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Archive for August, 2012

You’re Special Just Like Everyone Else

Posted by Roobs on August 22, 2012

In the past two months, I’ve seen as many articles by gay men who are trying to explain why all gay men are seemingly obsessed with their physical appearance, specifically their physique.  The first article I saw was back in mid-July from the internet site Gawker, entitled, The real reason gay men don’t get fat.  The most recent article was written this week for a blog called Hommemaker.  Orlando Soria writes Why gay men hate their bodies.  Both articles make the unremarkable announcement that gay men are (wait for it), into physically fit bodies.  And not only are they into physically fit bodies they are, in fact… (drumroll) concerned with their own physical fitness.  Shocking, I know.  The main problem with posts like these, from my perspective, is less on the content and more on the stereotype and over simplified statement it makes about the gay community as a whole.

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Rant: Don’t Judge the Chick-Fil-A Eaters

Posted by Roobs on August 17, 2012

Chick Fil A.  The fast food chain’s owner making his position on homosexuality and same-sex marriage public isn’t exactly top news anymore.  But I find myself still thinking about it.  Not necessarily the position of this corporate owner, but the wide spreading view towards the chain by pro-LGBT groups and individuals.  I find myself wondering if this is at all the correct position to take.  Boycotting the restaurant or not is not necessarily the issue.  How we treat those who do not share our actions, is.

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