Read it and found myself somewhat nauseous.
Balljunkie saidI liked it because it shows that there are other gay men out there that defy the stereotype of just living for the white party, South Beach, etc.
To me, it did none of the sort. Albo fails to give any explicit examples of the A-Gays he so lavishly adores (the closest he gets is Gilbert's reference to Neil Patrick Harris and Portia del Rossi, which doesn't make it any more concrete). Why doesn't Albo at least mention one by name and then use that person to verify the lenghty list of the oh-so-wonderful
elements? After he lists his reasons for worshipping the ground on which these people thread (similar to tedious attempts at "acting" in amateur porn), he fails to give a money shot and instead cuts to reaction shots of available celebricrats.
Quite frankly this article is porn (for celebricultists), fails to acknowledge that it's porn, and isn't even good porn.
As for the "A-Gays" term, I much prefer Kathy Griffin's "power gay"; it's intentionally silly, self-aware, and, most of all, fun.
As for stereotyped gay male behavior and moving away from it, Albo's article merely provides an alternate altar; you're better of just not worshipping either and instead doing whatever you want to do regardless of whether it is stereotypical, socially aggrandizing, or out of the ordinary.