Ok, so not all of these are “gay,” per se. But if you’re gay, and you’re doing them, then they’re pretty gay, right? From the cliché and stereotypical to the unexpected and out-of-the-box, here’s our list of 100 “gay” things to do before you die.
1. Attend San Francisco Pride
It’s one of the biggest Pride Festivals in the world. Gotta check this one off your bucket list.
2. Go on a gay cruise
A bunch of horny dudes in swimsuits getting drunk? What could go wrong?
3. Watch Queer as Folk
Yes, it’s based on the UK show of the same name, but the Showtime series broke ground and is worth a look. And those sex scenes, though!
4. Have a gay roommate
Learning to live with someone is an important rite of passage, especially if it’s another gay person (that you’re not sleeping with).
5. Host an Oscar party
Yes, the Academy may be behind the times, but that doesn’t mean your fancy soiree has to be!
6. Head to a gay rodeo
Popular in the Southwest, the Gay Rodeo shows up in most areas of the country. Save a horse and ride a cowboy, right?
7. Go on a blind date
Yes, it’s scary, and yes, it will probably end badly. But. You never know!
8. Go on an online date
Tinder, OkCupid, Grindr — pick one, pick a guy, and go on an actual date. It’s easier than it sounds.
9. Kiss Oscar Wilde’s grave
Join the millions of admirers and kiss this gay icon’s lipstick-stained gravestone in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.
10. Join a gay sports team
Volleyball, baseball, badminton — whatever it is, joing a gay sports team will introduce you to new friends and keep you active.
11. Watch To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
Yes, this is the movie your friends are quoting all the time. And so should you!
12. Bring a date to the company holiday party
There’s nothing like showing off a bit of arm candy to your coworkers.
13. Do Halloween in New Orleans
New Orleans is a mecca for Halloween festivities, which means the gay scene here is frighteningly fabulous.
Usually bottom? Switch it up and take control. The results may surprise you!
Usually top? Suck it up and enjoy a little role reversal. You may like it more than you think.
16. Come out
Yeah, this one’s important. Do it when it’s right for you, but don’t go your whole life living in the closet.
17. Party in West Hollywood
Some of the most famous gay bars (and some of the hottest guys) can be found in WeHo. Hit it and hit it hard.