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In Brazil's Macho Culture, Homophobia and Misogyny Are Intertwined

Frente Feminista Casperiana Lisandra | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Frente Feminista Casperiana Lisandra

Both homophobia and sexism are part of the structure of the patriarchy. They are the most enduring building blocks in the construction of prejudice. And when those ideas come from within the gay community, we have a paradoxical situation.

The Strength in Being a Feminine Gay Man

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Even after I accepted my sexuality, I struggled with my femininity. I spent hours in the gym, building my body in an effort to emulate the ideal of what men supposedly should look like. I even shaved my head. But the nasal voice and extra bounce in my step were inescapable.

The Rise Of The Gay Feminist

Tyler Curry | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

The gay community is not immune to the idea that femininity is second-class. We still trot out our brawniest and brusquest as our spokesmen. It astounds me that gay culture continues to perpetuate the values that have kept women and gay men oppressed.

You're Just Like a Million Others, Snowflake

Brad Bell | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Brad Bell

Husbands embraces clichés, stereotypes and tropes to make a point: Most old ideas are only as meaningless or as negative as their context. Few of these notions are intrinsically detrimental, as the judgements we attach to them exist only in our minds.

Women! This Is Your Fight, Too

Jane Espenson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Jane Espenson

Femininity is absolutely still seen as something shameful among males. In season 2 of Husbands, we dug even deeper into this idea, building our story around the idea that the "gayer" character is less publicly acceptable.

Hey, Girl! Letting Us Effeminate Gay Boys Be Ourselves

Jeffery Self | Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeffery Self

For a long time, being considered a stereotype really made me mad; I wanted to prove how unstereotypical I am, but recently I've come to realize that what others might consider a stereotype I consider just being myself.

Is Effeminacy a Choice?

Mike Alvear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Alvear

There's an undeniable pansy vortex in gay life. You fall into it with baggy jeans and climb out of it with spandex up the crack of your ass.