Xena is not gay. She is bisexual.
But, if you decide to be forever with your same-sex love, you are still bisexual? o.o
No one knows her exact label. Previous lovers doesnt define you. She could be gay, pan, bi or whatever really. Whats important is that shes hot for Gabrielle :3
Agree… honestly i doubt Xena of all people would label herself… though i personally always headcanoned her as bisexual homoromantic. She has clear sexual attraction to men but their relationships and her attraction to them (usuallllly not always depending on your headcanons) is based off power/mutual lust for power or war. But her relationships with women are usually when she displays the most loving behavior (M’lila maybe, def. Lao Ma, Akemi and ofc Gabs and even random backstory characters), and has let herself be taken advantage of/made poor decisions based off her feelings for women. There are exceptions on both sides but considering she is fictional, you have to account for different writers. But yeah i think she’d just attracted to whoever she’s attracted to and it all across the board.
I also headcanon Xena as homoromantic bisexual, and I think the text supports that (I also headcanon Gabs as a lesbian who was still figuring things out when the show started btw). It gets really annoying to me as a bi person, however, when people act like she can’t be bi because Gabs is her soulmate, which I’ve seen more than once. It carries with it an implication that a) if you’re bi, your love isn’t “pure” enough and b) that bi people are just like, Schrodinger’s hetero/gay folks? Like that second reblog; it’s unclear but it seems like aletheia90 is asking if someone is still bisexual if they choose a same sex partner to stay with forever? Which, yes, because your sexuality is not contingent on who you’re dating? You don’t stop being bisexual when you boink people of the opposite sex, or when you marry someone. Just like you don’t stop being a lesbian if you as a lesbian have boinked a dude. Sexuality is about what you’re attracted to, not what you’re currently fucking.
THIS!!! ^ Sexuality is who you are, not who you’re with. Do people stop being hetero or gay when they are single? Of course not. Bisexual people are bisexual regardless of the gender of the person we are with. We aren’t like mythical creatures who turn either gay or straight as soon as we start dating someone.
I would definitely not say she is homoromantic; it’s made very clear throughout the whole series that she has fallen deeply in love with men. The only difference is that those men generally fuck her over eventually, heh. I think it would be easier to perceive her as homoromantic since the women she is heavily intimated to have had relationships with generally don’t try to ruin her life, but I don’t think its indicative of a romantic preference; she just obviously loves Gabrielle the most.
I love how in Gotham, Renee went to Barbara, and Renee later told Gordon that they were “old friends.” If they kept Renee as a lesbian and PLEASE I hope they do, CLEARLY there is tension between them which MUST translate to that they were lovers.
I’ll actually be able to watch The Good Wife on the time it is actually scheduled without interference of CBS’ shitty scheduling.