The plain "Gay Voice" thread reminded me of something I've wondered about. Am thinking, for example, of the late John Ritter, who apparently was straight (??) and whose voice always pinged bigtime to me, and, as another example, a doctor I have who is married with kids, who has the gayest voice I've ever heard. Of course he could be gay. I'm in no position to know...but I'm curious what you experts think. I mean, most people have no idea how they sound to other people.
Of course not.
I wonder if we have the same doctor, OP. Major case of gay voice. And from what I know of his wife, family, and life circumstances, this doesn't seem like a person who would feel the need to be closeted.
My doc's ofice is in the San Fernando Valley. Another thing that makes me think he is straight is that his major avocation is surfing--not a notoriously "gay" activity.
A guy can have semi-gay voice and still be straight as an arrow. Take Tebow and Lautner for example.
Lyle, the [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] Heterosexual
If they are from Haiti yes. Otherwise no, they are secretly gay.
I just thought Mayor Bloomberg has a Boston area accent, kind of like Baba Wawa. (He's not a native New Yorker, natch).
Yes, my de facto business partner screams "homosexual" every time he opens his mouth. He was the first person I ever met in a business situation that I was "sure" was gay. But he's not -- I've known him and his wife and kids for 20 years now.
I don't really "hear" the voice anymore, but clients do -- they assume he's gay and I'm straight.
It is strange in the south. I swear, 1/2 of the men in professional jobs (not the good ole boys) have at least some gay voice and tend to favor extremely neat appearances (i.e. well coordinated outfits with perfect hair and nails). It strikes me as gay. But most are married to junior league types. They cannot all be closeted... can they?
Sure OP. Take Tom Selleck, for example. Well......maybe not.
Yes, and it's becoming more common. With guys under 30, it's often impossible to tell if they are gay or straight.
I don't think so. If they say they're straight, they're lying if they speak in gay voice.
R11, I always thought the Southern drawl sounded, well, gay. It's the slow, gentle way of talking, I guess.
Don't ask me.
Of course they can have a gay voice, even it they don't speak with a gay accent.
Adam Levine is a perfect example.
Bobby Kennedy had a gay voice.
R6 - huh, kind of weird that on DL we can post all kinds of ugly profantity but cannot type the word "e44eminate".
[quote]A guy can have semi-gay voice and still be straight as an arrow. Take Tebow and Lautner for example.
When did Tebow turn straight?
most urban German men have total gay voice, a voice that says, "stop That! Stop that NOW! or I'll have a hissy-fit!"
An old school friend's step-father looked and sounded like Charles Nelson Reilly, he said the man was straight.
Let's turn the question around, can a gay man have a straight voice? I say yes and there are many.
Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan is a poster boy to answer this question.
[quote]Let's turn the question around, can a gay man have a straight voice? I say yes and there are many.
Agree! Rock Hudson, Richard Chamberlain, Tom Brady, Raymond Burr, Richard Gere, and hundreds of other celebs.
Tom Brady gay?!
I want Tom Brady in me very deeply.
I'm a Southerner, and I agree with the poster who said that the wealthier, higher class men in the South often have that accent that is associated with "gay". It is sort of a softer way of talking and the way they end each sentence. I am a redneck hillbilly and I don't have it. There is a TV preacher out of Dallas, named Marcus Lamb, and I was sure that he was a closeted homosexual, expecting a scandal at any time. When the scandal happened, he had been having a longterm affair with a woman on his staff. I don't know what to think now, but he is very (that word we can't write without it being changed to childish epithet posted by a bigoted fool).
Yes. I know a straight guy who went to the Columbus School of Art & Design. Looked like a gay Kenny Loggins. Gay supportive/friendly, but totally heterosexual. With all the stereotypical gay mannerisms, lisp and vocal affectations, etc. He was not in the closet or in denial. He was just an [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] gay-acting straight guy.
Just watched my DVR Oprah's interview with Drew Barrymore and when she interviewed her new husband, Will Kopelman, I kept thinking he had a gay voice.