He's not gay, since he is explicitly attracted to women. Potentially bi, but when it comes right down to it what happened with Kaworu was
A - never confirmed to be homosexual in nature
B - had less to do with gay boners and waaaaaay more to do with the fact that literally every other person that Shinji knew had at that point either abandoned him, shut themselves off from him, become overtly hostile to him, or was a terrifying alien clone of his mom (it doesn't matter if you disagree, Shinji says that Rei scares him and that's what matters here). And then his Kowaru guys shows up, offering unconditional affection and understanding with no apparent ulterior motive. Shinji latched onto that shit like a drowning man grabs for driftwood.
Since we're debating already settled shit from the nineties.
Is she gay?
>weird old lady
>tfw being now almost as old as her
Are you calling me a weird old uncle?
>A - never confirmed to be homosexual in nature
By Anno himself.
Shinji is canonically bisexual and has been since 1996.
I always thought Shinji was attracted to Kaji too.
Like in the aircraft carrier "ova tha rainbow" where Shinji seemed to be gushing at him.
Then of course, that shit from Rebuild in the locker room.
Maybe it would have if Anno didn't look like a sweaty homeless man.