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(NPR)   The real reason Americans are more accepting of homosexuals? Ellen DeGeneres   ( npr.org) divider line
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2013-03-25 10:40:41 PM  
11 votes:
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2013-03-25 10:26:29 PM  
6 votes:
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2013-03-25 07:18:08 PM  
6 votes:
Ryan, I don't ramble anymore. Although I do like that song Ramblin' Man by the Allman Brothers. At first I thought they were the Almond Brothers, which is great, since I like nuts, except for filberts, which is odd because I love Dilbert, because when you spend all day in a cubicle, you just gotta dance!
2013-03-25 10:17:11 PM  
4 votes:
And the reason America was ready to elect Barack Obama President?

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2013-03-25 11:22:53 PM  
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2013-03-25 11:02:45 PM  
2 votes:

coachwdb: [tomcruisetopgun.jpg]

Since you bring that up...

/you can ride my tail anytime
2013-03-25 10:45:49 PM  
2 votes:

TerminalEchoes: Was it really because of Ellen? Or was it because people were shamed, mocked, and publicly humiliated until they were compelled to accept a lifestyle they didn't understand? Just asking.

Awww, poor baby. Show us exactly where your butt hurts.
2013-03-25 10:41:54 PM  
2 votes:

coachwdb: [smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net image 640x350]

Thats the gayest thing I've seen..And I saw a guy suck a cock once.
2013-03-25 10:31:01 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-03-25 10:27:11 PM  
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Benevolent Misanthrope:
Not to minimize the brave people who were out pre-Stonewall, or before the Regan years, or even in my generation

Well of course not... without them forcing people to acknowledge gays really existed, it would be hard for anyone to "come out", let alone a celebrity.

Frankly, as a privileged straight guy with an anti-authoritarian streak, the story of Stonewall is one that I just LOVE: people viewed as a sad joke at best by society stood up and said "I will not be shiat on any more!".  And the world became a slightly better place for everyone, including me.
2013-03-25 10:26:45 PM  
2 votes:
Ellen Degenerate.

2013-03-25 09:45:26 PM  
2 votes:
Are Americans so farking naive* that even one person during the 60's and 70's could not have realized that entertainers like Liberace, Paul Lynde, Ceasar Romero were gay?

/I know...the answer to that is always a resounding YES.
2013-03-25 09:44:21 PM  
2 votes:
I didn't like Ellen before she was gay
2013-03-25 09:01:39 PM  
2 votes:
I think Neil Patrick Harris could also get some thanks, from a male perspective.

Ellen came out way before him but he's probably the first gay dude I can think of that came out and people basically said "who gives a shiat?  I like him."

Didn't hurt his career at all.  And that's the way it farking should be.
2013-03-25 08:12:41 PM  
2 votes:

The correct answer is Ray Gillette.
2013-03-26 07:40:31 AM  
1 vote:

HotWingAgenda: Either you are not a very attractive man to teh gayz,.....

I would hope not, since I'm a woman.
2013-03-26 12:10:36 AM  
1 vote:

MrEricSir: I never got the whole "gays are gross!" argument. First of all, are lesbians gross, or just men?

Second, is it gross when your grandparents have sex? What about ugly people? Should only beautiful people be allowed to marry?

Sounds good, those motherfarkers need to be handicapped somehow.
2013-03-25 11:34:44 PM  
1 vote:

HotWingAgenda: freetomato: I could spot a gay man a mile away by 18 (whether you straight men realize it or not, you all do the quick up and down appraisal upon a first meeting - gay men do not)

I've gotten the quick up down from pretty much every gay man I've ever met.  Either you are not a very attractive man to teh gayz, or you know some guys with ridiculous levels of self control.

I was at my my best friends house playing cards.His wife had some gay friends over.
Next morning she told me he was rating the guys,turns out i am 4% gay.

//And..and.. I won 25 bucks!!!
2013-03-25 11:12:50 PM  
1 vote:
I don't remember when Elton John became the Second Queen of England, but he deserves a little credit.
2013-03-25 10:54:38 PM  
1 vote:

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Now imagine them having butt sex...
2013-03-25 10:51:39 PM  
1 vote:

whatshisname: brantgoose: I hate to think, though, who's on that list after homosexuals


Transgendered folks. Especially the ones that have a hard time passing. I have a friend who is about to start hormone replacement therapy. She's terrified and relieved at the same time.

// When she told me the news, I answered back,"Tits or GTFO"
/// Massive LOLs
2013-03-25 10:49:57 PM  
1 vote:
Everyone knows it was because of Rob Halford
2013-03-25 10:49:40 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-03-25 10:46:41 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-25 10:46:04 PM  
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2013-03-25 10:43:52 PM  
1 vote:

whatshisname: brantgoose: I hate to think, though, who's on that list after homosexuals



Then Otherkin
Then Turtlelovers.
2013-03-25 10:42:08 PM  
1 vote:

eepapapee: whatshisname: brantgoose: I hate to think, though, who's on that list after homosexuals



The Dutch
2013-03-25 10:40:49 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: And the reason America was ready to elect Barack Obama President?

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Shouldn't that be a picture of G W Bush instead?  A pic of McCain would have been acceptable too.
2013-03-25 10:34:07 PM  
1 vote:
Random sexually ambiguous post mentioning Melissa Ethernet so there.....
2013-03-25 10:25:47 PM  
1 vote:
She could have a better last name.
2013-03-25 10:22:59 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-25 10:19:13 PM  
1 vote:
Just wait until America finds out that Brad Pitt is gay and that Angelina Jolie was nothing but a beard the entire time.
2013-03-25 10:18:47 PM  
1 vote:
Rosie O'Donnell (pre-going politically psycho) was one of the first major celebrity lesbians. She'd laugh, make a joke, and throw a koosh ball at the camera.

Ellen filled the void when Rosie went off the deep end.

/Ellen needs to throw more koosh balls at the camera
2013-03-25 10:06:58 PM  
1 vote:
You mean America discovering the lesbians weren't man hating monsters who wanted to bathe in the blood of virgins and convert their daughters to their wicked ways was a positive influence?

I, for one, am shocked.

Here's the thing: you know what homosexuals want? To have a life. To find someone they want to be with. To have a decent career. To be with friends and family. Maybe raise a dog. Join an amateur league. Bake some pies. Laugh. Goof off. Maybe even raise some kids one day. Maybe not. They want the exact same things you want. Including occasionally going to some risque club for some naughty dancing and get silly with their friends. To even maybe attend their local church. Maybe even join Rotary. Wash their cars on Sunday. Walk the dogs maybe in the park. Smooch their sweeties and canoodle at the point. They want the same damn things as everyone else. The only difference is that some folks get themselves all in a tizzy because they are "different."

Ellen showed folks that lesbians weren't scary or domineering or plotting to take over the world. Cripes, look at her wardrobe, does THAT look like anyone even a quarter as intimidating as say Martha Stewart? She came out, and folks realized, "Hey, she's pretty normal, and kinda funny and self deprecating, and her girlfriend is cute, and they seem happy." And that's pretty much what homosexuals want: to be normal. Nothing more. No special rights. Nothing more than to be normal. Just live their lives, and maybe have some laughs and some drinks, and point at the shenanigans of some folks who they think are funny, and to pick up friends when they fall down, and cuddle up with their sweetie, or have some hot monkey lovin' in the afternoon, but just like everyone else.
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