“Gay culture is …” like most things in life, it all started with a tweet:
Gay culture is being a teenager when you’re 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live.
— Vulnerable Introvert Gay likes Diversity (@introvertgay) September 2, 2017
70k+ likes and 16k+ retweets later, it was clear that the bold and powerful tweet had deeply resonated with the LGBTQ community:
Gay culture is getting ghosted by a dude and the next day seeing he wrote a thinkpiece about fear of rejection in the gay community
— Sean Young 🎄 (@SeanPatYoung) December 16, 2017
gay culture is cultivating boundless inner strength to survive years of homophobic abuse but still being afraid to make a phone call
— J. Jennifer Espinoza (@sadqueer4life) December 23, 2017
Gay culture is being afraid to show your gay friends the boy you’re talking to becuase you don’t want to hear “oh yeah! I know him!”
— Local soccer mom (@Yoursoccermom) December 17, 2017
Gay culture is texting your friend the address of your Grindr hookup & telling them if you don’t text again in 3 hours to call the cops
— dιgglεs 🆕🎆 (@digggles) December 28, 2017
gay culture is spotting another fellow gay in the streets and trying not to give each other eye contact but strut ur way down the road like ur on a runway
— aaron (@aaronpreece) December 22, 2017
Gay culture is chatting to a guy on grindr all evening, then deciding you could imagine being with them.
So you add them on whatsapp and go to bed. Then wonder who “Tom Grindr” is for six months until you swap numbers with a guy on scruff and it’s Tom grindr. — Phil of the FutWHORE (@absolutPHILth) December 18, 2017
gay culture is recycling last night’s party outfit because zero photos were taken and tonight’s party is a different friend group
— Pierce (@myspierce) December 17, 2017
gay culture is not having the vocal range to sing the songs you want at karaoke
— Shane Whitaker (@shanemwhitaker) December 16, 2017
Gay culture is the love of your life sending you cute and funny texts & your boyfriend asking you who you’re texting.
— Daniel Rahl (@HisNameIsVanity) December 15, 2017
Gay culture is developing friendships with other gays based solely on your mutual hatred of a third gay.
— Whiskey Houston (@RobCoco) December 26, 2017
Gay culture is putting vers on your profile when you know you’re 90% to 100% bottom.
— MATTHEW (@musiquefreak) December 16, 2017
Gay culture is acting distant and mysterious around a guy you like only to push him away even farther a worsen your chance but it’s okay because you don’t like yourself and you think he doesn’t deserve trash like you.
— 🎄𝓙𝓸𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝓦𝓲𝓵𝓵𝔂🎄 (@_WillyGutierrez) December 15, 2017
Gay culture is many things, but most importantly, gay culture is LOVE:
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