Pinny said...but yes people do have reasons of which we would like to believe NONE are because they are ashamed of being gay.
And I'm one of them, burned in the past by misuse of my online pics. So I display a red Vespa photo, to match my SN, which is really the same thing as having no personal pic at all.
But I do make my private RJ pics available to guys I hope I can trust here, and I sometimes cam in RJ chat, too. Plus 3 RJers have met me in person so far, along with my red Vespa, too, here in South Florida.
And they've seen the gay pride stuff on my scooter, and how out I am in real life, proving that my online privacy concerns have nothing to do with my being publicly gay. Hell, I've led gay pride parades in a major US city on my motorcycle, had featured roles onstage with a gay chorus before packed theaters, spoken on TV on behalf of gay rights issues; I am anything but gay timid. And I'm also verified on RJ.
So I think someone could be mistaken to assume negative things about those of us who don't have public pics on RJ. As Pinny suggests, there are other valid reasons. Plus RJ permits it, which I hope will not change.