Actually, my best friends in art college were gay. I learned what a Mary was and a lot of other stuff. I was like your bff. Only our friendships didn't last forever. We all eventually lost touch after graduation. And my other bff died from AIDS 4 years ago. As you can tell, I don't hit it off with everyone, and those that I do, I cherish. And I cherished my friend very much and I still miss him and the adventures , toys, movies and silly conversations that we shared.