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Thread: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

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    Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    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.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    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.
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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    It is courageous to come out in a sports league that is very "masculine" and has historically been a bastion of homophobia. Is it heroic? No. But, I would call it a courageous act.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    I'm not personally. I pretty much couldnt care less.
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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.
    Yes, absolutely.

    Michael Sam is the most-recent prime example. He's a guy that was picked 249th overall and is getting far and away more press coverage than the top ten draft picks are getting. His status as homosexual has negated the athletic superiority of all the top players chosen well in advance of him, which is weird because in sports, merit comes from athletic ability, not who a athlete has sex with or prefers companionship with.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    I'm obsessed with Shakira's sexuality...mostly because I'm not a part of it.

    Damn restraining orders.

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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.
    I think we can still use the dose of reality that is famous and popular gays coming out. It makes it real.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    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.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think we can still use the dose of reality that is famous and popular gays coming out. It makes it real.
    It's more fun when a 7th rounder who has never played a down in the NFL gets an endorsement deal.

    Clowney? Sure. Manziel? Fine. However, chances are excellent that Sam will never see a regulation game with the Rams.

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    Re: Are we obsessed with people's sexuality?

    It's all well and good that people have started to acknowledge that there are gays among us, and that they're really not so different from anyone else. Now, let's get on with our lives and not obsess over what celebrity is or is not a gay.

    Now, if you find out that your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend is actually gay, that could be a big deal.
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