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What are some things that frustrate you about other gay men?

Let's talk about each other. Go ahead and vent.

by Anonymousreply 31911/29/2015

This thread will hit 500 posts by sundown.

by Anonymousreply 107/28/2010

They won't have sex with me.

by Anonymousreply 207/28/2010

They always want to know what frustrates me about other gay men.

by Anonymousreply 307/28/2010

All those other gays are awful but I'm not! %0D %0D %0D %0D %0D I'm soooo much better than other gay men!

by Anonymousreply 507/28/2010

Because many are cowards who live in the closet, have fake marriages, and hurt other people with their deceptions.

by Anonymousreply 607/28/2010

I love gay men. We all share similar experiences growing up not feeling "part of" society in a way. I find it to be a strong bond whether other gays feel that way or not. That said, I hate that gay in every crowd or social circle who is bitchy, jaded, sardonic to the point of exhausting me. There seems to be one in every group of friends. Always "on", never ever real. The friends all love, encourage and laugh at this gay. But no one outside of the circle finds this gay to be at all interesting. I find him to be tiring and depressing.

by Anonymousreply 807/28/2010

When they are in a crowd they act like thirteen year old girls.

by Anonymousreply 1007/28/2010

Everyone that "wants" a relationship is looking for something better.

by Anonymousreply 1107/28/2010

So many are still living The Velvet Rage. THAT is what frustrates me.

by Anonymousreply 1207/28/2010

The same negative qualities that frustrate me about gay men (hypocrisy, snobbery, bigotry, selfishness, superficiality, arrogance, and mean-spiritedness) are the same things that frustrate me about all groups of people, regardless of gender or orientation. I've learned the hard way that gays are absolutely no better than any one else, as much as some might want to believe otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 1307/28/2010

So many of them refuse to drink my piss. It mystifies me, because I just know they want to.

by Anonymousreply 1407/28/2010




by Anonymousreply 1507/28/2010

Is this Thread for straight people too? %0D %0D Earrings

by Anonymousreply 1607/28/2010

In genera: immature, irresponsible, and prone to substance abuse.

by Anonymousreply 1707/28/2010

I've discovered that the gay men who were picked on and whose lives were made a daily living hell in middle and high school are always the most vicious and abusive to other gay men as adults.

by Anonymousreply 1807/28/2010

R19, or to anyone for that matter.

My vote goes to cookie smelling face.

by Anonymousreply 1907/28/2010

The obsessive TEXTING!

by Anonymousreply 2007/29/2010

They sometimes vote republican.

by Anonymousreply 2107/29/2010

All types of people can have the tendency to be petty and cruel but certain gay men go about it in such a joyous, shrill way that is very unique. Also in certain social circles bitchery is cherished, worshiped and applauded. Straight people don't revel in cuntiness the way that gay men do.

by Anonymousreply 2207/29/2010

I think a lot of gay men are the walking wounded. I think we all have an innate sense of humour and are sensitive because we feel like outsiders from an early age. I think life beats up on the gays and we create protective shells of bitchiness, snobbery and superficiality to insulate and protect ourselves. I am guessing as the struggle to mainstream gay life becomes more intrenched, we may evolve and our splendid insides will match our fabulous outsides and we will treat each other better.

by Anonymousreply 2307/29/2010

The fake/affected nelly prissy gay-voice effeminacy.%0D %0D I'm not talking about natural effeminacy. I'm talking about the FAKE "gay-acting" that people put on like an outfit. When you see them one on one in their home or apartment, they behave normally (or even naturally effeminate), but suddenly at the gay bar or out in public it's like they're all GURRRRL! this and MAAARRRYYY! that. %0D %0D It's so repugnant, such a turn-off, and so unnecessary.%0D %0D I like my effeminacy natural, thanks.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2407/29/2010

R2 wins.%0D

by Anonymousreply 2507/29/2010

R27 does not understand the term "family".

Is he "Family"? is she "Family"? Gay people have been rejected from the outside world, so we have to make our own families. The bitchiness and cat fights in gay male circles are more comical than serious, we know that, you can't see that from the outside.

The bottom line is, in this world where the worst want to kill gays and the best still consider us not much more than entertainment, the only people that gays and lesbians can really let down their shields with, are other gays... family. Straight people don't understand that.

by Anonymousreply 2807/29/2010

I'd rather concentrate on what I love about being a gay man. It has given me the ability to open my eyes to problems other individuals have. Accepting myself as a gay man allowed me to love.

I forget which post it was, but the guy or gal who wrote that mean-spiritedness, snobbery, bigotry et al are things that are not peculiar to the gay experience, but to the human one is spot on!

by Anonymousreply 2907/29/2010

The mean spiritedness towards lesbians. Gay men are also seem to remain in that high school mind set that creates a hierarchy based on looks.

by Anonymousreply 3007/29/2010

There's nothing worse than a flock of fags.

by Anonymousreply 3107/29/2010

Snobbery, inflated egos, rampant materialism, and an obsession with status.

by Anonymousreply 3307/29/2010

"My vote goes to cookie smelling face."%0D %0D I don't think this is fair. How can one control face?

by Anonymousreply 3407/29/2010

Welcome to DL, R35. We have posters here who stridently insist that effeminate young boys are to blame for being, well, effeminate. %0D %0D I'd add "Worship of straight males and their mannerisms" and "Disdain for all things feminine" to my list, except that it really only applies to a subset of gay men.

by Anonymousreply 3507/29/2010

Using terms like gayface and gay voice as if they actually had meaning and referred to every gay man. Oh and the whole gaydar thing.

by Anonymousreply 3607/29/2010

Their intoxication with vapidity.

by Anonymousreply 3707/29/2010

Empty elitism and obsession with status.

by Anonymousreply 3807/29/2010

They make me feel bad about my bad grammer on a anonymous message bored.

by Anonymousreply 3907/29/2010

As well you should, r40.

by Anonymousreply 4007/29/2010

Pointless bitchery.

by Anonymousreply 4107/29/2010


baby raping

drug mania


by Anonymousreply 4207/29/2010

The lack of community anymore. There used to be a gay community even during the "AIDS" crisis of the 1980's. It's not so much the superficiality,arrogance,selfcenteredness,etc. It's the lack of getting together as one group and treat another regardless of social background,nationality,race,language,religion in a respectful manner. You have the Log Cabins vs Gay Democrats,gay blacks vs gay chinese,etc. We are all treated differently by the "heterosexual"majority and we need to come together and deal with it. I can't believe the hatred in the world and ignorance. I am in my forties and frankly if no one likes that fact that's their problem. I am me and I like myself very much and I like those who respect me and I will respect them. I have seen to much division in the "gay community" to know that no matter what age you are, you are still gay. I also don't get the "straight acting" mentality that has been dividing gay men as well. Even "straight" men don't always act so "straight". It's a false and made up persona that is really destructive to one's ego.

by Anonymousreply 4307/06/2012

I find you cannot express any unhappiness over something said or done without you becoming the problem.

So many gay men are as thin skinned as they're sharp tongued.

by Anonymousreply 4407/06/2012

most seem illiterate to me

Unfortunately most straight seem so too these days.

by Anonymousreply 4507/06/2012

I'd have to say there is an immaturity. I joined the college gay group of my class and after a couple issues sent them a list of some people I knew where they were, including an ex of mine from college days, so they could increase their members. The membership guy sent back a bitchy reply, saying that ex was in the group and if I read my last issue of the newsletter I would have known that. Well I went through all my old emails and there was no last issue of the newsletter. So another member finally sent it to me. My ex had written bitchy things about me so they decided to sent out the newsletter to everyone BUT me, so they could all have a chuckle at my expense but I wouldn't know. Apparently the membersship guy I corresponded with on email hadn't known "the plan."

by Anonymousreply 4607/06/2012

Gay culture is highly conformist and narrow in its definition of happiness.

Everything is about appearance, status, consumerism, and social dominance (bitchiness, relational aggression).

I think the self-loathing and shame heaped on gay people has a lot to do with their neverending quest for perfection, popularity, affluence, etc.

by Anonymousreply 4707/06/2012

The constant need to butch up.

by Anonymousreply 4807/06/2012

Too many still trying to be the evil popular girl they wished they were in middle school.

by Anonymousreply 4907/06/2012

Because so many gay men settle for less just because they want to be accepted by society in general. They settle for relationships just because they were bought up to think relationships are a part of adulthood; they settle for crappy jobs just because they are able to go dance every weekend or hook up in clubs; they settle for shallow friendships just because those people entertain them, etc etc.

Many gay men aren't like this, and those are the ones I seek out as friends/mentors.

by Anonymousreply 5007/06/2012

Empty snobbery about status, as some have already pointed out.

by Anonymousreply 5107/06/2012

Guys who bitch about how promiscuity is not normal for gay men and then years later, cry about how lonely they all are.

by Anonymousreply 5207/06/2012

What FRUSTRATES me? That in 2012 there is still so much self loathing and toxic behavior for so many gay men. And that even with more media exposure than ever and more acceptance than ever, we still have celebrity closet cases who command our attention. For every Anderson Cooper we have a creepy Tom Cruise or John Travolta. In 2012? Really?

I am an older guy. Early 50's. Still love life and don't have a problem with this age, after going through my midlife thing. But I find it really hard to meet a guy in my age range (for dating or friendship, either one) who doesn't have some stereotypical "Velvet Rage" drama going on somewhere. Or really myopic attitudes or priorities. Or who isn't emotionally stunted. Shockingly so. Rare to meet a guy who is HIS OWN PERSON and who doesn't follow some "gay guidebook" of behavior in some ways. You know, HAS to vacation in certain places. LIVE in certain areas. OWN certain books, movies, artwork, furniture. In the 90s everyone had a fucking Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel cloned living space. Not sure what the sheep are doing now.

I guess, ultimately, I am frustrated that more gay men don't have true self esteem, don't genuinely like themselves. Are, even into their 50's, 60's and beyond, still searching for that acceptance from external sources. There are still far too many walking wounded out there.

by Anonymousreply 5307/06/2012

What frustrate me about other gay men? that they keep bumping ancient threads to live quit it bitch your not doctor frankenstein resurrecting the dead

by Anonymousreply 5407/06/2012

how promiscuity IS NORMAL for Gay men...they cry later

by Anonymousreply 5507/06/2012

r56, that is such bullshit. Do you KNOW how many people are on this planet, dumbass? Talk about a false equivalency.

by Anonymousreply 5707/06/2012

Bravo, r53. Brilliant and spot-on.

I find that gay men are terrified of friendship and intimacy with other gay men.

(Intimacy here does not mean sex)

by Anonymousreply 5907/06/2012

the fallacy that gay men are fashion forward - shallow, I know.

rarely do I see a gay man with his own sense of fashion rather, he succumbs to the herd mentality

in PTown this week all the young guys wear exactly - I mean, exactly - the same thing: colorful shorts, tanks tops and these dreadful high-top sneakers or, what now must be the new trend, bright colored sneakers like neon pink, green and yellow

the are clones

by Anonymousreply 6007/06/2012

All the felching and Golden Girls reruns. Wait, that's just my boyfriend? :(((((

by Anonymousreply 6107/06/2012

Most of these complaints can be found among straights.

by Anonymousreply 6207/06/2012

I don't know even know what he meant by "Velvet Rage scenario." I think he is one of those people he complains about.

by Anonymousreply 6307/06/2012

[quote]What FRUSTRATES me? That in 2012 there is still so much self loathing and toxic behavior for so many gay men.

[quote]I find that gay men are terrified of friendship and intimacy with other gay men.

(Intimacy here does not mean sex)

^^This. And let me add that all of my friends have always been other gay men. The poster who talked about "family" has it right. They're my brothers, and I can't help feeling that way even toward the ones I don't like very much.

I have observed genuine nastiness between gay men (which is sad), but an awful lot of the cuntiness (especially the variety you see on DL) really is affectionate, when you get right down to it (whether a lot of the guys here will admit to that or not).

When I call another gay man a mary or a queen, even in a seemingly bitchy manner, it really is a term of endearment.

by Anonymousreply 6407/06/2012

R63, he's referring to a book called The Velvet Rage.

by Anonymousreply 6507/06/2012

While I mostly agree with the complaints about gay men following the herd, being sheep and so on, is that really so strange or tragic? Most people, gay or straight, want to fit in with the crowd. They want to blend in and be part of the tribe, not stand out from it and be the weirdo. This is just natural HUMAN behaviour, not specific to gay men.

Having said that, I couldn't fit in if I tried. I've always been one step behind, ahead, and to the side. Not better, just different. A weirdo with strange tastes in things. Shy and introverted. Bookish and artsy. I thought when I came out I would finally find my tribe amongst other gay people and fit in. I was wrong. I found people who shared my sexual identity but that's where it ended. I found gay friends but not a group. People who were also weird or who at least appreciated it.

So anyway .... I try not to be too judgmental about other gay men. We're all just trying our best to get through life with some amount of happiness. If some are happy being part of the gay herd with their gym muscles, fauxhawks, and A&F tees, then more power to them.

But if there's one thing I can't abide it's cruelty. The mean, catty bitchiness has to stop. It makes you ugly.

by Anonymousreply 6607/06/2012

Oh, I hate those queens. Those other queens, I mean.

by Anonymousreply 6707/06/2012

I know the book R65, and I still don't get the reference.

by Anonymousreply 6807/06/2012

Most of my friends are straight men. Less drama.

by Anonymousreply 6907/06/2012

They assume they're the only ones with "tragedy" in their background.

by Anonymousreply 7007/06/2012

No scruples about making a play for my partner, except some have the grace for doing it behind my back.

by Anonymousreply 7107/06/2012

Most can't handle rock music; if they do it has to be some artsy hipster band.

by Anonymousreply 7207/06/2012

One on one they're cool. Get them together in a room and it's always a contest of who has the most lacerating bitchy wit.

by Anonymousreply 7307/06/2012

Op, you mean besides everything? If so, then I can't think of anything.

by Anonymousreply 7407/06/2012

They definitely try to keep up with the Jones more than any other group.

They try to "fit in" too hard (not too much camping, dear, until our friends come over tonight to watch the Oscars).

by Anonymousreply 7507/06/2012

The knowing jokes and nudge-nudge comments about "top" and "bottom." Also, please show me a gay who's not a size queen.

by Anonymousreply 7607/06/2012

Obsequious to any woman who is remotely friendly.

by Anonymousreply 7707/06/2012

Kissing up to lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 7807/06/2012

Feminine pronouns.

by Anonymousreply 7907/06/2012

Interesting, R77. Why do you think that happens? The psychology of it fascinates me.

by Anonymousreply 8007/06/2012

They want to be butch as hell but their apartments or house decor always scream GIRL !

by Anonymousreply 8107/06/2012

The general cattiness and immaturity disturb me. Last night at the gym, these two gay guys were working out together on a machine next to me. I couldn't tell if they were friends or bfs. They were typically short, effeminate, pear shaped, average looking guys in their late 30s/mid 40s who most likely labor under the illusion that diet and exercise will transform them into Men's Health cover fitness models.

They kept going on and on about what they ate that day, seemingly trying to one-up the other with a better healthy, muscle-building diet and workout routines they read about online. It was just the silliest, most shallow conversation you can imagine between two grown men. I wasn't eavesdropping. They were squealing and I couldn't help overhear as I was resting between sets. They were also wearing the tightest sleeveless tees and shorts imagineable, probably thinking that they are already adonises.

by Anonymousreply 8207/06/2012

Although many of us spent a lifetime of being bullied and treated as outcasts, many still have no problem imposing pointless bitchery towards other gays who are not between the ages of 18-24, fashion-trendy, slim, beautiful or conform to a party lifestyle. They sneer at gay people who are community-minded or political (beyond gay causes) and who don't live their lives according to how they genitalize (translation: whose cock or pussy they may be waking up next to in the morning) but whose sexual lives are just a PART of who they are.

by Anonymousreply 8307/06/2012

Once they hit the midlife crisis, they will ditch long term friends over some trick they picked up on grindr or whom they are basically paying for sex. That happens particularly if they've just come out of a long(er) term relationship. Their priorities in life seem to get turned upside down, and not for the better.

by Anonymousreply 8407/06/2012

[quote]My problem with most of the gay men I know is that they have turned into sheep over the past decade. Everyone has the same short hair, the same shorts, the same flip-flops, the same sunglasses, the same underwear. It's like they don't dare express themselves the way they want - rather the way the majority does.

Yes, the sameness, mimicry, and fitting into a subculture thing is annoying. Not much individualism.

by Anonymousreply 8507/06/2012

Ugly tattoos of flowers, stars, hearts, clovers, horseshoes and everything else in Lucky Charms cereal.

by Anonymousreply 8607/06/2012

The idea that being bitchy, nasty and generally bitter is part of what makes us gay, not just a rite of passage, but what we contribute to culture.

The boys in the band had somewhat of an excuse: when you're treated like criminals, have no rights, and are marginalized as sissies, it made sense to "give it back" with a vengeance.

There's a difference between real wit and being creepy.

by Anonymousreply 8707/06/2012

They condone the gay bashing of anyone who is accused by someone of coming on to them. Get a grip on reality, honies. These accusations are rarely ever true.

by Anonymousreply 8807/06/2012

I agree with the other posts in here: Conformist, vapid, and thin skinned are the main problems.

by Anonymousreply 8907/06/2012

More about the emotionally stunted thing. Does this simply mean 'immature' or can it also be something else? What does emotionally stunted encompass?

by Anonymousreply 9007/06/2012

[quote]The boys in the band had somewhat of an excuse: when you're treated like criminals, have no rights, and are marginalized as sissies, it made sense to "give it back" with a vengeance.

WHY do we take it out on each other? Why aren't these gay men giving it back to breeders? I see us (myself included at times) taking it out on each other instead of the oppressors.

by Anonymousreply 9107/06/2012

Nothing frsutrates me about gay men. I have founbd nothing but acceptance and kindness among gay men.

But straight men constantly talk about others, bitch about everything non-stop. And, they are obsessed with gay men.

by Anonymousreply 9207/06/2012

LOL R92. I got it.

by Anonymousreply 9307/06/2012

r91, when one hates himself, he "acts out" that hate on anyone who reminds him of himself, or is "like" him. That's the shorthand reason. Some men don't go after the "enemy" (straight society) because they believe on some deep level that they are correct in their homophobia. It can be subtle or buried deep. But it is there. Many men, I don't think, are aware that they have these self-loathing issues. They simply have NEVER DONE THE WORK. They build the walls, the lifestyle, the trappings of "success" and then live inside that, many for the duration of their lives. And have no real, true, friends. And don't even know that they don't. People talk about them behind their backs and wax about how toxic they are or how they get bad "energy" by being around them. But are polite to their faces. How many of us know some gay men who are "society" types and maybe even have lots of money and position or whatever but we really can't STAND them? And probably MOST people can't. These gay men find OTHER creepy gay men and form their "posse." And are then insulated. Every city seems to have it's "A" gays and they are obnoxious assclowns who people try to avoid. And the ones who think that being "accepted into the A crowd" is a sign of something positive or good or a GOAL...well, the cycle continues.

I think this is why some gay men are not truly happy for each other's successes and will even make a play for someone else's partner or boyfriend. There are no REAL rules except brutal self satisfaction, even though they may talk a good game. NO personal internal moral compass or scruples. No sense of selflessness. When you hate yourself, particularly subconciously, you cannot extend love and goodwill out into the community. Oh, there are little attempts here and there and perhaps a VENEER of it, but scratch the surface of many gay men and you find a wellspring of toxicity.

by Anonymousreply 9507/06/2012

r94, MANY gay men? You really think that? Wow. What a mysoginistic thing to say.

by Anonymousreply 9607/06/2012

[quote]One on one they're cool. Get them together in a room and it's always a contest of who has the most lacerating bitchy wit.

In other words, extremely conformist and fear based.

by Anonymousreply 9707/06/2012

[quote]Most can't handle rock music; if they do it has to be some artsy hipster band.

Yes. And they love the worst pop music imaginable.

by Anonymousreply 9807/06/2012

Sounds like r94 is the str8 boy r92 is talking about...

by Anonymousreply 9907/06/2012

You've made some interesting points r95.

by Anonymousreply 10007/06/2012

So you think there is a direct correlation between nasty personality traits and self loathing? I'm not so sure. The nastiest personalities don't seem vulnerable/introspective/sensitive enough for that kind of self loathing.

by Anonymousreply 10107/06/2012

[quote]when one hates himself, he "acts out" that hate on anyone who reminds him of himself, or is "like" him. That's the shorthand reason. Some men don't go after the "enemy" (straight society) because they believe on some deep level that they are correct in their homophobia.

I see this most when straight "comedians" like Tracy Morgan for example demeans gay people, and the gay men who don't see the humor in it are told they "have no sense of humor". It's really pathetic and speaks volumes about the point you just made.

by Anonymousreply 10207/06/2012

Well his name is Tracy, maybe he's hiding something...

by Anonymousreply 10407/06/2012

that what = that way

by Anonymousreply 10607/06/2012

The hot guys who are way too smug about their looks, especially the ones who smirk in the bars talking only to the equally hot bartender and maybe an ex-trick.

by Anonymousreply 10707/06/2012

Self-hate thread alert.

by Anonymousreply 11007/06/2012

Seems to me that a lot of the stereotypes being mentioned in this thread are more typical of white and Asian gay men.

by Anonymousreply 11107/06/2012

The popular hot bartender/bar owner who deigns to acknowledge you

by Anonymousreply 11307/06/2012

At one point I might have voted Republican, but in the last ten years the GOP has gone out of its way statewide and nationally to show contempt and hate for gays. It is replete with lying closet cases like Ken Mehlman. So the "kneejerk Democrat" instinct makes a lot of sense. Even admirable!

by Anonymousreply 11407/06/2012

Is Exodus International holding its meetings on Datalounge now?

by Anonymousreply 11507/06/2012

What high-profile Republicans are pro-gay marriage, pray tell? Other than Dick Cheney, who was happy to play along with a homophobic administration until it was time for his professional-lesbian daughter to get married.

I am not especially hung up on marriage either, but have noticed that the GOP has become far more hospitable to vocal anti-gays like Rick Santorum. Also that GOP figures once marginally sympathetic to gays, such as Romney and Gingrich and even Donald the Dumpkins, are now piling on the anti-gay bandwagon.

Sorry, but if you say I am no good I will revert to "black and white thinking" and you will never, ever get my vote.

by Anonymousreply 11707/06/2012

R116 our resident versatile troll now wants to equate a preference with elder gays.

You are hysterical man. You will never give up on your fruitless quest to make the world conform to what you think is right in sex.

by Anonymousreply 12007/06/2012

"Laura Bush, Lincoln Chafee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christine Whitman, Dan Evans and Meghan McCain, among many others."

None of whom are actually in office and most of whom are viewed as politically toxic has-beens within the GOP, but no matter.

The 2012 Republican primaries exposed a level of anti-gay bigotry from all candidates that was truly shocking to behold.

Anyway, carry on, back to annoying sneakers and beards.

by Anonymousreply 12107/06/2012

Well, it has turned out some of the things that frustrate me about gay men have been shown by some of the posts here.

by Anonymousreply 12407/06/2012

One time I was gonna show off the classier side of gay life to my Mormon married boss from Idaho so I took him to an Italian restaurant and gay bar in Detroit. It was nice with little lights in the trees, a handsome brick patio, some potted ficus trees, smoked glass, white table cloths, a little background jazz. Everything was going swimmingly, his head was swiveling around like Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist" trying to take it all in, and then they put right next to us two older drunk lovers, chain smoking and swilling cocktails, who proceed to have a bitchy screaming match in falsetto. I had to speak sternly to them to show some dignity but with little effect. They completely ruined my classy Gay Immersion Experience.

by Anonymousreply 12507/06/2012

W&W for R49. I was recently in Chelsea and it was amazing how empty and dour most of the guys looked. A lot of gay men see themselves as clever Queen Bs when they're really nothing more than insecure pessimists.

by Anonymousreply 13407/06/2012

[quote]ROFL.... Dear heart, I do. Alas that you appear to be confused, which is why you continue to try to attack me instead of dealing with reality.

Oh, good heavens. Allow me to clarify: you stated your OPINION that "Republicans, at both the state and federal level, are fighting to block, or take away, my rights, and that their policies are dreadful." Then you said these OPINIONS were "factual statements."

[quote]No, dear, they don't, which is why you can't back up this bit of silliness any more than you can back up your other silliness on this thread.

Oh, [italic]honey[/italic]. Do you *ever* bother to pick up a newspaper? Allow me to quote from The New York Times:

"Gay Marriage Effort Attracts a Novel Group of Donors

...That lunch was a milestone in the dramatic evolution of a behind-the-scenes fund-raising network whose goal is to legalize same-sex marriage from coast to coast. This emerging group of donors is not quite like any other fund-raising network that has supported gay-related issues over the past 40 years. They come from Hollywood, yes, but also from Wall Street and Washington and the corporate world; there are Republicans as well as Democrats; and perhaps most strikingly, longtime gay organizers said, there has been an influx of contributions from straight donors unlike anything they have seen before.

Mr. Griffin, who this month was named president of the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay advocacy group, recalled being at a September 2010 fund-raiser for the Proposition 8 legal fund at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, organized by, among others, Wall Street financiers and the former chairman of the Republican National Committee...

The Republican support for the effort largely began after Mr. Olson, a solicitor general under President George W. Bush, lent it his name. It accelerated with the fund-raising role of Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee and of Mr. Bush’s re-election campaign, who announced he is gay 18 months ago and has since helped raise close to $3 million by fishing in waters where gay organizers had rarely gone before.

As surprising — and encouraging — to organizers of the movement are the Wall Street names added to their roster. Prominent among them is Paul Singer, a hedge fund manager who is straight and chairman of the conservative Manhattan Institute. He has donated more than $8 million to various same-sex marriage efforts, in states including California, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Oregon, much of it since 2007...

The New York fund-raiser was sponsored by Mr. Singer and Mr. Mehlman, among others, and drew a crowd that included Henry R. Kravis, a private equity investor; Daniel S. Loeb, a hedge fund manager; Lewis M. Eisenberg, a former finance chairman for the Republican National Committee; and Steve Schmidt, who managed the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain."

by Anonymousreply 13507/06/2012

They are all younger and better looking than I am.

by Anonymousreply 13607/06/2012

Oh, wait, there's also this Frank Bruni op/ed from last month...

by Anonymousreply 13807/06/2012

Prissy political queens making ever longer posts. Especially the sanctimonious tools who act like teacher of the lesser beings but claiming to promote equality and acceptance.

by Anonymousreply 13907/06/2012

Please stfu about the two political parties. Wrong thread. Tia.

by Anonymousreply 14007/06/2012

Are those two egomaniacal prissy freaks STILL at it, hammer and tongs?

Don't they get the irony of doing this on this particular thread?

by Anonymousreply 14207/06/2012

[quote]Yes, dear those are, in fact, factual statements. Am I going too fast for you? Should I use smaller words?

No, but you *might* consider finishing your undergrad degree and taking a course of three in composition and rhetoric while you're there, so you can finally grasp how tiny and myopic your sheltered little mind really is. The assertion that the Republicans' policies are "dreadful" is OPINION. It may be a widely held opinion, and I may agree with it -- I do, and that *is* a fact -- but it is nevertheless our OPINION. Your FEELINGS are not the same thing as irrefutable FACT.

[quote]ROFL.... Conspicuously absent from that is any data to back up the really silly statement that they "deserve a big chunk of the credit."

Again, dumpling: go back to school. Learn how to develop an argument, and how to back up assertions with direct evidence. If you're really good at it, someday you *might* even consider law school, but not until you've done this rudimentary untangling in your head of what constitutes fact vs. opinion, evidence vs. unsupported conclusions, and reality vs. life viewed through rose-colored glasses.

I've done my job here, and I'm finished with arguing my point; you, however, have failed quite miserably.

by Anonymousreply 14307/06/2012

Wow, way to HIJACK a thread and make it a pissing match between two guys. ANOTHER reason I am frustrated with gay men. Why is it so fucking important that you PROVE yourself RIGHT? T

his thread is about general frustrations, an INCLUSIVE DISCUSSION. You two queens just pissed on everyone else's posts.

by Anonymousreply 14707/06/2012

Smell you.....r148

by Anonymousreply 14907/06/2012

I hate the dumbass hypocrisy.

They will hate on every other minority group including bisexuals, transexuals, lesbians, women, blacks and asians but then throw bitch fits over the tiniest slight.

On that note DL needs to filter for all derogatory language and not just the F word.

by Anonymousreply 15007/06/2012

[quote]R116 got caught writing something really stupid and I decided to have fun with him.

It wasn't stupid, actually, and you constantly leaping back in to the thread to defend yourself makes me think you're kirker in anon mode.

by Anonymousreply 15107/06/2012

We place too much importance on image.

We think marriage is more important than other issues affecting the nation; it impacts (too much) who we vote for on election day.

We convince ourselves into believing that certain people (mostly celebrities) are gay and we won't let up until they come out of the closet.

We believe that people with a significant public presence (especially in the media) are obligated to come out of the closet and publicly acknowledge their sexuality regardless of whether they want to or not.

We mistake " it's nobody's business" with "I'm scared to come out".

We allow our friends to use us for our "gay-dar" with no regard as to whether the "target" is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality; it's a game to us.

We act like a community for public events but devolve into junior high silliness when in a club or other places with each other.

We try to find ways to prove straight guys are at least bi-curious to justify our lust for them.

We refuse to acknowledge the fact that some gay people want to be left alone and don't choose to march, protest, or advocate.

by Anonymousreply 15207/06/2012

I really hate the predictable labeling of anything male and even remotely hot, gay.

Because apparently the legitimacy of our sexuality is dependent on Pitt, Clooney or Depp being gay.

Wake me when you are ready to discuss Steve Buscemis orientation.

by Anonymousreply 15307/06/2012

[quote]Wake me when you are ready to discuss Steve Buscemis orientation.

You'll be asleep for a very, VERY long time.

by Anonymousreply 15407/06/2012

you are how you look... and if you don't look attractive to them, you are invisible

by Anonymousreply 15507/06/2012

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by Anonymousreply 15707/06/2012

Gay men are very bitchy about other gay men; overly so. While I'm sure there are gay men who have scruples, most gay men are so surface as to be absurd. Why do you think the straight world doesn't want to give them gay marriage or any other rights? It's no secret how shallow they are, and it's no secret because of the way they act.

by Anonymousreply 15807/06/2012

Excusing their promiscuity by claiming that it is part of gay culture.

But at the same time being instantly offended when the rest of the world believes that promiscuity is part of gay culture.

by Anonymousreply 15907/06/2012

To R159 . . . unfortunately, the gay community MUST realize, that most straight people think that gay men are in fact promiscuous. How to overcome this perception, I do not know, but that is the way it is. There is so much more respect for gay women, but unfortunately the photos and videos of gay men dancing almost naked have had their effect, whether you like it or not.

by Anonymousreply 16007/06/2012

R152 and R157 are loathsome, obvious homophobes.

[quote]We place too much importance on image

Obviously R152 has never heard of Bear culture.

[quote]We think marriage is more important than other issues affecting the nation; it impacts (too much) who we vote for on election day.

Most gay people think ENDA is far more important than marriage, but both are important. A datalounge survey, however, showed that a large majority of people thought the economy is the biggest issue of all, which is why this place is so solidly for Obama: because Republicans have proved over and over again that they can't understand, manage, or grow an economy.

[quote]We convince ourselves into believing that certain people (mostly celebrities) are gay and we won't let up until they come out of the closet.

How many people have been hounded to come out that we were wrong about? Almost all the people we said were gay, turned out to be gay in the end.

[quote]We believe that people with a significant public presence (especially in the media) are obligated to come out of the closet and publicly acknowledge their sexuality regardless of whether they want to or not.

They are obligated to themselves to come out, and to us for changing public perception of the numbers and visibility of gay people. That you have a problem with this, indicates that you are a mental and moral inferior.

[quote]We mistake " it's nobody's business" with "I'm scared to come out".

Because it's true. Heterosexuality is assumed of anyone who says "it's nobody's business," so real privacy is not an option in sexuality.

[quote]We allow our friends to use us for our "gay-dar" with no regard as to whether the "target" is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality; it's a game to us.

The more it is used the less negative it becomes and the less "struggle" is involved. There should be no struggle at all and perhaps there wouldn't be if old nannies like you didn't try to stop the speculation. Calling someone gay is not a negative.

[quote]We act like a community for public events but devolve into junior high silliness when in a club or other places with each other.

Gays are no different than any other group in society in this.

[quote]We try to find ways to prove straight guys are at least bi-curious to justify our lust for them.

I don't know about others, but in my life the "bi-curious" have always volunteered the proof to me before later claiming to be straight when they realized they could profit by it.

[quote]We refuse to acknowledge the fact that some gay people want to be left alone and don't choose to march, protest, or advocate.

I don't know what you are saying here. I don't know any gay people who have been forcibly kidnapped to march in a pride parade. I think your resentment is insane, counterfactual, and indicative of an ill-conceived moral system.

by Anonymousreply 16107/06/2012

The constant groveling for straight male attention and approval makes some gay men seem like demented puppies.

by Anonymousreply 16207/06/2012

I love how R161 accuses R152 of having an ill-conceived moral system while simultaneously justifying behaviors that are clearly not normal.

by Anonymousreply 16307/06/2012

Blah blah blah since when does "normal" = "moral"

by Anonymousreply 16407/06/2012

I would never, EVER, have an open relationship. That's not a real relationship. But, a sneaky way of being a slut.

by Anonymousreply 16507/06/2012

I hate the so-called Bear community because they think they're the antidote to fashionista gays but they're just as limiting and prejudicial about who's "allowed" into their circles, and obnoxious about their "newfound sense of self."

by Anonymousreply 16607/06/2012

R161 forgets that almost all famous hot guys have been labeled gay here. We were right about Ricky Martin but how about the other thousands upon thousands we have labelled???? We actually have a very poor accuracy record.

You queens are still hanging onto Ashton Kutcher and Brad Pitt for goodness sake!

I hate fucking delusional gays.

by Anonymousreply 16707/06/2012

I hate when gays purport to speak on the hotness of a woman. Then you end up with threads like "Katie Holmes is ugly". Yeah?! Ask your dad if he thinks shes ugly and watch him demonstrate how he would fuck her into the ground, then be sure to post back.

by Anonymousreply 16807/06/2012

Most straight men are NOT interested in you sexually. Seriously - please get over this wishful thinking. Yes he's hot but the fact he admired your Star Trek figurines is not an overt attempt to seduce you into steamy pig sex. Get over it.

by Anonymousreply 16907/06/2012

Attention gay white males: you are not a hip street smart black girl in her twenties, nor a black tell it like it is diva of a certain age. Try to keep this in mind, and consider emulating someone with testicles.

by Anonymousreply 17107/06/2012

We are small minority.

Odds are if a guy is married or dating a woman, he is straight. And that "lustful glare" he just gave you wasnt meant for you but rather for your hot sister, who was standing right behind you.

by Anonymousreply 17207/06/2012

R169=Kinsey six passing for straight

by Anonymousreply 17507/07/2012

169 = hit a nerve

by Anonymousreply 17607/07/2012

I despise the need that some have to refute the bisexuality of others.

Its like a complete stranger saying he enjoys pussy means that you, personally, have been rejected in some deep and profound way.

Get Over It.

by Anonymousreply 17707/07/2012

I don't believe in bisexual men. Most are gays who had sex with a woman twice in their entire lifetime (usually while fantasizing about the woman's 14 year iold son), so they assume they can thus proudly wear the badge of: Bi Sexual !

by Anonymousreply 17807/07/2012

I hate that the gay population is 90% bottom

by Anonymousreply 17907/07/2012

You mean 99%

by Anonymousreply 18007/07/2012

Thanks R178 for demonstrating the douche-baggery described in R177. Your assholeyness is truly unrivaled even on this thread.

Isnt it great that the same lines we use to combat homophobes applies equally to biphobes: 1) The science confirms its existence in nature and specifically in men 2) Its none of your business who that guy fucks or what he labels himself. 3) Just because you experience your sexuality in your way doesnt mean that everyone does too.

We really should have a pen of some kind where we can hide imbecile gays who sabotage the movement from within.

by Anonymousreply 18107/07/2012

I get frustrated in LA having to look at dorky, scrawny gay men wearing nerd glasses, skimpy beards and pork pie hats, all self absorbed with their own sensitivity

by Anonymousreply 18407/07/2012

The "Bear Crowd" - bah ! What a bunch of flabby pansies - wearing lesbian cowgirl clothes in a vain attempt to look masculine versus merely fat. Ever been with a bunch of them when they're not drunk ? It's like being at a table with morose bleached whales about to go into a diabetic coma. They can't even organize a group without falling into bitchy chaos. I felt a newfound sense of respect for gay men's leather groups.

by Anonymousreply 18507/07/2012

Calling yourself a 'bear' does not exactly reek of masculinity.

by Anonymousreply 18607/07/2012

R181, you're being awfully defensive about bi men. Believing that bisexuality is rare or nonexistent in men is not "biphobia." It's a reality-based belief: most men who claim they're "bi" are, in fact, gay men too scared to come out of the closet. I say that having known, and been involved with, both actual bisexual men and ones who were clearly labeling themselves "bi" either on the "bi-route" to all-out gayness or as a self loathing-centered defense mechanism stemming from a societal belief (or at least an inferred) one that "gay" is synonymous with "weak," "faggy," "effeminate," or whatever.

Do I think bisexual men exist? Yes. Do I think most men who claim they're "bi" are lying? Yes, and there's ample scientific evidence to back up that belief.

by Anonymousreply 18707/07/2012

What's with the "bear" hate?

by Anonymousreply 18807/07/2012

I'm sure the anti-eff-eminate troll is having a field day in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 18907/07/2012

Bi men = gay

Bi women = straight

by Anonymousreply 19007/07/2012

R187 Your personal experience does not count for the larger world. The fact is you don't know. You have created a set of beliefs based on a very limited personal experience.

This reeks of ignorance.

by Anonymousreply 19107/07/2012

Doesn't really frustrate me, but I don't get the straight man worship.

by Anonymousreply 19207/07/2012

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by Anonymousreply 19307/07/2012

Similarly, I never get the worship for minor hot celebrities, like Joe Manganiello, Kellan Lutz, Matt Bomer, etc. Part of the appeal seems to be how minor they are--whenever they actually hit it big and become famous (like Matthew McConaughey), they become instantly despised. But these men who basically look like porn stars (but are pointedly not porn stars, who are also despised) are somehow deified.

by Anonymousreply 19407/07/2012

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by Anonymousreply 19507/07/2012

[quote]I don't get the straight man worship.

It's because of the rich and long history of homophobia. And, AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 19607/07/2012

No they're not, R195.

by Anonymousreply 19707/07/2012

The lack of cohesiveness; the failure to agree on a core set of principles for how we treat one another.

There is no group in this world more subject to infighting and division than a gaggle of gay men.

by Anonymousreply 19807/07/2012

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by Anonymousreply 19907/07/2012

I read the negative comments and I have yet to experience any of these. Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe I sense a lot of projection from the posters.

by Anonymousreply 20007/07/2012

[quote]There is no group in this world more subject to infighting and division than a gaggle of gay men.

But we have pulled together magnificently for key gay political issues: the AIDS crisis, the aftermath of the Dan White verdict, the DADT protests, etc.

I don;t think the gay community is more prone to infighting than either the women's community or the black community.

by Anonymousreply 20107/07/2012

Gay men who behave like absolute cunts to other gay men for no reason whatsoever. Sometimes upon introduction to another gay man, the bitchy queen has to immediately make a catty comment. Nasty queens who act like cunts just for the sake of being cunts are at the top of my shit-list. It is so unnecessary and childish, and unfortunately these guys are everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 20307/07/2012

Wow, back to back @ R57 and R58, we have the "false equivilancy" troll (no, no one was talking about it but you) AND the "matriarchal hegemony" troll. Haha, I didn't realize both were MHB. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 20407/07/2012

R203 (yes, I do realize that I'm a little late here), you're talking about a form of internalized homophobia. It's a horrible thing to encounter, to be sure. But I would caution you not to fall prey to it yourself.

by Anonymousreply 20601/06/2013

I agree, r203.

And r203 seems unlikely to engage in the sort of behavior he's characterizing as so loathsome, r206. But yes, agreed. Avoid at all costs.

by Anonymousreply 20701/06/2013

I once worked in an office that was about 90% gay men and it was the worst two years of my life. What a pack of whiny bitches. Give me an office full of Chinese women any day.

by Anonymousreply 20801/06/2013

That all the truly masculine and athletic dudes are closeted bisexuals and gays.

by Anonymousreply 20901/06/2013

205, you're a loathsome idiot and totally full of shit.

by Anonymousreply 21001/06/2013

I know a few gay guys who are obsessed with talking about sex. I'm no prude, but I don't want to hear about the trick you met on craigslist who begged you to fist him. They try to turn everything into some gay sexual innuendo and it stops being funny after a while. Interestingly, none of them have ever been in a long term relationship, but they all whine about not having a boyfriend.

I also don't get the gays who are obsessed with football, but that's just because I hate it. Good on them for enjoying it, I just don't get the appeal, PERSONALLY.

by Anonymousreply 21101/06/2013

Would it be fair to say poster 205 is having a bad day?

by Anonymousreply 21201/06/2013

R205 got lost on his way to the gloryhole.

Gay Republicans are a big blight on our community, but I guess that's true for any Republican minority. I agree with the earlier posters who lament a lack of true intimacy between gays... Yet I also see straight men as lacking intimacy in their friendships.

by Anonymousreply 21301/06/2013

You have serious issues R205. I pity you.

by Anonymousreply 21501/06/2013

What I hate about gay men is that we spend so much time backstabbing each other instead of using that energy to UNITE and build community. Things have changed in the past 30 years, but when we do evil things to one another it DESTROYS us when we have so very much against us. The gossip and back stabbing behavior can get very ugly and damages us as much as anything the fundies can do because we then cannot unite as a true community.

by Anonymousreply 21701/06/2013

Hey Steve and Sean, are you reading this thread?

by Anonymousreply 21801/06/2013

R213, I know what you mean about straight men lacking intimacy in their friendships. My brother and cousin, both straight, always tell me how I am, as their gay brother and cousin, the only guy they really talk to about very personal things. My cousin has a straight brother but they have a superficial relationship. I think it's too bad.

by Anonymousreply 21901/06/2013

I call bullshit on the claim that bears are keeping people out of their events.

I call bullshit on all the creepy bi people coming here to bitch about gay people. You are all homophobic bigots, every last one of you.

by Anonymousreply 22001/08/2013

r205 needs to be institutionalized.

by Anonymousreply 22101/08/2013

Hunting, fishing, guns, mindless republican voting, praising the military and bashing the welfare queens, football, baseball, willful ignorance of the arts.........wait, am I in the wrong thread??

by Anonymousreply 22201/08/2013

They don't know who Diana Ross is anymore.

by Anonymousreply 22301/08/2013

I hate the gay ghettos.

They are where the worse of gay culture is. Gay ghettos are filled with insecure gays that were never popular in H.S. so once they reach the gay ghetto, they recreate H.S. except now they're part of the popular crowd they used to hate.

Gays who only do gay things, only go to gay restaurants, gay bars, gay destinations, and then complain about how closed minded everyone else is.

Gays who LOVE fashion. They are attracted to fake things, and don't care how rotten someone is on the inside as long as they look good on the outside. They're all about image and so many seem incapable of honesty. They instead tell you what they think you want to hear.

Gays who are obsessed with straight men and are filled with so much self-loathing that they buy into the gay4pay fantasy with the excuse that straight guys love to do gay porn because it's sooo much money.

Gays who think closet cases are more masculine than those who are out. How masculine is it to be a coward who is a afraid of what everyone else thinks?

by Anonymousreply 22401/08/2013

I get frustrated when gay men say they would be straight if there was a "magic wand" or "why would anyone choose to be gay?"...I like being gay, and I wouldn't choose to be straight. Sure, life would have been easier, MAYBE, but it'd have probably been a lot more boring!

by Anonymousreply 22501/08/2013

Extreme ageism.

by Anonymousreply 22701/08/2013

I don't spend 1 second thinking about what frustrates me about gay men, or people in general. I understand that human beings are, well, human. I get frustrated by individuals for specific reasons (often times I am wrong), but I avoid lumping minorities together (and I could probably indulge myself with born again X'tian types) to criticize them. It's tends to be harmful, the parent of bigotry.

by Anonymousreply 22801/08/2013

Most of them assume I am a top. They open their legs with a smile and my night is ruined.

by Anonymousreply 22901/08/2013

[quote]Gays who LOVE fashion. They are attracted to fake things, and don't care how rotten someone is on the inside as long as they look good on the outside. They're all about image and so many seem incapable of honesty. They instead tell you what they think you want to hear.

Well, they tell IMPORTANT people what they want to hear.

I'll add expressing extreme misogyny one second, and likening themselves to women the next.

by Anonymousreply 23001/08/2013

R226 is an excellent self-parody.

by Anonymousreply 23101/08/2013

Their dicks aren't big enough

by Anonymousreply 23201/08/2013

A friend of mine is always flirting/hitting on my straight friends. They are very gay-friendly - they are close friends of mine - but my friend makes them feel uncomfortable.

If a straight man were to speak to a woman the way my friend speaks to my friends, he would (or should) get his face slapped or, even better, get his 'nads kneed.

They smile and try not to show their discomfort but they have told me that it bothers them. And, it's not the sexual inuendo that bothers them, it's the fact that they don't want to come off as homophobic if they tell him he is out of line.

And, he is out of line. What he says and how he acts is obvious and crass. And it doesn't stop. He says the guys are receptive to his flirtations but they just don't want to offend him. And they are right because he does think that they must be homophobic if they don't enjoy it. But they would feel uncomfortable if a woman was that flirty and rude. They are not put off because he's gay, it is because he can be obnoxious.

He doesn't flirt with my gay friends, by the way.

by Anonymousreply 23301/08/2013

[R233], your post is eerily similar to a situation I have with a friend of mine. He hits on straight men to the point that people have started calling him out on it, and he's now pissed off at everyone. I had to stop going out with him--his BF would be at home and he'd be hitting on every straight guy. And like your friend, he never hits on gay men.

by Anonymousreply 23401/08/2013

That's rarely true R233 and R234. In fact, straight guys get all hysterical about gay guys hitting on them when they've done almost nothing compared to the daily harrassment women get from straight men who aren't even aware they are doing it.

by Anonymousreply 23701/08/2013

I also hate how gay men have to be addressed by their full first name. What the fuck? Your not Mikey instead it's Michael or Christopher, Jonathan et al.

I hate the straight guy worship. Most every gay dude wants a masculine guy, well why don't you become that masculine dream guy instead of creepy out a straight guy who's just being friendly to you.

I said it before and I'll say it again, STRAIGHT GUYS LOVE PUSSY

Hell they'll kill for it.

by Anonymousreply 23801/08/2013

I hate it that most gay men of my generation (I'm in my fifties) have still not grown up. They are looking for younger guys, often have jobs that are beneath them, don't pay their bills, etc. Perhaps I just hang out with a bad crowd.

by Anonymousreply 23901/08/2013

That's a bad crowd, R239. But you could have the opposite too - gay men who are workaholics (and constantly talk about their jobs), status-hungry (see Andy Cohen), and take lavish vacations (bragging endlessly about them). That's the NY set, as told to me by the few sane NY people I know.

by Anonymousreply 24001/08/2013

very critical and judgemental.

by Anonymousreply 24101/08/2013

Mine's a New York crowd (R240) but I'm guessing the D list.

by Anonymousreply 24201/08/2013

They still say "You in danger, gurl".

by Anonymousreply 24301/09/2013

It frustrates me that most gay men wallow in their depression brought on by being gay. I say, get over it! In the scheme of life, homosexuality is just another tick of the clock. All this drama and sensitivity of self loathing really needs to end. Its not about being gay, it is about accepting who you are. Be happy with who you are, and love it! Furthermore, if you are crying about the way people treat you, remember this: You Don't need to look or act a fool to express yourself!!

by Anonymousreply 24401/10/2013

As a woman who grew up in San Francisco before going into the arts and advertising, I have known many, many gay men. I am not a man and didn't date any gay men, but my experience has brought me to appreciate gay men, at least the many I have known, as witty, talented, often hilarious, and genuine. I have known committed couples, promiscuous queens, and one of my dearest friends, a handsome, discreet, sweetheart who died too young from AIDS. We went antiquing together, dined with his eldergay friends, gently teased each other (we were production artists, shared a small cube and worked back to back, just inches apart, for years). He was so discreet I knew nothing about his dating life until he became ill.

One flamboyant friend was a very feminine pretty and promiscuous young man who I imagine would be a trial to date. We went to an elegant party in Pacific Heights, the stylish furniture was draped with sophisticated and handsome men, and he looked around the room and said, "I've had her and her and her and her and her....." I doubt he was ever faithful to anyone, if faithfulness is what you are looking for.

by Anonymousreply 24501/10/2013

Many are confused about their gender. Being gay does not mean being like the opposite sex

by Anonymousreply 24601/24/2013

So many are ashamed of who they really are and hide in fucking closets. Get over it and come out loud and proud, mother-fuckers. Let's make Harvey Milk proud, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 24701/24/2013

The racism, classism, ageism, and body fascism that exist in our community while we simultaneously try to convince the rest of the world that we're somehow more evolved than everyone else.

The constant and incessant worship of straight men, now even in places that are supposed to be about gay people. "Straight allies" on the red carpet at the GLAAD awards, or being given awards by GLSEN. The "straight ally" thing is a new way for a hunky football player or some mildly famous person to get a gay fanbase, make money off of them through "speaking fees" or endorsements or whatever, and be worshipped by gay men, even to the point where they're on covers of gay magazines. It's so twisted and pathological it boggles the mind, and people don't even SEE it. That one bothers me.

The fact that we'd rather sneer at each other and tear each other down than try to build each other up.

by Anonymousreply 24801/24/2013

Oh, we were ALWAYS out there 53...but we were never cute and sexy enough for you.

by Anonymousreply 24901/24/2013

[quote] Why the lilting voice affectation making statements as if everything is a question?

That's not just gay men, R250. That's pretty much every person under the age of 30.

That, and the incessant "like" peppered into sentences.

by Anonymousreply 25101/24/2013

I prefer the company of straight people as I get older. They're far less judgmental.

by Anonymousreply 25201/25/2013

NO they aren't R252.

by Anonymousreply 25301/25/2013

They are at 50, R253.

by Anonymousreply 25401/25/2013

My immediate reaction is to list a lot of stuff that has already been said - materialistic, shallow, stunted development, petty, backstabbing, status queens, insecure, and on and on.

But, if I really think about it, I know a lot of wonderful gay men. Not without faults, but genuinely decent, grounded people.

And, if I think about all the straight people I really know well - there's the same ratio of decent/grounded to highly negative (in the ways I described above) as with gay men.

by Anonymousreply 25501/25/2013

Dear you really opened the pandora's box with this loaded question!

What frustrates me about other gay men you ask?

They're SHALLOW, superficial, vain, will lie to your face without blinking an eye, they're always thinking about big dicks, they spend too much time in the bathroom, especially before the mirror, they put on too much foo-foo, they are material-oriented, and most have those annoying little yapping poodle dogs when they should have a big fat gray cat with red eyes instead.

Thanks. That felt good.

by Anonymousreply 25601/25/2013

shallow and extremely judgmental yet a mess themselves with no room to talk and judge others. the Grindr culture. waste money on anything image related.

by Anonymousreply 25701/25/2013

can someone please start a thread like this for lesbians?

by Anonymousreply 25801/26/2013

Bow ties

by Anonymousreply 25901/26/2013

It's hard to be friends with another gay guy without there being any sexual tension (from one party or the other) and that just being "friends" seems like the hardest thing in the world. Oh to be seven years old again. A life of innocence with no complications.

by Anonymousreply 26001/26/2013

[quote]It frustrates me that most gay men wallow in their depression brought on by being gay.

Related to this, some have a ready-to-go narrative about their lives and the traumatic/painful things that happened to them because they are gay, which serves as a broad and oft-repeated excuse for any number of things - being an asshole, being shallow, not taking risks, being in the unhappy position that they're in, and on and on.

by Anonymousreply 26201/27/2013

Gay men who are faaaaaaar from gay.

by Anonymousreply 26401/27/2013

I think you all need to listen to the song "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson. A lot.

by Anonymousreply 26501/27/2013

The lack of solidarity beyond the gay community.

When a corporation announces a non-discrimination policy, the GLBT community praises it to the skies, urges the community to buy their products, and names the CEO to the board of gay rights and AIDS organization.

It makes no difference how the corporation treats all of its workers. If it pays minimum wage, denies benefits, and busts unions, all that is cool. As long as it supports equal treatment for the gay community, that is all it has to do to be held up as a shining light of progressive policies.

Hint -- They are selling a product. They are establishing name recognition. They are getting positive exposure within a target group. They gain market share by appearing to be socially conscious.

It's like the boss who gives a dynamite Christmas party because it is cheaper than giving bonuses, raises, or health care.

Looking at you, Starbucks.

by Anonymousreply 26601/27/2013

Gold Star gay

by Anonymousreply 26801/27/2013

All the judgemental gay men who come into this thread and spend all their time being judgmental about other gay men.

I'm so glad that backstabbing and jealousy and all the things people complain about do not happen in the straight world. If you believe what you read here.

by Anonymousreply 26901/27/2013

The loner know it all type that's always going on and on about how they can't find that one guy to fall in love with but they won't take it upon themselves to seek anyone out they want some guy to magically show up because "they want to be found".

by Anonymousreply 27001/27/2013

I am gay. My neighbor is gay also. I may be 6. Or 7 years older than him. That bitch wont even say good morning back when She sashays into her car in the mornings. Whore.

by Anonymousreply 27307/21/2013

That I can't just be friends with many of them...they often want sex or a relationship and then when I can't reciprocate they tell me they don't want to be just friends.

by Anonymousreply 27509/22/2013

The barebackers that cream pie me.

by Anonymousreply 27609/28/2013

Their obsession with awards shows, especially the fucking Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 27709/28/2013

act racist as fuck and then say they can get away with it because they too are marginalized in society.

by Anonymousreply 27805/12/2014

R274's illiteracy.

by Anonymousreply 28005/12/2014

Yes, [R53]

It is very difficult to have gay male friends if you are a gay male, nonsexual friends.

The bitchiness, the competitiveness, the constant striving to be part of the in crowd.

My partner and I have been together 28 years and we do not have any gay friends. Very sad, I know. We would love to have other gay couples as friends, but always issues arise. Yet we have 5 straight couples we are very good friends with and socialize with often, and a couple of female friends. We are successful, well off and well travelled, we do not brag and are not social climbers, and we both do some volunteer work in separate venues. Not into kink or so called gay vacay spots.

Maybe we are weird, but I don't think so.

Where do you meet nondrug nonpsycho gay guys for friendship? Gay men's chorus here seems kind of into the stuff we complain about in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 28105/13/2014

R281...I could write the same exact thing but as a lesbian couple. My partner and I are in the same situation.

by Anonymousreply 28205/13/2014

The hot ones won't let me suck their dicks.

by Anonymousreply 28305/13/2014

The bitches in this thread stereotype gays as much as the fundies do. I've met gays and lesbians of all types - nice, nasty, smart, stupid - even within the gay ghetto bar scene. What annoys me about stupid people is their inability to think about others beyond tired and insulting cliches. If these posts really do reflect your experience with gay men, then you all need to broaden your horizons a little.

by Anonymousreply 28405/13/2014

Poor music taste. Unadventurous with exploring other types of music or other artists than the typical pop divas or Broadway standards.

Of course every one of my gay brothers believes they have impeccable taste in music,

by Anonymousreply 28505/13/2014

If you're not attractive enough, they won't even deign to look at you, let alone talk to you, at a party.

by Anonymousreply 28605/13/2014

R260 ... two gay guys who are not attracted to each other can be friends.

About 1/3 of DL guys seem really nice. The rest, shrieking about fat and dick size, are depressing.

by Anonymousreply 28705/13/2014

I read this thread from beginning to end and I can say authoritatively now that most of you are lying and have never met a single gay man with the characteristics you bitched about. You get all of this from what homophobic straight people say about us, and none of it is true.

by Anonymousreply 28805/14/2014

They can be extremely mean, touchy abusive and unfair. It is difficult for them to admit that they have been major asses. They mistake shallow repartees for intelligence, and they bear grudges.

by Anonymousreply 28905/18/2014

I'm reading over these complaints here and frankly, what is being described are just your run of the mill assholes. That they are gay is irrelevant. Now, while I don't doubt some of what has been described exists, I honestly have had few interactions with gay men like the ones I'm reading here. Why? Because I can easily spot an asshole and avoid them.

Now if the list was what about gay men on DL frustrates me, I can list two:

1 - Calling another gay person self loathing for the silliest of reasons. I actually was told I was self loathing because I only saw the Sound of Music once, when I was a child.

2 - Referring to gay men as "she" or "her". I find it confusing when reading mostly because this is the only place I really encounter that. Yes, Ive heard gay men in the past use those terms, but they tend to be much, much MUCH older men.

by Anonymousreply 29005/18/2014

Sometimes you just want friends. But many gay men are not mature enough to have "just friends" and somehow imagine you, or they, are looking for more.

I find this tiring and tiresome. i want a bud, a friend. Someone with interests and experiences similar to me with whom I can relate. I don't want sex you with. No bj's no hj's. Just friendship.

Maybe this is why straight males and straight females have a difficult time being "just friends". Every moment is a potential spooge encounter.

I think gay men are missing out on a part of life that is well beyond the 15 minute hook up and clean-off.

by Anonymousreply 29105/18/2014

I went out with a straight female friend the other night and I was lamenting the fact that I don't have a single gay friend. I'm in my early 30s and have spent my entire adult life in the military. I'm surrounded by straight people, which has made it hard to relate to other gays.

What's worse is, the only gay men who've ever been part of my life are various boyfriends and I have a hard being friends with gay men I have no interest in fucking!!!

by Anonymousreply 29205/18/2014

The raging whore thing is a bit annoying at times.

by Anonymousreply 29305/22/2014

Annoying bitchy gay men who get all up on their rag about the "community" and its defects. Don't you ever stop menstruating, girls? The community is what you make it, not some Snidely Gay Whiplash.

by Anonymousreply 29405/23/2014

When I visit my hometown, all the gays I knew (and who stayed there) seem so vapid, so uninteresting. All they can discuss are their possessions, their favorite pop culture thingies (bad singers, bad movies, bad TV) or their vacations. They all seem mildly depressed. Most are heavy drinkers, if not full on alcoholics. They seem like stereotypes. More sad than frustrating but I don't care to be around them and really don't care if I ever see them again.

by Anonymousreply 29505/23/2014

I get annoyed by being followed bu gay guys at the grocery store. I go in morning to avoid the crowds and seniors and believe or not, I hate shopping. The other day a man shadowed me through the entire produce department.

by Anonymousreply 29605/23/2014

R296, oh, don't worry. They will stop soon enough, Cinderella.

by Anonymousreply 29705/23/2014

They've never lived up to the cast of CRUISIN'.

by Anonymousreply 29805/23/2014

hostile yet horny gym bros

by Anonymousreply 29905/23/2014

Gay guys that recoil at the slightest feminine characteristics in another gay man.

by Anonymousreply 30005/23/2014

I hate when they want to borrow my tap shoes.

by Anonymousreply 30105/23/2014

My favorite: as much as we scream as a 'community' (which doesn't seem to exist anymore) that we don't want to be seen as stereotypes.

...but then we reject guys who aren't stereotypes. and by 'stereotype' i mean a 'type.' You have to be 'labelable' and act the part, or you'll be a disappointment when it comes to dating (like when you look like a 'redneck rough trade guy' but your potential date finds out you have a college degree)... or when it comes, all to often, to making friends. "are you a bear, or...what are you?" (the words may not be articulated, but based on how you dress, a 'type' is assigned and violating it is a cardinal sin.)

My best friend is as femmy as they come, that's the real him, and he's a great and hysterical guy... and also works as a construction worker. I actually heard a guy say "eww" to him when finding that out.

And I'm the one who grew up in a trailer park in a rural setting and worked my way through college... and I get the disappointed looks and comments when they find out I'm no longer a construction worker or a welder (me and my friend met on a job site) because I finished my degree and now run my own business. (and after i proudly tell someone how I worked my way thru school and was the first in my family to go and i get a blank stare and 'you should do bear porn' is kinda insulting)

We're a funny group.

by Anonymousreply 30208/01/2014

DEAR LORD. I can't stand the following guys the most: the ones who bitch about those of us who recognize all the flaws about gay people! Yall who keep sayin on this thread 'i hate gay people who bitch about the gay community' or 'yall are getting your ideas from homophobes' is preposterous. What yall sound like who are bitchin about us bitching are right wingers who yell 'support the troops' and other bumper sticker memes when we question foreign military action. What's next? Yall gonna tell us "love it or leave it" because that's sure what it sounds like.

i've seen ALL the nastiness listed here and then some, and we can't be a better community without acknowledging that we have MAJOR flaws to fix.

and yall bitching about the bitching: a failed attempt at being 'ironic'.....something hipster small town dudes who move to San Francisco or New York like to do.

our community is dying, the unity is disappearing, and WE WHO ARE COMPLAINING WANT TO FIX THINGS.

by Anonymousreply 30308/01/2014

Mos trying to be Bros. The SELF-Deception.

by Anonymousreply 30408/01/2014

I hate the pretentious holier than thou snobs who always think they're right about everything and your wrong about everything. Could they be more repellent?

by Anonymousreply 30508/27/2015

I hate the "straight" acting closeted Gay men that use and abuse out of the closet femme guys. Being masculine doesn't make you superior.

by Anonymousreply 30608/27/2015

I hate how the ex gay thing mentally damages guys and makes them hurt the men that love them.

by Anonymousreply 30708/27/2015

I hate how the gay men that have had sex with women think that they are superior to the guys that haven't and don't want to.

by Anonymousreply 30808/27/2015

I hate Neil Patrick Harris. He's so smug and overrated.

by Anonymousreply 30908/27/2015

I hate how if a straight person has a problem it's taken seriously but if a gay guy has a problem he's called a drama queen.

by Anonymousreply 31008/27/2015

Slutty gays that throw the term Hetero-Normative around because I believe in monogamy piss me off.

by Anonymousreply 31308/27/2015

"This thread will hit 500 posts by sundown," said r1.

Five years later....

by Anonymousreply 31408/27/2015

Lack of masculinity

by Anonymousreply 31508/27/2015

Don't watch ESPN like normal guys

by Anonymousreply 31609/09/2015

Bump for normal men who like the same

by Anonymousreply 31711/29/2015

You mean besides the fact that most seem to be thoughtless shanks...can't think of a single thing.

by Anonymousreply 31811/29/2015
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