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18th May '17 7:42:25 AM Anddrix
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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Franchise/ArrowVerse. On Arrow, Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On Legends of Tomorrow except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women.

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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Franchise/ArrowVerse.Series/ArrowVerse. On Arrow, Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On Legends of Tomorrow except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women.
3rd May '17 2:40:03 PM Golondrina
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** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist bing gay was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.

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** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist bing being gay was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.
3rd May '17 2:19:27 PM Golondrina
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This trope is, of course, not Truth in Television in the sense that bisexuals exist. It ''is'' TruthInTelevision in the sense that bisexuals have often been faced with disbelief from hetero- and homosexuals alike on the grounds they "have to be" one or the other. In RealLife, this phenomenon is occasionally called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual Erasure]].

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This trope is, of course, not Truth in Television in the sense that bisexuals exist. It ''is'' TruthInTelevision in the sense that bisexuals have often been faced with disbelief from hetero- straight and homosexuals gay people alike on the grounds they "have to be" one or the other. In RealLife, this phenomenon is occasionally called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual Erasure]].



* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' plays with the culture clash of sexuality mores: the BigBad tries to mess up the Vorkosigans' marriage by revealing Lord Vorkosigan's bisexuality. On Barrayar, that's a taboo (as is pure homosexuality). Lady Vorkosigan, being from a planet where the only rules about sex are "it has to be consensual" and "having kids requires governmental approval", absently responds, "Was bisexual. Now monogamous," and has to see the other's reaction to realize this was an attempt to blow up the marriage. In a later book, Lady Vorkosigan explains that her husband is bisexual, leaning toward soldiers; her own military background lets him have his cake and eat it too. (Brings more meaning to all the times he calls her "my Captain.")

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'' plays with the culture clash of sexuality mores: the BigBad tries to mess up the Vorkosigans' marriage by revealing Lord Vorkosigan's bisexuality. On Barrayar, that's a taboo (as is pure homosexuality).(just like gayness). Lady Vorkosigan, being from a planet where the only rules about sex are "it has to be consensual" and "having kids requires governmental approval", absently responds, "Was bisexual. Now monogamous," and has to see the other's reaction to realize this was an attempt to blow up the marriage. In a later book, Lady Vorkosigan explains that her husband is bisexual, leaning toward soldiers; her own military background lets him have his cake and eat it too. (Brings more meaning to all the times he calls her "my Captain.")



** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist his homosexuality was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.

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** Bree's son Andrew, who had been openly gay for many years, returned to Bree's house having gotten engaged to a young woman. Bree is flabbergasted and quickly suspects (correctly) he is marrying the woman for her money. Again at no point is the idea that Andrew might be bi even raised as a possibility--Andrew himself even tries to insist his homosexuality bing gay was a phase. Which is strange, because he alludes at being bisexual right after coming out ("I love vanilla ice cream, but once in a while I will be in mood for chocolate). Everyone, including himself, continues using the term gay for the next few seasons, though.



*** One of the three series' creators, Ryan Murphy, was [[WordOfGod reported to have apparently stated]] that the decision to make Blaine gay instead of bisexual was because "the [homosexual] kids need to know he's one of them." So, bisexual viewers don't need representation too?

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*** One of the three series' creators, Ryan Murphy, was [[WordOfGod reported to have apparently stated]] that the decision to make Blaine gay instead of bisexual was because "the [homosexual] [gay] kids need to know he's one of them." So, bisexual viewers don't need representation too?



* In ''Series/{{Girls}}'', Hannah's ex Elijah Krantz is generally portrayed as "having always been gay" despite his attraction to women in the past. He tries to "prove" he is bisexual, and him not enjoying the sex is seen as objective evidence for his homosexuality, ignoring what he identifies as.

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* In ''Series/{{Girls}}'', Hannah's ex Elijah Krantz is generally portrayed as "having always been gay" despite his attraction to women in the past. He tries to "prove" he is bisexual, and him not enjoying the sex is seen as objective evidence for his homosexuality, him being gay, ignoring what he identifies as.



* Leonardo da Vinci is generally believed to have been, if not flat-out homosexual, at least bisexual. ''Da Vinci's Demons'' portrays him as aggressively heterosexual. His one (off-screen) dalliance with a man is dismissed as "experimentation" and in contrast with his explicit sexual acts with many women, his one kiss with another man is a chaste kiss good-bye.

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* Leonardo da Vinci is generally believed to have been, if not flat-out homosexual, gay, at least bisexual. ''Da Vinci's Demons'' portrays him as aggressively heterosexual. His one (off-screen) dalliance with a man is dismissed as "experimentation" and in contrast with his explicit sexual acts with many women, his one kiss with another man is a chaste kiss good-bye.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry's grandfather (whose apparent no-exceptions homosexuality temporally threatens Fry's existence) turns a calendar page away from this month's sexy woman so he can peek at next month's sexy man. In the [=DVD=] commentary, Matt Groening asks "Exactly who is this calendar for?", a reference to FridgeLogic that's more fridgy if No Bisexuals are assumed. (Of course, the fact that the event takes place in 1947 does make the calendar's existence strange.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry's grandfather (whose apparent no-exceptions homosexuality gayness temporally threatens Fry's existence) turns a calendar page away from this month's sexy woman so he can peek at next month's sexy man. In the [=DVD=] commentary, Matt Groening asks "Exactly who is this calendar for?", a reference to FridgeLogic that's more fridgy if No Bisexuals are assumed. (Of course, the fact that the event takes place in 1947 does make the calendar's existence strange.)
21st Apr '17 11:00:24 AM CJCroen1393
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* Mocked and defied in one of WebVideo/ThomasSanders' vines, which basically summed up the mentality of this trope.
-->'''Guy:''' (''to Thomas and his girlfriend'') So you like her, huh?\\
'''Thomas:''' Yes.\\
'''Guy:''' (''to Thomas and his boyfriend'') So you like ''him'' now?\\
'''Thomas:''' (''irritated'') Yes.\\
'''Guy:''' (''to Thomas while he's alone'') I don't get it. [[FalseDichotomy Who do you like: Girls? Boys?]]\\
'''Thomas:''' (''grabs him by the arms, understandably frustrated'') ''[[BiTheWay YES.]]''
7th Mar '17 7:18:53 AM FF32
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* In the dystopian setting of ''Film/TheLobster'', adults are forcibly paired up through a dating service. When David tries to sign up as a bisexual, he is informed that the option "no longer exists". After a long pause, he decides to sign up as straight.
3rd Mar '17 7:52:33 PM Frindle
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* Zigzagged with Sara Lance in the Franchise/ArrowVerse. On Arrow, Sara and Oliver were lovers, and was on the Queen's Gambit when the ship went down. Sara went on to join the League of Assassins, she became the lover of Nyssa, daughter of Ras Al' Ghul. When Sara returned to Star (then Starling) City, she and Oliver became physical for a time before breaking up for good. On Legends of Tomorrow except for a ShipTease moment with Captain Cold, she's only been with women.
14th Feb '17 2:04:39 AM TrueBlue170
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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', prior to the start of the series, Ross's wife Carol comes out as a lesbian after seven years of marriage to a man - which is perhaps not in itself unusual, particularly in a less than gay-friendly early '90s context (especially since it's later made clear that her parents are at least vaguely homophobic). However, it's clear that she and Ross still enjoyed a sexual relationship together for a while after she got involved with Susan - not only does he explicitly bring up on one occasion how they had "some good times before she became a lesbian...and a few afterwards, as well," but a flashback to exactly one year before the pilot episode reveals that their son Ben must have been conceived at least three months after she admitted to seeing Susan. However, bisexuality is never brought up, and everyone accepts that she's exclusively gay.

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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', prior to the start of the series, Ross's wife Carol comes out as a lesbian after seven years of marriage to a man - which is perhaps not in itself unusual, particularly in a less than gay-friendly early '90s context (especially since it's later made clear that her parents are at least vaguely homophobic).homophobic since they refused to come to her and Susan's wedding). However, it's clear that she and Ross still enjoyed a sexual relationship together for a while after she got involved with Susan - not only does he explicitly bring up on one occasion how they had "some good times before she became a lesbian...and a few afterwards, as well," but a flashback to exactly one year before the pilot episode reveals that their son Ben must have been conceived at least three months after she admitted to seeing Susan. However, bisexuality is never brought up, and everyone accepts that she's exclusively gay.
14th Feb '17 1:59:44 AM TrueBlue170
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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', prior to the start of the series, Ross's wife Carol comes out as a lesbian after seven years of marriage to a man - which is perhaps not in itself unusual, particularly in a less than gay-friendly early '90s context (especially since it's later made clear that her parents are at least vaguely homophobic). However, it's clear that she and Ross still enjoyed a sexual relationship together for a while after she got involved with Susan - not only does he explicitly bring up on one occasion how they had "some good times before she became a lesbian...and a few afterwards, as well," but a flashback to exactly one year before the pilot episode reveals that their son Ben must have been conceived at least three months after she admitted to seeing Susan. However, bisexuality is never brought up, and everyone accepts that she's exclusively gay.
** In one episode Joey refers to Ross as a guy who "married a woman who was nearly a lesbian, and then pushed her over the edge." Granted, it's intended as an insult and it's said by Joey, but Carol being bisexual would make a lot more sense.
** It might be that Carol is portrayed as gay to make her more sympathetic. An openly bisexual woman cheating on her husband, whether with a woman or man, and eventually leaving him for her new lover just wouldn't be as likeable (and may have a few UnfortunateImplications) as a repressed lesbian who's dealing with her sexual awakening and the breakdown of her marriage in the best way she can.
** Also, Phoebe is shown to be attracted to women on occasion, and seems to be seriously considering asking out Ross and Monica's ridiculously beautiful cousin Cassie (although it could be argued that this is more a case of Even the Girls Want Her / If Its You Its OK). She is, however, openly admiring of attractive women on a number of occasions. Despite this, she's only ever shown dating men.
18th Dec '16 4:38:20 PM oforiousmic
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** Archer subverts this to near the point of EveryoneIsBi. Pam is blatantly open about her equal attraction to both genders, Cheryl/Carol cares more about her [[EroticAsphyxiation choking kink]] than the gender of the person choking her, Archer has admitted to gay fantasies about [[IfIsYouItsOK Joe Frasier]] (not to mention [[LastRequest kissing]] Ramon), [[PitySex Lana]] and [[WhatDidIDoLastNight Malory]] have both slept with Pam, and Krieger is...[[AnythingThatMoves Krieger]]. Cyril may be the only heterosexual member of the main cast.

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** Archer subverts this to near the point of EveryoneIsBi. Pam is blatantly open about her equal attraction to both genders, Cheryl/Carol cares more about her [[EroticAsphyxiation choking kink]] than the gender of the person choking her, Archer has admitted to gay fantasies about [[IfIsYouItsOK [[IfItsYouItsOK Joe Frasier]] (not to mention [[LastRequest kissing]] Ramon), [[PitySex Lana]] and [[WhatDidIDoLastNight Malory]] have both slept with Pam, and Krieger is...[[AnythingThatMoves Krieger]]. Cyril may be the only heterosexual member of the main cast.
18th Dec '16 4:37:50 PM oforiousmic
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** Archer subverts this to near the point of EveryoneIsBi. Pam is blatantly open about her equal attraction to both genders, Cheryl/Carol cares more about her choking kink than the gender of the person choking her, Archer has admitted to gay fantasies about Joe Frasier (not to mention kissing Ramon), Lana and Malory have both slept with Pam, and Krieger is...Krieger. Cyril may be the only heterosexual member of the main cast.

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** Archer subverts this to near the point of EveryoneIsBi. Pam is blatantly open about her equal attraction to both genders, Cheryl/Carol cares more about her [[EroticAsphyxiation choking kink kink]] than the gender of the person choking her, Archer has admitted to gay fantasies about [[IfIsYouItsOK Joe Frasier Frasier]] (not to mention kissing [[LastRequest kissing]] Ramon), Lana [[PitySex Lana]] and Malory [[WhatDidIDoLastNight Malory]] have both slept with Pam, and Krieger is...Krieger.[[AnythingThatMoves Krieger]]. Cyril may be the only heterosexual member of the main cast.
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