1. Westerly Winds says

    Donny actually reminds me of my straight best friend from childhood. Donny also seems to have picked up a couple of Mark’s verbal mannerisms/inflections. (Not that there’s anything wrong with it.) Seems like a nice guy.

  2. John says

    Honestly, this is neither informative or interesting. Who’s editing this site. There is enough cute content online to make me think someone isn’t doing their job over at Towleroad.

    Such a waste of time. BTW. They are both gay. One just happened to come out first.

  3. Rick says

    Instructive to read some of these comments.

    What I take away from them is how deeply threatened so many of you are by the idea of a masculine gay guy and a masculine straight guy being best friends….and of the gay guy saying he “doesn’t like chicks” and the straight guy being fine with it.

    This is the wave of the future and a glimpse into the new male culture that will render the entire “gay” culture of effeminacy obsolete….and that cannot happen soon enough.

  4. says

    My parents have gaydar and they’re both straight. It’s something you hone when you actually interact with diverse groups of gay people regularly.

    Some people can only spot the gay men that ignorant straight people classify as “Stereotypically Gay” (note: i prefer the term ‘Classically Gay’, myself, thankyouverymuch)

    Savvy folks can pick up on the finer notes. The Blue Streak of Recognition.

    Oh, look! Rick The Closeted is here again today to make strawman arguments for his own cowardly lack of a spine! Nobody, anywhere, is “threatened by gay male masculinity” – wimps like Rick, however, are threatened by perceived/deemed “gay male effeminacy” – which means he’s the most worthless wimp of all.

    hey Rick! I’ve been openly gay since i was a teenager. how come you’re not Out yet?

    Wanna see some pics of me and my straight buddies? here’s one of my with one of my best straight buds, marching in pride together. he’s awesome!

    so, is “TODAY” the day you’re gonna do the same, and show us all your oh-so-masculine self? no. of course not. you’re not masculine, you’re just a cowardly wimp who feel emasculated by the people your dad taught you to call “fems” are Out and Unafraid….and your own balls never dropped. Hehehe.


  5. Mike Ryan says

    MarkE Miller has about 140,000 subscribers and his videos are viewed, on average, more than 100,000 times. According to Google his YouTube Channel generates (payment from Google for GoogleAds) approximately $109,000 a year or $8.3K per month.

    He’s a college student. Not bad for a twenty-something Google entrepreneur.

    I would say yes, he is a gay icon.

  6. Reality says

    I love reading bitchy comments from old queens on here. It reminds me of exactly what I won’t be when I reach your decrepit old age. I’m in my 20’s and loving life! Won’t let my happiness get sucked away like all you suffering tools. Let these kids keep blogging and enjoying what they do.

  7. says

    to Reality’s point – if you think your perspective is better, and your friends are Better Examples Of Gays And Their Straight Friends, then do what this dude did – click “record”, then click “post”, and then share the URL with us.

  8. whatever says

    @Mike Ryan,
    Really? And he lives in that dump with the Budweiser logo on the wall?
    Hey, you know what? McDonald’s sells millions (billions?) of hamburgers a week, doesn’t mean I’d want to eat one.

  9. Dana says

    @reality- really? A “bitchy comment” from a guy who makes it known he’s in his 20s complaining that “old” people make “bitchy comments”? Dude, We’re about the same age and bitchy people make bitchy comments regardless of age…Only a tool flaunts his age to make himself feel better…try posting something substantive next time instead

  10. JonnyNYNY2FLFL says

    The straight guy & the gay boy are both adorable. Hopefully, all young men will eventually evolve to a level where they can be besties with each other & sexual orientation is no big deal.

  11. Rick says

    I severed my own penis with a Boy Scout knife when I was 9 and I’ve regretted it every day since. That’s why I have to overcompensate now by hating women as well as any gay men who don’t try to ape the straight Neanderthal aesthetic. (Is aesthetic too effeminate a word?) I wish I didn’t have to change pants every time I need to pee.

  12. andrew says

    Two great guys. How much better the world would be if all gay and straight people could relate to each other the way they do. Please keep posting positive things like this on Towleroad. Too many of the posts and WAY too many of the commenters are depressing.

  13. PS says

    My gaydar focuses mainly on how guys move their hands. Or how they sit… if their legs are wide apart:straight, if their knees are close together:gay. Just sayin’.

  14. Reality says

    @DANA. Sorry you’re taking the comment to heart and you’re having issues with it. If you’re “basically” my age, why has hate bottled up inside you so quickly? Why do videos of young people on youtube boil your blood?

  15. Mike Ryan says

    @WHATEVER – a bit jealous? He’s paid for his entire college education himself and he is moving in with Ethan – not renting but buying. But before you go off on another tangent look around at some of the other Vloggers and their self-made YouTube incomes: DavyWavy has four channels and all are extremely popular. His main channel is ranked in the top 1,000 and he earns (from the one main channel alone) over $300,000 a year. He has taken trips throughout Europe always first class, just purchased a beautiful home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood, has a fitness video lines along with selling his own brand of fitness clothes.

    And then there’s lush. Matthew and his boyfriend Nick. Matt is 25 while Nick is just over 18. They have nearly 250,000 subscribers and their videos are viewed on average nearly 1 million times. Their estimated yearly salary (per Google) is $323,000 a year.

    Now let’s move on to Tyler Oakley. Surely you’ve heard of Tyler. YouTube rates his channel at the “A” level with a half a million subscribers. His video views surpass 125,000 each and Google reports he makes between $840,000 to $1,000,000.

    If none of these guys seem familiar to you go hit up YouTube and search them out. Look at what they are offering the gay community in the way of videos and eat your heart out that you don’t have your own ‘must see’ channel. Granted each one of these guys started over three years ago but with the right ‘niche’ you too can create your own videos and upload them to your own channel.

  16. zeddy says

    Usually I find his videos to be trite and self serving, but this was cute, had a decent message and so on. But it’s interesting how mannerisms are picked up.

  17. EchtKultig says

    I love when Andy posts this guy because of all the drama it causes.

    “This guy wants to be Davey Wavey and totally isn’t.” I’m quite sure he doesn’t. And thank goodness for that.

    “Who are these girls who would actually go out with a guy who calls them “chicks”?!”

    Basically, almost of the heterosexual women I’ve known except the most militant feminist-granola types. That includes ones with degrees from places like Harvard and Columbia. It’s a term of endearment among most of the straights.

  18. jonny says

    What a bunch of bitter haters there are posting here. I’ve only recently come to follow Mark (and Ethan’s) vlogs and really enjoy them – they speak to me in a way that many other gay vloggers do not. My BF and I are more like Mark and Ethan, straight friends included, than pretty much any of the others. His vlogs are about his life, his life with his BF. We are all different folks. There is no one way to be gay just as there is not one way to be straight. It just so happens that I related more to a positive voice who does not go on and on about his sex life but talks about love, friends and family. Keep up the good work Mark, you are the wave of the future for gay folks like me.

  19. Blake says

    That would be so much more meaning if they were two old men in a nursing home. Some people are under the misconception that all gay people are young and beautiful. That may come as a shock when age sets in.

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