Think of the first ten gay men you’ve seen portrayed by the media. How many are thin? How many are fat? If you can think of more than two fat gay men who were more than side characters, you’re already doing better than I am.
This is a problem. It’s setting gay youth up with this concept of “Oh? You’re gay? This is how you need to look, then. Get on that.” It’s shit like that that led me, in high school, to assume that I’d be alone unless I began denying myself the simple pleasure of eating tasty food.
Even if you manage to get past the culturally proclaimed falsehood of “thin is the only acceptable gay body shape” you can’t as easily escape from being told “thin is the standard for attractiveness and if you’re heavy your body will be fetishized, you will be labeled, and you will be expected to conform yourself to the expectations of this label.” This is the kind of shit that leads to disordered eating and obsession with looking a certain way at the expense of health and happiness and general well-being.
Anyway, these are just my thoughts. I don’t speak for all gay guys, and if I got anything wrong feel free to let me know. Also, if I missed any tags that should be on this, tell me and I’ll add them immediately.