While we tend to frame our arguments for straight people’s acceptance of gays around things like love and liberty, it’s sometimes more pragmatic to get the point across a little differently.
This video, sent to the Queerty tipline by Travon Free (one of the of the stand-up comedians in it), explains why straight dudes ought to get wise about the gay community in no-nonsense street talk.
One of Travon’s comic arguments: “Just because there’s a gay guy near you, it doesn’t mean he wants to do you. You know how being gay works, right? He has 5 percent body fat and looks like he belongs in GQ magazine. You’re prematurely balding, 35 pounds overweight, and yelling ‘fag.’ Probably not his type.”
Our personal favorite: “The next time you want to pick on the gay kid, think about who he’s best friends with: the girl you’re trying to f**k. He also knows everything she likes in bed. He basically has the schematics to her vagina. Ball’s in your court.”
Yes, we know—these guys are drawing on old-hat gay stereotypes (all skinny/stylish) and on self-serving situations (being friends with gay dudes gets you more pussy). But, hey, if access to hot fag hag vajayj and six-pack ab envy are reason enough for some straight dudes to be okay with homos, we’ll take it.