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Old September 23rd, 2011 (05:48 PM).
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It seems now people are starting to accept gay rights, gay marriage, etc, but it seems that it isn't not completely accept, and is not considered the norm. How do you feel about the world's current acceptance on the subject?

Good enough to want to come out in real life. ^__^ I would still like to see it more accepted, to the point that this something I can just casually say it to a complete stranger, but as it is, I am glad we are where we are.
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It seems now people are starting to accept gay rights, gay marriage, etc, but it seems that it isn't not completely accept, and is not considered the norm. How do you feel about the world's current acceptance on the subject?

It's not perfect, but it certainly has gotten a lot better considering the past millennium. Oh you wacky religions I feel we're closer to obtaining our rights but it'll still take some time to achieve our goals. Especially in countries where there are still laws severely punishing homosexuals and/or homosexual activity.
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Old September 24th, 2011 (06:55 AM).
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lmao Nick, you can't go around saying things like that before there's enough of a following to believe it! It's just like when Dumbledore and Harry went around saying "Voldemort's back!" and noone believed them for like a year until they all saw him themselves.

It seems now people are starting to accept gay rights, gay marriage, etc, but it seems that it isn't not completely accept, and is not considered the norm. How do you feel about the world's current acceptance on the subject?

I think we have a long way to go but we are making leaps and bounds even in just recent years. I think the world is finally coming around and we really need to 'strike while the iron's hot' as they say.
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Old September 24th, 2011 (10:30 AM).
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It seems now people are starting to accept gay rights, gay marriage, etc, but it seems that it isn't not completely accept, and is not considered the norm. How do you feel about the world's current acceptance on the subject?
I think that many people are taking a good first step into accepting us as we are, and my prime example is when I came out to my best friend; he was surprised for a second, and after that he was totally cool with it. He was even sympathetic when he asked me what was bothering me when I was bummed while thinking about the fact that my crush is probably not gay. He treated it just like if it were a girl, and if my crush weren't one of his other close friends! I was just so jubilant when he was totally supporting, and that's how I feel the majority our generation is growing into society, with in accepting, but sometimes misunderstanding, of homosexuality and to an extent all other aspects of the LGBTQIPAAOS society. This may seem naive, but sometimes the world isn't as bad as it seems. :D
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Old September 24th, 2011 (10:55 AM).
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I think that many people are taking a good first step into accepting us as we are, and my prime example is when I came out to my best friend; he was surprised for a second, and after that he was totally cool with it. He was even sympathetic when he asked me what was bothering me when I was bummed while thinking about the fact that my crush is probably not gay. He treated it just like if it were a girl, and if my crush weren't one of his other close friends! I was just so jubilant when he was totally supporting, and that's how I feel the majority our generation is growing into society, with in accepting, but sometimes misunderstanding, of homosexuality and to an extent all other aspects of the LGBTQIPAAOS society. This may seem naive, but sometimes the world isn't as bad as it seems. :D
SO CUTE <3 Gwaah. I wish I had friends like that -.- My friends were surprised because apparently I never even seemed close to the fence @-@ Or something like that. But, then they were just like... okay... and passed it off. I feel so unimportant ;.;

As for the topic... Well... I guess pretty much the same thing as everyone else o.o I've had an interesting experience with homosexuality. In my younger years it was just something that was brushed off and never spoken of. Then when I entered High School... I attended a weird charter school with a high population of homosexuals xD So I've never really seen any of the intollerance that everyone else has seen :x That's why my shades are colored in a particular light that makes it impossible for me to accurately judge, however, just from that alone... that would appear to mark a significant change o.o
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Old September 24th, 2011 (11:34 PM).
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I was just so jubilant when he was totally supporting, and that's how I feel the majority our generation is growing into society, with in accepting, but sometimes misunderstanding, of homosexuality and to an extent all other aspects of the LGBTQIPAAOS society. This may seem naive, but sometimes the world isn't as bad as it seems. :D
You know, this kind of makes me wonder. If, in the future, being queer isn't considered abnormal would we appreciate what it means to trust someone enough to come out to them, if we'd loose something in our ability to come out to someone in the face of adversity and uncertainty? I'm not saying I don't want us to have that kind of future, just that we've got a particular situation that sort of challenges us that maybe not everyone else has.
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That's an incredibly interesting point you bring up, Scarf. As stressful and horrible as it is to come out to people, it does indeed have that advantage. Once the adversity is stripped away, it may turn the future generations of minority sexuality people more superficial, because they haven't had to go through what we have. Though I do believe that the greatest luxury we have in life is the ability to be superficial and worry about petty things, so honestly, I can't wait for that future.
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Old September 25th, 2011 (02:00 AM).
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I was mauling over a question that came into my head in the car ride home today, and I thought I could share it with you guys... if I can.

I assume that every here is for same-sex couples, but what about opposite-sex couples that are may carry some controversy. For example, people say we should be able to marry who ever we want, but is there boundaries on that matter?

I believe you can marry the same sex, god bless if you do. I don't think you should marry your parents, or family, I find that ...odd, to be honest. I saw an article in the paper about parents being in love with their children, and frankly it does strike me as odd. Also, couples that have quite a large age gap also strike me as ... odd, shall we say. Not that I'm telling you not to fall in love with someone who's older than you or family, I don't have that kind of authority.

So, if same sex marriage is okay, what are your views of relatives and people with large age gaps being in relationships (any sexual orientation)?

I understand my views may be deemed immoral, but I thought I would still speak them. please don't troll me
So, does anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?
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Old September 25th, 2011 (02:44 AM).
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So, if same sex marriage is okay, what are your views of relatives and people with large age gaps being in relationships (any sexual orientation)?

Don't be so timid, Impo! This is a very good question!

My view on this is essentially the same view I carry about everything in life lol - everybody is too focused on what everybody else is doing. Everybody just needs to mind their own business, focus on what they're doing and leave everyone else alone. I also find it strange for somebody to marry one of their parents, but I would never dream of trying to stand in their way if that's what they want. My motto is to live in whatever way makes me happy, and not prevent others from doing the same.

In my mind, something is only immoral if it hurts somebody else. If they're not hurting anybody, what right do I have to pass judgment? It doesn't affect my life either way.
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Old September 25th, 2011 (07:43 AM).
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So, if same sex marriage is okay, what are your views of relatives and people with large age gaps being in relationships (any sexual orientation)?

I feel the same about this. It's not my life, so why should I care about it? As long as they're not hurting anyone and it's just two people in love then it's fine by me.
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Old September 25th, 2011 (08:06 AM).
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So, if same sex marriage is okay, what are your views of relatives and people with large age gaps being in relationships (any sexual orientation)?

I am perfectly fine with large age gaps. assuming of course that one of them isn't under 18 or anything. >__>

But with familial relationships, the fact that genetically speaking, any child they have will most likely be born with birth defects or other disorders. If they didn't have children, then I wouldn't mind at all, but once they bring a child into the world, that is a person who didn't ask to b born, suffering from problems that their parents caused for them. So, I wouldn't necessarily do anything to oppose it, but I probably wouldn't do anything to support it, either. >__>

Just my opinion. I hope nobody takes offense to it...
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Old September 25th, 2011 (11:37 AM).
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Hi, I'd love to join this thread. I don't know if I need to fill out anything in order to do so, but I assume not...?

So, if same sex marriage is okay, what are your views of relatives and people with large age gaps being in relationships (any sexual orientation)?

Both I'm fine with. Less so on the incest part, but that's due to my fear of birth defects that often are products of heterosexual relationships like those. However, I heard arguements that that's not actually true...but I seriously doubt that. Regardless, as long as both candidates are of age and are consenting, it shouldn't matter.
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So, if same sex marriage is okay, what are your views of relatives and people with large age gaps being in relationships (any sexual orientation)?

If there are two consenting adults then I don't care who you are, because your marriage doesn't affect me, and there should not be any limits on who can be married as long as the two criterion are satisfied.

First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.
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Old September 25th, 2011 (03:00 PM).
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I personally wouldn't enter into a relationship with someone a lot older than me, with a relative, or with multiple people, but I would not limit the liberty of others who have different views and are consenting adults.
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Hi, I'd love to join this thread. I don't know if I need to fill out anything in order to do so, but I assume not...?
Everyone who wants to join just posts and you're automatically part of the club. So congrats!

First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.

I think a lot of people kind of unconsciously let themselves fall into a more dominant or submissive role with their partner based on what kinds of personalities they have. Really, it's not a bad thing if it works for any two people. It can even be kind of freeing because it can cut down on arguments and problems because you each sort of fall into certain roles that work for you. Of course, if it gets to the point where someone doesn't want to be in one role then it starts to be a problem if the other person doesn't want to change. Like, if I were in a dominant position and started to feel like I didn't always want to be making decisions I'd hope that the person I was with would be okay with taking charge sometimes.
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First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.
Hmm... I've never really thought about it past sex. I guess I would expect us to be equal in all other matters. That's just what I would want though. If someone is more comfortable filling one of those roles, then that's fine. It's up to them.

I guess I don't really have an opinion on it. lol
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Old September 25th, 2011 (05:06 PM).
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First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.

Lol, well in the end...somebody's got do it. Now, hopefully they can split it evenly so not one doesn't have to be the bearer of burdens in the relationship, and it shouldn't necessarily follow over based on who has what position in bed, it's entirely up to the couple themselves. But it's important that they recognize it early on.
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First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.
Well, I'm straight, so I don't know a lot about gay couple etiquette. But, as far as my girlfriend and I, we've both taken "top" and "bottom" roles, from each perspective that statement can be seen from.
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Quote originally posted by -ty-:
First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.
I really have no trouble with this, though I would prefer my own partner and myself being more versatile with our activities, taking various responsibilities from both positions that suit us best.
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Old September 25th, 2011 (06:35 PM).
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Welcome, Blue Rose!!

First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.

I would expect total equality. Not to be too graphic, but sexually I am neither an exclusive top or bottom, and I would expect the same in the other aspects of the relationship. I would not want a dominant partner, nor would I want to dominate a partner. That said, I have zero cooking ability lol

EDIT: gdi I got ninja'd like 3 times in the time it took me to write and post this lol
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Old September 25th, 2011 (07:54 PM).
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First off, this is not meant to be too explicit, but what do you guys think about gay couples and roles like "top" and "bottom"? Again, this is not exclusive to sex, but beyond that the relationship roles like who pays for dinner, who cooks, who proposes and who cleans.
I feel that if a couple wants to assume "top" and "bottom" constant roles, then that's totally fine by me, but I wouldn't approve if they felt like they had to. I mean, if you want to be equal or switch up roles from time to time, go ahead. You don't have to conform to anything "traditional." Or anything, for that matter.
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Old September 25th, 2011 (08:40 PM).
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Absolutely you can join! Welcome!

Have you had any negative (or positive) experiences relating to your sexuality in your line of work?
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Old September 25th, 2011 (09:30 PM). Edited September 25th, 2011 by Saturday's Child.
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Okay, this might seem off-topic, and was probably brought up ages ago by someone else, and might seem a bit childish, but I have a question for all of you;

If you're gay/lesbian, have you ever had a crush and not known if they were gay/lesbian or straight (or someone had a crush on you and not known that you are gay/lesbian)? And if you're straight, has anyone gay/lesbian had a crush on you (or vice versa)? For both sides, how did you handle it?

I'm just curious. Also, I have a crush on this one guy...and it's weird, because I get mixed signals from him. I looked at him for a couple of seconds once, and when he looked at me, neither of us looked away for a considerable amount of time. And then another time, I was sitting by him in the cafeteria, and some girls came over and pretended to flirt with me to try to embarrass me (not knowing that I am gay), and one started to shove me away periodically. Now, my crush and I have a sort of small friendship, but this next thing was different; He called me stupid, playfully. I did the same back. And we went back and forth like this, how many times I don't know, all the while this girl behind me shoving me within inches of his face, of his eyes that had something different about them. They weren't fun and goofy; they looked more serious...more--greedy, maybe? Idk. But that was just...electric. And when I rocked forward, he never pulled back...

EDIT: Of course, I am totally freaking out because I'm still unsure. It's not my life depending on this, but I just can't imagine him not liking me...but I can't imagine him liking me.

And if you don't want to answer, go ahead, not like you have to. Just asking. ;p
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