This just leaves me PUZZLED.

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    May 20, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    So I signed up for this forum a few months ago. However I didn't really become active until within the last week or so and I must say I am SHOCKED at how racist people in the gay community are. It seems to be more prevalent here than in mainstream society and it confuses me (for obvious reasons). I really wouldn't title myself fully 100% homosexual (you can see my profile description or PM me for further explanation if you care to) As a result, Im not on what you would call "the scene" and besides a few friends, I don't interact with gay guys too often. I've been to a gay bar ONCE..and left with a pocket full of numbers icon_wink.gif and this was in Long Island (which means I was one of like four men of color in the place)..so I didn't really sense a race issue there.

    However since I've signed up for this forum, I've been second guessing and honestly Im just curious, is the majority of the gay community victim of Hyper Racism/Hyper Segregation or do people just have keyboard balls..and only say these things because their behind a screen??

    It doesn't necessarily bother me (I actually find it funny in a "laugh to keep from crying" sort of way), but I must admit I am puzzled by it. Why would someone do the same thing to another racial group that society has done to them???....that simply makes no sense...or does it?...if someone could explain i'd greatly appreciate it
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    May 20, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    A few thoughts..

    - Gay or straight, people will do/say things on the internet that they normally wouldn't in person. People tend to use the anonymity of the internet as an excuse to drop their inhibitions. This can be both good and bad, depending on the context.

    - Every race, ethnicity, culture, and sub-culture has internal racism and bias. This is nothing new. You're just noticing it now; See above.

    - People on the internet do not represent the majority. Although you might notice some questionable behavior here, it doesn't mean all gays are like that.
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    May 20, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    My boss is black and he follows my troll blog:
    http://takeittakeit.tumblr.com/

    My other non-white friends also find my undiscriminatingly rude sense of humour to be funny as well.
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    May 21, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    Oh...I see. icon_neutral.gif


    Well then I guess I should just get my panties out of this bunch and accept it....icon_confused.gif

    Thanks for the input
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    May 21, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    I find it shocking but you can't be constantly pissed off. No fun and they just pile on.

    I don't think it's particularly a gay thing, it's the result of a basically umoderated Internet forum. People say things they'd never dare to say in real life.