This brings things like femphobia to the surface, and we need to take every opportunity to challenge that.
I know of a lot of people who go by John, for example, whereas their real name is Juan, or Michael when their real name is Miguel. Mine would be Frank or something for example —but I like Fernando! That style was very much an intentional decision to hyper-masculinise the gay duves community, so as to push-back against the heterosexual male run media.
Today it seems that more people are pushing back against themselves. After consulting with the author of the paper this proved to be incorrect.
Needless to say duds topic has created something of an opinion storm on Twitter, with many utterly appalled at the the fact we still have this level of segregation and perceived inequality within our own community. Should I have pushed myself harder?
Why is it very flamboyant or "feminine" men are still looked down on by some in the gay community? Aren't we past that?
Cant we all just be? Someone once tried to tell me masculine gay men were the most oppressed section of the LGBT community.
Be who you are, but personally I can't fuck with feminine gay dudes. Guys, what am I supposed to be more angry at: David Cameron; straight-acting gays; or football hooligans 'cos, Loooking know, 1 thing at a time.
Gay Science Twitter are assembling to analyse this latest study pic.
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