the way you act is your own choice. you can change the way you are depending on other people's preference.
i do not think that doing that is ideal, but the basic point is that if others make fun of you for something, you have the power to change it. if you dont take hold of the opportunity to change it, than you deserve to be made fun of because you are not dedicated enough to stand up to others.
also, Jess, who associated homosexuality with non-masculinity? I think that its terrible that you would set homosexual males into that kind of stereotype. Thats disgusting that you would do that; i cant even believe you!