Jason Tseng

Gaymers Admitted to Gay UN, aka Manhunt

Filed By Jason Tseng | August 12, 2010 7:00 PM | comments

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Tags: gaymers, Manhunt

I saw this graphic on a friend's Facebook wall. It's one of those post 'em and tag 'em grids that ask you to lump your friends into tightly defined categories. I don't usually pay attention to these kind of memes since they're mostly all the same thing just with different 1980s nostalgic references (the Care Bears come to mind). But this one from Manhunt caught my eye, if not for its sociological slice of gay life.

manhunttypes.jpgWhat surprised me is that despite the monolithic amounts of gay "types" with all the lingo to accompany it (for example: bears, cubs, otters, wolves, and panthers are not only different types of furries, but also types within the gay "bear" subculture... and that's just one gay subculture), gaymers made it to the grid!

Lodged between the "Frat Boy" and the "Sk8ter Boi" is our Star Wars wearing, PS3 playing avatar complete with a halo of D&D dice. #awesome

Now I almost want to make a grid just for Gaymers!

*I also think it should be noted that on the grid of gay, there seems to be MAAAYYBBBBEEE two people of color... just sayin' is all.

crossposted from Scarlet Betch

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And of course no one over 30 because after that age you're not supposed to have sex because it's like, gross, dude.

Sean, DILFs are - pretty much by definition - over 30s, plus I know of plenty of gym bunnies, scene queens, bears, drag queens and the like who are too. So it's not like over-30s were totally ignored.

Unlike the gay hippies, grand old dames, Catholic priests (well, those that aren't chasing kiddies)...

In any case, most guys under 30 need L-plates on their dicks.

Looking at that image? Yeah, I'd say they were ignored. But then they're probably not part of the marketing demographic, so eww, gross, dude. :-)

Andrew Dworkin | August 13, 2010 10:11 AM

Where are trans male and alternative agendered and post-gendered representationalities of anti-heteronormative transgressive sexualities? Why the ciscentrism, biphobia, heterokink rejection and terror of transmale and anti-cis genitalia??? Where are categories for women and othered sexualities? Gay remains sexual fascism. Tyrannically trans and gyn phobic.

I'm totally the "Always Online" guy. AND I'm over 30. ;)

On your "just sayin," I count 4: the drag queen, the gym bunny, the pocket gay, and the frat boy, with a couple others ("I'm str8" and "like a virgin") possibly meant to be latino. Still not enough, but I'm wondering which were the two you were referring to?