'All Gay People Are Screwed Up and It's OK'

  • metta

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    Jul 23, 2014 7:57 AM GMT
    All Gay People Are Screwed Up and It's OK


    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/neal-broverman/2014/07/21/op-ed-all-gay-people-are-screwed-and-its-ok
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    Jul 23, 2014 9:56 AM GMT
    That's a great article and while I wish to be proven wrong I have noticed that intelligent topics are ignored on this site (and other sites to be fair) in favour of "is the guy above you hot" ect. No wonder this community can't shake off some of the more destructive behaviours. I also agree that their are parallels with other minorities
  • Elian

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    Jul 23, 2014 12:04 PM GMT
    I like the article, pretty much correct in my opinion.
    How you handle that is what makes the difference.

    At the same time I agree with the lady mentioned in the article. I am quite happy that I am gay even after all the things that have been thrown at me. Challenges make life worth living or at least interesting imo.

    Stop conforming to the norm and make the most of what you have! You will be healthier, happier and probably stronger that most of the people who live dull unchallenged lives. And I am not saying THAT every heterosexual person have this kind of life but we come with the "eye opener" included in our default settings, use your advantage.
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    Jul 24, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    I fancied reading that article .
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    Jul 24, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    I had this conversation with my brother just a few weeks ago. We were talking about how a bible thumping neighbor of mine has a gorgeous teen kid who I've noticed checking me out, obviously gay and his mother, wife of the bible thumper, has twice already tried to get me to spend some time with her kid. I think she wants me to talk to him about being gay though that's never been mentioned and of course I would never approach that, certainly not before he hits legal age and he'd have to broach to topic first.

    So I'm telling my brother this story and he warns me to be careful that they might be setting me up for legal action. I don't think that would happen, the mother and son are very nice. She's even separated from the father, I suspect in part to protect her kid from the father's biblical nonsense, but real interesting to me that my brother would express concern for the first time after years of trying to get him to understand how we are so very subject to all this crap in the world.

    The conversation moved from there to how I could foster kids but not adopt and that actually early on in my life made me somewhat fearful of even being a teacher with kids because I didn't want to risk those potential societal abuses upon us. My brother was stunned that we could foster but not adopt (that law has recently changed here). He couldn't wrap is brain around the discrimination. I said to him why do you think I've been trying to tell you this for all these years.

    This, by the way, is the same guy who years ago told me not to tell his kids that I'm gay while they were young.

    The str8 world owes us.

    Reparations now!
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidThat's a great article and while I wish to be proven wrong I have noticed that intelligent topics are ignored on this site (and other sites to be fair) in favour of "is the guy above you hot" ect. No wonder this community can't shake off some of the more destructive behaviours. I also agree that their are parallels with other minorities


    Like the bisexuals?
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    Jul 26, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    Oh my god, yes! A mother is supposedly trying to set her teenage son up with the delusional, decrepit neighborhood perv. Local police need to be notified if they haven't been already. Too disgustingly vomitous.