Lee Suckling discusses the positive impact of our culture's changing masculinity.

It's no secret that masculinity is changing. Since the dawn of the #MeToo era, men have been forced to take a long, hard look in the mirror and think about why they behave the way they do.

Slowly but surely, this has a positive effect on women. You're probably surprised to hear that it has been constructive for gay men like me, too.

Close gay-straight friendships between men never used to be very common. Our fathers never seemed to have them. Mine certainly disappeared when I came out in