"Well, then how do you expect gays to participate as equals when your language in the post isn't inclusive to them? You can't have it both ways."
Right, silly me. If you can't participate in one thread (post your girlfriend's picture), then you can't participate equally.
Perhaps I should start a thread opposing Israel-Palestine issues. They don't affect me, and I have no need to participate in the discussion, so I can't participate equally.
CPDC-10-30, you can still participate equally without responding to every thread. Don't reply to the threads that don't interest you. I don't care that Ual747 is gay, so I didn't reply. You don't have a girlfriend, so you don't have to reply to the Post-a-picture thread. It's that simple.
Also, gays can participate in the Post your GF's pic thread...I'm sure the straight members would be happy to see some hot lesbians on airliners.net...
Create your own luck.