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is he a homophobe?
(theo added the functionality ages ago)
but he refuses
but yeah....that lloks fine
and he's all about that £$€
sensbilities ...... perhaps skoda (Vw) and renault dont like the gay? (these are the adverts showing at the moment....please also note i said perhaps.....i dont know.....but it does make you wonder)
Dubai IS homophobic....I dont mind saying that....in fact just to emphasise it.....I am sure that Renault and VW have anti discrimination policies.... whereas I am sure that Dubai IS hostile towards human relationships.
UAE (Dubai) has death penalty available for homosexuality.......it would seem to be incongruous for a site such as this (Dis) to actually host an advert for Dubai (in general.....the ad was just like....dubai, come here its great) given Dis's 'values' (If there is such a thing as dis values)
And would probably have to stay up for 7 weeks until I can get someone to turn it off.
It would like involve 27 CSS bugs, conflicts with the adverts, issues on anything pre IE9 and people on mobiles only seeing a rainbow :-/
....PS I know ur not phobic
Sorry to be that guy but I do find it weird that UK people seem to be celebrating the law changing in another country more than they did when it changed in their own.
The Facebook page to change your profile picture is /celebratepride so think it's more to do with that than the supreme court decision, though I'm in favour of celebrating legislative changes in other countries anyway, especially ones as legally influential as the USA.
I think it's more my timeline on fb I don't think most of the people on there are aware of pride at all, it's just the American thing. And you're right they are massively influential but American culture being seen as more significant or interchangeable with our own is one of my top beeves.
Of course American culture is more significant than our own. For better or worse they are the dominant country in the world. Over here it took at lot longer than it should but now the majority are ok with it, over there they have really had to struggle, legal back and forth reversals etc, for all those opposers to finally be given the ultimate stfu seems very historic to me.
But I just think it's sad people getting more excited about the law changing in a foreign country than in their own, when the latter is the one that could have the actual bearing on their lives.
I think it's primarily because I'm a teacher and I'm fucking sick and tired of teaching kids who seem to either think they are American somehow or wish they were.
I just don't think it was as pivotal moment here, more the law catching up with public opinion, the gradual approach of civil partnerships meant it was quite as big a moment.
Also Britain doesn't really have a culture anymore, a British city could be anywhere, more so than most places. I have a friend who hates American culture and his commitment to Northern Britishness seems even more artificial
But since the US is about 8 times the size of the UK and is home to the most influential brands and thought leaders in the world - they play a much bigger role in terms of global social influence. This is a globally seismic event and one that could only come from America. It sends a very clear message from the West to other countries who are late to the big fabulous gay party and sticks two fingers up to those who want to oppress, torture and murder LGBT people.
The LGBT battle is a global one, but it's also a deeply personal one. It's good to show solidarity with the worlds biggest and most powerful country when they do something right for an oppressed global group. There are millions of gay men and women who risk their lives daily by simply existing, and I think it's great to stick rub freedom in the faces of the cuntish governments (Uganda, Russia, Malaysia etc) across as many social channels as possible. It's a small act, but it has power.
I found it really heartwarming to wake up yesterday morning before Pride and see so many people openly showing their support for this. It gave my partner of five years (from a strict Muslim background) the courage to tell his brother about us - a very bg deal to him. There's a lot to be said about knowing that your love is endorsed by the world's biggest economy.
Rainbows are really pretty.
sorry didn't mean to diminish the importance of when it happened in the uk
I say this as somebody who is guilty of this too. Just... suck it up.
was so easy to do, that's why so many people did it.
Because he's not a massive attention seeker?
Just to quantify, I can't get my head around why gay marriage (or....marriage) wasn't 'a thing' in the first place. I just don't understand celebrating something which should never have been denied to anyone originally. My head doesn't work good though.
Those do-gooding bastards!
your head doesn't work
If you recognise people think differently about these things you should probably remember that before calling others attention seekers. I think all the rainbows everywhere are wonderful, must make people feel supported and the opponents feel out of step which can only be a good thing
for example, i refuse to express relief or happiness when a friend recovers from a disease
not a homophobe he just has a deep hatred of leprechauns
glad to have reached the level of cultural ubiquity where a throway friday night joke generates 30 responses.
maybe soon i can get to the point where my threads regularly have over fifty posts
You're no deep_blue
and unsexist......most disagreement seems to stem from ancilliary issues