For years, straight women have been using the phrase “my gays” when talking about their homosexual friends. (We blame Kathy Griffith for starting the trend back in the mid-2000’s.) And we get it. It’s supposed to be term of endearment. But, frankly, it’s kind of annoying. After all, we don’t go around referring to our heterosexual friends as “our straights.” That would just be stupid.
Well, this week Andy Cohen took a moment on Watch What Happens Live to address the issue. After playing a montage of moments where women from this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have used the phrase “my gays,” Cohen turned to the camera and said: “Even though some of your friends might be gay, which is great, they are not ‘yours.’ You do not own them. We are not cattle. We are not purses.”
“And the next time you feel like saying ‘my gays,’” he continued, “replace it with ‘my blacks’ and see how that turns out.”
What do you think? Is it time straight women retired the phrase “my gays”? Sound off in the comment section below.