Billy Porter

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Oprah wants to know—why are some gay men flamboyant while others are not? "It's a spectrum just like everything," Billy says. "Flamboyant gay people get more of the attention, but we run the gamut."

What about gay men who have problems with flamboyant men? "I think that it's a self-hate issue that's brought on by society," Billy says. "You want to assimilate. ... The only thing that we want as human beings is to be accepted."

Feminine men are not necessarily gay, Carson adds. "Some straight guys are very feminine," he says. "Sometimes it just means that you're comfortable with your sexuality."
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FROM: When I Knew I Was Gay
Published on November 17, 2005

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