Nadi, an androgynous-looking Lebanese friend, was walking in a German underground station when he crossed the path of a Middle Eastern man and his German girlfriend. As the man winked to Nadi and blew him a kiss, the woman stuttered in shock: "But ... but it's a man!" For most people in wealthy, industrialised and over-rationalised societies, "gay" and "straight" are two separate worlds. A person can be either one or the other, or else they would have to fit the "bisexual" category. Bisexuality is often misunderstood by both gay and straight people and discussions abound about "real" and "fake" bisexuals.
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