Gays Aren't really accepted by society

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    Aug 02, 2013 12:48 PM GMT
    Over the past few years I've watched idols and talent shows and many many gay boys are exceptionally talented but why aren't they famous singers?

    do they just have to forget about becoming this pop star they've always wanted to be?
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    Aug 02, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
    oh right.
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    Aug 02, 2013 12:51 PM GMT
    I suspect we have a troll.
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    Aug 02, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
    What does that supposed to mean?
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    RowRow saidOver the past few years I've watched idols and talent shows and many many gay boys are exceptionally talented but why aren't they famous singers?

    do they just have to forget about becoming this pop star they've always wanted to be?


    Your title. Which society? The world is teeming with different types of societies.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/30/gay-rights-world-best-worst-countries















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    Aug 02, 2013 1:06 PM GMT
    I meant, those who seeks "talent"
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    Seriously guys, do you really think gays are accepted by society? ANY society?
    I'm not slamming gays, I'm slamming straights and their refusal to share the world no matter what laws they pass to make themselves look good.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    There are a lot of straight singers out there who can't make it, either. The music business is tough, very few become famous. Society is becoming more accepting, but of course, there is a long way to go. Acceptances is leaps and bounds ahead of what it was even a decade ago.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    I immediately thought of Prince Poppycock in season 5 of Ameica's Got Talent. The guy who won that year sang "When a Man Loves a Woman" for his final act. How obvious can you get? Plus Piers Morgan buzzed Prince Poppycock during his final act. I think that also was homophobia in action.
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    Do Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert mean nothing to you!?!
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    um...right...guess they are all starving





    *based on previous stats of pop stars in this genre.
    cf:



    and



    and even...



    ...really, are they any non-gay musicians...


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    Aug 02, 2013 2:52 PM GMT









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    Aug 02, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    Matt Alber
    Tears for Fears
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Pet Shop Boys
    Wham!
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidMatt Alber
    Tears for Fears
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    Pet Shop Boys
    Wham!


    Are they? Both married with children .
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    All of them. Even Jagger and Bowie had a go at the cock.
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Good heavens RowRow, every topic you've started is discontent. Going through them is like trying to wade knee deep through jello while carrying a feather mattress over my head.

    Now look:



    A sunny disposish will always see you through
    When up above the skies are black instead of being blue
    Mr. Trouble makes our faces roll on not a smile
    Without his saying 'so long' (I'm on my way!)

    It really doesn't pay to be a gloomy pill
    It's absolutely most ridic, positively sil,
    The rain may pitter patter
    It really doesn't matter
    For life can be delish
    with a sunny disposish!

    It really doesn't pay to be a gloomy pill
    It's absolutely most ridic, positively sil,
    The rain may pitter patter
    It really doesn't matter
    For life can be delish
    With a sunny disposish!
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    Apparition saidum...right...guess they are all starving









    Justin Beiber is not gay
  • great_scott

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    Aug 02, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    Some of the artists you guys are mentioning noticeably faded in popularity as soon as they came out/were outted, and the others seem to be "retired" or aren't gay. If we gotta reach back to Elton John, Boy George and Wham, that just proves the OP's point.
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    Jonathan Allen and Branden James.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYdNYlZBzl4



    Liberace--40+ year career
    Little Richard--ditto
    Michael Jackson--?

    See what you want to see great_scott
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    The subject of this thread is an oversimplification, OP. As a general rule what you say is accurate so far as it goes. Generally, gays are not 'accepted' in the sense that being gay is not considered 'the norm'. However, wether or not one is accepted individually depends on the acceptance level of other individuals within society. It varies a lot from total acceptance to total bigotry.

    As for being gay and being famous, there are many famous gay men and women in every profession but especially the arts and entertainment fields. The question is, how "out" are they? That's where the problem lies. Many (not all) of them are not out publicly. This creates a distorted perception of who is and who isn't gay.

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    Aug 02, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    meninlove said Good heavens RowRow, every topic you've started is discontent. Going through them is like trying to wade knee deep through jello while carrying a feather mattress over my head.

    Now look:


    OMG, I adored The Manhattan Transfer in the 1980s. Wonderful things like "Twilight Tone" and "Birdland", a great time for retro sounds like Bette Midler was also doing. Here's possibly their most famous, "Boy From New York City":

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    Aug 02, 2013 3:53 PM GMT





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    Aug 02, 2013 4:06 PM GMT
    Barry Manilow--Multi-millionaire., decades long career.
    Johnny Mathis--"
    Jim Nabors-has sold millions of records!

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    Aug 02, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidSeriously guys, do you really think gays are accepted by society? ANY society?
    I'm not slamming gays, I'm slamming straights and their refusal to share the world no matter what laws they pass to make themselves look good.


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    My society -the one I chose to live in - accepts me fully.
    Get a new society or STFU.

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    Aug 02, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    "Star Search" phenom Sam Harris!