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Old May 9th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #21
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it was called a nosegay.

The word 'gay' was first used popularly to euphemize homosexual in Victorian England during the middle and last half of the 19th century - it became widespread when it was used in the scandal sheets and newspapers during the trials of Oscar Wilde. It was always used in a derogatory manner.
It was first popularized in America during the silent films when overtly effeminate men - who were implied homosexuals - were described as 'gay.' They were always objects of ridicule and, again, the term was used in a derogatory manner.

It wasn't until the homosexual community decided to "take back" the word and use it themselves as a sign of pride and survival that there began to be complaints about the word being usurped by the militant homosexuals who were taking a word which was once 'nice' and making it about something shameful and dirty. It was only acceptable to call homosexuals 'gay' when it was derogatory. The gay community did the same thing when they took the pink triangle - which they were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps - as their emblem of pride.

Did that help?
So why then did you all go about ruining rainbows. Parades and unicorns?
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Old May 9th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #22
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So why then did you all go about ruining rainbows. Parades and unicorns?
My rainbows, parades and unicorns are just fine.

It just appears that excalibur has a particularly sensitive sect of each. And he, himself is equally prone to becoming extinct I think. Or at least his attitudes.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #23
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My rainbows, parades and unicorns are just fine.

It just appears that excalibur has a particularly sensitive sect of each. And he, himself is equally prone to becoming extinct I think. Or at least his attitudes.

Shhhewe....I was getting concerned the 5th of May parade is in the morning and I didn't want it ruined like weddings and freedom of religion.

The May Day parade was good. But then again I'm not sure from who's perspective because the atheists even had a booth and the anarchists were
Out in abundance.
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Well, I live in New Haven, where the Gay Pride parade is so family friendly it's boring - we don't even attend. It's like watching an elementary school procession - all those dads and moms showing off their young'uns. Ugh. You'll never find a photo of the New Haven Pride Parade in a national newspaper trying to sell papers. Nothing to see here!

As far as rainbows, I'm pretty sure that Reverend Jackson first usurped the Rainbow as the symbol of the Rainbow Coalition - and the gay pride committee just jumped on the bandwagon.

I don't know anything about unicorns. Except they're pretty in the movies.
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Except that the COURTS didn't implement those LAWS. The ELECTED officials, city councilmen, congressmen and senators passed LAWS, signed by the respective governors and presidents.
Yes, and after it becomes law, some snot-nosed judge will strike it down for being unconstitutional.
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Old May 10th, 2015, 06:33 AM   #26
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The cacon post goober responded to used the phrase "government mandated". It is you that threw in court mandated. I thought he was just using a shorter term and responded with the same terminology.
He also used the word "courts".
But I don't think of Big Gulp sodas or seatbelt fastening as a Lifestyle.

Lifestyle is a more encompassing term, that implies a number of things.
Fastening seatbelts is a part of a healthy lifestyle, as is avoiding sugar.
No court to my knowledge has "mandated" a gay lifestyle.
Courts have recognized the rights of gay people.
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Well, I live in New Haven, where the Gay Pride parade is so family friendly it's boring - we don't even attend. It's like watching an elementary school procession - all those dads and moms showing off their young'uns. Ugh. You'll never find a photo of the New Haven Pride Parade in a national newspaper trying to sell papers. Nothing to see here!

As far as rainbows, I'm pretty sure that Reverend Jackson first usurped the Rainbow as the symbol of the Rainbow Coalition - and the gay pride committee just jumped on the bandwagon.

I don't know anything about unicorns. Except they're pretty in the movies.

I was teasing T

But our pride week gets a bit nuts here. To many tourists for my liking
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Where has a court mandated a lifestyle?
As apposed to social norms.
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As apposed to social norms.
I still dot fully understand what you are trying to say here.
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I still - after all these years - have never been given a truly informative description of a "lifestyle."

I know people with "lives" - but "lifestyles?" Sounds a little bit like a People magazine word.
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