Apr 30 Apr 30 The Most Popular Guy in School Liz Miller, Photojournalist Captured in Washington, DC, this story shares an interesting view on stereotypes from inside the gay community. I did gymnastics for a while, so my dad encouraged me to get into cheerleading. I cheered for an all-star team and then cheered in college. There is a stigma around men cheerleading, but not all people to who cheerlead are gay. Some people think gay means walking around in heels, dressing in drag, and wearing makeup. That was my first impression of being gay from watching TV and movies. That is not what it is like out in the real world.