Rock the F on. The movement to encourage straight men to be comfortable around gay men is a desperately needed element in the fight against homophobia. The self-proclaimed group of men who talk to men about men liking men is called We Are SBNN (which stands for Straight But Not Narrow).
The website declares:
There have been a number of great campaigns and charities that have recently emerged to show support to gay youth & teens. However, we noticed one significant niche missing in the efforts…. the message to the young, straight male. It’s an unfortunate reality that most of the bullying and harassment that gay teens face comes from them. It is for this reason that we are building a campaign that is primarily directed to the young, straight male by using comedy and their peers to positively influence their views on LGBT teens.
The man behind We Are SBNN is actor Avan Jogia (the hottie who blew up the train in the beginning of Caprica for all of you SciFi nerds out there). We are SBNN is focusing their energies on making more videos to spread their message and developing a “Street Team” of straight men in their local communities talking to other straight men… about men who like men.
Bravo to this We Are SBNN. You are so welcome, wanted, and needed in this fight. From all of us here at Queerty… THANK YOU. WE LOVE YOU.