Earlier I was thinking about the main character of a novel I'm working on, and something about it was kind of nagging at my brain. See - I want him to be homosexual. But not in a sense that you can tell unless he actually came out and told you. I want him to just be himself, as a man. I've noticed that there is this huge stereotype when it comes to 'gay' men that they all have to act really 'eccentric' and bimbo-y. Or overly feminine. So much so that it's almost like it is what defines being gay, and it is the first thing that pops into your head when you think of homosexuality. This always kind of irritates me because obviously the definition of homosexuality is simply a man being attracted to another man. It has nothing to do with personality traits. I always figured the reason why a lot of gay men acted this way was because it made them feel more secure with their sexuality, as it felt a little more like a woman with a man than a man with another man. I could be wrong though, but that is just a theory that made sense to me. And now I think it has just grown into this fad which frankly to be honest gets on my nerves. I don't mean to be insulting if anyone that is homosexual reads this! But what do you guys think? o_o Anyone that is gay have an opinion about it? And what do you think about homosexual characters that act/don't act this way?