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Old 07-02-2012, 02:49 PM   #811
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It was, but he'd never talked about it publicly and "officially," despite being seen in public with his partner.
Oh, ok. I guess the story gets a big 'meh' from me then. One day, stuff like this won't be news worthy
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this must be a joke

he seems like such a normal and decent guy.
You're implying that gay men are abnormal and indecent.

It's actually the complete opposite.
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have you ever meet deep?
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There really should be a "Posting Style for Newbies" thread that could alleviate all kinds of confusion when they read some posts from the regular posters.
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You're implying that gay men are abnormal and indecent.

It's actually the complete opposite.
I don't personally believe this

but, I am sure conversations like this are happening in many homes, around water coolers and similar places



edit to add

these are the types of things I have heard, typically they are from someone, say a bit older, 40 plus
lately I have been asking them what they mean, to explain it to me. (in a non-hostile way)

it is an interesting exercise.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:28 PM   #816
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Anderson Cooper: "The Fact Is, I'm Gay."

The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
This is reassuring. From reading this website one sometimes fears that American gays eke out miserable existences filled with constant abuse and bullying and are virtually consigned to their homes!
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American hero - U.S. Marine Oliver Sipple



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On September 22 in San Francisco, Oliver Sipple was in the crowd outside the Saint Francis Hotel to catch a glimpse of President Ford. Sara Jane Moore, a 45-year-old political activist, was standing next to him and pointed a revolver at the commander-in-chief. He grabbed her arm, deflected the shot, and, prevented her from harming the president. Ford later thanked him in a letter.

Sipple became an instant hero and an instant victim.

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1941, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was wounded twice. Following his discharge he moved to San Francisco, living on a veteran's disability pension and active in gay causes but not officially out of the closet to his family. Gay activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was running for City Council, publicly proclaimed Sipple a hero and said his act would "help break the stereotype of homosexuals." The San Francisco Chronicle also outed him.

After learning her son's secret, Sipple's mother cut off contact with him entirely. Sipple sued the Chronicle and six other papers for damages and the mental stress he suffered as a result of his mother's actions. The litigation languished in court until it was finally dismissed five years later. The stress led Sipple to drinking, and becoming paranoid and suicidal. He was found dead on February 2, 1989 in his apartment. At the time, police said Sipple weighed about 300 pounds and they believed he had been dead for two weeks. The President and Mrs. Ford sent condolence letters to Sipple's friends and family.
Rod 2.0:Beta #gay #news #lgbt #gaynews: Gay Man Prevented Ford Assassination Attempt
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This is reassuring. From reading this website one sometimes fears that American gays eke out miserable existences filled with constant abuse and bullying and are virtually consigned to their homes!


One Town's War on Gay Teens | Politics News | Rolling Stone
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This is reassuring. From reading this website one sometimes fears that American gays eke out miserable existences filled with constant abuse and bullying and are virtually consigned to their homes!
Financeguy, does your brain immediately erase everything you've previously read when it comes across a quote that fits your narrow, simpleminded world view? The statement that was literally right before the one you posted said "There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand."
You need to give your head a shake, man
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ROFLMAO!!.......Even I understood Deep........(*gives Deep a big hug*)
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #821
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I love Anderson

This is just beautiful


I love, and I am loved.

In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.


I like watching his talk show, because he reveals more of that side of himself. Especially when his mother is on. He's such a good man.
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This is reassuring. From reading this website one sometimes fears that American gays eke out miserable existences filled with constant abuse and bullying and are virtually consigned to their homes!
...because many still are living such lives, perhaps?

Much respect for Anderson. I'm glad he's in a happy place in his life and comfortable with himself .

deep, thanks for that story about Sipple, too. Indeed, he is a true hero, and I feel bad that his life turned out so tragically after that incident.
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there are few people in the world i'd trade places with.

Anderson Cooper is one of them.
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If an independent outsider came into FYM and was asked to take a look at the last 10 years of regular posters and rank the top ten posters who posted about identity/ gender politics; you my friend would fall into the top 3, if not number 1. It's mindblowing that you are oblivious to this.
You really are a complete arsehole.
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