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Affair With a Straight Man

How Things Like This End (Part 5)

Grant Broward | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

One morning I awake to a friend's text message: "You're going to flip shit when you check your newsfeed." I immediately know what to expect, and my suspicions are instantly confirmed. I always knew this day would come. Matt and Liz are engaged.

How Things Like This Happen: A Study In Character

Grant Broward | Posted 05.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

As the semester came to a close and a month passed after Matt's disclosure in the bar, there was an end-of-year party we all attended. Knowing Matt would be there, I braced myself for the run-in, knowing exactly what I needed to get off my chest.

How Things Like This Happen: Societal Indictment

Grant Broward | Posted 05.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

Although Matt and Liz were not married, it was clear that they were on that path. But here he was, in this bar, drunkenly shouting at me, "I fucking love you." Wreck a home, or take the high road? Was this home inevitably doomed, regardless of my decision?

How Things Like This Happen: A Betrayal

Grant Broward | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

Matt seemed to want to pretend that we were cordial friends, likely to save face. It seemed that he wanted to forget that the summer had ever happened. Although I felt over the experience, I was certain that he was hiding his true sexuality.

How I Found Myself Starting A Secret Gay Affair With My Female Friend's Boyfriend

Grant Broward | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

The first time Matt and I hung out alone was at his suggestion. A week in advance, he made a rather unexpected request to hang out with me without Liz and my roommate Mia around. I was bewildered. What was this kid after? Maybe I'd find out that night.