There are lots of reasons why you might want to know if your friend is gay. Because that is what friends do. Understand that some girls are straight, and that rejection is inevitable for everyone, even for straight people. The second was more purposive, where we actively recruited Bears to test the psychological variables never asked by the first study that might be associated with the identity. Bears have sexual desires that need fulfilling. The Bear community exists as a subculture in reaction to the larger gay community.
Read more stories by just signing up or Download the App to read the latest stories Sign up Already a member? Does this particular community have a disproportionately higher HIV prevalence than the mainstream gay community or other subcultures within the community? Just don't stare or be too obvious about it.
Look for physical cues.