In response to a question about how he viewed the messages about masculinity, Frank, a gay identified 18 year old, asserts his frustration with their restrictions:. A theme in why participants managed masculinity in their day-to-day lives was the advantage of maintaining more masculine appearances and behaviors in settings hostile to gay people. The quotes above illustrated how masculinity is constructed in an ethnic or culturally specific framework; in essence, they describe the culturalizing of gender. Enter your log in email address and we'll send you a link to reset your password.
Because I'm nice, I don't discriminate against people in general. So you must like sports… And my brothers, between my brothers and my father, what they practically burned into my head is that men don't cry and men don't do this. Social action efforts also need to help bolster the resiliency of GBQ young men, and to assist them in successfully integrating their various identities.