Gay Culture is…

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Twitter user @introvertgay recently posted a message about gay culture that many people in LGBTQ community can relate to. “Gay culture is being a teenager when you’re 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live,” he wrote.

In 2012, the Human Rights Campaign surveyed more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, ages 13-17, and found that 42 percent of queer kids in America report living in a community that is “not accepting.” Ninety-two percent of them also said they “hear negative messages about being LGBT.”

In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that showed 34 percent of gay students are bullied on school property, 10 percent are threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, 28 percent are bullied online, and 18 percent have experienced physical dating violence.

@introvertgay explained the thought process behind his tweet (that spawned a whole “gay culture is…” meme) in a post on Medium that you can check out here.

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  1. UH OH ! People are going to hate this creature …
    — Since when is “you” a “yours” ? YOU are what you become once YOU become a YOU. As others become aware of YOU, YOU cease to be YOURS. YOU are become a one of some THEM.
    — Why is U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention making any survey of queers ? HOW do queers become part of any disease control ? How to queers become a part of disease prevention ?
    — YOU are part of THEM, like it, or, not. THEY are YOURS. YOU are THEIRS. YOU like it, or, not.

    1. — Smart you are !
      — Do read that stuff above. Do wonder what they are talking about.
      — Do wonder why queers are of a disease control and prevention program.
      — Queers are not a disease. What “control” and “prevention” are they writing about ?

    2. whiterabbit:

      You are not the only one! One would need the best GPS to get to any conclusion he’s trying for.

  2. Penboy,

    When he said, “Smart you are”, it sounded, in my mind at least, like the way that pointy eared green dwarf creature from Star Wars spoke to people.

  3. — If queers, homos, gays, and lesbians are not a disease, why is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention making a survey of us. ???
    — What “disease” are they wanting to “control” and “prevent” by way of such a survey. ???

    1. Seriously – you seem more concerned about who did the research/survey than the results. If you have a point you really have to try to make it understandable.

  4. — MANY do consider boy lovers, queers, lesbians, unusuals, and other sexual odds, are a disease. Why else do they so often make US illegal ? Why else hate US ? Why else investigate US as if a disease to control US and prevent US ?
    — The results of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey make numbers of US. They make no notes of the numbers of bullies nor their various other acts. They make no notes of who, how, and why WE get violence on dates. As mere examples.

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