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N eedless to say, I’m not straight. And I’m quite progressive when it comes to relationships, gender norms, and marriage. (By progressive, I mean practical. Straight people are needlessly complicated.) My friend group is mostly LGBTQIA+ and we have a host of relationship issues, platonic and otherwise, but somehow it just seems easy to me.

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N eedless to say, I’m not straight. And I’m quite progressive when it comes to relationships, gender norms, and marriage. (By progressive, I mean practical. Straight people are needlessly complicated.) My friend group is mostly LGBTQIA+ and we have a host of relationship issues, platonic and otherwise, but somehow it just seems easy to me.

Straight people, on the other hand, are kinda w eird. They choose anything over frank communication , cling to outdated gender norms, and consistently feel the need to prove their own straightness. This list was inspired by a female friend who thinks her boyfriend should never hang out with other women and a male friend who thinks the color pink is gay. Oh, the horror.

But before you say “not all straight people,” let me stop you right there. I agree. Onlymost straight people are like this. The straight men and women who are part of my majority-queer social circle behave very differently from the sorority-type girl clique I never quite fit into or the bro crew that hit on me a hundred ways to hell in law school.

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N eedless to say, I’m not straight. And I’m quite progressive when it comes to relationships, gender norms, and marriage. (By progressive, I mean practical. Straight people are needlessly complicated.) My friend group is mostly LGBTQIA+ and we have a host of relationship issues, platonic and otherwise, but somehow it just seems easy to me.

Straight people, on the other hand, are kinda w eird. They choose anything over frank communication , cling to outdated gender norms, and consistently feel the need to prove their own straightness. This list was inspired by a female friend who thinks her boyfriend should never hang out with other women and a male friend who thinks the color pink is gay. Oh, the horror.

But before you say “not all straight people,” let me stop you right there. I agree. Onlymost straight people are like this. The straight men and women who are part of my majority-queer social circle behave very differently from the sorority-type girl clique I never quite fit into or the bro crew that hit on me a hundred ways to hell in law school.

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  1. Have tons of friends of every gender and sexual orientation.

Even if you’re partnered up. Stop assuming all guys and girls are into each other. They’re not. As queer people we know that sexuality is a mess and lots of other people are “just not our type,” something that has nothing to do with gender. We’re also good at turning off the psychotic creepiness if someone says they’re not interested. We’re famously good at staying friends with people we find attractive because friendship comes first.

Plus, having diverse friends is important. I don’t understand how straight people want to be the only person of their gender their partner knows. That’s not healthy. I for one am very thankful I married a guy who understands women.

2. Stay friends with your exes.

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