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Who Sounds Gay?

What makes a man’s voice gay or straight? (Cute film clip)

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by Anonymousreply 13October 23, 2021 6:26 PM

You sound gay.

by Anonymousreply 1October 21, 2021 12:18 AM

Interesting. I have a more typically male voice. My spouse on the other hand was raised by all women. Both of us are gay.

by Anonymousreply 2October 21, 2021 12:34 AM

I love this documentary. I've met so many men like this.....we need to stop defining people by their sexuality, let alone their perceived sexuality -

by Anonymousreply 3October 21, 2021 12:44 AM

R3 you’re right. I’m gay but I have a big problem with being criticized for having a different opinion about something that most gays.

by Anonymousreply 4October 21, 2021 12:55 AM

Many people post gay, yet who am I to know, particularly in this post-gay it’s a mondo queer world of ours these days?

by Anonymousreply 5October 21, 2021 12:55 AM

I like dick = I'm gay

by Anonymousreply 6October 21, 2021 12:57 AM

My dad’s family were mostly all huge and athletes, but had higher pitched voices. The only small one was likely closeted gay. Then there’s me.

by Anonymousreply 7October 21, 2021 1:32 AM

I work with lots of straight Jewish guys who sound gayer than I do.

by Anonymousreply 8October 21, 2021 2:23 AM

That’s so gay, bro.

by Anonymousreply 9October 21, 2021 6:20 PM

The best part the nelly guy in the video was a straight man, the butch number was gay. Hmmm.

by Anonymousreply 10October 23, 2021 5:38 PM

NYT popaganda bullshit. The fact is that gay men have feminized brains, which impacts their speech patterns, and there's nothing wrong with that. Even the butchest (or more likely, butchest-acting) gay guy has a quality to his speech that would ping someone's gaydar. As hard as some gay men try, they can never have a fully traditional-sounding male voice.

by Anonymousreply 11October 23, 2021 6:03 PM

R11 not true at all, I’m a bisexual man and have a masculine, deep voice and I know some 100 % gay men who have regular “straight guy” voices

In fact, I would say my voice is probably, so I’m told , deeper and more masculine than the average straight guy

by Anonymousreply 12October 23, 2021 6:07 PM

My voice is all over the place. Growing up, I had a stereotypically straight, masculine voice. I sang tenor/baritone professionally. Then I got lymphoma, and had to have massive surgery to remove all the lymph nodes in my throat and neck. I was 40 days in bed afterward, and not allowed to lie flat. I couldn't swallow anything thicker than water, so I pretty much lived on popsicles and clear soup. When I was finally able to speak again, my voice was low and raspy. As I healed the raspiness went away (about a year) and my voice was now clearly lower-pitched. But my articulation had changed and I began to have more of what people call gay voice. I talked to the speech pathologist about it, but there wasn't anything he could pinpoint. Years later I mentioned it to a counselor who instantly said, "You grew up as a closeted gay boy, and spoke with a masculine-sounding voice. But you had the surgery as an out gay man, and so when you had to relearn how to speak, your subconscious directed you to a gayer-sounding speech style." Profound? Bullshit? I don't know. All I can say for sure is that my singing voice lost an octave, and I need to come out to fewer people these days...

by Anonymousreply 13October 23, 2021 6:26 PM
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