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Those rarest of relationships: Gay / Straight male best friends

male gay straight relationshipsThe Modern Gay posted a great article earlier this month entitled, The One Guy That Every Gay Man Needs In His Life. The article about male gay / straight relationships talks about how important and special a straight male best friend can be for a gay man.

The fact that many gay millennials’ response is likely, I have several close friends who are straight, shows how much progress has been made and also points to a significant divide in gay culture based on age.  Many guys my age (and older) felt they had to move away to come out and essentially started a new “gay” life; one devoid of any meaningful heterosexual male companionship.

I’m lucky because my life experience has been different. My younger brother and a collection of friends from childhood remain some of my closest friends. JVS says it perfectly when he writes:

“A straight best friend doesn’t see sexuality as a defining aspect of your friendship. You are not his “gay best friend” and he is not your “straight best friend”. While some straight girls excitingly seek a gay best friend as some sort of novelty accessory… You share similar values and similar tastes in music, sports, humor…”

Are you lucky enough to have a straight male buddy who knows you and has your back?  My guess is most guys in their 20s or younger would say ‘yes’ where as those in their 30s, 40s and older might struggle to think of someone they’ve talked to recently – let alone would confide in and consider a best friend.

Time for your neck stretches

handsome, hunk, shirtless guy, gingerIt is only halfway through the work week. Take a moment to do a few neck stretches. I’ll make it easier for you with this neck stretch guide.

Manhunt pool party this Saturday

Police, cop, gayAll are welcome to come to the Manhunt Mansion at 166 Fisher Ave in Brookline this Saturday. From 2PM – 6PM GOAL (Gay Officer’s Action League) of New England will be hosting their annual pool party and barbeque.

Saturday, Aug. 23 2-6PM  GOAL New England

Admission is $20 with proceeds going to GOAL.  More details here.

Gay For Good Boston: Charles River clean up

Gay for GoodNext Saturday (August 23rd) Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good will be helping the Charles River Watershed clean up the Charles River.

Details about the meet up location will be shared prior to the event for interested volunteers who RSVP.  Following the clean up G4G Boston will be hosting a picnic from Noon to 1:00 PM.

G4G Charles River clean up on Saturday, August 23

Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunblock and water; no open toe shoes or sandals.  To RSVP or if you need a ride, please link here.

Note: For those looking for a ride contact Bobby Morris. His email is included on the RSVP page (link shared above).

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Equality Illinois hosts OUT at the Sox

gay sportsNormally when I write about baseball it is about my Boston Red Sox. However, I read a story in Huffington Post about Equality Illinois hosting what I believe to be the first LGBT “Night Out” to see the Chicago White Sox.

The evening has apparently drawn some mean spirited comments from some White Sox fans so I wanted to voice my support for the LGBT Pride Night and encourage anyone who might read my blog and live in Chicago to enjoy the evening.  For more information about the evening and to purchase tickets link here.

Bruce Vilanch at Club Cafe on Saturday

Bruce VilanchBruce Vilanch appears at Club Cafe this Saturday, August 16th.

If you are looking for a good night of laughs, I would assume this is as close to a sure thing as one can get.

Vilanch is wickedly funny, and I assume when in a room of mostly gay men his stories will make for an evening you won’t soon forget.

If you haven’t made plans already you may want to consider checking out this show.  Get your tickets ahead of time since the show is likely to sell out.  Get your tickets online from Club Cafe’s website here.