Here we go again: N.C. Parents Plan Alternate Prom to Avoid Gay Couple?

  • metta

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    Apr 29, 2010 7:31 AM GMT
    N.C. Parents Plan Alternate Prom to Avoid Gay Couple?

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/28/NC_Parents_Plan_Alternate_Prom_to_Avoid_Gay_Couple/



    Starmount High School
    http://www.greatschools.org/north-carolina/boonville/2094-Starmount-High-School
  • Delivis

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    Apr 29, 2010 7:33 AM GMT
    What an adorable couple!
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 29, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    I'd bet no one would have any problem with a gay couple if they were a masculine couple who could kick someone's ass just by looking at them.

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    Apr 29, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI'd bet no one would have any problem with a gay couple if they were a masculine couple who could kick someone's ass just by looking at them.



    Which says they don't have a problem with same-sex attracted guys but a problem with gender-nonconformists.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Dragoonxi said
    coolarmydude saidI'd bet no one would have any problem with a gay couple if they were a masculine couple who could kick someone's ass just by looking at them.



    Which says they don't have a problem with same-sex attracted guys but a problem with gender-nonconformists.


    I'm sure the flaming'est fairy would be perfectly allowed to attend the prom if they went with a girl.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    "She also says she and the boys have been told repeatedly that they are going to hell."
    Shit like that is why suicide is so common among gays. One of my best high school friends [who shot himself for that very reason] is a prime example.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    sad to see this happen in the state i'm living in.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes said"She also says she and the boys have been told repeatedly that they are going to hell."
    Shit like that is why suicide is so common among gays. One of my best high school friends [who shot himself for that very reason] is a prime example.

    But this is exactly the result the right-wing homophobes want: our "conversion" or our deaths. Ask them. And if they succeed in bullying us into killing ourselves, chalk one up for their side.
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    Apr 29, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    But this is exactly the result the right-wing homophobes want: our "conversion" or our deaths. Ask them. And if they succeed in bullying us into killing ourselves, chalk one up for their side.
    Yeah I know. It'll be nice once they finally get laws in place that protect gays from discrimination just like any other minority...namely blacks, cause they went through the same shit we're having to go through now.

    Discrimination will never stop completely; but with laws in place to prevent from being public and mainstream, it will at least help. I even remember some country bumpkin churches that would preach how dark skin is a curse from God and that they're going to hell...now they'd be thrown in jail and/or fined for saying that. They should also be thrown in jail and/or fined for saying gays are going to hell.
  • tazzari

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    They're losing, and they know it. These things are stupid and cruel, but they are a rear-guard action, as more and more and more, the courts decide against them. Another half generation and this sort of thing will look as evil and deluded to everyone as Phelps and his gang of perverts do now.
  • gumbosolo

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    I'm sure the flaming'est fairy would be perfectly allowed to attend the prom if they went with a girl.


    True, and then everyone would be whispering and laughing about how he's obviously gay the whole time. Shows why "effeminate" guys are often the first to speak up for themselves; there's no other way to win.
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    Apr 29, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    This is a prime example of how divided this country is. The south is still 100 years behind the rest of the country. Did you know you can get a Confederate flag on your license plate in Virginia for an extra $10?? A license plate, as in, the state is ok with supporting the Confederacy, a group that wanted to secede from the US so they could keep blacks as slaves. And we are shocked that they have a problem with other people that are "different". Gay people need to be more united against offenses such as these. Fem or not. We need a strong public leader, akin to a Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton and we need to show these small towns that this behavior will result in 100,000 gay people marching into their neighborhood to protest.
  • PatrickD81

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    Apr 29, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Cute kids. Why am I not surprised that North Carolina is pulling this crap.

    This is why I hate living in this state some times.
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    Apr 29, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI'd bet no one would have any problem with a gay couple if they were a masculine couple who could kick someone's ass just by looking at them.



    Maybe we should show them how it's done.
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    Apr 29, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    statennyc21 saidThis is a prime example of how divided this country is. The south is still 100 years behind the rest of the country. Did you know you can get a Confederate flag on your license plate in Virginia for an extra $10?? A license plate, as in, the state is ok with supporting the Confederacy, a group that wanted to secede from the US so they could keep blacks as slaves...


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    Apr 29, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    I am so proud of them and their parents. We need more kids like this to take a stand and be who they are. It is a shame that we can't be left alone when there are so many wrongs going on in this country and the world.
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    Apr 29, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    Paxton saidI am so proud of them and their parents. We need more kids like this to take a stand and be who they are. It is a shame that we can't be left alone when there are so many wrongs going on in this country and the world.


    agreed. as often as we hear these stories, they are still far and few in between, but each time these kids and their families take a stand, it makes yet another dent into this illogical, homophobic culture.
  • gumbosolo

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    Apr 29, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    Paxton saidI am so proud of them and their parents. We need more kids like this to take a stand and be who they are. It is a shame that we can't be left alone when there are so many wrongs going on in this country and the world.


    Agreed. As cool as it would be if we could deploy 100,000 gay troops to wherever some gay kid was in trouble, really it's going to be those gay kids coming out at school, changing a few minds one by one, that really brings people around. Kids learn more easily than adults and they will grow up and make the next round of laws. When slow-minded bigots find themselves suddenly part of a minority they will begin to change their tune.
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    Apr 29, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    gumbosolo said

    True, and then everyone would be whispering and laughing about how he's obviously gay the whole time.


    Welcome to growing up gay! If he's lucky he'll avoid the corporal punishment some of us weren't so lucky to escape from.
  • PatrickD81

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    Apr 29, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    Paxton saidI am so proud of them and their parents. We need more kids like this to take a stand and be who they are. It is a shame that we can't be left alone when there are so many wrongs going on in this country and the world.


    Agreed. I hope this kind of thing is the first step for North Carolina. We need equality bad in this state.
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    Apr 29, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    paulflexes said"She also says she and the boys have been told repeatedly that they are going to hell."
    Shit like that is why suicide is so common among gays. One of my best high school friends [who shot himself for that very reason] is a prime example.

    But this is exactly the result the right-wing homophobes want: our "conversion" or our deaths. Ask them. And if they succeed in bullying us into killing ourselves, chalk one up for their side.


    Please tell us about all those years you had your back turned to us homosexuals because you considered us dirty, and you are a blind left winger too, so what made you any better than a conservative right winger?

    Now you come out when it's safe to do so professionally, you seem to me you need to make up for lost time, but that time is gone and you can't make up for it by putting rainbow stickers everywhere.

    So pray tell, what where you doing for the advancement of homosexuality when you had your back to us because we are dirty for more than half your life, and you were playing a pseudo heterosexual?

    I await in antisapaition.
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    Apr 29, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
    Are they not just arranging a private party, out of private funds? Are the students involved being excluded from the official Prom?