Op-ed: The 6 Gay Men Who Are Changing the World

We may joke about the nightmarish men we encounter out in the world, but there are also a lot of gay guys making the world a better place.

BY Tyler Curry

May 09 2014 7:00 AM ET

If we are telling the truth, sometimes it is fun to sit around with our best friends and dish on our many dating disasters, terrible one-night blunders, and the wretched ex-boyfriends that we wish would disappear. We list the men to avoid, the behaviors we abhor, and the character flaws that we hate to admit we share. Regardless of how many catalogues filled with gruesome men that we compile, it is only in good fun. Because no matter how bad those men that we never want to meet may be, there are many more that are creating waves of change for the gay greater good.

These are the six gay men who are changing the world.



The Family Man
Whether it’s through surrogacy, adoption, or a stork from above, this diaper-toting trendsetter is blazing a trail straight through the PTA meetings and Cub Scout retreats. With his passion for fatherhood, The Family Man is showing the world that being gay doesn’t mean that you have to give up your desire to parent a child. This guy can do it all, from taking control in the boardroom to bringing snacks to the soccer games. His friends may be wary of his decision to ditch cocktail hour for the playground, but he is steadfast in his decision to lock it down, baby style. The Family Man is pushing past the selfish to get to the selfless, and we are all better for it.

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