Buzz·Posted on Oct 11, 2018Here Are 17 Of The Biggest Myths About Being A Gay Man That You'll See In Pop CultureFor starters, not all gay men like theater!by Luis Del ValleBuzzFeed Staff, MexicoFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Myth: Gay men always have a group of fabulous best girl friends with whom they spend all of their time. Logolite Entertainment Truth: Just like any other person, gay men can have all types of friends. Fabulous girl friends, non-fabulous girl friends, gay men and, yes, straight men too. 2. Myth: gay men are either super effeminate or super macho. Astillero Films Truth: Of course, both of those "types" exist, but there's a whole spectrum of personalities. Just like you'd find with, ya know, people in general. 3. Myth: Effeminate men are usually "bottoms." HBO Truth: A person's preferred role in sex has NOTHING to do with their personality. 4. Myth: All gay men are spectacular dancers. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox Truth: That's another generalization, people. 5. Myth: anal sex is as easy as cracking open a can of soda. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com Truth: It takes some serious time and preparation, people. 6. Myth: Gay men are always super extravagant, especially when it comes to the way they dress. Televisa Truth: Obviously, style and manner of dress varies by the person. 7. Myth: Gay men are all also super extroverted, dramatic and talk really loudly. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures Truth: Hate to break it to you, but nope. 8. Myth: Every gay man is dying to be a drag queen. City TV Truth: Some gay men like to dress in drag, but some don't. Plus, many guys who dress in drag are straight! 9. Myth: Musical theater is like the gay man's gospel. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC Truth: Nope! Again, tastes vary widely. 10. Myth: All gay men are open to having a threesome. HBO Truth: Nope! It's a matter of personal preference. 11. Myth: All gay men are obsessed with pop divas. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF media1.tenor.com Truth: This is definitely a common passion (CARLY SLAY JEPSEN 4 EVER), but plenty of gay men prefer different musical genres, just like, ya know, everyone else. 12. Myth: All gay men are promiscuous. ABC Truth: Nope! That's a total generalization. 13. Myth: All gay men have a huge fetish for leather. Peccadillo Pictures Truth: Sorry to disappoint, but not every gay man will have a leather harness in their closet. 14. Myth: Gay men want to hook up with their straight friends. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FX Truth: Most gay men, just like most people, view friends and potential hookups differently. 15. Myth: All gay men have perfectly toned bodies. HBO Truth: **Say with with us** Just like everyone else, gay men have all kinds of body shapes and sizes! 16. Myth: All gay men are fashion experts. FX Truth: Not all gay guys pay attention to trends or fashion. They do as they please, just like everyone else! 17. Myth: All gay men are only interested in sex. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF A24 Truth: Many gay men seek meaningful relationships, just like everyone else does. So, tl;dr, every gay man is unique and deserves to be valued for who they are — no matter what pop culture dictates! ❤️ Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix This post was translated from Spanish.