Elizabeta “Liz” Torres first appears in Grand Theft Auto IV. Some authors (see here, here, and here) have indicated she is implicitly coded as lesbian or bisexual. In one scene, she suggestively dances with Carmen Ortiz (seen in this video at about 3:50). In GTA: The Lost and Damned, during the mission “Shifting Weight,” the player-character Johnny and Malc briefly discuss the possibility that she is having a relationship with a woman named Marta (seen in this video at about 1:20).
Elsewhere in the game, in an alternate dialog option, Marta mentions having a sexual relationship with Liz. The script for that mission in the game is available here.
This video shows all of Liz Torres’s appearances in GTA IV and Lost and Damned.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro
Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB Love-meet.net users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low; Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media Personalities; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man
- Elizabeta Torres: Misc. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://misc.thefullwiki.org/Elizabeta_Torres
- Elizabeta Torres. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Elizabeta_Torres
- Elizabeta Torres. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://grandtheftautolv.wikia.com/wiki/Elizabeta_Torres
- GTA Series Videos. (2012, December 22). GTA: The Lost and Damned- Mission #17- Shifting Weight. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61nvAl1RuyY
- Lesbian Gamers. (2008, May 6). Elizabeta Torres in GTA IV- Lesbian? LesbianGamers.com. http://lesbiangamers.com/2008/05/elizabeta-torres-in-gta-iv-lesbian/
- Marta. (n.d). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Marta
- Marta Full of Grace/Script. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Marta_Full_of_Grace/Script
- Fontville, T. (2009, October 18). Gender trouble in a virtual criminal world. Masters of Media. http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/2009/10/18/gender-trouble-in-a-virtual-criminal-world/
- Shifting Weight. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Shifting_Weight
- whatever57010. (2015, July 22). Elizabeta “Liz” Torres. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG_RJEdViiA