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* Comedian Rip Taylor, who was married to Las Vegas showgirl [[ABoyNamedSue Rusty Rowe]] and later divorced, appeared in Washington D.C.'s Capital Pride parade as the Grand Marshal. When referred to as openly gay, Rip sent "Ask the Flying Monkey" host Brent Hartinger an e-mail stating: "You donít know me to summarize that I am openly gay. I donít know that youíre not an openly heroin user. You see how that works? Think before you write."

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* Comedian Rip Taylor, who was married to Las Vegas showgirl [[ABoyNamedSue [[GenderBlenderName Rusty Rowe]] and later divorced, appeared in Washington D.C.'s Capital Pride parade as the Grand Marshal. When referred to as openly gay, Rip sent "Ask the Flying Monkey" host Brent Hartinger an e-mail stating: "You donít know me to summarize that I am openly gay. I donít know that youíre not an openly heroin user. You see how that works? Think before you write."


* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' has an episode where Bob's Thanksgiving turkey keeps mysteriously being sabotaged by someone in the family, forcing him to keep going back to the butcher to buy a new one. This leads the butcher to believe that Bob keeps coming back to flirt with him, at first offering to set him up with a friend but he eventually gets worn down by Bob and offers to go on a date or sleep with him. Bob actually briefly considers his proposition before awkwardly leaving with his turkey.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' has an episode where ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': In "Turkey in a Can", Bob's Thanksgiving turkey keeps mysteriously being sabotaged by someone in the family, forcing him to keep going back to the butcher to buy a new one. This leads the butcher to believe that Bob keeps coming back to flirt with him, at first offering to set him up with a friend but he eventually gets worn down by Bob and offers to go on a date or sleep with him. Bob actually briefly considers his proposition before awkwardly leaving with his turkey.


* The Bollywood movie ''Kal Ho Na Ho'' has this going on between the two male protagonists, played for laughs. First they get totally wasted and pass out in bed together; totally innocent but when the Indian maid walks in she is horrified. Then later she finds them yelling at each other in what looks like a lover's quarrel. Things like this continue to happen, freaking her out more and more. Finally when the man she is actually a maid to gets married to a woman, she is so happy that she actually hits/shoves the obviously gay interior decorator when he gets too close to the groom.

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* The Bollywood UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} movie ''Kal Ho Na Ho'' has this going on between the two male protagonists, played for laughs. First they get totally wasted and pass out in bed together; totally innocent but when the Indian maid walks in she is horrified. Then later she finds them yelling at each other in what looks like a lover's quarrel. Things like this continue to happen, freaking her out more and more. Finally when the man she is actually a maid to gets married to a woman, she is so happy that she actually hits/shoves the obviously gay interior decorator when he gets too close to the groom.


* In ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' [[TheCaligula Pagan Min]] mentions that people often make this mistake about him, since he is very flamboyant and wears a [[RealMenWearPink bright pink paisley suit]] (described in-game as making him look like a "metrosexual pimp") but is by all indications straight, having only ever loved [[SingleTargetSexuality one woman]]. Apparently he chose the style to honor [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his British mother]] and annoy his [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad crime lord]] father. He personally has no problems with homosexuality and apparently [[EqualOpportunityEvil accept them in his Royal Army]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' [[TheCaligula Pagan Min]] mentions that people often make this mistake about him, since he is very flamboyant and wears a [[RealMenWearPink bright pink paisley suit]] (described in-game as making him look like a "metrosexual pimp") but is by all indications straight, having only ever loved [[SingleTargetSexuality one woman]]. Apparently he chose the style to honor [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his British mother]] and annoy his [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad crime lord]] father. He personally has no problems with homosexuality and apparently [[EqualOpportunityEvil accept accepts them in his Royal Army]].



* [[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]]. On the one hand, WordOfGod may never have been ignored so much. On the other hand, all those TalkingInBed sketches only hurt their case. The Sesame Workshop's official line has for years been "They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets. They don't exist below the waist."

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* [[Series/SesameStreet Bert and Ernie]]. On the one hand, WordOfGod may never have been ignored so much. On the other hand, all those TalkingInBed sketches only hurt their case. The Sesame Workshop's Creator/SesameWorkshop's official line has for years been "They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets. They don't exist below the waist."


* Due to some misunderstandings in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5985329/1/I-Still-Say-it-Looks-like-a-Nail I still Say it Looks like a Nail]]'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] thinks his uncle [[Franchise/StargateVerse Jack O'Neil]] is gay when he brings up military regulations preventing a relationship with someone named Sam. Later when Xander meets SG1, he thinks "Sam" and "Danny" are short for "Samuel" and "Danielle" rather than Samantha and Daniel, leading to further misunderstandings.

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* Due to some misunderstandings in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5985329/1/I-Still-Say-it-Looks-like-a-Nail I still Say it Looks like a Nail]]'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] thinks his uncle [[Franchise/StargateVerse Jack O'Neil]] is gay when he brings up military regulations preventing a relationship with someone named Sam. Later when Xander meets SG1, SG-1, he thinks "Sam" and "Danny" are short for "Samuel" and "Danielle" rather than Samantha and Daniel, leading to further misunderstandings.

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* ''Fanfic/BequeathedFromPaleEstates'': In spite of poor Robb's flailing and wailing about his heterosexuality, their Dornish guests firmly believe his best friend Theon is actually his paramour -- which is not helped by [[TheGadfly said friend gleefully encouraging the misassumption]]. And his new goodbrother actually knows Robb has no interest in the male form, but he blushes so prettily...


* Jonathan Davis, lead singer of the rock band {{Music/Korn}} had this problem early in the band's career, because of his flamboyant way of dressing during concerts, including wearing dresses. The band even had fun with this belief by making a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OV-3Tgr3lc troll conspiracy video]]. However, Johnathan is married with children, and he had a reputation with female groupies beforehand. Clearly, this has been a problem for him going as far back as highschool, if the song "Fagat" is any indication. "I'm just a pretty boy. I'm not supposed to fuck a girl."

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* Jonathan Davis, lead singer of the rock band {{Music/Korn}} had this problem early in the band's career, because of his flamboyant way of dressing during concerts, including wearing dresses. The band even had fun with this belief by making a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OV-3Tgr3lc troll conspiracy video]]. However, Johnathan is married with children, and he had a reputation with female groupies beforehand. Clearly, this has been a problem for him going as far back as highschool, if the song "Fagat" "Faget" is any indication. "I'm just a pretty boy. I'm not supposed to fuck a girl."


* {{Inverted|Trope}} in [[http://notalwaysright.com/definitely-not-right/999 at least one]] Website/NotAlwaysRight story. (With a bit of YouFailLogicForever to sweeten the deal.)

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in [[http://notalwaysright.com/definitely-not-right/999 at least one]] Website/NotAlwaysRight story. (With a bit of YouFailLogicForever LogicalFallacies to sweeten the deal.)

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* In the graphic novel ''ComicBook/BikiniCowboy'', Rod [=McCloud=] observes that Whisky Jill is affectionate towards her Native American friend Tonta and asks if they are lesbians. Whisky Jill and Tonta are disgusted by the idea that they'd love each other in that way.


* The relationship between Nico and Karolina in ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' was complicated by Karolina's [[IncompatibleOrientation crush on Nico]]. When Nico swore off men [[spoiler: after learning that her boyfriend Alex Wilder was TheMole who had betrayed them]] Karolina believed that Nico had decided to "switch" and subsequently attempted to kiss her and was gently rebuffed. The resulting conversation is extraordinarily awkward as Karolina wonders if the problem is that she is going "too fast," whereas Nico [[ObliviousToLove had never realized that Karolina was in love with her in the first place]]. The ShipTease between the two characters would be a regular occurrence through the remainder of the series' run, and it was eventually revealed that Nico and Karolina ''did'' eventually kiss, though the kiss was never seen in the comic or described in detail.

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* The relationship between Nico and Karolina in ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' was complicated by Karolina's [[IncompatibleOrientation crush on Nico]]. When Nico swore off men [[spoiler: after learning that her boyfriend Alex Wilder was TheMole who had betrayed them]] Karolina believed that Nico had decided to "switch" and subsequently attempted to kiss her and was gently rebuffed. The resulting conversation is extraordinarily awkward as Karolina wonders if the problem is that she is going "too fast," whereas Nico [[ObliviousToLove had never realized that Karolina was in love with her in the first place]]. The ShipTease between the two characters would be a regular occurrence through the remainder of the original series' run, and it was they eventually revealed that Nico and Karolina ''did'' eventually kiss, though got together in [[ComicBook/RainbowRowellsRunaways the kiss was never seen in the comic or described in detail.revived series.]]


** In "Lisa's Date With Destiny", Lisa asks Milhouse to pass Nelson her note due to being too nervous to ask him out. During class, Milhouse discreetly passes the note on to Nelson, which reads, "Somebody likes you". Nelson turns back and sees Milhouse waving to him from the back row. Cue off-screen beating and Milhouse being carried to the ambulance via stretcher.

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** In "Lisa's Date With Destiny", Lisa asks Milhouse to pass Nelson her note due to being too nervous to ask him out. During class, Milhouse discreetly passes the note on to Nelson, which reads, "Somebody "Guess who likes you". Nelson turns back and sees Milhouse waving to him from the back row. Cue off-screen beating and Milhouse being carried to the ambulance via stretcher.

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** In "Lisa's Date With Destiny", Lisa asks Milhouse to pass Nelson her note due to being too nervous to ask him out. During class, Milhouse discreetly passes the note on to Nelson, which reads, "Somebody likes you". Nelson turns back and sees Milhouse waving to him from the back row. Cue off-screen beating and Milhouse being carried to the ambulance via stretcher.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: A Wizard, A Sorceress and Meriem'', Zordu and Teegan refer to Carrie as Meriem's 'consort'. Leads to this exchange:
-->'''Zordu:''' Do not worry. Your consort will be well cared for.\\
'''Meriem:''' What's a consort?\\
'''Zordu:''' Your lover, of course.\\
'''Carrie:''' No way! We're both strictly dickly.\\
'''Teegan:''' Are you sure?

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* ''Fanfic/CeladonsNewBlossom'' contains a variant. In it, Ash becomes Erika's student but must be DisguisedInDrag. The Pokémon League ends up sending someone to see why Ash changed his ID from male to female. They've come to conclusion that Ash has come out as a {{trans|gender}} girl. Ash is cisgender but he doesn't deny this. Erika and Ash go with it and make up a cover story about how Ash realized he was transgender after starting his journey, so he came to Erika to learn how to become more ladylike. Ash acknowledges that this lie will lead to trouble when he goes back to Ash, but he decides he'll focus on the present for now.

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