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Old September 30th, 2011 (01:42 PM).
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I know personally that homosexual guys that "act like girls" are in the minority. They're just portrayed in the media more. They are also the only ones that are noticeable to others. Most others go unnoticed.
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Old September 30th, 2011 (03:42 PM).
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I was just sitting in the student center and saw a news clip about an app that's now out on the Android market: "Is My Son Gay?"

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I like how if you wanted a girl before he was born that affects his sexuality. e___e;
Bahahaha I saw this yesterday on both The View and Chelsea Lately and was coming here to post about it only to see that you'd beat me to it. I know this app is absolutely terrible and we should all be angry etc, but am I the only one who finds it absolutely hilarious? It's so ridiculous it can't be taken seriously.

I was actually really annoyed that when I tried to download it myself to see if I'm gay (because if it said no then I must be mistaken for all these years) only to find out that it's for Android only! Androids suck and iPhones rule. If you like Androids that's fine, but facts are facts.
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Old September 30th, 2011 (05:50 PM).
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Bahahaha I saw this yesterday on both The View and Chelsea Lately and was coming here to post about it only to see that you'd beat me to it. I know this app is absolutely terrible and we should all be angry etc, but am I the only one who finds it absolutely hilarious? It's so ridiculous it can't be taken seriously.

I was actually really annoyed that when I tried to download it myself to see if I'm gay (because if it said no then I must be mistaken for all these years) only to find out that it's for Android only! Androids suck and iPhones rule. If you like Androids that's fine, but facts are facts.
Yeah, I actually laughed out loud when I saw the third question.
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Old October 3rd, 2011 (10:24 AM).
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Well, there hasn't been much activity here for a while. Time for a question.

Do you have any friends who you suspect are queer/bi/straight/trans/asexual/gay/etc. (basically any friends who haven't stated anything or you think might be hiding) and if you do then how do you feel about them potentially being in the closet?

I do. A friend of mine I haven't seen in over a year who I just saw yesterday. I'm not really sure where she falls. She's never dated (that I know of) and doesn't really show interest so I wonder if she's asexual. I kind of wish I knew because I'm curious (and if she's just closeting herself I'd like to offer some help), but I want to respect her privacy and any decisions she might have made about whether to keep things private or not so I don't ask.
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Old October 3rd, 2011 (10:35 AM).
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This reminds me of a girl I was good friends with in high school. She never dated, didn't really have any interest in either guys or girls, but one of my lesbian friends swore up and down that she was a lesbian as well. The girl vehemently denied it for years, and then one day actually came out. She was terrified that our friend would be upset because she denied it for so long, but she just said "of course you are" and moved on, hahah.
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Old October 3rd, 2011 (10:52 AM).
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I probably was that one friend that the people I knew wondered about for a number of years. xD I dunno anyone else that we've wondered about. Most of my friends are straight or bi, and they never really gave reason to wonder otherwise, nor did they hide their orientations.

Though, I did have an old friend who I swore was bi, but he was also into girls that for years he didn't admit he was bisexual. Come to find out, he came out via the internet some time last year. Though he's still dating a girl, and doesn't really pay much attention to the fact that he's bi.
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Old October 3rd, 2011 (03:54 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Scarf:
I do. A friend of mine I haven't seen in over a year who I just saw yesterday. I'm not really sure where she falls. She's never dated (that I know of) and doesn't really show interest so I wonder if she's asexual. I kind of wish I knew because I'm curious (and if she's just closeting herself I'd like to offer some help), but I want to respect her privacy and any decisions she might have made about whether to keep things private or not so I don't ask.
Sounds just like me until a year or two ago.

I always used to want to be asexual, because I didn't have much interest in actual sex, and felt that relationships were a waste of time, but of course that wasn't the case. I tried to hide any attractions as best I could though.

As far as other people, there was one guy who was really friendly with me, and occasionally hugged me, put his hand on my shoulder etc, even though we really weren't that close... I didn't really pay much mind to it at the time though. I don't know if/who he dated, so I really couldn't say.
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Old October 3rd, 2011 (04:23 PM).
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Sorry to be asking a question so soon after the other, but today my sisters came up to me and asked if I saw the way my brother was sitting earlier, and where making fun of him for sitting in a effeminate way, they have accused that he will end up gay when he is older. (Even if that does happen I will still love him.) How to do you feel about people who assume someone is/going to end up gay just because their gender may be opposite of their sex.
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Old October 4th, 2011 (03:44 PM).
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That would only decrease their accurate gaydar readings wouldn't it?
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Old October 5th, 2011 (06:28 AM). Edited October 7th, 2011 by PelipperMail.
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Am I allowed to join if I'm nothing but an 'ally'? As in, I'm straight and monogendered and all that jazz. I'm going to assume that ally means a supporter of the LGBTQIPAAOS rights, right? If so, I'm in!

If not, I'll leave. :\

Anyway,

Quote originally posted by FreakyLocz14:
I know personally that homosexual guys that "act like girls" are in the minority. They're just portrayed in the media more. They are also the only ones that are noticeable to others. Most others go unnoticed.
There's a major issue with gays in the media. They are either portrayed as flamboyant and fabulous characters, serial killers or not at all. The only good portray of a homosexual I've seen on TV was in Desperate Housewives - of Andrew.
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Although he was a murderer because he killed Carlos's mother. And his subtle way of telling us he was a gay? prostitute when homeless. But other than that he was portrayed as a normal human being.
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Old October 5th, 2011 (07:30 AM).
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A lot of homophobes out there say that homosexuality is "unnatural" because it is "not found in animals." Well, actually... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals

I cannot tell you how many times I've shown this to people who are against homosexuality (people who troll the pro-gay Facebook pages I frequent) and they totally rejected it, and I bet they didn't even click the link.
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Old October 5th, 2011 (08:00 AM).
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Quote originally posted by PelipperMail:
Am I allowed to join if I'm nothing but an 'ally'? As in, I'm straight and monogendered and all that jazz. I'm going to assume that ally means a supporter of the LGBTQIPAAOS rights, right? If so, I'm in!

If not, I'll leave. :\

Anyway,



There's a major issue with gays in the media. They are either portrayed as flamboyant and fabulous characters, serial killers or not at all. The only good portray of a homosexual I've seen on TV was in Desperate Housewives - of Andrew.
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Although he was a murderer because he killed Carlos's mother. And his subtle way of telling us he was a gay? prostitute when homeless. But other than that he was portrayed as a normal human being.
Everyone can join and allies are as appreciated as everyone else. It's great to have support from people in the straight crowd.


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A lot of homophobes out there say that homosexuality is "unnatural" because it is "not found in animals." Well, actually... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals

I cannot tell you how many times I've shown this to people who are against homosexuality (people who troll the pro-gay Facebook pages I frequent) and they totally rejected it, and I bet they didn't even click the link.
Remember, some people outright reject any connection between humans and other animals so it makes sense that some people wouldn't be persuaded. Plus, you know, trolls.

Of course we all know that "unnatural" is just code for "it disgusts me" so it's just an excuse to mask their discomfort instead of a proper reason.
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Old October 5th, 2011 (05:15 PM).
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Sorry guys, I've been a bit pre-occupied lately so I dropped the LGBT Club! It won't happen again, I swear!

Welcome to PelipperMail! Love the username XD

Do you have any friends who you suspect are queer/bi/straight/trans/asexual/gay/etc. (basically any friends who haven't stated anything or you think might be hiding) and if you do then how do you feel about them potentially being in the closet?

I don't, no. But if I did, I would say nothing about it. The last thing a closeted person needs is someone hounding them. I had a few people do this before I came out and it made me incredibly uncomfortable and delayed the process. When a person is comfortable enough, they'll do it. Until then, leave them alone the process it for themselves.

How to do you feel about people who assume someone is/going to end up gay just because their gender may be opposite of their sex.

Simple ignorance, really. I don't like it either but it's to be expected, with the way we are generally portrayed in the media. I think a fair portion of people who assume that are joking though, so I think we do need to have a bit of a sense of humour about ourselves.
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Old October 6th, 2011 (06:18 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Impo:
I recall over 400 (or was it 40) species have homosexuals...

and only one with homophobia
Actually, here's the correct one:
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Old October 6th, 2011 (09:27 AM). Edited October 6th, 2011 by U.Flame.
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Quote originally posted by Impo:
Everyone's like: "I swear you're gay, Adrian."
O.O

...How do you know me!?

Nah I'm sure it's a coincidence...<.< >.>...anyways...

I KNEW animals can be gay! Even more of a reason to hack sexuality in Pokemon! What do you think, each Pokemon will have a sexuality and will be affected by Attract as such. Even Daycare results. As much as I would love to actually work on this, I have no idea how. T_T

Further reading of that Wikipedia article shows that ANAL SEX IS NATURAL TOO! Take that homophobics!
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Old October 6th, 2011 (10:09 AM).
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Just wonder that I can still join the club ???????
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Old October 6th, 2011 (01:49 PM).
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Just wonder that I can still join the club ???????
You can always join the club! Welcome! Just as long as you support equality for LGBTQ people, that's all you need.
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Old October 6th, 2011 (01:58 PM).
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You can always join the club! Welcome! Just as long as you support equality for LGBTQ people, that's all you need.
You also have to like squirrels, just sayin'... ;3
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Old October 6th, 2011 (02:44 PM).
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Welcome to johnny18! It's never too late to join

U_Flame has given me a great idea for a question!

How would you feel if homosexuality were to be somehow included in Pokemon - be it in the games, the anime, the manga or any other format. Do you think it's appropriate for a franchise aimed at children?
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Old October 6th, 2011 (02:48 PM).
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It'd be good to promote its normality at a young age - however parents will never agree on that... It'd be so cute seeing Ash with a guy though x3 And would explain the countless non-relationships he's had with his partners. That, or just because he's 10...
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Old October 6th, 2011 (03:07 PM).
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U_Flame has given me a great idea for a question!

How would you feel if homosexuality were to be somehow included in Pokemon - be it in the games, the anime, the manga or any other format. Do you think it's appropriate for a franchise aimed at children?
I wouldn't care... but this is pokemon we're talking about. The show that banned a character completely for being the color black.
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Old October 6th, 2011 (03:34 PM). Edited October 6th, 2011 by deoxys121.
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Quote originally posted by Shining Raichu:
How would you feel if homosexuality were to be somehow included in Pokemon - be it in the games, the anime, the manga or any other format. Do you think it's appropriate for a franchise aimed at children?
It's completely appropriate, in my opinion. As homosexuality is becoming more accepted, I think Pokemon having a gay character would be a great example to children that homosexuality is completely normal and should be accepted. In the games, it would be interesting to have a feature where the character gets in a relationship with either the same gender or opposite gender based on actions taken in the game.

EDIT: Maybe since Unova is based on New York, and gay marriage is legal in New York, they would show a gay marriage taking place in one episode in the Best Wishes series. Just a thought.

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I wouldn't care... but this is pokemon we're talking about. The show that banned a character completely for being the color black.
What??? When did that happen, and which character? I wouldn't think it's Brock, since he stuck around through the DP series.
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Old October 6th, 2011 (03:36 PM).
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What??? When did that happen, and which character? I wouldn't think it's Brock, since he stuck around through the DP series.
I think he's referring to them changing Jynx from black to purple lol, though he said "banned" so I could be wrong.
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Old October 6th, 2011 (04:35 PM).
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I thought they banned it at first, and then later on changed it to purple.
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Old October 6th, 2011 (05:57 PM).
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How would you feel if homosexuality were to be somehow included in Pokemon - be it in the games, the anime, the manga or any other format. Do you think it's appropriate for a franchise aimed at children?

I don't see anything wrong so long as it's tastefully done. I remember a few years ago there being controversy about a book being banned from a school because it was about two princes falling in love. Sounds like my kind of fairy tale.
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