Bromosexual

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    Mar 11, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    http://www.observer.com/2010/culture/bromosexuals

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    Mar 11, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
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    Mar 11, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    Sounds a bit circumstantial
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    Mar 12, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    grrrrrrl, stop!
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    Mar 12, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    "In a gay community, you're expected to look, dress, smell, talk, walk, drink and act a certain way,"


    "If you're not A-list gay, you're shut out."


    "Older men went to great lengths to stand apart," he said. "The Elton John stuff, the Freddie Mercury stuff. But any ethnic or minority group trends towards assimilation. The more diverse the community is, the less labels work."


    "Maybe it's because I don't make it my life," Mr. Ranieri said recently in a telephone interview. "I don't surround myself with all gay men. I don't only go to gay bars. I don't work out at David Barton. Despite how big the gay community is, it's actually a really small world. It's important to have a balance. Being outside of the gay community keeps me in balance."


    "Maybe it's because I don't give a sh*t enough to follow the 'crowd' " would have been my response.
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    Mar 12, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    I can honestly say that were it not for comments made
    in essays, by 90% of the men on this site, I wouldn't
    have known they were gay if I'd met them on the street.

    Bromosexual fits. icon_surprised.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    Motorsport422 saidBromosexual fits. icon_surprised.gif

    The idea is that there shouldn't be a need to designate anything when it comes to sexuality and the associated qualities.
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    I do what I want































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    Mar 12, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Oh gawd. And I thought the g0ys were annoying.
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Why isn't this term as acceptable as all the other stupid categories people put themselves into?
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]GuerrillaSodomite said[/cite]Oh gawd. And I thought the g0ys were annoying.[/quote














    Some of them are............icon_wink.gif]
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    It's sort of a positive article showing that gay people can lead "normal" lives and be the guy you go out for beers with after work. I personally like to defy expectations.
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    ugh the media and their labels.
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Pinny said
    Motorsport422 saidBromosexual fits. icon_surprised.gif

    The idea is that there shouldn't be a need to designate anything when it comes to sexuality and the associated qualities.






    Bromosexual is a much tamer word compared to some that have come before it. I prefer it to say- Fag, Fairy, Sissy, etc. icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    I agree... I do find the super queeny stuff to be a bit silly. And it makes the difference between pre-op M2F transexuals and feminine gay guys really confusing to me.

    I know transexuals feel as though they were born in the wrong body and want to actually BE women. So what's the motivation for a gay guy who doesn't want to actually BE a woman when he does drag? Is it just to make fun of women? And if that is the case then isn't it rather comparable to blackface?

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    I see a HUGE disparity in different generations on this issue. Young straight people are much more accepting of homosexuality than past generations have been, so I think many younger gay men don't feel the need to have our own little "gay shelter from the mean breeders" sort of thing. There is a dissolving of the gay community as we know it... which is a wonderful thing because it means we don't need to support each other to the degree gay men once did... we now have the support of many more icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    a horrible piece of literature...and i'd like to have a conversation with the researcher at NYU, who, apparently, is overlooking that the % of younger gay men who are coming out will reflect much greater diversity than that of their elder peers, who probably had a much more difficult time of staying closeted 'back in the day.'

    Again, a horrible piece of literature. I might go so far as to say that this is a fluff piece almost subconsciously designed to make the readers that think they are different actually feel superior over those that are naturally less masculine.
  • hartfan

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    Mar 12, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    I find the article funny yet resonating. I have actually been mistaken as straight on this very site itself, not to mention countless gay bars. I don't really care what the labels are, I'm going to continue being myself, but it is nice to see some positive affirmation.
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    RPMSoccer saida horrible piece of literature...and i'd like to have a conversation with the researcher at NYU, who, apparently, is overlooking that the % of younger gay men who are coming out will reflect much greater diversity than that of their elder peers, who probably had a much more difficult time of staying closeted 'back in the day.'

    Again, a horrible piece of literature. I might go so far as to say that this is a fluff piece almost subconsciously designed to make the readers that think they are different actually feel superior over those that are naturally less masculine.


    I do understand where you're coming from, and historically society has trended that way. The positive I find though is that there is a greater awareness about the diversity of gay people, which I think makes it harder for less informed folks to "otherize" gay people. And while it is not always easy to separate this discussion of diversity from "masculine"-normativity, I think we do need to address concerns of both sides and not try to dismiss the other based on long held perceptions.
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    Mar 12, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    Hartfan - agreed. You raise good additional points.
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    hartfan said

    I do understand where you're coming from, and historically society has trended that way. The positive I find though is that there is a greater awareness about the diversity of gay people, which I think makes it harder for less informed folks to "otherize" gay people. And while it is not always easy to separate this discussion of diversity from "masculine"-normativity, I think we do need to address concerns of both sides and not try to dismiss the other based on long held perceptions.


    I agree this was a postitive article in that regard.

    But I do dislike labels.... and just what we need -- another label!
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    It is fine to be yourself even if that implies being taken for gay, it is just we don't want to perpetuate any notions of sexuality and comportment.
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    Mar 12, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    WOW that's interesting
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    Mar 12, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    No homo