It’s true that friendship is one of the three basic aspects of masculinity (family and strife being the other two.) But the reason that male friendship has been destroyed is not homophobia. Just the opposite-it’s your (progressives’) obsession with homosexuality, a disorder/perversion which affects a couple of percent of men, and making it the center of public discourse.
If everything is all gay, all the time, then two men can’t feel a deep love and friendship for each other without wondering if there’s something gay about it. Basic signs of physical affection that are normal in cultures less obsessed with perversion become suspect. Etc.
In the interest of making a couple of percent of men comfortable with their paraphilia, you’ve alienated 98%.