Queerty Query

When It Comes To Men, How Young Is Too Young?

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Hollywood and the gay community were rocked last week when out X-Men director Bryan Singer was accused of multiple counts of sexual assault by Michael Egan, who was 17 years old at the time the incidents allegedly happened.

The Singer case is just the latest example of some sticky younger/older issues that have been grabbing headlines lately.

39-year-old Dustin Lance Black has been criticized in some circles for his relationship with 19-year-old Olympic diver Tom Daley, and porn studio Sean Cody has come under fire from at least one angry gay teacher for allowing an 18-year-old model to film scenes while still enrolled in high school.

Though the age of consent varies from state to state (even in the case of consensual sex with Egan, Bryan Singer would’ve still been found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony in California since Egan was a minor at the time), the entire situation has brought to light some thorny issues surrounding the fascination with youth in the gay community.

With that said, we pose the question to you, Queerty readers: When It Comes To Men, How Young Is Too Young?