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Besides sex, what are positive things about being gay?

I’ll start— being snarky comes naturally to us

by Anonymousreply 81Last Saturday at 11:09 AM

I loved creating my own family

by Anonymousreply 103/31/2021

Many of us have good taste in clothes, architecture, art etc.

Not the ones on Datalounge though.

by Anonymousreply 203/31/2021

Troll thread. OP has been getting his ass kicked all week. All his conservative heroes have been dragged.

by Anonymousreply 303/31/2021

My ex left me a blanket that’s super warm. I caught him taking raw loads on it one night, but then he washed it and gave it to me as I was collecting my things from his place.

by Anonymousreply 403/31/2021

The earrings.

The caftans.

by Anonymousreply 503/31/2021

Hard-won freedom, when we are not dragged down by chains of our own making.

by Anonymousreply 603/31/2021

The absence of pregnancy and children.

by Anonymousreply 703/31/2021

As a gay woman, the most positive thing for me is not hearing that I need a man to take care of me. You have no idea how much this idea is drilled into straight women's heads. I've seen so many women who end up with men doing just that...until the guy cheats or dies and then the woman is helpless. I promised myself when I was very young and I saw my mother, who had never worked a day in her adult life, lose EVERYTHING to my fucking dick of a father when they divorced. We even lost the house we lived in because my father decided to let it be foreclosed on.

Of course, my mother went out and found another dick to take care of her but she also ended up having to get a job for the first time in her 40's...with zero skills.

I also enjoy not having to worry about having to squeeze out crotch fruit. I don't like most kids until they hit maybe 11 but even then, I can only take so much. I never understood why anyone would want them and I was so happy I have never had to take a pregnancy test.

by Anonymousreply 803/31/2021

...um...

by Anonymousreply 903/31/2021

We are allowed to ( here anyway) to express our POINTLESS BITCHERY.

by Anonymousreply 1003/31/2021

No strings attached sex with men who also want no strings attached sex with men.

by Anonymousreply 1103/31/2021

Not feeling obliged to get married and become a suburban homeowner and parent. Phew!

The whole hetero conformity lifestyle seems asphyxiating to me. Plus, if I were straight I'd need some explanation for my ability to sing the entire "On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe" number from "The Harvey Girls" from start to finish.

by Anonymousreply 1203/31/2021

Being relegated to the fringe makes us more capable of change, with new ideas.

by Anonymousreply 1303/31/2021

Lots and lots of penises.

by Anonymousreply 1403/31/2021

We keep the gospel choir director position filled across the country.

by Anonymousreply 1503/31/2021

A clean asshole.

by Anonymousreply 1603/31/2021

Genuine intimacy.

by Anonymousreply 1703/31/2021

Have the strength of both being a man and a woman. Best of both worlds

by Anonymousreply 1803/31/2021

Not being some poor straight sexless schmuck.

by Anonymousreply 1903/31/2021

We’re sophisticated, educated and cultured. And women have little, if any, power over us. We’ve had many gay men at the top of several highly lucrative industries that include fashion, art, music, and fine dining. We’re fabulous and there’s nothing the str8s can do about it, try as they may.

by Anonymousreply 2003/31/2021

Hating women judging by DL.

by Anonymousreply 2104/01/2021

Not having all these Me Too moments that are occurring atm. The whole, all Men are just potential rapists and just waiting to hit a woman. I would hate to be a straight young guy. Be in touch with emotions, be strong. Admit you are a potential rapist. Always afraid a girl will accuse you of something because you said the wrong thing. It is hard enough being human, alive or man than going through all that self hate shit. Join the Gay team. We will love you!!

by Anonymousreply 2204/01/2021

Marry me r2!

by Anonymousreply 2304/01/2021

An understanding of and love of the fine arts.

At least we used to

by Anonymousreply 2404/01/2021

Disposable income

by Anonymousreply 2504/01/2021

Before recently there was no pressure to get married and have kids

by Anonymousreply 2604/01/2021

Before, being a feminine gay male. Being a masculine lesbian. Now...you’re not allowed.

by Anonymousreply 2704/01/2021

Starting “unfunny” threads about lesbians on DL /s

by Anonymousreply 2804/01/2021

effortless wit, and the ability to shutdown idiots. 5 minutes too late.

by Anonymousreply 2904/01/2021

Do you think metoo movement will make gaydom more attractive to the hetero male crowd? Or will there be more MGTOWs and solosexuals?

by Anonymousreply 3004/01/2021

[quote]MGTOWs

What are these??

by Anonymousreply 3104/01/2021

For me it’s the luxury of not having children. I have a straight brother and he is absolutely miserable. Marriage and family has defeated his spirit.

by Anonymousreply 3204/01/2021

The joy of saying "Fuck you" as I delete emails from the Red Cross asking for blood donations. Not sure why they keep emailing....

by Anonymousreply 3304/01/2021

MGTOW is an acronym for "Men Going Their Own Way".

MGTOW is a lifestyle where heterosexual males choose to not pursue romantic relationships with women due to an awareness of the potential negative consequences of doing so.

by Anonymousreply 3404/01/2021

Not paying for a woman.

by Anonymousreply 3504/01/2021

[quote] Before, being a feminine gay male. Being a masculine lesbian. Now...you’re not allowed.

Being a feminine gay male is never allowed. If you've got balls, act like it.

by Anonymousreply 3604/01/2021

Stopped reading after: Beside sex... .

by Anonymousreply 3704/01/2021

Marching to the beat of your own drummer and not conforming. It's a brave thing to be anything but a white, straight man in this world. The odds get stacked against you immediately. To get up every morning knowing that and still putting up a fight is admirable.

by Anonymousreply 3804/01/2021

No children. No fucking children.

by Anonymousreply 3904/01/2021

R36 sissies and drag queens fought for you to be here. Present hole and kiss the hem of their caftans and gowns!

by Anonymousreply 4004/01/2021

Not being fucking trans or genderqueer and enjoying being male.

by Anonymousreply 4104/01/2021

Ohpleeze we can all see you flaming and lisping from here. Own it!

by Anonymousreply 4204/01/2021

Gym locker rooms replace strip clubs and cost less. The quality is hit or miss (much like straight strip clubs).

by Anonymousreply 4304/01/2021

Being outsiders, we are good, insightful critics of society

by Anonymousreply 4404/02/2021

Being able to look at the world from a different perspective.

by Anonymousreply 4504/02/2021

We’re superior in every way to straight men.

by Anonymousreply 4604/02/2021

[quote]Being a feminine gay male is never allowed. If you've got balls, act like it.

This is the way of the world today. You got your wish.

by Anonymousreply 4704/02/2021

FOLLIES!!

by Anonymousreply 4804/02/2021

Good hearted and culturally rich = golden ticket to my heart

by Anonymousreply 4904/02/2021

Good hearted and culturally rich R49, did you just get here?

by Anonymousreply 5004/02/2021

Most gay men go without sex, as they don't have a spouse or partner to roll over in bed and stick it to. Every time they're horny they have to go hunting. And good luck hooking-up online if you're over 40.

by Anonymousreply 5104/02/2021

We already had this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 5204/02/2021

R52 - “We’ve already had this thread.”

Honey we’ve already had EVERY thread imaginable.

by Anonymousreply 5304/03/2021

Doing this and not feeling embarrassed.

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by Anonymousreply 5404/03/2021

Being Trans bitd I liked going to the bars, and in my small city they were all mixed and fun. It was like our own little secret world that str8 people didn’t control or even really know about.

by Anonymousreply 5504/03/2021

As a lesbian I feel like I don’t have to make excuses for straight men’s boorish behavior or work to stay in their good graces. If we have a good rapport, fine. If we don’t, that’s fine too.

A lot of straight men flat out don’t like women and boy, does it show. Very glad I don’t have to negotiate that in a partner.

I appreciate the wit and resilience of gay men and sometimes envy their spontaneous cruising and pickups.

by Anonymousreply 5604/03/2021

R56 - great observations and point of view.

by Anonymousreply 5704/04/2021

Gay Pride parades

by Anonymousreply 5804/04/2021

Being able to share clothing with partner if sizes ares similar

by Anonymousreply 5904/04/2021

Gay mafia

by Anonymousreply 6004/04/2021

Age gap relationship are more prevalent

by Anonymousreply 6104/04/2021

Disposition for campiness , drag and drama.

by Anonymousreply 6204/04/2021

Gay or gay for pay escorts

by Anonymousreply 6304/04/2021

The Vatican as a gay but conservative institution

by Anonymousreply 6404/04/2021

Not loosing looks as fast as straight men or women

by Anonymousreply 6504/04/2021

Behaving like a perpetual teenager even when you’re 45+

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by Anonymousreply 6604/04/2021

Gay clothing optional campgrounds.

by Anonymousreply 6704/04/2021

We live longer than straights.

by Anonymousreply 6804/04/2021

Isn't sex the most negative thing about being gay? It killed so many.

by Anonymousreply 6904/04/2021

Not having to be around other gay guys....wait, what was the question again?

by Anonymousreply 7004/04/2021

You learn to see things in an abstract way. Most breeders see in primary colors, and never ask questions.

by Anonymousreply 7104/04/2021

Not having to live with a woman.

by Anonymousreply 7204/07/2021

Interesting people

by Anonymousreply 7304/07/2021

In general, I'd say that we work well with women, and women enjoy working with us. Even though we know that DLers can be misogynistic, it pales in comparison to the vitriol that can come out of both straight men and women. I have to work with two very high-maintenance, aggressive women, and although I'd be very happy if they left the company, I tolerate them pretty well, while some others seem to abhor the thought of working with them. We love our strong bitchy female characters!

by Anonymousreply 7404/07/2021

I hate working for women though. Have always gotten along better with male bosses. Women can be bitchy and micromanaging.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Thursday at 4:55 AM

I love the smell of cookies in the morning.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Thursday at 4:58 AM

Having a built-in detachment from the illusions and delusions of the status quo. Of course, many of us end up wanting to be a part of it, but most of us can recall having, or still have, a view from outside of the stifling and repressive bell jar.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Thursday at 5:03 AM

Being able to dance well.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Thursday at 8:56 AM

Being cruel and claiming it as wit and calling anyone who is hurt or offended overly sensitive.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Saturday at 10:51 AM

Not having to get partnered to a woman is priceless.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Saturday at 10:54 AM

And they no doubt feel the same.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Saturday at 11:09 AM
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