Are gay people more creative?

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    Oct 07, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    I'm sure we are. There seems to be so many gay men in the world of hairdressing, music, theatre, fashion, cookery...I could go on.

    Are you creative?

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    Oct 07, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
    I can play the guitar and sing icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 07, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    We have more to prove so we work harder and yes we are
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    Oct 07, 2014 9:15 PM GMT
    Maybe it's because of the fact that ay men can think as both a man and a woman so we can do a lot of things.
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    Oct 07, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    My friends appreciate my fashion and interior design advice very much, turns out I am good at psychological talks when my friends are down.
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    Oct 07, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    Jms31 saidI'm sure we are. There seems to be so many gay men in the world of hairdressing, music, theatre, fashion, cookery...I could go on.

    Are you creative?

    Yes, in small ways. My husband more so, a former interior designer.

    One of my favorite silly exprressions, when one of our gay friends compliments me on something creative I've done, is: "Well, are we not gay?" Accompanied by a big swish.

    I really think it does go with the territory for most of us.
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    Oct 07, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    I just enjoy and appreciate all kinds and forms of art, be it visual, movement/dancing, poetry, etc.

    I think gay people are more creative because we are forced to be more open to new experiences and are not afraid to be attracted to stuff that is beyond socially accepted.

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    Oct 08, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    With eyeliner? Absolutely!
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    Oct 08, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    No..
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    Oct 08, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    More creative than who...

    Everyone else?

    Doubt it. It might seem that way because that stereotype of gay people is celebrated. If gay people were more creative, a decent amount of creative works that would be widely praised as "the best" would be credited to gays. Sure there are a handful, but no majority. And that would have to include all kinds of creative works: literature, architecture, public speaking, marketing, etc. Not just fashion and the entertainment industry.

    I'm sure the ratio of gay to non-gay musicians isn't that far off from gay to non-gay engineers.
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    Oct 08, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    Gays are just like everybody else.
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    Oct 08, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    We may be less inhibited and more accepting of what creativity we have, unlike straight guys who are more likely to feel the need to toe the line and act/be masculine; being creative can be associated with being feminine.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Oct 08, 2014 6:48 PM GMT
    Who knows?

    I know creative folks of all kinds. So many of them are straight, too.

    But I also agree with the idea that being a member of an oppressed minority inspires people to develop whatever talents they may be having in order to promote their own well-being.

    There is nothing wrong with this. Gay or straight or whoever, if you have got what it takes, why shouldn't you get going, and make the best out of it?

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    Oct 08, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
    go_dreaming said...Doubt it. It might seem that way because that stereotype of gay people is celebrated. If gay people were more creative, a decent amount of creative works that would be widely praised as "the best" would be credited to gays. Sure there are a handful, but no majority....


    A majority wouldn't have to be shown to prove that point, just a plurality (a per capita basis). But even that might simply indicate not accomplishment in a field but population in a field. Though people are probably drawn to where they excel. And we do seem drawn to letters and arts which tend to be creative. But also to waiting tables so that could be argued either way.
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    Oct 08, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    As far as I'm concerned we are.
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    Oct 08, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Are white people smarter?
    I'm sure we are. There seems to be so many white men in the world of medicine, science, education, politics, engineering...I could go on.
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    Oct 08, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
    Bonapart saidAre white people smarter?
    I'm sure we are. There seems to be so many white men in the world of medicine, science, education, politics, engineering...I could go on.


    +1
    Gay, white, black, bi, yellow, pink, fat etc.. We are people just like everybody else. No difference
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    Oct 08, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
    theantijock saidA majority wouldn't have to be shown to prove that point, just a plurality (a per capita basis). But even that might simply indicate not accomplishment in a field but population in a field. Though people are probably drawn to where they excel. And we do seem drawn to letters and arts which tend to be creative. But also to waiting tables so that could be argued either way.


    I knew there was a better way of phrasing that. Plurality is the word I was looking for, thank you.

    Bonapart saidAre white people smarter?
    I'm sure we are. There seems to be so many white men in the world of medicine, science, education, politics, engineering...I could go on.


    Lmao!
  • Apparition

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    Oct 08, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    gay people are just better at everything.
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    Oct 09, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    no not more creative.. we prob have the same creativity as str8 people.. except str8 people dont express their creativity because they r more inclined to follow social norms of masculine/feminine
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 09, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    l0stcanvas saidGays are just like everybody else.


    This! think of all the straight men and woman in movies, music and art and all the facets that go along with those jobs.icon_idea.gif
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    Oct 09, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    Awesome, gays re-enforcing stereotypes about gays.
  • Buddha

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    Oct 09, 2014 10:03 AM GMT
    As a rule, no. But because being gay is a stigma, I think gay people often have the right environment (exlcusion, and whatever emotions an individual experiences based on that) that makes us turn to introspection which can often help fuel an artistic spirit.
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    Oct 09, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    Yes we are, but when I see a straight man dancing fierce in heels or has better dress sense than me it really pisses me off lol
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    Oct 09, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    go_dreaming said
    theantijock saidA majority wouldn't have to be shown to prove that point, just a plurality (a per capita basis). But even that might simply indicate not accomplishment in a field but population in a field. Though people are probably drawn to where they excel. And we do seem drawn to letters and arts which tend to be creative. But also to waiting tables so that could be argued either way.


    I knew there was a better way of phrasing that. Plurality is the word I was looking for, thank you.


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