'My gay friend is attracted to my brother!'
Dear Diana, My best friend is openly gay and I don't mind his sexual orientation because it doesn't affect me in any way whatsoever.
I’m pretty straight and I don’t interfere in his life. Having said that, over a drink, he recently confessed to me that he finds my brother attractive! I was too stunned to say anything. As far as I know, my bro is straight. What do I do?
You seem to be jumping to conclusions. Your friend just said that he finds your brother attractive. It does not mean that he wants him to be his partner. Just like you would find a woman attractive, he found your bro appealing in the same way. There is no need to discuss it any further with him or your folks. Ignore his comment. React only if he tails your sibling or tries to strike a friendship with him. It was just a harmless comment so let it be that way.
Diana will solve it!
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