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Offline brian

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3285 on: August 07, 2021, 03:43:41 PM »
This article was part of several pages in our Free Local paper discussing the difficulties face by ageing gays needing to go into retirement villages or nursing homes. It is now on the front page of the website of our Regional newspaper (same ownership)
I am very familiar with Summerset where these men live, as for a number of years I went there at least once, often twice or more per week to take an elderly lady to church, concerts and on walks. Sylvia has now passed so I rarely go there now.

https://www.odt.co.nz/the-star/quiet-romance-still-continues-flourish

I do notice they mention parties of couples. I was actually told by one gay couple (they were near neighbours back in Australia) that they rarely invited single men to their dinners.
While I have lots of heterosexual friends and I do not hide my sexuality, I do not know any out gay men in my city. Being a university town there are a number of  GLBT societies on offer but they are hardly going to welcome or be of much interest to a gay man in his late 70's.



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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3286 on: August 07, 2021, 04:44:22 PM »

I remember a few decades ago when someone changed this old saying a bit, with "Nobody loves you when you're old and gay."

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3287 on: August 07, 2021, 06:59:22 PM »
It was lovely to find that I was still attractive when in my 60s to many Thai men.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3288 on: August 08, 2021, 10:31:47 AM »

Thumbs up!

Offline lislis

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3289 on: August 13, 2021, 04:49:08 PM »
https://www.advocate.com/news/2021/8/13/james-hormel-first-out-gay-us-ambassador-dead-88
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Clinton put him in the ambassadorial post through a recess appointment, bypassing the Senate, in 1999. Hormel served until 2001.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3290 on: August 13, 2021, 04:59:57 PM »
Thanks for that link, lislis!  he will be missed.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3291 on: August 21, 2021, 08:23:16 AM »
Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3292 on: August 21, 2021, 08:36:45 AM »
Thanks for the link, Fritzie!  yes, an interesting article!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3294 on: August 28, 2021, 12:25:37 PM »
^^^ WOW.. never in a million years... The power of YT to make millions.  Nice.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3295 on: August 29, 2021, 10:42:32 AM »

That link is broken already.  :(

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3296 on: September 12, 2021, 06:05:31 PM »
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has installed its first openly trans bishop. I'm sort of not surprised it took place in San Francisco.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3297 on: September 14, 2021, 09:20:13 AM »
https://www.advocate.com/sports/2021/9/14/carl-nassib-forces-fumble-win-first-game-after-coming-out
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The game was the first in the history of the league to feature an out gay player.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3298 on: September 17, 2021, 04:38:50 PM »
Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

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