"All of my friends are straight"

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    Apr 11, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Does anyone else think some gay guys overuse this? It's like it's a badge of honor or something.
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    Although all my friends are straight (have only two gay 'friends', but I barely see them ever), I definitely don't think it's a "badge of honor". In fact, not having gay friends is quite a hindrance. It's hard to have a gay social life w/o gay friends. That's why I'm planning to make a whole bunch when I move to Boston.
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    introjock saidDoes anyone else think some gay guys overuse this? It's like it's a badge of honor or something.


    Badge of honor???

    As one of those who has said it and who really lives it, I'm not sure I understand. There are many threads that speak to how gays act or gays doing this or that. I think most of those who use that phrase are comparing and or contrasting regarding the OPs post. Assuming those who have not used that phrase can't really guess the mind set of those who have used it, can you further detail and provide some context and provide your perspective so those of that have said it can better answer your question?
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    I get this impression that some guys can't wait to say they love to go to a ball game with their straight bros and that they can't be friends with other gay guys because they don't "get" them.

    Somehow, my friends, gay or straight, don't really talk about the sexual orientation of their friends that much.
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    I disagree with you. I think it's great when gay guys talk about having straight friends - cuz it shows that in this crazy, homophobic world, there are gays who have straight friends out there who accept them for who they are.
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    Most of my friends are human.
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidMost of my friends are human.
    Key word "most".. ALL of your roommates are animals!
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    wonofakind saidI disagree with you. I think it's great when gay guys talk about having straight friends - cuz it shows that in this crazy, homophobic world, there are gays who have straight friends out there who accept them for who they are.


    Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that gay people have straight friends and vice-versa. But to dwell on the sexuality of your friends and broadcast it to the world just so everyone knows how masculine you are seems a little... weird.
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    All my friends are straight. I didnt pick my friends based on sexuality and no one should.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    I see it as a red flag.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    Gays can't be friends with each other. They'll just end up fucking all the time.

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    Apr 11, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that gay people have straight friends and vice-versa. But to dwell on the sexuality of your friends and broadcast it to the world just so everyone knows how masculine you are seems a little... weird.[/quote]

    I don't think gays broadcast that they have straight friends to prove how masculine they are. I think it's just to show how open minded and accepting their straight friends are.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    All relationships, the manner of the relationship to you, and why you're their friend in full detailed explanations in every profile, and every response about former mentioned relations forever and always, STAT! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    Not really, all my friends are straight and it gets kinda hard. At least in my case it is not something that I'm proud of.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    I don't do that, but I don't see how it can possibly matter. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    I'm in mixed company. I got straight and gay friends, not to forget bisexual, tranny and drag friends across the country.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes saidMost of my friends are human.
    Key word "most".. ALL of your roommates are animals!
    And that's different from previous roommates, how? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    All my close friends ARE straight males. If you think that entitles you to psychoanalyze me, go right ahead. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    A_X91 saidNot really, all my friends are straight and it gets kinda hard. ...
    In that case, they're not really straight. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidAll my close friends ARE straight. If you think that entitles you to psychoanalyze me, go right ahead. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Okay. You live in a world where gays can be friends with straight people... omg, it's another Stonewall in the making... no wait.. it's exactly the thing prior generations would've love to have had without being picked on or ostracized by the community around them. Straight-Gay Alliance/Friendlies, Approved. Moving on. Null the troll.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    gay guys can not remain friends, it is just as hard as being hetro and having your x girl still be your friend.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 said
    Scruffypup saidAll my close friends ARE straight. If you think that entitles you to psychoanalyze me, go right ahead. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Okay. You live in a world where gays can be friends with straight people... omg, it's another Stonewall in the making... no wait.. it's exactly the thing prior generations would've love to have had without being picked on or ostracized by the community around them. Straight-Gay Alliance/Friendlies, Approved. Moving on. Null the troll.


    Please show me where I said any of these things you just said.

    Straw man much?
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    I beg to differ. The gay friends I do have, do have control of themselves; therefore can separate friendship from fuck buddies. They're never one in the same in my life, so they remain as I know them. If you're main goal in life is sex with men, even friends, and you expect romance in possibly hiding in every single person you meet, then you're selling yourself short. People aren't all made to get rocks off with everyone in their life and be happy for it. We're made to be happy. That doesn't always begin with getting what we want from each other. It's from learning to be happy with what we don't get from one another.
  • LJay

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    Apr 11, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    It's the equivalent of when people used to say " I have a black friend."
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    LJay saidIt's the equivalent of when people used to say " I have a black friend."


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