Look.
Here’s the deal.
I understand (honestly, I do!) that there isn’t (and shouldn’t be) some monolithic citadel in the gay community dictating the “experiences” of its members, but I can’t help but cringe at many of the stories being told through gay-centered art.

There’s something so unique, something so compelling about the experiences of homosexuals. Simply fuse our gay sensibilities with these experiences, and you’re destined for captivating stories…so why do so many writers fail at capturing it?

The following are book synopsis from an unnamed website from unnamed writers for the sake of anonymity. I wish not to poke-fun or be immature about this. I just want to shake my head at some of the stories being told in an attempt to “capture” or represent the homosexual experiences.

You be the judge.

#1. Christopher has a secret. He loves his older brother, Adam. The problem…Adam is the opposite of gay. Every day is living hell for Chris as he sees his brother parade around with different girls. But on one fateful night, something happens. And things will never be the same…

another:

#2. See what happens to the daydreamers when the pressures of high school close in around them.
If you think our daydreamers have gone through the tough part—coming out—then you’re surely mistaken.
Now that Sam is finally out of the closet, he’s gonna get more grief from the baseball jock, Kevin Hartley. Remember him from Tyler’s fight at the lake party?
And then there’s Alex. Can he and Joey keep a steady relationship now that school’s on again and they go to different ones? Brian doesn’t have a big part in his life anymore, but for some reason, just won’t go away.

Maybe I’m just too hopeful for, you know, original, compelling stories that aren’t about petty superficiality or coming out of the closet?

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