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Old 03-14-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Message Board community getting more open minded?

There is a thread on the theme parks board asking about gay days, and it is actually very positive. I remember threads like that getting nasty very quickly in the not so recent past. Do you think people are REALLY becoming more open minded, or are there other factors going on? Are the mods deleting negative posts? Have the people who say negative things gotten blasted too many times, so they keep quiet? Are gay days getting tamer, so less people complain? Am I being to cynical? Are people REALLY changing their opinions?
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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I think more people have been at that time of year, and are now posting instead of just going off of heresy.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:01 PM   #3
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Yes, people are becoming more accepting. There will always be those against us but we have more people on our side every day. Heck, you have millions of people singing "I Was Born This Way" (the fastest selling single ever) it's got to be sinking into the minds of those who don't like gays or are unsure.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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I'm going to find the truth this year at gaydays 2011. IMO, being gay is now "old".
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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I'm going to just say ...
"Don't count your chickens" about that thread.

But It would be nice... finally!
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #6
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There will always be some idiot who is either trolling or will spoil the thread. I'm willing to wager that most are just afraid of getting points.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:33 PM   #7
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Yes, people are becoming more accepting. There will always be those against us but we have more people on our side every day. Heck, you have millions of people singing "I Was Born This Way" (the fastest selling single ever) it's got to be sinking into the minds of those who don't like gays or are unsure.
I was visiting my fam down in Kentucky a few weekends ago. My 10 year old niece got upset because, for some reason, "Born This Way" wasn't on her iPod anymore. I think her Dad synced it to the wrong account. I was thrilled, and I am not even a big fan of the track. Gaga reached such a wide audience with the song. I thought my niece was a country music girl!
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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There is a thread on the theme parks board asking about gay days, and it is actually very positive. I remember threads like that getting nasty very quickly in the not so recent past. Do you think people are REALLY becoming more open minded, or are there other factors going on? Are the mods deleting negative posts? Have the people who say negative things gotten blasted too many times, so they keep quiet? Are gay days getting tamer, so less people complain? Am I being to cynical? Are people REALLY changing their opinions?

There were people who didn't like Gay Days? Have they ever BEEN at Gay Days? I honeymooned in DL and discovered that we had booked for Gay Days without knowing it. It was awesome! The atmosphere was totally positive and happy (even for Disney) and being surrounded by lots of couple was a nice romantic touch.

One of the best times of year to go, IMO.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:17 PM   #9
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sorry to invade the forum here, from up there, but so far the thread is staying very nice. I'm happy to do my part.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:00 AM   #10
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sorry to invade the forum here, from up there, but so far the thread is staying very nice. I'm happy to do my part.
WOW - Great
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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It's morphing into what's acceptable on a t-shirt... (ah..you guys can read for yourselves LOL)

I just read the other thread where someone posted about the "barely even friends..then some body bends..." shirt and I practically wet myself laughing.... I think there might be a market for Gay Disney t-shirts.....
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Yup... I haven't read the thread since yearly yesterday morning but I've been very pleased with the answers on there -- the nastiness isn't prevalent like I have seen in other threads.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:24 PM   #13
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I have not seen the thread referred to here, but the perception of gays has indeed changed.

It used to be that only the most extreme gays were vocal very much, and so I don't fault any gays for not wanting to be associated with that scene if they had careers to protect, child custody that they did not want to lose, etc. Let's face it gays can be jerks as well as any heterosexual. As more and more very responsible citizens are saying "Yeah, I am gay too" heterosexuals who say "Oh, they are all alike" are exposed as jerks.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:02 AM   #14
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Let's face it gays can be jerks as well as any heterosexual..
Yeah, but we do it in couture!
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There were people who didn't like Gay Days? Have they ever BEEN at Gay Days? I honeymooned in DL and discovered that we had booked for Gay Days without knowing it. It was awesome! The atmosphere was totally positive and happy (even for Disney) and being surrounded by lots of couple was a nice romantic touch.

One of the best times of year to go, IMO.
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