Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Question -- How many close LGBTQQIA friends do you have?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    7,124

    Question -- How many close LGBTQQIA friends do you have?

    How many close LGBTQQIA friends do you have?
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  2. #2
    Senior Member razz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,253
    None that I am aware of because it is not something that registers with me unless the individual makes his/her orientation obvious. I suspect that younger people who are of dating age and interested would be more alert to this. I definitely am past that stage, thank heavens.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

  3. #3
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    7,124
    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    None that I am aware of because it is not something that registers with me unless the individual makes his/her orientation obvious. I suspect that younger people who are of dating age and interested would be more alert to this. I definitely am past that stage, thank heavens.
    Come on! This is your chance to do some virtue signaling.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  4. #4
    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    10,978
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    How many close LGBTQQIA friends do you have?
    several men, probably 5 or 6. And many acquaintances.

    When DH went out for his 60th birthday dinner, I asked him ”who you want to go with us?” He chose two gay men.

  5. #5
    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Jersey
    Posts
    7,030
    A bunch. DH and I have a theatre background. . And as I mentioned in another post, I tend to fall in love with gay guys.

    And my DIL has a transgendered female to male brother.

    And to be honest, I don't mean to flaunt stereotypes, but my DH has a strong feminine side and I have a strong masculine side. He cries at the drop of a hat and he's the one that develops our social network, and he dresses me--he has fantastic taste. I bring home the bacon, pride myself on my stoicism, and can usually figure out how do put things together. But who knows what that means? We're probably all LGBTQQIA to some extent.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
    www.silententry.wordpress.com

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,722
    Two that I know of. And they both had to tell me. I've never been much good at reading people that way. I have the gift of insensitivity.

  7. #7
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,196
    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I have the gift of insensitivity.
    Sometimes a little "blindness" is not a bad thing.

    Of close friends, one is bisexual (she told me; otherwise I would never have figured it out myself). If the others are, they'll have to tell me (if they want me to know). I'm always the last person to figure out that a co-worker or celebrity was LGBTQQIA. Matters to me as much as hair color or one's political stance*; IOW, it doesn't.


    * I am very sensitive to the stated worldview matching "the talk". A person cannot claim to me to be a faithful disciple of Jesus while they demonstrate prejudice and a distinct disregard for "the poorest among you". I have some Libertarian friendquaintances (really, they have the card); while I don't agree with their worldview, I respect that they conduct their own lives following libertarian principles. That synchronization means a lot to me.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  8. #8
    Senior Member Sad Eyed Lady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    941
    A few that I know, and a few more that haven't told me in so many words. I kinda take the Rod Stewart approach from his song "The Killing of Georgie":

    "Georgie boy was gay I guess,
    nothing more, nothing less.
    He was the kinda guy I've ever known".
    "Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in the midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free." Leonard Cohen

  9. #9
    Senior Member bae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Offshore
    Posts
    6,665
    If you are using the "A" as "Ally", then all of my close friends. The majority also would seemingly qualify for at least one of the other special letters.

    But my sample is biased.

    SPQR

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,722
    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    If you are using the "A" as "Ally", then all of my close friends. The majority also would seemingly qualify for at least one of the other special letters.

    But my sample is biased.

    SPQR
    The Senate and People of Rome?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •