Shifting toward acceptance

Shifting toward acceptance

There are 26 comments on the Tallahassee Democrat story from Jan 28, 2006, titled Shifting toward acceptance. In it, Tallahassee Democrat reports that:

According to those who supposedly know, the Academy Award race for best actor may come down to a choice between Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Capote" and Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain." Both actors certainly ...

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Jef

Magog, Canada

#1 Jan 29, 2006
Its hard to understand giving a movie BEST PICTURE of the year
yet not including ONE of its actors as a BEST??????? Surely
with Brokeback mountain one of its fine actors more than deserves
to hold a best actor- best/supporting actor/actress?????????
Kim San Diego

San Diego, CA

#2 Jan 30, 2006
I whole heartedly agree with you, Jef! I cannot believe that Heath Ledger has not received an award yet for his performance; HOWEVER, I am holding out hope of all hopes that he will come out of the Academy Awards with the OSCAR he deserves!!! I am hoping they are SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST....Go Heath! We love you and we loved your performance.
SLF

AOL

#4 Feb 6, 2006
Heterodefender, you really need to find some new words. Yeah, we all know you can't stand the "Homosexual Agenda Propaganda"; enough already. I don't expect to change your mind so what makes you think all of this moronic babbling is going to change our minds? Save your breath and spare us all.
SLF

AOL

#5 Feb 6, 2006
Hey Jef,

I found out Brokeback is nominated for 8 Academy awards!!! I believe they include Best Pic, Best Actor (Heath), Best Supporting Actor (Jake) and Director. I don't really know why Jake is only Supporting; do you know how they decide these things?

I also noticed your from NH? where abouts? Im from there also but in CT now.
TampaBob

Tampa, FL

#9 Feb 9, 2006
Why HeteroDefender? Why should i not post a reply to your intolerant propoganda?

Your constant berating of homosexuals is proof of only one thing, if you DO belive that to be a document driving a "so-called" gay agenda, then your non-stop posts on here are doign nothing more than bringing attention to the VERY issue you are fighting to push back in a dark closet.

I for one will continue to post here in the hopes that more people read your venom, and the awareness and acceptance of gay men and women will increase four-fold!

KEEP ON POSTING, HeteroDefender! WE LOVE IT!
Yobyag

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Feb 9, 2006
SLF wrote:
Hey Jef,

I found out Brokeback is nominated for 8 Academy awards!!! I believe they include Best Pic, Best Actor (Heath), Best Supporting Actor (Jake) and Director. I don't really know why Jake is only Supporting; do you know how they decide these things?

I also noticed your from NH? where abouts? Im from there also but in CT now.
SLF:
The movie focused primarily on Ennis'(Heath's) life which makes him the Leading man. Jake and the rest are supporting cast. Technically Jake should be the Leading Lady. Maybe they need a "Leading Parnter" or some other term for Gay films.
Maude

Kensington, MD

#12 Feb 18, 2006
Isn't the news article about the acceptance of gays by the public, and not about the Oscar race?
Mike

AOL

#13 Feb 27, 2006
Hating a homosexual is like hating somebody who has the common
cold. At the same time, being proud .. or "accepting" that you
have a cold is just as silly. Despite the hysteria over this
movie and the views of many modern "Quack" psychologists;
homosexuality is just .. weird. Any belief that it will be
fully accepted is a liberal fad gone berserk. However, if you
really believe it will be "accepted" .. try wearing a cowboy
hat in any major US city now and see what happens.
TampaBob

Tampa, FL

#14 Feb 27, 2006
Mike wrote:
Hating a homosexual is like hating somebody who has the common
cold. At the same time, being proud .. or "accepting" that you
have a cold is just as silly. Despite the hysteria over this
movie and the views of many modern "Quack" psychologists;
homosexuality is just .. weird. Any belief that it will be
fully accepted is a liberal fad gone berserk. However, if you
really believe it will be "accepted" .. try wearing a cowboy
hat in any major US city now and see what happens.
Well, i'm not sure where you live in this fine country of ours, but i see MANY folks wearing cowboy hats in many major cities in the US - oh, i travel 5-10 days a month all across the country.

I guess in your way of thinking, anything that's "weird" should be outlawed or is a fad?

Well, Alexander the Great was homosexual, and he lived 350 years before Christ was born. So, this is one heck of a long-lasting fad! ahahhahah

Care to try and make another argument?
Patrick

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Feb 27, 2006
Mike wrote:
Hating a homosexual is like hating somebody who has the common
cold. At the same time, being proud .. or "accepting" that you
have a cold is just as silly. Despite the hysteria over this
movie and the views of many modern "Quack" psychologists;
homosexuality is just .. weird. Any belief that it will be
fully accepted is a liberal fad gone berserk. However, if you
really believe it will be "accepted" .. try wearing a cowboy
hat in any major US city now and see what happens.
It used to be accepted in ancient greece as I'm sure you know. In fact, being a homosexual was considered almost an honor. You know what though? They still believe that there wasn't a higher incidence of homosexuals in ancient greece than modern times. Therefore, you really can't convert people to homosexuality.

I have a feeling however, that logic will be lost on this forum.
MoKen

Overland Park, KS

#16 Feb 28, 2006
It's not a fad... perhaps you just finally noticed. Comparing a homosexual life to a cold is just wrong dude. You can't CATCH it. Wearing a cowboy hat will NOT even get you noticed these days. One could perhaps try a more flamboyant one, say shiney pink leather (faux of course), with some tassles. THAT will get oneself noticed in a hurry, and will also give a first hand taste of just how much FUN it is to be gay.
Mike wrote:
Hating a homosexual is like hating somebody who has the common
cold. At the same time, being proud .. or "accepting" that you
have a cold is just as silly. Despite the hysteria over this
movie and the views of many modern "Quack" psychologists;
homosexuality is just .. weird. Any belief that it will be
fully accepted is a liberal fad gone berserk. However, if you
really believe it will be "accepted" .. try wearing a cowboy
hat in any major US city now and see what happens.
dizz

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Mar 3, 2006
Maybe once haters realize people are just people, acceptance won't be a "bad word"....
From a energetic, happy, loving LESBIAN......:))
Mike

AOL

#18 Mar 4, 2006
TampaBob wrote:
<quoted text>

Well, i'm not sure where you live in this fine country of ours, but i see MANY folks wearing cowboy hats in many major cities in the US - oh, i travel 5-10 days a month all across the country.

I guess in your way of thinking, anything that's "weird" should be outlawed or is a fad?

Well, Alexander the Great was homosexual, and he lived 350 years before Christ was born. So, this is one heck of a long-lasting fad! ahahhahah

Care to try and make another argument?
Alexander the Great was homosexual? Wow .. do you have .. like a personal diary of his or something? Then again, you wouldn't need it would you?
Mike

AOL

#19 Mar 4, 2006
MoKen wrote:
It's not a fad... perhaps you just finally noticed. Comparing a homosexual life to a cold is just wrong dude. You can't CATCH it. Wearing a cowboy hat will NOT even get you noticed these days. One could perhaps try a more flamboyant one, say shiney pink leather (faux of course), with some tassles. THAT will get oneself noticed in a hurry, and will also give a first hand taste of just how much FUN it is to be gay.

<quoted text>
Being in the theatrical business, I've known people who say they're proud to be gay and even say they enjoy it. Some may even be sincere. There also those who wish they did have a cold or any disease rather than believe they're gay.
Jef

Magog, Canada

#20 Mar 11, 2006
At some point in every gay persons life they realize
their situation and try to come to terms with it. I
guess it all depends on the homelife you are raised in,
how you move on with yourself. Some people go way over the edge and
make fools of themselves, many just try to wake up each
day, go to work, make a difference in our world, show
the world out there that we are no different really, we
have the same needs, some can deal with the cards they've
been dealth, some are so damaged they can never heal from
all the past wounds and the hate out there. I choose to make the best of
life and show my neighbors and co workers the person I am by the way
I conduct myself. You can't change everybody even with
a film like brokeback mountain but you can move people
to think and with thinking, some form of exceptance. I
think this movie is the best thing to come along in year
and years.
Jackson

White House, TN

#21 May 11, 2006
I think it's a great movie, how the actors promoted it or lack there of prevented most straight guys (who cause the grief) from being comfortable enough to see it. Some of the scenes were stupid though like the "dance scenes" where they're doing a dance before kissing. it looks like acting and it looked out of place other than that great movie.
dances_with_weeb les

Brazil

#22 May 11, 2006
Mike wrote:
Hating a homosexual is like hating somebody who has the common
cold. At the same time, being proud .. or "accepting" that you
have a cold is just as silly. Despite the hysteria over this
movie and the views of many modern "Quack" psychologists;
homosexuality is just .. weird. Any belief that it will be
fully accepted is a liberal fad gone berserk. However, if you
really believe it will be "accepted" .. try wearing a cowboy
hat in any major US city now and see what happens.
thank you mike... you can slide back under your bed now.
MoKa

Warrenton, VA

#23 Jun 8, 2006
Mike wrote:
Hating a homosexual is like hating somebody who has the common
cold. At the same time, being proud .. or "accepting" that you
have a cold is just as silly. Despite the hysteria over this
movie and the views of many modern "Quack" psychologists;
homosexuality is just .. weird. Any belief that it will be
fully accepted is a liberal fad gone berserk. However, if you
really believe it will be "accepted" .. try wearing a cowboy
hat in any major US city now and see what happens.
ha ha ha!!!! your awesome !!!!
Tim

United States

#24 Jun 8, 2006
You really don't understand or know as much about gay people as you might want to think, so you should really stop making statements about us like this one and your previous post higher up. Just being in the theatrical business does not make you and expert on gay people as you have shown here. Also, do a bit of research on Alexander the Great. You might be surprised the number of historians, who believe he was gay, and have backed up their beliefs.
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
Being in the theatrical business, I've known people who say they're proud to be gay and even say they enjoy it. Some may even be sincere. There also those who wish they did have a cold or any disease rather than believe they're gay.
MoKa

Warrenton, VA

#25 Jun 8, 2006
i personally have no problem with gay people.....i love em..im just not gay. so i hope i didnt offend anybody.....i dont think i did though. lol

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