STR8 Trend

  • calipally

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    Jan 19, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    Does anyone else besides me think it's pretty ridiculous how many people use "str8" as either part of their profile name or as a descriptor within their profile.

    Young guys, take note, you don't have to be straight to be a masculine male. Older guys, take note, be proud of who you are. Confidence is far sexier than insecurity.

    I'm not trying to be a dick, but in order for our culture to progress and move forward, we need to stop giving ammo to retarded whack-jobs like Dobsen, Huckabee, and groups like Exodus, by appearing to be ashamed of who we are.

    Any thoughts?
  • shoelessj

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    Jan 19, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    you're right. It only reaffirms the thought that if you are not a nelly queen there's no way you can be gay. Not that there's anything wrong with fey, feminine guys -- if they're comfortable with who they are they're much more fun to be around than guys addicted to the 'str8' label.
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    Jan 20, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    IMO, "str8-acting" is self-loathing, heteronormative bullshit. I think a better term for describing oneself as masculine is "masculine".
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    Jan 20, 2008 12:28 AM GMT
    "Older guys, take note, be proud of who you are." ... What the hell is this supposed to mean!?!?!

    Str8-acting is one that gripes me too.

    Another really big one is "laid-back." Have you ever seen anyone say "uptight"? ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Are there no strung-out gays? ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 20, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    Here, just for you guys:

    http://www.metroplexwebs.net/chucky/chucky_4.mp3

    I think folks say straight 8 because they're sick to death of the gay identification being associated with flamers / fems.

    Some of the gayest guys I know are hyper-masculine.

    You don't have to have limp wrists, a lisp, the gay shopping gene, or be anorexic to be a fag.

    Isn't pdxpally just to die for (limp wrist and giggle), hottie that he is. He can borrow one of my singlets anytime.

    LMAO.

    The one that makes me fall out of my chair is the dick pics on craigslist list that says "discreet, 9 inch"...yeah right.
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    Jan 20, 2008 3:32 AM GMT
    this is probably tied into a dozen other threads. I continue to think it's a youth issue, just the same way it's easier for some to label themselves "bi", which us older guys know is just a short layover on the way to gayville. So when I see something like that, I give them a pass if they're young. If they're over 30, I treat them the same way as I treat someone over 30 who wears nothing but Abercrombie & Fitch. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 20, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    Caslon saidHave you ever seen anyone say "uptight"? ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Are there no strung-out gays? ... icon_lol.gif


    actually, yes!
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 20, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    The term "str8" is beyond stupid. The only people who use it are gay anyway, no straight guy ever says str8.
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    Jan 20, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    Copied from my profile:
    "The Definition of STRAIGHT ACTING is a man who PRETENDS to like pussy. For those who don't know...masculinity has nothing to do with ACTING STRAIGHT"


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    Jan 20, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    I like a masculine guy. Not someone who acts straight or acts masculine. I think a lot of guys still think that saying they are bi or straight acting keeps them from being as gay.
    I want a guy who is completely comfortable with the fact that he is gay. Being gay does not define your masculinity anymore than being a top or bottom does.
  • EricLA

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    Jan 20, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    I almost flinch when I see Str8 in a name or profile. Not that all gay men have their act together and not that all straight men drag their knuckles, belch at will, and have the inability to communicate, but I DO want a man is confident in who he is and don't feel the need to live by some perception that gay means weak or effeminate, etc.
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    Jan 20, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    Straight. There are 43 meanings for the word on dictionary.com. Than there are a gament of debatable definitions on urbandictionary.com for the word. But it's pretty much an oxymoronic title. I know I have been guilty of claiming the title myself for a couple years in high school. As I remember, it was more for the sheer fact that the word's lack of concrete definition at the time made it easy for me to dodge the stigma of my peer's somewhat bigoted curiousity towards me. But, after growing up a bit and learning some gay ebonics, I found that I was either just between "in the middle" and "masculine" or a "fairy butch", as the say in the Rockies.
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    Jan 20, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    Sweet Geezus, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was seeing it and wanting to slap the person in question.
  • MattyC0709

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    Mar 22, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    I always thought that straight acting meant that the guy isn't out of the closet yet, and just pretends he's straight until he can freely be gay.

    This is my philosophy:

    1. If you're measculine, write down 'masculine'
    2. If you're a 'girly', write down 'feminine'
    3. If you're still in the closet and walk around like a straight guy, write down 'str8 acting'

    Oh, and before any questions are raised, the word 'straight'/'str8' in my profile actually means I'm straight! Heehee! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    Mar 22, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    Hahhaa, yeah I know. I work on my car, drink beer, love football, and a bunch of dude friends. I also happen to be sexually attracted to guys. I feel theres a lot of people out there like me.
  • eckilegs

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    Mar 22, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    Well, I definitely understand where everyone is coming from, and while I don't agree with them doing it, they should put whatever they want for their name/bio. I agree that it's not helping our cause in the long run, but what can you do? I'm just thrilled to see I'm not the only one who does not obsess over the fantasy of communicating/hooking up with a "str8 guy".

    Good topic PDXPally
  • zackmorrisfan...

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    Mar 22, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    i think the only label that anyone should use is "me" ...as in "i'm just me" so take me as i am! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 22, 2008 8:26 PM GMT

    Maybe it's just me .. but I really find GAY guys attractive... gays who talk like gays and act like gays .. (even if the guy is a top in sex.. I think it's really sexy when a masculine guy acts like a gay one .. natural..)

    It's weird , I see in some dating sites guys who look for someone who is " not GAY , not femmine , not a queen or such as..) .. WELL , I'm gay ,I know my guy is .. and I like it !!
  • nv7_

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    Mar 22, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    I noticed it as well and my first thoughts were why are you here? And are you aware that you are alienating a community you are a part of?

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    Mar 22, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    I'm so over s8acting.
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    Mar 22, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    geez..are u guys still bitching about this? I'm pretty str8 acting, which means you wouldn't know I like mansex if you ran into me outside the bedroom.

    I know...I can hear the collective GASP! from all the 'mos in the room.

    Right right...pretending to be straight...it's just my lack of integrity. I also bang girls from time to time..and I'm pretty straight when I'm balls deep in vag, too.

    I guess I'm just sooo confused, I'm begging all the self righteous out there to guide me.
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    Mar 22, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    what?!? I get nothing? no one wants to fight?

  • groundcombat

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    Mar 22, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    pdxpally saidAny thoughts?


    You're hot!

    Oh..you probably meant thoughts that are on-topic. Nope, well said in the first post.
  • waccamatt

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    Mar 23, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    I can't stand the term "str8 acting" either. I am masculine, not "str8 acting". If I was straight acting I wouldn't be sleeping with men now, would I?
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    Mar 23, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    wait...the guys on here that say they are straight, arent straight? OMG, i feel cheated