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Gay Stereotypes

Why You're A 'Faggot'

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

For over a year I researched the words that people use to describe gay men -- words like "faggot," "pillow biter," "queer," "gym bunny," "bear," "twink," "homosexual" and even "gay" -- to get at the heart of the assumptions that people make about us.

Do 'Gaybros' Divide The LGBT Community?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A recent article on about a Reddit subgroup known as "Gaybros" inspired the above conversation on HuffPost Live. Urban Dictionary defines...

Is Queer The New Normal? (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What if the garden of Eden had operated a little bit differently? In his new exhibition "In The Garden," Dutes Miller creates a mythological place whe...

You're Just Like a Million Others, Snowflake

Brad Bell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.

The Military Asks, and I Will Tell

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Believe it or not, many therapists still think many of these myths are true.

Confessions of a 'Gay Slob'

Mark Allen | Posted 07.19.2012 | Queer Voices
Mark Allen

There was something about Jim and I my new neighbors never suspected: we're gay slobs. We're one dried cat carcass away from a cameo on Hoarders.

How's Your "Gaydar"?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

While many of us LGBTQ people use our gaydar in a tongue-and-cheek way to poke fun at each other, or to brag about our accuracy in spotting each other, we're basing these assumptions on socially constructed signifiers that are also used to discriminate against us.

Notorious Dictators Get A Fabulous Makeover

Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

Through his work, Florida-based painter Scott Scheidly creates unorthodox renditions of tyrants, dictators and popes, turning them from drab to fab wi...

Am I Okay if My Kids Are Gay?

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

That night, while I was lying in bed next to my tomboy after we read our book, she said, "You know Mommy, I don't like it when you say things like 'Oh, he's got to be gay' about William Levy."

Confessions Of A Queer Bully

Noah Tsika | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Tsika

What happens when both bully and victim are openly, vociferously interested in sleeping with members of their own gender? And what if, tracking the very topic of membership, one man says that another is "the wrong kind of gay"?

The 'Art' and Rhetoric of Stereotyping and Scapegoating LGBT People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since long before biblical references to Abraham, men have engaged in sexual relations outside the confines of marriage, but I am continually struck by the charge that ensuring marriage equality for same-sex couples will cheapen the institution of marriage.

Gay Stereotypes On TV Aren't Offensive... They're Lazy

Zack Rosen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zack Rosen

Community should know better. In fact, it usually does. That's why I catalogue Harmon's apology as a likely first: a consensus that these stereotypes aren't outright offensive, just indicative of sub-par television writing.

Ambiguously Hurtful Humor

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Adrian Margaret Brune

What this Tracy Morgan debate completely missed was the more duplicitous stylings of comedy aimed at LGBT people these days. Robert Smigel, it's your turn at the mike.

The Problem With the Gays: What Happened to Our Style Gene?

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Petrow

Not long ago I was introduced to a few staff members at my publisher's offices as the author of a book on gay and lesbian manners. Without missing a beat, two staffers jumped in: "I thought all gay people have good manners!"

CNN's Gay In America: Stereotypes Abound & Bigger Picture Ignored

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

I previewed CNN's first episode of their new Gay in America series: Gary & Tony Have A Baby. the documentary goes so far beyond the usual mass media dreck that GLAAD should issue an action alert about it for perpetuating gay stereotypes.