"Gay Culture Is"

"Gay Culture Is"

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Gay Culture Is refers to a series of humorous and thoughtful definitions for "gay culture." The meme is based in the homosexual experience and uses specifics to that community to define the culutre.

Origin

While the phrase "gay culture is" has existed both before the internet and in different areas online before gaining traction, the meme in its current form came into being in August 2017. Among the earliest tweets to use the phase as a joke comes from Twitter[1] user @ndress666. On December 29th, 2016, they tweeted (shown below), "Gay culture is going to lunch with someone and then going on Grindr and seeing that u are both online."


Gay culture is going to lunch with someone and then going on Grindr and seeing that u are both online

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Over the next few months, the catchphrase continued to appear on Twitter in this form with users posting "definitions" of gay culture. The meme gained more steam in August 2017 (examples below).


gay culture is crushing on someone that lives a couple thousand miles from you gay culture is not getting invited to girls night because you're a boy and not getting invited to boys night because you're not a "boy boy" gay culture is arguing every week about which celebrity named Chris is the hottest

On August 29th, Tumblr [3] user aljofares posted, "Gay culture is reblogging Gay Culture Is posts knowing full well that’s not gay culture but rather mental illness and social alienation." The post (shown below) received more than 40,000 notes.


Gay culture is reblogging Gay Culture Is posts knowing full well that's not gay culture but rather mental illness and social alienation

On September 1st, Twitter[2] user @introvertgay tweeted, "Gay culture is being a teenager when you're 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live." The post (shown below) received more than 15,000 retweets and 67,000 likes in less than three weeks. The post was featured on the website Queerty.[4]


Gay culture is being a teenager when you're 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live

Several media outlets covered the popularity of the catchphrase, including Elite Daily,[5] BuzzFeed [6] and more. On September 18th, Twitter published a Moments page to archive some of the most popular tweets.

Various Examples


Gay culture is writing a tweet in 30 seconds and spending 15 mins finding the right.gif GIF Gay culture is spending your rainy days as a closeted child staring out the window and lip syncing to Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson Gemma Collins is gay culture
Gay culture is publishing a photo of a man on public transport without his consent and captioning it "i just flooded my basement" Gay culture is stanning for IT while your summer queen, The Bababook, can't even get a text back. Gay culture is t a acnick @touchnick You and Kaleb heve liked each other Our pictures are literally identical

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