Ahhhh yes, the homothug.
I have no doubt that there is actually a formal, generally accepted urban definition for a homothug. But since I don't know it and since I'm on the outside looking in, I'm gonna pull this straight outta my ass. To be honest, I'm just as scared of homothugs as I am of werewolves, Bigfoot, El Chupacabra, little green men from Mars and Reaganomics. The absolute worse thing that can happen to a straight man is to have a homothug roll up on you and kick your ass.
When I think of homothugs, I think of the character of Omar Little from The Wire. He was the quintessential homothug. He was certainly the first one I remember seeing on TV. He was a hardcore brother that was roguish as hell, who just happened to be gay. Omar was my favorite character on The Wire, his character was a definitive anti-hero. Although Omar had no problem robbing or even shooting drug dealers, he had a certain amount of "street honor" and dignity.
Of course, a few years back I used to work with this guy named Alfredo, who referred to himself as a homothug. Alfredo, who actually looked like John Leguizamo, was very open about his sexuality. He was also the first person that I ever even heard use the term "homothug". So my perception of what a true homothug is, is primarily based on that brother. Although he's the only homothug I've ever actually known, I must admit he was a lot like Omar, just a tad bit more sophisticated. Alfredo was also funny as hell. He's one of the funniest people I've ever met and he was very proud to be a homothug.
Trust me, no one wants to run into one of these hardcore dudes in a dark alley.