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One Woman's Selfless Act of Surrogacy for Her Gay Best Friends
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All products are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission. There's not a lot of variety in how we define social dynamics between men, but there are so many subtle variations to how you can feel about your ride-or-die. The Guyliner takes a look at the different ways you can love your best man. You love him, sure, just as you would a brother, but what if it started to feel like something else entirely?
Why every girl needs a gay best friend
By Op-Ed on April 9, I am privileged to live in an age where opinion is changing rapidly on homosexuality. Surveys show our generation is overwhelmingly accepting of same-sex couples and of homosexuality itself. And yet, there remains one particular, pernicious expression of disrespect for gay men, almost entirely unique to well-meaning straight women. It is this: the Gay Best Friend.
Eric Russell does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books , television shows and feature length films have all highlighted this unique relationship, noted for its closeness and depth. Why are straight women so drawn to having gay men as friends?