Is Tampa Accepting?

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    Aug 29, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    Is Tampa, Florida super conservative? They're having the RNC there today and I want to go there and was hoping that I could be more free there. So are they accepting of gays?
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    MarkRoger saidIs Tampa, Florida super conservative? They're having the RNC there today and I want to go there and was hoping that I could be more free there. So are they accepting of gays?
    The CITY of Tampa is.. the COUNTY of Hillsborough is as conservative and anti-gay as hell!
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    You can be open and free wherever you are, if you have the balls to stand up for yourself.

    That doesn't mean they'll accept you, but they'll definitely "respect" you if they know you're just as likely to kick their ass as you are to fuck it. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    Have you visited Tampa? It just seems like an odd place for someone from another country to dream about coming to unless you already had a job lined up.
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Well I live like 15 minutes from Tampa. The city of Tampa's just as fine with it as any other major city from what I've seen. Now I live west of Tampa, which is St. Petersburg. The suburbs of St. Pete, people seem generally fine with open gays. I don't really know how it is with the east and south of Tampa (Riverview and Brandon), but no one goes there anyway ;) And unfortunately, the Gay-Straight-Alliance of UCF is in Orlando, which is two hours east of Tampa. USF might have one though. Good luck with the transition.
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    I dont feel as if Tampa is particularly anti-gay. I've been there many times and have gone out to gay bars, gay clubs, and gay beaches. It's not like you'll go there and they will crucify you if you're gay.

    Like anywhere, there are people that couldn't care less about gay people and people that don't like them. Tampa is no exception. I met this "Boys First Time" porn star last time I was there.... hubba hubba icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Iorio decries county's anti-gay vote

    The Tampa mayor reacted to the Hillsborough County Commission's vote to ban county government from supporting gay pride events.
    http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/16/Tampabay/Iorio_decries_county_.shtml

    It would take a SUPERMAJORITY to overturn this crap!icon_wink.gif

    Thanks to the cunt now in the state senate! Rhonda the CUNT Storms. Now she's gonna be Hillsborough county's new property appraiser.. I Hope to hell you aint gay living anywhere near Hillsborough county!
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    One thing I like about Tampa is that there seems to be more mingling among different races. I don't know if this is subjective on my part but I notice not just more interracial coupling but also more mixed neighborhoods at most all economic levels, particularly in middle class areas.

    I've driven through areas of, say, Miami, which might be economically comparable but you'll find one area within that group all white or all black or mostly Hispanic. There's that in Tampa Bay too but it just seems it isn't quite so in your face.

    Actually one of the reasons I left south Florida was that I got tired of living in white bread world.

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    Aug 29, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidHave you visited Tampa? It just seems like an odd place for someone from another country to dream about coming to unless you already had a job lined up.


    I'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidIorio decries county's anti-gay vote

    The Tampa mayor reacted to the Hillsborough County Commission's vote to ban county government from supporting gay pride events.
    http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/16/Tampabay/Iorio_decries_county_.shtml

    It would take a SUPERMAJORITY to overturn this crap!icon_wink.gif

    Thanks to the cunt now in the state senate! Rhonda the CUNT Storms. Now she's gonna be Hillsborough county's new property appraiser.. I Hope to hell you aint gay living anywhere near Hillsborough county!


    That bitch has no power over gays as property appraiser. She can't do a thing with an individual house that doesn't reflect on an entire district. I'm in pretty stable area (33% owned outright, only about 1% of the homes are distressed financially--which I know as I checked everyone's public records before buying) but the areas around us took a huge hit of foreclosures. Even though hardly anyone here has bothered to sell since the downturn, we're now tax appraised along with the rest of'm. The taxation on my property's a joke and I'm homesteaded and as far as I know there's not a thing she can do about that.
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    MarkRoger saidI'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    I went to Henderson University in bumfuck Arkansas. Nobody knew I was gay (even though I was 'out') cause I was never asked and never was in a situation to say it...everyone just assumed I was single and lived with mom (which was true). If the question or opportunity had arose, they would have known.

    Now I'm making more than the majority of people in my class, even though I dropped after 2.5 years (still work in my field, it just doesn't require a degree). And my boss is so gay-friendly that I just learned the company is flying an anti-Romney banner tomorrow. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
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    MarkRoger saidI'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    I went to Henderson University in bumfuck Arkansas. Nobody knew I was gay (even though I was 'out') cause I was never asked and never was in a situation to say it...everyone just assumed I was single and lived with mom (which was true). If the question or opportunity had arose, they would have known.

    Now I'm making more than the majority of people in my class, even though I dropped after 2.5 years (still work in my field, it just doesn't require a degree). And my boss is so gay-friendly that I just learned the company is flying an anti-Romney banner tomorrow. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm sorry that I'm not as strong as you guys to come out. I want to but it's like very high possibility that my entire life will change and I'll be "disowned" and I'm not in a state to be able to function like that and have no one else to fall on for help.

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    Aug 29, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
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    MarkRoger saidI'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    I went to Henderson University in bumfuck Arkansas. Nobody knew I was gay (even though I was 'out') cause I was never asked and never was in a situation to say it...everyone just assumed I was single and lived with mom (which was true). If the question or opportunity had arose, they would have known.

    Now I'm making more than the majority of people in my class, even though I dropped after 2.5 years (still work in my field, it just doesn't require a degree). And my boss is so gay-friendly that I just learned the company is flying an anti-Romney banner tomorrow. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
    OVER the top of the Tampa convention center!icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
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    TropicalMark saidIorio decries county's anti-gay vote

    The Tampa mayor reacted to the Hillsborough County Commission's vote to ban county government from supporting gay pride events.
    http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/16/Tampabay/Iorio_decries_county_.shtml

    It would take a SUPERMAJORITY to overturn this crap!icon_wink.gif

    Thanks to the cunt now in the state senate! Rhonda the CUNT Storms. Now she's gonna be Hillsborough county's new property appraiser.. I Hope to hell you aint gay living anywhere near Hillsborough county!


    That bitch has no power over gays as property appraiser. She can't do a thing with an individual house that doesn't reflect on an entire district. I'm in pretty stable area (33% owned outright, only about 1% of the homes are distressed financially--which I know as I checked everyone's public records before buying) but the areas around us took a huge hit of foreclosures. Even though hardly anyone here has bothered to sell since the downturn, we're now tax appraised along with the rest of'm. The taxation on my property's a joke and I'm homesteaded and as far as I know there's not a thing she can do about that.
    Oh I know, but that bitch will try!icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
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    MarkRoger saidI'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    I went to Henderson University in bumfuck Arkansas. Nobody knew I was gay (even though I was 'out') cause I was never asked and never was in a situation to say it...everyone just assumed I was single and lived with mom (which was true). If the question or opportunity had arose, they would have known.

    Now I'm making more than the majority of people in my class, even though I dropped after 2.5 years (still work in my field, it just doesn't require a degree). And my boss is so gay-friendly that I just learned the company is flying an anti-Romney banner tomorrow. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm sorry that I'm not as strong as you guys to come out. I want to but it's like very high possibility that my entire life will change and I'll be "disowned" and I'm not in a state to be able to function like that and have no one else to fall on for help.



    that's perfectly fair and you shouldn't have to apologize.
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidOh I know, but that bitch will try!icon_wink.gif


    Ha, let her. I'll set the dogs on her.

    Note to self: get some dogs!
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
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    TropicalMark saidOh I know, but that bitch will try!icon_wink.gif


    Ha, let her. I'll set the dogs on her.

    Note to self: get some dogs!
    Note to antijock: How can you be so old and not have dogs? I thought every "centurion" had dogs.
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    theantijock said
    TropicalMark saidOh I know, but that bitch will try!icon_wink.gif


    Ha, let her. I'll set the dogs on her.

    Note to self: get some dogs!
    Note to antijock: How can you be so old and not have dogs? I thought every "centurion" had dogs.


    It's the arthritis in my dogs that keeps'm barking, bitch!

    I'll get some pups again after I get a new career cranked up. As to the age listed, that's just my age in gay years.
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    paulflexes said
    MarkRoger saidI'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    I went to Henderson University in bumfuck Arkansas. Nobody knew I was gay (even though I was 'out') cause I was never asked and never was in a situation to say it...everyone just assumed I was single and lived with mom (which was true). If the question or opportunity had arose, they would have known.

    Now I'm making more than the majority of people in my class, even though I dropped after 2.5 years (still work in my field, it just doesn't require a degree). And my boss is so gay-friendly that I just learned the company is flying an anti-Romney banner tomorrow. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif


    Praises to your boss an your company , you are a lucky bloke !
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
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    MarkRoger saidI'm looking to go to University of Tampa... is there good?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    I went to Henderson University in bumfuck Arkansas. Nobody knew I was gay (even though I was 'out') cause I was never asked and never was in a situation to say it...everyone just assumed I was single and lived with mom (which was true). If the question or opportunity had arose, they would have known.

    Now I'm making more than the majority of people in my class, even though I dropped after 2.5 years (still work in my field, it just doesn't require a degree). And my boss is so gay-friendly that I just learned the company is flying an anti-Romney banner tomorrow. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif


    Praises to your boss an your company , you are a lucky bloke !
    They flew TWO today! One for 4 hours over the convention center!icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 30, 2012 8:51 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said^MarkRoger, I just realized you hotlisted yourself on your own profile. icon_biggrin.gif


    Yeah I find myself hot. Problem? icon_razz.gif