I think it’s interesting the stereotypes we have of homosexual culture in America. There are several stigmas on the gay community on what defines “being gay.” Sadly, many people to give more of a pass to women in many aspects than they do to men. For women, being bisexual isn’t a scrutinized as it is towards men. When a man claims to be bisexual many people believe that he’s just confused or hasn’t admitted to himself that he’s gay. Two things I look at in this are the views that people still have on being gay is not natural and that you can only fall into one of two categories.
I find it interesting that in many topics Americans prefer dichotomous choices. In our culture, you are typically thought of as gay or straight and man or woman. What people neglect to look view is that sexuality as well as gender falls on a gliding scale. Alfred Kinsey created an experiment looking at sexuality and it showed that no one is exclusively hetero or homosexual. While one may lean to one side, the test suggest that because it is a gliding scale there is no 100%.
Family Guy pokes fun at gay stereotypes very often. In one episode by showing when “You’ve Got a Gay.” The typical stereotype on the male side is that gay men are extremely feminine and have no interest in traditionally masculine topics. Gay men are thought to be more promiscuous and interested in things such as fashion, home decorating, and cooking. I start by evaluating myself and my relationship with my boyfriend, are we the stereotypical gay couple? Yes, I have an interest in fashion and dressing nice. And yes, my boyfriend is an awesome cook, but I don’t think that’s what defines us in anyway as gay. On any given Sunday you will catch both of us in the bar yelling and cursing at the television because Vick threw yet another interception. A typical date for us probably includes us going out to the movies and dinner. I’ve talked to people in homosexual relationships and the same can be said for them. So why do people feel like gay relationships are so different