Straight-acting is a term for a same gender-attracted person who does not exhibit the appearance or mannerisms of what is seen as typical for gay people. And although the label is used by and reserved almost exclusively for gay and bisexual men, it may also be used to describe a lesbian or bisexual woman exhibiting a feminine appearance and mannerisms. Communication Scholar, Shinsuke Eguchi proposes to explain the emergence of the straight acting phenomenon "because some gay men want to achieve hegemonic masculinity to overcome gay effeminate images". Sex advice columnist Dan Savage commented on the popularity of the term "straight-acting" in gay personal ads , criticizing both the practice and the idea that a man seeking a gay relationship through a gay personal ad is acting straight. Use of the term itself has been labeled as damaging to the LGBT community, as it associates certain attributes with homosexuality.
Gay, straight, bi or none of the above? How to describe your sexuality
Gay, straight, bi or none of the above? How to describe your sexuality | Opinion | The Guardian
Who is Ann Althouse? Why do straight men dominate the tractor industry? Uh, JBlog, the question is why don't women dominate! There are many more women than gay men who try to succeed in the fashion industry, and women buy most of what the industry makes. Read the article! I did, Ann.
This is forcing some soul searching on me — namely confronting the worsening attitudes toward women next to the rapid-fire gains of gay male liberation in recent years. If any group has been steadfast in its support of gay men, it is feminists. In return, are we gay men who claim to be feminist really so? You know that social lore that valorizes gay men as more refined and more sensitive — so aesthetically superior to everyone else? It enables many of them to get away with scandalous chauvinism.
Verified by Psychology Today. Finally Out. Thomas Gass, a dentist in California, has survived the curse—twice.