Homosexuality: 2109 A.D.

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Have you thought about this?

    Not just when your state will pass a same-sex marriage bill, but look deep into the future; perhaps a hundred + years from now. How will gay society in America and across the world be viewed? Should we look to the past of slavery and women's rights for answers? Or is this a different movement?

    Will it become socially, publicly, and maternally acceptable?

    Will HIV be cured and fade away?

    Will children of gay families no longer be second guessed?

    What new dynamics can we realistically expect to come down the road?


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    ~R.
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:11 PM GMT

    There are people in my generation who are completely excepting... It seems that the older generations (still in charge of this country) are the ones holding back the progress. As soon as they die off, then changes can happen. Thats if WE take in interest in our world's polotics and leadership.
    After that, it will be a whirlwind of happy sexy men ;)
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    In the year 2109, if man is still alive?
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    As I've said before one of the differences between Australia and America, is that America looks back on it's history with shame, on it's treatment of what are now African Americans, with slavery and such, and the fight they had to sit in the front of the bus, and use the same toilet as me.

    But will they look back in shame for not giving homosexual equality?
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    100 years is nothing for the legacy of institutional bigotry.
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    Scally saidHopefully men who have sex with man and are masculine will not be called Gay ,what has masculinity to do with Gay .


    Awwww, Scally. Have people been confusing you for someone masculine again?
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    Scally saidHopefully men who have sex with man and are masculine will not be called Gay ,what has masculinity to do with Gay .


    I'll second that one, as I don't stand under the banner of gay, as it has nothing to do with me...nor represents me either.
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    Dec 16, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    Scally saidHopefully men who have sex with man and are masculine will not be called Gay ,what has masculinity to do with Gay .

    What does not being masculine have to do with being gay?

    I agree the title will be obsolete one day, but bannering it as if men who have sex with men but act as "men" should deserve a different title is just fucking neanderthal-ish.

    Sexuality deserves no titles, that is what we should work at, that is where true equality lies. Not in shame of being "gay" because the queen down the street is too.
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    Dec 16, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    I can see the social construct called "gay community" ceasing to exist. We have banded together almost purely for self-protection for generations, and the mainstreaming of GLBT persons will eliminate the need for such segregation. There are no longer such things as Negro restaurants, clubs, stores, etc., because there is no need for their existenct.

    Our community is so diverse as to belie the term "community". Apart from the obvious, there is far more that separates us than binds us together. Indeed, even here in BFE Montana, the college towns no longer have gay bars, since the kids all hang out together with no need for self-selection. Where such establishments still exist, they are populated with "men of a certain age" who fear to tread into that brave new world. I welcome this future wholeheartedly!
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    Dec 16, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidThere are no longer such things as Negro restaurants, clubs, stores, etc., because there is no need for their existenct.


    I don't know about Great Falls, but I live in a city that is 45% black and there most certainly are black restaurants, shops, and clubs. Heck, only about 5% of the population is Hispanic and there are restaurants, shops, and clubs.

    People may band together for protection. But they also do it because they share a common culture. You see that in all the little Italys, Harlems and gay ghettos of the world.
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    Dec 16, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidI can see the social construct called "gay community" ceasing to exist. We have banded together almost purely for self-protection for generations, and the mainstreaming of GLBT persons will eliminate the need for such segregation. There are no longer such things as Negro restaurants, clubs, stores, etc., because there is no need for their existence.

    Our community is so diverse as to belie the term "community". Apart from the obvious, there is far more that separates us than binds us together. Indeed, even here in BFE Montana, the college towns no longer have gay bars, since the kids all hang out together with no need for self-selection. Where such establishments still exist, they are populated with "men of a certain age" who fear to tread into that brave new world. I welcome this future wholeheartedly!


    I'm not sure it will be as transparent as that. Homosexual identity is unknown for the most part until we grow up and can process it as we mature, unlike a racial minority, for instance, who has that identity from day 1. And as someone in a racial minority grows, they can look across a room at a party and notice others like them, unlike gays (unless they're wearing those expensive Prada glasses). So I think there will still be some kind of community, even if it's much more integrated than in the past.