Unless your friend turned into a hot man.
The ill treatment on the straight side is mutual and exasperated by women. Thanks to radical feminism there is a tit for tat taking place where women try to dominate men emotionally while demanding money, sex, and adoration (things they would have gotten anyway) and men develop a natural disdain for such mutiny.
Men are naturally fifty / fifty and expect in return what they are willing to dispense, which is what causes such surface based splitting up of gays based on race, musculature, age, and social standing.
There is still a caveat here and it is musculature / pulchritude (youth, etc, although "muscles" about covers it) - muscles can get your old ass, black or yellow or red ass,or poor ass into any member's only section of the gay community, which is something. On the straight side, you either submit or die having never reproduced.