why does the public associate drugs with homosexuality?

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    Jan 07, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    I wen't out last night with a large group of friends and the topic of recreational druge usage came up. Everyone spoke about their shrooming experience, ecstacy, marijuana, and so forth. Then when i spoke about my recreations the group made this comment that resonates confusion in me still, "well of course gays do drugs, they're all into that shit." Then supporting remarks followed such as, "I know right!" and "HELLA popularrrr" and "duh! poppers." I've heard this stereotype or maybe truth quite often, however, I'm not one of the many whom lives up to this refutable title. So tell me, why does the public associate drugs with homosexuality? Does the public consensus have a point here? icon_neutral.gif
  • GoodPup

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    Jan 07, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    Check out this post for one example:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/768299

    But overall... I don't have a very good answer or reasoning that I know of.
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    Jan 07, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    Maybe it's because the general public learns about gay culture from television?
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    Jan 07, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    khill saidI wen't out last night with a large group of friends and the topic of recreational druge usage came up. Everyone spoke about their shrooming experience, ecstacy, marijuana, and so forth. Then when i spoke about my recreations the group made this comment that resonates confusion in me still, "well of course gays do drugs, they're all into that shit." Then supporting remarks followed such as, "I know right!" and "HELLA popularrrr" and "duh! poppers." I've heard this stereotype or maybe truth quite often, however, I'm not one of the many whom lives up to this refutable title. So tell me, why does the public associate drugs with homosexuality? Does the public consensus have a point here? icon_neutral.gif


    Yes how would the str8s know?

    This after all is only insider information. Perhaps the people who made the comment know gay people who indeed do drugs and hence the generalized remark
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    Jan 07, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    I guess you arn't familiar with the problem of crystal meth in the gay community, not to mention the amount of extasy that's passed around in the clubs. Sad fact is that it's easier for me to count the gay men I know who don't do drugs than it is to count the ones that do.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 07, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    The general public also thinks that we are more racially integrated than they are, are more accepting of abortions and tend to be less religions.

    Right or wrong, all of those issues lean towards the left, which is the politically movement we are almost universally associated with.
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    Jan 07, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    Gay people are into parties.

    Black people are all rapist/drug dealers.

    Latinos are all illegals.


    Murder your TV icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 07, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    xrichx saidMaybe it's because the general public learns about gay culture from television?

    Bingo!

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    Jan 07, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    Which "public" are you refering to? Not the one I know.

    You mean all those flower children of the 60's were gay? Who wudda knew.
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    Jan 07, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    cause its true ..damn i need another shot...
  • ja89

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    Jan 07, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidGay people are into parties.

    Black people are all rapist/drug dealers.

    Latinos are all illegals.


    Murder your TV icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm a gay black man who's a rapist/drug dealer that parties after i've the deed. Damn the media.
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    Jan 07, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    It's a great way to stigmatize a minority group.
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    Jan 07, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    Drugs??!!!!
    Associated with being gay?
    pfffft.

    Around here the public thinks it's gay if a guy is well-groomed, sports visible abs, and drives an Audi.
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    Jan 08, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    Beaux saidDrugs??!!!!
    Associated with being gay?
    pfffft.

    Around here the public thinks it's gay if a guy is well-groomed, sports visible abs, and drives an Audi.
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    Why do u care what other people think?
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    Jan 08, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
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    Jan 08, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    jperfit said
    Beaux saidDrugs??!!!!
    Associated with being gay?
    pfffft.

    Around here the public thinks it's gay if a guy is well-groomed, sports visible abs, and drives an Audi.
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    Why do u care what other people think?


    pst. read the original post
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    Jan 08, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    because they've never been to a straight rave.
  • Anto

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    Jan 08, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    why does the public associate drugs with homosexuality?

    I've never heard that kind of general association from people before.
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    Jan 08, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    Probably for the same reason they think all gay men dress fashionably. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    Anto saidwhy does the public associate drugs with homosexuality?

    I've never heard that kind of general association from people before.


    Yeah, I agree...so tell us, what kind of people do you interact with on a daily basis that make you pose such a question...what public do you speak of?

  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 08, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    Librarian saidcause its true ..damn i need another shot...



    Sadly, the support groups such as AA and NA know it is true. For some, it is very hard to be gay, usually because of lack of support or total abandonment from family.

    The hardest thing I have ever done is tobacco(just to try it) and alcohol(very recently). I was recently at a "mostly gay" party where drugs were being offered....eek. I guess I should be used to it by now.
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    Jan 08, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Everybody does drugs not just queers. In fact, straight people do drugs more than queers simply because there are more straight people than there are queersicon_idea.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jan 08, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    I just assumed people thought this because drugs and gay men are associated with clubs, and therefore associated with each other.

    Also, it's apparently totally alright to tack on any immoral generalization to the gay community. We're not just junkies. We're shallow, slutty, bitchy junkies.
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    Jan 08, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Another drug arguement/streotype that seems to leave alcohol out of the equation. That will always put just about everyone on the same playing field. The rest is fluff until you address that drug problem...among straights and gays. icon_idea.gif
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    Jan 08, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    HabeasCorpses saidIt's a great way to stigmatize a minority group.


    I agree. What better way to justify disparate treatment?