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* Some people interpret the ending of ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'' as this, though others will say this is absurd.

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* Lee in ''Lily White'' by Susan Isaacs.

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* Jacky and Higgins in ''[[Literature/BloodyJack The Wake of the Lorelei Lee]]''.

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* On ''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).

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* On In ''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).



* ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Homosexuality is not off limits.

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* A recurring gag at the expense of [[ButtMonkey Meg]] from WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy.
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Compare LastHetRomance, FallbackMarriagePact.

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Compare LastHetRomance, TheBeard, FallbackMarriagePact.

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* Some people interpret the ending of ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'' as this, though others will say this is absurd.


* 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'' ''Webcomic/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".


* The classic VisualNovel [[{{Hentai}} H-Game]] ''True Love'' has your gay best friend confess his feelings for you if you don't manage to hook up with one of the girls.

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* The classic VisualNovel [[{{Hentai}} H-Game]] ''True Love'' ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'' has your gay best friend the BromanticFoil confess his feelings for you the PlayerCharacter if you don't the player themself doesn't manage to hook him up with one of the girls.girls. [[spoiler: One of the girls is actually his little sister]]


* Terrence Cee from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'' 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/EthanOfAthos'' at least acknowledges the possibility when he voluntarily exiles himself to the titular [[NoWomansLand planet of men]]. Note that he's heartbroken over the loss of his heterosexual lover and Ethan is the only other person who's ever offered him unconditional acceptance.


* 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]]''.


* 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]].


* ''[[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.

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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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* 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).

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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.



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* Some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-orientation_marriage mixed-orientation marriages.]]
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* ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Homosexuality is not off limits.

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