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Study: Why Straight Women Are Often Close With Gay Men

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The Atlantic
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February 21, 2013
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The gay best friend, or GBF, may be a cliché, but it's a powerful one. Powerful enough -- at least in the minds of straight girls -- that a helpful article from Wikihow feels obligated to warn GBF seekers that, "Even if you believe you must have that flamboyant gay man to be your BFF, consider first the person inside -- what you are looking for is a soul mate friend, not a decorative accessory."