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(Yahoo)   High school senior wins acting award, and then according to the headline, comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, AND transgender. That's pretty impressive   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 20
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2013-01-24 01:16:54 AM
3 votes:
So wait.... are there queer poseurs now? People who pretend to "come out" because it's cool but really have no clue?

And does this make "LGBT" the new "vee-gan", another example of clumsy co-opting by trendy kids with no clue?
2013-01-24 12:55:42 AM
3 votes:
Drama Queen
2013-01-24 01:41:13 AM
2 votes:
Why do they differentiate gay and lesbian?
2013-01-24 01:29:50 AM
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: That's very nice. Next time just accept your award and return to your seat.

Time and place, people.


You mean like in a room full of his friends and supporters?
2013-01-24 01:11:25 AM
2 votes:

Tuskan_Roeder: Know how I know the crowd was full of high schoolers? Because they can't sit for fifteen seconds during a speech without starting a loud-ass conversation with their friends...

...also because the headline said "High school senior..."

....but mostly the obnoxious crowd....

....and the headline.....


I'm 30 and still remember how awful these things were. Everyone crammed into the gym bleachers/auditorium watching the weirdos trying to pad out their college applications by putting on skits and warning us not to drink and drive.
2013-01-24 01:02:17 AM
2 votes:
That's very nice. Next time just accept your award and return to your seat.

Time and place, people.
2013-01-24 12:59:45 AM
2 votes:
Know how I know the crowd was full of high schoolers? Because they can't sit for fifteen seconds during a speech without starting a loud-ass conversation with their friends...

...also because the headline said "High school senior..."

....but mostly the obnoxious crowd....

....and the headline.....
2013-01-24 12:52:00 PM
1 votes:

CthulhuCalling: Why do they differentiate gay and lesbian?


As a gay man... I don't really know, other than pettiness. This "LGBTQ" stuff annoys the hell out of me. "GBT" is still annoying, but I'd be happy with that.

Clemkadidlefark: Who gives shiat.

Why do these people feel compelled to get up in public and proclaim their desire for sexual activity?

Has never nade sense. Will continue to make no sense. I don't draw a crowd into the public square and announce my preferences. Neither do you, unless you're on Match.com

This bullshiat of public declaration is seedy and low life. Get a farking grip and deal with your own problems. Don't drag everyone else into it.


You might want to read the dude's speech. It pertained to bullying, which is a real problem. It's bizarre to sit back and tolerate people stepping on others for being gay, then act indignant when they stand up for themselves.

You're literally upset because a guy stood up for people.
2013-01-24 03:07:12 AM
1 votes:
Kevin72:

Hr forgot Q. LGBTQ. Q for questioning.

Questioning what? Why anyone should care?
2013-01-24 03:06:18 AM
1 votes:
By the way, this guy looks so very "straight" as in "straight-arrow": did we ever see Alex P. Keaton in a T-shirt & jeans? Granted this was a somewhat formal occasion, but then I insisted on wearing combat boots to be Best Man at my sister's wedding and to the graveyard to bury my grandmother.

It makes me long for the days when we queers weren't supposed to look & act so bloody damn normal. If the only difference from any Young Republican is that we happen to be slightly nonstandard in our sexual preference why even bring it up? What's so radically noncomformist about a clean-cut young man in a freaking tie? Even the leatherperson set has branched out to include total heteros and to be more like a role-playing game than a serious perversion. These days queers are so castrated only ninnies like Sarah Palin and Nazis like the Westboro Baptists even pretend to be threatened or even scandalized: despite some of their frothing rhetoric the truth is they only get all tizzified against gay marriage because they think they're supposed to, not because it makes any real difference.

The fact is there's no point to any Sexual Identity anymore. There's very little point even to having sex. Everything is Wonderbreaded, just another marketing niche to separate X kind of unique snowflake from every non-X variety. Deprived of our tattoos and other fashion statements Americans are insipid maggots whose "lifestyles" mean less than nothing.

Proud? Defiant? Rebellious? Only in K-12. Once you're 18 everybody just wants to sell you Quality Craftsmanship With Distinct Style.
2013-01-24 02:43:48 AM
1 votes:

thursdaypostal: Gyrfalcon: All four? I mean, I give him/her/it/them credit, but I don't think you can be all four at the same time, especially if you're going transgender. I think you have to pick one.

A transgendered person can be homosexual or bisexual.


Or straight.

Chaz Bono would be example of a straight transgender man (or "transman" or "ftm"). He's male, his brain has always been male, and he's attracted to women, so he is straight.

For comparison, Matt Kailey is also a female-to-male transsexual like Chaz Bono, but Kailey is attracted to men, so he would be a gay man.

Sometimes the terms androphilia and gynephilia are used, espcially when there could be some confusion or disagreement about the person's "true" gender. So you could say, for example, that a gay man, a heterosexual woman, a bisexual man, and a bisexual woman are all androphilic.
2013-01-24 02:40:02 AM
1 votes:
CthulhuCalling:

Why do they differentiate gay and lesbian?

Because back in the '60s & '70s lesbian feminists didn't want to be publicly dominated by male chauvanist nellie queens. They're a different sex so they have to have a different label. To me it's kind of like separating black father-Jewish mother like Lisa Bonet from black mother-Jewish father like her ex Lenny Kravitz: it's an essentially trivial distinction that only small groups of people will make an issue of unless you make them: in the latter case Orthodox Jews, i.e. Lisa Bonet is halakhically Jewish, while Lenny Kravitz just has a Jewish dad; and in the former lesbian feminists, especially leftist lesbian feminists who go on about things like the gender-political implications of certain soap and deodorant commercials as in "Manly yes, but I like it too."

That could probably be put better if I were wide-awake and sober, but it's 2:40 A.M. here so bite me.
2013-01-24 02:37:45 AM
1 votes:

wildcardjack: gingerjet: CthulhuCalling: Why do they differentiate gay and lesbian?

Don't get me started.  I was once called a self-hating gay because I used glbt instead of lgbt.  I've since refused to use the god awful acronym at all

/i laughed at the headline.

ell - gee - bee - tee works smoother on the tongue than gee - ell - bee - tee.

GBT might be the smoothest option but leaves out visions of lesbians writhing in passionate embrace for all the breeders.


There's always QUILTBAG, if you want to be overly inclusive.
2013-01-24 01:31:14 AM
1 votes:
They need to have gay therapy for homophobes.
2013-01-24 01:15:30 AM
1 votes:
Subs, the headline was quoting the speaker, who literally referred to himself as "LGBT."

/It's tough, I know.
2013-01-24 01:13:21 AM
1 votes:
IN A WORLD of hate and bigotry comes one man... woman... um... ONE HERO. Jacob Rudolph in: The Gay Lesbian Transgenderbender and the Subarus of Justice
2013-01-24 01:05:43 AM
1 votes:
Which one is it?! HE WASN'T SPECIFIC!!!!
2013-01-24 01:00:47 AM
1 votes:
See, Jodie Foster, that's how it's done. Not with some confusing ramble that leaves everybody wondering WTF you just said.
2013-01-24 12:57:01 AM
1 votes:
All four? I mean, I give him/her/it/them credit, but I don't think you can be all four at the same time, especially if you're going transgender. I think you have to pick one.
2013-01-24 12:56:25 AM
1 votes:
Meh. Since life started imitating Glee, I'd be more surprised if a male high school drama clubber came out as straight.
 
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