One trait commonly associated with masculinity is the behaviour of seeking other male attention for approval. Think team sports, it’s all about dude-on-dude approval.
But gay guys often strive to achieve a similar end, also regularly seeking validation from other men. The tactics may differ, however.
Does that make gay men, by definition, hyper-masculine?
Perhaps a more fitting question is: Why does society place a value system on gendered traits, historically rewarding the masculine and downgrading the feminine?