I believe lots of gay men have had this struggle to some extent or another. Hopefully, that is getting better for successive younger generations as better information gets out there.
I try to keep in mind that not every straight person has the easiest time of things when it comes to sexuality either. We're all on a journey and our sexuality is just a part of it.
But, there is definitely some common ground of repression experiences among gay men given the cultural bias towards it.
I think one thing that isn't stressed enough about internalized homophobia is owning it when you have some as a gay man. Chances are you're not going to be able to correct something you can't admit to having in the first place when it is there.
Edited by kcinohio (08/23/12 02:44 AM)