Is being "gay" a disability?

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    Jun 28, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    If so that could change the game.......

    Normal or abnormal it's a condition that's different. Maybe it's time to reclassify things a little and bring a different light on the idea that being gay is really different.

    If so the motto should be.......

    "I’m determined to show disability needn’t stop you FROM living a normal life.”

    This should shut the mouths who insist that gay people are OK as long as they live a celibate life.......

    It's sad and demeaning that because I am gay I should live alone and a sexless life. NOT.....lol

    I know many who think this way!!

    Most of us here DO NOT.....But it's just a thought......

    Yours?

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    Jun 28, 2014 10:49 PM GMT
    "Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common."
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  • buddycat

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    Jun 28, 2014 11:12 PM GMT
    If being gay was classified as a disability, it would be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act which would benefit those in states where it is still legal to fire someone for being gay.
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    Jun 28, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    Normal or abnormal it's a condition that's different.

    Like:

    being a genius
    being left-handed
    being a sports star
    being red-headed
    speaking more languages than one
    singing really well

    who the hell cares if you're "abnormal" or "different"?
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    tazzari saidNormal or abnormal it's a condition that's different.

    Like:

    being a genius
    being left-handed
    being a sports star
    being red-headed
    speaking more languages than one
    singing really well

    who the hell cares if you're "abnormal" or "different"?


    Yes...exactly so WHY must this be such a big ordeal in the world.....LOL
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    You can live a sexless life and be happy. Astonishing, I know.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    Up through the 1970's, homosexuality was considered to be a dangerous mental disease.

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    Jun 29, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    tazzari saidNormal or abnormal it's a condition that's different.

    Like:

    being a genius
    being left-handed
    being a sports star
    being red-headed
    speaking more languages than one
    singing really well

    who the hell cares if you're "abnormal" or "different"?


    They care when the difference is negative.

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    And no, of course being gay isn't a disability.
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    Ajjax saidYou can live a sexless life and be happy. Astonishing, I know.


    I am sure one can....BUT WHY?? Why not use what you have and or share with another?

    So are you happy? Sorta like an obese person who likes food better than sex??

    I AM CURIOUS????


    WHY?
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    Jun 29, 2014 2:51 AM GMT
    I think being gay is a gift. Every day is a joy to me, I would never want to be anything else but gay. Far from being a disability, it's an advantage, if you know how to use it.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:15 AM GMT
    2bnaked said
    Ajjax saidYou can live a sexless life and be happy. Astonishing, I know.


    I am sure one can....BUT WHY?? Why not use what you have and or share with another?

    So are you happy? Sorta like an obese person who likes food better than sex??

    I AM CURIOUS????


    WHY?
    Why not?
    "I'd rather be mad than feel pleasure."
    -Antisthenes

    And if you read the philosophy of cynicism, as well as the teachings of Socrates, (the wisest man to have walked the earth) you will see how all pleasure, aside from the "pleasures which spring from one's soul" are absolutely destructive to our well-being.

    Happiness can only be gained through TRUE WISDOM. True wisdom and virtue can only be attained through immense pain and suffering, thus the term "Socratic strength".
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
    I promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.
    Yep.
    "... Seek and ye shall find..." -Matthew 7:7
    Yet another bible passage proven to be incorrect. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:24 AM GMT
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    Dang! Don't ever invite me to one of your parties...icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    Oh I am sure.

    Sex like many things can be addictive.

    However, I wanted to know what keeps you from sharing with another.

    Also, are you happy? I can have all the wisdom on the planet and still not be happy.

    Mad is not a state of being that I like. I would tend to be more hedonistic than that in attitude. Not that I need to have a partner to be happy, but it would seem better to have and be than to live alone, solitude life. So why even be gay then?
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    bon_pan said
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    Dang! Don't ever invite me to one of your parties...icon_neutral.gif
    Parties are for the young of soul.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:36 AM GMT
    Ajjax said
    bon_pan said
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    Dang! Don't ever invite me to one of your parties...icon_neutral.gif
    Parties are for the young of soul.


    Many of the beliefs traditionally attributed to the historical Socrates have been characterized as "paradoxical" because they seem to conflict with common sense.

    Just like you mentioned above!!! LOL
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    Ajjax said
    bon_pan said
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    Dang! Don't ever invite me to one of your parties...icon_neutral.gif
    Parties are for the young of soul.


    I was old by the time I was in 3rd grade...staaaappp...
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:38 AM GMT
    2bnaked said
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    Oh I am sure.

    Sex like many things can be addictive.

    However, I wanted to know what keeps you from sharing with another.

    Also, are you happy? I can have all the wisdom on the planet and still not be happy.

    Mad is not a state of being that I like. I would tend to be more hedonistic than that in attitude. Not that I need to have a partner to be happy, but it would seem better to have and be than to live alone, solitude life. So why even be gay then?
    Of course I'm not happy, nor should I be.
    How can I become wise if I -choose- pleasure instead of pain? How can I become wise choosing escapism?
    The answer is I cannot, nor can you, or anyone else.

    What do I look forward to, you ask? Well I'm glad you did.

    I am -this- close to throwing my computer out of the second story window, burning all of my possessions, and spending the last of my savings for a plane ticket to Europe.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    No matter where you go, AJ, you are still there...icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.


    This is where Socrates and Buddhist teachings share the same insight.

    But seeking truth and wisdom doesn't mean you have to ignore the pleasures and happiness of life when they so clearly exist.

    It's equally delusional to pretend that Life is all about 'pain and suffering'......as it is to pursue only pleasure.

    Accept suffering and don't fear it. Overcome it when necessary.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    I HAVE to do this, there is no other option. And I will suffer, and I will suffer, and I will suffer, until I no longer fear death.

    Do you know what it is to have no fear of death? Socrates did. He stared it dead in the eyes, unflinching, even in his final moments before he was beheaded.

    THAT is incredible, and so poignant, and so beautiful. None of us here can even FATHOM what that is like.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    Determinate said
    Ajjax saidI promise you this: you will be indefinitely miserable as long as you seek pleasure and happiness.

    But seeking truth and wisdom doesn't mean you have to ignore the pleasures and happiness of life when they so clearly exist.

    "The pleasures which spring from one's soul."
    Elegantly put, by the way. I do agree wholeheartedly. I will acknowledge happiness at such a time that I DESERVE it.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    Ajjax saidI HAVE to do this, there is no other option. And I will suffer, and I will suffer, and I will suffer, until I no longer fear death.

    Do you know what it is to have no fear of death? Socrates did. He stared it dead in the eyes, unflinching, even in his final moments before he was beheaded.

    THAT is incredible, and so poignant, and so beautiful. None of us here can even FATHOM what that is like.


    Not poisoned? Hemlock?
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    Jun 29, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    Ajjax said
    Elegantly put, by the way. I do agree wholeheartedly. I will acknowledge happiness at such a time that I DESERVE it.



    It was a drag queen who once said it best:

    "Get Off The Cross....we need the wood."



    Stop punishing yourself. Challenge yourself to give more of your talents and take from the world only what you need. But beyond that----you won't do yourself or anyone else any good by being a tortured soul.