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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 09:20 AM
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75. I just asked my SO about this...
Edited on Sun Aug-28-11 09:29 AM by laylah
we are the same age (*cough60cough*). HE remembers the PSA's in gym class and/or PE. Reading this thread, and correct me if I am wrong, more men than women, of our generation, remember this.

As the SO said, they were more concerned about "fags" (GOD/DESS I hate that word and I apologize for even using it but this is as he described it, though not his mindset!)as Lesbians were not on the "radar" at that time.

I must say, I was not raised that way. We have Lesbians and Gays going waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in our history. My family rocks! :hug:

ETA: wrong place...sorry.
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  -Some younger DUers are unaware of what baby boomers were taught about homosexuality. stevedeshazer  Aug-27-11 10:33 AM   #0 
  - nm sorry missed the subject line  Tunkamerica   Aug-27-11 10:36 AM   #1 
  - I just asked my SO about this...  laylah   Aug-28-11 09:20 AM   #75 
  - Republicans want to go back to this "innocent" time  Ishoutandscream2   Aug-27-11 10:38 AM   #2 
  - I doubt the majority of Boomers  Le Taz Hot   Aug-27-11 10:40 AM   #3 
  - I don't recall being taught anything  GKirk   Aug-27-11 10:41 AM   #4 
  - Same here.  Hissyspit   Aug-27-11 10:43 AM   #5 
  - I remember being subjected to similar bullshit when I was 14 or so.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 10:45 AM   #8 
  - I caught that too.  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-27-11 10:49 AM   #10 
  - Me either: taught nothing about sex of any sort actually  Warren Stupidity   Aug-27-11 06:17 PM   #69 
  - Same here. Blank area.  JohnnyLib2   Aug-28-11 08:23 AM   #74 
  - Mike Wallace - "The Homosexuals" (1967) - another video for historic perspective  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-27-11 10:44 AM   #6 
  - I wonder who the man is that starts talking at the 6:30 minute mark? n/t  Tx4obama   Aug-27-11 08:27 PM   #73 
  - I wasn't taught anything about homosexuality  CountAllVotes   Aug-27-11 10:45 AM   #7 
  - Neither was I.  RebelOne   Aug-27-11 11:43 AM   #19 
     - I imagine where you lived made quite a big difference.  provis99   Aug-27-11 12:16 PM   #22 
  - If you changed the voice over of that video  Drale   Aug-27-11 10:46 AM   #9 
  - The music at the beginning reminded me of  Chipper Chat   Aug-27-11 10:50 AM   #11 
  - When the narration started I thought of Dragnet  lame54   Aug-27-11 05:00 PM   #64 
  - I'm on the tail end of the boomers.  LWolf   Aug-27-11 10:51 AM   #12 
  - This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Boomers. nt  bemildred   Aug-27-11 10:52 AM   #13 
  - I was blessed ,Dad brought us to Provincetown in 1970, when I was13 ,where I have  orpupilofnature57   Aug-27-11 10:56 AM   #14 
  - When I was in the 6th grade (around '66) I said my male teacher was queer.  undeterred   Aug-27-11 10:57 AM   #15 
  - Society has come a long way  treestar   Aug-27-11 11:01 AM   #16 
  - We weren't formally taught anything about it in school, but the general culture was homophobic.  begin_within   Aug-27-11 11:17 AM   #17 
  - Interesting. Thanks for your response nt.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 11:26 AM   #18 
  - How homophobic depended on where you were  izquierdista   Aug-27-11 12:35 PM   #24 
  - Thanks to you as well.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:14 PM   #48 
  - I graduated two years later, and I remember "smear the queer" also.  madinmaryland   Aug-27-11 04:00 PM   #44 
  - another good one there, "Billy's Dad is a Fudge Packer..."  rfranklin   Aug-27-11 12:09 PM   #20 
  - EXCUSE ME?! I don't know Boomer bigots. Are you confusing us with people in their 80's?  WinkyDink   Aug-27-11 12:13 PM   #21 
  - My point was that this video was directed at baby boomers who then were children like me.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:07 PM   #45 
  - You don't necessarily have to be a Boomer.  Kind of Blue   Aug-27-11 12:20 PM   #23 
  - I was a cradle Catholic, Cattholic schools all of the way through the 11th grade. Never heard a word  patrice   Aug-27-11 01:52 PM   #30 
  - LOL. Me, too. Maybe it depends on the region.  Kind of Blue   Aug-27-11 03:11 PM   #38 
     - That's right regions are very different. In high school we also happened to have a relatively  patrice   Aug-27-11 03:37 PM   #40 
  - There are 2 kinds of Catholics: Vatican II types and Reactionaries/Traditionalist types.  patrice   Aug-27-11 02:04 PM   #32 
     - Definitely Vatican II types but ancient  Kind of Blue   Aug-27-11 03:25 PM   #39 
        - Those were some fucked-up people! The worst that I experienced was their rather  patrice   Aug-27-11 03:44 PM   #41 
        - And they were good at it. Suppressed anger,  Kind of Blue   Aug-27-11 04:11 PM   #47 
        - Apparently like so many other labels, Vatican II in name only, especially since they had not been  patrice   Aug-27-11 03:49 PM   #42 
  - I was taught to be open minded and fair and supportive  lunatica   Aug-27-11 12:38 PM   #25 
  - So now boomers are homophobes...  Cirque du So-What   Aug-27-11 12:58 PM   #26 
  - I'm glad you're keeping such a list.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:18 PM   #49 
     - It's hardly worthy of inclusion on any list  Cirque du So-What   Aug-27-11 05:33 PM   #67 
  - I was raised around ecumenism, told it is necessary for me to decide for myself & stake my OWN  patrice   Aug-27-11 01:04 PM   #27 
  - I was taught that some homosexuals are  The Midway Rebel   Aug-27-11 01:38 PM   #28 
  - Well, my mom and I used to watch Liberace  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:53 PM   #62 
  - I'm almost 65, and I wasn't taught anything about homoxexuality.  Blue_In_AK   Aug-27-11 01:39 PM   #29 
  - This boomer wasn't taught anything about homosexuality...  hlthe2b   Aug-27-11 01:56 PM   #31 
  - Very small town parents here too. It would have been considered very weird to talk about sex.Period  patrice   Aug-27-11 02:15 PM   #35 
     - Acknowledging gay people is totally different than "talking about sex."  yardwork   Aug-27-11 05:01 PM   #65 
  - My best recollection is that gay people were seen as vaguely "alien"  starroute   Aug-27-11 02:10 PM   #33 
  - not a boomer , but a War Baby (1944), almost one  mitchtv   Aug-27-11 02:13 PM   #34 
  - I guess I was a lucky boomer then - I was never taught that  csziggy   Aug-27-11 02:17 PM   #36 
  - Most of us boomers came of age during the 60's when attitudes about sexual orientation,  Arkansas Granny   Aug-27-11 02:22 PM   #37 
  - I'm a baby boomer and I wasn't taught anything negative at all about gay folks  cali   Aug-27-11 03:59 PM   #43 
  - I see many missed the point of had to argue it syeve  Bluebear   Aug-27-11 04:07 PM   #46 
  - because many of us weren't exposed to what the OP suggests  cali   Aug-27-11 04:19 PM   #50 
  - Damn. I try.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:20 PM   #51 
  - See 'What's The Matter With Kansas'  democrat2thecore   Aug-27-11 04:22 PM   #52 
  - You gotta be kidding me.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:29 PM   #54 
     - No...that's NOT what I meant....  democrat2thecore   Aug-27-11 04:38 PM   #56 
        - Okay. I'll watch it.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:49 PM   #59 
  - My mom (1932) recently told me that she's been afraid of homosexuals  EFerrari   Aug-27-11 04:23 PM   #53 
  - My mom died a couple of years ago.  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:34 PM   #55 
     - My mom figured it out in her early 40s  EFerrari   Aug-27-11 04:43 PM   #57 
     - My mom is homophobic 1933 ,yet enjoys a great relationship with  orpupilofnature57   Aug-27-11 04:44 PM   #58 
        - +1  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:51 PM   #61 
  - Was that a Roy Cohn production?  lame54   Aug-27-11 04:49 PM   #60 
  - OH, man....  stevedeshazer   Aug-27-11 04:56 PM   #63 
  - The 1950s: A decade of racism, homophobia, right-wing extremism, and fear.  KeyserSoze87   Aug-27-11 05:09 PM   #66 
  - My boomer parents are a 50/50 split re: accepting gay folks.  BlueIris   Aug-27-11 05:41 PM   #68 
  - Well I was NEVER taught ANYTHING. NOTHING was said good or bad and I went to  Raine   Aug-27-11 06:42 PM   #70 
  - CBS News Report: Mike Wallace - "The Homosexuals" (1967)  Tx4obama   Aug-27-11 08:09 PM   #71 
  - Yeh, but even in the 50s & 60s the Sid Davis PSO films were something of a joke  Bucky   Aug-27-11 08:11 PM   #72 
 

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