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Hey Commenters: In Your Estimation, What Stories Actually DO Constitute “Gay News”?

by Derek de Koff September 04, 2016


Despite the increasingly concerned advice of friends and therapists, we actually do read the comments here at Queerty. (Yes, we drink.) And while there’s never any shortage of food for thought or ammunition for our ever-sagging self-esteem, there is one comment that we see all the time, and frankly, we want to know why.

Related: Commentator Who Couldn’t Handle Gay Kisses ALSO Slams Tennis Player As ‘Not Macho’

The comment we see most often is along these lines: “How is this LGBTQ News?” (a.k.a. “How is this gay news?”; “This is newsworthy?”; “This is gay news, how?”, etc.)

Related: Out Fox News Commentator Thinks Gays Should Ease Up On People Against Marriage Equality

In case you don’t know what we mean, here are a few examples:

James Franco Hazes Nick Jonas In New Way-Gay Frat Flick:

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This Is How Steve Grand Pumps It Up (At The Gym):Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 2.57.50 PM

PHOTOS: Meet The Hunks Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 23:

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Coming Soon: The Charlie Sheen Gay Sex Tape You Never Wanted To See:

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A Coven Of Queer Witches Have Placed A Hex On Pharma-Bro Martin Shkreli:
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From The Depths Of The ’80s Comes “Gay Monopoly,” A Forgotten Board Game Gem:

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California Love Affair With Summer Stripes:

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Gay Adult Film Performer Dimitri Kane Dead At 20:

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Michael Shea’s Steamy Affair With 2(X)IST:

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 3.25.04 PMFox News’ Shepard Smith Hooks Up With 26-Year-Old Production Assistant:

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ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez Comes Out Publicly, Announces He’s Getting Married:

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Instagram’s Favorite Gay Dads Break Up, Delete Photos:

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We could go on. We really could.

So our question is this: What, in your opinion, does constitute “gay news”? And, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t?

Sound off in the comments below. We read them.

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