Is there a relationship between homosexuality and defying gender stereotypes as a child?
When I was younger, I was definitely a little more on the effeminate side. I defied many gender stereotypes and played with girly toys like dolls and the EasyBake oven. I had mostly female friends, I liked playing dress-up in girls’ clothes and my favorite color was pink. (There were also many stereotypical male things about me, but the female things outweighed them). As I got older, this got lesser and lesser (though I do retain many stereotypical “feminine” interests).
I’ve talked to several gay guys my age who are not very stereotypical (read: “flaming”) now, but they said that when they were younger they played with Barbies and things like that. Has anyone else noticed a trend where gay [guys] act more like the opposite gender when younger and it gets lesser and lesser as they get older? Someone noted that the age at which they come out can sometimes determine how “effeminate” they will be.