Is an LGBT+ person outed?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where an LGBT+ person is outed.
Being outed means having ones LGBT+ identity revealed without their concent or being made to reveal ones LGBT+ identity under force or duress. This can be deeply upsetting to people who have been outed, especially if it resulted in backlash.
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TV Show • 2024 Report
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Anonymous
I'd say yes - the main character's stalker threatens to tell his parents that he's bisexual before he's ready. Also shouts homophobic accusations at him in front of an audience.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
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0
charlie was outed and then bullied for the rest of previous year
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
A flamboyant character's sexuality is discussed without his permission. Though he does not seem to be closeted, it is unclear if his sexuality is known to the group, so jokes about his sexuality may be outing him.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
15
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forufourfour
S1
 E1
Herb is outed in the press and loses his job as a result
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
15
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chachanowyall
S4
 E4
An asexual person is confronted about something, which causes them to reveal their sexuality. It's sort of an indirect outing.
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
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megandotnoel
A jerk outs Lou in attempt to degrade her in front of someone she just met. It does not create a problem between them, but the attempt is there.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
14
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TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
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Movie • 2001 Report
Yes
12
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Corellon
Yes. It goes on for several scenes and the act is depicted as a big win for Our Heroes. Meanwhile no sympathy is shown to the outed individuals. (SPOILERS) Elle clocks a key witness as gay when he says something sassy about her shoes. In the context of the case, this could be used to discredit him as a witness, so she tells the rest of the team, and one of the lawyers dramatically tricks him into outing both his boyfriend and himself.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
12
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cha0ticnewtsys
Darren outs Cash as asexual and Malakai gets outted as Bi
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
11
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2
Santana is outed through an advertisement and by Finn who says loudly in the hallway “why don’t you just come out of the closet”
Yes
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Corellon
Yes, one major plot point (SPOILERS) and then a number of smaller ways I'll list afterward....
[1] Henry is very anxious and careful to avoid being outed. This is shown multiple times in multiple ways. Then near the end, it happens, and he's devastated. (His sister Bea sits him down and sorrowfully tells him his and Alex's emails have been hacked and leaked to the press.)
[2] Alex has a "maybe I'm bi" talk with a friend and ends up outing two men to her. She reacts in a gossipy way but keeps the info private.
[3] Zahra discovers Alex is bi by accident. Alex begs her not to tell his mom, and she responds mockingly and dismissively.
[4] After the email leak, Alex gives an official response before he's able to talk to Henry. I didn't feel bothered by it, but I've heard others did.
[5] Added layer of spoilers - there are two suspenseful moments where Miguel looks suspiciously at Alex interacting with Henry. He then turns out to be the one who discovered and outed them.
Movie • 2024 Report
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jordanowen
maddy mentions that someone that used to be her friend told everyone that she came onto her - most likely because she is a lesbian
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
11
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ScaredyKitty
S3
 E3
The entire episode of "Gay Witch Hunt" is about a character being outed, and spoken about behind his back, and he is eventually practically forced to come out both to his coworkers and the camera crew.
There is also a lot of speculation from Michael and Dwight about who else could be LGBT in the office.
Video Game • 2019 Report
Yes
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Sibelos
After completing the "Homosexual Underground" thought, if you talk to Kim you can reveal that he is gay. Kim sounds rather annoyed that you asked this out of nowhere.
TV Show • 2004 Report
Yes
10
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0
S1
 E1
In the episode Mob Rules, House outs a patient as gay to his brother.
Podcast Report
Yes
10
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sashlex
In MAG110 Creature Feature, the statement giver briefly mentions she could not get a good job due to her being outed as trans.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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0
Pennywise begins handing out flyers with a main characters face on them after he is hate crimed by his bully. He hands them around while repeatedly saying 'I know your secret, your dirty little secret'
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
9
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tayluwur
S2
 E2
A character is outed by their teammate live on a television interview.
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
9
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2
Movie Report
Yes
8
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BooOShea
A trans character has her deadname and identity explained/told to another character outside of her knowledge, outing her as transgender.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
8
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0
A lot of the show is gay men trying to hide that they're gay and then usually getting found out.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
8
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Wowowo
Towards the end, the protagonist outs her gay daughter to the grandfather, addressing her daughter's girlfriend. Though no one is particularly or seemingly angry about the outing, the following scene's conversation about it goes into a completely different direction away from it. The characters sort of ignore that she outed her daughter, and we later see the grandfather be accepting of the daughter's girlfriend.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
8
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IndigoBlue14
A gay character in the 1800s is arrested for it.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
8
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AlleHufflepuff
Spoilers:
Adam comes out of his own volition to his mom, she then tells his dad without asking him first. He’s fine with being gay, but both of them have weird reactions/attitudes to the news.
Video Game Report
Yes
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tial
Every person who is kidnapped and thrown into the TV World has their insecurities publicly aired on the midnight channel for the town residents to see. This includes Kanji and his internal struggles with Toxic Masculinity and his Sexuality
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
8
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2
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BloodBluePearl
S10
 E10
(At the time) Mrs. Garrison is outed as trans by Eric Cartman to the horror of Richard Dawkins.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
7
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2
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homelander
S6
 E6
A character, after being tortured for a long time, confesses before a large gathering of nobles to his relationship with another male character.
TV Show • 2017 Report
Yes
7
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Issy08
Yes, and she is killed for it. More than one gay character is made into a handmaid (sex slave).
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
7
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Lil
A forces Emily to come out, and spreads a picture of her kissing Maya around