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Old 02-13-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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"Cool Straight People"

When Will and I were getting reading to bring Mark into our lives, I think I read the blog about a gay couples adventures in getting a baby from Gay.com about a million times. One great artical was about what the author called Cool Straight People or CSPs, which waw about all the wonderful straight people that helped the GLTB community become better intergated with mainstream society, and allow us to life our lives in peace. This is especially important to gay families as children need even more support from the community as a whole.

I am very lucky to have so many CSPs in my life. Between family, friends, and community members, so many have made Mark and my life so easy and acepted. Whether it is my sister taking over the job of "a woman's voice" to my son as he gets older, or the babysitter that talks about the diffrent styles of families, we are lucky enough to have a huge support system and live a great life.

As I have read through this board I have noticed a huge amount of CSPs that post on this board. It seems as if every thread has at least one person saying they're not gay but hope for the best in our lifes. I just wanted to say a big thankyou to all those people. Thank you for the support you give. It is only throught the suport of the majority that people in the minority can have the rights they diserve. Whether it is your support for equal-marriage, teaching your children that diversity is not something to be feared, or just being open minded to people of a diffrent lifestyle, I wanted you to know how much it means to us.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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Hey there! I'm a CSP with gay family and friends. I have four kids and I try my hardest to teach them that all people are different and to accept them all. It's pretty hard in today's society. I've been to Orlando during Gay Days and it was kind of nice to see couples out and about doing the "normal" things that are hidden most of the time. I'm all for happy people that are comfortable with themselves, gay or straight!

Congratulations on Mark!
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:47 PM   #3
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What a GREAT idea for a thread!! Yes.. Thank you, thank you to you all!!

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:20 PM   #4
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CSP.......Yippie I didn't know I had my own acronym.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:07 PM   #5
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As I have read through this board I have noticed a huge amount of CSPs that post on this board. It seems as if every thread has at least one person saying they're not gay but hope for the best in our lifes. I just wanted to say a big thankyou to all those people. Thank you for the support you give. It is only throught the suport of the majority that people in the minority can have the rights they diserve. Whether it is your support for equal-marriage, teaching your children that diversity is not something to be feared, or just being open minded to people of a diffrent lifestyle, I wanted you to know how much it means to us.
Here Here!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Noah for that statement.

Here's to all the Cool Straight People on DIS and in the World! :
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:07 PM   #6
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CSP's- That's awesome.

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Me either!! I have never been to these boards, but as a straight person who advocates for equal rights (and who rocks her liberal bumper stickers with pride), I was interested to see what was going on- congratulations on Mark!!! How wonderful for you!
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:30 PM   #7
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After all the horrible things people have been saying on the Gay Day threads I have been really ashamed of some of the straight people around here. I wanted to apologize for their behavior, but it occurred to me that the gay DISers already KNOW they have many straight allies and that those with all the ugly comments do NOT speak for all of us.

I adore my gay friends and I can't wait to experience WDW with our two very best gay friends in August. DS9 thinks his "uncles" are the most amazing men he knows. That's why we do our best to advocate for gay rights, speak up against intolerance, support companies with high diversity ratings (DH's company has a 100%!), pledge our money and our time to make the US a more welcoming place for GLBT citizens. I have yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who refuses to be my friend based on the fact that I am straight. There are plenty of straight people who could learn from that attitude!

Thank you to the gay DISers for sharing your stories, your photos, etc. You give a face and voice to the "cause" to people who might not think much about it otherwise. Not a day goes by that I don't wish for equality for all of you. You deserve every legal right a straight couple has. I hate that people have to make it a political issue. It is an issue of humanity. You all have my respect and my admiration! I hope that with all of us working together we can make a difference!
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:34 PM   #8
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As one of the first, non-Moderators, to post on this board, do I qualify?

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=994125

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Ps. And even though my wonderful big, gay, italian boy toy (see pic in thread above) ditched me for our DCL cruise in December, I still like his new fella!
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:58 PM   #9
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Oooh ... I see cool straight people on the DIS! I agree - thank you to all the people that say such nice things and support us. A couple weeks ago I posted a reply to one of the Gay Days threads and I thanked all the folks that wrote positive comments. The negative statements were very hurtful and frustrating (it was so bad that the whole thread was deleted) but they were far out weighed by the kind an sensitive ones. Thank you all!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:37 PM   #10
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I just had to say.... OMG, Mark is a cutie!!! I think I'd spend half my day blowing raspberries on those cheeks just to watch him giggle.
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:43 PM   #11
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I just had to say.... OMG, Mark is a cutie!!! I think I'd spend half my day blowing raspberries on those cheeks just to watch him giggle.
I was thinking the same thing!!! I'm having major baby envy right now!
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:03 PM   #12
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Hmm. I really like the acronym! I'm a CSP
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:42 AM   #13
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I've met LOTS of CSP here on the DIS

Two people who come to mind immediately are

jackskellingtonsgirl who joined us for Nosh Around the World

and Deb in IA, who along with her family joined Kevin and I on the Backstage Steam Train Tour!

WAY TO GO PEOPLE!!!!
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:56 AM   #14
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I've been lucky: most of my best guy friends are straight men. When I came out five years ago the reactions ranged from "Oh, okay..." to "Get over yourself. We KNEW!" I was 24, which should indicate how my generation (and the next one) views homosexuality as a non-issue.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:32 PM   #15
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Thank you to all the CSP who make our lives more tolerable and there are many of you on this board.
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