This is his response:
That being said the popular "Gay Chicken" trend that is sweeping the Internet troubles me a little, because I think it implies being gay is weird and bizarre that really undercuts what many of us are trying to do. While like many I appreciate the a good gay joke every now and again, which is why I am only in the 3-6 range as a LGBT Ally when I last did Safe-Zone Training, the idea of daring another guy to see who bails out first as a test of manliness is just irritating....I'm not too surprised mocking what gay guys do and/or using homosexuality as a form of testing how manly a (straight) a guy is, is not new. Throughout our pop culture history gay characters have been used to display exuberant flamboyance as a juxtaposition to what "normal guys" are supposed to be like. And I think Gay Chicken is an extension of that with a twist.First of all the act itself act itself is seen as taboo, and the inherit goal is not to actual kiss (or do other things) to the other guy but rather just last longer. It's essentially a test of Bravado, where "gay acts" are used a proxy. And so the game presents several different messages: (1) homosexuality, or "gay acts", are weird/taboo, (2) only 'real' men can stand the heat and stick through it, and(3) the guy that bails out for is "gay" for not being to handle it.
I accept that, as well. I mean, I still stand by the gay chicken craze allows some to experiment safely, or express some form of homo-eroticism without being called "gay," but, like girl-on-girl porn, it's mockery.
Seriously, search for gay chicken on YouTube. Lots and lots and lots of videos -- some more homophobic than others -- some more homoerotic than I think they intend to be.