I wish we lived in a world where it was mandatory for gay men to study queer history and culture as soon as they come out of the closet. Instead we live in a world where they come out and immediately start spewing the homophobic doctrine of heteronormative society in a vain attempt to be seen as “gay, but normal”. Most gay men are living their entire lives without the slightest consciousness of who and what they are. They’re not “masc”, they’re “masked”.