Jmc1975, no one is judging your opinion about the black noses. SOme people like em black, some like em gray. I think both look good. What everyone has a problem with is your choice of words, specifically describing the black nose as looking "gay." While you and your friends may use the word to describe people or things (My friends and I do!) it is not the best choice of words for a public forum such as this.
If you were going to give a speech about the radomes on the AA/TWA MD-80s to an aucience of several thousand people, would you really choose to describe them as "gay?" Or would you use another word that is much less likely to offend some people, such as "stupid" or "in bad taste?"
Posting on this forum is just like giving a speech to a croud of thousands and you need to be careful how you word things. Keep in mind that there are TONS of gay people on this forum and most probably don't appreciate their lifestyle being used to describe a radome (or anything else) in a derogitory manner.
Do ya get it, now?