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Living In Sin: Gay? Yay or nay?
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Do you think that if a guy sleeps with another guy he's gay but just won't admit it? My friend is dating this guy who says he's experimented with guys, but likes girls better. I think for a guy to go there at all, he must be gay. I think it's different for girls, but it's a much bigger deal when a guy crosses the line. What do you think?
- He's So Gay
I think people like you scare me. This is one of those ignoramus, back-woods, George Bush Numba One type question that makes me sad for the human race. No, it doesn't mean he's gay, it means he's comfortable enough with his sexuality to find out, even though he's surrounded by pinheaded homophobes like yourself. Oh, that all men had the luxury to explore another's bally area should they so desire!
We live in a patriarchal society that's in a deep homosexual panic. The only reason women* are allowed to mess around with other ladies, repercussion-free, is because guys find it hot. And because it doesn't mean the guy watching it could be gay. Some men are more scared of being gay, or being thought of as gay, than they are of being thought of as violent. Or narrow-minded.
If all men could skip happily into the arms of another, think of the harmonious world we'd live in. There'd be no need for parades, we'd all be proud and this gay-bashing around the marriage issue that our current administration is so shamelessly partaking in wouldn't be happening. And I wouldn't be getting annoying questions like this one.
*I'm talking about women who look like they belong on the mud flap of a truck. If they have even a touch of The Dykes they're in the same boat as the boys.