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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Today's look-alike gay couple

This morning's NY Times featured a wedding announcement for David Taylor and David Bergad:

They were married Thursday in San Francisco. Once again, they wouldn't be mistaken for twins, but they could be brothers.

Gay men often look as if they have pleasant dispositions. Is it partly because they look unthreateningly non-hyperandrogenized?

I'm also struck by what an overwhelmingly white phenomenon gay marriage is. The NY Times has shown pictures of hundreds of gay couples, yet I can't recall seeing a single picture of a black or Hispanic (Amerindian) man as part of such a couple, and I think I've only seen one or two Asians.

Where's the diversity? Does this mean that white homosexuals only want to marry white, or that the New York Times covers only white gay weddings?


John Craig said...

To the person who just complained that the preview feature in the comments section was funky -- don't worry, your real email was not published.

Lady Bug said...

That photograph really made me lol. So cute, so cuddly, so much fun!!!!

John Craig said...

Lady Bug --
You're right, they do sort of look like fun. I described the four flavors of gay men here:

The ones who get married, at least the ones whose pictures you see in the Times, seem to be mostly the third flavor.