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2012-10-11 08:31:02 AM
6 votes:
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 11:02:57 AM
4 votes:
Should we have a National Coming In Night with a choice of orifices to chose from?
2012-10-11 11:26:04 AM
2 votes:
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 11:13:32 AM
2 votes:
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 10:38:09 AM
2 votes:
I'm a lesbian.
2012-10-11 08:59:58 AM
2 votes:

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 07:39:55 AM
2 votes:
I spend $5 every month on some silly website
Oak
2012-10-12 12:42:58 AM
1 votes:
I don't care what you like to do with your genitals.
2012-10-11 03:56:10 PM
1 votes:

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 01:19:31 PM
1 votes:
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 12:48:07 PM
1 votes:

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 12:06:47 PM
1 votes:

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 11:27:34 AM
1 votes:

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 11:18:31 AM
1 votes:
poop is coming out.
2012-10-11 10:54:08 AM
1 votes:

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 10:50:37 AM
1 votes:

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 10:48:49 AM
1 votes:

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 10:43:30 AM
1 votes:

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 10:30:56 AM
1 votes:
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 10:23:05 AM
1 votes:

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


The preferred term is "cardbordeaux."
2012-10-11 10:22:02 AM
1 votes:
I'm not this cool in real life. I'm a lot more cooler.
2012-10-11 10:19:38 AM
1 votes:

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


t1.gstatic.com
2012-10-11 10:12:55 AM
1 votes:
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 10:12:31 AM
1 votes:

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 10:08:30 AM
1 votes:
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 10:00:00 AM
1 votes:
i'm coming out as a musician. anyone want to be in my band??
2012-10-11 09:58:40 AM
1 votes:
I'm a vegetarian but eat bacon.

/no one can resist bacon
2012-10-11 09:53:15 AM
1 votes:

elementalogic: I was the one who cancelled Star Trek.


Scott Bakula is on fark?
2012-10-11 09:49:28 AM
1 votes:
I came out as bisexual in high school. At 34, I still am. This confuses people.
2012-10-11 09:13:07 AM
1 votes:
I'd just like to tell you both good luck; we're all counting on you.
2012-10-11 08:42:21 AM
1 votes:

Cythraul: I'm a homosexual.


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

/kidding
2012-10-11 08:41:05 AM
1 votes:
I can't sleep if I'm wearing socks.
2012-10-11 08:01:20 AM
1 votes:
I was the one who cancelled Star Trek.
2012-10-11 07:59:25 AM
1 votes:
Welcome to Costco. I love you.
 
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