Attention seeking or Making a stand?

Posted by: Mister_Man

With the huge influx of gays and lesbians "coming out" and being more accepted by everyone, is it necessary/beneficial for people to wear shirts like this? Or is it just a ploy to get attention, as most people are accepting of non-straights? Or is she simply wearing a shirt for the sake of wearing a shirt? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • Seeking Attention

  • Making A Stand

52% 15 votes
48% 14 votes
  • Ive never felt the need to wear a "I am straight" shirt. I think if i did, people would think i had some kind of complex. I don't see why this wouldnt apply the other way around.

  • To be honest, who cares?

  • It's more than just attention seeking, and it's definitely not making a stand. Making a stand would be responding to attack. This isn't responding, it's more like daring, trying to solicit an attack.

  • not sure entirely though

  • What more stands do they need to make? They are treated equal by most, but no one is truly treated equally by all. Who cares if you aren't straight? No one but moronic bigots who should be ignored judge homosexual people. And yes a lot of people act gay, or more gay just for attention, mostly emo high schoolers, trust me I know, Some of my friends act like that, even though I've known them for years, and know they really aren't gay, just a month ago you were dating that one jerk guy, and wouldn't touch another girl with a ten foot pole.

  • 5% of the population "identifies as homosexual but it is estimated up to 2-3% of those fake it

  • depends on the person wearing it tbh

    Posted by: basils
  • It's making a stand against discrimination that says "Hey I'm not straight and I'm not afraid to admit it." This isn't the same as wearing an "I am straight shirt" because socially it's not the same. No one judges straight people so there's nothing to stand up to.

  • I feel like it shouldn't really matter. But people are like that and will talk very sexual to their partners, In public it makes me uncomfortable. I have no problem with gays/lesbians/Bisexuals but you don't have to shout to the world. If your like that and your cool with being that way then that is fine. You are entitled to your own thing don't let anyone judge you. :D

    Posted by: Madabc
  • While people may judge, wearing a shirt like that shows that they don't care.

    Posted by: gabep
  • i hate when you do something and people say that your just getting attention like stfu

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Mister_Man says2015-09-16T17:30:42.4602415Z
See, it's possible to not make 400 duplicate polls at once even when the site sh*ts out.
TBR says2015-09-16T17:40:48.4659911Z
Truthfuly I am split on the question. I don't care why someone wears a shirt. I also have no need to be warned, or alerted to your preference. I am not sure that you are gay, and if so, still have little interest in knowing that information through tee-shirt advertising. Is it becoming "cool" to be gay? Well, I would say that in a short space of time in college, it was always cool to be gay. Will some capitalize on that, I guess. So, I am very wishy washy on the question. Best I can get to is - "I don't care"
Mister_Man says2015-09-16T18:13:06.7844903Z
Best answer so far, TBR. From what I've seen, it does look like being gay is now a fad, and more and more people (primarily women) are "coming out" but either aren't gay, or are making a huge deal out of it because they know people will react to it and give them attention.
PetersSmith says2015-09-16T19:50:30.0926929Z
I think the main purpose is to encourage others to "come out", as well as to represent that they're "not afraid" anymore and proud of their sexual orientation, an orientation which has faced a history of discrimination and oppression.
Mister_Man says2015-09-16T20:00:01.3420718Z
That sort of makes sense, however I think there are better ways to do it than wear a t-shirt announcing your sexual orientation. I think I'm on the same boat as TBR here, however I don't really find it necessary to shove your sexual preferences in everyone's face, lol. Even if it's strictly with good intentions.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-09-16T20:41:30.5156552Z
Yes ... The coming out, not being afraid, and representing something ... All elements of seeking attention.
reece says2015-09-17T01:23:55.8630621Z
@FreedomBeforeEquality Compounds can come in many different forms to be the building blocks of many different structures.
tajshar2k says2015-09-17T01:27:37.4272988Z
Ok, I really don't care if you are gay. By putting you are gay on your shirt, you literally are baiting Neo-Cons, Homophobes into hating you. Why would you do that? Your sexual orientation doesn't effect anybody, and there isn't really a good reason why other people should care. I see this as more of attention seeking rather than standing up. Most people wouldn't be bothered to ask your sexual orientation, so why tell them?
Mister_Man says2015-09-17T15:25:13.4935706Z
Taj - I agree, after reading all this has pushed me further into believing someone doing this is merely seeking attention. There's no logical reason to tell everyone your sexual orientation.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-09-17T15:34:04.5521748Z
It kinda makes you wonder why one would even want it (their sexual orientation) to have a specific name. Be a 'straight' man like everyone else and do whatever it is you do behind closed doors. People do all kinds of taboo stuff that doesnt need to be legitimized in their mind. I dont call myself a dom, align myself with others in a group, or push for legislation favoring it just because I happen to like skimpy leather outfits. I wouldnt push to have that be a check box on a govt form. I wouldnt call for a marriage license to change its wording to help indicate that I might be the type of person that feels that way in my relationships. Doing all that is extraneous when I could still sit back and do whatever/like whatever I wanted in the comfort of my home. Nobody cares, keep it to yourself.
Mister_Man says2015-09-17T15:41:19.2489613Z
I agree to an extent. I'd just say nobody should be "expressing" their sexuality or sexual preferences in public, and should keep it for the bedroom, or at least don't go around telling everyone. Like you said, you don't go around wearing an "I am straight" shirt, so why would someone of a different sexual orientation need to proclaim their orientation? There's no reason to, it's not like they're accomplishing anything by it. If anything, they're baiting people to talk sh*t. Also I think marriage should be between anybody, but it gets ridiculous when people are making "petitions" to allow other "genders" and in government forms... Like f*ck off, you're a guy or girl, you don't need to tell everyone that you "identify" as something you're not... Special snowflake syndrome.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-09-17T18:15:25.8962343Z
Callie226 says2015-09-21T14:58:51.3414894Z
I'm completely straight and i hate when you go to do something and someone say your just trying to get attention like stfu
Mister_Man says2015-09-21T15:48:40.4922505Z
Callie, can you give us an example?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-09-21T19:40:54.7379549Z
She just did. She started out with the mention that she's "Completely Straight" (you know ... Laying out the calling card) right before she told us to "stfu". Trying to make a statement on behalf of the "Completely Straight" community out there I guess.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-09-21T19:43:01.6759686Z
Why? Why do you have to lead your sentence with "I'm completely straight." Nobody cares. It doesnt change anything youre about to say. Its not even applicable. Doing that is not much different than wearing the T-shirt like they stated above. Keep it to yourself.
IPrayForYourSouls says2015-10-17T04:10:35.8835816Z
It's just a fact about herself. No need to make a big deal of it.
Mister_Man says2015-10-17T04:14:26.1373924Z
@Pray - right but it's a fact that doesn't need to be expressed to everybody. If I wore a shirt saying "I'm white," it would draw some attention.
Wylted says2015-10-17T04:19:48.5242091Z
I do think homosexuals are disproportionately attention seekers, however I don't think that has anything to do with coming out of the closet. I believe being in the closet is probably actually a good ideal for young men. I know when I was in school, being called gay was considered the worst insult around, and even while I'm at work, I see people picking on each other by calling each other gay. It's clearly something that they use, because they see homosexuals as sub human. People coming out the closet, have my deepest sympathies.

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