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Old October 26th, 2017, 02:57 PM   #21
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It seems as though I'm in the minority here. I don't think that saying "that's gay" is acceptable at all. Even if the person saying it doesn't mean it that way, the person it is said to or even a person just listening in might take offense to it.




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Old October 27th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #22
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It seems as though I'm in the minority here. I don't think that saying "that's gay" is acceptable at all. Even if the person saying it doesn't mean it that way, the person it is said to or even a person just listening in might take offense to it.
This exactly. It is derogatory and degrading. It is like using the N word or saying something racial. You are stereotyping a whole sexuality. This is my opinion.

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Old November 4th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #23
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Honestly, no, I don't think it's okay. I find it quite rude to people who are attracted to other guys to be honest. (I've also heard "gay" applied to women who are attracted to other women, just thought I'd mention.) Just my opinion.

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Old November 5th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #24
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I'll be honest...I don't really care for it, but I'm not offended by it. Having said that, I pride myself on having a 'hard shell' between how I project myself and how I really feel.

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I'm gay and I don't care if someone says 'that's gay'. Instead I feel pretty annoyed if someone uses the word 'faggot'.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 08:02 PM   #26
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kinda funny question because i've seen a couple of super old movies that say the word 'gay' a bunch of times, but in those movies the word means to be happy. I think in one of the movie someone said something like 'you look so gay today!' which was funny.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #27
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I don't particularly like it when straight people (or people who don't identify as not-straight) say "that's gay." It's less about giving the word a pejorative connotation as much as it belies a lack of sensitivity or consideration that makes me uncomfortable, both as a friend of not-straight people and as a queer person myself.

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Old November 8th, 2017, 02:57 PM   #28
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Like some others have said, it really depends on the context. There have been a couple times recently where I've been offended when people have said "oh she looks so gay" or "that's such a gay thing to do" in a purposely insulting manner, and people haven't really understood why and just call me sensitive. I don't understand why people would do that.

Another example that happened today which kind of made me write this post just now... some boys in school were talking about my girlfriend, after seeing a photo on Facebook. I hear one of them say "oh, she's turned into such a lesbian now" and similar comments until someone says that me and her have been together for a while. They instantly came up to me and said sorry, but I can't understand why they would say sorry if they clearly meant what they said ?? people are so confusing

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