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Comment by Prog Rock Girl on February 19, 2010 at 3:19pm
I just found out about them too: New Mexican Whiptail Lizards? Something like that. The only difference with animals is they don't have any "closet" to speak of, and they don't really put themselves into categories.
Comment by A Former Member on February 19, 2010 at 1:38pm
Well, for me personally, the idea that some animals carry on gay relationships may be interesting, but 1.) we can never really know to what extent the animals emotions or gender perception is involved in these relationships, and 2.) it bears no significance on me as a gay man, or my right to be what I am. If no animals ever did it, or if homosexuality only occured in white men, or only in Americans, or only in left-handers, or whatever, is all completely irrelevant as far as I am concerned. It occured in me, and that is all the reason I need to justify its existence. As Pop-Eye said: I yam what I yam!
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on February 18, 2010 at 10:04pm
I've always liked this video about gay animals! Antigay people will say homosexuality is unnatural. If you point out that it occurs in nature, then they will just switch it up and say "just because animals do it does that mean we should?!"
Comment by A Former Member on February 15, 2010 at 6:58pm
Interesting video Sacha. Thanks.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 15, 2010 at 10:23am
Sacha,
nice clip, thanks.
Got be thinking, maybe Im just not paying attention, but I don't hear the arguments that "humans are the only animals that have same-sex relationships" any more. Maybe that message finally got out?
Comment by sacha on February 13, 2010 at 4:06pm
Transsexualism No Longer Viewed As A Mental Illness In France

“France has removed transsexualism from an official list of mental illnesses, according to an order issued by the French Ministry of Health reported Friday by French news media. The order issued Wednesday removed “gender identity disorders” from an article of the social security code related to “long-term psychiatric diseases.” According to media reports, France is the first country in the world to do so.”
Comment by A Former Member on February 10, 2010 at 12:23pm
@ Eric: Well, Dallas is a pretty pretentious city to begin with. There is a lot of money here, and a lot of people who don't have money but who would like to make you think they do anyhow.

My experiences with most gay guys is simply that 1.) all they talk about is other people, and usually not in a very nice way, and 2.) you're bound to be very popluar if you are good looking or rich, but not so much if you aren't. It's like everything is about image, style, and social status.

I'm no model, that's for sure, and I'm so poor these days my condo looks like a rerun of Sanford & Son. But these people were just nice, and they looked me in the eye and talked to me like a real person. I don't always get that around gay men.

Of course, there was a bi conference that many of them had just come from (I did not attend), so a good portion of these people were from out of town.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 10, 2010 at 12:06pm
I don't care much about actors and celebs, but I saw this on born-again christian Baldwin brother Stephen: same same: No to same-sex marriage, it's not god's will, it's not normal. Gays should "convert" to straight, and get married.

Unfortunately, the US culture is infatuated with actors and celebs who have no training, insight, or skills other than fulfilling fantasies and having a certain look or attitude. There are lots who are pro-equality. I guess we'll have a few who are assholes as well.
Comment by Eric on February 9, 2010 at 5:20pm
@Dallas Gaytheist - If it's ok to ask, in what way are these gays that you're thinking of more pretentious? What could they have done differently? I don't know if it is always possible to be specific with this kind of question.

When I was in the gay community in Washington DC in the late 1980s and in the 1990s, I noticed that everyone talked about what college they attended and tried to one-up each other also by what kind of jobs they had or who they knew. Whereas when I was in the gay community in Balitimore MD in the same time period, I absolutely never ever saw that kind of talk. Not once. Nobody talked about colleges attended or jobs held, and relative to DC at least, people did seem more down to earth, more real. These 2 cities are only 50 minutes apart. It was also a lot easier to approach people in Baltimore, but very hard to meet people in DC. So maybe I could say that the DC gay scene seemed to be a bit more pretentious than the Baltimore gay scene.
Comment by A Former Member on February 9, 2010 at 4:23pm
I went to a bi meeting the other night here in Dallas just to socialize, and the bi ppl were much more friendly and unpretentious than most of the gay people I meet. Score one for the bisexuals.
 

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