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  • Yes, I have gay relatives.

    47 48.96%
  • No, I do not have gay relatives.

    24 25.00%
  • Yes, I have gay friends/acquaintances.

    68 70.83%
  • No, I do not have gay friends/acquaintances.

    11 11.46%
  • Yes, I have transgendered relatives/friends.

    17 17.71%
  • No, I do not have transgendered relatives/friends.

    29 30.21%
  • Squirrel!

    15 15.63%
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Inspired by Redress' post regarding Chief Justice Roberts' lesbian cousin attending the Supreme Court arguments on SSM, I wondered how many DP'ers have gay relatives and friends. As people are more and more comfortable with coming out, I think it's more likely than ever that most of us have gay relatives and friends.

    For my part, two of my deceased uncles were gay. I also have had numerous gay friends and acquaintances over the years. One of my extended members is undergoing gender reassignment.
    small family, perhaps a great aunt was gay since she never married but she was ancient by the time I even knew what sex was!

    but one of my three best friends in HS sent me an email saying

    Dearest turtle, I am changing my name and my gender. I don't know if that makes him/her gay-he was married with two daughters-does that mean he was once a lesbian trapped in a man's body?

    anyway he was my friend when he was a dude and she's still my friend as a woman.



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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    If I do have any gay friends or relatives unless they are in the closet.
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    It's still hard as a teenager, reflected by the suicide/drop out/homeless rate. At that age, well-placed haters can ruin your life, and i know one HS senior who is sadly still in the closet. By the college age, though, I agree it makes little sense. It becomes self-destructive at that point.
    I think HS's need to stay in the closet as to the whole world for sure just because of the dangers but I would still think they could be out as to their family and closest friends. IDK--it just feels like a balance thing moreso than a feast or famine thing.

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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Yes, family and friends....
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    I don't have any close gay relatives of which I am aware but I have lots of gay friends and one close friend who is pre-op transexual.

    Edit: Oops, I forgot, I do have one distant cousin who came out as a lesbian a couple of years ago but I haven't seen her in probably 20 years, that's why I forgot about her. My bad.
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I understad, but it's too bad that if there are LGBT people there, and given the poll results and percentages of the nation it's likely, they don't feel welcome to come out.
    It's just the way it is. People gossip and judge no matter where you are, but it's especially worse in small towns. It's not limited to just gays. I had to leave town to see a shrink, just because the hens cluck too much, followed by a mountain of dumb ****. It's not like they couldn't tell me, it's just one of those things people don't talk about around here.
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    None.

    I know a bisexual individual that I chat with regularly over Steam, but not in person.
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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Inspired by Redress' post regarding Chief Justice Roberts' lesbian cousin attending the Supreme Court arguments on SSM, I wondered how many DP'ers have gay relatives and friends. As people are more and more comfortable with coming out, I think it's more likely than ever that most of us have gay relatives and friends.

    For my part, two of my deceased uncles were gay. I also have had numerous gay friends and acquaintances over the years. One of my extended members is undergoing gender reassignment.

    Yes, I have a lesbian friend. No GLBT relatives that I know of.

    Doesn't change my views, which are religiously based and don't include shunning or otherwise ill-treating anyone who is gay, regardless of what I think about it from a spiritual standpoint.

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    Re: Poll: Do you have gay relatives? Gay friends? Transgendered family/friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yes, I have a lesbian friend. No GLBT relatives that I know of.

    Doesn't change my views, which are religiously based and don't include shunning or otherwise ill-treating anyone who is gay, regardless of what I think about it from a spiritual standpoint.
    While my beliefs are not spiritually based, I feel the same way. I dont think i have 'gay friends' or 'gay family members'...thats so gay. I have family members, friends, and coworkers that happen to be gay. I treat them with love and respect. I dont agree with them on some issues, but then, if that were a qualification for treating people with love and respect, I dont know how many people I would even 'like', let alone love and care about.

    Gay marriage...meh...I dont agree with it but whatever. Recent articles talking about how its time for the first openly gay football player to come out. Sure...fine whatever. Maybe a gay NASCAR driver...why not. Just so long as homosexuals dont invade male figure skating, it will all be good.

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