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bocadem Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:47 AM
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gay and proud
Edited on Sat Aug-16-03 12:47 AM by bocadem
DU has turned me into the activist type... due to the perceived homophobia on this board, I've decided to change my avatar to the rainbow flag. I'm not normally into that, but hey - I like boys.

There you have it.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:50 AM
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1. I,like boys too
but I am a gay woman. :D :hi:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 11:25 AM
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18. The Boyz On The Hood
like you, too. :hi:
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Ohio Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:53 AM
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2. Okay, I haven't seen this "perceived homophobia" everybody
Edited on Sat Aug-16-03 12:53 AM by Ohio Dem
is talking about. Either I haven't been paying attention, or the timing was crazy wrong and I missed it (or maybe I'm just dumb). Can you PM me a thread in which it occurs?

Good for you for sticking up for yourself, concerning your avatar.

On edit: spelling
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:54 AM
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3. Can't we all just get along?
But seriously, I haven't seen any homophobic posts here on DU.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 10:50 PM
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25. Then you haven't looked too hard
they are here....
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IranianDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:54 AM
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4. I am straight and proud.
But I guess that just makes me a homophobe.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:54 AM
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5. Word.
I'm bi and proud myself. :)

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pizzathehut Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 02:35 AM
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11. Does that mean???
Does that mean when you want sex you go out and buy it??

Ha Ha, just kidding... But then it does double your chance for a date on saturday night.
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Paschall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:57 AM
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6. "Perceived homophobia" on these boards?
You ought to hit the "Alert" link on any such posts and let the moderators know. Gay bashing is a violation of DU rules.

Remember, we're everywhere. And without us, who would ever eat quiche? ;-)
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 01:04 AM
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7. Don't get it started Paschall.
It's only going to get ugly and out of hand.
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 01:48 AM
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8. so how is "gay and proud" different from "proud to be an American?"
I don't get either one of those things. Pride is based on accomplishment. Is it an accomplishment to be gay? Or American? If you were born gay, then it's nothing to be "proud" of. It's like me saying I'm proud to be blue-eyed. Or proud to be tall. Or proud to be heterosexual.

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bocadem Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 02:51 AM
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12. Pride
The pride comes from taking the anti-gay abuse - and being proud of your ability to take it.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 12:03 PM
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28. Congrats bocadem!! 300 posts
:toast:
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 12:32 PM
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21. how is "gay and proud" different from "proud to be an American"?
Dunno, but I can't wait to hear the Lee Greenwood song :evilgrin:

Then maybe Toby Keith will "put a boot (or something else) in his ass...." and instead of the "red white and blue", they can wrap themselves in......



And, for the record...
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orangecoloredapple Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 01:53 AM
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9. I'm gay too
I'm 43, and not some limp wristed easy target. In my genuine life, I have fought to earn respect, and this is in Texas - the pit of Gods hell for me. I refuse to read and listen to others threads that are full of crap. I can't do it anymore. I'm 43, I weigh 187 pounds, and those pounds are all strength - I bike 15 miles per day to work and back, I lift weights. I am in better shape than 90% of the bastards in this area that drive bigass pickup trucks (don't live on a ranch) and go to the bar every friday night. I am through listening to their redneck bullshit.
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orangecoloredapple Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 02:17 AM
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10. kick
I'm getting tired, but...............
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 10:51 PM
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26. You must be in Central Texas
My family lives in Copperas Cove.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 03:07 AM
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13. hey bocadem
:hi: alert...and fight. something i learned from the display last night. it may not change a thing, but at least you are heard. meanwhile, those accusing others of "screaming" get exposure...which only proves the point some are trying to make.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 03:08 AM
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Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 03:16 AM
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15. something tells me...
Edited on Sat Aug-16-03 03:17 AM by noiretblu
you wouldn't get it...ever :eyes:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 10:44 PM
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23. Something tells me that he'll NEVER get it


He's history (as well as bigotry).....

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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 03:22 AM
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16. Now I'll admit I've only been skimming through recently...
...but I haven't seen any homophobic threads or posts, at least not that I've noticed. Though if someone posts some link proof, I'll gladly think otherwise.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 11:24 AM
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17. It won't happen.
Edited on Sat Aug-16-03 11:25 AM by DarkPhenyx
I've asked on several occassions and it still hasn't been done.

"Perceived homophobia" is the operative term in the original post. Simply because it is perceived does not make it so.
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iluvchicago86 Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 11:27 AM
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19. In addition to the
Deep meaning of the flag, it's just so gosh darn pretty! :P
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 11:46 AM
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20. Right on brother!
I love the new pink triangle I saw, but that little green alien fits my persona better...
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 10:34 PM
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22. That a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Be your self! Love the way you are and want to love!
I love it whan someone tells the world "This is me so fuck off!
:loveya:
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 10:46 PM
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24. I like my Avtar better than the rainbow flag...
but to each his own.
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DEM FAN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-03 11:14 PM
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27. Well I'm Straight And Great.
;-)
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-03 01:08 PM
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29. You're here and queer.
We're used to it. ;)

I think there is a little flirty thing between certain men on this board, but I don't think anyone but the freepers are homophobes. Please Alert the mods, though.
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