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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #878

TOO-ISM: On various types of discrimination from within the gay community.

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: Matt Baume with his latest news round-up.

QUEER UTAH: Troy D. Williams on Mormons and activism for The Hemispheric Institute's States of Devotion blog.

JOHN AMAECHI: David Pakman interviews the gay former NBA player about Kobe Bryant's slur.

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  1. "Too-ism' These men are confusing rejection with discrimination. If you're 60 or 50 or 40 or 30 and want the attentions of someone half your age, that's fine, but don't expect to get the attention and for sure don't call it "ageism". It's a preference on the part of the 60 or 50 or 40 or 30 or 20 year old Not to date you. And if you're White/Black/Blue/Green and someone Pink does not want to date you, that is a preference, not an "-ism". Don't take it as racism, it's not. If you're a Gay Male and don't want to date a women, are you labeled a "sexist"? I would not think so, and what's more you don't see your self as sexist, that's just not your preference in sexual partners. "Too-ism" is about rejection not discrimination.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Apr 26, 2011 5:34:20 PM


  2. so sargon...rejection can't be based on racism?

    Posted by: Pekemo | Apr 26, 2011 5:42:19 PM


  3. True fact: if not for shared discrimination based on sexual orientation, most gay people would have nothing to do with each other. Why don't heterosexuals have to all get along with each other?

    Posted by: nelson2 | Apr 26, 2011 5:53:51 PM


  4. The best part of the annual gay pride parade in NYC and how ALL members of the tribe come together. Gay culture is obsessed with image- we are all suppose to be young smooth and white- that is not always possible.

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 26, 2011 6:13:02 PM


  5. I couldn't *date* someone who performed in drag. It makes my dick go limp.

    That doesn't mean I think less of them... the heart (or penis) wants what it wants. And it's not in heels or lipstick.

    Posted by: JMG | Apr 26, 2011 7:04:25 PM


  6. @JMG

    You...do realize that drag performers are not constantly in drag...right?

    Posted by: Brandon | Apr 26, 2011 7:51:50 PM


  7. Why can't we just respect the validity of other people's experiences?

    Posted by: Robert | Apr 26, 2011 8:01:57 PM


  8. Once you see someone in drag, it's hard to erase that from your mind.

    Posted by: phineas | Apr 26, 2011 8:18:56 PM


  9. If you don't want to date someone who's your own age, then why should somebody younger want to?

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 26, 2011 10:33:59 PM


  10. Everyone is entitled to their own dating choices. That's not discriminiation, it's preference. I have a very diverse group of friends, but who I date is a different story, and it's no one's business but mine.

    And as a 40 year old, the age -ism doesn't bother me from guys in their 20's: it bothers me from guys my own age or older who waste their lives chasing twinks.

    Posted by: James | Apr 26, 2011 11:02:12 PM


  11. Just like straight people who don't want to hang around gays aren't homophobic, they're just expressing a preference. If you find an entire group of people uniformly unattractive, don't you need to ask yourself why?

    Posted by: Robert | Apr 28, 2011 12:15:36 AM


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