I'd be interested to know everybody's (especially gay males) thoughts on "flamers".
For those unfamiliar with the term, flamer is a term used to refer to "overtly gay" men. Typically. a "flamer" is very obviously gay, usually has quite an exuberant personality etc.
I think that a lot of the hate targeted towards "flamers" is uncalled for. The gay community is subject to enough anger and hatred without generating it amongst ourselves. Some try and say that they "give gays a bad name" but I think thats unfair. They're just being themselves, much like everybody else.
If people behave in such ways deliberately though, and for the sole reason to provoke drama, then it's slightly different I guess.
But what are your thoughts / experiences?