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Feminine 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.

To A Brother From A Snap! Queen

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

Jolly for you that you have a deep voice, a culturally acceptable walk and all that cisgender privilege, but let's be clear that some of us do not; some of us are feminine, and we switch, and we talk with a lisp, but that does not make us stereotypical.

Why Do So Many Gay Men Hate Gay Guys?

Jordan Bach | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jordan Bach

Many gay men find their own qualities, perhaps apparent to everyone else but them, extremely discomfiting in other gay men. We slither in embarrassment for them or laugh uneasily and toss snide remarks, belying a self-righteous anger that simply does not coexist with self-awareness.

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.