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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 62
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
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I've been wondering - why pink? Why not rainbow? It'd make more sense, wouldn't it?

Or am I missing something?


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Who cares? Honestly? Why do you care?

User currently offlinezalemam From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Wheres the blue thread?


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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Quoting zalemam (Reply 2):
Wheres the blue thread?

Would anet allow a blue thread lol

Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):


Good question, I guess when it was first started it was pink, and its just stayed that way?


User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

The colour pink has long been associated with gay culture. The Nazis, in fact, forced prisoners accused of homosexuality to wear a pink triangle, a symbol which is now often used to represent gay pride and gay rights.

There's also the rather crude stereotype of pink things being 'gay' (in the derogatory sense). E.g. straight men don't wear pink shirts, because that's 'gay'.

In other words, pink = gay (much to my chagrin).



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
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Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
Who cares? Honestly? Why do you care?

Settle down, it's just a question. Not sure why my asking it bothers you so.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 4):
There's also the rather crude stereotype of pink things being 'gay' (in the derogatory sense). E.g. straight men don't wear pink shirts, because that's 'gay'.

I hate that lol. Pink is not my fav colour, and even I wont be seen wearing a pink shirt lol


User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):
Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 4):
There's also the rather crude stereotype of pink things being 'gay' (in the derogatory sense). E.g. straight men don't wear pink shirts, because that's 'gay'.

I hate that lol. Pink is not my fav colour, and even I wont be seen wearing a pink shirt lol

I admit to owning one pink business shirt. Well, it's a very muted sort of pink... but I still feel very self-conscious every time I wear it. As if I'm somehow telling everyone I'm gay by wearing it. I really need to toughen up, it's only a freakin' shirt.



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User currently onlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2010 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Pink is also associated with 'girly', right? As opposed to 'manly'. Young girls usually love pink while boys wouldn't want to be caught dead in it.

I wonder why that came about and when it started..



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User currently offlinejamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

It actually used to be the opposite. Pink for boys, blue for girls. This continued until the 1940s, and I'm afraid I don't know why it reversed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink#In_gender


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Also, gays constantly have to identify themselves and use symbols and colors to do so. Pink triangle is just one of them. We can't walk in a restaurant and pick out who's gay and who isn't. That stereotype is so overplayed, that we can spot a gay from a mile away. Sure, some of them you can.

You don't need a blue thread, because you already have the "Would you hit it?" threads that are straight. When those threads came out, I posted a pic of a guy and was quickly told that I should start my own thread for gays. I didn't start the pink threads, but that's sort of how they got started. Straights wanted their own, so we started pink, with "Pink" being the identifier.

UAL


User currently offlineDucatiRacer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
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I believe the pink triangle has is origin in Nazi Germany. Like Jews were forced to sew yellow Star of David patches on their garments, homosexuals were required to sew a pink triangle on theirs as a way of identifying them.

User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5961 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
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Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 4):
In other words, pink = gay (much to my chagrin).


except pink elephants... Those are reserved for drunks.  



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1332 times:

I don't know why pink, either. I guess it is my generation, but I had heard lavender, not pink. The first time I hung out with other out gays, the "father" of the group would talk about "the Lavender Legion." The only thing even close to pink I own is a pair of Calvin Klein underwear with black and red pipping that has been bleached. I don't like wearing pink.


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User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 674 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1316 times:

A little disclaimer would have been nice...when I saw pink I thought all the lovely ladies would be sporting pink lingerie...how wrong I was...


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User currently offlinescamp From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1300 times:

Even if I weren't gay, pink (at least some shades of it) looks great on me.

And who gives an eff what people think of you???



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):
I've been wondering - why pink? Why not rainbow?

I once heard a vicious rumour that there are actually women on here too, they might also appreciate looking at photos of blokes as well!! In which case, pink covers both gay male and straight female.



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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4529 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Quoting scamp (Reply 15):
And who gives an eff what people think of you???

  

Pink is not my favourite colour either. I do own a pink Ralph Lauren shirt which I wear when I feel like it which is not very often - come to think of it, maybe tomorrow.

But if you are in Amsterdam - the erstwhile gay capital of Europe - for Canal Pride on the first Saturday in August, the city will be awash with pink. Guess what? It won't be gays who are wearing pink.



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 972 times:

Pink has another identity to it in the states now with breast cancer awareness.


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