Whippy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1524 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.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1377 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.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4888 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1358 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.
AIRFUN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1179 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.
Whippy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1138 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.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12602 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1106 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!
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1104 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) . J/K.
: 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
: >>I think I am the only homo in the USA that has never been to a pride celebration.
: 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
: 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
: It's not just you. All southerners and there naivity offend me.
: 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
: 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.
: 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
: 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.
: 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
: 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.