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Author Topic: Having Some Fun With Rupert  (Read 1517 times)

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Offline Peter Staley

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Having Some Fun With Rupert
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:52:36 AM »
Does having my pic on The Daily Beast's home page mean I've arrived?  [Is there an emoticon for "tongue in cheek"?]


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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 12:17:39 PM »
I'm not sure where you have arrived at Peter, but straighten up your tiara and smile ;D for the cameras.

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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 02:12:13 PM »
Many more important people than I have opinions about this "assimiliation" of gay culture into the "mainstream" of American culture. It seems inevitable, yet when examined....there is a tendancy to intolerance even among gays and lesbians of "radical" or "extreem" people, opinions and behavior.
I have enciountered this here in my city when we hung a "LGBT" artists' work in the lobby of the community center.  This particular artist had rendered in great detail the erect penis of a male.  The mainstream gays and lesbians who use the center for community activities THAT INVOLVE CHILDREN, demanded we remove or COVER UP the offending part.  I was just aghast. The purpose of the art exhibit was to show gay and lesbian work.....and thats what we did. 
Is this what we are coming to? A gay world that looks just like the straight world....complete intolerance of drag queens and "Leather" clubs?  If you remember at the last march on Washington the organizers did not want drag queens or Leather guys in the parade.....because they were too "controversial" and lent a poor image to the middle class status mainstream LGBT leaders wanted to project.  We all know that drag queens STARTED the Stonewall riots that set off the Gay Liberation in 1969.  But in 2009 drag queens are unacceptable to LGBT political contenders who have to distance themselves from that sort of people in order to appeal to a wider segment of the population.
I miss the old days.  When gay bars and leather clubs florished.  When gay pride parades meant more than just showing the straight population how middle class we are with babies in strollers.  I prefer the DYKES ON BIKES to the strollers.  That old "in your face", "we're queer we're here, get used to it", has been taken over by strollers.??? 
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 02:22:27 PM »
Oh, there's ALWAYS been a bit of that.  I remember going to my first 100% gay party as a freshman in college (1983) and it was all preppy guys, and in I marched looking like a reject from a Kajagoogoo video and they were all aghast.  Well, except for the old queen that did window displays at Hess's out at the mall and looked like a cheap version of Bryan Ferry.  He came on a bit strong, so I entertained him by casually knocking off all of the potted plants from the balcony which he found wildly amusing.

There have always been prissy queens and their quasi-Republican country club mores.
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Offline bear60

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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 02:29:17 PM »
Thats true David.....but I think what I am saying is that unless we are careful we may BECOME "them".  Its sort of like when you realize that you have become your mother (or father) and you just hate it but can't seem to prevent it from happening.
All this intolerance today is very scary. Even a little bit of intolerance is scary...especially when its LGBT on LGBT.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 06:23:53 PM »
Rupert who? Isn't he an actor that was in a movie, like, a long time ago?

Offline bocker3

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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 09:06:01 PM »
All this intolerance today is very scary. Even a little bit of intolerance is scary...especially when its LGBT on LGBT.

This is true -- I mean what should we do about "them" -- those that want to adopt children, push strollers or live like a middle class straight person????

My point here...... tolerance has to go both ways.  I agree with your point and would much rather spend an evening with some drag queens than a couple of gay parents and their screaming children (says the Grandpa of 4 -- whose grandkids would NEVER act like that) -- however it isn't BAD that some folks want that.  So, let's call folks out for behavior, but not by ridiculing them for how they want to live their lives (i.e. differently than "we" might want to live).

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Re: Having Some Fun With Rupert
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 06:13:07 AM »

[Is there an emoticon for "tongue in cheek"?]

No, but there's an emoticon for "tongue out of cheek".  :P :P :P

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