In the past two months, I’ve seen as many articles by gay men who are trying to explain why all gay men are seemingly obsessed with their physical appearance, specifically their physique. The first article I saw was back in mid-July from the internet site Gawker, entitled, The real reason gay men don’t get fat. The most recent article was written this week for a blog called Hommemaker. Orlando Soria writes Why gay men hate their bodies. Both articles make the unremarkable announcement that gay men are (wait for it), into physically fit bodies. And not only are they into physically fit bodies they are, in fact… (drumroll) concerned with their own physical fitness. Shocking, I know. The main problem with posts like these, from my perspective, is less on the content and more on the stereotype and over simplified statement it makes about the gay community as a whole.