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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2003, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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i don't know how this board treats issues like asking if people are gay, but i am going to presume that if it is put in a non-dircriminatory way there is nothing wrong with it.

i sometimes wonder how many people on this board are actually gay, because there seems to be a large percentage. i am more interested, however, in knowing what is the average age different people came out in relation to the country/society they lived in. i am not gay, but i wonder about this because it seems like there are lot of young people who are opening gay, but when i went to school i don't think anybody in my entire school was openly a homosexual, and i never really thought about this fact until i came onto this board. of course there were people who were suspected of being gay (sorry if that sounds bad) but no one ever officially said they were or did anything specifically which would confirm that they were. i am sure this had a lot do with fact that it was all male private school with a strong sporting culture etc, but it is not like this was twenty years ago or anything, in fact it was less than two years ago that i was at school. i hope this thread doesn't offend people, and i am not trying to make out that being gay changes who you are as a person or that is defines who you are, but i just would like to get some impression of how attitudes differ across the vast cultural mosaic which is our world.
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Hmm...well I'm in USA, and open about it at school, and it's not a big problem....there are always certain people...but there always will be. You'd think I'd have it pretty bad, living in the deep south (New Orleans) where things like this are treated alot worse, however I go to the #1 academic high school in the state and like #2 in the country. So it's not as bad as other places. Anything else you wanna know? lol =P


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"Coming out" is kinda hard to define. I mean it's a process usually - you don't just go around to everyone and say "Hi, I'm gay". You might tell a friend, and then your family, and then some other friends, but not all at once. For me it;s been a gradual thing. But as I didn't really discover my sexuality until I left high school - I wasn't out during high school. (If I had known I was gay during high school there is NO WAY I would have been openly out either). I'm still not fully out at the moment. Everyone on the board knows, but in real life, not everyone knows. My friends do, and I did tell my Dad - but he doesn't believe it. I'm still cautious about telling some people.

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i just decided that i don't know why i posted this thread. i think i had one too many bears watching the rugby tonight. i think i could say something offense which i don't mean so i might just let this thread think into oblivion. at least until i am sober
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Ted Casablanca has sex with men behind Neely's back but claims to be straight. Neely also claims he is straight and that she is the dame who can prove it! But the fact remains, Ted Casablanca does have sex with me. In or out?

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What's offensive about it? Relax, switz. You haven't said anything homophobic.

The only problem is that there have been numerous threads on this before (I see you only joined recently).

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People my age in the late teens like to experiement like DeuceDiva said, theres a lot of Bi-Sexuality going on, but most people end up being straight.

A example of a famous person is Pierce Brosnan who thought he was gay in his teens but he is not now.

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i have an important question.
Can gay be changed?i mean like Pierce Brosnan, he thought he was gay, what made him become straight?

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Two females usually, I have two friends who have both been involved in lesbain relationships.

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Well, Neely has claimed that she is the "dame" who can make people straight. So far, Ted Casablanca is still sleeping with men, so I think she must admit failure on this. Though, once, Neely did catch Ted messing around with a "broad" in her pool, so maybe it is right to say that you, well, at least Neely, can turn someone gay into someone bi-sexual.

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switz, I didn't find your post offensive at all. I think it's great that you, as a straight person, are interested enough in the topic of homosexuality and coming out to create a thread about it (even if you weren't 100% sober at the time ).

When I was in high school (which was a few years back now), no one was "out". I have seen and heard though that in the last couple of years that that's starting to change as people are coming out at earlier ages.

BTW, homosexuality is not a "decision" one makes. One doesn't just wake up one day and "decide" to be gay. Sure, one can make the "decision" whether or not to act out on his/her homosexual feelings, but the feelings themselves are there regardless of choice.

And some do find it "trendy" to experiment or be open to same-sex encounters, but this trend is relegated strictly to females. Male on male action is definitely not viewed this way.
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i have an important question.
Can gay be changed?i mean like Pierce Brosnan, he thought he was gay, what made him become straight?
No... I assumed Pierce Brosnan was sexual confusion, that's all.


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I did tell my Dad - but he doesn't believe it.
That's funny, have you had boyfriends in the past? That might be it. It sounds like he didn't give you a hard time though so that's good.

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