "he" to "she" as she comes to terms with her identity.[112] Visual novel Date Nighto
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, known as "Ciri" Potentially lesbian or bisexual Ciri, a secondary playable character, when asked about her feelings towards Skjall (a male NPC), the player may answer that she prefers women. She also had a girlfriend named Mistle in the books[113] that the games are based on. Action role-playing CD Projekt Red Poland
Mislav Gay Mislav is a gay hunter encountered in the prologue.[114]
2016 Firewatch Dave Gay In this game, the player can find various notes about two characters: Ron and Dave. Dave is said to have crushed on Ron, who never reciprocated his feelings.[115] Adventure Campo Santo United States
2016 Fragments of Him Will Bisexual The game follows the story of Will, the player character, on his very last morning just before he gets in a car accident that leads to his untimely death. The game involves Will reminiscing past experiences and emotions. Sarah is Will's ex-girlfriend and Harry is his current boyfriend.[116] Casual Sassybot Netherlands
Harry Gay
2016 Gangsters in Love Player character Bisexual The player character can romance Aurora or one of multiple male characters.[117] Visual novel Voltage Entertainment USA United States
Aurora James Lesbian
2016 Overwatch Tracer and Emily Lesbian The heroine Tracer is shown in the tie-in webcomic Reflections (2016) to be in a romantic relationship with a female character named Emily.[118] Tracer was confirmed to be a lesbian by Michael Chu, the lead writer of Overwatch.[119] First-person shooter Blizzard Entertainment United States
Soldier: 76 and Vincent Gay In the short story "Bastet", Soldier: 76 is revealed to have had a romantic relationship with a man named Vincent. Lead writer Michael Chu confirmed that both characters are gay.[120]
2016 Pridefest In this game, the player is able to launch and manage a LGBT pride parade.[121] Social simulation Vertigo Arts
2016 Stardew Valley Player character Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual In this game, the player character may be male or female. The player character is able to romance and marry any of the bachelors (Alex, Elliott, Harvey, Sam, Sebastian and Shane) and bachelorettes (Abigail, Emily, Haley, Leah, Maru and Penny), regardless of their gender.

Once a player starts a relationship with them, the bachelor or bachelorette gets the "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" status. It is possible to have multiple boyfriends and/or girlfriends at the same time. The player is only able to marry one person at a time, but they can divorce and then marry someone else.

After having only 2 friendship hearts with Leah, the player character may ask her: "(creepy) May I have a kiss?" If the player is female, this causes Leah to blush and reply "Oh! you're...? Me too. That's good to know.", implying that Leah is lesbian (before she kicks the player out of the house).

The character of Alex has many dialogue responses that are unique when the player is male and starts a relationship with him; furthermore, Alex's grandfather, George, initially has difficulties accepting his grandson's sexual orientation, but will come around if the player maintains a good relationship with Alex.

If the player is in a same-sex relationship with a bachelor or bachelorette, some of them state they have never felt that way with someone of their gender before.[citation needed]

Farm simulation, role-playing ConcernedApe United States
Bachelors and bachelorettes Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual
Kel Potentially Lesbian Kel, the ex-lover of Leah (one of the bachelorettes) is of the same gender as the player character. Kel is either a straight man or a lesbian woman.[citation needed]
2016 The Technomancer Zachariah Mancer Potentially gay or bisexual Zachariah, the player character, can choose to romance Andrew, one of the male companions available in the game.[122] Two female companions, Amelia and Niesha, are also able to be romanced by the player. Action role-playing Spiders France
Andrew Gay
2016 Mafia III Nicki Burke Lesbian An associate of the protagonist, it is revealed in the end of a side mission involving stealing moonshine that she is in a relationship with another woman named Darlene, something that her father frowns upon. At one point, Burke tells Lincoln that Nicki is usually at the distillery when she isn't out out quail huntin'. When Lincoln replies that quail isn't in season, Burke states "For her kind, it's always in season." This is a derogatory reference to Nicki's homosexuality, Quail being an old slang term for women. Action-adventure, Third-person shooter Hangar 13

2K Czech

Czech Republic, U.S.
2017 Hollow Knight The Knight, the Hollow Knight, and Lost Kin Nonbinary The Knight and their siblings are genderless[123] beings. Metroidvania Team Cherry Australia
Bretta Bisexual or pansexual Bretta is a beetle girl who develops a crush on the genderless Knight, and later the male Zote.
Ze’mer and the Traitors’ Child Lesbian Ze’mer and the daughter of the Traitor Lord were lovers before the latter’s death.
Sheo and Nailsmith Gay If the player chooses to spare Nailsmith after he requests the Knight kill him, he can be found in Sheo’s home making art with him. The achievement for causing them to meet is called “Happy Couple”.
2017 VA-11 HALL-A Jill Bisexual The main character of the game. Jill discusses her past relationships with both men and women, and the death of her ex-girlfriend, Lenore, is a major plot point. Visual Novel Sukeban Games United States
Dana Pansexual The owner of VA-11 HALL-A and Jill's boss, Dana's ex-girlfriend Lexi Rivers visits the bar at one point and she tells Jill that "cuteness has no boundaries" when discussing her sexuality.
Betty Lesbian A patron at VA-11 HALL-A, Betty explicitly discusses her crushes on women and that she has no interest in men. However, she has discussed to Jill about her confusing feelings for Deal, her male Lilim (species) co-worker.
Lenore Lesbian Jill's deceased ex-girlfriend.
Dorothy Haze Pansexual Dorothy is a Lilim (a sentient gynoid) who, despite having the physical appearance of a child, works as a sex worker. She discusses sexual encounters with both men and women and has no qualms about either.
Lexi Lesbian Lexi is the friend & former ex-girlfriend of Dana's and a former member of the Neo-San Francisco police. Compared to Dana, Lexi is more straightforward and to the point.
Mario Gay, potentially Trans Man A biker patron of VA-11 HALL-A, Mario enjoys girly drinks and tells Jill that he's not into women. At one point he stumbles into the wrong bathroom door, suggesting he may also be transgender.
Taylor Agender A disembodied Brain in a jar, Taylor claims to not believe in gender and requests to be referred to as either "it" or, if that makes someone uncomfortable, "they".
2017 Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator The player character Gay or Bisexual In this game, the player is able to date seven fathers. The player himself is the father of a teenage girl named Amanda. At the beginning of the game, the player is able to choose whether Amanda has another father or a mother, which is the ex-partner of the player character. Visual novel, dating sim Game Grumps United States
Trans man (optional) The player character can be transgender, as there is an option when creating the character to have a "binder bod".
Damien Bloodmarch Gay, Trans man Damien Bloodmarch is a trans man.[124]
Craig, Mat, Joseph, Brian, Robert and Hugo Bisexual

Damien, Craig, Mat, Joseph, Brian, Robert and Hugo are the seven fathers that the male player character is able to date. As of the events of the game, Craig is divorced, and Mat and Robert are widowed, all from straight marriages.

Val Lesbian

Val is Robert's daughter. She has a girlfriend.

2017 Herald: An Interactive Period Drama[125] Robert Stoxan and Antinos Gay Robert Stoxan is a gay character. A letter to his ex-lover Antinos can be found among his belongings.[citation needed] Adventure Wispfire Netherlands
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Brageld Gay Brageld is a gay man Aloy meets who is mourning the death of his male partner.[citation needed] Action role-playing Geurrilla Games Netherlands
2017 Night in the Woods Margaret "Mae" Borowski Pansexual The main character, Mae Borowski, is pansexual.[126] Adventure Infinite Fall Canada
Gregg and Angus Gay Gregg and Angus are a gay couple.[127]
Jackie Trans woman Bea's friend Jackie is a trans woman.[128]
2017 Expeditions: Viking[citation needed] Thegn of Skjern Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual The main character, the thegn of Skjern (the name is given by the player) can be either male or female and can start romantic relationship with some of their companions, including Roskva and Ketill regardless of player character's gender. Adventure Logic Artists Denmark
Roskva the Black Bisexual Roskva is a bisexual witch, a companion and a potential romantic interest of the main character, regardless of their gender.
Ketill Kolbjarnarson Bisexual Ketill is a hunter, a childhood friend and a companion of the main character. He can be romanced regardless of player character's gender.
2017 Destiny 2 Devrim Kay Gay Devrim, an NPC and ally to the player character, can mention through idle dialogue that he misses spending time with a man named Mark. Gideon Emery, Devrim's voice actor, confirmed that Devrim is gay and Mark was his boyfriend.[129] First-person shooter, MMORPG Bungie United States
2017 Steven Universe: Save The Light[130] Ruby, Sapphire & Pearl Lesbian[131] Action-adventure, Role-playing Grumpyface Studios United States
2017 SpellForce 3 Isgrimm and his companion Gay Isgrimm is a dwarf companion. He can speak to the player of his male companion.[citation needed] Role-playing THQ Nordic Germany
2017 Prey Morgan Yu (female), Mikhaila Ilyushin, Danielle Sho and Abigail Foy, Jason Chang Lesbian or Bisexual Morgan Yu was in a relationship with Mikhaila Ilyushin and Danielle Sho and Abigail Foy are in a relationship. Jason Chang is Morgan Yu's assistant and, regardless of Morgan's gender, the password to his personal terminal is "OMG!hotboss," implying that he has a crush on Morgan.[citation needed] First-person shooter survival horror Arkane Studios United States
2017 Doki Doki Literature Club! Monika Pansexual In the last act, Monika states that she does not know much about the player, including if they are a boy or a girl. Despite that, she still calls herself their girlfriend and states: "it doesn't matter", an inconsistency interpreted as hinting ambiguous bisexuality. She calls the player her "boyfriend" in the same act afterward, however, another inconsistency conflicting the previously stated and hinting more toward a preference to heterosexuals. On the DDLC official reddit page, it was concluded that Monika has preferences, but they are second to being the player's perfect girlfriend no matter the conflicts. Furthermore, Dan Salvato also hints that Monika tries to love the player as they are, and her love depends if the player loves her or not.[132]
Visual novel Team Salvato United States
2017 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sheba Lesbian It is stated in-game that Sheba's preference is for women. It is her goal to have a harem consisting of all girls. Role-playing video game Monolith Soft Japan
2018 Celeste Madeline Trans woman, Lesbian or Bisexual Cutscenes in Celeste: Farewell reveal that Madeline is a trans woman. Platformer Matt Makes Games Canada
2018 Your Royal Gayness Player character, other princes, Spymaster Seraph Gay (Player character), Genderqueer (Spymaster) The player takes the role of a gay prince left as regent while his parents are away for 60 days. While managing the kingdom the player character secretly courts princes from other kingdoms. The Spymaster Seraph's gender is left purposefully ambiguous and the character uses they/them pronouns.[133] Simulation Lizard Hazard Games Finland
2018 BattleTech Player character Non-binary (Optional) While creating their character, the player can choose they / them pronouns.[134] Turn-based strategy Harebrained Schemes United States
2018 Detroit: Become Human Traci Units Lesbian or bisexual Two female Traci units who are in love and attempting to flee from their unwanted lives can be found in the chapter where Hank and Connor search a sex club after a murder occurred there. Connor can choose to either side with the android lovers and let them flee, or kill them. In a later chapter, Hank discusses their relationship and expresses sympathy for them.[citation needed] Adventure Quantic Dream France
2018 Octopath Traveler Primrose Bisexual Primrose is a female player character with the ability to seduce both male and female characters to summon them into battle. They follow her wherever she goes.[citation needed] Role-playing, adventure Square Enix, Acquire Japan
2018 Liebt Mich Nicht (LMN) Gottfried (Player character), Faust Gay Gottfried and Faust are canonical lovers before the events of the game, with flashbacks and references to their relationship over the course of the game.[135] Metroidvania, Role-playing Siv & Quin United States
2018 Fighting EX Layer Sharon Lesbian In her Fighting EX Layer appearance Sharon has been stated to be a lesbian.[136] Fighting Arika Japan
2018 Magical Mystery Cure Nari Lesbian, Genderqueer Magical Mystery Cure is part crafting game and part visual novel. When Ella accidentally ingests a magical potion ahead of her birthday party, it's up to players (as her partner Nari) to combine the right combination of ingredients in order to reverse the effects. Nari is described as a genderfluid witch in training while Ella is described as a trans woman and an oracle of the stars.[137][138] Visual novel Dotorriii United States
Ella Trans woman
2018 I Don't Have A Cue! Hailey Lesbian During her college's production, she got a crush on Shana, who has issues with processing her signals because of her autism.[139][138] Visual novel Drazillion United States
2018 We Happy Few Roger Bacon and James Maxwell Gay James and Roger are a gay couple living in Wellington Wells and featured as side characters in the main game. Roger is the protagonist of We Happy Few's first downloadable content They Came From Below (2019), with James as a secondary character.[140] action-adventure game, survival horror Compulsion Games, Gearbox Publishing Canada
2018 Deltarune Kris Non-binary Kris is the main protagonist of Deltarune and the human Hero of Light.[141] Role-playing Toby Fox United States
2019 Apex Legends Makoa Gibraltar Gay His character profile mentions a boyfriend.[142] Battle royale, first-person shooter Respawn Entertainment United States
Bloodhound Non-binary According to Respawn's Community Manager Jay Frechette, Bloodhound is non-binary.[142][143]
2019 Newfound Courage Alex Gay Alex, the main protagonist of Newfound Courage, is gay, and the game explores topics such as unrequited love.[144][145][146] Point-and-click adventure Curtis Campion Canada
2019 Catherine: Full Body Erica Anderson Trans woman Erica, the waitress at The Stray Sheep, is revealed to be a transgender woman in one of the endings.[90] Puzzle-platformer Atlus Japan
Vincent Brooks and Rin (Qatherine) Bisexual/


Rin, a romanceable character new to Full Body, is revealed as a male which dresses as a female. The player character, Vincent, can choose to pursue Rin in an equally legitimate romance route.
2019 SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest Kaiawu Bisexual Kaiawu is a chieftain's son from a small tribe and one of the companions of the main character who can be romanced regardless of General Aerev's gender. Role-playing THQ Nordic Germany
2019 GreedFall De Sardet Potentially gay, lesbian or bisexual De Sardet is the protagonist of the game who can start same-sex romances with some of the companions. Role-playing Spiders France
Vasco Bisexual Vasco is a naut and one of the player's companions who can be romanced regardless of De Sardet's gender.
Siora Bisexual Siora is a native of Teer Fradee and De Sardet's companion that can become romantically involved with the main character of any gender.
2019 Pesterquest Vriska Serket Trans woman In her appearance, "The Scourge of the High Seas," Vriska becomes annoyed with the player for calling her "dude," and emphasizes "female" on a sheet with her name on it. She later talks with the player about her identity. This is the result of a request, and extends to the game's source material, Homestuck. Visual Novel What Pumpkin Games, Fellow Traveller United States
2019 The Outer Worlds Parvati Holcomb Bi-romantic Asexual Parvati is a crew and party member on the Player's ship "The Unreliable" acting as the ship's engineer. She expresses professional and later romantic interest in the Chief engineer of the Colony Ship "Ground Breaker", Junlei. Her Companion quest results in the two of them becoming a couple. Role-playing Obsidian United States

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