straight-acting


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straight-acting

adj
(Sociology) informal (of a gay person) having the mannerisms of a heterosexual person: used esp by gay people of other gay people
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Edgar Allan plays the flamboyant Mark who is asked by the straight-acting cancer-stricken John to organize a fake funeral so that he can hear what people have to say about him.
It's used to encourage competition among women for the limited number of "good men" straight-acting women are supposed to need to save themselves from hopelessness, emptiness, loneliness, and meaninglessness.
Alan Sinfield suggests that, in the 1970s, 'it [was] the straight-acting types who had a new opportunity: to come out'.
com, Jay Clarkson defines "a straight-acting gay identity" as being "positioned in opposition to cultural stereotypes of gay men that conflate femininity with homosexuality" (192).
I'm also worried I won't meet someone like myself, just a normal straight-acting guy.
Straight-acting gay men do not perform what Madon (1997) finds stereotypical gay male traits, such as being outspoken, sociable, talkative, and concerned about appearance.
SCISSORSISTERS @CIA, Cardiff (December 6) STRAIGHT-ACTING, non-scene?
Among the newcomers, Denis Lawson is a nimble delight in the less showy role of straight-acting Georges, but the best news is that versatile Douglas Hodge is back as Albin.
This can also be seen in Jack's attraction to the same kind of men as Ennis: straight-acting guys unable to accept their sexual identity.
Right now, the English theatre is in need of not another syllable about frustrated straight-acting gay men stuck in the closet.
Her latest hard- hitting, drug-busting drama marked the straight-acting debut of Freddie Starr as an ungodly drugs baron.
Featuring precise but affectionate lyrics, "The Truck-Driver and His Mate" has a guitar-driven, wordless-vocal chorus that sounds like an orgasm, underscoring this gleeful tale of straight-acting gay men: the song is both an object fantasy and a sly critique of the male-bonded world of Britpop.