Another is a cold, efficient, arrogant, clipped accent that goes with immaculate grooming.
Your choice, as a gay is whether you will affect such an accent, not whether others will. You tend to pick up the accent of those you hang out with whether you intend to or not.
Some people perceive any crisp accent or British accent as gay, perhaps because theatrical people are trained to speak so plummily.
My personal choice has been to emphasize the slight English accent I picked up from older relatives and my first grade teachers. I like to enunciate more clearly than usual. If I had my druthers, I’d sound like Michael York or Peter O’Toole, even though I am a Canadian. I try to exclude any of the sloppy, vague, speech that straight Canadian men affect. I want to sound precise, not prissy.
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