Do you think straights are tired of hearing about the gays?
Or are they titillated by this fascinating new topic coming at them?
The media has seized upon us as one of the last provocative, hot button issues. Everyday it's 'gay athletes', 'gay marriage', 'gay adoption'. I have to admit, I'm a little saturated on the issue myself (though I'm old enough to find it amusing, because when I was growing up it was a taboo subject everywhere... that is, until AIDS).
If the federal civil rights laws were extended to the gay community there would be no need for further discussion.
Yes they're tired, and after they give us our rights, we'll be happy to shut up.
Maybe but I'm sure whites were tired of hearing about the Negroes during their civil rights movement.
When I used to visit America (80s & 90s) I was amazed how much they talk about us in the media.
I remember having to sit through something on TV called 'If Your Kid Is Gay' with my mother and step father.
I don't think America is going to lose its 'gay' obsession/preoccupation any time soon.
R1 R2 are you kidding!? Do you live in a cave? We will never shut up. And yes, I believe they are, but since the "viral" trends in our direction presently, they're stuck with us. It Won't Last, you can be sure of that.
[quote] Do you think straights are tired of hearing about the gays?
Yes, especially homophobes.
I think a lot of gay talk makes even open-minded straight people queasy.
I dunno if your perception is right on. Maybe you are all focused on the gays but the straights aren't.
I'm a flexible woman and I will admit that I come to datalounge to get my fix of gay when I find there isn't enough in the mainstream. Trust me when you aren't in it, your world is not saturated with the gays.
I support their rights, and I believe they should be treated as equals.I do believe you deserve the same rights as myself, and your family deserves the same rights as myself.
I do not believe being gay is a choice, nor an 'act of sin' as many of my fellow christians deem it, believeing it is a sexual past time.
But I am tired of the whining, and I am tired of the attitude now that if you are gay you deserve a medal. I am straight and further the human race. I do not get a parade that blocks most of the streets in NYC and crams the subways. So I do not see why you should get a parade because you like to wear clothing not normally assigned to your gender, or love someone of the same sex.
I do care about equal treatment. But I don't care about what you do in your free time, or hell even your sexuality.
You mean like you, r3? I love how people like you always act like all other prejudice is in the past.
I'm sick of hearing about straight people.
I'm straight and I'm not tired of it. Freedom from oppression and shame for any group of people that experiences unjust discrimination is to the benefit of everyone. I'm kind of being a bit wordy there, but I hope I'm understandable.
Those who don't believe in equal rights probably are tired of it. The rest of us aren't.
"I am straight and further the human race".
Amazing. I'm not sure which is more impressive, the incredible sacrifice you are making or the exemplary job you are doing. Either way, carry on deluded, narcissistic breeder piece of shit.
Neither. Most are indifferent and that's the REAL reason gay rights are still not fully realized. People are not willing to vote against the things that are important to them personally in order to support gay rights. They may not be homophobic and they may strongly support the right for gays to marry, etc.......but they just don't care enough to sacrifice something they want for themselves to achieve it. They will vote for the candidates who best represent THEIR interests.
It's human nature and you all do the exact same thing.
I am gay and I have a biological daughter. GIVE me that damn medal now
Maybe ten years ago as part of their Diversity program, The New York Times agreed to publish a certain number of pro-gay stories each week. A straight friend noticed and said "isn't this overkill?"
Yes we are tired about hearing the rediculouse told about gays. Why do you think there are men and women? God made women for the man as a compaiion. The foundation of this country are for freedoms but the gays are trying to change normal peoples ways too. The gays do have rights to live the style they chose but that doesn't mean that they can inflict it on other people. The media should stop flaunting the homosexual ways and teaching kids that there is nothing wrong with it, because there is something very wrong and against natural society.
I'm gay and I'm tired of hearing about the gays.
Instead of trying to teach others that homosexuals should stay out of sight, r19, perhaps you should teach yourself some spelling & grammar. Rediculouse indeed!
I would love to know how the frau at R10 ended up on DL. Google? WTF?
Oh for fuck's sake, I just noticed this thread is months old and R19 posted her dipshit opinion to revive it. Christ, between the fraus and the fundies DL is on a downturn.
I have many good friends who are gay. I’m tired of the overwhelming amount of media and celeb use (and abuse) of gay issues/topics - Not because I don’t support the right for everyone to be equals. Because it seems lately that media and celebs are using gay issues/topics as their new “cherry” to sell their own products – higher ratings, more cds, more dvds. There are media/celebs that truly support and believe in the issues. I applaud them. But everyone jumping on a bandwagon sometimes cheapens the importance of the cause and the message. It’s over exposure. Just like when you see too much of a celeb – EVERYWHER – you get sick of it and tune out – hence the real message is lost and the audience to receive it is lost. Just my 2 cents.
Straights are tired of it because they still think of gays as a small minority. The truth is gays are at least a quarter of twenty-somethings these days, albeit a smaller portion of the higher ages, and they will have to get used to it because they gays aren't going away.
Someday we will be the majority!
Look at the comments posts or message boards on almost any gay story and every other comment is 'enough with the gay stories', 'shut up about announcing your gay', 'why do you have to talk about your bf? 'why is this gay stuff being shoved down our throats, and on, and on. If you're straight, it must seems like overkill, but listen, when str8 people talk about their lives, girlfriends, marriages, sex lives, who they are dating no one says 'there go the str8s shoving their heterosexuality down our throats again!' Movies, TV, ads, etc are all stories about wives, husbands, families, relationships which are 95% always str8, no blinks an eye or claims that 'straights' are always shoving that down your throat. But that's EXACTLY the same thing, yet no one ever sees it that way. It's just shows the continued homophobia that so many straight people don't see how much of it is a total double standard.
I don't think they're tired of hearing about us. I think they're amazing. Who in the world could have imagined that the
Love that dare not speak its name" would be not only speaking but getting married in only one generation. Amazing.
The reason? The coming out process that started in the 70s.
Let's Hear it for the Straights!
"The truth is gays are at least a quarter of twenty-somethings these days."
r26, that's one of the more ridiculous statements I've ever read here.
[quote] But I am tired of the whining, and I am tired of the attitude now that if you are gay you deserve a medal. I am straight and further the human race. I do not get a parade that blocks most of the streets in NYC and crams the subways. So I do not see why you should get a parade because you like to wear clothing not normally assigned to your gender, or love someone of the same sex.
I love this attitude.
Give us a list of events where it is OK to have a parade that blocks the streets in NYC and crams the subways.
Is New Year's Eve OK?
How about The Thanksgiving Day Parade?
I live in a college town - not as glamorous as NYC - but home football games block the streets. I'm not a fan. Is that OK?
I didn't know I was due for a medal. I know there are some gay men who cross dress but I'm not one of them. (Truth be told more straight men cross dress than gay men). I hope I don't have to go out a buy a dress to receive my medal.
I put in a link to the definition of whine. I suggest you read the definition and then read your comment. Then ask yourself who is really the whiner.
They do at work. I heard them complaining about a gay co-worker of mine for years. "He just HAS to bring attention to his personal life! I don't want to hear about it." Most of them don't mind having gay co-workers as long as the gays try to act straight and don't ever talk about it in front of them. The vast majority of gays there don't, so it's a non-sequitur.
Would love to hear what they say about us around their heterosexual dinner tables.
This is one of the most ridiculous questions I've read. We SHOULD hear as much about gays as we hear about straights, that's what's equality is all about. We should also hear a lot more about bisexuals since they are the actual majority of people.
Gays, and bigotry against gays, disgust me.
They are like nuclear power plants: I know they have to exist, but don't tell me where.
LOL you are on the gay site R34, not sure if you're aware of this fact.
Yes, if it's the gay OP with all these Palin/fox evil empire bullshit, then yes.
Gay people are sick in the head. Who in their right mind would want to do the unnatural things they do. Gay men are just shit slingers. They should all be put on a deserted island.
I'm sick of ignorant assholes who imagine themselves smart enough to know what "natural" is spewing shit on anonymous message boards.
Have the courage of your convictions, r37, and stand outside your local bear/leather bar or gay motorcycle club and talk such nonsense.
Oh, but you're just a loser fucking coward aren't you.
Oh I am tougher than all you loser fruits...would kick all your faggot asses..you all are too busy slinging shit anyways
Visibility, talking, media coverage can only get straight people to think about the inequality. This then makes being gay not such a foreign concept. Being in the closet is detrimental to our rights. I have seen a very positive impact with all of the attention in the past few years. Uneducated and isolated people may always harbor hatred and fear. One step at a time.
R40 is absolutely right. Public visibility and discussion isn't harming anyone beyond those who are bigoted and afraid. If some people are lashing out, it means they are listening.
So straights are tired of hearing about gay situations/relationships/problems? OK, let's go back several thousand years, and start treating gays equally. We wouldn't have 90% of the "problems" we do today, IF we had been treated equally through the millennia. You can't have it both ways. You shit on us for centuries, so just shut up and listen, or not, 'til the playing field gets leveled.
[quote]Do you think straights are tired of hearing about the gays?
Who gives a damn if they are? I'm tired of hearing straight people talk about their boring suburban family life.
Stop acting like little girls...Gay people think they are some kind of race and they are being discriminated and straight people are just spewing out hatred. Get a life. Stop choosing to stick your dicks in each other's assess. You make the choice. There is no way you deserve equality with your perverse sexual lifestyle. Oh and I guarantee I am way more educated than your sick ass. Educated people know that the gay lifestyle is perverse.
Die in a fire R44
Hey 45..how about you cut your dick off since you can't control it you sick pig ;)
[quote] Educated people know that the gay lifestyle is perverse.
Educated people know the difference between asses and assess.
47 all you know is dick. Sicko
Yes, just go read yahoo comments or others and you will see that they are tired of it.
We SHOULD hear as much about gays as we hear about straights, that's what's equality is all about. We should also hear a lot more about bisexuals since they are the actual majority of people.
[quote]Or are they titillated by this fascinating new topic coming at them?
Certainly not titillated.
This is obviously a gay-lez hangout spot.A queer would liken the civil rights movement to 'Negroes'. Maybe straight fold should hold annual 'celebrate heterosexual' parades. The fck outta here!
I'm fucking tired about hearing about straight people. The heterosexual lifestyle has been and continues to be propagandized in the media.
Christ, if I were straight, I'd be bored to death by it all...and probably a big asshole.
I'm gay and I find a lot of coverage of gay issues to be sooo condescending. I'm especially over ad nauseum coverage of federal judges striking down bans on gay marriage (an issue that impacts a small, but generally well-to-do constituency).
I'm with r2. And I don't care whether they are or not.
A closed mouth doesn't get fed, as they say.
I'm sick of the ongoing dialog by the bigoted, 'religious' assholes. Those assholes pick and choose versions and verses of their silly book of tall tales to warp and bend words to tailor their venom for hatred of other human beings.
Not as tired as I am of hearing about Duck Dynasty.
[quote] Who in their right mind would want to do the unnatural things they do.
There's virtually no sex act performed by gay men and lesbians that straights don't do as well. Ultimately, there are a limited number of ways for people's bodies to interact sexually. So straights are all up in that 'unnatural' stuff too.
To compare civil rights and gay marriage rights is unfair, it's a no brainer gays should be able to marry, but having no vote at all is all together different. Both are injustice but one didn't have representation..
R61 - speak for yourself. My partner and I regularly perform the Mexican Panda. I have yet to meet a straight person that even knows what it is.
Only stupid straight people, and closet cases are tired of hearing about gay issues.
who the fuck cares?
once my gayness becomes a non-issue, and i have the same right and privileges as every other citizen, then maybe i'll care.
Yes especially when watching obnoxious stereotypical betrayals like those on Modern Family and hearing about fisting parties. But in a year or so it will become ho hum and the public will get tired of something else.
I'm straight and I'm tired of bigotry and injustice.
HGTV seeks out gay couples for every program.
They are just using the homos to sell and promote their product plan and simple. Media can give two fucks about faggots and dykes. Media industry is smart and clever to capture retards and manipulate them for sales. If you don’t see it, you need to take a business and sociology class to figure it out. It is clear that that American public is too stupid and they like to be told what to like. It’s not hate, bigotry to think like that.. These people have rights and they can legally marry in other states. enough of this shit. Go and choke on a dick and be happy.
[quote] it's a no brainer gays should be able to marry, but having no vote
Withholding someone's right to marry is far more serious and profound than withholding someone's right to vote imho. I can only speak for myself but, if forced to choose, I'd give up my right to vote long before I'd give up my right to marry. I think most people would agree: in fact, most straight people probably can't even imagine what it would be like to be denied the right to marry or that their marriage would not be recognized as legitimate. And most people are pretty much 'take it or leave it' when it comes to voting, especially nowadays: in fact, most people are of the 'leave it' school. So it's a tough argument to make that denying the right to vote is some major denial of humanity which makes the denial of marriage rights pale in comparison. I think voting seems like a pretty minor right compared to marriage.
[quote]They are just using the homos to sell and promote their product plan and simple. Media can give two fucks about faggots and dykes. Media industry is smart and clever to capture retards and manipulate them for sales. If you don’t see it, you need to take a business and sociology class to figure it out. It is clear that that American public is too stupid and they like to be told what to like. It’s not hate, bigotry to think like that.. These people have rights and they can legally marry in other states. enough of this shit. Go and choke on a dick and be happy.
You are an idiot.
I agree R70. There are people who support gay marriage who are not even registered to vote.
[quote] Everyday it's 'gay athletes', 'gay marriage', 'gay adoption'. I have to admit, I'm a little saturated on the issue myself
Take gay out of it, and call it what it is - equal rights.
And fuck straight people if they are tired of hearing this. They aren't tired of having equal rights themselves
Wish this topic would just end. Im all for equal rights, but if we diverted this attention somewhere else that actually has any meaning to general populations whatsoever, and without favoring any specific choice of gender, we probably could make a better difference in this world. Life will go on regardless of who says differently.
People complain about such petty issues these days and the media has an immediate explosion of data feeds that only fuel the fires they create. What would happen if that feed was replaced with information that was relevent to 100% of the population instead of some groups of people that feel like their outcasts?
The irony is that it was Kkkarl Rove who used gay marriage in 2004 to get W re-inserted Into the White House, and is probably more responsible for the wave of gay marriage and gay rights overall than anyone or any group otherwise. So, take your complaints up with him and his puppet-masters, the Koch-suckers.
Maybe gays are tired of hearing about the straights. But one thing is for sure, both gays and straights are tired of hearing about the bi's.
I do, and I think there's going to be a backlash that negatively affects us in some way.