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SueBrasil
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:32:15 PM

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To be honest I was sad. I don't mind him being gay but you know he is a good looking guy and any girl would be lucky to have him
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:38:35 PM

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I don't give a crap, the dude's nice to look at, regardless of orientation.

And what on earth is "a" gay? That just sounds so wrong!
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:41:08 PM

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SueBrasil wrote:
To be honest I was sad. I don't mind him being gay but you know he is a good looking guy and any girl would be lucky to have him


why should it matter? he's still a lucky guy. he's got a husband, they're in love, he's got 2 wonderful kids, a great career - be happy for him. i'm sure he's relieved that you don't mind him being gay, tho. :)



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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:42:40 PM

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GingerKitty wrote:
I don't give a crap, the dude's nice to look at, regardless of orientation.

And what on earth is "a" gay? That just sounds so wrong!

I'm so with you on this. I have no idea what "a" gay is.

But, as for the question. Okay, so what he's gay? Any gay/bi man is also lucky to have him. There are plenty of lesbians who are good looking, I'm sure any "man" would be lucky to have them also. But, they're lesbians, just like NPH is gay, and men are lucky to have him.

Us ladies can keep viewing him as eye candy. ;)

WellMadeMale
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:43:37 PM

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GingerKitty wrote:
I don't give a crap, the dude's nice to look at, regardless of orientation.

And what on earth is "a" gay? That just sounds so wrong!


Relax Kitty Cat, she's not shitting in your litter box. She's attempting to use the western hemisphere vernacular for 'a homosexual'.

Gay isn't used in your country in such a fashion? Boo hoo.

It's called the Urban Dictionary - look it up.

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:51:57 PM

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I felt the same way as I did before I knew he was gay. He attractive and gives the impression he has a good personality.
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:55:40 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:


Relax Kitty Cat, she's not shitting in your litter box. She's attempting to use the western hemisphere vernacular for 'a homosexual'.

Gay isn't used in your country in such a fashion? Boo hoo.

It's called the Urban Dictionary - look it up.


I wasn't taking offense (nor am I gay btw, but that's a separate issue) I'm just saying the use of the letter "a" in front of gay has negative connotations, especially if you go back to the days when being gay wasn't quite so "mainstream", by which, I mean not everyone was out and anyone who was out was looked down upon as if they were social lepers, such a conversation may have gone thus:

"I've never seen Adam out with a girl before."

"You wouldn't, he's a gay."

The use of the letter "a", just singles them out and makes it seem as if they aren't part of society.

Also, gay means to be happy, before it means homosexual.
WellMadeMale
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:59:55 PM

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GingerKitty wrote:


I wasn't taking offense (nor am I gay btw, but that's a separate issue) I'm just saying the use of the letter "a" in front of gay has negative connotations, especially if you go back to the days when being gay wasn't quite so "mainstream", by which, I mean not everyone was out and anyone who was out was looked down upon as if they were social lepers, such a conversation may have gone thus:

"I've never seen Adam out with a girl before."

"You wouldn't, he's a gay."

The use of the letter "a", just singles them out and makes it seem as if they aren't part of society.

Also, gay means to be happy, before it means homosexual.


Your tone to her was as harsh as mine was towards you. Doesn't feel good to be on the receiving end, does it, GK?

Here at Lush we have a forum titled LGBT. What do you think the letter G stands for? I disagree as to your granularity of the words: a gay. And especially in this instance where the OP is from Brazil, where I'd be willing to wager, that English is not her primary or first language. But then again, I could be discriminating in my guesstimate about even that -- couldn't I? I don't know the woman, nor do I know you. But you seemed contentious, so ... I took your tack in reply to you.

If someone were to say about me... "Wellmademale, he's a heterosexual." or "He's a straight bastard." I wouldn't feel discriminated against. I don't consider myself straight, but I do consider myself heterosexual.

I think sometimes you roareth a bit too much, is all.

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:14:58 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:


Your tone to her was as harsh as mine was towards you. Doesn't feel good to be on the receiving end, does it, GK?

Here at Lush we have a forum titled LGBT. What do you think the letter G stands for? I disagree as to your granularity of the words: a gay. And especially in this instance where the OP is from Brazil, where I'd be willing to wager, that English is not her primary or first language. But then again, I could be discriminating in my guesstimate about even that -- couldn't I? I don't know the woman, nor do I know you. But you seemed contentious, so ... I took your tack in reply to you.

If someone were to say about me... "Wellmademale, he's a heterosexual." or "He's a straight bastard." I wouldn't feel discriminated against. I don't consider myself straight, but I do consider myself heterosexual.

I think sometimes you roareth a bit too much, is all.


I wasn't being harsh. Okay, so it sounded blunt, but nothing ever sounds completely right in text, does it?

I dunno, does the G stand for... Glorious? I think maybe if you were British, you'd understand my dislike of the phrasing. That's all I'm saying, it's just a bit of awkward phrasing, nothing more. Maybe it is a language barrier thing, but I doubt it.

I don't really get how you can consider yourself to not be straight, but at the same time heterosexual. That makes no sense to me, especially if you go with the dictionary meaning of straight.

dictionary.reference.com wrote:


Straight

Informal.
a.
a heterosexual.


You're right, I roar. Go me.
sprite
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:18:45 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:


Your tone to her was as harsh as mine was towards you. Doesn't feel good to be on the receiving end, does it, GK?

Here at Lush we have a forum titled LGBT. What do you think the letter G stands for? I disagree as to your granularity of the words: a gay. And especially in this instance where the OP is from Brazil, where I'd be willing to wager, that English is not her primary or first language. But then again, I could be discriminating in my guesstimate about even that -- couldn't I? I don't know the woman, nor do I know you. But you seemed contentious, so ... I took your tack in reply to you.

If someone were to say about me... "Wellmademale, he's a heterosexual." or "He's a straight bastard." I wouldn't feel discriminated against. I don't consider myself straight, but I do consider myself heterosexual.

I think sometimes you roareth a bit too much, is all.


how about if i called you "a hot fuckable stud muffin"? ok with that, too? drunken



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WellMadeMale
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:22:21 PM

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sprite wrote:


how about if i called you "a hot fuckable stud muffin"? ok with that, too? drunken


That would be in the top five best things ever said about me here (or anywhere else for that matter). Hugs

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sprite
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:22:25 PM

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by the way, i usually am referred to as "a lesbian" as opposed to "lesbian". not really something that bothers me - that's obviously just my opinion, but i'm pretty comfortable about it. :)



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SereneProdigy
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:28:37 PM

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How about a manly handshake and call it quit gentlemen? Seriously though, gay can be either a noun or adjective, so "a gay" is just as acceptable as "gay".
WellMadeMale
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:32:26 PM

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GingerKitty wrote:


I wasn't being harsh. Okay, so it sounded blunt, but nothing ever sounds completely right in text, does it?

I dunno, does the G stand for... Glorious? I think maybe if you were British, you'd understand my dislike of the phrasing. That's all I'm saying, it's just a bit of awkward phrasing, nothing more. Maybe it is a language barrier thing, but I doubt it.

I don't really get how you can consider yourself to not be straight, but at the same time heterosexual. That makes no sense to me, especially if you go with the dictionary meaning of straight.


You're right. Some of you Brits think because your island invented the language, it wasn't supposed to ever evolve. But if that were the case, then we'd probably have a dictionary with fewer than what... 1200 words in total? evil4

I'm not a fan of the term gay, nor the term straight, but I accept their use - since languages evolve. And I am a fan of words, adjectives, pronouns and punctuation.

In my short time here at Lush...I've had to throw off my ugly American prejudices (and I haven't completely shed them). Is it wrong of me to say that several of my most fond Lush friends are Brits, Aussies & even... Ugh... Canadians?

Now, switch those nationalities around and insert ethnic slang terms (most - derogatory) and see how well that sounds... But they are just words, Cat.

Hell, make some up. It's fun.

Me - straight? Shit man, my road is curvy. I'm a 169% bent hetero.

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sprite
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:33:04 PM

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SereneProdigy wrote:


you, sir, have just placed insult upon my brethren. pistols at dawn! drunken



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SereneProdigy
Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:50:27 PM

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sprite wrote:


you, sir, have just placed insult upon my brethren. pistols at dawn! drunken


Duel accepted!... after I finish my beer... and the next one... and a short nap... zzz...




For your information : Original poster has changed her wording. That's how ladies do it... learn from them!
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:58:44 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:


You're right. Some of you Brits think because your island invented the language, it wasn't supposed to ever evolve. But if that were the case, then we'd probably have a dictionary with fewer than what... 1200 words in total? evil4

I'm not a fan of the term gay, nor the term straight, but I accept their use - since languages evolve. And I am a fan of words, adjectives, pronouns and punctuation.

In my short time here at Lush...I've had to throw off my ugly American prejudices (and I haven't completely shed them). Is it wrong of me to say that several of my most fond Lush friends are Brits, Aussies & even... Ugh... Canadians?

Now, switch those nationalities around and insert ethnic slang terms (most - derogatory) and see how well that sounds... But they are just words, Cat.

Hell, make some up. It's fun.

Me - straight? Shit man, my road is curvy. I'm a 169% bent hetero.


Well, actually, English is a Germanic language, so it wasn't completely invented by the British folk. It has gone through many a change and just keeps evolving.

I don't mind the term gay or straight, not really. They are, as you say, just words.

Why would it be wrong to say that your "most fond Lush friends are Brits, Aussies & even... Ugh... Canadians?" I see nothing wrong with that, even if you switch them for ethnic slang terms, most of your friends will know you're only joking. I sometimes call my fellow Scots "Jimmy", regardless of gender. It's all a big joke, based on the fact that "Jimmy" is a popular name here. Or it used to be. Not so much any more. Evolution, I guess.

Make some up? Do I have to? I already do that a lot, why are you giving me more homework? Lfunny

Only 169% bent? You need to bend more, man! You might have fun.
Nikki703
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:17:01 AM

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He's Gay! OMG, I never would have guessed. Wait, who is he again?
Sirene_Jaune
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:27:02 AM

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I didn't care if he is hetero, bi, gay or asexual. A person's sexual orientation isn't what makes a person. It's like saying were you shocked when Anderson Cooper turned out to be gay? Answer to both is a resounding NO and I don't give a fuck.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 2:07:24 AM

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Didn't matter one little bit...I think that makes him that much sexier. He is a handsome man, very secure in who he is, and his sexual orientation has no role in anything outside of his own home. I like a strong sexy man :)
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 2:47:17 AM

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I couldn't care less what he does with his life. I can barely keep tabs on what's going on with my own.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 4:56:07 AM

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dex69 wrote:
I couldn't care less what he does with his life. I can barely keep tabs on what's going on with my own.



THIS!!!! thumbup


SamBrown
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 4:58:33 AM

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I too picked up straight-away that XXX is a gay.

What I read was not that he had announced his sexual orientation but that he had become a stereotype.

Perhaps it is a British thing. We now have laws here which discriminate against discriminators. If you were to punch someone whilst calling them gay/straight, black/white, muslim/christian or even an American then you will be charged with a racially/religious/sexual orientation motivated crime which will carry a higher penalty than just whacking someone without saying anything.

If this has pushed Britain into becoming a more tolerant society than some places in the world then it must be a good thing. It does however lead us to notice comments which seemingly cross this divide.

This is just a general observation and is not intended to be a criticism of the original poster, even more so if for them English is a second language
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 5:02:52 AM

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dex69 wrote:
I couldn't care less what he does with his life. I can barely keep tabs on what's going on with my own.


don't worry, i'll help you. umm... crap, now you're really screwed. drunken



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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 6:08:45 AM

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dex69 wrote:
I couldn't care less what he does with his life. I can barely keep tabs on what's going on with my own.


Agreed. I have enough things to deal with in my own without adding what someone else is doing to the mix!


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I wouldn't know him from can of soup.
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SueBrasil wrote:
To be honest I was sad. I don't mind him being gay but you know he is a good looking guy and any girl would be lucky to have him


To be honest - I forgot who he was and had to look him up. Doogie Howser MD is gay? Not so shocking. Good for him.

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 8:22:37 AM

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Yawn... that's old news. Is he happy? He always comes across as so, therefore I'm happy for him.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 9:02:46 AM

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WellMadeMale wrote:


You're right. Some of you Brits think because your island invented the language, it wasn't supposed to ever evolve. But if that were the case, then we'd probably have a dictionary with fewer than what... 1200 words in total? evil4


We didn't invent it and Noah Webster didn't spell the English words correctly when giving you your English.............so please get your MATH right laughing3


BTW who is Neil Patrick Harris?

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That he acts and is a better straight guy on How I Met Your Mother than straight guys.

Dude is awesome and even gay could get more female companionship than I could.

Definitely one of my favorite humor actors. If you knew nothing about NDP being gay and saw HIMYM you'd think he was the biggest man-whore for women on the planet.
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