I love it when I hear of others coming out
It should not be news worthy
No it's not their fault, Rainman. It's our fault for judging people for who they are. If you disagree with me, ask yourself: How specifically does a "flaming gay" harm you? Do you have an eye condition that makes their costumes' bright colors hurt your eyes? Then go see an ophthalmologist. Are your feelings too easily hurt that they are acting in consensual ways that you do not approve of? Then go see a counselor. "If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away." Because there is no sensible reason to hate on a group of people simply for how they choose to dress or not dress, or for whom their hearts compel them to love.
Oh and BTW, even as a straight man, I think the costumes you showed look AWESOME.
Displaying and prancing is a natural animal act.
Even god-fearing straight boys display
Here's the lead photo for a conservative website, who's intention I'm sure is to shock heterosexual people. It's still not common to see public displays of affections from gay people. Eventually, most of us will become desensitized to the effect, but in the meantime, it's not an appealing image for people who don't find same sex interaction attractive or are even repulsed by it. Doesn't mean they disapprove of others being homosexual.
I personally don't even like heterosexual displays of affection beyond a peck on the lips, cheeks, hand holding or hugs.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
It will stop being news worthy once equal rights is national and discrimination, hatred and bigotry are less on the issue. Until then the news will continue.
Ah, I don't hate anyone so lets dig that strawman out of the way.
I said this before. We have to live together, as people, in a cramped space like a city... we have to walk the same roads and eat at the same places and we buy our stuff at the same markets. We cannot live together if we don't adhere to a code of conduct that is good for you, me and everyone.
It is hard to live with people because everyone has their own little quirks. So that's why, when we go out in public, we need to all not get on each others' nerves. I don't need to take **** from you and as a sign of respect, I don't give you **** to deal with from me.
The reason I dress properly and cover my body when I go out is because that's civil. The reason I don't wear ostentatious or abusive or otherwise insulting clothing is because I don't want to be a source of discomfort for other people and I don't want to disrespect other people and I expect as much in return.
If you don't agree with that, then you don't agree with a civilized society and respect among human beings. Respect doesn't mean that I have to take your ****. Respect means we all respect a code of conduct that has proven to be good for everyone.