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26th Jun '16 12:58:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played strangely in MoonOverJune: Summer has had herself artificially inseminated, but did it solely to satisfy her pregnancy fetish, and doesn't appear to have thought the consequences through fully. As Hatsuki points out, since Summer DoesNotLikeMen to the extreme there's at least a 50% risk she'll resent the child as soon as it's born; Summer is in denial and insists, despite being a gynecologist, that "[[YouFailBiologyForever She'll be a girl if I want her to be one hard enough.]]" Meanwhile, Hatsuki has just discovered that she is ''also'' pregnant, but in her case it's unexpected, apparently caused by sexual contact with a girl who'd just had sex with a man rather than the more direct method, and WordOfGod is that she finds pregnancy frightening. She winds up keeping it in order to be able to work in pregnancy fetish videos, and after the kids (both girls) are born Summer and Hatsuki raise their respective offspring together.
* ''{{Shortpacked}}'' has an odd version due to its sci-fi elements: Leslie and Robin decide to have kids, and consult Joe about some form of HomosexualReproduction. He devises a way that can make a man's sperm carry one of their DNA to impregnate the other. ([[ShoutOut He may have gotten this idea from]] ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited.'') He notes that while they could certainly do this "the fun way," they could also just have whatever man they choose donate sperm. (The usual turkey baster joke is replaced by a Super Soaker.) The couple asks their gay friend Ethan.

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* Played strangely in MoonOverJune: ''Webcomic/MoonOverJune'': Summer has had herself artificially inseminated, but did it solely to satisfy her pregnancy fetish, and doesn't appear to have thought the consequences through fully. As Hatsuki points out, since Summer DoesNotLikeMen to the extreme there's at least a 50% risk she'll resent the child as soon as it's born; Summer is in denial and insists, despite being a gynecologist, that "[[YouFailBiologyForever She'll be a girl if I want her to be one hard enough.]]" Meanwhile, Hatsuki has just discovered that she is ''also'' pregnant, but in her case it's unexpected, apparently caused by sexual contact with a girl who'd just had sex with a man rather than the more direct method, and WordOfGod is that she finds pregnancy frightening. She winds up keeping it in order to be able to work in pregnancy fetish videos, and after the kids (both girls) are born Summer and Hatsuki raise their respective offspring together.
* ''{{Shortpacked}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' has an odd version due to its sci-fi elements: Leslie and Robin decide to have kids, and consult Joe about some form of HomosexualReproduction. He devises a way that can make a man's sperm carry one of their DNA to impregnate the other. ([[ShoutOut He may have gotten this idea from]] ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited.'') He notes that while they could certainly do this "the fun way," they could also just have whatever man they choose donate sperm. (The usual turkey baster joke is replaced by a Super Soaker.) The couple asks their gay friend Ethan.
15th Jun '16 6:00:59 PM Doug86
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* Appeared to be the only reason to include Carol's partner Susan in ''{{Friends}}''.

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* Appeared to be the only reason to include Carol's partner Susan in ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''.
19th May '16 4:45:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The token lesbians in the US version of ''QueerAsFolk'' decide to have a baby; naturally they select their friend, gay Heroic Sociopath Brian, to be the biological father.

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* The token lesbians in the US version of ''QueerAsFolk'' ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' decide to have a baby; naturally they select their friend, gay Heroic Sociopath Brian, to be the biological father.
28th Feb '16 10:02:49 AM Gowan
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* Averted in ''Literature/RangersAtRoadsend'' by Jane Fletcher. Due to magic/technology that makes it possible to impress the genetic information of one woman onto the ovum of another woman, HomosexualReproduction is not a big deal and a sperm donor is not needed. There are plenty of lesbians who ''don't'' want kids, too.
21st Jan '16 7:27:29 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced in ''Series/{{QI}}'' episode "Holidays", when Rob Brydon jokes that "a family runaround with an excellent safety record" would be a much better slang word for lesbian than "dyke."[[note]]Despite having Britain's two most prominent lesbian comics (Sandi Toksvig--the female StephenFry--and Sue Perkins) as regulars in recent series, this stereotype--to the series' credit!--is not referenced when they've shown up.[[/note]]

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* Referenced in ''Series/{{QI}}'' episode "Holidays", when Rob Brydon jokes that "a family runaround with an excellent safety record" would be a much better slang word for lesbian than "dyke."[[note]]Despite having Britain's two most prominent lesbian comics (Sandi Toksvig--the female StephenFry--and Creator/StephenFry--and Sue Perkins) as regulars in recent series, this stereotype--to the series' credit!--is not referenced when they've shown up.[[/note]]
3rd Jan '16 8:00:37 AM StFan
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* Played straight, if very much for laughs, in ''RickAndSteve''. Dana and Kirsten, the show's token lesbian couple, announce their plans to conceive in the pilot episode, and every one of their stories in subsequent episodes revolves around wacky sperm-seeking hijinks, pregnancy, and motherhood. The stereotype is tweaked a little bit, though, as it is clear that Dana really isn't all that into the whole "motherhood" thing.
-->''Kirsten'': I can't wait to nurse!
-->''Dana'': I can't wait till your boobs get bigger.
** Pretty much every other lesbian who appears on ''Rick and Steve'' has or is trying to conceive a baby. In one early episode, Kirstin pretends to be a gay man so she can hook up with a gay guy through the internet and steal his sperm. Her hookup turns out to be... another lesbian also seeking sperm. And on the gay cruise episode, all the lesbians onboard are there for the lamaze classes, while all the guys are there to party and hook up. This shouldn't be too surprising, though, since ''Rick and Steve'' is built around turning ridiculous gay stereotypes UpToEleven.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndSteveTheHappiestGayCoupleInAllTheWorld'':
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Played straight, if very much for laughs, in ''RickAndSteve''.laughs. Dana and Kirsten, the show's token lesbian couple, announce their plans to conceive in the pilot episode, and every one of their stories in subsequent episodes revolves around wacky sperm-seeking hijinks, pregnancy, and motherhood. The stereotype is tweaked a little bit, though, as it is clear that Dana really isn't all that into the whole "motherhood" thing.
-->''Kirsten'': --->'''Kirsten:''' I can't wait to nurse!
-->''Dana'':
nurse!\\
'''Dana:'''
I can't wait till your boobs get bigger.
** Pretty much every other lesbian who appears on ''Rick and & Steve'' has or is trying to conceive a baby. In one early episode, Kirstin pretends to be a gay man so she can hook up with a gay guy through the internet and steal his sperm. Her hookup turns out to be... another lesbian also seeking sperm. And on the gay cruise episode, all the lesbians onboard are there for the lamaze classes, while all the guys are there to party and hook up. This shouldn't be too surprising, though, since ''Rick and Steve'' is built around turning ridiculous gay stereotypes UpToEleven.
21st Nov '15 4:00:53 PM Willbyr
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* {{Vandread}} has a curious variation on this: set in the far future, the male and female crew of a colonization mission got into a dispute and split up, resulting in one planet in the system populated entirely by males, the other entirely by females. Generations later, both planets rely on genetic engineering to reproduce. For the all-female planet Majere, their social structure is still based on a sort of echo of the male/female family unit: two women pair off, and they have their egg cells spliced together in a lab, and the resulting embryo is implanted in one of them who carries the fetus to term. So while the lesbian characters *do* want to "get pregnant" on the show, many times they just do this with ''each other'', skipping the "we need a sperm donor" step. The weird thing is that their entire society is sort of passively lesbian, so strictly speaking, characters who never paired off but remained single throughout the series were possibly an inversion of this trope.
** Of course, the series plot involves a crew from all-male planet getting stuck with a crew from all-female planet. Teenaged girl Dita becomes infatuated with male teenager Hibiki, though she doesn't specifically want to do this to breed. On the other hand, in what might fit this trope in a weird way, female pilot Jura spends most of the series trying to seduce Hibiki. Jura is in a committed lesbian relationship with fellow pilot Barnette, who is upset that she's doing this, but then Jura explains that she is only trying to seduce Hibiki for the ''specific purpose'' of using him as a sperm donor: her logic being that if she's the first woman from her planet in generations to conceive a child with a male, it will make her a global celebrity. This may be complicated by the fact that the two crews only recently found out they're the same ''species'', and all of them including Jura seem to only understand what reproduction-through-intercourse entails in a very academic level (to the point that Jura asks Hibiki for "what she needs" to have a baby, in such a way that it's not clear if she knows what "sperm" is...). This is beccomes even funnier when you realize most of her information comes from what looks like a Sex Ed pamphlet geared to preteens who are barely starting puberty rather than the 20 year old Jura is.

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* {{Vandread}} ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' has a curious variation on this: set in the far future, the male and female crew of a colonization mission got into a dispute and split up, resulting in one planet in the system populated entirely by males, the other entirely by females. Generations later, both planets rely on genetic engineering to reproduce. For the all-female planet Majere, their social structure is still based on a sort of echo of the male/female family unit: two women pair off, and they have their egg cells spliced together in a lab, and the resulting embryo is implanted in one of them who carries the fetus to term. So while the lesbian characters *do* want to "get pregnant" on the show, many times they just do this with ''each other'', skipping the "we need a sperm donor" step. The weird thing is that their entire society is sort of passively lesbian, so strictly speaking, characters who never paired off but remained single throughout the series were possibly an inversion of this trope.
** Of course, the series plot involves a crew from all-male planet getting stuck with a crew from all-female planet. Teenaged girl Dita becomes infatuated with male teenager Hibiki, though she doesn't specifically want to do this to breed. On the other hand, in what might fit this trope in a weird way, female pilot Jura spends most of the series trying to seduce Hibiki. Jura is in a committed lesbian relationship with fellow pilot Barnette, who is upset that she's doing this, but then Jura explains that she is only trying to seduce Hibiki for the ''specific purpose'' of using him as a sperm donor: her logic being that if she's the first woman from her planet in generations to conceive a child with a male, it will make her a global celebrity. This may be complicated by the fact that the two crews only recently found out they're the same ''species'', and all of them including Jura seem to only understand what reproduction-through-intercourse entails in a very academic level (to the point that Jura asks Hibiki for "what she needs" to have a baby, in such a way that it's not clear if she knows what "sperm" is...). This is beccomes becomes even funnier when you realize most of her information comes from what looks like a Sex Ed pamphlet geared to preteens who are barely starting puberty rather than the 20 year old Jura is.
20th Nov '15 11:21:09 AM StFan
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* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'':
** Dealt with, but as it is a CastFullOfGay, there are many characters who don't want kids, and indeed the fact that Toni and Clarice want a conventional life with kids does irk the uber-principled Mo.
** There is also her ex-girlfriend Harriet who becomes pregnant through sperm donation while single, and later Ginger (and later Lois, who had earlier said that she has the maternal instincts of a doorknob) dates Jasmine who has a transgender son. Lois' quote is straight from the author herself in The Indelible Alison Bechdel, and she's gone on record as saying this is exactly why Toni is the hardest to write for.
** When Toni was pregnant with Raffi, other characters commented:
--->"It used to be being a lesbian got you out of having to have kids. Now ever since my mama saw lesbian mothers on Oprah, I've been up to my eyeballs in clippings about sperm banks."
** Actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a museum scene that has an endangered exhibit of Mo herself with the title "Childless North American Lesbian (''dykus undomesticus'')".
* In another similarly CastFullOfGay comic strip ''ComicStrip/ChelseaBoys'' a lesbian couple asks Nathan to donate sperm but despite him being gay they for some reason want to conceive "naturally" with actual sex, which is achieved with viagra, a gay porn playing, a Brad Pitt mask and the other partner pegging him.
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* So far this has been [[AvertedTrope averted]] with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s Willow, despite having been in two long term relationships. Though in a subtle version of this trope, Willow and Tara became a kind of "adoptive parents" towards Dawn, even after Buffy [[spoiler: came back from the dead]]. Later Dawn even comments that she sees Willow as her mom. \\
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* So far this has been [[AvertedTrope averted]] with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s Willow, despite having been in two long term relationships. Though in a subtle version of this trope, Willow and Tara became a kind of "adoptive parents" towards Dawn, even after Buffy [[spoiler: came back from the dead]]. Later Dawn even comments that she sees Willow as her mom. \\\n\\\\\



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* ''DykesToWatchOutFor'' deals with this as but as it is CastFullOfGay there are many characters who don't want kids, and indeed the fact that Toni and Clarice want a conventional life with kids does irk the uber-principled Mo.
** There is also her ex-girlfriend Harriet who becomes pregnant through sperm donation while single, and later Ginger (and later Lois, who had earlier said that she has the maternal instincts of a doorknob) dates Jasmine who has a transgender son.
*** Lois' quote is straight from the author herself in The Indelible Alison Bechdel, and she's gone on record as saying this is exactly why Toni is the hardest to write for.
** When Toni was pregnant with Raffi, other characters commented:
-->"It used to be being a lesbian got you out of having to have kids. Now ever since my mama saw lesbian mothers on Oprah, I've been up to my eyeballs in clippings about sperm banks"
** Actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a museum scene that has an endangered exhibit of Mo herself with the title "Childless North American Lesbian (''dykus undomesticus'')".
* In another similarly CastFullOfGay comic strip ''ChelseaBoys'' a lesbian couple asks Nathan to donate sperm but despite him being gay they for some reason want to conceive "naturally" with actual sex, which is achieved with viagra, a gay porn playing, a Brad Pitt mask and the other partner pegging him.
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* ''DykesToWatchOutFor'' deals with this as but as it is CastFullOfGay there are many characters who don't want kids, and indeed the fact that Toni and Clarice want a conventional life with kids does irk the uber-principled Mo.
** There is also her ex-girlfriend Harriet who becomes pregnant through sperm donation while single, and later Ginger (and later Lois, who had earlier said that she has the maternal instincts of a doorknob) dates Jasmine who has a transgender son.
*** Lois' quote is straight from the author herself in The Indelible Alison Bechdel, and she's gone on record as saying this is exactly why Toni is the hardest to write for.
** When Toni was pregnant with Raffi, other characters commented:
-->"It used to be being a lesbian got you out of having to have kids. Now ever since my mama saw lesbian mothers on Oprah, I've been up to my eyeballs in clippings about sperm banks"
** Actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a museum scene that has an endangered exhibit of Mo herself with the title "Childless North American Lesbian (''dykus undomesticus'')".
* In another similarly CastFullOfGay comic strip ''ChelseaBoys'' a lesbian couple asks Nathan to donate sperm but despite him being gay they for some reason want to conceive "naturally" with actual sex, which is achieved with viagra, a gay porn playing, a Brad Pitt mask and the other partner pegging him.
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13th Oct '15 1:33:29 PM Tyrathius
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A great deal of attention will be paid to what is an easy and minor part of the process: the lesbian couple's quest to find sperm. Sperm banks and adoption will almost never be seriously discussed. The TV lesbians will instead try to get sperm from the men in their life, be he a close friend, in-law, or random passerby and a truly improbable number will even opt for an "old-fashioned" impregnation with the sperm donor. If one can't be found, expect the lesbian couple go to increasingly [[ZanyScheme unlikely, embarrassing, and even illegal ends to acquire one.]]

Expect some variation on a joke involving turkey basters.

See [[http://www.afterellen.com/TV/lesbianbabyboom.html this article]] and [[http://www.afterellen.com/TV/2008/2/pregnantlesbians this follow-up]] for a more a detailed analysis and examples. This trope is TruthInTelevision for some lesbians but [[NonIndicativeName not all of them.]]

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A great deal of attention will be paid to what is an easy and minor part of the process: the lesbian couple's quest to find sperm. Sperm banks and adoption will almost never be seriously discussed. The TV lesbians will instead try to get sperm from the men in their life, be he a close friend, in-law, or random passerby and a truly improbable number will even opt for an "old-fashioned" impregnation with the sperm donor. If one can't be found, expect the lesbian couple go to increasingly [[ZanyScheme unlikely, embarrassing, and even illegal ends to acquire one.]] Expect some variation on a joke involving turkey basters.

This trope is TruthInTelevision for some lesbians but [[NonIndicativeName not all of them.
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\nExpect some variation on a joke involving turkey basters.\n\nSee [[http://www.afterellen.com/TV/lesbianbabyboom.html this article]] and [[http://www.afterellen.com/TV/2008/2/pregnantlesbians this follow-up]] for a more a detailed analysis and examples. This trope is TruthInTelevision for some lesbians but [[NonIndicativeName not all of them.]]\n
19th Aug '15 1:10:46 AM WildGoose
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* A recurring subplot throughout ''Series/ChicagoFire'''s first season is paramedic Leslie Shay's quest for a child of her own. At one point, unable to afford artificial insemination, she's desperate enough to ask her best friend Kelly Severide to impregnate her the natural way.
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