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[Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 23rd, 2015, 4:25 pm

Calling All LGBT+ Characters!
Looking for fellow players? Reply to this thread to meet others and brainstorm plot ideas!
This Call to Arms was suggested by an anonymous member, and will close on November 27.


Post Here If...
  • Your character considers themselves to be LGBT+, whether it is public knowledge or not.
  • Your character is actively a part of an LGBT+ group or community in their area

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  • A meet-up or other event for those who consider themselves LGBT+
  • A blind or set-up date instigated by friends
  • A miscommunication with a non-LGBT+ character
  • Coffee or a day in the city between friends
  • Coming out about being LGBT+, whether on purpose or not

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  • Any ways you might be able to interact with the characters who posted above yours
  • Some thread ideas for others who might be responding
  • Types of characters you are looking for to RP with who also meet these requirements.

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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 23rd, 2015, 5:53 pm

Hey guys. For Reformation I've got two characters who fall into the queer spectrum.

Morgan Bloodworth is on the far end of asexuality; he's asexual and aromantic. He doesn't talk about it much, which could lead into potentially awkward situations. He's completely oblivious to the notion that people could like him, and he'd have to have it pointed out if someone was trying to flirt with him, however obvious. That Morgan is naturally a really awkward character could make that more than a little interesting, too. Miscommunications abound.

Erikur Polczynski on the other hand is openly bisexual. He'll flirt with anyone willing. He'll also flirt with people just to annoy them. His only stipulation is that he doesn't like to be tied down.

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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 23rd, 2015, 10:19 pm

Oh hey my time to shine.

Damian Walhalla is not officially out. Currently he's hiding it from his family and friends and basically everyone he knows, but he's trying to not be in denial about it anymore and not care if other people see him out in the street holding hands with his boyfriend of almost twenty years. It's not easy. He is a musician with an orchestra in Munich.

So Damian is more open in Legacy, but he's getting there in Reformation. He's less likely to break your face if you ask if he's gay, but he's still uncomfortable with the concept. Even after all this time, he's still kind of torn about homosexuality being wrong, but he loves Till more than he is angry with himself. He spent his teenage years wishing he wouldn't be different, and now he's accepted that he is, but he won't tell people. And at this point, if his family asked, he would probably lie about it. He would have liked his relationship with Till to stay a secret forever, but apparently things don't work that way.

Till Hoffmann is the boyfriend. He has blue hair and is rather open and alright with who he is, but it's not something he just shares with people. Unless I mean you are going through his desk at work and find his naked firefighter calendar, but hey, that's on you. He owns a petshop in Diagon Alley, but he lives with Damian in Munich.

Till's always accepted and embraced who he was, but he's not entirely sure how his parents would react, so he hasn't told them or his childhood friends. He would if he thought reception would be good, though, but it's not a topic that naturally comes up in conversation. Till's completely happy with who he is and how his life has turned out, and he has no shame, but it's not a topic he would just casually bring up. Ask about it, though, and he's happy to tell you all about himself, and possibly give way more details than you wanted. He lives his sexuality very freely, but he's not flirty.

Heathen Skelter is into pretty much anything that gives warmth. He is bisexual, and really only interested in the sexual side of things. In fact, if you could not talk at all while you're with him, he'll be uh- well I was going to say happy, but Heathen doesn't really do any sort of emotions, he's weird. It might be offputting.

Heathen doesn't talk about his sexuality. He doesn't have an opinion about it, just like he doesn't have an opinion on anything except pumpkin juice, smoking, and the fact sex is enjoyable. So he doesn't care, it just is what it is, and that's that. He doesn't need to talk about it, either, as he comes on rather strongly to the people he's interested in. He doesn't take detours. He just does his thing and doesn't care. He's been teased about it in school before, but he didn't care about that either. He actually doesn't care about anything, so.

Félix Villedieu prefers the ladies, but if it's alive and human, well, he's not going to say no, is he? He is heteroflexible, I would say. He likes to dress in drag, but not actually perform as a drag queen, just flirt with people on the street and make everyone super uncomfortable. His feminine alter ego is Priscilla de Sade. He does it for the lulz. Fun fact: he owns a gimp suit.

Félix has no complexes whatsoever, and doesn't like to classify himself all that much. Basically, he feels like he'd do anything to get off. He just does his thing, and as with any other area of his life, he couldn't care less if anyone was offended. However, half the stunts he pull, whether sexual or otherwise, are purely for the shock value. For instance, as an 18 year old, he was once interviewed by a tabloid and decided to declare that he used to be a woman, which, well, isn't true. But it's fun and shocking, so he does it.

Viliam Reznik is gay and a massive flirt. He tends to prefer bears, really, and older biker guys, but you guys only ever make young chars so I have no bears to throw at the guy. He keeps fit and calls people "sunshine" and absolutely lives for Hugo Boss and Armani, and other high end brands. He too prefers one night stands.

Viliam is incredibly flamboyant. He doesn't yell to everyone that he's gay, but he doesn't need to, either. He came out when he was about twenty, and he's in his late fourties now, but his parents still think it's just a phase. Well, it's not, and he's never been happier in his life than since he came out, since he now hangs out in bars and all that fun stuff. Viliam is a hedonist and lives for the finer pleasures of life, and at the same time, and he isn't one for commitment.

Tomas Reznik is bisexual and gets laid A LOT. He doesn't date anyone, though, he just enjoys sleeping around and has a ton of friends with benefits. He is generally good friends with the people he sleeps with, but it doesn't go further. He doesn't date, and while he does believe in love, and all, he doesn't think it's for him, and monogamy is not his thing.

Tom is cool with who he is, and so is his family (I mean, his uncle did pave the way in a really flashy way), but he goes to Durmstrang, and that's not a very accepting place, so while he wouldn't deny it if asked, his bisexuality doesn't exactly make for great conversation starters. On the other hand, guys who are questioning themselves always know who to go to... somehow. He likes being friends with the people he sleeps with, and thinks of himself as quite lucky, because seriously, he has twice the options, so come on!

Mateo D'Agostino, because now I will confirm it. Mateo is reaaaaally uptight and secretive about his sexuality, but he does get around every now and then. He is very much in the fetishist and BDSM scene of Berlin, and is very much a sub, but that's all you'll ever find out. Probably. He's very torn about himself, and most of the time hates who he is, also he hates you too.

Mateo's had a traditional upbringing and he's extremely rigid and doesn't unwind a lot (which might explain why it gets so extreme when he does unwind), and generally he sees sexuality as frivolous and a distraction from more important things. As for homosexuality, well, he thinks it's wrong, but he can't ever seem to help it, and so a lot of self-loathing has built up. Instead of saying homophobic things (which he would keep to himself), he'd rather not voice an opinion if the subject does come up. But he is very much against the whole concept. And he knows it's ironic, thanks.
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 23rd, 2015, 10:35 pm

Erikur's a fan of flirting and one night stands. He's not a bear, unfortunately for Viliam, not in any sense. I've recently come to the realization that Eri's a sub whether he's with a girl or a guy. Basically pick a character and Eri would be happy to comply.
He can travel pretty much anywhere in the world, so if Mateo wants a secret getaway Eri can find one.
Just don't actually call him Eri.
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 24th, 2015, 3:15 am

Demetrius Wright is homosexual and VERY much in the closet. He does not mention his sexuality, instead letting people think he is heterosexual. He does not do this because of any sense of self-loathing. If anything, he is personally quite confused about his own sexuality and always has been since he's realized he's gay. He struggles with it a lot because of his very severe case of dissociative identity disorder [DID], so he's basically got several personalities floating about. One in particular is quite flirtatious, usually hitting, in a tasteful manner, on anything that breathes, though it is usually more serious towards males (females are either for fun or to help Demetrius get through arranged dates since he personally struggles with being social).

As for why he's still in the closet, that all has to do with his father. Demetrius comes from a traditional pureblood family. His father is a violent alcoholic. When he is sober, however, he's not much better and is pretty much a psychopath. He cares a lot about upholding the family name and, as of late, is obsessed about marrying off Demetrius. This has been a task that's been difficult not only because he, unknown to his father, is gay, but has very few people skills and is extremely timid. Demetrius pretty much hides the fact for the safety of his life, an opinion that is backed up by most of his personalities. And his father would kill him if he found out Demetrius was gay. He actually killed Demetrius' mother when Demetrius was just a child (which he does not remember) and scared off Demetrius' last fiance by attempting to attack her.

In Reformation, Demetrius works at St. Mungo's as a Junior Healer. In Golden, however, he goes to Hogwarts as a Third Year Hufflepuff. In the Golden era, Demetrius does not entirely know about his sexuality, but he is definitely starting to realize it as his father is pushing him to consider his future.

Rodolphus Lestrange is bisexual. A relationship with Rodolphus would completely depend upon the era, honestly. His response towards it also differs per era.

In marauder era, Rodolphus is a fourth year at Hogwarts, and a Slytherin as one might expect. He's come to realize that he is attracted to both males and females; however, as I've had it- even in his history, in fact- he's shown absolutely no interest in wishing to be in a relationship with anyone. If anything, he's usually too busy obsessing over his brother to consider hooking up. There is also the matter that his family, specifically his mother, would disapprove of a homosexual relationship. His mother actually rushes to put him in an arranged marriage with Bellatrix because, later in life, his brother complex ends up seeming borderline incestuous [though his father disagrees]. Getting involved with him would be difficult, but not impossible. Also, Rodolphus would show interest in either gender. He actually cares little for his parents' opinion.

Obviously, Rodolphus is in Azkaban in Golden era since this darlin' is a Death Eater. Rodolphus is honestly a rather confident person in most matters, even his sexuality. Were anyone, be they a prisoner or guard or some other third thing, to find out about his sexuality and mock him for it, it would turn into a fight *shrugs* And a rather nasty one seeing as he'd be absolutely insane.

In Reformation & Legacy, Rodolphus is on the run. By this point in time, he managed to gain an addiction to polyjuice potion during the Second War. It is quite common for him to go around as either men or women, both carefully selected victims from muggles who simply...disappear. Being the vain person he is, they are all relatively attractive. Over the years, Rodolphus has managed to pick up the tendency to seek out a sexual relationship before a romantic one, due to how his marriage with Bella went. It is, however, rather rare for him to get into romantic relationships. He does hold a great desire to have and raise his own children, right to the point that he is willing to steal other people's. His victims are always young or act very young (he absolutely cannot stand older children).

Poesy Cassel is what I guess you would call pansexual? In all honesty, she neither thinks or cares about a person's gender when it comes to those who she is willing to have relations with. She looks at the...substance- the personality and actions- of a person and if she likes what she sees then she likes it.

Honestly, Poesy is a sociopath and is apathetic most of the time. When she's not, you want to stay reaaaal far away since she's most likely to slit your throat. While her family is a traditional pureblood line, they care about other people's opinion as much as Poesy does- that is to say, not at all. As such, getting involve with her is like playing with fire. Of course, the same can be said of trying to mock her for her preferences. You could get hurt either way, though in different ways.

Vincens Cassel is pansexual and a necrophiliac. Gender literally never crosses Vincens' mind when he considers who is attractive. This is mainly because he does not consider those who breathe attractive. In Vincens' mind, only those who are dead are beautiful and if one wishes to be beautiful then all they need to do is die. If he falls for you average person, it will likely be because of personality instead of looks. If looks came into the picture, they'd likely be undead (i.e. a vampire) or something similar >>

As for his own attitude on his sexuality, Vincens honestly does not think about it. He's a quiet person, but if prodded he'd likely tell someone. If he were mocked for it though, the joke would likely be on the person taunting Vincens, because they would literally receive confusion and disgust- confusion as to why the hell it matters and disgust on why someone is so stupid to think it should. Basically, your character best be prepared to be insulted if they plan to insult Vincens.

Magnus Noir took forever for me to think on how to describe XD (mainly because he's not straight or gay buuut bisexual was not the right term >>) I guess the best way to describe Magnus is to say that he is demisexual. In other words, he has to have a strong emotional connection with a person before he experiences any type of sexual attraction towards them.

Magnus suffers from a charming crisis of faith. I tend to describe his faith as being rather typical for the time he was born [14th century], especially considering he was born in the upper class. A good way to describe it in a few words would be to call it childishly simple. In other words, he believes in the foundation of his religion, Catholicism: God, the Ten Commandments and all the basics. However, Magnus does not understand the deeper subjects, thus why he cannot explain a lot of things to others. Despite this fact, his parents held harsh viewpoints on homosexuality. While they did not do most of the raising of him and his brother, those who raised them certainly shared them and their opinions affected Magnus a lot more than his brother.

His sexuality is something he honestly does not like talking about. Moreover, Magnus somewhat toes the line of being a hypocrite. He's been taught one thing, but very much feels otherwise. He'd never outright insult someone, but he'd be obviously uncomfortable around anyone who is quite open about not being heterosexual. And if anyone was willing to point that out to him it might become teeeeribly awkward, because Magnus would not admit why, instead just talking around the matter. He'd actually be pretty easy to poke and prod :P

As for how he'd be in a relationship or how you'd get to that....uhm, I don't have an exact answer XD Magnus is actually meant to have never been in a relationship, sexual or romantic, before. He's totally clueless about it all. Hell, he's never even had a crush. Of course, that is because he's a very flighty person who works on his whims. As such, he's never stayed in a place long enough to know a person long enough to get a strong emotional bond. So, obviously, that would be step one.

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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 24th, 2015, 1:40 pm

Well, I have Demii here who is, ugh, the worst.

She's bisexual; closeted is a bit strong, but she has no qualms hiding behind a thick veil of bigotry to keep it from the general public or others who she feels would think less of her for it. Her best friend came out to her once, and she said things that were so awful I actually felt compelled to add disclaimers to my posts that these were not my opinions.

Lately though she's been throwing caution to the wind more and more to get what she wants. I can see her caring less about people knowing, to the point where she might openly flirt, or go further. Romantically, she's perfectly capable of a relationship with a woman, but societal pressures as they are, openly dating a lady or settling down with one is simply not a possibility in her mind.

So basically, she's up for good times... but would never actually respect a female partner as a complete person or a long term prospect. Charming, right?

Isla Vanderveen - surprise! Totes into girls. She keeps this to herself, though not because she's ashamed of it in the slightest. It has much more to do with being the sole heir to her family's fortune; the subject of grandchildren gets... uhm... a bit tricky to discuss with her parents.

She's very much monogomous, but doesn't settle down with her partners for very long, or they leave her when they realize they're not a priority or she's not in it for the long haul. She's young and rich af, which has probably lead her to be taken advantage of by the women she dates from time to time. She enjoys playing the caretaker role, and in Reformation pays rent on a flat in Berlin for a secret ladylove. In Golden, she is travelling the world and completely unattached.
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 24th, 2015, 11:16 pm

Aded more deets.
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 25th, 2015, 1:24 am

@Purple, I'd love to throw Heathen at Morgan once more. All the awkward, too. Erikur could honestly get with any of my guys except Damian and Till who are off limits, and I'm not sure about Teo, because they don't seem complementary.

@Mary, can I be super honest? I've no idea how to interact with any of the chars you've listed. XD All I know is that I'm not forcing my poor Till near your awful Rodolphus again! Can you give us a couple of pointers, how your chars could interact with those of the people who posted above you?

@Marcy, Teo and Isla yes, with that thing we discussed. Also put your Wil up, then he can hang out in bars with Viliam and they can bond over having the same name. Also, y u make gay gurls when I have gay guys? *shakes fist*
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 25th, 2015, 4:49 am

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@Purple: I'd kind of like to throw Demetrius at Morgan? It might have to happen in Golden era, since Demetrius does not travel all that much in Reformation. Either way, it would be incredibly awkward XD And might possibly go terribly wrong >> In Golden era in particular, while Demetrius was (and still is) a kind person, he had a lot of trouble getting his feelings across to people, both because he had a terrible stutter and he just had a lot of trouble being social. He was also a very sensitive person. He'd try to be nice to Morgan (and try to make a friend), buuuut no promises as to if that would go well. Yes? No? Maybe so?

@Mar: Hmm...something with Demii & Poesy? It can honestly be anything, be it a chat or a fight >> I kind of just want to see them in a thread together XD

@Damian: XD Poor Till :P

Annd I hope this is what you meant?:

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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 25th, 2015, 5:45 pm

@Dams Yaaaaaasssss. I'm posting kind of slowly right now, but once I get Isla set up with her avs and profile ect, I will throw up a thread! At some point... this season. And I'll throw in Wil with some deets here too.

@Purple I believe we have already discussed these things at length xD

@Mary Oooooh. See message to Damian about being kind of slow with putting up/replying to threads this season... but yeah, I'm down! It might be a bit tricky because of the age difference, but Demii has been making the odd trip to Hogsmeade these days so they could bump into each other there. (I see a fight as the most likely outcome of this... oh dear.)
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 25th, 2015, 6:03 pm

@Mar: Tis okay :) But yes, that sounds good to me :3

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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 26th, 2015, 12:14 am

I really shouldn't be doing this considering I am unable to make any more threads at the moment. I am moving to Canada at the end of the week and won't be able to RP much until I am settled, but I will post anyway for future references and possible threads.

So I have my bby Evelyn Winters here who is very, very gay. She's never hidden the fact, but she's also never confirmed it either--not really understanding what her sexuality has to do with anyone else but herself. She has a bit of a reputation for bedding younger woman, or just woman in general, frequently--she's a bit of a lady killer. She's an extreme flirt, and loves riling people up.

I also have Lucia Castelli here who is sexually fluid. She's always found woman better to sleep with, and men better to have relationships with, but she's currently going through a bitter divorce and has sworn off men. She's not bi-sexual and hates when people call her that, because she's not.

So yes, message me, and we can sort some plots our for future threads. :D
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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 27th, 2015, 7:35 pm

Yes! This thread is my jam! If we had done this thread back before my character purges we'd be here for weeks, so I guess it's good I don't have as many characters now. Okay, let's get started!

Elias Chaplin is 14 in Reformation Era, attending Hogwarts as a Slytherin. He will eventually become the Head of the UK Ministry's Department of Magical Law in Legacy Era. A Pure-Blood from a powerful and influential family, he is secretly gay but heavily in denial about it. His betrothal to a Pure Blood girl from another powerful family makes things even more complicated.

Ryan Strong is a 7th Year Slytherin in Reformation Era. His homosexuality has been whispered about by some students who like to bully him, but he is very much still in the closet about it. He recently began (secretly) dating Sebastian Murphy.

Tyler Nevitt A recent Hogwarts graduate living in London, Tyler is bisexual. He is secretly in a relationship with his flatmate and childhood best friend Orion Sayer

Hunter Armstrong is a young Dragonologist at the Snowdonia Dragon Reserve. He is Bisexual, but hasn't ever thought of himself in that light yet.

Emil Hargreaves is a student at the Chicago Academy of Wizardry, he is very in the closet, but is in a somewhat complicated relationship with a male classmate that neither of them are willing to label as anything other than "Bros helping each other let off steam" at the moment.

Would love some threads with these guys. :)

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Re: [Reformation Era] LGBT+ Characters

October 28th, 2015, 11:31 am

This kid is bisexual. He may be in slight denial about it and he currently has a very difficult home life that may be causing all of these feelings about his sexuality to surface. He is dating Ryan Strong, though he's a bit unsure about the relationship at large and doesn't want anyone to find out about it. At all.

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