"Re: gay men with straight women friends: It's not a joke. Women like gay men because they're good conversationalists, know where the best restaurants are, really know how to shop, are interested in a lot of the same things, and *need* women in many cases for social cover. Gay men also like the adulation lavished on them by straight women (which shows that masculinity isn't necessarily a function of sexual orientation - most men like attractive women to pay attention to them and make them look "cool.")"
Turns out that sexuality is a continuum, and their silly little minds can't quite encompass that. Ah, fun.