Piece image

Looking Gay

From: outLoud Radio
Length: 06:03

Embed_button
Tight pants! Leather jackets! Body hair! What would you wear if you wanted to "look gay"? How do these stereotypes affect us? Read the full description.
Playing
Looking Gay
From
outLoud Radio

Stereotypical-lesbian_small Tight pants! Leather jackets! Body hair! What would you wear if you wanted to "look gay"? How do these stereotypes affect us?

More from outLoud Radio

Caption: David Axel, Credit: Lydia Daniller

Me Myself My Books (03:01)
From: outLoud Radio

Fantasizing about comic books characters? That’s one way to find out you are gay, especially when there’s no one out in your town. In our Intergenerational Storytelling ...
Caption: Linda Silver, Credit: Lydia Daniller

You got to have Friends (02:18)
From: outLoud Radio

“Music was one of the places where it was safe to be out...music was uniting us” says Linda Silver, age 68. Though she never came out to her parents, Linda told us in the ...
Caption: Jesse, Credit: Lydia Daniller

Good Loose Free (02:36)
From: outLoud Radio

Jesse “enjoys life, and living it with all kinds of costumes on.” When he was put in charge of his monastery’s tailor shop, he shook things up. He connected color, clothing, ...
Caption: Patricia Jackson, Credit: Lydia Daniller

The Librarian and the Gym Teacher (02:00)
From: outLoud Radio

“I really grew up thinking I was the only person like me.” But then Patricia Jackson, age 71, heard rumors about the gym teacher and the librarian in her high school in the ...
Caption: Lorraine Grassano, Credit: Lydia Daniller

Blue Jeans Day (02:22)
From: outLoud Radio

Blue Jeans Day is the day to say you’re gay. So says Lorraine Grassano, age 61, of our Intergenerational Storytelling Project, who started the trend in college and caused ...
Caption: James

Learning to be Gay (01:59)
From: outLoud Radio

For James Meyers, age 81, learning to be gay happened kind of by accident. In our Intergenerational Storytelling Project he told us about growing up in a rural farming area ...
Caption: DeeDee Yubetta

I wanna be Bobby's Girl (01:59)
From: outLoud Radio

“I knew I loved boys, so when she was singing about Bobby, it was my Bobby.” Back in the 1960’s, a young boy started falling for other boys -- and feeling more comfortable as ...
Piece image

Green on Thursdays (02:51)
From: outLoud Radio

Wearing green on Thursday means you’re gay -- that’s what Patty Woods, age 58, learned growing up in New York. But she also learned that wearing the clothes she wanted could ...
Caption: Dotty Fowler

I was a Bad Girl (01:51)
From: outLoud Radio

"It's a terrible thing to do to a kid, you know -- to expel them for having a little kissing fun." Dotty Fowler, 85, from our Intergenerational Storytelling Project got in ...
Piece image

Behind the Facepaint (06:44)
From: outLoud Radio

outLoud Radio producer Mykel takes us inside the world of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of fabulous queer San Francisco community organizers in nun outfits.

Piece Description

Transcript

outLoud Radio!

Javi: Hi Sophia. How are you doing?

Sophia: Hi Javi. I'm good. How are you?

Javi: I'm good. I just went shopping the other day and I got this really really nice leather jacket.

And then I also got these pants. The only problem is: they're kind of really tight.

Sophia: That's kind of stereotypically gay. Isn't it?

Javi: Well, I guess that kind of depends on what your definition of stereotypically gay is.

Sophia: Funny thing you should say that. I already interviewed some people from my school about that.

Do you want to listen to it?

Javi: Yeah, sure! I'd definitely like to hear what people think "stereotypically gay" is.

Sophia: Okay. Great!

[transition sound effect]

Sophia: If you wanted someone to think you were gay, what would you wear?

Student 1: Um. Okay. You know, of course, all lesbians are supposed to have really really butch haircuts.

[Montage of resp...
Read the full transcript