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Feminine Men

Being My Own Man: Discovering What I Learned From My Dad

Michael Rohrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

My dad is a good man. He's strong. He's a provider. He's a fixer of broken things, a disciplinarian, a caretaker. I respect him, and I am thankful for him, but I have always felt like I would never be the man he is. Note to self: Change your way of thinking.

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.