Someone said :
Using the term "straight acting" perpetuates those stereotypes, though. What makes it such a hideous term, in my opinion, is that it's exclusively used within our community. If we don't respect and accept ourselves for who we are, why should the rest of society do so?
Okay. We'll say that it does put up another boundary in our community. But so do the gays who happily say they're a queen or a twink or a bear.
If guys can't use the term 'straight acting' because it seems to be anti-gay in some way, what term could they use to describe themselves and their demeanour? 'Masculine' has been mentioned but I personally think that's too broad a term.
Essentially what I'm asking is, if we got the phrase 'straight acting' banned tomorrow, how could those men who identify as such describe themselves?