Straight Gay

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  • Straight Gay

    Originally dealt with as a subversion of the common gay stereotypes, the Straight Gay is a homosexual personality that has no camp mannerisms or undoubtedly \"gay\" affectations.

    In the earliest cases, Straight Gays were mainly there for farcical reasons: probably as a misunderstanding in which a straight character ends up unknowingly inviting himself out on a \"day\" with a 'stealthy' gay guy, or in which a homophobic character espouses his views to a stranger, just to discover that the individual he's talking with is gay.Currently, the Straight Gay is Fact in Television, much less of a narrative tool than a character kind. When still utilized as a plot point, it may enable various other personalities to reasonably miss out on that a character is gay, or it might be so subordinate to the plot (or debatable as a subject) that it's never in fact pointed out on-screen. It's still made use of for economical jokes, though.

    In some cases-- specifically Soap Operas-- this might be because of the writers changing their minds regarding an initially heterosexual personality.

    A great deal of gay individuals challenge the term itself (particularly with the term Straight-Acting), saying that gender presentation and sexual orientation are unassociated, which the term is needlessly dissentious. Gay guys exhibiting masculine tendencies or liking masculine leisure activities isn't necessarily a problem; it's when it is made use of to vocally distinguish the person from \"those gays\" that it ends up being a problem. The trope itself isn't always hazardous, but using it to real individuals can be.

    May be connected with Have I Mentioned I Am Gay? in cases where the writing isn't nuanced adequate to support a gay character sans consistent descriptions. Perhaps a Spear Counterpart to Lipstick Lesbian, though the \"Chapstick\" type (not particularly butch or femme) pointed out in its summary fits much more under this trope. Likewise contrast Armored Closet Gay as well as The Whitest Black Man. Manly Gay can overlap with Straight Gay relying on the context, yet Manly Gay is a lot more knotted with old stereotypes regarding gay males. Masculine -- Feminine Gay Pair takes place when his fan is a lot more feminine than him.

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