I have a fear. I’ve only really mentioned it to a few people. I am homophobic.
Let me clarify what I mean by this. I am homophobic of my own homosexuality. I recently watched myself in a video and I caught myself cringing at the things I was doing. My voice is high and “feminine.” My mannerism are über gay. I even half joked with a colleague that there was no way, after watching this video, that anyone would EVER mistake me for straight.
In the last ten years people have compared me to Nathan Lane’s character in the Bird Cage, Jack from Will and Grace (though I’m not that shallow), and Cam from Modern Family. This comparison is always followed with, “they always make me smile,” or “they make me so happy, like you do.” It is never said to me maliciously. The comparison is always made as a…
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