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22nd Sep '16 9:45:09 PM nombretomado
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* Jacky and Higgins in ''[[BloodyJack The Wake of the Lorelei Lee]]''.

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* Jacky and Higgins in ''[[BloodyJack ''[[Literature/BloodyJack The Wake of the Lorelei Lee]]''.
11th Aug '16 9:41:27 PM PaulA
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* Terrence Cee from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' at least acknowledges the possibility when he voluntarily exiles himself to the titular [[NoWomansLand planet of men]]

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* Terrence Cee from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'' at least acknowledges the possibility when he voluntarily exiles himself to the titular [[NoWomansLand planet of men]]men]].
10th May '16 10:59:44 PM PaulA
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* ''[[TowerAndTheHive Talents]]'' series by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey:
** Laria. Sure, living on an alien planet and the dating pickins are slim, but is it really fair to tell a young, gorgeous girl that she'll have to settle for her gay pal and boink the local [[TheCasanova Casanova]] when she wants a shag?
** Inverted - the inevitable boinking happens anyway, and he [[SitchSexuality settles for straight]]. Or as [=McCaffrey=] rather oddly puts it, "turns" straight, impling NoBisexuals.

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* ''[[TowerAndTheHive Talents]]'' In the ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey:
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Creator/AnneMcCaffrey, Laria. Sure, living on an alien planet and the dating pickins are slim, but is it really fair to tell a young, gorgeous girl that she'll have to settle for her gay pal and boink the local [[TheCasanova Casanova]] when she wants a shag?
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shag? Inverted - the inevitable boinking happens anyway, and he [[SitchSexuality settles for straight]]. Or as [=McCaffrey=] rather oddly puts it, "turns" straight, impling NoBisexuals.
28th Mar '16 10:14:38 PM JoeMerl
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* XMenWorstXManEver [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] an {{Inversion}}[=/=]GenderFlip of this trope: as the straight, male protagonist laments his lack of luck with girls, he quips that he should just settle on going to the prom with his gay best friend.
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28th Mar '16 1:12:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* The movie of ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' implies very strongly that Blanche's former husband was a closeted homosexual. It was flat-out stated in the play.
* At the end of ''BendItLikeBeckham'', Jess's friend Tony tries to do this. He doesn't want to tell his parents he's gay, and she wants to go to university in California to take advantage of a football scholarship, so he surprises her by lying to their families that they want to get engaged, on the condition that before they get married Jess should go to university anywhere she wants. Jess chooses instead to tell her parents she wants to go play football.

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* The movie of ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' implies very strongly that Blanche's former husband was a closeted homosexual. It was flat-out stated in the play.
* At the end of ''BendItLikeBeckham'', ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'', Jess's friend Tony tries to do this. He doesn't want to tell his parents he's gay, and she wants to go to university in California to take advantage of a football scholarship, so he surprises her by lying to their families that they want to get engaged, on the condition that before they get married Jess should go to university anywhere she wants. Jess chooses instead to tell her parents she wants to go play football.



* Terrence Cee from LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' at least acknowledges the possibility when he voluntarily exiles himself to the titular [[NoWomansLand planet of men]]

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* Terrence Cee from LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' at least acknowledges the possibility when he voluntarily exiles himself to the titular [[NoWomansLand planet of men]]



* A female friend of Tommy's suggests this in MarionZimmerBradley's ''The Catch Trap'' because she wants to concentrate on her career but would like to have a husband who won't interfere with her lifestyle. Tommy is still holding out hope that someday he can openly be with his true love, Mario.

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* A female friend of Tommy's suggests this in MarionZimmerBradley's Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''The Catch Trap'' because she wants to concentrate on her career but would like to have a husband who won't interfere with her lifestyle. Tommy is still holding out hope that someday he can openly be with his true love, Mario.



* In the Showtime series ''{{United States of Tara}}'', Marshall gets a girlfriend since he's still trying to figure out his sexuality. When he realizes he has no attraction to her, he tries to break it off, and she tries to invoke this trope arguing that ignoring the whole sex issue, they get along quite well... It doesn't end well.
* On ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', this trope is zig zagged. Carmen has no trouble getting guys, but her parents don't approve of the guy she's with. So she dates all around good guy Noah. George and Benny later find out he's gay and Carmen's using him as a cover (and he's using her as TheBeard).

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* In the Showtime series ''{{United ''Series/{{United States of Tara}}'', Marshall gets a girlfriend since he's still trying to figure out his sexuality. When he realizes he has no attraction to her, he tries to break it off, and she tries to invoke this trope arguing that ignoring the whole sex issue, they get along quite well... It doesn't end well.
* On ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', this trope is zig zagged. Carmen has no trouble getting guys, but her parents don't approve of the guy she's with. So she dates all around good guy Noah. George and Benny later find out he's gay and Carmen's using him as a cover (and he's using her as TheBeard).
4th Jan '16 8:57:52 PM InsanityPrelude
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* Jiramondi and [[spoiler:Melissande]] agree to this at the end of Sharon Shinn's ''[[Literature/ElementalBlessings Jeweled Fire]]''. They're well aware that they'll be seeing other people, but the marriage is convenient for both of them: he benefits from moving to a country more accepting of homosexuality, and she from a layer of respectability.
21st Aug '15 7:33:30 AM Nohbody
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* Some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-orientation_marriage mixed-orientation marriages.]]
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8th Aug '15 2:32:14 PM ListMountain
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* ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Homosexuality is not off limits.
6th Aug '15 2:50:56 PM azul120
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* At the end of ''{{Bend It Like Beckham}}'', Jess's friend Tony tries to do this. He doesn't want to tell his parents he's gay, and she wants to go to university in California to take advantage of a football scholarship, so he surprises her by lying to their families that they want to get engaged, on the condition that before they get married Jess should go to university anywhere she wants. Jess chooses instead to tell her parents she wants to go play football.

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* At the end of ''{{Bend It Like Beckham}}'', ''BendItLikeBeckham'', Jess's friend Tony tries to do this. He doesn't want to tell his parents he's gay, and she wants to go to university in California to take advantage of a football scholarship, so he surprises her by lying to their families that they want to get engaged, on the condition that before they get married Jess should go to university anywhere she wants. Jess chooses instead to tell her parents she wants to go play football.



* ''Beginners'': Turns out Oliver's mother knew that Hal was gay all along and actually proposed to ''him'', thinking that she could [[CureYourGays fix him.]] It doesn't work.

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* ''Beginners'': Turns out Oliver's mother knew that Hal was gay all along and actually proposed to ''him'', thinking that she could [[CureYourGays fix him.]] him]]. It doesn't work.
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* Branwen's parents from ''SomethingPositive'' were like this. Her dad did have a boyfriend, but her mom just wanted a family without having to be "bugged for sex all the time."

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* Branwen's parents from ''SomethingPositive'' were like this. Her dad did have a boyfriend, but her mom just wanted a family without having to be "bugged for sex all the time."
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* The Website/CollegeHumor sketch ''[[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6846855/gay-men-will-marry-your-girlfriends Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends]]'' has an assortment of gay men cheerily listing [[AllTheGoodMenAreGay their advantages]] as husband material while explicitly threatening to {{Invoke|dTrope}} and {{Exploit|edTrope}} this trope if the straight male viewing audience refuses to support gay marriage. They go so far as to debunk the idea the marriage would be sexless

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* The Website/CollegeHumor sketch ''[[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6846855/gay-men-will-marry-your-girlfriends Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends]]'' has an assortment of gay men cheerily listing [[AllTheGoodMenAreGay their advantages]] as husband material while explicitly threatening to {{Invoke|dTrope}} {{invoke|dTrope}} and {{Exploit|edTrope}} {{exploit|edTrope}} this trope if the straight male viewing audience refuses to support gay marriage. They go so far as to debunk the idea the marriage would be sexless






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* Some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-orientation_marriage mixed-orientation marriages.]]

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* Some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-orientation_marriage mixed-orientation marriages.]]A recurring gag at the expense of [[ButtMonkey Meg]] from WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy.


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23rd Jun '14 6:43:32 AM Xplayer1
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* In Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic ''Fanfic/IfThemsTheRules, [[OCStandIn Melania]] married [[DepravedHomosexual Arcturus Black]] for prestige and after they [[CureYourGays fixed him with potions.]] Melania is furious that Arcturus never tried to be heterosexual and that they never had sex except only to conceive their two children. Arcturus ends up poisoning her so he could be free to woo Harry.

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* In Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic ''Fanfic/IfThemsTheRules, ''Fanfic/IfThemsTheRules'', [[OCStandIn Melania]] married [[DepravedHomosexual Arcturus Black]] for prestige and after they [[CureYourGays fixed him with potions.]] Melania is furious that Arcturus never tried to be heterosexual and that they never had sex except only to conceive their two children. Arcturus ends up poisoning her so he could be free to woo Harry.
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