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Why It's Not OK To Call People Your "Gays"

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We've all been there. All of your besties are out to brunch. The conversation is light and funny. Careers! Dating! Adulthood! You're all yapping away when the subject turns to your buddy Lars, who happens to be gay. Lars is an awesome dude. Lars is one of your best friends. Lars is the fucking best.

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Sure, it sounds cute at first — "My gays." It doesn't even sound malicious. You're just showing the world how accepting you are because you have a gay BFF.

But you see, a human being can't be "yours." A human being is not one of your fashionable handbags you have to match with a new pair of shoes.

What's that you say? Your "gay BFF" totally doesn't care when you call them that?

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