10 Surprising Facts About Straight Teenage Boys

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    Oct 04, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    If this is not exaggeration, this is pretty cool.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-mccormack-phd/teenage-boys-homophobia_b_1314965.html#s740269&title=10_They_Admit
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    Oct 04, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    Im sorry but thats bs. Not all teenagers are like that.
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    Oct 04, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    David3000 saidIm sorry but thats bs. Not all teenagers are like that.


    That's what I figured, but since I don't know England well, thought it was possible.
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    Oct 04, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    oh yeah r i g h t...

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    Oct 04, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidIf this is not exaggeration, this is pretty cool.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-mccormack-phd/teenage-boys-homophobia_b_1314965.html#s740269&title=10_They_Admit


    I know a bunch from my gym ..... well actually at two of the locations in the LA Fitness chain. I know lots of them I mean. 75 to maybe a 100 of them. Very very conservative county, ranked by I forget whom at the 11th most conservative county in the country.

    Ageism is mostly gone too. If they just drove in and are still in the parking lot, and they see me drive in, they'll wait for me to walk in with me. Just lots of little things like that tell me that they could care less that I'm triple their age. The only ones you get attitude out of are the very few homosexuals that go to those gyms.

    Really great bunch of guys and the thing I'll miss most when I move back to SoCal.

    Seriously, I'd say most of this is true. Very pleasant to see.
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    Oct 04, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Scruffypup saidIf this is not exaggeration, this is pretty cool.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-mccormack-phd/teenage-boys-homophobia_b_1314965.html#s740269&title=10_They_Admit


    I know a bunch from my gym ..... well actually two of the locations in the LA Fitness chain. I know lots of them I mean. 75 to maybe a 100 of them. Very very conservative county, ranked by I forget whom at the 11th most conservative county in the country. Ageism is mostly gone too. I'd say most of this is true. Very pleasent to see.


    But what does that have to do with teenage boys?

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    Oct 04, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    At my high school school, I actually seen point seven a lot. I've always wonder if they're really gay though.
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    Oct 04, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    The_Tango said
    freedomisntfree said
    Scruffypup saidIf this is not exaggeration, this is pretty cool.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-mccormack-phd/teenage-boys-homophobia_b_1314965.html#s740269&title=10_They_Admit


    I know a bunch from my gym ..... well actually two of the locations in the LA Fitness chain. I know lots of them I mean. 75 to maybe a 100 of them. Very very conservative county, ranked by I forget whom at the 11th most conservative county in the country. Ageism is mostly gone too. I'd say most of this is true. Very pleasent to see.


    But what does that have to do with teenage boys?

    Everything
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-mccormack-phd/teenage-boys-homophobia_b_1314965.html#s740269&title=10_They_Admit
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    Oct 04, 2013 12:32 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Scruffypup saidIf this is not exaggeration, this is pretty cool.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-mccormack-phd/teenage-boys-homophobia_b_1314965.html#s740269&title=10_They_Admit


    I know a bunch from my gym ..... well actually at two of the locations in the LA Fitness chain. I know lots of them I mean. 75 to maybe a 100 of them. Very very conservative county, ranked by I forget whom at the 11th most conservative county in the country.

    Ageism is mostly gone too. If they just drove in and are still in the parking lot, and they see me drive in, they'll wait for me to walk in with me. Just lots of little things like that tell me that they could care less that I'm triple their age. The only ones you get attitude out of are the very few homosexuals that go to those gyms.

    Really great bunch of guys and the thing I'll miss most when I move back to SoCal.

    Seriously, I'd say most of this is true. Very pleasant to see.


    Hahahaha, sure.
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    Oct 08, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    Surprisingly here in my conservative state I would have to agree, most young guys here couldnt care. Ive also noticed how at concerts Ive been working young guys walk around holding hands and kissing like all other teenagers and no one says anything. Vastly different than my teenage years in the 80's
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    Oct 08, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    This sounds very similar to my high school in Tennessee. I graduated in 2007 and the very openly gay students did not have any issues at school. Simply put, no one cared.
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    Oct 08, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    No one has ever cared about it where I live, so I forget how narrow minded some places can be. I see same sex couples walking down the street holding hands every day, and have for as long as I can remember.

    About ten years ago, a family came to see me at my business. We discussed their professional needs and at one point in the conversation they mentioned they home-schooled their kids. Of course I automatically assumed they were very conservative. After talking business, a lot of people will ask the usual questions, like where is a good place to eat and such. But once I was finished discussing business with this family, one of their children (about 7 years old) whispered something to his mom. His mom said, "I don't know, ask him." The little boy said "can you tell us where the gay bars are located?" I was really taken back. His mom explained that they were currently learning about LBGT people and in the small town they live in, there aren't any openly gay people for their kids to meet. So New Orleans was basically a field trip for their kids. I told the little boy I was gay. He asked me about 5 very sensible questions which I answered as honestly as I could. Satisfied he had seen a live gay man, he then asked me if I could direct them to a place where they could visit with a transgender person. I was about to leave work anyway, so I walked them down to that part of town just a few blocks away and the kids got to meet 2 transgender people in the flesh. They had a lot more questions for them. I then gave them a ride back to their RV which was not in the best section of town. I'll never forget that family because they really were the nicest and most empathetic people I've ever met.
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    Oct 08, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    As the father of three ages 18,18 and 20 I would say that this is pretty spot on.. My kids and their friends are much less hung up on their peers sexuality.. I was very surprised to find they had openly gay friends and did not judge.. My daughters had a team "manager" on the volleyball team that was openly gay.. My son had two friends that were open as well.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:12 PM GMT
    i wish there is no crime in this world
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:27 PM GMT
    It isn't universal, but it happens.

    I have a friend in his mid-20's and he says that for a lot of his crowd it just doesn't matter.I am straight. You are gay. So what. It does not mean that the straight guys want to be hit on, but they are simply not so threatened.

    It's progress. Not complete, but progress.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    Scruffy, I am so glad you got to meet that kid and his mom. Kids never cease to amaze me with their honesty and open curiosity. I wish a lot of older people could adopt the outlook. When I was a camp counselor, I loved working with the younger kids. They were so wide open and just wanted to know and enjoy.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    I'm in my senior year at high school, and while it's definitely not as bad as it sounds like it used to be, the article is DEFINITELY exaggerating. And gatorball, I think having a gay father might cause your children to have a little more tolerance than most teens, unless they don't know :L
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
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    Phoenix511 saidI'm in my senior year at high school, and while it's definitely not as bad as it sounds like it used to be, the article is DEFINITELY exaggerating. And gatorball, I think having a gay father might cause your children to have a little more tolerance than most teens, unless they don't know :L


    His profile says married so I doubt they know. Another closeted dude looking for some ass on the side to cheat on his wife.


    Even so, I'm sure a gay father (even closeted) wouldn't let their kids be all homophobic all the time.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidNo one has ever cared about it where I live, so I forget how narrow minded some places can be. I see same sex couples walking down the street holding hands every day, and have for as long as I can remember.

    About ten years ago, a family came to see me at my business. We discussed their professional needs and at one point in the conversation they mentioned they home-schooled their kids. Of course I automatically assumed they were very conservative. After talking business, a lot of people will ask the usual questions, like where is a good place to eat and such. But once I was finished discussing business with this family, one of their children (about 7 years old) whispered something to his mom. His mom said, "I don't know, ask him." The little boy said "can you tell us where the gay bars are located?" I was really taken back. His mom explained that they were currently learning about LBGT people and in the small town they live in, there aren't any openly gay people for their kids to meet. So New Orleans was basically a field trip for their kids. I told the little boy I was gay. He asked me about 5 very sensible questions which I answered as honestly as I could. Satisfied he had seen a live gay man, he then asked me if I could direct them to a place where they could visit with a transgender person. I was about to leave work anyway, so I walked them down to that part of town just a few blocks away and the kids got to meet 2 transgender people in the flesh. They had a lot more questions for them. I then gave them a ride back to their RV which was not in the best section of town. I'll never forget that family because they really were the nicest and most empathetic people I've ever met.



    wow Wow WOW !!!!! That's really cool on both of your parts. Appreciate you sharing this. Seriously.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    ReluctantPromises said
    Phoenix511 said
    ReluctantPromises said
    Phoenix511 saidI'm in my senior year at high school, and while it's definitely not as bad as it sounds like it used to be, the article is DEFINITELY exaggerating. And gatorball, I think having a gay father might cause your children to have a little more tolerance than most teens, unless they don't know :L


    His profile says married so I doubt they know. Another closeted dude looking for some ass on the side to cheat on his wife.


    Even so, I'm sure a gay father (even closeted) wouldn't let their kids be all homophobic all the time.


    You'd be surprised. There are many homophobic men who are closeted but change when they come out. It's mostly a cover. I'm talking to a dude now who's kids are super religious and don't speak to him because he's gay and yet he raised them that way.


    Ok I kinda get that it would reinforce cover, but still. I just find it hard to imagine someone raising their own kids to dislike an entire group of people that they themselves are a part of.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    I live in the middle of Missouri, and work with teenagers every day. I'm 100% openly gay, though it's not my defining characteristic. I talk about my husband and family life to them, just like a heterosexual man would casually talk about his wife and family. Kids aren't predatory with openly gay people; they're predatory with closeted gay people. If I tried to actively hide my homosexuality, they'd be all over it in a second. I work with all types of kids, too, from the glee clubbers to the star quarterback, public and parochial, and the reaction is almost universal: They don't care as long as you're not trying to be on the down-low.
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    Oct 08, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    I can't say that they're all like this but the ones I know are. It's no exaggeration to say it's the most accepting generation yet.
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    Oct 08, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    Show that article to the Mormon boys. They'll get a laugh.
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    Oct 08, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    Phoenix511 said
    ReluctantPromises said
    Phoenix511 saidI'm in my senior year at high school, and while it's definitely not as bad as it sounds like it used to be, the article is DEFINITELY exaggerating. And gatorball, I think having a gay father might cause your children to have a little more tolerance than most teens, unless they don't know :L


    His profile says married so I doubt they know. Another closeted dude looking for some ass on the side to cheat on his wife.


    Even so, I'm sure a gay father (even closeted) wouldn't let their kids be all homophobic all the time.


    I am bi and no they don't know.. I've never heard them say anything derogatory regarding their friends..
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    Oct 08, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    Ckfeezy saidI can't say that they're all like this but the ones I know are. It's no exaggeration to say it's the most accepting generation yet.


    Yes,
    almost sickening so.
    Swear one more of them say, "why you gotta label" I'm going to smack him.