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8 Things Straight People Get Wrong About Gay Men

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Jeremy Helligar

Just because someone's heart is in the right place, doesn't mean his or her foot will be, too. Here are eight common straights-on-gays misconceptions that can lead to inserting it directly into one's mouth, which must be as awkward and uncomfortable for them as the gaffes are for us.

What NOT to Do When Someone Comes Out to You

Alexander Hardy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Alexander Hardy

Don't discuss "your gays" like nail polish or Tamagotchis. Don't "collect" gay friends, though they may add mounds of platonic goodness to that drab life of yours. Gay friends are not your personal magical, well-dressed accessories.

Mommy, I Need a Gay Friend

Amy Arndt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Amy Arndt

The fact my friend wasn't interested in girls really wasn't what it was about anyway. It was about a friendship that gave me confidence and helped me through really difficult and awkward times. It was a friendship that I will forever cherish.

The Surprising Way I Felt When My Best Friend Came Out To Me

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.17.2013 | Home
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I couldn't help feeling that Maggie had betrayed me. That our friendship, if not a lie, had somehow not been entirely true. That our trust was breached

From 'No Homo' to 'Yeah, Bro': How Gen-Y Became So Cool With 'the Whole Gay Thing'

Jonathan D. Lovitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Jonathan D. Lovitz

You know you know gay people. You realize by now that they're all around. You've been on baseball teams and in locker rooms and rushed frats together. We, as the impossible to define bunch known as Gen-Y, have become increasingly cool with our gay brothers and friends.

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Gay Teen 'Mo-Mance' Gears Up For Film Festival Debut | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

If director Darren Stein and actor Paul Iacono have their way, their new movie “G.B.F.” will usher in a more subversive film genre in the vein of ...

If A Gay Boy Marries A Straight Girl, Can He Still Be Considered Gay?

Zach Stafford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Zach Stafford

In a recent Cosmopolitan article, "I Am Marrying My Gay Best Friend," we read the sweet, confusing and, for me, occasionally nauseating story of a girl falling in love with her gay best friend, whom she is now engaged to.

The 5 Laws of Gay Friendship

Kareem McJagger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Kareem McJagger

While they aren't universal or all encompassing, these laws will touch upon the important points for the general gay male population.

How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Sexuality is a big deal. But when talking about gay, straight, or anything else, the principles of how we want to teach our kids to live are the same as any other discussion about growing up right: Practice kindness and love and treat others as you'd like to be treated. Plain and simple.

Queeries: Readers' Remedies for LGBT Loneliness

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Steven Petrow

Question: "I'm a 22-year-old, gay, Afro-Caribbean man living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and I'm at my wits' end in trying to find friendship and comp...

Friends You May Have If You're a Gay Man

Zach Stafford | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Zach Stafford

Yes -- we have seen each other naked. No -- I don't see it ever working out, and maybe if I have another drink we can get naked, "cuddle," and not talk about it tomorrow at brunch.

A Fraternity Brother Shares A Story Of Unconditional Love For His Dearly Departed Friend

Patrick Wallace | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Patrick Wallace

Nick came out to Larry a year after the two graduated from college. Approximately one year later Larry learned that Nick had died. According to Larry, "I want this to be printed so that everyone can know that a bunch of macho, straight, philandering frat boys love their gay brother."

Stanford Vs. Carrie: 'Sex And The City' Scribe Sued By Gay Best Friend

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

In a twist of fate which could have been lifted straight from an episode of the hit HBO series, "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell is facing a...

Hungry Hungry Hippos, Transformers and the 'Gay Agenda'

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

As I thanked Mike for getting my baby into pajamas, he gave me the strangest look. "You are not like other parents," he said. "Most people don't let gay men around their sons like you do."

On the Necessity of a GBF

Sarah Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Rose

I love my gay best friend, not least because he has the same plumbing and wiring as the men I date. It's not a bad idea to have someone on call who has deep technical knowledge -- it's like calling AppleCare.