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Old 12-04-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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As I guy, I do confess wearing a ring with my birthstone on it. But now I hid it away since pure ruby is likely to be stolen here, and that ring means a lot to me. I do wear it on special occasions and festivals though and have never heard anybody call me Gay for wearing my ring .

Even my mom avoids wearing jewelery here nowadays unless its a special occasion, because a number of thieves out here recently have beat up women and stolen their jewelery. I heard happen to someone we knew just a few days back .
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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Move to VA.

People wearing blingbling grills in their mouth and massive gold chains around their neck, while driving their lifted cars with spinning wheels and flames painted on it. You might fit in.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Keep rockin' your own style. Most people in Atlanta don't care if you wear jewelry and it doesn't indicate anything about sexual orientation.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Oviedo
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Precious, who cares what anyone thinks? If you like to wear jewelry, by all means, wear it! Yes, things are a bit different here in the south, but your earrings and necklace don't define you.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I've seen and read so many hypocrite posts on CD lately about the gay topic. Some people said that "there is no secret dress code to identify whether a guy is gay or not," yet others judge a guy based on his jewelry and clothes smh -_-
OP, you keep rocking your style and don't mind what others say. Everyone entitles to his/her own opinions.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Only jewelry that bothers me on a man are rings. Not wedding bands, and I don't think the men are gay, but it just rubs me the wrong way.

Don't let it get to you. Wear what you want!
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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There's a certain way a man wears his jewelry and the shape of said jewelry that would make him look gay. You know what it is. Too much of anything is gaudy. If you want to look classy and still masculine, a nice timepiece with your dress clothes is more than sufficient.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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I think "Welcome to the South" pretty much sums everything up.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Its a compliment or envy or jealous being said you look gay

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When I was in NYC this was never a problem. But when I came down to Atlanta, my sexual orientation came into question solely because of the jewelry that I wear. I think it's a ridiculous accusation to make simply because of...jewelry! My friend down here said men who wear jewelry in the south are typically gay. Is this true? I do notice less men wearing gold necklaces and bracelets, but how does that mean you're gay if you do wear them?

On a normal day, I typically wear a nice gold chain with a crucifix that was given to me by my grandmother. I sometimes wear diamond earrings (not huge gangster ones) on occasion along with a gold watch and bracelet.

People down here have labeled me as a "Guido" just because of the chain and cross I wear. Which makes no sense because I'm not Italian...I'm black.

Are men not seen wearing gold crosses down here because Catholicism isn't dominate? Is it just an old way of thinking?

For the record, I have no problem with gay people. I just don't like being labeled like that since I'm straight.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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There's a certain way a man wears his jewelry and the shape of said jewelry that would make him look gay. You know what it is. Too much of anything is gaudy. If you want to look classy and still masculine, a nice timepiece with your dress clothes is more than sufficient.
I don't dress in order to puff up my masculinity. I wear a watch because it is useful and I like the way it looks; I couldn't possibly care less what conclusions you're drawing as you pondering the 'message' you bizarrely think I'm sending by wearing a watch. The same goes for my other jewelry - my wedding band, which I wear because I like to do so (and because doing so pleases my wife, not surprisingly), and my single earring, which I also wear because I like to do so.
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