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LGBTQA+ issues

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-30, 10:52

I honestly don't know why there isn't a thread for this yet. I hope it's okay that I started one.

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Re: Homophobia

Postby linguoboy » 2014-12-30, 13:48

Well, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's not good. In fact, I'm agin' it.
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Re: Homophobia

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-30, 14:04

:lol:

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Re: Homophobia

Postby IpseDixit » 2014-12-30, 14:06

Now we need a classism thread for the sake of completeness. :)

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Re: Homophobia

Postby mōdgethanc » 2014-12-30, 19:30

linguoboy wrote:I'm agin' it.

This must be some Missourian idiom.

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Re: Homophobia

Postby linguoboy » 2014-12-30, 21:22

mōdgethanc wrote:
linguoboy wrote:I'm agin' it.

This must be some Missourian idiom.

Nope. Next time try dictionarying.
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Re: Homophobia

Postby mōdgethanc » 2014-12-31, 2:50

linguoboy wrote: Nope. Next time try dictionarying.

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(ə-gĭn′) Chiefly Upper Southern US

Well, what do you know! I was right!

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Re: Homophobia

Postby linguoboy » 2014-12-31, 5:11

mōdgethanc wrote:
a·gin
(ə-gĭn′) Chiefly Upper Southern US

Well, what do you know! I was right!

Get a better dictionary. The one I use has usage examples from W.S. Gilbert, Winston Churchill, and John Galsworthy. (It's published by Oxford.)
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Re: Homophobia

Postby ling » 2014-12-31, 7:07

You're either fer it or agin it!

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Re: Homophobia

Postby mōdgethanc » 2014-12-31, 10:02

linguoboy wrote:(It's published by Oxford.)
Of course it is, dear chap.

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Re: Homophobia

Postby Prowler » 2015-01-09, 18:34

"Gays are fine as long as they aren't the queer/fag kind or don't hit on me"

I've heard this more times than I can count.

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Re: Homophobia

Postby Varislintu » 2015-01-10, 10:14

So soon homosexuals and transgender people (and also those with sexual fetishes) might not qualify for a driver's license in Russia. What progressive conservatism!
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Re: Homophobia

Postby md0 » 2015-01-10, 12:41

Prowler wrote:"Gays are fine as long as they aren't the queer/fag kind or don't hit on me"

I've heard this more times than I can count.


The real problem is that you also hear this from gay/bi guys as well. As I wrote in some thread here in the past, I even come across gay guys, usually 'bottoms', who not only say those homophobic things, but also admit they will bully feminine men if that means they can continue to be discreet and perceived as straight by their peers.

I used to hate that "homophobes are often closeted homosexuals" trope, even when scientific research started backing it up to some extend. But definitely some of them confess to that. And from my experience it's usually the feminine gay men and/or the 'bottoms' who have to use that defence, because of their stigmatisation on more than one level.
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Re: Homophobia

Postby Prowler » 2015-01-10, 19:49

meidei wrote:
Prowler wrote:"Gays are fine as long as they aren't the queer/fag kind or don't hit on me"

I've heard this more times than I can count.


The real problem is that you also hear this from gay/bi guys as well. As I wrote in some thread here in the past, I even come across gay guys, usually 'bottoms', who not only say those homophobic things, but also admit they will bully feminine men if that means they can continue to be discreet and perceived as straight by their peers.

I used to hate that "homophobes are often closeted homosexuals" trope, even when scientific research started backing it up to some extend. But definitely some of them confess to that. And from my experience it's usually the feminine gay men and/or the 'bottoms' who have to use that defence, because of their stigmatisation on more than one level.

I haven't met a lot of gays, at least that I know of, and don't have a single gay friend, but there's this guy I play games on steam with who's gay and he likes to make it clear that he's "gay" and not a "fag". He also claims to be ashamed of gay parades and that they're not needed at all.

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Re: Homophobia

Postby loqu » 2015-01-10, 22:02

Prowler wrote:he likes to make it clear that he's "gay" and not a "fag". He also claims to be ashamed of gay parades and that they're not needed at all.

Oh, homophobic gays. I'm so fed up with them. Too much time spent listening to their whining.
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Postby Prowler » 2015-01-14, 2:35

Varislintu wrote:So soon homosexuals and transgender people (and also those with sexual fetishes) might not qualify for a driver's license in Russia. What progressive conservatism!

Wait, what? What's their reasoning behind that?

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Re: Homophobia

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-14, 5:52

Prowler wrote:
Varislintu wrote:So soon homosexuals and transgender people (and also those with sexual fetishes) might not qualify for a driver's license in Russia. What progressive conservatism!

Wait, what? What's their reasoning behind that?

That reminds me, I meant to ask: "those with sexual fetishes"? What does that even mean? Isn't everybody turned on by something? Who is considered to have a sexual fetish, and who is not?

EDIT: Well, okay, I guess not everybody is turned on by something, but still.
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Re: Homophobia

Postby Varislintu » 2015-01-14, 6:42

Prowler wrote:
Varislintu wrote:So soon homosexuals and transgender people (and also those with sexual fetishes) might not qualify for a driver's license in Russia. What progressive conservatism!

Wait, what? What's their reasoning behind that?


Those with a perverse mind can't be trusted to drive, you see. More recently, it's been reported as not applying to homosexuals after all, but still transgender and transsexuals and fetishists. I don't know what the plans really are.
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Re: Homophobia

Postby ling » 2015-01-14, 6:56

Prowler wrote:
Varislintu wrote:So soon homosexuals and transgender people (and also those with sexual fetishes) might not qualify for a driver's license in Russia. What progressive conservatism!

Wait, what? What's their reasoning behind that?

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Re: Homophobia

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-14, 8:04

So who is allowed to drive then? :lol:


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