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straightwashing - definition and synonyms

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    the practice of portraying gay or bisexual characters from history or fiction as straight

    Though the show "DaVinci's Demons" has yet to air, David S Goyer's comments as he tried to defend his apparent "straight-washing" of Leonardo da Vinci rubbed me the wrong way.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/05/2016
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