First, you should IN NO WAY feel like you're being a douchebag, man. The ones who should feel that way are the people who use your pics and image to pretend that they are you or, even worse IMHO, post them on other blogs or sites for people to "enjoy" (or, in your words "fap to") without your knowledge or consent. I am sure that you're aware you have a gay following, and from what I've seen, you have been nothing but tolerant and accepting. But that doesn't mean you should be taken advantage of, by gay men or anyone else! I am GLAD that you spoke up and if I can help curb this awful behavior in any way, I will. As someone who has his own characters and artwork on my own page, I totally understand how you feel about having your work and ideas taken by others. Basically, it sucks.
You and I have spoken in the past and I know you to be a caring, fun and honest guy who is just trying to live his life, as you said, have fun and share that fun with people who enjoy the same things. PLEASE don't let a few fools ruin that for you or make you stop sharing your awesome work with the rest of us.
you need to get your point across and I think you did just that. You just restored Humanity in me when I read the line, "... I VISIT CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS AS WELL AS OTHER CHARITY RELATED JOBS." <3.
but I also agree, that you're a professional cosplayer at what you do and I'm really glad that this isn't a full time thing and you enjoy it as a hobby.
Props to you my friend, still love your work and can't wait to see more!
I don't really understand people when I see things like this. But please, don't let the ones who are more than half a basket shy of a picnic ruin your enjoyment of what you do. Just always remember all the great people you've met that share your interests and the good times you've had doing it.