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Postby tango42 » 27 Sep 2008, 21:11

Watched the Gay Parade today.

Pretty much what I expected.

Except for the wheelchairs with the signs "Disabled and Queer".
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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby Lo Bo To » 28 Sep 2008, 04:14

tango42 wrote:Watched the Gay Parade today.

Pretty much what I expected.

Except for the wheelchairs with the signs "Disabled and Queer".


What's your point?
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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby urodacus » 28 Sep 2008, 11:11

disabled people are allowed to be gay too, you know. :rainbow:
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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby Juba » 28 Sep 2008, 18:14

Perhaps the original poster is troubled by the word "queer." But the word was reclaimed long ago. When you take back a word and wear it proudly, it is no longer effective as an insult.
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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby almas john » 28 Sep 2008, 18:16

Juba wrote:
When you take back a word and wear it proudly, it is no longer effective as an insult.

Reminds me of the word "convict" in Australia. They take it as more of a compliment than a slur. Sure is hard work insulting the swine.
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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby tango42 » 28 Sep 2008, 18:20

OP was no troubled by quote, nor had no point. Just an observation on a sign that is not seen very often.

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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby bismarck » 29 Sep 2008, 13:37

I had a post removed...

Any reason for that? Are we not allowed to poke fun at ourselves anymore?
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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby TainanCowboy » 29 Sep 2008, 13:40

Like no one didn't see this storm in a bottle coming.... :roll:


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Re: Disabled and Queer

Postby archylgp » 29 Sep 2008, 14:29

Although vaguely related in the sense that this issue is touchy, my favorite bumper sticker for the Seattle area (liberal) is: "nuke the unborn gay baby whales". Not because I have anything against unborn gay baby whales, but because it seems to cross many of the the liberals' points of issue as well as one of the conservatives'. (By the way, I am a "centralist progressive".)
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