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Feminine Gay Men

Sissies and Kisses: On Michael Sam and Femmephobia

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

I am all for people appreciating Michael Sam's achievements, but there is no need to denigrate femme gay men and further femmephobia to do it. Femmephobia is a serious problem inside and outside the gay community.

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.

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.

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.