As I think back on the past 24 years of providing couples counseling for gay male relationships, I sometimes get asked what the differences are that I see in general in gay male relationships that are again, in general , different from straight relationships. These are the issues that come up repeatedly in couples counseling sessions:. Statistically, white men tend to be relatively high earners. The sexism that women only earn a portion of what men earn, for the same work, extends to both gay men and straight men. Gay men of color face a dual challenge in managing social reactions and pressures from being both gay and people of color, and also gender expectations.
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Recent sociology research at the University of Cincinnati looked closely at the various strategies gay men use to manage both their gendered and sexual identities in the workplace. Travis Dean Speice, a new sociology doctoral graduate at the University of Cincinnati, says his research indicates that gay men often feel they have to change certain distinct gestures and body language behaviors in order to avoid potential negative consequences from co-workers. In his study, Speice conducted in-depth interviews of men between the ages of who identify as gay, analyzing their thoughts on masculinity, femininity, gayness, how they came out and their specific job descriptions, which he says is where a lot of conscious manipulation of identity management happens. Speice explains these strategies for avoiding scrutiny using a concept he termed "hegemonic sexuality"—a tool he uses to understand how gay men are positioned hierarchically within society—where some men are labeled "too gay," while others are more acceptable. Speice says his respondents refer to the label "too gay" as various speech patterns, body language and clothing choices they feel do not fit into an idealized form of hegemonic masculinity, or other commonly known masculine behaviors. Instead, these characteristics often follow common stereotypes of gay men.
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Jose Munoz, 27, said he still gets chills when he thinks about that day. It was five years ago. He was working at a well-known chain restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, when he called for someone in the kitchen to bring in more soup. A year-old man came, and Munoz watched as the man opened a bag of soup with a plastic cutter.
When you think of sexual harassment , you may immediately think of male workers harassing or propositioning female coworkers. However, as many men can tell you, men can also face workplace sexually harassment. In fact, statistics indicate that almost one in five complaints about workplace sexual harassment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC come from men. The number of men coming forward is only increasing with movements such as TimesUp and MeToo, as the number of men reported harassment at work has increased from seven percent to 18 percent during the past year. Prominent examples include the many allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, and those raised by actor and former NFL star Terry Crews against an agent.