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Gays Have Fashion, Yes We Do! (And We Have Lots Of Money Too)…

We as gay men love to look our best at any given moment. Whether it’s going to the hottest club or buying orange juice at the supermarket, we always are dressed to the heavens…

Or do we? That’s what one of the stereotypes that is commonly associated with gay men. We are fashion obsessed, materialistic beings that are only focused on obtaining the finer things in life. But in reality we know that isn’t always true. In fact, when we look at the entire scope of demographics in this community, you’ll see that most of us are fiscally sound like most other Americans that are recovering through a major recession period. Where does the motion that we’re swimming in money with endless mounds of disposable income? Well there’s several thoughts to that. Here’s more:

The Williams Institute recently released an update on their 2009 report on poverty within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

There’s a notion and debate about the queer community being wealthy and affluent, but the Institute’s findings proved that not to be true.

HuffPost Live host Ricky Camilleri points to television shows and movies such as “The L Word,” “The Birdcage,” and “Queer As Folk” as examples of how gays and lesbians portrayed in the media as upper class and fashionable.


The discussion also touched on demographics like race, job that come into play. Popular beliefs of exceedingly wealthy men has been a prominent image to affluent gay men. The discussion also implies how truly diverse we are so it’s always good to remind ourselves how many similarities we have each other.

Sly

Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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