This poll was conducted by Attitude magazine in Europe.
We all know the phrase “the heart wants what the heart wants,” and no matter how many times people try telling us differently it always works out that way.
But Attitude magazine conducted a survey and the results seem to suggest gay men’s hearts aren’t swayed by feminine men.
The poll, put forth in October, consisted of over 5,000 gay men who overwhelmingly said they found themselves turned off by a potential partner because he was effeminate. In fact, 71% of gay men said that was the case while 29% said it was a positive thing.
Even more telling were the results for the question, "Have you ever thought that effeminate gay men give the gay community a bad image or reputation?"
Forty-one percent yes to that and 41% even badgered themselves saying they felt being gay made them “less of a man” reports New Now Next.
“Masculinity is in crisis,” says Attitude editor Matt Cain in the article. “At least that’s the message that seems to emerge pretty much every day from the mainstream media.”
“I’ve spent much of my life being made to feel as if I’m less of a man for being gay,” Cain continues. “And that any signs of femininity I may exhibit make me a less important or less valued member of society. And I know lots of other gay men who feel the same way.”