Certainly not all homosexual people give evidence of these characteristics, and many effeminate men and masculine women are not homosexual, but the traits are common enough to create almost universally recognized stereotypes.
Aside from looks, the feminine man can also be considered the new Renaissance man, exhibiting sensitivity, culture, and fine taste for everything, as opposed to the manly man, who has a more primal *if not cave man* appeal.
But there is a different kind of strength that has always existed within gay culture, although it might not come in the form of bulging muscles and bass voices.
Unlike his masculine counterpart, the effeminate gay man doesn't have the luxury of hiding behind a butch façade until he is comfortable with coming out of the closet. He can learn the choreography to the latest pop song more quickly than you can learn the lyrics.
" The speaker isn't some macho dude addressing his buddies; it is a man who is himself struggling with homosexuality.
I have heard these words more times than I can count from men who come to us for help with their homosexuality.