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Straight Man on the Street Interviews Philly's Gay Community: VIDEO

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It's Pride week in Philadelphia, so straight man on the street Evan Burdette went down to the Gayborhood to feel the pulse on Amanda Bynes, RuPaul, the community's favorite thing about being gay, street preachers, and Omarosa.

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  1. This looks very stereotypical. You've got your 'gayborhood', your supposed 'straight' man, your questions about Rue Paul..sad, utterly sad.

    Posted by: jason | Jun 11, 2013 5:54:48 PM


  2. I can't figure out where the f.ck they were standing for the interviews. I guess they were at 12th & Spruce Streets.

    I love the White guy with the pink cap. He has a inner-city Black/Ebonics accent--just like Mike Diamond on Youtube. It's cute.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 11, 2013 5:56:00 PM


  3. Cue self-hating comments from those who can't handle that people who don't conform to their personal opinions about what "being a man" is are just as masculine and manly as anybody else (you know who they are) in

    3...

    2...

    1...

    Posted by: Rrhain | Jun 11, 2013 5:57:20 PM


  4. Andy Towle needs to stop promoting stereotypes of the gay community.

    Posted by: jason | Jun 11, 2013 5:58:47 PM


  5. As a born and raised Philly boy, the only thing embarrasseing about this is that it's let's outsiders know that we brought in Omarosa to host our festival. DC gets Lynda Carter. we get a bully... Still SMH... And that's Locust Street with the Corner of 12th and Locust and the restaurant Knock in the background...

    Posted by: Anthony | Jun 11, 2013 6:03:51 PM


  6. Good thing TR clarified that the interviewer is straight. I always need that disclaimer since I'm so easily confused about that baloney.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Jun 11, 2013 6:09:21 PM


  7. Love this!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 11, 2013 6:12:54 PM


  8. wtf did I just watch. bluh.

    Posted by: northoftheborderguy | Jun 11, 2013 6:51:58 PM


  9. Every Gay person is 35 or younger. Every one else is just a person.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jun 11, 2013 7:59:05 PM


  10. This so does not represent the upscale, affluent professional gay male. No way, shape, or form. There's no inclusivity here whatsoever. This kind of piece makes it look like all gay men are urban, fey, trashy, and ethnically confused. No interest in being part of that. Or even neighbors with that.

    Posted by: Talk to the Hand | Jun 11, 2013 8:09:04 PM


  11. Wait, Jason lost the capital "j" but is still posting the same anti-femme bs? A troll is a troll is a troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 11, 2013 8:15:33 PM


  12. I can't even.

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/dean-what-gif.gif

    Posted by: selrahC | Jun 11, 2013 8:21:15 PM


  13. Although I agree these guys are unattractive riff-raff.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 11, 2013 8:24:22 PM


  14. As for me, who was raised in the suburbs AND city of Philadelphia where I had that Roman Catholic deluge of rhythm-method babies by the barrels as cousins, aunts and uncles we would visit "down the city" almost every weekend, unless we were entertaining them in our lawn strewn suburbs just chock full of "white flight" refugees, who made the paramount mistake of "escaping" to the vicinity of 100+ year old Afro-American communities with roots dating back to the Underground Railroad many decades before most of the "white flight's" European immigrants even came here in either coffin ships filled with Irish or while occupying the lowest of low steerage compartments in transatlantic ships. It was always amusing to see the reaction on my newly arrived neighbor kids' faces when they found out that my family's doctor was an African-American gentleman who was my first generation Italian Dad's best friend and counselor. My 100's (without exaggeration) of Irish and Italian cousins, uncles and aunts always knew well enough to avoid questioning my Dad about our beloved family doctor, Reginald Pinkney, one of the finest and most compassionate medical doctors who's ever cared for me. Despite their rolling eyes and clucks from their catty tongues (to mix a metaphor) my "future" white flight Roman Catholic relatives were even more flummoxed by my Mom's decision to enroll all of her children in a new concept, pre-school education, under the teaching of another prominent African-American, Ms. Strickland, who ran a pre-school where we all, my three older brothers, me and my younger sister got a 1950's and 1960' style "HeadStart" on our eventual parochial education. From the sublime to the ridiculous, truly. Philadelphia is more a region than it is a City. It was fun to hear some of that Philadelphian accent on display while the video clip played.

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | Jun 11, 2013 9:02:07 PM


  15. "Cue self-hating comments from those who can't handle that people who don't conform to their personal opinions about what "being a man" is are just as masculine and manly as anybody else"

    Yes, Rick and BullyKiwi posing as Rick are boring, but is it too much to ask to not expect all gay men to know about/give a damn about female celebrities? Is it really that difficult?

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jun 11, 2013 9:11:03 PM


  16. I love this other MateoM speaking for me. Quite funny. Now that I'm done with class and about to graduate, I have plenty of time to play along.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 11, 2013 9:21:33 PM


  17. Well, the urban, upscale, professional gay man doesn't exist on any large scale. LGBT people are across the board basically broke compared to heterosexuals. And only 37% of LGBT white-collar, college educated individuals are completely out at work.

    Just sayin'.

    Anyway, this segment was pretty cute. You will find gay/bi men like these guys everywhere so to act as if they don't at all represent the community in any way is ridiculous and simply false. Not everyone in the community is straight-laced, preppy and masculine and there is absolutely no issue with that or any issue with being more masculine and not into Drag Race and the like.

    Do you. Just don't condemn others in the process.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Jun 11, 2013 9:32:58 PM


  18. While I did not literally laugh out loud, it was a cute video. Despite some of the negative comments, there's nothing wrong with having a little fun at Pride.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Jun 11, 2013 9:58:22 PM


  19. Philly Pride is the absolute most boring event ever. This was the 25th anniversary of the parade/pride festival, and you couldn't tell it from the first one. The same stuff, the same tired contests, same hosts, same everything. Philly Pride staff has been phoning it in for over 20 years.

    Atlanta, a city 1/3 the size of Philadelphia and with a smaller metropolitan area has 10 times (literally) as many people attend their pride festival. There is no excuse for Philly's Pride to be so lame and repetitious and unimaginative year after year (and, No, being so close to NYC does not mean that we can't do better).

    Posted by: Tatts | Jun 11, 2013 11:45:10 PM


  20. @Francis#1, when did that change? My understanding has been that homosexuals have always been among the most affluent 'minority' groups in the United States.

    a) muse.jhu.edu/journals/advertising_and_society_review/summary/v008/8.2hester_gibson.html

    "Market research firms and advertising agencies specializing in a gay niche market were formed, with media consultants claiming that “Gay men and women may be America's most affluent and least understood market.... Lukenbill, noted that early data touting gay men and lesbians' higher income levels were collected only from those people who subscribed to newspapers and magazines.3 Because these individuals tend to be more educated and have a higher disposable income than those who do not subscribe to periodicals, a new stereotype emerged about the wealth of gay Americans. Subsequent analyses have shown that the majority of lesbians and gay men in the United States earn slightly less than heterosexuals.4 The wealthiest segment of gay and lesbian Americans is restricted to a minority of older, dual-income, white male households in the country's largest urban areas, which actually represents only a fraction of the overall gay and lesbian population."

    So .. it's not across the board. If you're older, white, male and attached, you are more likely to be affluent, just like straight counterparts. But I was wrong that as a whole gays are among the most affluent.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 12, 2013 1:20:55 AM


  21. The interviewer really managed to pick the creme de la creme of Philly gay life, said no one ever.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 12, 2013 7:46:36 AM


  22. Enjoyed the guy looking at the interviewer's ass. Pretty cute.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Jun 12, 2013 8:27:33 AM


  23. Guys, it's perfectly ok to hate on other aspects of your community, just not exclude them from the community. So guys who hate femme guys? Fine, but remember that you guys are the same. Guys who hate serious guys, fine, just remember that you guys are the same.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jun 12, 2013 9:50:03 AM


  24. @Henry Holland: What makes you think they all do? You do realize the clip was edited and thus they only showed the responses they liked, yes? You do realize they interviewed a lot more people than were shown, yes?

    @Zeta: It was never the case. Gay people are more likely to be poor. Your own study even said so.

    @Fenrox: Why do you have to "hate" them? They don't affect you, they hold no sway over you, so why are you paying them any attention at all? So you're not attracted to such people. La dee da. Why are you wasting your emotions on "hating" them?

    Posted by: Rrhain | Jun 12, 2013 1:21:43 PM


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