In Alice and Freida’s case, Alice’s family disproved of such relationship, and in many of Weston’s stories, many were debated about the idea of coming out, because they were afraid that they would be shamed upon. The reason why drag shows, especially drag queens, work so well in the gay community is because the idea of norms are flipped in this environment. Outside of the drag show, the idea of crossdressing is thought of as weird and wrong, but in a drag show, it is encouraged. Within the drag show, homosexuality is treated as the norm, whereas outside, homosexuality is not “normal”. This almost provides a safe environment for homosexuality.
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References to Homosexuality in Walt Whitman's Song of Myself "WHITMAN WAS MORE MAN THAN YOU'LL EVER BE," said a student of Louisiana State University. When asked questions of your sexual preference or thoughts on the issue of sex, I would venture to say it makes most people uncomfortable. This is an age-old topic that people know about, yet do not want to talk about. He was particularly reticent about his issues regarding sex and his particular sexual preference. In fact, of Whitman's struggles the most difficult for him to deal with was his ever so strong homosexual desires (Hubbell 283).