Writing the "Other"
Dating a man who pretended to be straight who was a gay male escort.
I would say you write what you know, who you know. I can write in the voice of a Gay Man because his character is so well defined...I 'know' him. I know where he was born, his mother, his school, on and on so that I can see from his eyes.
It takes time; it is not like you wake up in the morning and pull on your character...