this actually came up the other day in a conversation over dinner. a couple people got offended, but whatever.
my take on it is this: there is nothing inherently wrong with it in my opinion, however the discussion and emphasis of homosexuality is wrong. Let
Whether it's a character on a television show (both kids and adult now), or a person in real life - if they actually declare themselves as gay, or
homosexual, it is offensive, unless being discussed in a bar, or sex club, or privacy of some other place.
For example: if you are just hanging out with friends, and are introduced to someone for the first time, and then either they - or someone else
introduces them(selves) as gay/homosexual, it's like whenever I meet someone for the first time, or even after I've known them for a little while -
and just declare out of nowhere "By the way, I really enjoy having sex with women. really, I like [snip]
Now, there aren't very many times that's appropriate to declare - and I don't consider myself prude or conservative. I hope I'm not coming across
that way, but I'm trying to make the point clear.
Being homosexual isn't any different than heterosexual, except for the obvious. The difference is that by declaring / proclaiming yourself as
homosexual, you are, by definition and by namesake - declaring your sexual preferences. So whenever someone says "Oh, I/they am/are gay...," I just
follow up with "[snip]
Technically, it's the same - but but saying "straight" doesn't have the same effect as saying "gay," so more detail is needed to match the
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[edit on 22-3-2008 by elevatedone]