!! OMG, what to exploit next: Gay Guy-Straight Guy Friendships !!

The New York Times published THIS ARTICLE exploring the “flip side of homophobia” in gay-straight guy friendships:

The kinship between gay men and straight women is familiar to the point of cliché (see: “Sex and the City,” “Will and Grace,” Kathy Griffin’s audience, etc.), but friendships between gay and straight men have barely registered on the pop culture radar, perhaps because they resist easy classification. For every sweeping statement one can make about such friendships, there is a real-life counter example to undermine the stereotypes. And as with all friendships, no two are exactly alike.

The article goes into the intricacies of gay-straight buddies and what it means to the men on both sides of the sexual divide, as well as why it’s difficult to portray these relationships in pop culture because each dynamic is unique. I’ll reduce it to this: If any of my straight guy friends are wondering, the answer is yes, I have of course pictured us having sex.
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9 Comments on "OMG, what to exploit next: Gay Guy-Straight Guy Friendships"

  1. There was a time when I crossed the line with a good straight friend. Although I had though about it since there was tremendous chemistry between us that could be mistaken for attraction. It just happened one night when we were chill’n. My regret was that it made him distant for a long time. Finally when we talked (a good thing) he learned it was odd on both parts and we’ve been good since.

  2. Haha I loved your witty comment at the end. I must confess I’ve pictured having sex with some of my straight guy friends… but only the ones who encourage it!

  3. Looks like just enough room between them for me too! LOL. Anyone know who they are?

  4. i don’t know which one em is gay and which one is straight, but i’d definitely get between em. 🙂 friendship is sometimes just friendship, but u can always hope for a lil “fun” in there too, which i had with a couple str8 friends

  5. my best friend is straight. We’re both in college now and I’ve known him since HS. We take turns going to gay/straight clubs and he’s always trying to find guys for me. I ALMOST feel bad for him bc I’m kind of a cock block for him girls always think he’s my boyfriend since we’re so close hahaha

  6. I like straight guys… they taste like chicken.

  7. i once made a new straight friend. but i thought he was gay so i tried for a week to bed him. then i realized he was a loser and had no friends which is why he wanted to be friends with me 🙁

  8. Malcolm Harsch | July 2, 2009 at 1:23 am | Reply

    My best friend is straight and I have known him since before I was able to walk or talk. This article is just the tip of the iceberg and I know that there are many, many gay men in the exact situation I find myself. Which is to say, it doesn’t matter to him nor I, we are just best friends.

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