I have two small stories the first which I recalled after reading this post:
And I haven't seen The Salon but I can say with about 90% certainty that Brian is propagating that image intentionally for the good of his career.
Men like Brian are in shows like The Salon because a lot of women absolutely love the gay best friend idea.
But apparantly... not being straight (anymore) changes all of this? After coming out to a number of friends in college, I decided to come out to one of my best friends in "the real world". She was sitting on one side of the room, and I on the other.
I turned to her and I said:
"Name, look I've something to tell ye, and it's kinda big, so can ye keep it under wraps for a while"
She gets that kind of gossipy look in her eye and asks what it is..
"Eh, I'm bisexual" [Hold Breath awaits shocked gasp]
Instead however, she lets out a huge squeal, starts clapping her hands frantically, smiles and says "oh my god oh my god oh my god! We can go shopping!!"
I look at her, apalled and just say "Eh, no"
The utter look of disappointment on her face!
Another time I had to explain to one of my friends over and over again that yes, non-straight people actually did exist in real life and no, they weren't just on the telly.
So any funny stories?