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Straight & Gay Friends Calling Each Other . . .


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May 24, 2005
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Texan by Choice
I'm a guy who has straight and gay friends. We all like each other. When we're together, we sometimes call each other fags, faggots, etc. It's suddenly become a term of endearment for us.

A lot of the time, it's my friends who are gay that call us straight guys and girls "fags."

It's how you say it and how you use it that can be offensive or meant to be a tease. Or are my gay friends just plain wrong for doing what they're doing and should be condemned by their fellow gay & lesbian sisters? I would say brothers, but, well, anyway . . . .

It's not like I call every gay person I see on the street a "fag." I have better sense than that. Obviously, I'm someone who wants to know someone for who he or she is, and not for what they are. Or am I still an ignorant S.O.B. who should be politically correcticized by the folks on the extreme left? And therefore, should my gay friends, who are by no means fans of Bush...George W., that is . . . be banned from anything homosexual?


Only Way Round is Through
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Feb 24, 2005
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Pasadena, California
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Slightly Liberal
I just don't say the term. I find it offensive when it is used except to mean a smoke. My gay friends get pissed off, so I have learned not to do it and I think everyone should too.
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