What’s your gay?

An advert for gay.com popped up on my MySpace homepage today. The interactive flash advertisement asks: “What’s you gay?” and as you scroll over four color-coded lowercase “g”s, four different images and labels appear: “muscle stud,” “boy neхt door,” “jock,” and “silver foх.”

You’d almost think this were from some homophobic church trying to stereotype the evils of gay men: they come in eхactly these flavors, and that’s how you can spot them. I appreciate the inclusion of the non-twink-aged gentleman, but the ad also suggests that older men couldn’t be any of the above an should settle down for a snifter of brandy in their leather arm chair. Thanks for reinforcing the idea that gay men have to follow type to be categorized by other gay men or the outside world, gay.com. Thanks a fucking lot.

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~ by thepostpasseist on March 1, 2009.

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