Should there be gay coming out parties?

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    Jun 05, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    No... good way to be self absorbed if you choose to have one.
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    Jun 05, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    It's an honorable idea, but in order for it to work society has to move to a point where enough people would accept such a celebration as openly as say a bar mitzvah.

    But then again once society reaches that point then the celebration would be unnecessary. And it's not like we have parties to confirm any other sexual orientation or sexuality.
  • Montague

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    Jun 05, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    Will there be free booze and no cover?
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    Jun 05, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    Well, if we want marriage, shouldn't we have all the other cultural trappings? I mean, straight people are culturally prepped for marriage, & this kind of party tradition--the debut, being presented to society--is part of that process in some form. How can we expect gays to make good marriage choices without the same kind of cultural assistance that straight people get? I dunno.
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    Jun 05, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    I know the theme song...

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    Jun 05, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    explorer1986 saidIt's an honorable idea, but in order for it to work society has to move to a point where enough people would accept such a celebration as openly as say a bar mitzvah.

    But then again once society reaches that point then the celebration would be unnecessary. And it's not like we have parties to confirm any other sexual orientation or sexuality.


    Well put.

    I agree with this viewpoint.
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    Jun 05, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    I have to agree with a lot of the responses here and say no. We are all trying hard to make the rest of society realize that we are no different than themselves and this idea just sounds counterproductive.
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    Jun 05, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said¡Quinceañera!


    I want a quinceañera for me!

    You're all invited!


    Tacky ballroom dresses for everyone!

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    Meh, that's nothing. I was thinking more in the line of the dresses from "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding."

    Now those dresses are fit for a queen in training.icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    Montague saidWill there be free booze and no cover?
    Free booze and no clothes.
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    Jun 05, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    It's kind of hard to argue against the premise of a large party where everyone brings me presents...
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    Jun 05, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    lol i wonder how those parts would turn out to beicon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    Sure, if the person is comfortable with that -- likely thrown by a group of very supportive friends or family members. Coming out can take a lot of courage and should be celebrated. It is a rite of passage that no straight person can understand.

    I look forward to a day when coming out is a very minor thing, like noting that you're left handed or wear contacts.

    To take it one step further, I look forward to the day when the straight population envies us because we're a unique, special group that they cant be a part of. Heterosexuals are everywhere and the world is choking from overpopulation because of it. We're special. Just sayin.
  • Montague

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    Jun 05, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Montague saidWill there be free booze and no cover?
    Free booze and no clothes.


    Then I vote yes on this proposition.
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    Jun 05, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    Poor parents. They thought their teenage daughter's Sweet 16 parties were big, expensive over the top extravaganzas. They haven't seen anything yet.
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    Jun 05, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    WHERE'S MY FERRARI CAKE DAMMIT icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidWHERE'S MY FERRARI CAKE DAMMIT icon_evil.gif



    Would it have bacon wheels?
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    Jun 05, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    soulman1969 said
    Ariodante saidWHERE'S MY FERRARI CAKE DAMMIT icon_evil.gif



    Would it have bacon wheels?


    Bacon in cake?? That sounds spectacular!
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    Jun 05, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    It's been 20 years since I've read the book Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture, but if I recall correctly the author documents a Native ceremony where young people can choose a sexual identity role. The initiate goes into a room and return with items associated with one gender role or another, signifying how they want to live.

    Rather than having a party just for the gay kid coming out, which would make all the straight kids jealous, perhaps it should be a celebration of coming forward with one's sexuality, regardless of orientation.

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    Jun 05, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    Um, no. What's the point?
  • Buddha

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    Jun 06, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    El-oh-el.

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    There should be cumming in parties.


    Cumming into your butthole that is. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    But when you're gay, everyday is a party.
  • Karl

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    Stuttershock saidBut when you're gay, everyday is a party.

    +1
    best comment of the day
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Splendidus_1 saidIf this post is for real:

    I wish for the times where "being gay" is something as banal as going to the market.


    Being gay banal?! NEVER!

    Hand over you gay card this instance young man! I am ashamed for you for saying such a thing.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    I actually almost had one... it was very interesting... haha