The Perks of Being Gay :) .......

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    Jan 11, 2013 12:21 AM GMT
    I'm attracted to men, but I find most gay men vulgar, frugal and superficial.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    namesalex saidI'm attracted to men, but I find most gay men vulgar, frugal and superficial.

    I love how everyone thinks THEY are special.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    Straight men don't get to be versatile, unless their wives wear strap-ons.... And we all know the real thing is better.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    huhwhat said
    namesalex saidI'm attracted to men, but I find most gay men vulgar, frugal and superficial.

    I love how everyone thinks THEY are special.


    Careful! I think he's mad.icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    huhwhat said
    namesalex saidI'm attracted to men, but I find most gay men vulgar, frugal and superficial.

    I love how everyone thinks THEY are special.


    Careful! I think he's mad.icon_lol.gif

    Well, I'm definitely not out to hurt anyone's feelings. But I hear too often gay men talk about 'most' others in a way that feels stereotypically negative. We're all in this together.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    SlickCalifornia said"Homosexuality is God`s way of ensuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children." --Sam Austin



    LOL That's great
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    spgem saidWhat are the perks of being gay?! For me, u can see the male & female perspective about people. U have that duality, the masculine/feminine take. U can enjoy & revel in the beauty of men. So many advantages to being gay! Are u glad ur gay & why?!.......

    For me the perks are having the greatest friends I've ever known in my life. I never had friends like these when I believed myself to be straight. And so I can compare being on both sides of the fence.

    Plus these guys (and some lesbian gals, too), are real friends, not just "fair weather friends". They are my friends through thick & thin, when times aren't so good, when others would turn their backs. No one is as loyal as a gay friend, in all my 64 years.

    Other perks? Maybe just being happy all the time, and having a husband who loves me all day long, and whom I love. Does a gay man need more perks than that?
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    Do you need to have a card to get perks, like you get mileage?
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    spgem saidWhat are the perks of being gay?! For me, u can see the male & female perspective about people. U have that duality, the masculine/feminine take. U can enjoy & revel in the beauty of men. So many advantages to being gay! Are u glad ur gay & why?!.......

    For me the perks are having the greatest friends I've ever known in my life. I never had friends like these when I believed myself to be straight. And so I can compare being on both sides of the fence.

    Plus these guys (and some lesbian gals, too), are real friends, not just "fair weather friends". They are my friends though thick & thin, when times aren't so good, when others would turn their backs. No one is as loyal as a gay friend, in all my 64 years.

    Other perks? Maybe just being happy all the time, and having a husband who loves me all day long. Does a gay man need more perks than that?



    As the white sheep said to the black sheep you are the exception to the rule
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    As the white sheep said to the black sheep you are the exception to the rule

    I don't understand. Please explain (gently) to an old guy who is slipping out of touch with you other younger guys here. icon_redface.gif
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    ART_DECO said
    FitGwynedd said
    As the white sheep said to the black sheep you are the exception to the rule

    I don't understand. Please explain (gently) to an old guy who is slipping out of touch with you other younger guys here. icon_redface.gif


    You say 'being happy all the time.' Yet it is an endless train wreck of misery and loneliness, and each day that passes is equivalent to more wagons piling on the wreck.

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    Jan 11, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    Can bother to be straight acting, without the burden wife and kids.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
    The cock!
    People are jelly and fear us. We can do things other people feel constrained by societal baggage not to do.
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:55 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    ART_DECO said
    FitGwynedd said
    As the white sheep said to the black sheep you are the exception to the rule

    I don't understand. Please explain (gently) to an old guy who is slipping out of touch with you other younger guys here. icon_redface.gif

    You say 'being happy all the time.' Yet it is an endless train wreck of misery and loneliness, and each day that passes is equivalent to more wagons piling on the wreck.

    train-wreck.jpg

    OK, would saying I'm happy MOST of the time suit you better? My original point was that I'm much happier than when I thought I was straight. Perks of being gay are the gay world itself to me, all the friends I've gained, all the good times, a great partner, the love.

    And if your own gay life "is an endless train wreck of misery and loneliness" then you've gotta do something to fix that, because THAT'S what's not normal. I say that not in meanness, but hoping your experience of being gay can change.
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:05 PM GMT
    No clear life path so you can create your own.
    More suffering so more growth opportunity.
    No children so more time to use.
    Smaller CO2 footprint (including offsprings).
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    It's a real inconvenience. Mostly because...

    1. You lose family members
    2. Little or no chance of biological children which means your family legacy stops with you.
    3. No real marriage

    most of the stuff said in the thread so far are choices. Being isn't a choice but something you gotta live with. But I'm a realist.
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    FitGwynedd said
    ART_DECO said
    FitGwynedd said
    As the white sheep said to the black sheep you are the exception to the rule

    I don't understand. Please explain (gently) to an old guy who is slipping out of touch with you other younger guys here. icon_redface.gif

    You say 'being happy all the time.' Yet it is an endless train wreck of misery and loneliness, and each day that passes is equivalent to more wagons piling on the wreck.

    train-wreck.jpg

    OK, would saying I'm happy MOST of the time suit you better? My original point was that I'm much happier than when I thought I was straight. Perks of being gay are the gay world itself to me, all the friends I've gained, all the good times, a great partner, the love.

    And if your own gay life "is an endless train wreck of misery and loneliness" then you've gotta do something to fix that, because THAT'S what's not normal. I say that not in meanness, but hoping your experience of being gay can change.


    I can't fix the way my family disapproves of it. I can't fix the fact that I can't find a suitable partner. I can't fix the fact that I will never be able to have a normal marriage. I can't fix the fact that segments of society will always have a problem with my sexuality. I can't fix the fact that I can't have my own children. I can't fix the fact that I go home alone each night when my friends go home with their girlfriends or girls they pick up while out.
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    i really love how sweet women are, even if they are more manipulative about it.

    However women want too damn much. Men tend to search independently for that one special thing they want and hunt it, more targeted/specific whereas a woman wants to get her nose in *everybody's* business and to rule the social arena.

    They also are more self-hating generally (women) whereas men can get too arrogant and always think they are right , not understanding that it's about 'we' not 'me.'

    I don't know. People just suck generally but I don't like looking at people's dark sides so much even though it's SO EASY for me. And I get annoyed at them and drained.

    men can be sweet too but they too often end up thinking they have to be some dickhead. The guy I'm into now acts masculine but he's also a sensitive emotional pussy. I prefer that. Best of both worlds. (cue miley cyrus)
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
    Can't believe no one has said this yet:

    PINK DRINKS

    Also, on a more serious note: homosexuals have greater perspective on discrimination, gender roles, and masculinity/femininity, but most importantly:

    Heterosexuals have NO experience that parallels "coming out". It is a special process of self-interrogation that they will never fully comprehend.

    Also, as with all minority groups subject to the prejudices of the majority, we are very aware of their advantage and how power flows through society and politics. Minority groups always understand themselves AS WELL AS the majority, but the majority does not always understand the minority group. This perspective makes us very special and privileged. It also makes us appreciative of the strides we make in society and in legislation, whereas sexual orientation is something that most heterosexuals take for granted and cannot fully appreciate its value. I think that's kinda sad...
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    Peeing standing up? Wait, that may just be a perk of being a guy.
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    nothing
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidYour employer won't fire you because they are afraid you will scream discrimination
    Seeing as most states don't have anti-discrimination laws for gays, not sure how that's a perk.
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    Fiyero27 said
    FitGwynedd saidYour employer won't fire you because they are afraid you will scream discrimination
    Seeing as most states don't have anti-discrimination laws for gays, not sure how that's a perk.


    Seeing as the developed civilised world does I see the American perspective as irrelevant.
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    Fiyero27 said
    FitGwynedd saidYour employer won't fire you because they are afraid you will scream discrimination
    Seeing as most states don't have anti-discrimination laws for gays, not sure how that's a perk.


    Seeing as the developed civilised world does I see the American perspective as irrelevant.
    Ah, didn't realize you were in the UK. Yes, the rest of the 1st World is light years ahead of us when it comes to civil rights for gays. Guess I'm just bitter than you can actually be fired just for being gay in most states.