To Straight Guys Who Don’t Get ‘Gay’

Contrary to stereotypes, we all have just one thing in common.

Photo: flickr/Tim Evanson

Gays and grooming

“It would have been convenient to be gay. Just because of the grooming, the narcissism, stuff like that, where it’s generally more accepted. But I have this kind of roaring heterosexuality. Traditional, uncomplicated, almost clichéd heterosexuality. I just really like women a lot.”

Defining “gay”

James Franco and Seth Rogen played with “gay” while spoofing Kanye’s “Bound 2.”
Aw, Andy. Couldn’t we just Netflix and chill?
Beyonce’s Lemonade: As bitter citrus goes, I prefer grapefruit juice (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records).

Monogamy vs. Non-monogamy

Non-monogamy isn’t a gay inclination. It’s a human one. Whether we choose it or not, human beings are not intrinsically monogamous. Gay men in open relationships are just more honest about it.

Sexlessness and the “other” box

Uncle Arthur (Paul Lynde) and Elizabeth Montgomery on Bewitched (ABC)

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