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2012-10-11 07:39:55 AM  
I spend $5 every month on some silly website
 
2012-10-11 07:51:14 AM  
farm5.static.flickr.com

Come out, come out, where ever you are!
 
2012-10-11 07:59:25 AM  
Welcome to Costco. I love you.
 
2012-10-11 08:01:20 AM  
I was the one who cancelled Star Trek.
 
2012-10-11 08:13:17 AM  
Mom, dad, I'mmmmffffff.
 
2012-10-11 08:31:02 AM  
Twenty years ago I came out of the closet. I saw a pretty horrible landscape out there. In the liberal state of Minnesota where I lived, it was still a criminal offense to engage in homosexual sex acts.

Then Ellen came out.

Clinton created DADT which at the time was considered by most to be a step in the right direction at least.

A slow progress where we saw things like Lawrence v Texas, Massachusetts legalize marriage, and President Obama repeal DADT and allow us to serve openly. The DNC have even added marriage to their platform for the first time.

Minnesota now has a ballot initiative to define marriage and while I hope it fails, I know that we as a human race will still slowly steamroll over the rest of the bigots until they are on the fringes instead.
 
2012-10-11 08:40:40 AM  
I'm a homosexual.
 
2012-10-11 08:41:05 AM  
I can't sleep if I'm wearing socks.
 
2012-10-11 08:42:21 AM  

Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.


Dude. No one needs to hear that. Keep that to yourself, okay?

/kidding
 
2012-10-11 08:52:58 AM  
www.truthwinsout.org
^me


/Tried to post the pink triangle enclosed by the green ring on wiki, but fark didn't like it.
 
2012-10-11 08:53:41 AM  

kimwim: [www.truthwinsout.org image 500x333]
^me


/Tried to post the pink triangle enclosed by the green ring on wiki, but fark didn't like it.


You too?! *big hugs*
 
2012-10-11 08:59:58 AM  

stpauler: Then Ellen came out.


I honestly think Ellen changed the landscape for millions of people. LGBT and allies. We finally felt like there was a chance at getting these conversations out of kitchens and bars and bedrooms and into the public sphere. She deserves a lot of credit for her bravery and ability to completely neutralize any mainstream stigma. The fact that so many of my friends are out now is in large part due to the stand she took and how compelling she was (and is.)
 
2012-10-11 09:13:07 AM  
I'd just like to tell you both good luck; we're all counting on you.
 
2012-10-11 09:19:12 AM  
Happy National Coming Out Day. Is there anything you would like to tell us?

data.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-11 09:49:28 AM  
I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.
 
2012-10-11 09:51:09 AM  

susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.


I don't understand why that would be confusing. You happen to like every kind.
 
2012-10-11 09:52:10 AM  

susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.


Pick a side!

I suggested the SciFi channel change it's name to SyFy and run Lifetime shows.
 
2012-10-11 09:53:15 AM  

elementalogic: I was the one who cancelled Star Trek.


Scott Bakula is on fark?
 
2012-10-11 09:54:06 AM  
In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.
 
2012-10-11 09:55:14 AM  

Vodka Zombie: I can't sleep if I'm wearing socks.


I can't sleep if Vodka Zombie is wearing socks.
 
2012-10-11 09:55:43 AM  
This thread is just gay
 
2012-10-11 09:56:33 AM  
Mom. Dad. Today is just FABULOUS!!!
 
2012-10-11 09:57:10 AM  
I have new socks on!
 
2012-10-11 09:57:11 AM  
I convinced Mark David Chapman to do it because Yoko's talent was being eclipsed by posers...
 
2012-10-11 09:57:40 AM  

KingKauff: In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.


Do the truffle shuffle!
 
2012-10-11 09:58:34 AM  
I'm a raging heterosexual.

/Feels so good to get that off my chest
 
2012-10-11 09:58:40 AM  
I'm a vegetarian but eat bacon.

/no one can resist bacon
 
2012-10-11 09:59:43 AM  
Evidently there's some part in the Gay Agenda's (TM) pamphlet that says you have to come out by posting a picture of you and your same-sex sweetie, cheek-to-cheek on or near a beach but never actually mention it to any of your friends.

I mean, I'm glad people get to be honest with themselves and the world and I understand the difficulty that is involved in breaking the news to close-minded elders and family, but how many years do you need to be close friends with someone before you're on the "coming out personal notification list?" This is depriving us a valuable opportunity to say something like "I'm glad you finally figured out what the rest of us have known for years" or "Wow can she be on my softball team? We need some skill players badly."
 
2012-10-11 10:00:00 AM  
i'm coming out as a musician. anyone want to be in my band??
 
2012-10-11 10:01:55 AM  
Funny thing is? I'm out to everyone except my family.

It's no secret that I'm pansexual amongst my friends or my coworkers (though I'm sure a few haven't really been paying attention, and might be surprised if they heard it).

It's always been my family that causes me the most fear.

I know they'll love me no matter what, but there's a difference between loving me, and accepting me.
 
2012-10-11 10:04:09 AM  

stpauler: Twenty years ago I came out of the closet. I saw a pretty horrible landscape out there. In the liberal state of Minnesota where I lived, it was still a criminal offense to engage in homosexual sex acts.

Then Ellen came out.

Clinton created DADT which at the time was considered by most to be a step in the right direction at least.

A slow progress where we saw things like Lawrence v Texas, Massachusetts legalize marriage, and President Obama repeal DADT and allow us to serve openly. The DNC have even added marriage to their platform for the first time.

Minnesota now has a ballot initiative to define marriage and while I hope it fails, I know that we as a human race will still slowly steamroll over the rest of the bigots until they are on the fringes instead.


I'm about to hit the 20 year mark, too. Should we buy each other presents!?
 
2012-10-11 10:04:40 AM  

PhoenixInFlames: Funny thing is? I'm out to everyone except my family.

It's no secret that I'm pansexual amongst my friends or my coworkers (though I'm sure a few haven't really been paying attention, and might be surprised if they heard it).

It's always been my family that causes me the most fear.

I know they'll love me no matter what, but there's a difference between loving me, and accepting me.


pansexual? u have sex with bread?

does that include pies
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 10:04:52 AM  
I've lived with this too long. I have to do it. So I'm coming out as someone who really doesn't care who you sleep with. Just enjoy life, love who you will, and forget the identity politics. Okay?
 
2012-10-11 10:04:52 AM  
I was born with six fingers on each hand and six toes on one foot.

/They had no bones so they were cut off when I was a baby.
 
2012-10-11 10:04:53 AM  
I like the smell of my own farts.
 
2012-10-11 10:05:03 AM  

PhoenixInFlames: It's no secret that I'm pansexual amongst my friends or my coworkers


Sex with satyrs is bad and unnatural and you should feel bad.
 
2012-10-11 10:06:16 AM  
I am Spartacus.
 
2012-10-11 10:07:38 AM  
I crashed the boat into the dam
 
2012-10-11 10:08:26 AM  

conjecture and hearsay: I like the smell of my own farts.


+1
 
2012-10-11 10:08:30 AM  
I'm atheist and live in the South. Sometimes I think it'd be easier to come out as gay instead of atheist.
 
2012-10-11 10:09:06 AM  

Great Janitor: I crashed the boat into the dam


Is that a euphemism?
 
2012-10-11 10:09:48 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: i'm coming out as a musician. anyone want to be in my band??


Do you need a bass player?
 
2012-10-11 10:10:39 AM  

PhoenixInFlames: Funny thing is? I'm out to everyone except my family.

It's no secret that I'm pansexual amongst my friends or my coworkers (though I'm sure a few haven't really been paying attention, and might be surprised if they heard it).

It's always been my family that causes me the most fear.

I know they'll love me no matter what, but there's a difference between loving me, and accepting me.


Pansexual? Like, Calphalon
 
2012-10-11 10:10:59 AM  

mr_a: I spend $5 every month on some silly website


Know how I know you're gay?
 
2012-10-11 10:11:08 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: pansexual? u have sex with bread?

does that include pies


... wrong 'pan'

Got me to lol, though, so +1
 
2012-10-11 10:11:29 AM  

rdu_voyager: I'm atheist and live in the South. Sometimes I think it'd be easier to come out as gay instead of atheist.


You mean there's a difference? Heretic!
 
2012-10-11 10:12:08 AM  

Diogenes: PhoenixInFlames: It's no secret that I'm pansexual amongst my friends or my coworkers

Sex with satyrs is bad and unnatural and you should feel bad.


Oh the shame...
 
2012-10-11 10:12:11 AM  

Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.


Is it a step forward that I just actually yawned while reading that?

Of course, I live pretty far downtown.
 
2012-10-11 10:12:31 AM  

KingKauff: In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.


I totally came here to post this exact thing.

All joking aside though, have courage to be exactly who you are. Took me years to come to grips with the fact that I'll never be graceful or successfully make pancakes. He loves me anyway though.
 
2012-10-11 10:12:55 AM  
I did some reverse engineering work on a communications protocol and wrote some Linux software to implement that protocol into a programming library. Then I just one day walked away from the whole mess and never looked back.
 
2012-10-11 10:13:02 AM  
I'm black and I don't like watermelon.
 
2012-10-11 10:13:19 AM  
I watch porn...on the internet!
 
2012-10-11 10:13:29 AM  
I poop in urinals.
 
2012-10-11 10:14:20 AM  

Diogenes: PhoenixInFlames: It's no secret that I'm pansexual amongst my friends or my coworkers

Sex with satyrs is bad and unnatural and you should feel bad.


Those hooves are just so sexy.
 
2012-10-11 10:14:48 AM  
Sometimes, when I'm alone, I stick my hands in my armpits and then sniff them.
 
2012-10-11 10:15:02 AM  
What homersexuals might look like:

a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2012-10-11 10:15:31 AM  

Valiente: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

Is it a step forward that I just actually yawned while reading that?

Of course, I live pretty far downtown.


lol, it was huge when it happened for me... I was worried, coming from an Irish Catholic family that I'd be out on my own after that. I think its great that now even up here in the mountains where I live, it's just kind of ok. Mind you, if it had been as socially acceptable when I was in high school, I would have been a total whore.
 
2012-10-11 10:16:45 AM  

ginandbacon: stpauler: Then Ellen came out.

I honestly think Ellen changed the landscape for millions of people. LGBT and allies. We finally felt like there was a chance at getting these conversations out of kitchens and bars and bedrooms and into the public sphere. She deserves a lot of credit for her bravery and ability to completely neutralize any mainstream stigma. The fact that so many of my friends are out now is in large part due to the stand she took and how compelling she was (and is.)


I'm sure that her set of conventionally hot and occasionally straight girlfriends had nothing to do with her "acceptable face of lesbianism" status with the flyover states and People of WalMart who seem to tolerate her Andy of Mayberry-style, homespun dykeness.

Face it, if she showed on the red carpet with an Andrea Dworkin-like bull dyke mountain troll, it wouldn't go down as well. Yeah, I went there.
 
2012-10-11 10:16:59 AM  

kiwimoogle84: I'll never be graceful or successfully make pancakes.


Sounds like you need more practice...

/side of bacon, please
 
2012-10-11 10:17:06 AM  
I.....butt chug box o' wine.
 
2012-10-11 10:17:45 AM  

ADubs86: I'm black and I don't like watermelon.


I really shouldn't have laughed as hard as I did at that. Sorry dude.

*snerk*
 
2012-10-11 10:19:38 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: i'm coming out as a musician. anyone want to be in my band??


t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-11 10:19:55 AM  
I'm straight, but I haven't gotten laid in long enough that I'm embarrassed to admit it. Don't ask how long, I'll probably lie.
 
2012-10-11 10:22:02 AM  
I'm not this cool in real life. I'm a lot more cooler.
 
2012-10-11 10:22:40 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: I'm straight, but I haven't gotten laid in long enough that I'm embarrassed to admit it. Don't ask how long, I'll probably lie.


I'm gay and it's been years, if that makes you feel any better.

Us pariahs got to stick together!
 
2012-10-11 10:23:05 AM  

Diogenes: I.....butt chug box o' wine.


The preferred term is "cardbordeaux."
 
2012-10-11 10:23:15 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: I'm straight, but I haven't gotten laid in long enough that I'm embarrassed to admit it. Don't ask how long, I'll probably lie.


It couldn't be longer than my dry spell.
 
2012-10-11 10:23:20 AM  
My wife says she'd go lesbo for scarlett johansson
 
2012-10-11 10:24:50 AM  
I'm the one who farted in the elevator this morning.
 
2012-10-11 10:25:27 AM  
I think coming out is stupid. Unless you're attracted to someone what concern is it? It's just as stupid as other people trying to keep you from dating people to whom you are mutually attracted.
 
2012-10-11 10:27:10 AM  
I unironically enjoy the film Howard the Duck.

/Just...just leave me alone for a while
//I need to make peace with this at my own pace
 
2012-10-11 10:28:14 AM  

Great Janitor: I crashed the boat into the dam


I broke the dam.
 
2012-10-11 10:30:13 AM  

thelordofcheese: I think coming out is stupid. Unless you're attracted to someone what concern is it? It's just as stupid as other people trying to keep you from dating people to whom you are mutually attracted.


It means something different for each person. For some, it's no big deal because everyone figured it out already. For some, there may be negative consequences - with friends, family, work, etc.

It's not always a big announcement with a party and pink streamers. For me, it was a decision to be honest about it if asked. Otherwise it was no one's business. But that is just one example of coming out.
 
2012-10-11 10:30:56 AM  
In response to this I'm announcing tomorrow to be national "staying in" day. Don't bother putting on pants people, it will be a national holiday, and every just sits around the house like welfare recipients.

Now what's all this about gay people?
 
2012-10-11 10:35:19 AM  

Public Savant: I watch porn...on the internet!


I've never seen porn
 
2012-10-11 10:38:09 AM  
I'm a lesbian.
 
2012-10-11 10:38:10 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: I'm straight, but I haven't gotten laid in long enough that I'm embarrassed to admit it. Don't ask how long, I'll probably lie.


That's why Jesus invented fleshlights, hookers, and last call, kiddo.
 
2012-10-11 10:39:43 AM  
Walt Groggins plays an ugly big tittied tranny.
 
2012-10-11 10:40:42 AM  
I'm still gay.
 
2012-10-11 10:40:50 AM  
I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(
 
2012-10-11 10:41:00 AM  

thelordofcheese: I think coming out is stupid. Unless you're attracted to someone what concern is it? It's just as stupid as other people trying to keep you from dating people to whom you are mutually attracted.


it's very important for celebrities, so that we know when to stop watching any movies containing them. or shows on TV with them. or guest appearances on Conan, etc..
 
2012-10-11 10:42:08 AM  
I still grapple with the fact I'm a nobody, I've always been a nobody, and if I'm not somebody by now, it ain't gonna happen. Damn shame about that. We coulda had fun. 
 
2012-10-11 10:42:18 AM  

WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(


Divorce can be a blessing. I'm sorry :(
 
2012-10-11 10:43:30 AM  

WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(


That's not marriage. That's a roommate.
 
2012-10-11 10:44:00 AM  
I am a raging lesbian trapped in a man's body
 
2012-10-11 10:45:57 AM  

susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.


We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.
 
2012-10-11 10:47:56 AM  
I shiat on myself in 1st grade
 
2012-10-11 10:48:49 AM  

WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.

We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.


I'd say let it go. You both need to find someone who makes you happy. If you're staying together for the sake of children, you're not doing your kids any favors, as they learn a lot about how relationships work from watching you two.
 
2012-10-11 10:50:37 AM  

susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.


Count me as one of the confused. Why are you still in high school????
/Sorry, couldn't resist
 
2012-10-11 10:52:50 AM  
I watch "Let's Make a Deal" because I like tossing it to that Tiffany chick

Once, when traveling through Alabama I had this strange compulsion to watch incest porn

I have only seen one episode of 'Firefly', and that was after watching the movie

My one man show was 90% shirtless

I dream of committing genocide against mahogany trees

My dorm room in college was full of posters celebrating alpacas and Webster
 
2012-10-11 10:52:53 AM  

WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.

We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.


I second that notion. I've been trying to talk several male friends out of their miserable marriages for a while now. Y'all are some stubborn motherfarkers.
 
2012-10-11 10:53:03 AM  

hershy799: susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.

Count me as one of the confused. Why are you still in high school????
/Sorry, couldn't resist


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-11 10:53:39 AM  

susansto-helit: WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.

We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.

I'd say let it go. You both need to find someone who makes you happy. If you're staying together for the sake of children, you're not doing your kids any favors, as they learn a lot about how relationships work from watching you two.


There are no kids. We're both in our 50's, so I guess we both figure it's to late to start all over again. I have considered finding a "fark" buddy from time to time though.
 
2012-10-11 10:54:06 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Diogenes: I.....butt chug box o' wine.

The preferred term is "cardbordeaux."


I am so going to steal that.
 
2012-10-11 10:54:08 AM  

Great Janitor: I watch "Let's Make a Deal" because I like tossing it to that Tiffany chick

Once, when traveling through Alabama I had this strange compulsion to watch incest porn

I have only seen one episode of 'Firefly', and that was after watching the movie

My one man show was 90% shirtless

I dream of committing genocide against mahogany trees

My dorm room in college was full of posters celebrating alpacas and Webster


GAH!

...one...episode...of firefly...AFTER THE MOVIE?!?!?

I am deeply offended by this. Get on that, or I'll find you and force you to watch it a la Clockwork Orange.

Best. Show. Ever.
 
2012-10-11 10:58:27 AM  

rdu_voyager: I'm atheist and live in the South. Sometimes I think it'd be easier to come out as gay instead of atheist.


There's at least one other atheist in your city: me. And I feel your pain.

I'm not particularly secretive about it (my Facebook profile lists "nonpracticing atheist") but neither am I forceful. Though during the derpfest in May about our anti-gay-marriage amendment I considered converting to a Hitchens-style obnoxious-asshole atheist.
 
2012-10-11 11:00:29 AM  

Great Janitor: I am a raging lesbian trapped in a man's body


I'm a raging homo trapped in a woman's body. We should hook up.
 
2012-10-11 11:01:09 AM  

WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.

We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.

I'd say let it go. You both need to find someone who makes you happy. If you're staying together for the sake of children, you're not doing your kids any favors, as they learn a lot about how relationships work from watching you two.

There are no kids. We're both in our 50's, so I guess we both figure it's to late to start all over again. I have considered finding a "fark" buddy from time to time though.


There's a school of thought saying: if your relationship is critically strained by sexual incompatibility, might as well try an open relationship, as the worst that could happen is the relationship ends somewhat sooner and for different reasons.

How well that works in practice I have no idea.
 
2012-10-11 11:02:16 AM  

WTFDYW: There are no kids. We're both in our 50's, so I guess we both figure it's to late to start all over again. I have considered finding a "fark" buddy from time to time though.


It's never too late. I know it's hard, and it's terrifying, but you'll move on, and one day you'll meet someone new that will think you're the most awesome thing ever, and it will have all been worth it.

More to the point, I've never actually told this to anyone except my ex-wife, current fiance, and brother, but I'm a straight-identified male who is occasionally attracted to other men.

This is probably not the best place to come out, but since I've been stuck at home recovering form a surgery, it'll have to do.
 
2012-10-11 11:02:48 AM  
I live ever in hope of the day when I can say with some kind of certainty that I've had actual sex and can therefore come out as something other than "virgin."
 
2012-10-11 11:02:57 AM  
Should we have a National Coming In Night with a choice of orifices to chose from?
 
2012-10-11 11:03:20 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: rdu_voyager: I'm atheist and live in the South. Sometimes I think it'd be easier to come out as gay instead of atheist.

There's at least one other atheist in your city: me. And I feel your pain.

I'm not particularly secretive about it (my Facebook profile lists "nonpracticing atheist") but neither am I forceful. Though during the derpfest in May about our anti-gay-marriage amendment I considered converting to a Hitchens-style obnoxious-asshole atheist.


Hey! Someone from my neck of the woods.
 
2012-10-11 11:06:09 AM  

Lusiphur: WTFDYW: There are no kids. We're both in our 50's, so I guess we both figure it's to late to start all over again. I have considered finding a "fark" buddy from time to time though.

It's never too late. I know it's hard, and it's terrifying, but you'll move on, and one day you'll meet someone new that will think you're the most awesome thing ever, and it will have all been worth it.

More to the point, I've never actually told this to anyone except my ex-wife, current fiance, and brother, but I'm a straight-identified male who is occasionally attracted to other men.

This is probably not the best place to come out, but since I've been stuck at home recovering form a surgery, it'll have to do.


I lived a very passable hetero life in denial. It's not a healthy existence. The most important "coming out" is to yourself. Welcome, friend.

And heal up soon.
 
2012-10-11 11:13:32 AM  
Yay, my first greenlight!

I'm straight, but I consider myself an ally; I've have had several gay friends and been to like five pride festivals over the years. I just love the fact that fewer and fewer people seem to be opposed to homosexuality (and in particular, equal rights for same-sex couples). Maybe one day we'll live in a world where there doesn't need to be a "national coming out day" because nobody will need to be in the closet in the first place.
 
2012-10-11 11:13:52 AM  

Diogenes: I lived a very passable hetero life in denial. It's not a healthy existence. The most important "coming out" is to yourself. Welcome, friend.

And heal up soon.


Thanks!

I'm still comfortable being outwardly hetero for all intents and purposes, which is why I've never bothered to "come out" so to speak, but if pushed I'll gladly describe myself as a little queer around the edges.

I'm just glad we've finally gotten to the point as a society where I can identify what I am and not feel like a complete misfit in every camp. When I came out to my brother, he asked why I didn't come out as bi. I told him I'd feel that was too much rounding, since I can't ever see myself in a romantic relationship with a guy.

So anyway, to cut this CSB short, umm....wooo!
 
2012-10-11 11:15:32 AM  
It's true. I am a dude who likes dudes.
 
2012-10-11 11:16:22 AM  

susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.


you're still in high school?
 
2012-10-11 11:17:00 AM  

plc5_250: Jon iz teh kewl: i'm coming out as a musician. anyone want to be in my band??

Do you need a bass player?


Do you play largemouth or smallmouth?
 
2012-10-11 11:17:49 AM  
I've "come out" as bisexual to my friends and my sister over the last couple of years but not my parents yet - not because I don't think they wouldn't be supportive, but because at this point I'd rather it not be a big event. If they ask me I'll tell them but I if I wouldn't make a big deal over being straight why should I make a big deal over being bisexual.

That said, it was definitely a struggle from middle school through college (I'm 27 now) always having that information in the back of your head and not feeling like you can confide it to the people you are supposed to be close with. It undoubtedly ruined my last relationship because I felt like I was lying to my girlfriend every day I didn't tell her. Not fun.

Long story short (too late) I can say that being honest about that part of myself, while not broadcasting to to the world, has made a world of difference to my personal wellbeing and enjoyment of life. So, if anyone is on the fence about coming out - I would definitely say DO IT, even if it's just to one person.

/CSB 
//Hoping my lunch date today goes well *wink wink*
///slashies
 
2012-10-11 11:17:53 AM  
I caused the great housing market crash, and told Bear Stearns how to get away with a trillion of your dollars.
 
2012-10-11 11:18:31 AM  
poop is coming out.
 
2012-10-11 11:20:03 AM  
I kissed a girl and she didn't taste anything like cherry chap-stick....more like rum and falafel.

That Katy Perry is full of shiat.
 
2012-10-11 11:20:36 AM  

miss diminutive: I kissed a girl and she didn't taste anything like cherry chap-stick....more like rum and falafel.

That Katy Perry is full of shiat.


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2012-10-11 11:22:28 AM  
I wasn't born this way.
 
2012-10-11 11:23:11 AM  

rdu_voyager: I'm atheist and live in the South. Sometimes I think it'd be easier to come out as gay instead of atheist.


I'm a gay atheist and your right most people are ok with sucking dick but not that you don't have imaginary friends.
 
2012-10-11 11:24:54 AM  

jack21221: Yay, my first greenlight!

I'm straight, but I consider myself an ally; I've have had several gay friends and been to like five pride festivals over the years. I just love the fact that fewer and fewer people seem to be opposed to homosexuality (and in particular, equal rights for same-sex couples). Maybe one day we'll live in a world where there doesn't need to be a "national coming out day" because nobody will need to be in the closet in the first place.


Schools are the last frontier. If kids can feel completely comfortable in their own sexuality/gender at a young age, it'll lead to much better mental health in the future and a better society. This isn't a statement against bullying necessarily--kids are cruel and bullying will probably always exist to some extent. But bashing kids for perceived queerness needs to get parity with bashing kids for being black or Latino: socially repugnant.

Marriage is a huge piece of that puzzle. Kids must know they can have a bright, happy future ahead of them if they seek it.
 
2012-10-11 11:26:04 AM  
For those of you coming out:

The only people who are gonna give you hell about being gay are jackasses. Consider yourself lucky - you have a built-in jackass detector.

Personally, I think the idea of gay sex is icky, but chances are I do some stuff that y'all would think is icky, too.

Just don't be one of those overly-gay "I have to make a comment every ten minutes that indicates my sexual preference to everyone around me" people. Being gay is not a license for AWing.


/end PSA
 
2012-10-11 11:26:16 AM  
I liked Voyager and Enterprise
 
2012-10-11 11:26:25 AM  

stpauler: Twenty years ago I came out of the closet. I saw a pretty horrible landscape out there. In the liberal state of Minnesota where I lived, it was still a criminal offense to engage in homosexual sex acts.

Then Ellen came out.

Clinton created DADT which at the time was considered by most to be a step in the right direction at least.

A slow progress where we saw things like Lawrence v Texas, Massachusetts legalize marriage, and President Obama repeal DADT and allow us to serve openly. The DNC have even added marriage to their platform for the first time.

Minnesota now has a ballot initiative to define marriage and while I hope it fails, I know that we as a human race will still slowly steamroll over the rest of the bigots until they are on the fringes instead.


I feel as though I should apologize on behalf of the other half of Minnesotans for the fact that this is on the ballot.

/and that I should apologize to the nation for Michelle Bachman
 
2012-10-11 11:27:11 AM  
In 30 U.S. states, "National Coming Out Day" might be more appropiately known as "Your Queer Ass Is Fired Eve".
 
2012-10-11 11:27:34 AM  

miss diminutive: I kissed a girl and she didn't taste anything like cherry chap-stick....more like rum and falafel.

That Katy Perry is full of shiat.


Yeah. Everyone knows Burt's Bees is where it's at.
 
2012-10-11 11:28:43 AM  
I am a white heterosexual male... AKA the new minority.
 
2012-10-11 11:30:39 AM  

thelordofcheese: Great Janitor: I crashed the boat into the dam

I broke the dam.


Does that mean I can't get on the dam tour? Who is going to answer all my dam questions?
 
2012-10-11 11:32:12 AM  

Lusiphur: I told him I'd feel that was too much rounding, since I can't ever see myself in a romantic relationship with a guy.


Why not?
 
2012-10-11 11:34:45 AM  

kiwimoogle84: WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.

We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.

I second that notion. I've been trying to talk several male friends out of their miserable marriages for a while now. Y'all are some stubborn motherfarkers.


Divorce is a very expensive unknown - especially if there are minor children in the mix somewhere.
 
2012-10-11 11:34:59 AM  

kimwim: Great Janitor: I am a raging lesbian trapped in a man's body

I'm a raging homo trapped in a woman's body. We should hook up.


Not sure if serious...

But actually, yes. I've lived a whole lotta years as a typical (though "sensitive") heterosexual male. The past few, for reasons not particularly important right now, I've started exploring crossdressing, and found that there is a very strong but (heretofore) quiet part of my psyche that identifies as female...but as a lesbian. Strongly enough that I've considered some body modification to allow me to more naturally allow me to switch back and forth my outward persona to match who I feel like each day.

There are only about a half-dozen people who know this. A few of my close female friends, one of my exes, and my wife. My son knows I'm a CD, but I haven't come to grips with myself enough to let him see me in feminine clothing outside of what I might wear to sleep in.

There's something about being genuinely called a "good girl" that just makes me blush happily to my core. But I also have no emotional attraction to men, even in my femme persona. I'd rather have a woman ride me with a strap-on than actually be sexually with a(nother) guy.

I just wish my wife were willing. She tries to be supportive, at least as far as some in-private dressing is concerned, but I didn't discover this until long after we were married and had a son...so it's been a major contributing strain on everything in our relationship. (Though there've been plenty of other things adding to the stress...) But *her* past is such that...well, that's another story. And I've been told in no uncertain terms that if I embark on any hormone therapy or body modification, that the marriage will be over...not out of meanness, but to her I would no longer be the person she married (which is true, at least for the physical aspect of things) and marriage equality doesn't exist where we live.

So for the TL;DR version, I'm exclusively attracted to women emotionally and sexually, just like any other genetic heterosexual male, but my gender identity is fluid enough to be taboo.
 
2012-10-11 11:38:09 AM  

EZ Writer: I am a white heterosexual male... AKA the new minority.


helpwe'rebeingoppressed.jpg
 
2012-10-11 11:38:45 AM  

PabloHosehead: I'd rather have a woman ride me with a strap-on than actually be sexually with a(nother) guy.


that's hot
 
2012-10-11 11:38:56 AM  
This explains my cousin's Facebook post this morning. But it's not like we all didn't already know.
 
2012-10-11 11:39:38 AM  

plc5_250: kiwimoogle84: WTFDYW: susansto-helit: WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(

That's not marriage. That's a roommate housemate.

We haven't slept in the same room for that long either.

I second that notion. I've been trying to talk several male friends out of their miserable marriages for a while now. Y'all are some stubborn motherfarkers.

Divorce is a very expensive unknown - especially if there are minor children in the mix somewhere.


He said he didn't.

And divorce is better than misery.

I can always earn more money. I can't get those miserable years back.
 
2012-10-11 11:39:39 AM  

Cythraul: Lusiphur: I told him I'd feel that was too much rounding, since I can't ever see myself in a romantic relationship with a guy.

Why not?


Not entirely sure I can explain it, or even really wrap my own mind around it. It just doesn't feel right. Or maybe I've just never met a man who I was both attracted to and felt like I could be with. Hell, I've only met a handful of women who fit both criteria, so it never stuck me as being terribly shocking. Or maybe it's a latent social stigma that I can't quite recognize, let alone get over. Either way, being in a committed relationship at the moment, it's not really an issue so I guess I don't spend a lot of time thinking about the whys.

I guess I always felt it would be like asking a gay man why they don't want to find a nice girl and settle down. It's all brain chemicals and unicorn farts.
 
2012-10-11 11:41:04 AM  

EZ Writer: I am a white heterosexual male... AKA the new minority.


What are your feelings towards nuts and gum? 

/also part of "the new minority"
 
2012-10-11 11:44:04 AM  
I sharted at work the other day. Celiac disease is an asshole.
 
2012-10-11 11:45:05 AM  

Cybernetic: miss diminutive: I kissed a girl and she didn't taste anything like cherry chap-stick....more like rum and falafel.

That Katy Perry is full of shiat.

Pics or it didn't happen.


imageshack.us 

/quick and very dirty
 
2012-10-11 11:47:34 AM  

PabloHosehead: I'd rather have a woman ride me with a strap-on than actually be sexually with a(nother) guy.


I feel the same way about my wife.

/thankfully neither is happening, AFAIK
 
2012-10-11 11:49:48 AM  
In my personal experience, one's orientation can change at various times in one's life. I've known I was bi since pretty early on, and even when I was strictly one way I still knew the possibility was there.

Confusing? Sort of. Add to that, I came out the year Ellen did (I guess it was "the effect") , lived strictly gay for a couple of years, then drifted back towards hetero, met a woman whom I spent 7 wonderful years with. Currently dating women, but who knows about tomorrow? Frankly it doesn't much matter to me as long as it makes me happy.

My advice to those who are playing it "down low" is go ahead, jump in the deep end, come out. It's a great feeling.
 
2012-10-11 11:50:50 AM  

EZ Writer: I am a white heterosexual male... AKA the new minority.


Would you honestly trade that to be any other combination of race, sex, or orientation? It's frickin' sweet to be a white heterosexual male.
 
2012-10-11 11:54:28 AM  

elementalogic: What are your feelings towards nuts and gum? 

/also part of "the new minority"


Together at last!

jack21221: Would you honestly trade that to be any other combination of race, sex, or orientation? It's frickin' sweet to be a white heterosexual male.


Nope... I'm perfectly happy with my drawing in the birth pool. Except as someone pointed out in another thread, it would be pretty sweet to be reincarnated as a lesbian. I'd still get to have sex with women, AND I'd be able to hit from the red tees. If that isn't win/win, I don't know what is...
 
2012-10-11 11:55:19 AM  

Barnstormer: In my personal experience, one's orientation can change at various times in one's life. I've known I was bi since pretty early on, and even when I was strictly one way I still knew the possibility was there.

Confusing? Sort of. Add to that, I came out the year Ellen did (I guess it was "the effect") , lived strictly gay for a couple of years, then drifted back towards hetero, met a woman whom I spent 7 wonderful years with. Currently dating women, but who knows about tomorrow? Frankly it doesn't much matter to me as long as it makes me happy.

My advice to those who are playing it "down low" is go ahead, jump in the deep end, come out. It's a great feeling.


Good for you. I dated a man who at one point had a romantic relationship with another man at one point, because if he never did, he'd never know for sure how hetero he was.

I wish people wouldn't be so homophobic. Who someone loves is their own business.
 
2012-10-11 11:56:07 AM  
I'm a paraplegic stuck in an able persons body. I don't actually believe that, but I do feel trapped in the wrong body and suffer from body dysphoria which is very similar to the sense of gender dysphoria experienced by transsexuals. Everything below a certain line (including my genitals) feels foreign. I could bore everyone with a scientific explanation of what causes dysphoria in the brain, but I doubt anyone cares.
 
2012-10-11 11:57:29 AM  

WTFDYW: There are no kids. We're both in our 50's, so I guess we both figure it's to late to start all over again. I have considered finding a "fark" buddy from time to time though.


It sounds like you still have sexual desire, perhaps still for her, and she has none. If she cares enough about you to stay in your life, she should care enough to enter therapy (couples or solo) to be at least able to express why that is. Spouses are not supposed to be unilaterally opposed to doing anything whatsoever that the other spouse wants... that's not exactly a partnership. I doubt that she's just being a jerk; there is an underlying problem or set of problems at play.

Now that being said my wife and I are in our mid-30s with three little kids; I don't know what it is like to be 50 something. However, most couples experience their lowest relationship satisfaction at my point in their marriage, but wife and I are completely happy together and continue to have frequent sex. We talk about it regularly and do our best to stay on the same page on our relationship. I hope that, if you both want to be together, that this drought can be overcome to your mutual benefit.
 
2012-10-11 12:04:28 PM  
I'm toying with the idea of coming out to my office co-workers. Like they don't know already. A three martini lunch would really help this along.
 
2012-10-11 12:06:47 PM  

vabeard: I'm toying with the idea of coming out to my office co-workers. Like they don't know already. A three martini lunch would really help this along.


I wholly encourage that lunch. Martini's are awesome.
 
2012-10-11 12:07:19 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-11 12:09:46 PM  

kiwimoogle84: vabeard: I'm toying with the idea of coming out to my office co-workers. Like they don't know already. A three martini lunch would really help this along.

I wholly encourage that lunch. Martini's are awesome.


Bombay Sapphire. With salad.
 
2012-10-11 12:10:43 PM  

Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.


You know how I know you're gay?
 
2012-10-11 12:15:22 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen... despite my long-standing login, I remain steadfastly, enthusiastically, monumentally straight.

For the record, it's always been a Blues Brothers movie reference. (Also, the connotations of the word "fabulous" were somewhat different 10 years ago.)

And now you know.
 
2012-10-11 12:16:58 PM  

kimwim: kiwimoogle84: vabeard: I'm toying with the idea of coming out to my office co-workers. Like they don't know already. A three martini lunch would really help this along.

I wholly encourage that lunch. Martini's are awesome.

Bombay Sapphire. With salad.


I go Vodak martinis. Usually Ketel one. Never been a fan of gin- though in bartending I came up with the brilliance of watermelon martinis- freeze watermelon cubes and shake with those instead of ice, with sweet vermouth and grapes on a stick instead of olives.
 
2012-10-11 12:20:02 PM  

miss diminutive: Cybernetic: miss diminutive: I kissed a girl and she didn't taste anything like cherry chap-stick....more like rum and falafel.

That Katy Perry is full of shiat.

Pics or it didn't happen.

[imageshack.us image 396x592] 

/quick and very dirty


That's what I get for not being more specific.
 
2012-10-11 12:21:36 PM  
I'm a crossdressing atheist panty sniffing republican and I like beastiality porn .

/One of those is not true.
 
2012-10-11 12:23:43 PM  

dstanley: I feel as though I should apologize on behalf of the other half of Minnesotans for the fact that this is on the ballot.

/and that I should apologize to the nation for Michelle Bachman


Seconded

/Vote No!
 
2012-10-11 12:25:35 PM  
I came out of the house for the first time in 10 days this morning.
 
2012-10-11 12:27:48 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: My wife says she'd go lesbo for scarlett johansson


Your mom said the same thing.
 
2012-10-11 12:36:04 PM  

This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?


My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?
 
2012-10-11 12:37:02 PM  

Lusiphur: It's never too late. I know it's hard, and it's terrifying, but you'll move on, and one day you'll meet someone new that will think you're the most awesome thing ever, and it will have all been worth it.

More to the point, I've never actually told this to anyone except my ex-wife, current fiance, and brother, but I'm a straight-identified male who is occasionally attracted to other men.

This is probably not the best place to come out, but since I've been stuck at home recovering form a surgery, it'll have to do.


I'm probably about the same as you are, sexually.

I hate to define emotions but if I had to I'd say that I'm about 90% hetero. I often find myself attracted to other men, however never sexually. I'll find them attractive if they are strong, confident guys and yeah, I'll admit that I'll find them attractive if they are good looking and have good bodies. However, I never fantasize about being with another guy sexually. And it's not because I'm repressing anything. I spent years searching my heart before I finally understood how I felt.

Thing is, I'm really happy with the way I am. I love being with women in all ways. But I love being around guys too, especially guys I'm slightly attracted to. I've considered what a relationship with a guy might be like, but since I have no desire to even kiss another guy I've never bothered to pursue that. To me, a relationship with another guy would be a very close friendship. And in some ways I have that with some of my friends. Perhaps it seems dishonest to some that I'm hanging out with guys I'm attracted to and not telling them but it's not like I'm going to take advantage of them. Plus most of the guys I hang out with are, like me, very secure in their sexuality and not bothered by the idea of male contact as long as it isn't intimate.

The only person I've ever told this to is my mum, who has never judged me or treated me any different for it.
 
2012-10-11 12:38:14 PM  
I came out as bisexual 2 years ago

(my wife knew for decades)

My friends' response was exactly what it should be

"so what ?" - nobody that mattered cared at all. It is only relevant to your partner. Society does not care (unless you live in a repressive society in which case - I suggest moving)
 
2012-10-11 12:42:21 PM  

kimwim: [www.truthwinsout.org image 500x333]
^me


/Tried to post the pink triangle enclosed by the green ring on wiki, but fark didn't like it.


Is that like the white stripes version of the gay pride logo?
 
2012-10-11 12:47:04 PM  
Cythraul This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?


Rob Halford? Is that you? Always liked you better than Tim "The Ripper" Owens.

/welcome to favorites
 
2012-10-11 12:48:07 PM  

Cythraul: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?


Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.
 
2012-10-11 12:48:44 PM  

This Looks Fun: Cythraul: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?

Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.


Jesus Christ...
 
2012-10-11 12:51:36 PM  
If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.
 
2012-10-11 12:52:56 PM  

colon_pow: If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.


Hot. And does your wife know you're so dedicated to her happiness?
 
2012-10-11 12:53:09 PM  
This Looks Fun
This Looks Fun: Cythraul: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?

Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.

Jesus Christ...


There could NEVER BE BETTER PLACEMENT for the filters to catch you. I'm laughing my head off over here. My coworkers are looking at me like I'm completely crackers.

/meh, who's to say I'm not
 
2012-10-11 12:55:53 PM  

This Looks Fun: This Looks Fun: Cythraul:

Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.

Jesus Christ...


OMG ... TOO funny!
 
2012-10-11 12:56:32 PM  
Filterpwned!
 
2012-10-11 12:57:02 PM  

Enigmamf: Is that like the white stripes version of the gay pride logo?


Link to the straight ally page on wiki.
 
2012-10-11 12:57:50 PM  

factoryconnection: WTFDYW: There are no kids. We're both in our 50's, so I guess we both figure it's to late to start all over again. I have considered finding a "fark" buddy from time to time though.

It sounds like you still have sexual desire, perhaps still for her, and she has none. If she cares enough about you to stay in your life, she should care enough to enter therapy (couples or solo) to be at least able to express why that is. Spouses are not supposed to be unilaterally opposed to doing anything whatsoever that the other spouse wants... that's not exactly a partnership. I doubt that she's just being a jerk; there is an underlying problem or set of problems at play.

Now that being said my wife and I are in our mid-30s with three little kids; I don't know what it is like to be 50 something. However, most couples experience their lowest relationship satisfaction at my point in their marriage, but wife and I are completely happy together and continue to have frequent sex. We talk about it regularly and do our best to stay on the same page on our relationship. I hope that, if you both want to be together, that this drought can be overcome to your mutual benefit.


Oh I definately have the desire. The problem started when menopause set in for her. Her desire went down hill fast. We just don't talk about it anymore. We still love each other very much, there's just no matress mamba.
 
2012-10-11 12:58:24 PM  

kiwimoogle84: This Looks Fun
This Looks Fun: Cythraul: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?

Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.

Jesus Christ...

There could NEVER BE BETTER PLACEMENT for the filters to catch you. I'm laughing my head off over here. My coworkers are looking at me like I'm completely crackers.

/meh, who's to say I'm not


Weeners? What was the original word?
 
2012-10-11 01:02:17 PM  
Weeners? What was the original word?

I think it's p 0 5 t. Not sure. Either that or Boobies.

/ t3h l337. 1 5p33|
 
2012-10-11 01:02:18 PM  
I'm not wearing pants.
 
2012-10-11 01:02:58 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Weeners? What was the original word?

I think it's p 0 5 t. Not sure. Either that or Boobies.

/ t3h l337. 1 5p33|


dang, those filters are smart.

/weeners and gonads
 
2012-10-11 01:03:56 PM  

kiwimoogle84: kiwimoogle84: Weeners? What was the original word?

I think it's p 0 5 t. Not sure. Either that or Boobies.

/ t3h l337. 1 5p33|

dang, those filters are smart.

/weeners and gonads


Now I'm even more confused.
 
2012-10-11 01:05:24 PM  
bat and spheres
 
2012-10-11 01:06:36 PM  
Cythraul

kiwimoogle84: kiwimoogle84: Weeners? What was the original word?

I think it's p 0 5 t. Not sure. Either that or Boobies.

/ t3h l337. 1 5p33|

dang, those filters are smart.

/weeners and gonads

Now I'm even more confused. 

if you write the words *first* and *p0st* tother, it says Boobies.

I think he meant to say *last* and *p0st* together. The filters just mess with you.
 
2012-10-11 01:09:12 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Cythraul

kiwimoogle84: kiwimoogle84: Weeners? What was the original word?

I think it's p 0 5 t. Not sure. Either that or Boobies.

/ t3h l337. 1 5p33|

dang, those filters are smart.
/weeners and gonads

Now I'm even more confused. 

if you write the words *first* and *p0st* tother, it says Boobies.

I think he meant to say *last* and *p0st* together. The filters just mess with you.


Now it all makes sense.
 
2012-10-11 01:09:33 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'm a raging heterosexual.

/Feels so good to get that off my chest


And on hers.

/ba-zing
 
2012-10-11 01:09:57 PM  
Boobies last post Boobies last post

pick one!

I can't!
 
2012-10-11 01:11:41 PM  
well I tried. So it's "f1rst resp0nse" that triggers da weeners, eh?

Weeners
 
2012-10-11 01:11:43 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Now I'm even more confused.

if you write the words *first* and *p0st* tother, it says Boobies.

I think he meant to say *last* and *p0st* together. The filters just mess with you.


"Initial" is the word that, when used before "post" will invoke the "weeners" filter.

A funny one is when you write the hull number of an aircraft carrier (CVN) out, say the USS Teddy Roosevelt (72):coont2

The filter is so smart that it reads the "v" as a "u," deletes the space, and 1337 re-spells the 7 into a "t."
 
2012-10-11 01:12:41 PM  
I'm bi. So's my husband. We both grew up in very repressive churchy-type families. For most of our lives, we've been the only ones who knew about each other. Nowadays, my sisters and his mom know and are all okay with it. I haven't said anything to my mom, but not because I care what she'd think. Quite the opposite, actually... I don't give enough of a flying fark to waste my time and energy bothering with the argument.
 
2012-10-11 01:12:53 PM  
Whoops, that would be #71 there, for the TR... not that it is particularly important to this example.
 
2012-10-11 01:13:09 PM  

factoryconnection: kiwimoogle84: Now I'm even more confused.

if you write the words *first* and *p0st* tother, it says Boobies.

I think he meant to say *last* and *p0st* together. The filters just mess with you.

"Initial" is the word that, when used before "post" will invoke the "weeners" filter.

A funny one is when you write the hull number of an aircraft carrier (CVN) out, say the USS Teddy Roosevelt (72):coont2

The filter is so smart that it reads the "v" as a "u," deletes the space, and 1337 re-spells the 7 into a "t."


Why would 'initial post' cause a filter replacement?
 
2012-10-11 01:14:42 PM  
I enjoyed Adam Sandler movies when I was a kid.

There, I said it.
 
2012-10-11 01:14:54 PM  

factoryconnection: Whoops, that would be #71 there, for the TR... not that it is particularly important to this example.


As a TR alumn, I appreciate the correction...
 
2012-10-11 01:16:30 PM  
I'm a proud West Virginian who:

-Is Athiest
-Hates coal
-Supports Obama


.....brb, there's someone at the door.....
 
2012-10-11 01:17:36 PM  

Cythraul: colon_pow: If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.

Hot. And does your wife know you're so dedicated to her happiness?


yes, but she's not into that sort of thing. at all.
 
2012-10-11 01:18:23 PM  
Cythraul

factoryconnection: kiwimoogle84: Now I'm even more confused.

if you write the words *first* and *p0st* tother, it says Boobies.

I think he meant to say *last* and *p0st* together. The filters just mess with you.

"Initial" is the word that, when used before "post" will invoke the "weeners" filter.

A funny one is when you write the hull number of an aircraft carrier (CVN) out, say the USS Teddy Roosevelt (72):coont2

The filter is so smart that it reads the "v" as a "u," deletes the space, and 1337 re-spells the 7 into a "t."

Why would 'initial post' cause a filter replacement?



Because there are doofus morons out there who care about writing the initial remark, that's why. I used to read texts from last night, until I remembered I'm not prepubescent, and the only people who comment on them write "initial remarking, yay (except they actually write what gets caught in the filter)!!!" or make terrible your mom jokes. I think drew got tired of it and it became funny.
 
2012-10-11 01:19:31 PM  
I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM
 
2012-10-11 01:19:48 PM  

Bruxellensis: I enjoyed Adam Sandler movies when I was a kid.

There, I said it.


Why is that hard to admit? Happy Gilmore is one of the greatest movies ever made. Right behind The Godfather and somewhere near The Untouchables.

/been watching lots of mafia movies recently
 
2012-10-11 01:20:40 PM  

Diogenes: thelordofcheese: I think coming out is stupid. Unless you're attracted to someone what concern is it? It's just as stupid as other people trying to keep you from dating people to whom you are mutually attracted.

It means something different for each person. For some, it's no big deal because everyone figured it out already. For some, there may be negative consequences - with friends, family, work, etc.

It's not always a big announcement with a party and pink streamers. For me, it was a decision to be honest about it if asked. Otherwise it was no one's business. But that is just one example of coming out.




I'm guessing if people are asking you if you're gay...it is probably not necessary to come out

/nttawwt
//RIP flaming uncle jimmy (no one ever had to ask him!)
 
2012-10-11 01:23:35 PM  

KingKauff: In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.


img189.imageshack.us
"I am your beat priestess and it's time to confess"

"I voted Republican once. "
 
2012-10-11 01:30:17 PM  
I'm actually somewhat moral...
 
2012-10-11 01:41:07 PM  

victrin: I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM


victrin

You're video was beautiful .... Enjoy TotalFark
 
2012-10-11 01:41:13 PM  

This Looks Fun: Cythraul: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?

Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.


Best. Filterpwn. EVER.
 
2012-10-11 01:41:50 PM  
YOUR***

ugh
 
2012-10-11 01:42:05 PM  

hershy799: susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.

Count me as one of the confused. Why are you still in high school????


There are a lot of people, some of whom post in these Fark threads, that don't see bisexuality as a real thing. They'll argue that men can't be bi, for example, or that bisexuals are "really gay" but "in denial."

Or, if you're bisexual, you'll tell your gay friend that you're bi, and he'll say, "Yeah, I used to be bi, too" or "Yeah, I used to think I was bi, too." A lot of people in the LBGTQ community think bisexuality is just a "waystation" before a person becomes "fully gay" or "realizes that they were gay all along."

And, to be fair, this does SOMETIMES happen. Some gay period do go through a period where they think they're bisexual before they realize that they were really exclusively gay all along, and some people's orientation does change over time. The problem lies in assuming that that's how it works for every bisexual, and therefore expecting a bisexual to stop being bisexual eventually.

/Sorry if I ruined the joke by explaining it
//But there are a number of people on Fark who don't get it
 
2012-10-11 01:49:31 PM  

RiverRat: victrin: I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM

victrin

You're video was beautiful .... Enjoy TotalFark


Wow! Thanks so much :)
 
2012-10-11 01:51:04 PM  
You're very welcome
 
2012-10-11 01:53:53 PM  
I dribble before I shoot.
 
2012-10-11 01:53:56 PM  

victrin: I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM


Is that the music from Kingdom Hearts?

/If I'm right, does that make me gay?
//NTTAWWT
 
2012-10-11 01:54:33 PM  

Cybernetic: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: This Looks Fun: Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.

You know how I know you're gay?

My assless leather chaps, riding crop, captain's hat, leather chest harness, black biker's boots, and studded leather collar?

Well I was going to say it was your Weeners, but yeah, now it's those.

Best. Filterpwn. EVER.


Yeah... I ain't even mad. I mean, it's a little embarrassing, but couldn't have been a better placement.

/Takes a bow.
 
2012-10-11 01:59:25 PM  

Cythraul: Why would 'initial post' cause a filter replacement?


Because sometimes the only thing people have to say is that they have nothing to say, but want to say it in the most annoying way possible.

And if they want, they can do it wearing a t-shirt.

Anyway, let me try my "joke" again: "Well I was going to say it was your initial comment, but now I'm sure it's the assless chaps."
 
2012-10-11 02:01:28 PM  

conjecture and hearsay: I like the smell of my own farts.


I fart in the bathtub and snap at the bubbles.
 
2012-10-11 02:14:14 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: I'm a crossdressing atheist panty sniffing republican and I like beastiality porn .

/One of those is not true.


I've stricken the most embarrassing one for ya.
 
2012-10-11 02:23:47 PM  

EZ Writer: victrin: I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM

Is that the music from Kingdom Hearts?

/If I'm right, does that make me gay?
//NTTAWWT


It is indeed, it's called "Dearly Beloved". It was just an appropriate way to show people that I would still be the same me (huge gamer nerd); that coming out didn't change who I am, just what they knew about me.
 
Ehh
2012-10-11 02:25:47 PM  

susansto-helit: I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.


So, are you Chinese or Japanese?
 
2012-10-11 02:52:27 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: I'm a lesbian.


Favorited as a ham. Keep watching for the next Fark QSO Party.
 
2012-10-11 03:02:53 PM  

Espertron: I am Spartacus.


I am Spartacus
and so is my wife.
 
2012-10-11 03:12:44 PM  
I admit it. I have had sex before. Like with another person, even.
 
2012-10-11 03:14:40 PM  
I grew up in an area between a pretty liberal, gay friendly city (Portland) and the rural area to the west so there was a pretty interesting mix of ideologies there. I had a few close friends come out to me after high school (including my best friend) and it was hard hearing people I loved talk about the feeling of having to hide something so fundamental to their being. I really can't blame them though, I remember one openly gay kid getting death threats and harassed constantly though luckily he was on our colorguard team and those girls would've killed anyone who actually tried to harm him. And this was in the 90s--I graduated in 97. I'm actually pleasantly surprised by the progress that has been made although obviously there's still a long way to go, but that was the era of DADT and the "defense of marriage" act so acceptance actually seemed to be moving in a negative direction.

I just want my friends to be able to pursue happiness in their own lives the same way I'm "allowed" to. It disgusts me that (for one example) a dear friend from college and his partner who have been together for years can't enjoy the legal protections and recognition of marriage, yet Kim Kardashian's 72-day publicity stunt, er, marriage was "sanctioned by God" and celebrated. It hit home when that same friend posted an article on Facebook about Washington's gay marriage ballot measure with the comment "for my 18 year anniversary, I'd like to get married." And no one has ever given me a good reason why they shouldn't be allowed to marry.
 
2012-10-11 03:15:32 PM  

WTFDYW: I'm married and haven't had sex for going on nine years ;-(


It is unlikely your wife has gone nine weeks without sex, much less nine years.

2KanZam: I'm a proud West Virginian who:

-Is Athiest
-Hates coal
-Supports Obama


.....brb, there's someone at the door.....


I declare shenanigans. West Virginia, and you have a door?
 
2012-10-11 03:16:42 PM  

Marcintosh: I still grapple with the fact I'm a nobody, I've always been a nobody, and if I'm not somebody by now, it ain't gonna happen. Damn shame about that. We coulda had fun.


Your profile begs to differ.
 
2012-10-11 03:18:38 PM  

colon_pow: If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.


If you did help her, you'd want to do it again. I think you have the right attitude. This same-sex thing really should not be an issue to any of us in this day and age. This is one area where we older people can learn from the younger generation. They really do seem to be ripping off the old labels and just going with what seems natural.
 
2012-10-11 03:34:41 PM  
Confession time. I'm not really an altar boy. I'm still bisexual, but I'm not even Catholic. I don't have any gender dysphoria issues but I like to wear a dress sometimes, it makes me look damn good. If any of you are questioning your sexuality here's a simple test: What do you think about when you're rubbing one out? Try diverting your thoughts to the other gender, you will have your answer.
 
2012-10-11 03:37:36 PM  
Okay, I didn't go to work today, I stayed home in my boxers, fapped twice to a porno filmed in the 1970s, then I showered and dressed. Debating a third fap session.
 
2012-10-11 03:42:54 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: If any of you are questioning your sexuality here's a simple test: What do you think about when you're rubbing one out? Try diverting your thoughts to the other gender, you will have your answer.


No, you won't have your answer. Blowing another guy is one of the top five fantasies of men who identify as straight. Just because the think about it and rub one out while doing it doesn't mean they would ever act on it or even want to.
 
2012-10-11 03:45:32 PM  

JackieRabbit: DreamyAltarBoy: If any of you are questioning your sexuality here's a simple test: What do you think about when you're rubbing one out? Try diverting your thoughts to the other gender, you will have your answer.

No, you won't have your answer. Blowing another guy is one of the top five fantasies of men who identify as straight. Just because the think about it and rub one out while doing it doesn't mean they would ever act on it or even want to.


Okay point taken. Should those with this fantasy readjust their sexual identity? I did.
 
2012-10-11 03:51:15 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: JackieRabbit: DreamyAltarBoy: If any of you are questioning your sexuality here's a simple test: What do you think about when you're rubbing one out? Try diverting your thoughts to the other gender, you will have your answer.

No, you won't have your answer. Blowing another guy is one of the top five fantasies of men who identify as straight. Just because the think about it and rub one out while doing it doesn't mean they would ever act on it or even want to.

Okay point taken. Should those with this fantasy readjust their sexual identity? I did.


Sorry, I jumped to a conclusion, before I read fully. I suppose I took a different path rather than denying myself the fulfillment of that fantasy. Let them identify straight, makes no difference to me.
 
2012-10-11 03:56:10 PM  

JackieRabbit: colon_pow: If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.

If you did help her, you'd want to do it again. I think you have the right attitude. This same-sex thing really should not be an issue to any of us in this day and age. This is one area where we older people can learn from the younger generation. They really do seem to be ripping off the old labels and just going with what seems natural.


sometimes i fantasize about the wife coming home after farking someone else and sitting on my face.

i hope nobody is reading this.
 
2012-10-11 04:04:07 PM  

colon_pow:
sometimes i fantasize about the wife coming home after farking someone else and sitting on my face.

i hope nobody is reading this.


Start with eating your own creampie then you can work up to more advanced achievements.

Also I'm pretty certain I'm nobody.
 
2012-10-11 04:09:51 PM  

colon_pow: JackieRabbit: colon_pow: If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.

If you did help her, you'd want to do it again. I think you have the right attitude. This same-sex thing really should not be an issue to any of us in this day and age. This is one area where we older people can learn from the younger generation. They really do seem to be ripping off the old labels and just going with what seems natural.

sometimes i fantasize about the wife coming home after farking someone else and sitting on my face.

i hope nobody is reading this.


That's one that I think should remain a fantasy, the rest of the relationship might become strained afterward. Talking about it with her might be fun, if you know she won't squick.

Btw too personal; didn't read
 
2012-10-11 04:29:56 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: colon_pow: JackieRabbit: colon_pow: If i was having a theesome with my wife and another guy, and she said, hey help me suck this dick. then i might. for her.
but otherwise... nope. not interested.

If you did help her, you'd want to do it again. I think you have the right attitude. This same-sex thing really should not be an issue to any of us in this day and age. This is one area where we older people can learn from the younger generation. They really do seem to be ripping off the old labels and just going with what seems natural.

sometimes i fantasize about the wife coming home after farking someone else and sitting on my face.

i hope nobody is reading this.

That's one that I think should remain a fantasy, the rest of the relationship might become strained afterward. Talking about it with her might be fun, if you know she won't squick.

Btw too personal; didn't read


totally agreed.
 
2012-10-11 04:33:15 PM  

fredbox: I admit it. I have had sex before. Like with another person, even.


When I was 7 or 8 years old, I thought that "gay" was the opposite of "virgin." My very conservative parents had done their best to keep me sheltered, you see. This led to a couple of very odd misunderstandings before I was corrected.
 
2012-10-11 04:35:19 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: JackieRabbit: DreamyAltarBoy: If any of you are questioning your sexuality here's a simple test: What do you think about when you're rubbing one out? Try diverting your thoughts to the other gender, you will have your answer.

No, you won't have your answer. Blowing another guy is one of the top five fantasies of men who identify as straight. Just because the think about it and rub one out while doing it doesn't mean they would ever act on it or even want to.

Okay point taken. Should those with this fantasy readjust their sexual identity? I did.


I think it takes more than a fantasy. I don't think they need to re-adjust their sexual identity based solely on sexual fantasy. What I'd like to see is the labels go away altogether. They never have done anything but cause misery, confusion and misunderstanding. I have never had romantic feelings for a man, though I did experiment because of some curiosity in my younger days and found these encounters to be quite erotic and enjoyable. For years it caused me to question myself about whether I was being honest with myself about my sexuality. In the end, I decided that I didn't need the hetero- bi- or homo- prefixes to the work sexuality. I am human and humans evolved to be somewhat flexible in their sexual predilections. So maybe we should all always re-ajust our thinking about sexuality. If we know exactly who we are and are comfortable with this, we cannot be surprised or feel threatened.
 
2012-10-11 04:45:49 PM  

JackieRabbit: In the end, I decided that I didn't need the hetero- bi- or homo- prefixes to the work sexuality. I am human and humans evolved to be somewhat flexible in their sexual predilections. So maybe we should all always re-ajust our thinking about sexuality. If we know exactly who we are and are comfortable with this, we cannot be surprised or feel threatened.


You just became a favorite. I do that when someone displays wisdom.
 
2012-10-11 04:59:56 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: JackieRabbit: In the end, I decided that I didn't need the hetero- bi- or homo- prefixes to the work sexuality. I am human and humans evolved to be somewhat flexible in their sexual predilections. So maybe we should all always re-ajust our thinking about sexuality. If we know exactly who we are and are comfortable with this, we cannot be surprised or feel threatened.

You just became a favorite. I do that when someone displays wisdom.


Thanks. I just find sexual identities to be self-limiting. I have an old and dear friend form college, who is gay. He says he knew he was gay when he was four. I asked him many years ago if he had ever had sex with a woman. He answered that he had. When he was 25, he gave himself, as a birthday present, a weekend of sex with a willing woman friend. He said the did everything a man and a woman can do. I asked him if he had enjoyed the encounter and he told me that it was absolutely fantastic; he had had a ball and that it was hot as hell. So I asked him why he had never repeated the experience. His answer was "I can't do that! I'm gay!" I will never understand this kind thinking.
 
2012-10-11 05:03:11 PM  
A former coworker who kind of hides her homosexuality at work asked me if I would come to her wedding (date undetermined) today. She added all kinds of qualifiers about "if you're ok with a gay wedding" and such. I told her I'd be honored to be there and was glad she'd asked. I was a little hurt that she added the qualifiers, but we do live in Fundieville, USA, so I'll give her a pass.
 
2012-10-11 05:18:14 PM  
Okay, I see this is veering off into the gay marriage thing.

Why is the state involved in the marriage business at all?

Why should a marriage be restricted to only two people? There's plenty of functional poly relationships out there.

What's wrong with remaining unmarried? Personally I can't imagine a circumstance it would work for me, unless my life goal becomes making a divorce lawyer wealthy.

Advocates of gay marriage are really aiming low. If you really want rights, you should form gay corporations instead.
 
2012-10-11 05:35:46 PM  

JackieRabbit: DreamyAltarBoy: JackieRabbit: In the end, I decided that I didn't need the hetero- bi- or homo- prefixes to the work sexuality. I am human and humans evolved to be somewhat flexible in their sexual predilections. So maybe we should all always re-ajust our thinking about sexuality. If we know exactly who we are and are comfortable with this, we cannot be surprised or feel threatened.

You just became a favorite. I do that when someone displays wisdom.

Thanks. I just find sexual identities to be self-limiting. I have an old and dear friend form college, who is gay. He says he knew he was gay when he was four. I asked him many years ago if he had ever had sex with a woman. He answered that he had. When he was 25, he gave himself, as a birthday present, a weekend of sex with a willing woman friend. He said the did everything a man and a woman can do. I asked him if he had enjoyed the encounter and he told me that it was absolutely fantastic; he had had a ball and that it was hot as hell. So I asked him why he had never repeated the experience. His answer was "I can't do that! I'm gay!" I will never understand this kind thinking.


I don't get that either, but I'm not inside his head. I've never "come out" because my sexuality has always been just another fact among many. Most people I meet just don't care, in fact many just assume I'm gay. They are quite surprised that I've been happily (and monagamously) married to a woman for 15yrs.
 
2012-10-11 05:46:01 PM  
You're gay?

Who cares?
 
2012-10-11 05:52:01 PM  
i'm a gay man trapped in a woman's body.
 
2012-10-11 06:49:03 PM  

douchebag/hater: You're gay?

Who cares?


Too many people, unfortunately.
 
2012-10-11 07:04:38 PM  

jack21221: Yay, my first greenlight!

I'm straight, but I consider myself an ally; I've have had several gay friends and been to like five pride festivals over the years. I just love the fact that fewer and fewer people seem to be opposed to homosexuality (and in particular, equal rights for same-sex couples). Maybe one day we'll live in a world where there doesn't need to be a "national coming out day" because nobody will need to be in the closet in the first place.


To all the kids we suspected were gay in high school and have since come out...

I'm proud of you. I hope that if any of my children are put in the same position as you in the future, that they handle themselves with as much pride and confidence as yourselves.
 
2012-10-11 08:21:26 PM  
You should see me on Twitter.
 
2012-10-11 08:25:50 PM  

JackieRabbit: His answer was "I can't do that! I'm gay!" I will never understand this kind thinking.


You've got two different things going on here, potentially...

But the most likely explanation is this....kinda like how I was saying earlier that I at least partially self-identify as a lesbian (gender-wise), I'm just not sexually nor emotionally attracted to guys. I've had...chances, and fantasies, and so forth. But circumstances would have to be extraordinary for me to "go there". It might feel amazing (since we're all, males and females alike, built on the same genetic blueprint), but emotionally? No desire to try.

That's why I can tell my wife with all honesty that any fantasies I have in my femme persona of wanting to be pegged or to feel penetrated don't mean that I'm gay. I don't want to be intimate that way with a genetic male. They just don't...intrigue me enough to drop trou. *shrug*
 
Oak
2012-10-12 12:42:58 AM  
I don't care what you like to do with your genitals.
 
2012-10-12 01:05:12 AM  
Surprise!!

We all knew you were queer.
 
2012-10-12 01:14:17 AM  

I should be in the kitchen: I grew up in an area between a pretty liberal, gay friendly city (Portland) and the rural area to the west so there was a pretty interesting mix of ideologies there. I had a few close friends come out to me after high school (including my best friend) and it was hard hearing people I loved talk about the feeling of having to hide something so fundamental to their being. I really can't blame them though, I remember one openly gay kid getting death threats and harassed constantly though luckily he was on our colorguard team and those girls would've killed anyone who actually tried to harm him. And this was in the 90s--I graduated in 97. I'm actually pleasantly surprised by the progress that has been made although obviously there's still a long way to go, but that was the era of DADT and the "defense of marriage" act so acceptance actually seemed to be moving in a negative direction.

I just want my friends to be able to pursue happiness in their own lives the same way I'm "allowed" to. It disgusts me that (for one example) a dear friend from college and his partner who have been together for years can't enjoy the legal protections and recognition of marriage, yet Kim Kardashian's 72-day publicity stunt, er, marriage was "sanctioned by God" and celebrated. It hit home when that same friend posted an article on Facebook about Washington's gay marriage ballot measure with the comment "for my 18 year anniversary, I'd like to get married." And no one has ever given me a good reason why they shouldn't be allowed to marry.


How odd.

Those of us that lived during the 60's and 70's didn't threaten to kill people who were different from us.

Must be that new math. Or the fact that we actually saw a real civil rights struggle unfold before us.

/you are all a bunch of whiners
 
2012-10-12 02:10:34 AM  

Slam1263:

How odd.

Those of us that lived during the 60's and 70's didn't threaten to kill people who were different from us.

Must be that new math. Or the fact that we actually saw a real civil rights struggle unfold before us.

/you are all a bunch of whiners


As each oppressed minority makes its public bid for equality reactionary forces rise up against it, often with violence. In 1968 Dr King was assassinated, in 1998 Matthew Shephard was tied to a fence and beaten to death.

This math isn't new, it is the same equation with different variables.
 
2012-10-12 03:46:12 AM  
I'm not gay but I did go out today, does that count?
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-12 03:58:16 PM  

victrin: I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM


That was lovely - thank you for posting the link.
 
2012-10-12 06:59:25 PM  

Spanky McStupid: victrin: I took the plunge two years ago, and I've never been happier.

I made this video and posted it to facebook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgDVez3KlM

That was lovely - thank you for posting the link.


Agreed. Well done.
 
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