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User currently offlineWhippy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1303 times:

Not meant as an insult or fight in any way, but can anyone tell me why gay people seem so drawn to the whole Disney culture?

Whenever I go to one of the Disney theme parks, it seems that a disproportinately large percentage of the people there-both employees and customers-are gay.

And most of the gay guys I know are all big fans of the Disney characters. One guy I know has spent thousands of dollars on Disney merchanside ranging from toys to clothing to videos and trips. Everey spare dollar he has is spent on Disney related merchandise.

I think it's cool that they have found a niche. But it seems to be an odd one to me because Disney seems to cater more to the traditional family setting.



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User currently offlineDC10Tony From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

One of my friends (who's straight) works at the physical plant at Disney and he says the park is like 50% gay employees.

I believe him too. No straight guy would prance around like a fairy in some costume all day.



User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

...One guy I know has spent thousands of dollars on Disney merchanside ranging from toys to clothing to videos and trips. Everey spare dollar he has is spent on Disney related merchandise.

Hmm, the same could be said of me, except it should read "...Every spare dollar he has is spent on flying and golf related merchandise." Go figure. Except I'm, ahem, straight as an arrow. But I do know some non-gay guys that are into Disney. I always thought it was a little wierd.



User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Obviously I'm different. Disney sucks big time.

Blah!

mb

A new star is born.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Disney doesn't do it for me either. Everyone has their little fetish for collecting things, for me being such a geek it is old macintosh computers. I don't think sexuality has much correlation to any hobby.

User currently offlineMetwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Saw on ABC World News Tonight, that Disney has introduced a new character. He is Mickey's cousin, Gerry Gerbal.

User currently offlineNZ767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Maybe the same could apply to Hanna Barbera.
Remember the line in The Flintstones theme song?
".......we'll have a gay old time......  Big grin


User currently offlineMetwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Old Fred was allways pretty "light on his toes" wasn't he?

User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Disney was one of the first companies to champion same sex couples...ya know, like health care benefits applying to "the partner" even though they couldn't legally be married.

User currently offlineMetwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Not to mention trying to rewrite history.

User currently offlineSeb146 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Disney sucks! Them and their whole "Let's make a happy ending every time" B.S. Where is my Prince Charming? They lied to me and I want my money back! Big grin

User currently offlineJaspike From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

No straight guy would prance around like a fairy in some costume all day.

I agree!!

Josh
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineJetService From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

CPDC, what the hell's wrong with collected old Macs? That's damn cool. But I prefer collecting new ones. The Titanium is on the way  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

I'm not much of a Disney fan, except for The Emporer's New Groove - funny movie!

Except I guess that's pretty much irrelavant to the topic because I'm not gay.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

If they weren't so expensive, I might collect new ones too  Smile

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

They even got Gayday at Disneyland.

User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Mickey was a poof. The whole thing with Minnie was a sham...we need to out Mickey so we can put this whole thread to rest.

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 985 times:

Wow! I heard from the news that there're lots of gays at Disneyland. They're happy to go there. But I thought it's supposed for the "family" park (dad, mom and two children only).

User currently offlineAIRFUN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 958 times:

I am part of that typical family. I am a brother, a son, and an uncle. Disney Corp. recognized that love is love and rights are for everybody, not just those who follow the social and cultural norms. Jesus loved us all, not just the straight people. Have good day.

User currently offlinePolaris From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 927 times:

Disney = $$$

Reports show that some gays have large disposable incomes.

Disney wants to help these gays part with their disposable incomes.

By the way, their theme parks make it easy to part with your income...those prices...I don't know how families do it...



User currently offlineWhippy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Well the disposable income thinmg isn't exactly rocket science. It's not that gays as a group HAVE more money per se, it's just that most of them don't have a family to support; hence they can operate further into the black than trasitional families. If two accountants make $50,000 a year. One is married, with two kids and the other is a gay guy with a life partner, then of course the gay guy is going to financially further ahead.

Then if that's the case, then I hate to blow a huge hole in the gay pride balloon:

you aren't being courted by Big Business because it's "politically correct" to do so. They aren't doing it out of the goodness of their heart. They don't sympathize with you.

They only see you as a cash register. And all they have to do is ring the bell by holding some kind of gay "observance" and take the cash.


User currently offlineLubcha132 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 904 times:

I'm surprised that big business is so not-discriminatory to homosexuals, but they hike the prices to keep the "riffraff" out.

User currently offlineTom2katie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Are you calling homo's riffraff...cuz if you are....I would have to....




































totally agree with you!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSeb146 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 885 times:

I think I am the only homo in the USA that has never been to a pride celebration. I don't see me going to one anytime soon. It's not that I don't like gay people. But the ones that tend to "pink-up" everything are the ones I really don't like. If someone asks, I will tell them. In the mean time, I'm going to Magic Mountain!

User currently offlineToadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 883 times:

I'm not gay, but my kids enjoy the Disney crap In particular, they like Beauty and the Beast. My wife took my twin girls who are 4 to see the play and they loved it.(for $65 dollars a seat, they better have) My son had no interest in going, so I'm pretty sure he passed the, I Don't Like Disney So I Am A Heterosexual Test (TM)  Smile . J/K.

25 Post contains images N400QX : I agree with Seb146--- I find all that crap repulsive when they hold a big parade downtown and either "pink up" everything or wear quite skimpy clothe
26 N863DA : >>I think I am the only homo in the USA that has never been to a pride celebration.
27 Post contains images KROC : Get real. I will not pretend to understand why people have "gay pride" parades and all that crap... because in all honesty, you don't see Straight Pri
28 N863DA : Hate, ignorance and prejudice? Erm, no. I just don't see the need for that kinda thing. I'm sorry if my Southern naivity offends you. And for the reco
29 KROC : It's not just you. All southerners and there naivity offend me.
30 Apathoid : CROCK - so now you are an expert on southern hospitality as well??? wow... Having been all over New York and all over the South as well, i will take S
31 KROC : Apathoid. My post was riddled with sarcasm. Sorry if you are not able to decipher that. Why don't you sack up, and respond in the Rap song thread.
32 Post contains images Apathoid : Nothing to respond to there mate. You have your OPINION (that's right, that's all it is no matter what you believe to the contrary) and I have mine. Y
33 Post contains images KROC : Apathoid. I am one of the few who says that opinions are just that......an opinion. Spare me. Besides, you know I made a couple of points in there.
34 Post contains images Apathoid : Opinions are what they are brother. A lot of energy is wasted in here trying to convince other people that one's opinion is fact. That's always a losi
35 KROC : See, we agree there. I like to get my digs in too, but the minute I do, everyone runs and cries to there mother errrrrr Johan.
36 Post contains links 764er : Apathoid: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/189848/
37 LH423 : Don't worry Seb146, you, N863DA, and I can play cards the next time there's a gay pride parade. I tend to second N863DA's opinion that parading down t
38 Apathoid : Ummm....764.. what? I dont' see what that has to do with me.
39 Post contains images N863DA : LH423... I thought you had a thing about only using British english instead of our "butchered" version....? "Realize" is not how the Brits spell it...
40 NormalSpeed : While we are on the subject, what is the deal with that FREAK Ross the Intern? Is that a he or a she? I can't really tell.
41 N400QX : Umm... Ross the Intern? I think I missed something....
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