'Typical gay/lesbians'

Ebony's picture

A few weeks ago I cut nearly all my hair off. I left less than an inch all the way around. A freind of mine told me it looked good. She also told me (keep in mind she did not, and still does not know I'm a lesbian) that I looked like the typical steriotype for a lesbian, no offense. Right, no offense. I wonder if she would have said that if she knew I really was one. So here's the question: Do you believe there IS a 'typical' les/gay atiitude? If so, what do you believe it is?

Jazzer's picture


As I've always maintained, stereotypes exist for a reason, and you need not look any further than TV to find out what they are. The reality of it is that stereotypes simply are a partial version of the truth. While I don't hang around gay guys like this, I know that my roommate's friends can spend time talking about how someone else they all know wore white shoes after Labor Day! A little absurd, don't you think?

So yeah, there's my $0.02

Some people's kids...I tell ya!

TeeAhr1's picture

Just your garden-variety homo

I agree with Jazzer; even though they tend to be self-fulfilling, every stereotype had to come from somewhere, whether it's the D-student quarterback, the Jewish accountant, or the auto mechanic lesbian. That having been said, I think that's a very limiting way to look at the world, and if you wear those blinders, you miss a lot. F'rinstance:

Last year, my roommate was the classic effeminate, hair-brushing, wrist-flipping, lispy homo. Meanwhile, down in the basement, I listen to Kid Rock, follow baseball religiously, eat plates of ground beef with Heinz 57 and nothing else (it's great, try it), and nine days in ten couldn't give a shit less whether or not my shirt matches my shoes. (Is your shirt even supposed to match your shoes? I don't know...) Nick's straight and I'm queer. We've often talked about writing a sitcom about us...
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NovaCat's picture

That is the single greatest t

That is the single greatest thing I have heard in my entire life. I, for one, would watch that sitcom without end. It would be the greatest show this side of the Simpsons!

Ebony's picture

Yeah, I have to agree with yo

Yeah, I have to agree with you there. There are so many people out there that no steriotype, not just gay/lasbians, but NO steriotype is 100% accurate. Probably not even 50%, most of the time. Judgement is definately an issue these days.


Eegriaga's picture

Omg this sonuvabitch kid said

Omg this sonuvabitch kid said that I don't sound or look gay and I said, "I'm not sure as to take this as an insult or a compliment." I guess I took it as an insult because he stereotyped me!

I kinda burst out in a threatening kinda way lol

I said, " Well then What The FUCK is a gay supposed to talk or act like"

yeah so i don't think there is such of a gay or lesbian look or talk...


Barralai's picture


I've considered cutting my hair short, but i dont think it will look really good, but on some people mmmm its, well you know...
"Does the Walker choose the Path, or does the Path choose the Walker?"

Daisy's picture

Well, definately there's this

Well, definately there's this image we're all familiar with of what a gay or lesbian person "should" be like... Whether there's more than superficial truth to them, I don't know.

"When that sonuvabitch puts his hands on her, you should tell yourself he's putting his hands all over you"

yeah im really smiling's picture


I had a friend that told me that I would make a great lesbian. I asked her why, and she said, "Because you're so laidback. You're just cool like that." Wow, great compliment. I think that's pretty much my friend's idea of lesbo/gaybo's attitude. That work?

Oh yeah, and at that time, my hair was mid-neck-length. I don't really think that short hair like that constitutes lesbianism. Hmmm...