Video Game Characters That Are Gay
Ellie (The Last of Us)
Ellie is one of the two protagonists on the epic zombie thriller that is The Last of Us, Ellie’s sexuality does not actually come to light in the first game but instead in the DLC called ‘Left Behind’ as she shares a kiss near the end of the expansion with her companion Riley (who is obviously female).
Dr. Liara T’Soni (Mass Effect)
Dr. Liara T’Soni is a member of the Asari race, which is an all female race and can reproduce with both genders, there is also a lesbian softcore scene where the player can choose as female protagonist Commander Shepard to make out with Doctor T’Soni.
Steve Cortez (Mass Effect 3)
Steve Cortez otherwise known as Lieutenant Cortez is the romance option if you choose to play as a male Commander Shepard(With Mass Effect 3 allowing you to choose your protagonist’s gender) is the second Mass Effect character on this list of Video Game Characters That Are Gay. Cortez is an alliance pilot and the romance between Commander Shepard and Cortez unfolds as the player sees Cortez mourning for his deceased husband Robert and the player has the option to comfort him, if the player goes for the romance route at the end Cortez is seen (spoiler alert) placing Commander Shepard’s name on the Normandy memorial wall.
Overwatch heroine Tracer is the best-known character from Overwatch, rumors have been circling around the internet about Tracer’s sexuality and it was confirmed both by Overwatch’s webcomic called Reflections by her relationship with another character called Emily and Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu that Tracer is a lesbian.
Dorian (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
Dorian is a member of the prestigious House Pavus of Qarinus in the Tevinter Imperium, he is a gay mage who at the beginning attempts to hide his sexuality using an upbeat persona. If Dorian and another character from Dragon Age known as Iron Bull are not romanced by the player then they can enter into a gay relationship with each other.
Tiny Tina (Borderlands 2)
Tiny Tina is an NPC from Borderlands 2 who has vowed for revenge against one of the main antagonist of the game known as Flesh-Stick who sold her and her parents to the Hyperion organisation’s slag testing program which resulted in both of her parent’s deaths. Tiny Tina’s sexuality is revealed by the developers sneak in dialogue inserts such as Tiny Tina saying that she has a crush on two other female characters in the game known as Moxxxi and Maya.
Sam (Gone Home)
Gone Home is a game about exploring your old house trying to find out secrets about what happens, you play of Katie in first person view with all the other characters being introduced and in a unique way where you don’t meet them but you learn and evolve your view about them about what you find. Sam is the protagonist’s sister and as the game progresses the player finds out that Sam had struggles with her sexuality and you start to develop a real connection with Sam despite never ever meeting her.
Juhani (Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic)
Juhani is famously the first openly gay character in the entire Star Wars universe therefore she was a must for our list of Video Game Characters That Are Gay, despite already being in a relationship she will still respond to advances from female lead characters.
Dr. Jessica Kandel (The Division)
Doctor Kandel is one of the characters in the bare bones The Division storyline, her sexuality is revealed with the player being tasked to find her ex-wife Alexis.
Max Caulfield (Life is Strange)
The entire Life is Strange game revolves around the relationship of protagonist Max Caulfield and Chloe Price, with their relationship evolving based on the player’s choices throughout the game.
Ciri (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
Ciri is a second playable character from Witcher 3, who when asked about her feelings towards any male character will reply that she prefers women.
Javier (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier)
In this Telltale Games bestseller, the player is allowed to while playing as Javier to flirt with another male character known as Jesus, with lead writer for the episode Adam Esquenazi Douglas confirming that Javier is bisexual.
Kung Jin (Mortal Kombat X)
Kung Jin is the cousin Mortal Kombat veteran Kung Lao, during a conversation between Kung Jin and another character known as Raiden during the Mortal Kombat single player, Raiden says “They care only about what is in your heart. Not whom your heart desires.” first giving fans the hint about Kung Jin’s sexuality with eventually the game’s cinematic director confirmed that the newest addition to the Mortal Kombat universe was indeed gay.
Mr. Slave (South Park: The Stick of Truth)
Mr. Slave is the Roman Catholic teaching assistant who is also the lover of Donald Trump-inspired character called Herbert Garrison, in South Park: The Stick of Truth, Mr. Slave’s meme is kept alive with even a mission taking place inside of Mr. Slave being part of the game.
Joel (Last of Us)
Joel of the Last of Us may be a surprise to some who may have even played the game that he is gay but die-hard fans of the Last of Us will know that Bill has a partner named Frank (who is male) who dies during the intro with a note later being found that is apparently written by Frank saying that he no longer loves Bill anymore.
Kanji Tatsumi (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4)
Kanji Tatsumi has appeared in Persona 4 as well as other games including Persona 4 Arena and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, he is openly gay and the character has been criticized for being created a stereotypical gay person, but the developers responded by saying that Kanji was created as an inspiration to show people to be happy with themselves and be who they are making Kanji a self-evident choice for this list of Video Game Characters That Are Gay.
Kian Alvane (Dreamfall)
Dreamfall or Dream Chapters was released in 2016, and has a massive emphasis on character interaction, with one of the playable human characters Kian Alvane, an assassin by trade. The player has the ability to strike and unlock a so-called in-game ‘intimate moment’ between Kian and another gay character called Likho.
Gay Tony (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Another addition to our list of Video Game Characters That Are Gay is the conveniently nicknamed Gay Tony is a character from GTA IV or GTA 4 as other people know it, Gay Tony is an entrepreneur with interests in the nightclub industry, he got his nickname Gay Tony while in prison for 3 months for tax evasion during the 1980’s with his real name being Anthony Prince. He is known to have links to the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate.
Jimmy Hopkins (Bully)
In the game Bully released by Rockstar in 2006, you can go around kiss various characters both male and female to regain health, but the only character in the game that can kiss the same gender is a kid called Jimmy Hopkins being the latest addition to our list of Video Game Characters That Are Gay. Remarks to Hopkin’s sexuality are even referenced in cutscenes with a female character known as Helen stating “I’m Helen of Troy and you’re more interested in…boys called Troy!”. There is even an achievement called “Over the Rainbow” which you get for kissing boys 20 times. The game is infamous for its sexual content and at times (very frequent to be honest) touching story line.
Bridget (Guilty Gear)
Bridget is the most interesting character on this list, Bridget’s story is that she was born a male along with her identical twin but her parents dressed her up as a girl in order to avoid problems from superstitious neighbors in the British village she grew up in who believe that identical twins bring bad luck, Bridget then decided to become a bounty hunter to prove that he does not bring bad luck. There is a lot of disagreement over the actual sexuality of Bridget but by now it is a bit too late with Bridget being a gay gaming icon around the world, making her a perfect inclusion to our list of Video Game Characters That Are Gay.