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Old 11-18-2016, 08:54 AM
 
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How do your neighbors know you are straight? Because that's the same exact way they'll know that I'm LGBT.
in my old neioghborhood there were three LGBT families. Two were part of the neighborhood just like everyone else - they came to card parties, holiday potlucks, etc and were simply normal (I say that in the context of common, neighborhood, non-gender-specific normalcy - not in an assuming LGBT is abnormal context). However, the 3rd family was what I call 'militant LGBT' - they made sure everyone KNEW they were LGBT and looked for any slight they perceived was against them. Simply put, they had a chip on their shoulder.

The two cool families didn't hide who they were and no one cared! they were just our neighbors. That third family though, geesh, they assumed they were coming to the 'burbs and were going to encounter bible thumping bigots around every corner. No one liked them and they assumed it was b/c they were LGBT - they fulfilled their own prophecy.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:59 AM
 
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I just check Craigslist. Atlanta apt prices are equal to those here in NYC!!!
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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People in Smyrna don't give a hoot if your LGBT. It's very cosmopolitan. There's an LGBT couple in my old neighborhood, and no one cared.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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You keeping using the term dump and stepping over drug needles. Being from NYC, I'm envisioning the South Bronx in 70's and 80's and anyone that lived here during that time knows what i'm talking about. You make it sound like a 3rd world country.Is really that bad? I was actually considering moving there because I thought the cost of living would be lower, but I'm guessing it's not.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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in my old neioghborhood there were three LGBT families. Two were part of the neighborhood just like everyone else - they came to card parties, holiday potlucks, etc and were simply normal (I say that in the context of common, neighborhood, non-gender-specific normalcy - not in an assuming LGBT is abnormal context). However, the 3rd family was what I call 'militant LGBT' - they made sure everyone KNEW they were LGBT and looked for any slight they perceived was against them. Simply put, they had a chip on their shoulder.

The two cool families didn't hide who they were and no one cared! they were just our neighbors. That third family though, geesh, they assumed they were coming to the 'burbs and were going to encounter bible thumping bigots around every corner. No one liked them and they assumed it was b/c they were LGBT - they fulfilled their own prophecy.
Did they get beat up over it though? That's not remotely the same as simply being disliked.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Did they get beat up over it though? That's not remotely the same as simply being disliked.
nope. they didnt.

You obviously had a bad experience but that doesnt mean its going to happen again. if you assume bigotry in your new area, you're going to find it.

wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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nope. they didnt.

You obviously had a bad experience but that doesnt mean its going to happen again. if you assume bigotry in your new area, you're going to find it.

wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
I'm not talking about myself, but you live in Wonderland if you think people who are assaulted by bigots due to their sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, etc. are simply looking for it.

Your privilege is truly on full display here.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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You keeping using the term dump and stepping over drug needles. Being from NYC, I'm envisioning the South Bronx in 70's and 80's and anyone that lived here during that time knows what i'm talking about. You make it sound like a 3rd world country.Is really that bad? I was actually considering moving there because I thought the cost of living would be lower, but I'm guessing it's not.
Yes. Stay where you are. There are drug needles, crack cocaine, PCP, etc all over the ground here. Apartments prices are higher than San Francisco. Run!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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I'm not talking about myself, but you live in Wonderland if you think people who are assaulted by bigots due to their sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, etc. are simply looking for it.

Your privilege is truly on full display here.
Im not ashamed of my privilege, thank you.
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Old 11-18-2016, 09:57 AM
 
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Im not ashamed of my privilege, thank you.
That much is obvious.

It is the height of arrogance to assume that your privilege extends to others because it most surely does not.

You'd be better off just saying, "Oh well; sucks not to be a White, straight male."
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