chuckystud saidHonestly, the drama belongs in the theater. Straight folks don't go around shouting their sexuality, and unless you plan on fucking them, folks don't have a need to know. It's fine if you wanna' tell 'em but don't get caught up in it. It's JUST sexuality.A year ago I would have agreed, but not anymore.
Now I consider that mindset equal to DADT, because that's exactly what it is.
If we don't speak up, nobody will.
If nobody speaks up, we'll continue to be oppressed.
So, I'm all for letting others know about our sexuality. If they don't like it, they can go fuck themselves.
I concur that folks should be out and honest, but, you don't need someone throwing it in your face, either. That's why you see my real name, face, etc, all over here, and elsewhere, and I'm open about it, but, I certainly don't swish around and call folks "honey" and the like. I'm very open and if we get into a conversation about women that's headed south, I just say "I prefer guys." and leave it at that.
Events like Gay Pride do a lot to reinforce a creepy stereotype that some folks get into their head. There's LOTS of regular gay folks walking around all over the place. You break the stereotype by being honest and behaving properly. When folks see a gay / bi guy that's fun to be around and isn't creepy, acceptance is a lot easier to come by.
I'll say things like 'he's a great looking guy" and the like around folks. I don't need a tutu to be me.