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7th Jan '17 6:09:21 PM nombretomado
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* While the men of BarenakedLadies are happily married dads, that didn't stop guitarist Ed Robinson and former lead singer Steven Page from occasionally dancing together and stage kissing.

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* While the men of BarenakedLadies Music/BarenakedLadies are happily married dads, that didn't stop guitarist Ed Robinson and former lead singer Steven Page from occasionally dancing together and stage kissing.
16th Dec '16 5:29:30 PM RubyVisiblyShaken
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[[caption-width-right:295: The [[{{Irony}} ironic]] part is that [[GenderBender the party girl is actually a guy.]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady And so is the person to the right of him/her...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:295: The [[{{Irony}} ironic]] part is that [[GenderBender the party girl is actually a guy.]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady And so is the person to the right of him/her...them...]]]]
28th Nov '16 7:25:32 AM TheCuza
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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has dipped into this well at least twice. The first time, Drew and Oswald pretended to be a gay couple so that Drew could use his company health insurance to buy a hip replacement for his dog Speedy. The second time, Drew and Mr. Wick posed as a couple so that they could get a civil union, because Mr. Wick hoped that he could get a green card out of it.

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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has dipped into this well at least twice. The first time, Drew and Oswald pretended to be a gay couple so that Drew could use his company health insurance to buy a hip replacement for his dog Speedy. The second time, Drew and marries his boss Mr. Wick posed as a couple so that they could get a civil union, because to [[CitizenshipMarriage allow him to stay in the country]], in exchange for Mr. Wick hoped giving Drew his old job back. They have to pretend to be gay when someone is sent over to make sure that he could get a green card out of it.the marriage is legit.
28th Nov '16 7:04:19 AM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and George are written up in a newspaper article as a gay couple (NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat!). This particularly upsets George, until he realizes it's the perfect excuse to break up with a woman he wants to quit seeing.

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* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', while at Monk's Coffee Shop, Jerry, George, and Elaine realize that the woman in the booth next to theirs is eavesdropping on their conversation, so they decide to mess with her by pretending Jerry and George are written up in a newspaper gay couple. HilarityEnsues when she turns out to be the same woman who is supposed to interview Jerry for a magazine, and publishes an article "outing" the two of them, much to their dismay (NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat). George later tries to use the article as a gay couple (NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat!). This particularly upsets George, until he realizes it's the perfect an excuse to break up with a woman he wants to quit seeing.his GirlOfTheWeek.
14th Sep '16 1:27:04 PM StFan
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* The French film ''Film/TheCloset'' features the main character trying to save his job by pretending to be gay and suing for discrimination, involving photoshopping his head onto images of homosexual men being intimate.
** The entire scheme is concocted by his neighbor [[spoiler: a man who was fired from the same company years earlier for actually being gay.]]

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* The French film ''Film/TheCloset'' features the main character trying to save his job by pretending to be gay and suing for discrimination, involving photoshopping his head onto images of homosexual men being intimate.
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intimate. The entire scheme is concocted by his neighbor [[spoiler: a man who was fired from the same company years earlier for actually being gay.]]



* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'' - the eponymous character pretends to be gay to sneak past French security, counting on their being homophobic and thus not bothering to look closely.
** In the remake ''The Jackal'', the eponymous character needs a safehouse so he picks up a hapless gay guy in a bar. The gay guy later ends up [[BringOutYourGayDead dead]].

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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'' - the eponymous character pretends to be gay to sneak past French security, counting on their being homophobic and thus not bothering to look closely.
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closely. In the remake ''The Jackal'', the eponymous character needs a safehouse so he picks up a hapless gay guy in a bar. The gay guy later ends up [[BringOutYourGayDead dead]].



* Dr. Cox and Ben play Gay Chicken in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
** Also from ''Scrubs'', The Todd walks the line between FauxYay and AnythingThatMoves, with a possible side of CompensatingForSomething. In the episode where he "reveals" that he's a gay man who has been deeply closeted, he explains at the end that this was all an act because [[FagHag gay guys get all the chicks]]. However, in other episodes, he seems to fall anywhere on the spectrum from really secure heterosexual to FauxYay to AnythingThatMoves, according to the {{Rule of Funny}}.
--> '''Janitor''': What are you?
--> '''The Todd''': I'm The Todd.
** While not done intentionally, Turk and JD often act in a very intimate way with each other, parodied in the MusicalEpisode with the song, ''Guy Love''. This is somewhat ironic as both characters have been shown to be a tiny bit homophobic (an entire episode is devoted to Turk's homophobia in season 3).

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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Dr. Cox and Ben play Gay Chicken in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
Chicken.
** Also from ''Scrubs'', The Todd walks the line between FauxYay and AnythingThatMoves, with a possible side of CompensatingForSomething. In the episode where he "reveals" that he's a gay man who has been deeply closeted, he explains at the end that this was all an act because [[FagHag gay guys get all the chicks]]. However, in other episodes, he seems to fall anywhere on the spectrum from really secure heterosexual to FauxYay to AnythingThatMoves, according to the {{Rule of Funny}}.
--> '''Janitor''': --->'''Janitor:''' What are you?
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you?\\
'''The Todd''': Todd:''' I'm The Todd.
** While not done intentionally, Turk and JD J.D. often act in a very intimate way with each other, parodied in the MusicalEpisode with the song, ''Guy Love''."Guy Love". This is somewhat ironic as both characters have been shown to be a tiny bit homophobic (an entire episode is devoted to Turk's homophobia in season 3).



* In one episode of ''NotGoingOut'', Lucy thinks she's offended a gay man she fancies, so she gets her flatmate to pretend to be gay so she can show how tolerant she is:
-->'''Lucy:''' Oh come on! I'd do the same for you! I mean, I can't think of any situation in which me pretending to be lesbian would help you at all...
-->''(Lee [[GirlOnGirlIsHot sinks into thought]])''
-->'''Lee:''' No, me neither.
** This one has an extra layer to it as the guy Lucy thought she'd offended wasn't even gay himself. [[SorryImGay He'd said that to spare the feelings of a woman who was attracted to him]].
* The Australian proto-reality show ''House From Hell'' offered a monetary incentive to the first housemates to have sex in the house; in response, two of the female contestants invoked this trope, faking a sexual experience to get the cash.
* An early ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode involves Hawkeye trying to get some leave in Tokyo by telling a visiting psychiatrist that he has a homosexual crush on Major Burns.

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* In one episode of ''NotGoingOut'', ''Series/NotGoingOut'', Lucy thinks she's offended a gay man she fancies, so she gets her flatmate to pretend to be gay so she can show how tolerant she is:
-->'''Lucy:''' Oh come on! I'd do the same for you! I mean, I can't think of any situation in which me pretending to be lesbian would help you at all...
-->''(Lee [[GirlOnGirlIsHot sinks into thought]])''
-->'''Lee:''' No, me neither.
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is. This one has an extra layer to it as the guy Lucy thought she'd offended wasn't even gay himself. [[SorryImGay He'd said that to spare the feelings of a woman who was attracted to him]].
-->'''Lucy:''' Oh come on! I'd do the same for you! I mean, I can't think of any situation in which me pretending to be lesbian would help you at all...\\
''[Lee [[GirlOnGirlIsHot sinks into thought]]]''\\
'''Lee:''' No, me neither.
* The Australian proto-reality show ''House From from Hell'' offered a monetary incentive to the first housemates to have sex in the house; in response, two of the female contestants invoked this trope, faking a sexual experience to get the cash.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'':
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An early ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode involves Hawkeye trying to get some leave in Tokyo by telling a visiting psychiatrist that he has a homosexual crush on Major Burns.



* In the HighSchool [[GraduateFromTheStory Graduation]] episode of ''UnhappilyEverAfter'' CampGay[=/=]GayBestFriend Barry outs himself as straight - he just acted gay so he could hang around hot chicks.

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* In the HighSchool [[GraduateFromTheStory Graduation]] episode of ''UnhappilyEverAfter'' ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter'' CampGay[=/=]GayBestFriend Barry outs himself as straight - -- he just acted gay so he could hang around hot chicks.



* ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' - Faith puts her sister Hope as a "domestic partner" so she can get an apartment as part of a fundraiser for lesbians.

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* ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' - ''Series/HopeAndFaith'': Faith puts her sister Hope as a "domestic partner" so she can get an apartment as part of a fundraiser for lesbians.



* In an episode of ''Series/HappyEndings'', straight dude Dave kisses his best friend Max to convince Max's parents that they're dating and save him from being set up with other guys by his mom.

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* ''Series/HappyEndings'':
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In an episode of ''Series/HappyEndings'', episode, straight dude Dave kisses his best friend Max to convince Max's parents that they're dating and save him from being set up with other guys by his mom.



* Stiles on Series/TeenWolf tries to do this so that he won't have to [[{{Masquerade}} explain]] to his [[{{Muggles}} dad]] (who is also [[TheSheriff the sheriff]]) that he and his friend Scott happened to end up in a [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame gay club]] because they were chasing a [[OurMonstersAreDifferent creepy, homicidal lizard monster]]. It doesn't work.
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' Not exactly your type of club.
-->'''Stiles:''' Uh... Well, dad, there's a conversation that we need to-
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' You're ''not'' gay.
-->'''Stiles:''' Wha- I ''could'' be!
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' Not dressed like that.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
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Stiles on Series/TeenWolf tries to do this so that he won't have to [[{{Masquerade}} explain]] to his [[{{Muggles}} dad]] (who is also [[TheSheriff the sheriff]]) that he and his friend Scott happened to end up in a [[WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame gay club]] because they were chasing a [[OurMonstersAreDifferent creepy, homicidal lizard monster]]. It doesn't work.
-->'''Sheriff --->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' Not exactly your type of club.
-->'''Stiles:'''
club.\\
'''Stiles:'''
Uh... Well, dad, there's a conversation that we need to-
-->'''Sheriff
to--\\
'''Sheriff
Stilinski:''' You're ''not'' gay.
-->'''Stiles:''' Wha-
gay.\\
'''Stiles:''' Wha--
I ''could'' be!
-->'''Sheriff
be!\\
'''Sheriff
Stilinski:''' Not dressed like that.



* Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld. Sung the duet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7S7GwYJAJQ Where the Wild Roses Grow]] with Blixa in the female role, as Music/KylieMinogue (the usual other singer) was unavailable. One time, they went [[http://morgansmusings.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/nick_cave-blixa_bargeld_kiss.jpg further]]
** Not to mention Blixa's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHiKE2QqRw live cover]] of Peggy Lee's "Johnny Guitar."

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* Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld. Sung the duet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7S7GwYJAJQ Where the Wild Roses Grow]] with Blixa in the female role, as Music/KylieMinogue (the usual other singer) was unavailable. One time, they went [[http://morgansmusings.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/nick_cave-blixa_bargeld_kiss.jpg further]]
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further]]. Not to mention Blixa's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHiKE2QqRw live cover]] of Peggy Lee's "Johnny Guitar."



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* Pegasus in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' flirts with the other male characters and displays an assortment of stereotypical gay traits. However, he's actually straight and had a wife, and tries to kill the main characters when they uncover this fact.
-->'''Pegasus:''' I'm afraid you all have seen to much. Can't have people thinking I'm straight.

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* Pegasus in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' flirts with the other male characters and displays an assortment of stereotypical gay traits. However, he's actually straight and had a wife, and tries to kill the main characters when they uncover this fact.
-->'''Pegasus:''' I'm afraid you all have seen to much. Can't have people thinking I'm straight.
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{King of the Hill}}'', Bill pretends to be gay to get a job at a trendy hair salon, due to their prejudices that straight men can't be good hairstylists. A prejudice that it turns out their customers share. A very attractive female customer expresses her attraction to Bill, saying that it's such a shame he's gay because she would be willing to do all kinds of nasty things with him if he wasn't. He can't resist telling her he's not actually gay, at which point she becomes disgusted that she let a straight man style her hair and outs him to the whole salon, getting him fired.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Meg tries to be a lesbian so she can be part of her school's Lesbian Alliance Club and finally have friends. Stewie and Brian pretend to be gay in a later episode, a failed attempt to be discharged from the army.
** Brian might have been faux yay, but Stewie was clearly enjoying it a little too much to qualify. That wasn't even the second time in the show Stewie hatched a plan that involved making out with Brian.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{King of the Hill}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Bill pretends to be gay to get a job at a trendy hair salon, due to their prejudices that straight men can't be good hairstylists. A prejudice that it turns out their customers share. A very attractive female customer expresses her attraction to Bill, saying that it's such a shame he's gay because she would be willing to do all kinds of nasty things with him if he wasn't. He can't resist telling her he's not actually gay, at which point she becomes disgusted that she let a straight man style her hair and outs him to the whole salon, getting him fired.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Meg tries to be a lesbian so she can be part of her school's Lesbian Alliance Club and finally have friends. Stewie and Brian pretend to be gay in a later episode, a failed attempt to be discharged from the army.
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army. Brian might have been faux yay, but Stewie was clearly enjoying it a little too much to qualify. That wasn't even the second time in the show Stewie hatched a plan that involved making out with Brian.



-->'''Moe:''' (after kissing Smithers) Like frisbee golf, I'm glad I tried it once.

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-->'''Moe:''' (after ''[after kissing Smithers) Smithers]'' Like frisbee golf, I'm glad I tried it once.
7th Jul '16 10:12:19 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Pegasus in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' flirts with the other male characters and displays an assortment of stereotypical gay traits. However, he's actually straight and had a wife, and tries to kill the main characters when they uncover this fact.
-->'''Pegasus:''' I'm afraid you all have seen to much. Can't have people thinking I'm straight.
* The Onion [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bar_skanks_announce_plans_to_kiss satirizes the faux Les Yay]].
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and affiliates: The recent rise in HoYay might be due to this, or just [[ShippingGoggles the slashfans getting more adept at spotting it]].
* Ethan and Simon of the Creator/UltimateSidemen sometimes pair up to bring the power of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Emon]], which has worked out in some sessions in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' and ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit''. The other members also occasionally play this up with one another to a lesser extent (possibly greater with [[Creator/{{KSI}} JJ]]).
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* Pegasus in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' flirts with the other male characters and displays an assortment of stereotypical gay traits. However, he's actually straight and had a wife, and tries to kill the main characters when they uncover this fact.
-->'''Pegasus:''' I'm afraid you all have seen to much. Can't have people thinking I'm straight.
* The Onion [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bar_skanks_announce_plans_to_kiss satirizes the faux Les Yay]].
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and affiliates: The recent rise in HoYay might be due to this, or just [[ShippingGoggles the slashfans getting more adept at spotting it]].
* Ethan and Simon of the Creator/UltimateSidemen sometimes pair up to bring the power of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Emon]], which has worked out in some sessions in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' and ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit''. The other members also occasionally play this up with one another to a lesser extent (possibly greater with [[Creator/{{KSI}} JJ]]).
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25th May '16 7:53:07 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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** It didn't fully go away, the character basically "just acted that way," including outright trying to kiss male competitors mid-match and such. Especially in his later "unstable" phase where he came out in varying costumes as ___Dust, half the time it was something along the lines of semi-cross-dressing [[MarilynManson MansonDust]]. After his time in the spotlight faded and he was in and out (pun not intended) of the company, the character has boiled down to "Dustin Runnels in gold-and-black facepaint".

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** It didn't fully go away, the character basically "just acted that way," including outright trying to kiss male competitors mid-match and such. Especially in his later "unstable" phase where he came out in varying costumes as ___Dust, half the time it was something along the lines of semi-cross-dressing [[MarilynManson [[Music/MarilynManson MansonDust]]. After his time in the spotlight faded and he was in and out (pun not intended) of the company, the character has boiled down to "Dustin Runnels in gold-and-black facepaint".
11th May '16 6:50:41 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe partners with Wayland Smithers to turn Moe's into a gay bar. Moe's new patrons assume he's gay and he doesn't [[IncrediblyLamePun set them straight]] for fear of losing them as customers. Moe even starts to [[BecomingTheMask become the mask]] because of all the acceptance and adoration of said patrons, but [[StatusQuoIsGod all is back to normal]] by the end of the episode.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Moe partners with Wayland Smithers to turn Moe's into a gay bar. Moe's new patrons assume he's gay and he doesn't [[IncrediblyLamePun set them straight]] for fear of losing them as customers. Moe even starts to [[BecomingTheMask become the mask]] because of all the acceptance and adoration of said patrons, but [[StatusQuoIsGod all is back to normal]] by the end of the episode.
4th May '16 9:15:58 PM nombretomado
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** ChristinaAguilera was there and got a kiss from Madonna too. But no one remembers that.

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** ChristinaAguilera Music/ChristinaAguilera was there and got a kiss from Madonna too. But no one remembers that.



* Possibly DavidBowie; over time, he has gone back and forth over what his sexual orientation is. That said some of his characters, most notably Ziggy Stardust, ''were'' definitely gay or bisexual.

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* Possibly DavidBowie; Music/DavidBowie; over time, he has gone back and forth over what his sexual orientation is. That said some of his characters, most notably Ziggy Stardust, ''were'' definitely gay or bisexual.



* Bands engaging in Stage Gay at various times include: Music/PanicAtTheDisco, Music/MyChemicalRomance ([[http://pic37.flodeo.com/photos/37/AE/AJ/CheMiiCaLeRaWaYiieRo/10017598-11875808.jpg 1]], [[http://www.so-bad.net/lj/mcrp/45.gif 2]])(the gayest members of which have all now married hot women, go figure), [[http://www.freewebs.com/emo_guys_kissing/bertquinn.jpg The Used]]...
** In recent years, pretty much every male-fronted band without a macho or wholesome image to keep up will do this. Thank DavidBowie.
** A recent instance is [[http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/LambyToes/?action=view¤t=peteffwardtogodownonbden.gif this]] from the A & K Acoustic event involving Music/FallOutBoy frontman Pete Wentz and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie.

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* Bands engaging in Stage Gay at various times include: Music/PanicAtTheDisco, Music/MyChemicalRomance ([[http://pic37.flodeo.com/photos/37/AE/AJ/CheMiiCaLeRaWaYiieRo/10017598-11875808.jpg 1]], [[http://www.so-bad.net/lj/mcrp/45.gif 2]])(the gayest members of which have all now married hot women, go figure), [[http://www.freewebs.com/emo_guys_kissing/bertquinn.jpg The Used]]...
** In recent years,
Used]]...It became de rigeur for pretty much every male-fronted band without a macho or wholesome image to keep up will do this. Thank DavidBowie.
** A recent instance is [[http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/LambyToes/?action=view¤t=peteffwardtogodownonbden.gif this]] from the A & K Acoustic event involving Music/FallOutBoy frontman Pete Wentz and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie.
Music/DavidBowie.



* JimiHendrix, aware that many people [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard]] the "Purple Haze" lyric "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" as "...kiss this guy," would playfully point at Experience bandmate Noel Redding when performing the song live. On at least two occasions he even mimed kissing him.

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* JimiHendrix, Music/JimiHendrix, aware that many people [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard]] the "Purple Haze" lyric "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" as "...kiss this guy," would playfully point at Experience bandmate Noel Redding when performing the song live. On at least two occasions he even mimed kissing him.
10th Apr '16 11:17:11 PM aye_amber
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* Oshare band AnCafe are fond of Stage gay, especially the original members (Bou and Miku particularly).

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* Oshare band AnCafe Music/AnCafe are fond of Stage gay, especially the original members (Bou and Miku particularly).
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