Give me a good old homophobic American male any day!
There is a certain safety in being homophobic. The stigma and general creepiness felt by most American straight men keeps them from descending into the Latin American macho/homo practice where men generally engage in gay sex and consider themselves straight as long as they are not the receiving partner. There is a popular practice of transexual shows in the farmworker areas of California. I think that Hispanic men are the most bisexual of all men.
In the male dominated cultures in the Middle East men must turn to each other because they live in a sexually segregated society. I have heard that many Afghan men become so oriented to homosexuality after having never seen women, that they are unable to be aroused by females after marriage. I saw a movie based on a Pakistani woman's experience during her horrific marriage to a Taliban follower that outlined this situation.
A few weeks ago, a book went by here at the library. It was photographs of sailors on battleships during WWII. The sailors were all lying in each others laps and and caressing each other. There were a lot of phallic symbols in the gun turrets. There were pics of the sailors sitting on top of the gun barrels. Most of the male employees in our department groaned at the pics and we all laughed about it. None of the men would look through the whole book. The librarian that bought the book came and asked me jokingly if I had looked at it before he got it. He is a die hard liberal, tolerant Jewish leftist, but even he thought the book was icky. I don't care if American men are homophobic, as long as they are not running around assaulting gays, it's ok by me.