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Effeminate Gays

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.

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.