Jul 01, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
CutMeDown saidGay gays don't seem to treat each other as equals for the most part, IMO.That's why I hang out with straight gays.
CutMeDown saidDo any of you have a "nurturing friendship" with other gay guys that aren't your lovers?
CutMeDown saidPerhaps it's just me but many gay guys I've tried to befriend all just want to cut me down or use me (to get to my boyfriend or with another friend). All my closest friendships are with straight guys who treat me as a equal. Gay gays don't seem to treat each other as equals for the most part, IMO.
There seems be no form of "brotherhood" or real nurturing relationships amongst gay guys, IMO. Does anyone else feel this way? It doesn't feel to me like there is really a "nurturing gay community" at all just a bunch of guys who share a similar sexuality and will walk all over you to try to get what they want.
antelope saidThis used to be pretty common. I have gay friends I've known for 40 years (would have had more but for AIDS) and I know they are guys I could turn to for anything. Nothing like guys who have known you when you were young and foolish, and still like you when you're old and foolish. I do feel there is a brotherhood among gays, though I don't see too much evidence of it. My partner and I always felt we had a responsibility to our friends and to the succeeding generations.