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Re: Gays in America

Postby LittleBuddhaTW » 12 Oct 2005, 07:12

Here is an interesting article from the 10/10/2005 issue of Time magazine that talks about how life is for gay teenagers in America now ... quite different than just a few years ago. Definitely an interesting read ...

http://www.time.com/time/archive/previe ... 56,00.html

Even though I'm only 27 (although I feel about 40 :lol: ), I don't even remember this kind of tolerance back when I was in high school. It was obviously much different in college, but things seem to be changing very fast, which I think is a good sign.

The article is definitely a good read! :rainbow:
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Postby mod lang » 12 Oct 2005, 13:29

Kids still call each other "fags!" in the highschools of Taiwan, though.
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Postby LittleBuddhaTW » 12 Oct 2005, 21:04

mod lang wrote:Kids still call each other "fags!" in the highschools of Taiwan, though.


Actually, I've found Taiwanese high schoolers to be much, much more tolerant of gays than when I was in high school in the States (back in the dark ages :lol: ). Sure, a lot of joking goes on, but most of it is in jest, and I think the problem lies not with acceptance by one's peers, but rather their families.
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Postby wipt » 12 Oct 2005, 21:13

Kids in America often call other kids 'fags' without even thinking about what it means. Seems to me that they have a lot of other not-so-nice things to call the real queers.
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Postby Frost » 12 Oct 2005, 21:28

wipt wrote:Kids in America often call other kids 'fags' without even thinking about what it means.


Why would you call someone a cigarette?
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Re: Gays in America

Postby bobepine » 12 Oct 2005, 23:16

LittleBuddhaTW wrote:Here is an interesting article from the 10/10/2005 issue of Time magazine that talks about how life is for gay teenagers in America now ... quite different than just a few years ago. Definitely an interesting read ...

http://www.time.com/time/archive/previe ... 56,00.html

Even though I'm only 27 (although I feel about 40 :lol: ), I don't even remember this kind of tolerance back when I was in high school. It was obviously much different in college, but things seem to be changing very fast, which I think is a good sign.

The article is definitely a good read! :rainbow:


I stubled on this show called "Queer eye for the straight guy" just recently. I'd agree LBT, things are changing at a fast pace. I can't see a show like that being broadcasted 10 years ago. Although I am not gay, I do agree that the change is positive. Homosexuality has been around for ages, no point in denying or repressing it. Besides, it does have benefits demographically speaking. :wink:

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Re: Gays in America

Postby mod lang » 12 Oct 2005, 23:20

bobepine wrote: Besides, it does have benefits demographically speaking. :wink:


Yes. More Chinese (and Indians) should be encouraged to go gay for this very reason. 1.2 billion is more than enough for any peoples.
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