Is this true or an illusion? If true, why?
It is true to a degree, and I think it has to do with a need to please. Growing up as a homosexual is a difficult thing to do, especially 20-30 years ago before it slowly started making it into the main stream. From a psychological perspective this would create a desire to please people and to generate as much outside positive attention, or even negative, as possible. I don't know for sure however, this is just the musing of a man with a tad bit of insight into this particular issue.