Chris "Leave Britney Alone" Crocker is back and for once I didn't want to scream listening to him talk.
In this YouTube reappearance, Crocker lambasts the tension between feminine and masculine gays as discrimination and urges "straight-acting" gay men to come out to the world.
This is a topic which hits home with me. I'm fairly obvious as a gay man and always have been. Like Crocker, people told me I was gay before I even knew what it was. People within the gay community can and still do tease me because of some of my effeminate behaviors, and it's this kind of internalized homophobia that can make things very uncomfortable for people like me.
It's not just in gay situations that this crops up, of course. I feel uncomfortable visiting certain parts of town late at night because I'm easily identified as gay, and I get exceedingly tired of being called "girlfriend" by straight women. No, I don't do hair, and no! I don't care about your wardrobe. I don't drink Cosmos (whisky, please!) and I couldn't care less about Lady Gaga. So please, be cognizant of the possible misconceptions you may be placing on a person based on the effeminacy of their behavior. You're honestly putting them in a box and probably against their will, and who wants to sell someone short like that?