From pro athletes to the person down the street, why is announcing, publicly, your sexual preference even necessary? If you are gay, why not just be gay and move on? Gay people want to be accepted in the work world, political world and any other world as just another person. So why draw attention to themselves with something as intimate and private as sexual preference? I've been an alcoholic for years and hid it well. After realizing it, admitting it and getting sober, I didn't walk down the street with a sign saying, " I used to drink, but now I don't." I like everyone. I just don't get it.
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I get that. But why not come out to the gay community rather than the straight community. I want the attention of the people that are like me. Not the ones that aren't. Why did Clay Aiken publicly declare being gay? Like we didn't know.
Because the gay community isn't who they've had to hide from. Celebraties do it in a way to show regular people who are gay that anyone can be themselves no matter what.
@IDONO Gay people come out to the people they are like and that is everyone. Gay people are part of the same society and community you are. It's the 21st century; we all know know that separate but equal is a trap and a dominance strategy.
but don't you feel that the gay community is being impatient and expecting complete acceptance right now? This issue goes back centuries, but our generation hasn't. This is a process and declarations will not speed that process.
No, I don't see it that way. I think their impatience is warranted. The fact it has been going on for centuries is all the more reason for the "enough is enough" attitude I think.
We should all be impatient for all marginalized subsets of humanity to be accepted. Women were treated like property and black people were legally property for hundreds of years. Society doesn't get a pass just because it's been going on a long time.
They are not so different. I didn't choose to be an alcoholic anymore than you chose to be gay. But to this day, there are still many that look at an alcoholic as the guy under the bridge. Our admission will not change their perspective.
@IDONO Ah, but they are very different. The comparison doesn't even make sense. Would you compare being gay to having diabetes or cancer? Alcoholism is a disease; being gay is not.
I completely agree with you 100%. How gay people are treated is shameful and unless there is a lot of attention drawn to it, it won't change.
Apparently, you know nothing about alcoholism. And you call people oppressive, bigoted , hateful sheep with ignorant religions. Who is spewing hatred and negativity here? Speaking of bigoted! You are the minority of the minority. Most gays are nice.
1:the desc is exactly what religions teach. facts cant be challenged. 2:i worked with addicts 4 many yrs. It is not a disease.it is a symptom of a dependent personality. addictions can B overcome if the addictive personality is treated. get real
I am real. My beliefs are as real to me as yours are to you. If you chose to not allow others to have beliefs of their own, why should they respect yours? Because you said so? Who needs to get real here? Quit while you're ahead.