Straight Acting Erik Is Moving to Germany for 4 Months. Will He Tell His Roommates He’s a ‘Mo?

In recent years, when castmembers arrives for a new season of The Real World, one of the first questions on everyone’s mind is: “Who’s the gay one?” We play that game all the time: at parties, while dining out, during root canals. So will Straight Acting Erik — he of Win A Date With Straight Acting Erik — be tipping everyone off as he leaves Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota for a study abroad program in Germany?

Nope. At least not in the first ten seconds of meeting his new (all male!) housemates.

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  • Tessie Tura

    I guess he thinks they don’t have YouTube in Germany. Or Queerty, for that matter.

  • romeo

    Spent some time in Deutschland. No trouble bein’ a mo there. Wait’ll he gets in an elevator with what he’ll think is a bunch of straight guys. HA HA HA HA HA

  • terrwill

    @Tessie Tura: Its YouTubzi!! : p

  • strumpetwindsock


    Yup. Lots of great clubs. I predict he will have a great time.

  • Jon

    leave the kid alone.

  • Chris

    The way he pronounced Schloss Neuschwanstein made it sound like a dirty word.

  • Pete


    Oh Erik I’m so tellin’ everyone around here that you’re a ‘mo!

  • Kieran

    I think the current Foreign Minister of Germany and the Mayor of Berlin are both openly gay Erik.

  • Washingtion Guy

    gosh leave the poor guy alone, it sounds like a perfectly reasonable plan, after all who upon meeting people for the very first time not knowing a dang thing about them immediately tells them “I’m gay”. I for one know I don’t, I think the idea of getting to know the people, not lying, and getting to know the people and deciding if you want to come out to them or not is a perfectly reasonable approach.

  • Dasher

    Erik, you look German, so watch out for the Hauptbahnhof in Frankfurt. Very cruisy…

  • Sebastian

    hey erik! i hope you have a great time in germany! if you’re visiting vienna let me know!

  • Erik

    Hey guys, it’s Erik! I appreciate the comments.



  • Tartuffe

    Mowzart? No.

    Mozart! Yes.

    Please don’t make that mistake in Salzburg..

    Anyway, enjoy the experience! Germany and Austria are amazing countries. Unfortunately, my program doesn’t make it feasible for me to study abroad, but from what I’ve heard from friends, it’s incredible!

  • Todd

    Great! Just like they aren’t going to walk up to you an announce their sexuality neither should you. See how things go and how comfortable you are with the situation and if you’re asked and aren’t feeling threatened then be honest. Of course the hard part will be when they say lets go out get some pussy – then you’ve got a decision to make to either play along or be honest. You’ll know more once you meet them but bullies don’t usually go overseas for educational experiences and I’d suspect that it may be a non-issue.

    Good Luck!

    I’m still jealous!

  • romeo

    noya shvan stine. Wish we had phonetic symbols for our occasional foreign words. BTW: the castle is probably the gayest thing ever built next to the Vatican. Gorgeous. Of course you all know that Ludwig of Bavaria was on our team.

  • JAD

    Am I the only queer left in America that feels disturbed by this whole “Straight Acting” nonsense? It’s really self hating. No, my sexuality doesn’t define who I am but it is a fundamental part of my being – just like it is for straight people. Sexuality is an important component of ourselves as human beings. Stop trying to assimilate into straight culture and instead aim to redefine cultural norms.

  • jeffree

    @Jad: The topic of Erik being “straight acting” was hashed out in prior threads on Erik. Its a fun but tiring read !!

    From: “manly behaving Jeff” :-D

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