Does he feel the need to be extra-masculine?
Is he so conscious of looking too fashion-forward? "I for don relax my hair today but e go look somehow."
Does he always end every 'suggestive' statement with #nohomo?
Is he so conscious of being around effeminate guys?
Does he hate feminine guys? He spares no moment to ridicule them, cast aspersions on them, and sometimes tends to go violent on them?
Has he ever said, "If my son turns out gay, I go burn am walahi!"?
Does he hate the feminist movement – can't stand women being given equal opportunities as men?
Does he love making chauvinistic comments just to uplift himself and consequently feel like an alpha male?
He has the ailment – the silent soul burner that slowly eats away at your humanity until you are a soulless zombie.
That's what it's called. A kind of homophobia present in only homosexuals who are not proud of who they are, not confident in themselves and thus, look for every opportunity to vent their spleen on those who have found peace in their sexuality.
These are the gays on the down-low. They try hard to live according to the beat of heteronormativity, but at dusk, when the night skies are out and the crickets come chirping, like the reptile, they shed their hetero-skin and unleash their true nature.
They are the most dangerous type of homophobes. Hardly want to see any reason why homophobia is a disease that should be eradicated.
Why should they? Any acknowledgement of the sort would bring them face-to-face with their inner demons.
If you are confident in whom you are, there's no reason to try hard to justify it. If you are confident as a supposed heterosexual, why detail your life with the scorn of the homosexual?
If he is all that's mentioned above and maybe even more, check him – for a gay man on the down-low strikes crueler than the ignorance of the homophobe.
Written by Delle