Who doesn't prefer the company of men?

Discussing Walt Whitman.
FIMC: I like how he recognizes the beauty of everyone.
Teacher: Yes, he did like the beauty of man.
FIMC: It was nice for a guy to express feelings of his respect for fellow men.
Teacher: He certainly did that, in more ways than one.
FIMC: It was nice for a male poet to be so expressive.
Teacher: *Nearly palpable forehead slap* He was gay.
FIMC: Oh… That explains all those men references.