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    33 Things Most Gay Men Have Experienced If You Were Coming Of Gay In The Early 2000s

    Not all gays. But some!

    1. You'd sit at a family dinner and some dumbass would ask you *that question*...

    2. ...when a group of brave girls had *the audacity* to also ask you *that question*...

    3. ...when people would ask you *that other question*: "Hey, why are all of your friends girls?"...

    4. ...when you had gym class and they separated boys and girls, so you didn't have anyone to be partners with...

    5. ...when you would secretly google pics of Brad Pitt's nudes and then immediately delete your browser history...

    6. ...when you would download porn (most likely Sean Cody) on Kazaa, and then immediately delete all traces of said files and searches...

    7. ...when you were feeling bold and would re-name the porn you downloaded to something like "Avril Lavigne video" and hide it within folders in folders in folders on your desktop (usually labeled "homework")...

    8. ...when you would tell people you were *totally straight* because you had posters of "hot girls" like this on your wall...

    9. ...when someone asked you why you liked female pop stars like Britney Spears so much and you were like, "she's hot"...

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    10. ...meanwhile, this was you in your bedroom:

    #GrowingUpGay When you were re enacting a pop concert in your room and heard footsteps

    11. When you would watch Baywatch for reasons...

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    12. ...when every picture you took was basically you screaming "I'M GAAAAAAY"...

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    13. ...when you would find any excuse to get lost in this aisle 👀...

    14. ...when seeing a Backstreet Boys' tits were the highlight of TRL...

    15. ...when seeing Justin Timberlake's armpit gave you heart palpitations...

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    16. ...and when this magazine CHANGED you😊.

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    17. When you would be in the mall and walk by an Abercrombie and shift your eyes to get a glimpse of a shirtless man...

    18. ...and trying to get a peek at A&F Quarterly 'cause you knew it'd be chocked full of PG-13 pics of male models...

    19. ...when someone would say "that's so gay" and you would go "HA HA HA RIGHT?!"...

    20. ...when watching Saved By The Bell meant Slater in a singlet...

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    21. ...when Stefan turned into Urkel and you were like "well shit"...

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    22. ...when Danny was, like, the perfect guy and it killed you that you couldn't see his hot military boyfriend without a blurred face...

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    23. ...when Aladdin was the hottest cartoon character...

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    24. ...when Gaston gave you daddy issues...

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    25. ...when Survivor meant this...

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    26. ...when literally any guy in a tank top caught your eye...

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    27. ...when you left the "interested in" on Facebook or Myspace blank...

    28. ...and when Simba was just like the fucking hottest.

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    29. When watching TV with your parents was like walking through landmines....

    #GrowingUpGay when you're watching a TV show with your parents and someone in it is gay and you're just there like

    30. ...when you were basically a secret agent...

    #GrowingUpGay hearing your friends talk about gays not knowing you're one and feeling like an undercover spy infiltrating the hetero camp

    31. ...when your AIM away messages were a cry for homo help...

    32. ...when you had to play "shirts vs. skins" in gym class...

    33. ... and honestly, when literally anyone took their shirt off on a TV show or movie because the internet was shitty and you shared a computer with your family so you couldn't just freely look at porn.

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