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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I often say this... people who are public figures and who are gay and come out with a big song and dance and statement about it are doing a disservice to the homosexual community just like the openly gay strut-around flaming homosexuals are.

    It is the fault of the homosexuals that the general perception about them that they are like this:


    And this



    Instead of being normal, average, boring individuals who just mind their own business, no different than you and me who don't fancy having pants with butcheeks cut-outs and who want to show they nipples, listening to barbara streissand and looking like clowns in public. In other words, there should be no image disctinction between a homo and a normal person. No mental images like the ones above must be associated with homosexuality if you ever hope to not have this spectacle of it all.

    In other words, if you want the response for the phrase "hey, I'm gay" to be "Ok, and?" (which is what you should want to be ) then you can't have the desire for people to treat you differently, to pay special attention to you because of your sexuality.
    Yes, pictures like that give gays a bad reputation, but pictures like the ones below do not give straight people a bad reputation


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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I often say this... people who are public figures and who are gay and come out with a big song and dance and statement about it are doing a disservice to the homosexual community just like the openly gay strut-around flaming homosexuals are.

    It is the fault of the homosexuals that the general perception about them that they are like this:


    And this



    Instead of being normal, average, boring individuals who just mind their own business, no different than you and me who don't fancy having pants with butcheeks cut-outs and who want to show they nipples, listening to barbara streissand and looking like clowns in public. In other words, there should be no image disctinction between a homo and a normal person. No mental images like the ones above must be associated with homosexuality if you ever hope to not have this spectacle of it all.

    In other words, if you want the response for the phrase "hey, I'm gay" to be "Ok, and?" (which is what you should want to be ) then you can't have the desire for people to treat you differently, to pay special attention to you because of your sexuality.
    Exactly. When I was at Marine Corps. recruit training one of my best friends there was gay. He was a squad leader and the only recruit in my platoon physically stronger than me. He was cool as hell and there was *zero* indication that he was gay, unlike others who ogled during showers.

    This might be an unpopular view or against political correctness, but my friend was a respectable homosexual. He didn't have that ****ing annoying high-pitched voice, didn't flaunt it and didn't eye-**** dudes during showers. I would have taken a bullet or endless IT for the guy.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Lately it seems that everyone who comes out gets a grandiose platform. Someone comes out and it's talked about for days. Many have called them heroes while giving them a virtual standing ovation. I don't care if someone is gay or not, but it just bugs me when people call them heroes or tear others down for having a difference of opinion. The definition of hero for me is someone going into a burning building to save someone, or a person taking a bullet for someone. It's Just starting to seem like this is becoming a bit of an obsession.
    The question should have been if the media is obsessed with people's sexuality.

    Like you I don't care what somebody does in their bedroom and I don't think it makes them anything but annoying when they come out and publically tell us what they do there.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I see it as a necessary step towards that time when there is no need because being gay is considered no big deal.

    As long as people consider it such a big deal that they prattle on with their arbitrary prejudices, it will continue to be necessary.
    Please expalin how it is necessary.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm obsessed with Shakira's sexuality...mostly because I'm not a part of it.

    Damn restraining orders.
    A restraining order is only good inthe US.

    Follow here when she goes back to Colombia.

    It could work.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Exactly. When I was at Marine Corps. recruit training one of my best friends there was gay. He was a squad leader and the only recruit in my platoon physically stronger than me. He was cool as hell and there was *zero* indication that he was gay, unlike others who ogled during showers.

    This might be an unpopular view or against political correctness, but my friend was a respectable homosexual. He didn't have that ****ing annoying high-pitched voice, didn't flaunt it and didn't eye-**** dudes during showers. I would have taken a bullet or endless IT for the guy.
    With the exception of the eye-****ing (which would be impolite no matter who was doing it), I don't see where anything in your definition of "respectable" that means anything other than "undetectable."
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    A restraining order is only good inthe US.

    Follow here when she goes back to Colombia.

    It could work.
    Risk murder and kidnapping from the FARC and drug cartels for a shot at Shakira.

    I'll debate it.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    The whole idea of announcing that one identifies with any subset of the population, whether that be based on race, gender preference, disability or ethnicity, is odd indeed. To celebrate (elevate?) someone because they have (declare?) some trait about themselves that makes them special is ridiculous. Having one leg makes "normal" life harder, yet we do not have press announcements when someone attains that special status unless they climb a mountain or win a marathon. Noting that a person has accomplished something special is one thing, but simply celebrating their otherwise normal accomplishments because they have some "special" trait is foolish. Does anyone really care if Mary the burger flipper, or Joe the hairdresser is gay (or has one leg)?
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Why should homosexuals (or anyone for that matter) force themselves into not being themselves just for your comfort

    Or anyone's comfort
    Can you please explain your question?

    Why would somebody force themselves into not being who they are for people they don't know?

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Please expalin how it is necessary.
    I already have.

    You need to be able to comprehend the written word and be able to follow a coherent agument to be able to understand, however.
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