In Grand Theft Auto IV, during the “Out of the Closet” mission, Niko is forced to create a dating profile on love-meet.net. He uses this profile to trick Tom Rivas into meeting him so he can kill him. After that mission, Niko can contact other users on the site, though none of the male users will actually date him and only two female users will (full list of users available here). Below are the characters whose profiles indicate they are homosexual or bisexual (excluding Tom Rivas and Bryce Dawkins, who is possibly behind the username Troy Harder), as well as characters whose profiles players read as indicating they are homosexual or bisexual.
Oscar Wild indicates he is straight and looking for a female companion, but his description of his ideal woman is one “who isn’t too girly.” He also wants a woman with a brother he can go fishing with and enjoys being in clubs with large numbers of men. Finally, his name is a reference to the famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned for homosexuality in the late 19th century.
NoBigWillie’s profile states that he is gay (the only one besides Tom Riva’s to do so).
Matte Black is an art student who doesn’t “want to be put in some ‘category.'”
SoboHoe’s (aka Carmen Ortiz) profile indicates she is a “free spirit” but all her profile indicates has an interest in men. That said, she dances suggestively with Elizabeta Torres at one point in the game. She is one of the two dateable characters from the site.
Miss Understood is another user whose profile indicates a “flexible” sexuality, but whose profile emphasizes she is looking to meet men.
Jennifun’s profile indicates her sexuality is “I prefer cuddling,” which may imply she is asexual (but it is unclear).
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 III (2001): Gay Pedestrian; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The Psycho; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki Kasen; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References
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
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References
- Carmen Ortiz. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Carmen_Ortiz
- Love-meet.net. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Love-meet.net
- Matte Black. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Matte_Black
- Matte Black. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Matte_Black
- Miss Understood. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Miss_Understood
- NoBigWillie. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/NoBigWillie
- NoBigWillie. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/NoBigWillie
- Oscar Wild. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Oscar_Wild
- Oscar Wild. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Oscar_Wild