Tag Archives: effeminate

Fashion victims: In the fitting rooms with trans femmes | Dazed

A fascinating article about presenting femme. I aim to present as someone who has the clothing and “beauty” products optons from the entire range of fashion. Nonetheless people only focus on the clothing I wear, that seems to them, incongruous … Continue reading

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Is It Okay for Men to Be Feminine?

A fabulous video by Justin Dennis: Yes, it’s totally okay for men to be feminine. If you’re a man and you’ve ever been told you’re not “manly” enough, this video is for you. I address five main questions you might … Continue reading

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Being “Feminine”

This video is so sad and really makes me angry. Why are we putting so much pressure on gay youth to be more masculine? Shouldn’t the message be to love yourself as you are? Any guy who is so shallow … Continue reading

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Effeminophobia Among Gay Men

I have frequently complained about the aversion among some gay men to those amongst them that are effeminate.  In my years of identifying as a gay man I saw this time and time again. I was always very annoyed by … Continue reading

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Hate in the family – effeminaphobia (effeminophobia) begins at home

Originally posted on Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans Musings From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM:
The hate I am referring to is effeminaphobia and the family is the community of LGBTQ people we sometimes refer to as “family.”…

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On the Abuse of ‘Bro’ – Esquire

This article really gets how “Bro” has come to represent the worst in male culture. Ultimately the term parallels the devaluation of close friendships between men. This, in my opinion, is partially driven by homophobia. For example, why is it … Continue reading

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What Alan Carr taught me about gay men’s prejudice | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian

Bravo to Owen Jones from The Guardian who did a little self reflection on why he ” flinched” at a camp advert by gay comedian, Alan Carr. My only complaint is that he didn’t reference effeminaphobia, which is at the … Continue reading

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Effeminaphobia

RuPaul quote added by JerBearOriginal art – “Stairs” by Dr. Tam

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Femme Boys vs. The Rest of Us

Fabulous commentary from Nick Verreo

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Website with fabulous collection of androgynous photography here’s a sample

From the website Trend Hunter comes the fantastic collection of androgynous photography. Here is a sample… Gender-bending photography is shaking the fashion and art industries by proving that gender-specific fashion is a social construct and can in fact be defied. … Continue reading

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Hate in the family – effeminaphobia begins at home

The hate I am referring to is effeminaphobia and the family is the community of LGBTQ people we sometimes refer to as “family.” Over the weekend I received the most hateful and vile comment yet. It was not from the … Continue reading

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15 Things Gay Men Need To Stop Doing

I originally rebogged this in June but the link went bad. I am reblogging the post in it’s entirety because the site won’t let you reblog the traditional way a 2nd time This reblog is a very good list. In … Continue reading

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▶ The Top Eight Effeminate Badasses

One YouTuber’s effort to confront effeminaphobia (sometimes spelled effeminophbia). “Needs More Gay” battles against the forces of effeminaphobia by highlighting some femme characters that go against the grain. Join Rantasmo as he counts down his top 8 effeminate badasses, including … Continue reading

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Gulf partner calls Kuwait’s gay medical test proposal ‘crazy’ | Gay Star News

I don’t know whether it’s pragmatism or a more refined sense of social justice, but bravo to Bahrain for calling Kuwait’s proposal for doing medical checks for transgender individuals and possibly effeminate gay men into question… Oil-rich Middle East state … Continue reading

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Effeminate Men Should be Celebrated Not Shunned

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Femme Fabulous & Amazingly Androgynous

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Masculine, Feminine, Androgynous Test – The BSRI Test with JavaScript scoring

A decades old test designed to analyze how, masculine, feminine and androgynous you are. For the record I scored roughly 50 out of 100 points Masculine, 75 out of 100 feminine and 65 out of 100 androgynous. I do think … Continue reading

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30+ Examples of Masculine Dude ( “Bro”) Privilege – Sam Killermann

If you are a manly man, (Gay/Queer or Straight), here are your privileges… 30+ Examples of Masculine Dude (“Bro”) Privilege by Sam Killermann from “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” I’ve written a few privilege lists, several of which are about privileged identities … Continue reading

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FIERCE — Let Us Now Praise Effeminate Men

Once again my ire was raised by yet another gay man whining about the effeminate gay male stereotype.  Yes stereotypes do exist but the only acceptable way of combating them is for more masculine men to be out and stop … Continue reading

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