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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.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 8, 2010 at 11:35pm

Lovely trailer. I keep hoping that someone will make a movie where the cool protagonist is a middle aged balding overweight gay guy. But it's nice to see one with beautiful young people, too.
Comment by Eric R. on February 5, 2010 at 10:29am
@ Mike. You are right about the latent homophobia. And don't get me started on bisexuality. My friends often say that they think that bisexuals don't really even exist. I'm not a bisexual but that just enrages me! but i won't rant on that now lol.
Comment by A Former Member on February 5, 2010 at 8:47am
@ Mike: You are so right, it is a big place, with a lot of diversity. But we are winning, I think. Slowly but surely. 20 years ago I'm certain no company had LGBT employee protections, now great many of them do. Just one example of many...
Comment by A Former Member on February 4, 2010 at 7:41pm
@ Mike: You're not trying to suggest that the US might be, idk, a little backwards, are ya?

Thems fightin' wurds, boy!
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 4, 2010 at 5:03pm
Maybe soon this will be a nonissue. I hope so.
 

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