Pride in our people: our LGBT community

 
Topic moved from News by dthead on 17 Jun 2018 21:40
  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
are you trying to "convert" us? we just want to continue our daily lives... yeah yeah its cool and all but right now its time the celebration dies down a little so we can go on with our lives
penguin2233
Here is an idea, the LGBTQIA Community can celebrate for the same number of years that they were persecuted and discriminated against, times by the number of people it affected or better still until people like yourself stop getting their knickers in a twist the Community is embraced by the Community as a whole, then add a few extra years for good measure Laughing

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  Brianr Assistant Commissioner

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
I am 74 years old. When I was a young man, I read that the NSW police commissioner considered people like me to be the most vile of human beings just because of something I could not change.  
Despite being a respected high school teacher, admired by students, respected by parents, I had a secret that could not be divulged. Police made me nervous although I have only had 2 minor speeding infringements all my life. Dating girls was embarrassing and uncomfortable. I had my first same sex relationship in my 30's and it did not last due to my hangups. Today I read in the NZ newspapers about a police cadet who proposed to his same-sex partner today at the end of his graduation and the police commissioner was one of the first to congratulate him.
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/cops-same-sex-proposal-grand-gesture
I need to pinch myself that it can be true. It brings tears to my eyes but also regrets that it is too late for me. I still cannot be open with my best mates who are straight although I have had confidential chats with some of the women in my social group and know that my sexuality is common knowledge, so the guys must know.
I once told a young man (late 20's) that I did not go into a room and say "Hi, I am gay" he replied "I do".
I want young gay people to be proud of their sexuality and not have to hide it like I did.  If it upsets some of you too bad.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Only 2 speeding tickets, you lucky sod, I've had dozens of the truckers.
  penguin2233 Locomotive Driver

Location: Craigieburn, Melbourne VIC
im not complaining about the fact they have rights, its just they keep saying it over and over. its getting very annoying. and i do think many people do want to move on. just because they are gay or lesbian doesnt mean they get super rights and are above other people. thats what i think needs to be changed.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
m not complaining about the fact they have rights, its just they keep saying it over and over. its getting very annoying. and i do think many people do want to move on. just because they are gay or lesbian doesnt mean they get super rights and are above other people. thats what i think needs to be changed.
"penguin2233"
Are you serious? They took decades to get equality; that's what they wanted. Your idea of super rights is the worst type of BS.
  penguin2233 Locomotive Driver

Location: Craigieburn, Melbourne VIC
define worst type of BS. they make it feel like that they rule the world or something. i dont care so why are you always in my face about it? and ive seen people abuse this type of thing before..
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
define worst type of BS.
penguin2233
Define "worst type of BS"?  Easy - the tripe you're writing about the LGBT community looking for super rights.

they make it feel like that they rule the world or something.
penguin2233
You're wasting your talents here - you should become a professional writer of fairy stories. . . . "Rule the world or something";  I wonder what "something" is.

ive seen people abuse this type of thing before.
penguin2233
You have? What sort of abuse? What other "type of thing" have you witnessed?

You're busy creating a problem where there isn't one. Nobody is persecuting you. You do not need to take any notice of anything that you don't like.  I live in a pretty cosmopolitan area, and the passage of the same sex marriage bill has made no observable difference to people here.
Get yourself an interest - railways perhaps, or maybe go into business shampooing goldfish. But; for heaven's sake, stop beating up on something that just isn't there.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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