Vlogger Raymond Braun and his extremely sexy friend, former model and fellow vlogger Barrett Pall, would like to talk to all the (twentysomething) gay guys out there who let loose and queen out and “live their lives” when they’re among friends and getting ready to go out, but then do this whole Dr. Jeckyll thing the minute they get to the bar.
Pall seems especially incensed about this personality switch, the “putting on” of masculine behavior and speech, because it’s such bullshit and femme gay men should be allowed to be femme, and should own it, and quit with the play-acting. “I’ll be honest. Growing up I was bullied for my voice, and I used to like lie in bed and pray, ‘Let my voice just drop.’ But this is who I am…”
“It’s like going back into the closet,” says Braun. “Because think about it: If you come out as a gay man, but then whenever you’re interacting with other gay men, you’re contorting yourself to fit some straight-acting, jock, masculine ideal… in a way it’s like going back in the closet because you’re still hiding interests and aspects of yourself.”
And, if you want to get hard looking at some abs, please enjoy Barrett Pall’s Instagram, which is a whole lot more “butch,” as he puts it, than when you see and hear him talking on his vlog.
A few examples…
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