The Gay-Bro Movement

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    Apr 30, 2014 1:27 AM GMT
    Read this article, then try to answer the question:
    http://www.brobible.com/life/article/why-im-a-gay-bro/

    What do you guys think of the Gay Bros subreddit? Is it a helpful place for guys like us to identify together or is it a bash against feminine guys?

    I myself am a fan... thoughts?
  • MikeW

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    Apr 30, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
    I duno. It's all way over my head. I don't see why it should be regarded any different than the bear, leather, cowboy, or w/e scene.
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    Apr 30, 2014 1:33 AM GMT
    I think there's more to life than getting laid.
    I agree with the stereotypes thing, but it's not exactly an original thought by any means.
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    Apr 30, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    I don't like people labeling me, and I'm certainly not looking to give myself one of society's labels. Be yourself, be an individual and you do not have to try to live up to the expectations of label, all you have to do is be yourself.
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    Apr 30, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    I didn't read the linked article. But I do actively lurk in the /r/gaybros subreddit. If there's any femme bashing, I haven't seen any. That sub is more or less like the RJ forums. Just a bunch of gay guys that don't fit into any sub-category or stereotype of mainstream gay culture. I think some/most outsiders take the "bro" part of the name too seriously.
  • disasterpiece

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    Apr 30, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    Mmmm, to me it's just the actual opposite of flamboyant gays who are trying to hard, and it's in no way better.

    Most of the time (to a very, very few exception), it's still trying too hard, and it looks pathetic and awkward.
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    Apr 30, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    Retarded article.
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    Apr 30, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
    Before I read it, is it the same as that silly g0y stuff?
  • LJay

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    Apr 30, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    Ohno saidBefore I read it, is it the same as that silly g0y stuff?


    Nope. The guy is fairly level headed about guys being guys--gay or straight, though he is a bit preoccupied with getting everybody laid. That part is typical college stuff.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 30, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    Huh. I didn't pick up all that negative some of you guys did. Sounded like a mainstream guy not living in the gay ghetto. I took it with the humor I think he meant. He wasn't disrespectful of any of us.
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    Apr 30, 2014 7:53 PM GMT
    Who uses the term bro anymore? I thought it was brah.

    What up brah? icon_cool.gif



    seriously, I think the dude is over thinking it. Just be a dude.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Apr 30, 2014 8:04 PM GMT
    Gays need to stop conforming to labels, whether its masc, fem, bro, hispter, alternative. Seriously people, just be yourselves and stop conforming.
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    Apr 30, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    Why are some of you guys upset that st8s are accepting us?

    And yes, I see fem guys getting accepted too. The guy who runs the desk from 2-10 at my gym is as about as flamboyant as you can get and all the macho str8s love him -- not because he's a femmy gay guy -- but because he provides to best service, is super friendly and personable, and is hands down the best gym DJ anyone has heard. I mean, he's considered one of the guys, socially speaking, just like the more popular trainers are.

    Yes, with each generation gays are more mainstreamed than the last. That's what happens when social acceptance, civil rights, and organizational policies change. Gay villages are rapidly declining. Gay bars have half the attendance now compared to when they were at their peak. Why? Because we are more integrated, less segregated, than ever before. Gays being born today will probably be expected to marry and give their parents grandchildren. Gays will join fraternities and play sports openly. Shocked! Shocked I am!

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    Apr 30, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    Im straight acting.
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    Apr 30, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
    charlitos saidIm straight acting.
    i'm str8
  • BillandChuck

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    Apr 30, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    shawnathan said
    charlitos saidIm straight acting.
    i'm str8

    Did you take a wrong click on your keyboard, Shawn? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 30, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    I'm a lesbian.
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    May 01, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    I'm a whore.
  • HottJoe

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    May 01, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    Real jocks v. Gay brosicon_mad.gificon_evil.gif
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    May 01, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    LJay said
    Ohno saidBefore I read it, is it the same as that silly g0y stuff?


    Nope. The guy is fairly level headed about guys being guys--gay or straight, though he is a bit preoccupied with getting everybody laid. That part is typical college stuff.


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    May 01, 2014 1:34 AM GMT
    claytonfrancisconi saidRead this article, then try to answer the question:
    http://www.brobible.com/life/article/why-im-a-gay-bro/

    What do you guys think of the Gay Bros subreddit? Is it a helpful place for guys like us to identify together or is it a bash against feminine guys?

    I myself am a fan... thoughts?


    I can't read the article bc it won't load for me BUT...... On a general note.... I should think that segregating gays between terms of masculine and feminine is bashing in and of itself. Having said that, "guys like us" I assume you mean "masculine" no? Well I'm sure it's a great place to feel connected to like minded individuals.... That's always important. But just know, generally speaking, that if you're what you call a "masculine gay" know that your "feminine" counterparts are out there with typically less support bc they are typically seen as less "normal"... They have less of a positive voice and need their fellow gay brothers to stand by them sometimes.

    I just think words are important... Terms have power and to term one gay masculine and one gay feminine is not of equal value to the social hetero world usually...

    Is this making sense?
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    May 01, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    shawnathan said
    charlitos saidIm straight acting.
    i'm str8

    I'm Targaryan
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    May 01, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    MK1220 said
    shawnathan said
    charlitos saidIm straight acting.
    i'm str8

    I'm Targaryan

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    May 01, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    Brown hair and hazel eyes, MK? I don't think so.
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    May 01, 2014 1:43 AM GMT

    I yam what I yam, and that ain't no sweet potatoes. icon_lol.gif