Gay Culture, Superficial?

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    Apr 13, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    I think we gays are superficial. I mean we obsess about staying young, what wear, being fit, having material possessions etc.. Is this all there is of the "Gay Culture?"
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    heterosexuals obsess about the same things THREAD OVER
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    AsianGuy1 saidI think we gays are superficial. I mean we obsess about staying young, what wear, being fit, having material possessions etc.. Is this all there is of the "Gay Culture?"



    You mean to tell me that there is more to life than those ^^^

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    Apr 13, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    But I love staring into the mirror each day and I'm dreading my first botox injections! I'm 21, OMG in a few months it's time for botox! And by 25, face-lifts!
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    AsianGuy1 saidI think we gays are superficial. I mean we obsess about staying young, what wear, being fit, having material possessions etc.. Is this all there is of the "Gay Culture?"


    Just because people you see act like that, are YOU going to follow in their example?

    Also I obsess about my career goals, martial arts, and anime. I'm not sure if the last two fit into the gay culture icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    It depends where you live out i believe and that's human beings in general ahahaha.
  • rdberg1957

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    Apr 13, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    There is a popular gay culture which is similar to the culture of 12 year old girls (fan magazines, idols, etc). However, when I came out in Madison, WI in 1979, there was a gay culture that was more interesting to me. I remember forums with James Steakley, Jonathan Katz and others which were fascinating presentations of the history of gay people. Theatre, film, literature, history are also part of gay culture, although not as deeply engrained or discussed widely.
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Yes, its very shallow and superficial when you get deep into the culture. Thats why I like to have straight guys and girl friends so I can come up for air from all the superficiality and see what the reall world is about sometimes, other than Britney, Madonna, Gaga, abs, pecs, and the perfect fitting T-Shirt.
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    See also the Peak Oil Doomer / Great Depression Of 2030 thread.

    And the illuminati thread. Good for secular end times LULZ (or make you think about what you might wanna do in the face of global economic ruin).
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    I agree that there are segments of the gay community that act like perpetual adolescents. The good thing is, no one is forced to be in their company if you don't like them. We get to choose the people with whom we wish to associate and the lifestyle that suits our preference (within reason).
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Meh! I know there are gay people that are not superficial, but face it, everyone here's a bit unconsciously superficial (i.e. only giving attention to people one thinks is hot, etc.).
    And don't give me that "That's not true; I also talk to people that have something good to say" baloney! They have to be somewhat of a looker. icon_rolleyes.gif
    There might be gays that aren't superficial, but you won't find them in a fitness site such as this. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    Inasmuch as "gay culture" exists at all.... why would it be anything but superficial?

    Culture is an accumulation of history, tradition, ritual and kinship. To be English or Jewish or African American or Southern is to draw on hundreds to thousands of years of ancestry and symbolism of belonging.

    What does "gay culture" have? A couple decades of pop culture obsession...
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    Apr 13, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    It really depends on how the term "gay culture" is understood. If an entire culture is built around sexual attraction/gratification, it is going to be superficial.

    Is that what you have in mind when you talk about "gay culture"?

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    Apr 13, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    When I think of the centuries worth of art, fashion and architecture designed and imagined by we fruity bastards, do you think our refined aesthetic abilities wouldn't translate to male beauty...staying fit, keeping youthful.

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    Apr 13, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    First gay men are not the only ones seeking out these things, most people think about these things however when you have kids these issues tend to be less important. Since gay men tend not to have kids many of these issues remain topical and a social focus of our community. Second it is only superficial if you do something for the benefit of others rather than yourself.

    That said if you constantly live your life for others than you are missing out on the best part of life, accepting and being yourself.

    Lastly, the higher rate of gay men being superficial would not be surprising since most of us are not able to be ourselves as we grow up and putting on a false front becomes the norm in order to fit in.
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    I don't quite get why people, apparently some gays included, don't understand we are just like everyone else. Some of us a narcissistic superficial assholes, myself included. Ha.
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    Everyone is Superficial whether its gay or straight people.
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    I haven't taken any headshots with my phone today... gotta hope to it... ooh, and semi revealing shots of my body too!

    -Admiral >)
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    jmanorlando saidFirst gay men are not the only ones seeking out these things, most people think about these things however when you have kids these issues tend to be less important.

    Which perhaps is less about a reorganization of priorities and more about how people let themselves go after having kids because they're more time consuming, demanding and exhausting than expected.
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    ry77 saidMeh! I know there are gay people that are not superficial, but face it, everyone here's a bit unconsciously superficial (i.e. only giving attention to people one thinks is hot, etc.).
    And don't give me that "That's not true; I also talk to people that have something good to say" baloney! They have to be somewhat of a looker. icon_rolleyes.gif
    There might be gays that aren't superficial, but you won't find them in a fitness site such as this. icon_neutral.gif
    u clearly havent met me
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    n8698u saidWhen I think of the centuries worth of art, fashion and architecture designed and imagined by we fruity bastards, do you think our refined aesthetic abilities wouldn't translate to male beauty...staying fit, keeping youthful.
    gay artists r kewl
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Anduru said
    n8698u saidWhen I think of the centuries worth of art, fashion and architecture designed and imagined by we fruity bastards, do you think our refined aesthetic abilities wouldn't translate to male beauty...staying fit, keeping youthful.
    gay artists r kewl
    francis-bacon-paralytic-child-walking-on


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    Apr 13, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
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    dudewithabeard saidI don't quite get why people, apparently some gays included, don't understand we are just like everyone else. Some of us a narcissistic superficial assholes, myself included. Ha.
    I got you beat. I audition for every solo (including the women's solos) in my A Cappella group. In my opinion, I sing it better than most of them.


    Yes you do have me beat and probably most people. As for me, I know I have the best ass in Jax