The dilemma I am a year-old man and I had, until last year, identified as a straight man. We were good mates then, but nothing more. We are both architects and I went to see some of his latest work. He offered me a drink and we ended up getting drunk. He is slightly older and also identifies as heterosexual.
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The Evolution Of Television's Gay Kiss, From 'Dawson's Creek' To 'Rosanne'
Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl' describes her guilty pleasure at kissing another woman on a night out, and has shot to number one in the US. However it has divided the gay community, some of whom claim lyrics such as, "It's not what good girls do, not how they should behave," are demeaning. The debate has been intensified by the fact that her previous single 'UR So Gay' was a rant directed at a former boyfriend whom she accused of acting 'gay', although he is straight. Some US bloggers claimed the song was homophobic for its apparently derogatory use of the word gay. Others denounced her latest single, alleging that its appropriation of the gay lifestyle exists for the sole purpose of attracting the attention of Perry's boyfriend and her audience. The lyrics go on: "I kissed a girl just to try it. I hope my boyfriend don't mind it.
'The Fosters' Takes a Groundbreaking Step Forward for Gay Teens on TV
Jude Foster kissed a boy Monday night, and it was positively groundbreaking. Their kiss — but more importantly, their story — is the latest in a series of impressive steps forward for gay teens on television. After kissing in a tent on a camping trip — off-screen — the two have been exploring their attraction with a smile here, a brush of hands there. We've seen similar plots before: One boy reads feelings into their relationship, and the other freaks out in response. But seeing mutual attraction play out in this fashion, especially among characters so young and not assured of their sexuality, is distinctive.
The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. This sort of normalization is good news. Friendships between gay and straight men have always existed. But there have also always been roadblocks to their formation.