i'm not vegetarian, i dont do yogo , i hate musicals

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    what do you think of the common likes and dislikes of gays. do you share them?
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    i'm pretty open-minded, but i don't like the whole showtunes thing. just can't get into it....icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    I wasn't aware this was a package deal. I've loved Broadway show tunes since the early 1960s, but I have no interest in being a vegetarian, and I've never done Yoga in my life.

    Are we subscribing to stereotypes here?
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    There are some things about me that fit the stereotype and many that are diametric to it. Then there's all the things in the middle.

    I can think of a few stereotypes that are considered common and yet I know very few gay men at all that meet them. These would be the ones foisted upon us by the straight community.
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    Watch out, defensiveness and insecurities about to explode...I predict the poster will be accused of being hateful, closed minded, ignorant, and in some way or another, anti-gay...
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    Umm.....Yeah, I didn't know those were typical of gay life. I know way more gay guys that eat meat that don't. more gay guys that don't don't do yoga that do........but I guess I'll give you the musicals thing. I'll give you the musicals thing, but most of these aren't stereotypes that I was aware of.

    That being said, I am a vegetarian unopposed to musicals who is very aware of the benefits of yoga.....Am I a stereotype now?

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    I love broadway musicals!!!

    I love meat!!!
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    I am very much an individual not a joiner. Many so-called gay enthusiasms do not resonate with me. Some such as musicals do (although I don't know the lyrics to any musical). I am as enthusiastic about the Rolling Stones as I am about Abba, about watching a hockey game as I am about dancing in a gay club. Life is too short not to enjoy your own unique passions.
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    Personally, I think one of the great things about 'the LGBT' is that we cut across just about every facet, subset, interest, etc in the larger culture and society. Meaning we have room for every different type of person and yet are linked by at least a single common denominator. We can be and have show queens, granola gays, homothugs, competitive gay games jock types, ballroom divas, performers, professors, artists, designers, etc., all together under our 'pink' umbrella.
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    Nov 11, 2008 9:59 PM GMT
    I joke that when I went through the line to pick up all the gay attributes, I missed the whole interior design, fashion, and dance music packages...

    I'm looking to increase my abilities in these areas. My wardrobe will hopefully be better in the future.
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    Nov 11, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    Well, I do like musicals. I'm also left wing. I think the clincher is that I'm attracted to guys though...
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    Nov 11, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    You know, I refused to admit to myself that I was gay for years simply because I didn't like musicals, drag, dance of any kind, and a number of other crap I was led to believe is what constituted a gay man by all the narrow-minded people around me in the Midwestern city I grew up in. It wasn't until I started to travel in my early 20's that I realized that was negative stereotyping at work. When I came out at 22 I was overwhelmed by how many men I met that didn't like any of the "usual crap". Though I did once date a vegetarian (ended quickly) and a boy who discovered he had an inner drag queen (I pretty much ran screaming from that one).

    My partner of 12 years and I both dislike broadway/musicals, techno dance clubs and yoga stuff. Yet we live in New York City and work in the fashion industry. Go figure, eh?
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    Nov 11, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    While I think there is some validity to the stereotypes (I see way too many gay men who fit the stereotype), I think there are many that don't fit the stereotype.

    Personally, I've never understood the fascination with Broadway, divas and drag.

    I've always been a metalhead and a sports fan.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Nov 11, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    I will say I like the showtunes, but not necessarily all. I've never seen Wicked which would qualify me as the antichrist in Chicago. I like musicals mostly because I am a musician and it is fun to perform in them and some of the stories are awesome.
    I would like to point out the following, however:

    Religious right: God :: Gays: sushi

    Why does everyone have to like sushi? Give me a cheese pizza over that crap anyday! And btw, when will Beyonce have a Mariah-like breakdown so I don't have to listen to her recycled garbage? She made one song and now just makes variations on it while wearing different dresses to do the same stale dancing.
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    Nov 11, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    I don't understand why gay people obsess over women pop artists that either sing at the top of their lungs or just make shitty music in general. It makes the mainstream gay club experience less appealing.
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    Nov 11, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    I'm 2/3 (yoga and musicals)

    So am I not 100% gay ?

    I guess I'll be bisexual then icon_rolleyes.gif
  • GQjock

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    Nov 11, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    Jeez .... I never knew being vegetarian was Gay ...


    I better eat more carrots... icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 11, 2008 11:24 PM GMT
    So because you're not, makes you better? Special? More attractive to "real" men?

    What's your point?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 11, 2008 11:24 PM GMT
    not interested in musicals.. I do yoga though (with a bunch of women and straight guys), I'm not a veg, I did try it once, I failed badly and went on a beef eating spree icon_biggrin.gif

    erm, I'm not a terrible dresser but I'm not currant and I really don't care to be I've got better things to spend my moneys on, I'm not into techno, find clubs more boring then watching paint dry, I do like dancing, but only around my house and in the shower and ONLY to really bad music where I can sexually assault my furniture (or at least mimic it icon_razz.gif)

    hmm, what else.. OOOH I like cars, I sooo wanna get a classic mini cooper and restore it while adding my own touches, I'm a tech head and I can decorate... OOH I cook and I cook really good, including baking which I looooove, I also love shopping, but more for kitchen stuff or house stuff or for other people, I don't mind clothes shopping but don't do it unless I need to, hmm not making a good case for my self heh, OOH I garden, but not the frilly stuff really, I like getting in and doing the heavy stuff, my sisters love me because I'll come move shit and dig big holes... umm hmm yeah I suppose I might be typical or maybe not..

    In reality though, does matching a stereotype matter? isn't it better to be true to your self no matter what it is and how it aligns then it is to be or not be something because its a stereotype..
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    Nov 11, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    I guess I need to turn in my "GAY card"....no on musicals, no on "vegetarian", never tried "yoga", couldn't decorate if my life depended on it, not worried about fashion trends, don't give a shit about the latest "bubble gum tramp" on the radio, nor any of the "reality shows" on tv......
    Give me organized, clean, efficient, comfortable, functional, classic, informational, comical, delicious, active...etc. Being gay doesn't mean I need to trade in my brain, soul and wallet to enjoy men!icon_lol.gif

  • Nov 12, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    yeah trying fitting into the "family" when you really like sports, rock music, and non obscure indie movies it sucks
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    Nov 12, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    Sporty_g saidBeing gay doesn't mean I need to trade in my brain, soul and wallet to enjoy men!icon_lol.gif


    Woooooooo hold your horses there sweet heart, when does like the stereotypical "gay stuff" meant you where trading in your brain, soul or wallet?
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    Nov 12, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    Even within the context of musicals, it is not necessary to like or dislike any and all.

    I like musicals where the tunes are surprising and the lyrics are clever. I dislike the fake-opera-pageanty ones. I believe that Les Miserables was most likely named for its audience.

    That said, Gershwin, Eubie Blake (Blackbirds of 1928), Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, Candide), Rodgers & Hart (NOT Rodgers & Hammerstein, ugh) were brilliant. Of the more modern writers, Ahrens & Flaherty are great (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical), as are Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, The Baker's Wife, Wicked), Stephen Sondheim (anything except Passion), William Finn (Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee), Marc Shaiman and his boyfriend (Hairspray), Kander & Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss Of The Spider Woman), and the ones whose names escape me who wrote Avenue Q.

    Witless: Lloyd Webber, Schonberg & Boublil (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon), Irving Berlin (amazingly dull stuff), all of Jerry Herman and much of Jule Styne. Jerry Herman is very close to unlistenable, but at least he's not all puffed-up and pretentious like Webber (and also not a plagiarist).
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    Nov 12, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    So because you're not, makes you better? Special? More attractive to "real" men?

    What's your point?


    Kool your jets my man ... I was just kiddin'
    Com'on guys who doesn't have fun watchin' Gypsy? icon_cool.gif

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    Nov 12, 2008 2:22 AM GMT
    I don't think Yoga or Vegetarianism is exactly related to being gay. In fact, I know lots of Vegetarians and partakers of Yoga - none of them are gay. As for musicals, I like anything with a message or a period piece. I don't think I could do 'Cats' but definitely 'Aida.'