Being A Gay Handsome Fraternity Brother
Here’s one from the Reddit files again. It’s about what it’s like to be an openly gay fraternity brother and interacting with straight guys all the time. The gay frat guys respond to questions candidly.
One time I came to a meeting with huge hickeys across my neck, and a couple of guys were doing the normal joshing (“what happened there?” “Looks like someone had a good night!”) And my response was “You should see the other guy!” They loved it.”
You can read the rest here. Some of the responses might surprise you.
Your Most Homophobic Experience In School With A Teacher
I can honestly say that I never experienced homophobia from a teacher in school. And I went to a strict Catholic school where everyone was fair game. But I never had a teacher or a nun act homophobic toward me. Evidently, not everyone can say the same.
Again, it’s another Reddit thread where LGBT people respond to questions about whether or not they experienced homophobia from a teacher in school. Some replies are painful.
A teacher of mine, with whom i was close with, saw me crying over something (i dont really remember) in the first grade and said something along the lines of “what are you crying for? You dont want to look gay”
This single line had me repress my feelings and made me an asshole to everyone i meet.
I do remember one experience that didn’t happen directly to me. One of the nuns overheard one of the students refer to another student as a “fag.” The nun pulled him aside, told him never to use that word again, and then she proceeded to tell the entire class about how all people are different and sometimes words can hurt and damage people. And she never wanted to hear that word again. I never forgot that.
Rush Limbaugh and Lesbian Farmers
Normally, I wouldn’t post about something like this because I think people like Rush Limbaugh do what they do to get attention…and I don’t like giving it to them. But this one sounded so outrageous even I couldn’t help but check it out.
Far-right US radio host Rush Limbaugh says he believes President Obama wants to take over Republican strongholds with the help of ‘lesbians and transgender hillbillies’.
‘What the point of this is, folks, it’s not about lesbian farmers,’ Limbaugh said.
‘What they’re trying to do is convince lesbians to become farmers.’
All this stupidity came about because of an event sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture that’s trying to bring together LGBTI people from rural communities.
I have another story. I’ll keep it short.
When I was a kid growing up in NJ, we had neighbors who were two women. One worked as an executive secretary and the other a school teacher. Although they lived discreetly in the same home, and nothing was ever mentioned aloud in those days, most people suspected they were lesbians. They were very active in the community, too. At the time they were in their 50s, and when they decided to retire they moved to rural Pennsylvania, bought a farm together, and started a small business that focused on crafts and country folk art. They wound up selling that same business twenty years later for 5 million dollars. They employed hundreds of people.
Point of story: Lesbians don’t need Rush Limbaugh or his stupid opinions.
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