Mar 29, 2013

Gay Bros. Movement? We Call that "Trade"

From the Huffington Post Article

This really grinds my gears. As long as this kind of thinking persists, the world will forever define the "gay man" with it's skewed and stereotyped view. This is an enforcer of self hatred, and fuel for the community ignorant of what it really means to be a part of the LGBT community. 

recent article on about a Reddit subgroup known as "Gaybros" inspired the above conversation on HuffPost Live.

Urban Dictionary defines a Gaybro as:
"A gay man who acts masculine and is interested in guy stuff like sports, video games, military issues, grilling, knives, gear, working out, gadgets, tech, etc…"
but also:

"Young masculine homosexual males who exhibit no effeminate characteristics or interests and make a point of going on about how 'normal' they are. Previously they would have refered to themselves as straight acting but that's so 2005. Gaybros have no gay friends because they can't relate to other gay people. This is something else they insist on telling everyone."
HuffPost Live invited the founder, Alex Deluca, as well as Tim Karu, a moderator of the Gaybros subreddit, to chat with HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, HuffPost Live Producer Mitchell Williams and HuffPost Gay Voices Editor Noah Michelson about the controversial Reddit group.
In the clip above, Williams and Michelson discuss why they find the idea of the Gaybros movement somewhat troubling.
What do you think about Gaybros? Watch the clip above, see the full segment here and sound off in the comments section below.
Check out the full segment here.

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