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    Hey guys;

    Well, as a homosexual individual, I am somewhat openly gay among my friends. Parents however, not so much, but still, parents can wait a little while longer.

    Question posed to heterosexual person(s):
    Do you know (not know of) people who are openly gay? Also, what are your views on openly gay individuals?

    Question posed to a homosexual person(s):
    Are you openly gay and if not, why not? - Great thing about the internet is anonymity.

    As someone who always waits before coming out to people who I know, I usually wait about 5-6 months to get people to know me and if they don't want to be friends with me knowing what I am instead of who I am, then fair enough.
    Also, I am NOT fruity. I like all the stuff guys typically like such as football, cars, bowling etc... (not saying men HAVE to like these things)

    Also, this is NOT a situation where I am encouraging coming out to anyone but, if anyone needs any advice to coming out, I can sorta give advice, although, parents are unknown territory for me.

    (May submit a poll later on depending on how this thread goes).
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Question posed to heterosexual person(s):
    Do you know (not know of) people who are openly gay?
    It would be pretty strange if someone didn't, these days.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Hey guys;

    Well, as a homosexual individual, I am somewhat openly gay among my friends. Parents however, not so much, but still, parents can wait a little while longer.

    Question posed to heterosexual person(s):
    Do you know (not know of) people who are openly gay? Also, what are your views on openly gay individuals?

    Question posed to a homosexual person(s):
    Are you openly gay and if not, why not? - Great thing about the internet is anonymity.

    As someone who always waits before coming out to people who I know, I usually wait about 5-6 months to get people to know me and if they don't want to be friends with me knowing what I am instead of who I am, then fair enough.
    Also, I am NOT fruity. I like all the stuff guys typically like such as football, cars, bowling etc... (not saying men HAVE to like these things)

    Also, this is NOT a situation where I am encouraging coming out to anyone but, if anyone needs any advice to coming out, I can sorta give advice, although, parents are unknown territory for me.

    (May submit a poll later on depending on how this thread goes).
    Have a best mate who is openly gay, no one gives a **** including his family, we all knew anyway. Cant stand homophobics, luckily my mate never comes across them. TSR is packed with them, maybe homophobes just dont have the balls in real life

    I'm jealous of my gay mate, birds love him
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    (Original post by AdvanceAndVanquish)
    It would be pretty strange if someone didn't, these days.
    these days? people have always been gay its just that now they are allowed to be themselves and dont have to hide their sexuality.

    One of the most superior progressions of the times
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    Don't know any openly gay person and as long as you're not fruity type gay, I don't care.
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    (Original post by badcheesecrispy)
    maybe homophobes just dont have the balls in real life
    Try walking around inner-london as a openly gay couple and test this theory out.
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    To be fair, if anyone started bashing me for being what I am instead of who I am, they would be lucky to have any teeth left. =l
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    I know a few openly gay people.
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    It's straight beef. Man aint on dat ting.

    say nuttin.
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    Actually just thinking about it I don't know many people who are openly homosexual at university. There was one guy on my block last year and that was it.

    Being 'out' is perfectly fine by me, provided that said person doesn't keep mentioning it at every opportunity, that can get irritating (much in the same way as anyone else talking about themselves constantly).
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    (Original post by badcheesecrispy)
    these days? people have always been gay its just that now they are allowed to be themselves and dont have to hide their sexuality.

    One of the most superior progressions of the times
    you specified 'out'
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    To be fair, if anyone started bashing me for being what I am instead of who I am, they would be lucky to have any teeth left. =l
    :teehee:



    Had to be posted.
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    (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
    Try walking around inner-london as a openly gay couple and test this theory out.
    He gon learn today!











    My bad, seemed like the perfect time to use the phrase.
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    I know quite a few openly gay people; one of my closest friends is gay.

    Homosexuality is a complete non-issue for me; it would affect my views on them just as much as it would if they were straight. It just doesn't bother me.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    To be fair, if anyone started bashing me for being what I am instead of who I am, they would be lucky to have any teeth left. =l

    (Original post by whyumadtho)
    :teehee:



    Had to be posted.
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/mom...both-of,21017/
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    (Original post by badcheesecrispy)
    these days? people have always been gay its just that now they are allowed to be themselves and dont have to hide their sexuality.
    So... given that the question was about knowing openly gay people, talking about 'these days' was entirely appropriate.

    Anyway, I agree on the point that for most people in modern day Britain not knowing any openly gay people is likely to be the result of either a direct choice not to associate with gay people or a less direct choice about socialising within circles where homophobia is tolerated. I'm not for one minute suggesting that anyone without openly gay acquaintances is necessarily homophobic, but in those sections of society where homophobia isn't prevalent you'd expect people who don't know anyone openly gay to be a lot less common than people who do.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    To be fair, if anyone started bashing me for being what I am instead of who I am, they would be lucky to have any teeth left. =l
    don't be a ****head mate
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    So... given that the question was about knowing openly gay people, talking about 'these days' was entirely appropriate.

    Anyway, I agree on the point that for most people in modern day Britain not knowing any openly gay people is likely to be the result of either a direct choice not to associate with gay people or a less direct choice about socialising within circles where homophobia is tolerated. I'm not for one minute suggesting that anyone without openly gay acquaintances is necessarily homophobic, but in those sections of society where homophobia isn't prevalent you'd expect people who don't know anyone openly gay to be a lot less common than people who do.
    Most of british society isnt homophobic hence very soon it will be legal for them to marry, I take it you mean sections of society from a religious minority for example?

    Dont see how anyone can choose not to associate with a gay, you cant tell someone is gay just by looking at them, lmao.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Actually just thinking about it I don't know many people who are openly homosexual at university. There was one guy on my block last year and that was it.

    Being 'out' is perfectly fine by me, provided that said person doesn't keep mentioning it at every opportunity, that can get irritating (much in the same way as anyone else talking about themselves constantly).
    Who do you know that constantly goes on about their sexuality? Is this a trait prevalent in straight individuals you've met also?

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