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. 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.
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Could he be a closeted gay? All these thoughts have left you wonder - how to tell if a guy is gay? Are there any tell tale signs? Well, yes, there are a few. One of the best ways for how to tell if a guy is gay is to notice the kinda people he surrounds himself with.
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The other day when I tweeted my distaste for the latest Kylie Minogue single a form of sacrilege in some circles one of my followers replied with one of my least favorite phrases: "We're going to revoke your gay card. There's no such thing as a gay monolith. There are as many ways to be gay as there are colors in the rainbow now who is being easy and glib? Dishing out gay cards is like telling people they aren't allowed to be gay because they haven't seen the requisite number of Glee episodes. Gay men and women don't share a place of origin, skin color, socio-economic class, religion, or anything else that would typify their experience.
Or maybe he just likes to pretend that he does. Most guys in the world are straight. If you like men, it's only a matter of time until you're going to find a straight one attractive; they're all over the place. Under most circumstances, this doesn't have to be a big deal. You see a guy you like, you realize quickly enough that he's straight, and you move on.