Jump to. Quinn Myers is a staff writer at MEL. And in the 20th century, people got confused about which ear meant what: Some people fear that being pierced may cause others to mistakenly believe they are homosexual or participate in the BDSM consensual bondage and disciplineandsadomasochism lifestyle. If it were in my right ear, that would mean I was gay. Accessibility Help.
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This led to some confusion and stories began to circulate that there was a secret code, that to wear an earring in a pierced left ear was homosexual, and in a pierced right ear was rebel heterosexual. It was even solidified in the New York Times: We accepted it as gospel and never questioned its validity. Some time after that, of course, I made peace with the fact that I am gay.
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