06/25/2014 03:48 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Forget Everything You've Heard About Bryan Singer's Hollywood Parties

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If I’d known that being gay could mean this, I would have come out a lot sooner.

The young man stood across from me in the small, perfectly manicured yard of a decadent home that hugged slopes of Hollywood Hills. He was around 20 years old, awkwardly holding a wine glass, and this was his first big gay Hollywood party. He was from a small town in a midwest state. It might have been Ohio, or perhaps Minnesota; the details don’t matter, since this story isn’t really about him.

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