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Why is any guy with a lisp assumed to be gay?

When Richard Bright testified before Congress the other day, someone posted that he noticed Bright's lisp and questioned if he was gay. The same type of comment has been posted about H&HS testing 'czar' Brett Girard whenever he speaks at one of Trump's phony corona pressers. (Granted, Girard DOES sound a lot like Phil Rucker.) But is a lisp the dog whistle of gayness or am I reading too much into it?

by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 2:21 PM

It's a telltale sign. 90% accurate.

by Anonymousreply 105/17/2020

I dunno. My personal experience is, I had one. Had speech therapy for it.

by Anonymousreply 205/17/2020

Perhaps it's because sibilant and high voices don't sound strong, manly or decisive?

I kind of agree with R1's response, but I'd say it's more like 75% would be my estimate.

Also, on a semi-related note, there's an interesting documentary about this topic DO I SOUND GAY?

by Anonymousreply 305/17/2020

General Jim Mattis has a profound 'lateral lisp' and has been rumored to be gay. No evidence, though.

by Anonymousreply 405/17/2020

Such a lot of fuss over a few extra s's!

by Anonymousreply 505/17/2020

Bright has on a silver wedding ring. Who's the spouse?

by Anonymousreply 605/17/2020

Queers always lisp.

by Anonymousreply 705/17/2020

Bright was interviewed tonight on 60 Minutes. He's adorable wit the lisp.

by Anonymousreply 805/17/2020

I thought he might be gay as soon I heard him speak. He also had rather form fitting pants. His family that accompanied him seemed to be a balding man and a teen boy. Anyone have any more details? Google doesn't turn up anything. The guy is sharp and excellent with his facts and didn't get to his position without being highly qualified.

by Anonymousreply 905/18/2020

Has anyone heard Surgeon General Jerome Adams? He has the sweetest lisp!

by Anonymousreply 1005/18/2020

A lisp is when your "s" sounds like your "th," as in "lithp."

Thath all.

by Anonymousreply 1105/18/2020

In females, a lisp is considered 'baby talk' and women sometimes affect a lisp to be cute. It's a whole different deal with men. They either have to work with a speech therapist to lose it or wear it as part of who they are.

by Anonymousreply 1205/18/2020

Doctor: Big breaths.

Girl patient: Yeth, and I'm only thikthteen.

by Anonymousreply 1305/18/2020

R13 Rimshot!

by Anonymousreply 1405/19/2020

R12 is right. That's part of the reason for the gay association, because a lisp is considered feminine.

by Anonymousreply 1505/19/2020

I didn't assume Bright was gay because of the lisp, it was his mannerisms that seemed really gay.

by Anonymousreply 1605/19/2020

Why is any man wearing a wedding ring considered straight?

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 8:47 AM

An effeminate moth is called a myth... according to Capote.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 8:49 AM

Emmanuel Macron has a lisp.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 8:52 AM

Brute is adorable. I missed the tight pants!

by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 8:55 AM

Oops. “Brite.”

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 8:55 AM

R21 I preferred "Brute" !!

by Anonymousreply 22Last Friday at 8:57 AM

That football player on GMA has a horrible lisp. Can't watch him.

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 9:01 AM

It isn’t just the lisp, his mannerisms are gay too. He’s GAY, even if he won’t admit it,

by Anonymousreply 24Last Friday at 9:03 AM

R23 That's Michael Strahan. Is he gay? He never talks about wife or kids. What a hottie!

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 9:06 AM

Could it be because we don't like wishker bishkit?

by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 9:21 AM

R1 is correct, except that it's not only gay men that have a lisp as part of their cluster. Lesbians and bisexuals of both genders have natural lisps as well. Most seek corrective speech therapy, or are offered the service free of charge.

Lisps do not occur naturally in heterosexuals.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Friday at 9:26 AM

"It's a telltale sign. 90% accurate."

Really? Most of the men I've known with a lisp weren't gay. Plenty of straight guys lisp - look at Humphrey Bogart

by Anonymousreply 28Last Friday at 9:32 AM

What about Mike Tyson? He has a lisp AND a feminine voice...

by Anonymousreply 29Last Friday at 10:30 AM

That's because he's bisexual, r29.

Not openly.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 10:32 AM

Mike Tyson is a straight rapist.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 10:34 AM

R28, he was a closeted bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 10:38 AM

R31 So Mike is straight and only rapes women? R28 and R30 claim he's bisexual so maybe he also rapes men?

Either way, he's an animal. Rapists have their own circle in Hell.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 10:41 AM

Has there been a scientific correlation between a lisp and attraction to men. Like is a lisp a result of gay brain, or do guys with lisps act more feminine. Are does having a lisp make one more ostracized and as result end up gay.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 10:50 AM

I don’t get the lisp thing or gay voice. I always assumed it was just put on to be more femme.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Friday at 10:52 AM

r29, Mike Tyson's voice does not sound feminine to me. Yes he has a lisp, and is a bit pitchy but he never sounds feminine to me. I guess many of these things are subjective.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 10:53 AM

R34, no, because females with same sex attraction still have lisps

by Anonymousreply 37Last Friday at 10:53 AM

Because they are, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Friday at 1:00 PM

Because anything unattractive that a man does makes him appear "gay" to stupid people, OP.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Friday at 1:45 PM

That lispy lip makes my pussy cum.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 2:21 PM
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