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(Some Guy)   Guy comes out of the closet after 8 years, on Facebook. Friends are horrified, HORRIFIED, at the web design of his linked blog post, begin in-depth discussion on how to make it look better   (happyplace.com) divider line 75
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2012-03-28 12:50:02 PM  
4 votes:
It's quite appropriate that all of the colored redactions look like dicks.
2012-03-28 04:27:42 PM  
3 votes:

dnicoloff: THIS JUST IN

No one cares you're gay!!


Certainly far fewer care NOW but when my friend came out in 1990, it was a big farking deal. At the time, my fiancee & I lived w/a gay couple we'd known for years and both of them were deeply in the closet except to their closest friends. I was even a beard for one of them at his job a couple of times so that nobody would suspect (he worked in a factory that was most definitely NOT gay-friendly). A couple of years later, two thirty-something women moved in together next door to us and we suspected they were gay. One day, I was talking to them while they were outside with their dog and one accidentally stepped on the dog's paw, making it yelp. Her partner yelled, "Honey!" and then immediately had this panic-stricken look on her face. I was like, "Goddammit, you know Dave and Mike (my housemates) are gay, right? Chill--it's cool with us."

20 years ago, the idea of civil unions, let alone (*gasp*) gay marriage, was absolutely unheard-of.
2012-03-28 04:01:55 PM  
3 votes:
victrin: This brought me back. I came out via facebook too, but used a pretty animation, not a bland markup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM


Cliche much? Congrats on coming out and all, but I think I need a shot of insulin.

I'm so glad people before me fought the good fight to make coming out so much easier for each passing generation. Thank fark the next generation's attitude on gays in general is, "So what?" This gay marriage debacle is going to disappear in a decade. People in the future are going to look back at this generation and wonder WTF was up Republican's asses.
2012-03-28 03:49:55 PM  
3 votes:
It's stuff like this that occasionally restores my faith in humanity. I need to keep this feeling going and avoid the politics tab for a few days.
2012-03-28 03:32:25 PM  
3 votes:
There were people I suspect should have come out but I'm not sure they knew. Other than that, it was no secret by the time I met them.

unrelated - Me and another buddy were drinking (as we're prone to doing) late one night and there was a knock on the door. Guy on the front porch looking for one of our neighbors. I live in the "artsy" gay/ghetto/interior design part of town. Guy realizes he's got the wrong house, gets scared. He's black, effeminate and wearing a skirt and makeup. I look like a homeless biker and my buddy looks like a rock frontman, long hair and tattoos. With Bull Mastiffs in the house to boot. I'm sure he's thinking something bad is gonna happen, James Byrd or Matthew Shepard action.

We invited him in and drank beers with him until our neighbor got home. Not much surprised us.

Same neighbor that asked me to ride my motorcycle through the gay bar for Rocky Horror night.
2012-03-28 03:00:16 PM  
3 votes:
Reminds me of a friend who got a bunch of us together at a quiet bar to come out. We're drinking and goofing off like we normally do, and he blurts out "Guys, I'm gay. You're my best friends, and I've been wanting to tell you for a long time."

Then a few seconds of silence... Then uproarious laughter.

He was mortified at our reaction until I explained "John, we've known you for 20 years, and for 20 years we've also known that you were gay. It's just funny that you waited so long to admit it."

"You all knew?"

"Yeah. We've always known. Here, drink up, buddy."

Then we drank more and goofed off more like we normally do. The only sad thing was that he felt it was necessary to not trust the group that had known & loved him since 9th grade.
2012-03-28 01:00:14 PM  
3 votes:
That is awesome. I'm having the worst day at work, and I still lol'd.

They really should add some CSS though. Plain html sucks.
2012-03-28 11:28:22 AM  
3 votes:

marius2: Made me chuckle


Me too.
[Original poster]: I'm a fan of plain HTML so I'm not going to gay up my coming-out post"
"Quiet, [OP], this doesn't concern you. We're working on a project"

Honestly, though, it's really great that he has so many good friends who took his coming-out in stride and didn't give him any real grief over it.
2012-03-28 05:15:39 PM  
2 votes:
This is pretty much why I love my generation. Sure, we aren't the ones who went out protesting everything and anything--we're the one taking the biggest f*ck-ups of that generation, ignoring the fact that said generation claims only bad people are gay, and saying, "Yeah, f*ck if I care, bro. Video games?".

That's true awesomeness right there.
2012-03-28 04:23:48 PM  
2 votes:

Deucednuisance: RibbyK: Yes, the pastel penii were *fabulous* and gay.

Hmph. "Penii".

Where's the love for the scroto?

/Straight as an arrow
//Sing in Latin every Sunday


Penes people, not penii.
2012-03-28 04:22:02 PM  
2 votes:

Hot Carl To Go: Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?


Here's $.02 from a straight farker.

If we're not having sex, your sexuality is unimportant to me. Period. I'm not going to screw up whatever relationship we have (professional/personal/etc) by confronting you over something that quite literally has zero impact on whether we continue to talk to each other.

If you are comfortable enough to tell me, great, I'm honored that you would trust me with that. If you feel the need to hide that part of your life from me, I'm sorry, I wish that there was something I could say or do to put you more at ease with me. But I literally could not care less about whether you like to penis or be penised, and that's that.
2012-03-28 04:18:07 PM  
2 votes:
A friend of mine from college decided to come out to his parents the Thanksgiving after we graduated. He had dinner with my family on actual Thanksgiving though, then went home the following weekend to break the news. He spent Thanksgiving day "practicing" his coming-out speech on my Dad, which I will forever hold in my heart as one of my favorite stories of both of them ever. Out of sheer nervousness my friend ate a whole container of port wine cheese in the process of his practice session. My Dad was more impressed at that than anything else.

Anyway, my friend went home, told his parents and got "Oh honey, I've always known. I read it in your aura" from his Mom and "Meh. I don't like kids anyway. You and your boyfriend...you can share clothes, right? That's kind of awesome" from Dad. He came back to town sort of let-down at the lack of drama.
2012-03-28 03:26:32 PM  
2 votes:

mr lawson: victrin: This brought me back. I came out via facebook too, but used a pretty animation, not a bland markup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM

don't really care if you are gay or not...but i gotta know something.
What after effect plug-in is that?
/trying to learn it right now


It's a tweaked version of video copilot's Shatterize effect. I modified it and reversed the time so the lettering assembled itself instead of exploding. Not a plugin per-say, but you can definitely use it.

http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/shatterize/
2012-03-28 01:39:25 PM  
2 votes:
i6.photobucket.com

Where did you get that dress? It's awwwful! and those shoes, and that coat - geeeeze.
2012-03-28 01:18:24 PM  
2 votes:
Huh? I've misunderstood the stereotype all this time? It's actually "Homosexuals are good at inferior design"?
2012-03-28 01:17:20 PM  
2 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements


Actually, yes. A friend of mine came out several years ago after the two of us spent some time stalking a boy we thought would be perfect for her, and I was blown over. I had *NO* idea she was gay.
2012-03-28 01:08:02 PM  
2 votes:
"it takes a lot of guts to post plain HTML these days."
2012-03-28 12:59:00 PM  
2 votes:
I love this.
2012-03-28 09:13:33 PM  
1 votes:

dericwater: Jument: I have a cousins who is married and both of them are Mormons. Normal, weird Mormon stuff or so I assumed. I don't really even know why they're Mormon since the rest of us are Christian (or nothing).

Anyways, a couple of years ago another family member sent me a link of them on youtube speaking at a workshop or conference about bi and gay Mormons and how they aren't accepted by the church. Apparently my cousin is married to a bi lady and (sadly for him) apparently he is not allowed to join in. He posted that nugget on Facebook shortly after that video. TMI, my friend, and sucks to be you!

Honestly I'm not sure what to make of them but hey, so long as they're happy it's not my place to judge.

So he's got two wives?


Nope. As I understand it, she gets the benefits and he gets... well... nada. It seems a little unfair, honestly. I couldn't do it but I guess he's ok with it.
2012-03-28 08:28:15 PM  
1 votes:
Had a friend about five or six years ago that came out. He was part of a group of about 10 of us that had all know each other for over 10 years at that point. When he told us, it was really no big deal. We just knew him as "Mike" (not his real name). "Mike" was a little strange, but that was just "Mike". Occationally when we talked on the phone, I would mention that lady I was dating, and he would talk about the dude who pounded his ass the night before. No big deal.

The thing was he couldn't accept that it was no big deal to us. Three friends in particular were / are fairly religious. Their response to him was "You are our friend and we love you for who you are." It was as if he *wanted* a confrontation.......it was a little pathological, like he *needed* to lose a friend because he was gay. In retrospect I believe he wanted badly to have someone reject him as a way of suffering for his lifesyle.

Over the next two years we sorted drifted apart. He stopped inviting us to things he was doing. When we were invited, it was usually to "safe" events with his family. It was as if he now had two sets of friends: The "straight" friends and the "gay" friends, and never the two would meet. Eventually he defriended most of us from Facebook and blocked us from other social media sites.

I've talked with him about it. It hasn't been a good conversation.
I haven't thought about it much in the past 2 - 3 years because it is what it is, but it didn't have to be that way.

I miss my friend.
2012-03-28 07:39:48 PM  
1 votes:

Supes: Though honestly, guys should be able to take a hint.... it's a real problem according to girls I've talked to about it.


Guy don't get hints. Positive OR negative.
2012-03-28 07:30:15 PM  
1 votes:

ciberido: Supes: reverendsaintjay: If we're not having sex, your sexuality is unimportant to me.

Bingo. Except I might add it may also matter if I *want* to have sex with you. If you're a lesbian and a guy starts hitting on you, best to let him know up front.


Not necessarily. Some guys take it as a challenge or an insult. Honestly, there is almost no way to tell a guy that you're not interested that is 100% guaranteed to work without pissing him off. Saying you're married won't always do it. Saying you're a lesbian is far from sure-fire as well. And if you don't tell him to fark off in a way that humiliates him or angers him, 5 minutes later you're a cock-tease.

Not to mention, I don't think I'd want to out myself to the entire bar every time some random stranger hit on me. And it's not my duty to explain to you why I'm not interested. My only obligation is to let you down with a reasonable effort at tact and quickness.

Hypothetical, since as a bisexual I don't normally get to disqualify anyone on the basis of their plumbing, but still.

I'm not exactly disagreeing with you. I'm just saying that there's no single perfect solution that works for everyone.


Certainly all true. If only there was a perfect solution to these things.

Though honestly, guys should be able to take a hint.... it's a real problem according to girls I've talked to about it.
2012-03-28 07:04:50 PM  
1 votes:

Supes: reverendsaintjay: If we're not having sex, your sexuality is unimportant to me.

Bingo. Except I might add it may also matter if I *want* to have sex with you. If you're a lesbian and a guy starts hitting on you, best to let him know up front.



Not necessarily. Some guys take it as a challenge or an insult. Honestly, there is almost no way to tell a guy that you're not interested that is 100% guaranteed to work without pissing him off. Saying you're married won't always do it. Saying you're a lesbian is far from sure-fire as well. And if you don't tell him to fark off in a way that humiliates him or angers him, 5 minutes later you're a cock-tease.

Not to mention, I don't think I'd want to out myself to the entire bar every time some random stranger hit on me. And it's not my duty to explain to you why I'm not interested. My only obligation is to let you down with a reasonable effort at tact and quickness.

Hypothetical, since as a bisexual I don't normally get to disqualify anyone on the basis of their plumbing, but still.

I'm not exactly disagreeing with you. I'm just saying that there's no single perfect solution that works for everyone.
2012-03-28 06:57:29 PM  
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: PonceAlyosha: Supes: reverendsaintjay: If we're not having sex, your sexuality is unimportant to me.

Bingo. Except I might add it may also matter if I *want* to have sex with you. If you're a lesbian and a guy starts hitting on you, best to let him know up front.

Nah, she'll let you know after two or three drinks. The upside is, you have no gained a wing(wo)man for the rest of the night.

was going to say, what's the rush to cancel a conversation? sometimes talking to people is its own end. and, you'll probably realize she's not that in to you, and then it doesn't matter what her sexuality is.

/ i have a lesbian friend. pretty much all of my single friends hit on her. she never realizes she's being hit on.


It's not about cutting off conversation, just about how you approach the conversation. I'd rather know if I have a chance to get you in bed or not. Conversation is wonderful, but I won't bog it down with flirting if you're not into that.
2012-03-28 06:50:34 PM  
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: Supes: reverendsaintjay: If we're not having sex, your sexuality is unimportant to me.

Bingo. Except I might add it may also matter if I *want* to have sex with you. If you're a lesbian and a guy starts hitting on you, best to let him know up front.

Nah, she'll let you know after two or three drinks. The upside is, you have no gained a wing(wo)man for the rest of the night.


was going to say, what's the rush to cancel a conversation? sometimes talking to people is its own end. and, you'll probably realize she's not that in to you, and then it doesn't matter what her sexuality is.

/ i have a lesbian friend. pretty much all of my single friends hit on her. she never realizes she's being hit on.
2012-03-28 06:40:32 PM  
1 votes:

reverendsaintjay: If we're not having sex, your sexuality is unimportant to me.


Bingo. Except I might add it may also matter if I *want* to have sex with you. If you're a lesbian and a guy starts hitting on you, best to let him know up front.
2012-03-28 06:33:21 PM  
1 votes:
On the topic of 'our generation and younger doesn't give a shiat'...

We attended a party with a large number of friends, and along with me was my pre-teen cousin. A couple of older lesbians were being comfortable and hanging off one another; not kissing or holding hands but being close and cuddly.

At one point my cousin asked, "Those two women, they're not sisters, are they?" I told her, "No honey, they're lesbians." My cousin shrugged and said, "Okay, I figured." And that was it. No OMG EWW. Just 'Oh, okay.'

Nice sign for the future. Hope this trend continues.
2012-03-28 06:28:00 PM  
1 votes:

Hot Carl To Go: Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?



It's a very, very bad idea to ask someone directly if they're gay, outside of hypothetical scenarios such as needing that information to defuse a nuclear bomb or something. All you can do is convey as much "gay-friendliness" as you can. Make it clear that you would still love them/be their friend if they were. Never even hint that you think they might be gay. It's their right to tell you or not tell you in their own time and on their own terms, and putting them in a situation where they feel they have to either come out and tell you or lie is very bad.

The worst part of being in the closet is having to lie to people you care about. But being asked forces you to lie more, which adds to feelings of isolation and guilt.

The only time it's ok to out someone against their will, or even pose the question, is when they're saying or doing something especially homophobic which allows for a significant hypocrisy factory. We call that the George Rekers rule.

Disclaimer: I was outed in high school by a jilted lover. It sucked. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Maybe that's colored my take on things.

Just my personal opinion, ymmv, I'm sure other gay people would disagree, yadda yadda.
2012-03-28 06:06:40 PM  
1 votes:

3steps: Yeah.. I'm not sure if my son doesn't know he's gay.. doesn't 'want' to be gay... or just thinks I'm stupid... but when he finally gets around to admitting it then that will be my answer too...

.. "No shiat"


Having been in that situation, the best thing for you to do is just to make it clear to him [in a way that's not accusing him of anything] that you full support gays and would have no problem with one as a son or around or something. My family is the most liberal libs that ever libbed and I still had the cursory "OMG SCARED" phase.

But he could just be a girly boy. They have straight versions of those too.
2012-03-28 06:03:13 PM  
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: kellynoel: Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.

Yes. A bunch of guys at my school came out toward the end of senior year. Two in particular, their parents probably knew when they were born, that's how obvious it was. Both of them took great pains to orchestrate coming out situations that were super comfortable and then gave big speeches and whatnot. On both occasions, it was like...dude. The only thing you could have done to make it more obvious for the last, say, six years, would be show up with a dick in your mouth. I mean, really. Now go getcha some.

Nothin' like taking the wind outta someone's sails when they're coming out to make their day hilarious. I was like "Mom, I'm gay." And she literally said "No shiat."

I was 14.


Yeah.. I'm not sure if my son doesn't know he's gay.. doesn't 'want' to be gay... or just thinks I'm stupid... but when he finally gets around to admitting it then that will be my answer too...

.. "No shiat"
2012-03-28 05:53:40 PM  
1 votes:

Hot Carl To Go: Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?


Quoting from the "straight person's guide to gay etiquette":

It is entirely probable, especially if you know your outcomer well, that his/her Big Announcement will not come as a complete shock to you. Often, as soon as the worried expression crosses his/her face and his/her trembling lips form the syllables, "I have something to tell you," you are already thinking, "No shiat, Sherlock." And often, the intaker's next deduction is, "Surely if I tell this person that I already know, it will make things much easier, and I will not have to watch him/her gasp and twitch like a landed trout while s/he works up the gumption to finish this sentence." Is this a good idea? Well, yes...and no.

Since the novice outcomer is still plagued by feelings of fear, danger and paranoia, it is vitally important that s/he believe, even if this is not the case, that s/he actually has a certain amount of control over who knows and who doesn't. What this means is that even someone who has been an obvious dyke or queer since before puberty does not necessarily want, upon finally working up the courage to say, "I think I may be gay," to hear, "Honey, there ain't no maybe about it." S/he will probably eventually have to accept his/her destiny, but it is not for you to set the pace.



Link (new window)
2012-03-28 05:28:04 PM  
1 votes:

Hot Carl To Go: Craptastic: Reminds me of a friend who got a bunch of us together at a quiet bar to come out. We're drinking and goofing off like we normally do, and he blurts out "Guys, I'm gay. You're my best friends, and I've been wanting to tell you for a long time."

Then a few seconds of silence... Then uproarious laughter.

He was mortified at our reaction until I explained "John, we've known you for 20 years, and for 20 years we've also known that you were gay. It's just funny that you waited so long to admit it."

"You all knew?"

"Yeah. We've always known. Here, drink up, buddy."

Then we drank more and goofed off more like we normally do. The only sad thing was that he felt it was necessary to not trust the group that had known & loved him since 9th grade.

Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?


I'm not gay, but I don't think it's a great idea to confront someone who's not out yet. A closeted person's big fear is accidentally outing themselves, so I think "I know you're gay" will totally overwhelm the "and it's okay" half of the message you're really trying to get across. Just take opportunities to say something supportive of other gay people as they come up naturally. That way, they'll know you'll support them when they finally are ready to come out.
2012-03-28 05:26:52 PM  
1 votes:
See, I'd say that gay people have to start trolling with their coming out announcements.

For example, they should do it at the most inappropriate times. Like, say, they're at a wedding, and the minister asks if anyone here thinks these two should not be wed, the gay person should stand up, announce that he's gay and doesn't think these two should be married because he might want to fark the groom in the future, then sit back down.

Or, if you're gay and Jewish, announce your sexual orientation in the middle of a bris, possibly when the rabbi is sucking the blood off the baby's freshly circumcised penis, you can say "Hey, I like doing that to men who are over 18, unlike Mr. Pedo Rabbear over there".
2012-03-28 04:44:10 PM  
1 votes:

Loaf's Tray: RibbyK: Deucednuisance: RibbyK: Yes, the pastel penii were *fabulous* and gay.
Hmph. "Penii".

Yes, much like these:
Cactii
Radaii
Calculii
Fistulii
Campii
Cunnilingii
Penii

So you think the singular is spelled "penus"?


"Penes" is the proper Latin plural. I just use "Penises."

/and don't ever try to Latinize the plural of "virus"
//It has no Latin plural
///The only proper plural is "viruses"
////Latin grammar nazi
2012-03-28 04:43:11 PM  
1 votes:

Exception Collection: Hell, I blindsided my LGBT gaming guild - until I came out, my wife and I were "the straight couple".


blipponaut: Huh?


Either or both members of what appears to be a "normal" heterosexual couple could be bisexual and/or transgender.

For a bisexual person, being married to (or in a long-term relationship with) a member of the opposite sex can make you appear (exclusively) heterosexual, but you are no less bisexual for it.

There are also married couples in which one partner confesses to the other that he or she is gay after the wedding. Sometimes those couples stay married.

There are just a lot of ways that one or both members of an apparently "normal" heterosexual couple can be some flavor of lbgtq.
2012-03-28 04:39:33 PM  
1 votes:

dericwater: Yeah, that makes better grammatical sense. Crisis => crises. Thesis => theses. Hypothesis => hypotheses. Penis => penes. Makes better sense than penii and even penises.


It is appropriate, as an animal with a segmented penis is stated to have several hemipenes.
2012-03-28 04:37:20 PM  
1 votes:

ChubbyTiger: Deucednuisance: RibbyK: Yes, the pastel penii were *fabulous* and gay.

Hmph. "Penii".

Where's the love for the scroto?

/Straight as an arrow
//Sing in Latin every Sunday

Penes people, not penii.


Yeah, that makes better grammatical sense. Crisis => crises. Thesis => theses. Hypothesis => hypotheses. Penis => penes. Makes better sense than penii and even penises.
2012-03-28 04:29:50 PM  
1 votes:

Headso: It's probably one of those cases where everyone already knew the guy was gay.


TV Tropes call this the "Transparent Closet."

"Everyone knows these characters are gay except the characters themselves. Any suggestion to the characters that they are gay is met with a too-emphatic statement of their heterosexuality. If they finally come out of the closet, no one will even pretend to be surprised. Often played for laughs. "
2012-03-28 04:22:39 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


When I came out to my friends I got (or maybe should say "am getting") the entire range of responses. Everything from "I knew twenty years ago" to absolute gobsmackedness.
2012-03-28 04:09:08 PM  
1 votes:
I had a guy friend that came out to me when I was 17 and that was pretty much a "Well, duh" moment for me, but took our mutual friend by surprise. He freaked out and never spoke with the gay friend again and lamented to me all the time "OMG I can't believe I let him STAY OVER!" I tried to explain to him that just because his is gay doesn't mean he wants to date ever man he sees, but nothing helped. I thought that sad. At the same time I thought it was awesome to have a gay friend to go shopping with and stuff. Until he kept putting me into the middle of his drama with his boyfriends. Nothing is more awkward then having various guys you have known less then a few months sobbing on the phone to you asking why Tim dumped them. My only response was "What can I say? Sometimes Tim is a dick." Tim was always kind of a whore though.
2012-03-28 03:53:47 PM  
1 votes:
The guy in light green reads like he makes those shiatty asp/JS sites vulnerable to all kinds of abuse or that don't work half the time because he can't imagine people who have cookies disabled.


/ prefer plain HTML with a little bit of CSS here and there if necessary/useful
// tables+boxes > only boxes
2012-03-28 03:51:14 PM  
1 votes:

T.rex: Where does the subby get 8 years from? How long Facebook has been in existence?


If it's not on facebook, it didn't happen. Therefore, the world did not exist before facebook.
2012-03-28 03:49:44 PM  
1 votes:

BurnShrike:
You truly are my hero.


I got spoiled by her. Now when women offer me sex, I think. "look at her. Is her body better? Will she do anything at all to make you happy? Is she going to do wild and freaky things with you and then go to work and leave you alone and not bug you the next day?"
And then I say no. That really pisses them off and I get to find out the cray cray BEFORE I stick my dick in it.
This is my super power.
And I owe it to a stripper who let me stick it in her pooper, too.
2012-03-28 03:36:48 PM  
1 votes:

kellynoel: . On both occasions, it was like...dude. The only thing you could have done to make it more obvious for the last, say, six years, would be show up with a dick in your mouth. I mean, really. Now go getcha some.


Yeah, I had a good friend try to "come out" when I was in Highschool. I was like dude, don't bother, everyone knows you're gay. We either like you or dislike you on who you are, not what you are.
He was like "everybody already knows?" kinda horrified . . .
Kinda took the wind out of his sails.
Kerist, he was more effinate than the cheerleaders.

What's cool is his litlle sis had a major crush on me and I didn't know it.
When I got out of the military, She was a dancer and I got lots of crazy stripper sex for a few years.
2012-03-28 03:34:42 PM  
1 votes:
I worked with a guy I was absolutely sure was gay.
Turns out he was just a very upper crust British-type.
Hard to tell with those private school English fellows.
2012-03-28 03:31:59 PM  
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: Honestly, though, it's really great that he has so many good friends who took his coming-out in stride and didn't give him any real grief over it.


I would be willing to believe that anyone near 40 could give two shiats if someone came out as gay right now, only the extreme religious types seem to care now, we had our friend come out and our response was a big "and?" He was shocked and when he asked us why, we told him that we just assumed he was and he would tell us soon enough, he was actually tortured that we would have an issue with us. We all died when one of the guys told him he would go shopping with those hot shorts they always wear in the parades.............I guess it helps to visualize the guy who said it is about 6'6" and about 310lbs.

The only thing I hate is the making out in public thing, but thats not a gay thing, I dont want to see straight people mouth rape each other in front of me, now two hot women on the other hand.................
2012-03-28 03:30:30 PM  
1 votes:

MBooda: Timeline is SO gay.


Timeline the movie?

Timeline the book?

Or that crappy thing on Facebook that you'll get over.
2012-03-28 03:22:49 PM  
1 votes:

bluehubcap: Loaf's Tray: RibbyK: Deucednuisance: RibbyK: This brings me back to my argument yesterday that the multiple of fetus should be fetii.


Updated list:
Cactii
Radaii
Calculii
Fistulii
Campii
Cunnilingii
Fetii
Penii

I inserted fetii between cunnilingii and penii. That makes physical and biological sense, right?
2012-03-28 03:20:27 PM  
1 votes:
Hot Carl to Go
Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?

That's an interesting question.

I've always taken the approach that since sexual orientation doesn't factor into my friendship with someone that it's none of my business if they don't feel the need to tell me.

The closest I've come is asking someone if they want to go out to try to meet someone of the opposite gender. If they seem unenthusiastic I'll offer same gender. If they're still unenthusiastic I'll offer to set aside cab money so we can just get drunk.

But since I'm a thirtysomething and most people come out in their teens it doesn't invite opportunity often at all.
2012-03-28 03:18:05 PM  
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: marius2: Made me chuckle

Me too.
[Original poster]: I'm a fan of plain HTML so I'm not going to gay up my coming-out post"
"Quiet, [OP], this doesn't concern you. We're working on a project"

Honestly, though, it's really great that he has so many good friends who took his coming-out in stride and didn't give him any real grief over it.


shiat, it's the 21st century. Even the young Republicans often don't think it's their business who is and isn't gay.
2012-03-28 03:17:35 PM  
1 votes:

dnicoloff: THIS JUST IN

No one cares you're gay!!


That's not true. How hot is he?
2012-03-28 03:17:21 PM  
1 votes:

Hot Carl To Go: Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?


We actually discussed it several times and came to a majority decision to not press him about it. I mean, what if we were all wrong? (unlikely, but possible) We figured that he'd come out to us eventually, and it really wasn't that big of a deal either way. Most of my "core group" are in science-related fields, and none of us has ever thumped a bible regarding sexuality. So we just kind of let it slide until he felt that it was finally time to come out. I wish he'd have done it sooner, but it's his life and he did what he did for his own reasons.
2012-03-28 03:15:24 PM  
1 votes:
THIS JUST IN

No one cares you're gay!!
2012-03-28 03:11:23 PM  
1 votes:

kellynoel: Hot Carl To Go: Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?

I don't think that anyone's coming out has ever surprised me. I also don't really know anyone who was closeted after high school though. At least not that I know of!


I'd kind of prefer people not having to come out at all. If I'm not personally involved in your sex life, it doesn't really matter who else is.
2012-03-28 03:11:07 PM  
1 votes:

Hot Carl To Go: Most people here seem to have known people that were obviously gay prior to them coming out. Is it better to try to talk to them before they spend many years living a stressful double life or let them admit it on their own? Maybe it would drive them deeper into denial/fear or whatever if they were asked, though. Any gay farkers want to chime in?


You just say that you love/care for them regardless of what they are, and if they ever need your help or for you to listen to them that you've got their back. That's pretty much the best thing you can say to anyone in any circumstances and IF they are gay and they know you're gay? They'll probably make out with you.

/this is in no way how I got most of my action in high school
//blatant. farking. lies.
2012-03-28 03:09:18 PM  
1 votes:

Aidan: pute kisses like a man: I am aware of my unawareness of other people's sexuality

I have that for age.

"So she's about... what? 65ish?"
"She's 24."
"Ohhhh... Well that explains the 20 year old kid!"
"That's her father. He's 47."
"You know what? Forget we had this conversation."


age is impossible. the only way I judge whether or person is old is if they have noticeable plastic surgery or wear too much make up.
2012-03-28 03:08:29 PM  
1 votes:

RibbyK: Deucednuisance: RibbyK: Yes, the pastel penii were *fabulous* and gay.
Hmph. "Penii".

Yes, much like these:
Cactii
Radaii
Calculii
Fistulii
Campii
Cunnilingii
Penii


So you think the singular is spelled "penus"?
2012-03-28 03:06:27 PM  
1 votes:

Deucednuisance: RibbyK: Yes, the pastel penii were *fabulous* and gay.
Hmph. "Penii".


Yes, much like these:
Cactii
Radaii
Calculii
Fistulii
Campii
Cunnilingii
Penii
2012-03-28 03:00:58 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


Yeah, the dude was really into kitsch and had one of the cattiest personalities of anyone I've ever met. I've known him for over a decade. Met some of his boyfriends.

He came out only a few years ago. I obliviously said, "Wait, you mean you weren't out before now?". Took a sharp elbow to the ribs.

I didn't realize he was looking for a "moment". Which I ruined. I'm torn between guilt and irritation over that. I mean seriously, come on.
2012-03-28 03:00:41 PM  
1 votes:
Sybarite


Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.

Yeah, had a friend who stated he had a big announcement one time. When he finally got around to it after the build up, it was that he was gay. We were all "and" expecting there to be some big health, financial or move announcement, but nope. Just that he liked penis. Us being college buddies basically said "well duh, now where we going drinking at?"
2012-03-28 03:00:06 PM  
1 votes:
haha, that's awesome.

"I'm gay and have known for a while."
"Good to hear you got that off your chest. We're here for you."
"Enough of that, your html skilz suxxxxor"
2012-03-28 02:55:59 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


One of my close friends from high school, a little while after graduation. Completely floored me. Everyone else who knew him was like "oh yeah, I can see that, it makes sense," but I had no idea. He was kind of a quirky guy, but it was high school and everyone I knew was weird in some way. I guess I just didn't know a lot of gay folks until I got to college.
2012-03-28 02:52:22 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


Yes, back in high school.

We had two guys in the high school band come out. One had been obvious for years, but his boyfriend was the shocker to everyone.

The "everyone knew was gay" guy got a lot less flak once he was out. Sadly, the few that were suspected but still in the closet caught hell. Most of them came out in college and it was no big surprise when they did.
2012-03-28 02:51:36 PM  
1 votes:
Had a crush on one of my childhood friends; he was smart, witty, and liked the same sci-fi movies I did. He never went out with me, though. He had a few other girlfriends but since I was usually friends with them, I never made a move.

Ran into him years later in West Hollywood at the Halloween carnival. He ran into me and the 50st and went "OHMYGOD! STORMTROOPERS! OHMYGOD, CONCON!"

When I looked back on it, past my girlish crush, I saw that it was obvious. He liked to dress in women's clothing for giggles, adored show-tunes and Disney, and knew how to dance. Duh...
2012-03-28 02:47:42 PM  
1 votes:
I thought he was just a little effeminate.
2012-03-28 02:46:55 PM  
1 votes:
I'm guessing his friends knew it long before he admitted it.
2012-03-28 02:46:13 PM  
1 votes:
Hah! This is hilarious.

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


That reminds me of when I first met a friend of mine in college. I couldn't tell if he was really gay or just really Jewish. Turns out the answer was both.
2012-03-28 02:45:49 PM  
1 votes:
www.omgsoysauce.com
2012-03-28 02:42:54 PM  
1 votes:
Have you ever told your family that you don't use style sheets? That's the hardest part.

Loved that one.
2012-03-28 02:41:58 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


Yes. A bunch of guys at my school came out toward the end of senior year. Two in particular, their parents probably knew when they were born, that's how obvious it was. Both of them took great pains to orchestrate coming out situations that were super comfortable and then gave big speeches and whatnot. On both occasions, it was like...dude. The only thing you could have done to make it more obvious for the last, say, six years, would be show up with a dick in your mouth. I mean, really. Now go getcha some.
2012-03-28 02:39:20 PM  
1 votes:
When you tell your friends you are gay and their immediate reaction is to start rearranging your furniture you know they're gay too.

Which is fabulous all the way around.
2012-03-28 02:38:11 PM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.


Not to me, no, but I have been told that I blindsided *everyone* when I came out. Not just those "too close to see", but even those that I knew well enough to identify but not well enough to prove.

Hell, I blindsided my LGBT gaming guild - until I came out, my wife and I were "the straight couple".
F42
2012-03-28 02:35:30 PM  
1 votes:
"No, I'm an advocate of plain HTML, so I'm not going to gay up my coming out post."

Hahaha, he's just stepping out of the closet, he's not fabulous yet.
2012-03-28 01:29:32 PM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: Huh? I've misunderstood the stereotype all this time? It's actually "Homosexuals are good at inferior design"?


Actually, you've just got the cause and effect mixed up: higher expectations placed on homosexuals force them to hone their design skills.
2012-03-28 01:13:11 PM  
1 votes:
Completely tangential, but has anyone ever had a friend come out that you weren't secretly thinking "Well, duh."? I mean, even though you obviously have to make the appropriately supportive statements.
 
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