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“Straight Guys” Living “Gay Lives” Will Explain Themselves In New Documentary

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 27, 2014
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  • 24 Comments
    • Mike
      Mike

      Oh God I think my eyes just rolled out of my head
      Stupid stupid stupid

      May 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redcarpet
      redcarpet

      Straight guys at a gay bar, or as a gogo dancer, or doing gay-for-pay porn are just such a bummer. I’d like to have at least a LITTLE plausibility when I fantasies about unattainable beautiful men.

      May 27, 2014 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      “Gay Lives of Straight Guys”

      I believe there is a typo there, should read “Gay Lives of Closeted Gay Guys”………………..

      May 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cflekken
      cflekken

      LOL. I agree that these are likely not “straight” guys. And let’s stop stereotyping professions..or anything..as “gay” or “not gay”.

      May 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SpunkyBunks
      SpunkyBunks

      Straight guys and closeted ‘homosexuals’ exploiting gay guys for dollars? Shocking…

      May 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      Good for you guys! why worried about HOMOS, when you are not that straight.

      May 27, 2014 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo
      Blackceo

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS:

      LOL!!!! I’m always skeptical about American straight guys being this comfortable too, but I’m sure there have to be some. My European friends though are totally like these guys. When we are traveling they have no problem going to the predominantly gay beach or gay club and trust me they are straight. Of course, my Parisian and Brit and Spaniard friends are those kind of European men whose ideas of male masculinity and sexuality aren’t like most American straight males.

      However, I do think we need to start giving some straight guys credit for being totally secure in their sexuality to have gay friends and go to the gay bar and not really be in the closet. I have a very good American straight friend who is a father of 2 who has met me at gay bars for drinks. He gets hit on by guys and politely tells them that he’s straight. He’s totally a secure and open minded liberal guy.

      May 27, 2014 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Hart
      James Hart

      Right, they’re straight ;-). Anyone want to buy a bridge to Brooklyn???

      May 27, 2014 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy_d
      andy_d

      San Francisco is progressive? Please, I lived there for 5 years. Try provincial and self-centered.

      May 27, 2014 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      Before I read this site I didn’t know that straight and gay men couldn’t be friends.Sure there are guys on both sites who seem to have a problem with that .And maybe with some men you have to reduce prejudices at first.But as a straight woman who use to have male friends who are straight I do not see there a problem anyway.

      May 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dbmcvey
      dbmcvey

      So, Logo has completely run out of ideas.

      May 27, 2014 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope
      stanhope

      LOGO, aka the RuPaul version of OWN, was a great concept that totally failed in execution. If ever the time was right for a LOGO channel, it is now. What a missed opportunity.

      May 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      I don’t get LOGO. Hopefully it will be on Netflix soon. It looks interesting.

      May 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @toberlin: I think you’re generalizing a little when you say that straight and gay men can’t be friends. There are plenty of gay men who are friends with straight men. Plenty of lesbians are friends with straight women. However, straight people have zero concept of what we LGBT people go through just to live our lives. There is a definite disconnect there. Further, I’ve personally had to cut many straight “friends” loose because they were the worst kind of bigots: the kind who can’t look in the mirror and see themselves for what they are. Thanks to institutionalized inequality, there will always be a line between the two groups that can’t be crossed.

      May 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      Shannon 1981:
      I said the exact opposite,but Thank You for your Answer.I know for sure straight and gay men can be pretty good friends…

      May 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      …sorry,for the short-cut anwers .Nobody needs bigot Friends.So good for you that they are no more in your Life.And if you are ever interested again in being a Friend with a man who is straight here a Tip(own experience/and Queerty Interview with Mark Ruffalo)
      If he treats women like shit “Hands off!”.A man who is not able to see a woman as equal will do the same with a man who is gay.But there are really tons of cool,smart and heartly men in the world who have no problem to be really good Friends with man who are gay. Maybe you are different in some Things but this is always like that.There are straight men who have a brain a heart and empathy…

      May 27, 2014 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK
      DK

      It would be nice if gay bars would hire gay guys instead of playing into the “straight is more desirable” meme. Here in Los Angeles, gay bars have seen their straight staff cause the bar to get sued by drugging women clientele or otherwise violating and assaulting them. They still haven’t learned the lesson: The Abbey bills itself as the “best gay bar in the world” and most of the bartenders are straight.

      It’s awesome gay establishments are welcome to straights. But straight privilege should not exist in the gay world too. It sucks to see beautiful, handsome gay go-gos and bartenders not chosen over a straight dude because of sexuality. Unfortunately, this is yet another area where the gay entertainment industry is not a force for good within the gay community.

      May 28, 2014 at 2:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      Only gay people should be hired at bars just like only straight people should be hired at straight bars and only people who adhere to catholic dogma should be hired at catholic schools.

      May 28, 2014 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      @DK:In Berlin,there are enough Places to feel easy together outside a Gay Bar.I am straight and since we still live in such a straight World I really avoid to go Gay Bar(beside special occaisons).I am also pretty good in having Fun without Dudes like they are pretty good in having Fun without me.It is really an annoying Privilege to be always in the “straight sexual majority Position”.I mean that was not my Idea…

      May 28, 2014 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bonerboy
      Bonerboy

      Wow. How old ARE you guys?? Just like the recent “Straight Men React to Grindr” post, some of you can’t imagine there being a world where straight men are cool with gay men without said “straight” men actually being gay. It’s a big, wonderful world emerging and sometimes I think it’s not that you don’t believe it…it’s that you don’t WANT to believe it…

      May 28, 2014 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geeker
      Geeker

      Why would a gay bar hire straight dancers/bartenders? I want to go to a gay bar to be around gay people not straight guys using the gay community to pay their bills.

      May 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      @Geeker: Probably because some gay men fetishize straight guys. Some do more obsessively than others of course. I guess it is good for business to have some forbidden fruit on display in a club. Just my guess anyway.

      May 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack90
      Jack90

      @Bonerboy:

      +100.

      I guess I live in the big bubble of DC where it some times seems like half the city is gay. Straight guys in this town don’t have much of an option but to embrace the gay community and live and work in the same place…and somehow magically be friends with us and not secretly have internal gay feelings of lust.

      Y’all are stuck in the 20s–I’m, going back to my bubble.

      May 29, 2014 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eduardo
      Eduardo

      Well, i did read some posts…
      In my humble opinion (as gay) i do not see whar’s wrong with Straighr
      guys working and staying beside gays. I am gay and most of my friends are Straight men. I respect all of you opinions, but we cannot create a world divided between Straight and “Homo” people.
      (my opinion)

      Jul 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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