>is your actual problem with the game that you got outraged thinking there's was a trans playable character in it but that turned out to be fake, so you shifted to being angry at the lesbian?
Nope. I don't mind lesbians at all. Hell, that shit is hot. I also don't mind muscular women, (Kurkulina is sexy, pic 1 related). However the execution of both things as well as its ridiculously PCness in a LITERAL zombie apocalypse is irritating. The lesbian "kisses" are just pointless pandering which is made worse since that tiny portion of the story was put into the trailers. Its like the talking kangaroo in Kangaroo Jack, its barely 5 minutes of the film but was the primary trailer material.
As for trans... where did that even come up? Do you mean the muscle-lady?
A) The problem with the beefy masculine woman is that she isn't even actually trans but is clearly meant to pander to them, which is shite. Pandering to a minority demographic for NO reason is just virtue signaling - a liberal copout
B) (A minor gripe)How in the hell did she get that buff during an apocalypse. MEN find it difficult to maintain such a form without steady exersize and food, and women even harder due to the hormonal differences, its why female body-builders are a lot less impressive in size than males, and without access to steady amounts of good food and exercise that's not happening. This isn't a steam-punk/diesel-punk fantasy, the whole appeal was that characters and abilities were grittily realistic.
>which was established previously, and she does some lesbian things at some point
In the first game it was not established almost at all. It was all conjecture by lesbian fans, and the fact that it was left open ended was fine, because both lesbian and non-gay players could be satisfied. The portrayal of the lesbian relationship feels like a forced "hah, fuck you cis white scum, now lets slobber together gurl!"
It's tasteless, forced and boring, not to mention almost irrelevant to the story. This should also be offending to lesbians; they shouldn't have to stoop for such lazy virtue signaling. Like shit, look at a film with some possible lesbian themes like Thelma and Louise, that shit was good and you really felt for the characters and their relationship, friendly or romantic. Here you feel nothing. With Joel-Ellie, their relationship was father-daughter, and you feel for them. With Ellie and her grillfren, there is nothing.
>Would you rather being lesbian was made a more significant part of the plot, so its inclusion was "justified" enough for you, or is the character supposed to be a sexless robot if she isn't explicitly 100% straight?
You're clearly offended with your loaded questions but I'll answer nonetheless.
1) If you're gong to make them lesbians, make it story relevant OR depict it in a way that isn't pussy-lust. That is more degrading than no depiction at all. And I don;t mean give her a butch haircut or something, but an actual personality that still has some characteristics of lesbians. Or do an 80s and give her some snazzy shit to be cool and bad-ass who knows her value. That would still be more creative than this garden variety bullshit.
2) You don't have to show intimate kisses or sex to have a character display sexuality, and you don't need to pointlessly spit on males in the story for some unknown reason to inform the viewer that "oh hey that's my Ex". It's just so petty, stupid and poorly written that its sounds like a shitty romcom from the 90s... in the middle of a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. That behavior is what I expect from a middle-class liberal feminist in college, not a experienced young woman who has been taught the value of human lives by her time surviving.
Lastly the touchiness about the lesbians (of people in general) is because for the past decade that's all that we've been getting; shitty, shallow depictions of "yas queen slay and get da pussy!" where 90% of the time its taking a male character of a popular series and replacing them with women and redoing a schtick but poorly and with dull liberalism plaguing it. People are tired of it, and reviews for the media involved show this with "critic" reviews were 'high' (applauding the diversity and braveness) and the audience reviews being low (because they're sick of pandering and just want a good story). As I seem to be repeating today, 'themes without substance are useless'.
TL;DR: lesbians or muscular women are not a problem, its how its written to be unnecessary and presented to be flat and lifeless. The most romantic thing in the entire game is when the big-muscled girl talks with her boyfriend about her struggles and he comforts her despite them both being capable fighters and leaders. For the lesbian couple they don't have this, just typical teenage "I luv u so much, just 'cause!!!" It's shallow and dumb and given the past 10 years of liberal bullshit, this is just fuel on the fire.