Just some ponderings...
Well, I spent a little time perusing DLR (Mel=glutton for punishment) and I have to agree with what many of the dl_anon posters have said: this place is a breeding ground for a cult. There is something about the flavor of the posts that lulls you into feeling there is some sense to all this crap. I can't explain it. Maybe because *some* of the posters are obviously educated and can put forth a convincing, if seriously flawed and delusional, argument.
Hell, if I hadn't been watching both DLR and dl_anon in an effort to see both sides, it might have taken me longer to figure out the underlying poison of DLR. Specifically, that certain posters claim a stalker-like "knowledge" of the stars and take any and all references to said stars VERY PERSONALLY, as if someone were admiring/criticizing their best friend. Scary.
But the whole sterotypical "they must be in gay lurve because all gay people do this" or "gay people wouldn't act that way" just takes the cake. This is the biggest load of shit I've ever had the misfortune to read.
I've said it before and said it again, when people talk like this, they are perpetuating the fear/distrust/hate that many people still feel towards gays and bisexuals. Lumping all gay behavior into one pile and all straight antics into another is just deepening the division. And they think they are promoting gay rights. Go march in a parade or write your to congressman to support gay marriages. Don't hang around on a gossip board and slavishly swallow whatever garbage is thrown your way.
And, again, I have already posted this to the dl_anon forum: I have two brothers, one gay and one straight. Both are very demonstrative and affectionate towards each other. Both would think nothing of hugging/hanging all over/wrestling with male friends/family members. Because that's how we were brought up. We are a close-knit, loving group. We dogpile on one another on the old family couch. My sister and I hold hands or put our arms around each other when walking in public. Are we lesbians now? Sheesh.
Grow up. Look around. There is a great big world out there with individuals who all think and act differently, no matter what their sexual orientation.
*damn, no matter how hard I try, that damn soapbox is ALWAYS there*
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