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It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

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Geo58 in Boston is doing 33 things including…

stop homophobia

175 cheers

 

Geo58 has written 3 entries about this goal

Shocking Voicemail to Mass Equality

Just listen to this mother of her concerned children who asked our legislators for the LGBT community to “not spend anymore money for kids in schools and for the LGBT people to go back into the closet where you belong…”

MassEquality

This is why I want to stop homophobia, people like her that have no clue what there talking about…



Not your usual questionaire...

In our society, when a gay person is asked, “What do you think caused you to be gay?” the straight person will usually expect some kind of an answer. Research suggests that our biology causes us to be gay or straight. But people who are traditionally straight don’t seem to understand that for some reason. Instead they want to know why the question was chosen. So, by reversing this question, “What do you think caused you to be heterosexual?” this questionaire answers the question why was heterosexuality or homosexuality chosen?

HETEROSEXUALITY QUESTIONNAIRE

(Disclaimer: these questions are being asked not to offend anyone, just for the sole purpose to have you think differently about choices that are made in today’s society and to think outside the box)

1.What do you think has caused you to be heterosexual?
2.When and how did you first decide you were a heterosexual?
3.Is it possible your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of people of the same sex?
4.If you’ve never slept with a person of the same sex, how do you know you wouldn’t prefer it?
5.Isn’t it possible your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?
6.Isn’t it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?
7.If heterosexuality is normal, why are a disproportionate number of mental patients heterosexual?
8.To whom have you disclosed your heterosexual tendencies? How did they react?
9.Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex? Why are they so promiscuous?
10.Do heterosexuals hate and/or distrust others of their own sex?
11.Is that what makes them heterosexual?
12.If you were to have children, would you want them to be heterosexual knowing the problems they’d face?
13.Your heterosexuality doesn’t offend me as long as you don’t try to force it on me. So, why do you feel compelled to seduce others into your sexual orientation?
14.The great majority of child molesters are heterosexuals. Do you really consider it safe to expose your children to heterosexual teachers?
15.Why do you insist on being so obvious, and making a public spectacle of your heterosexuality? Can’t you just be who you are and keep it quiet?
16.How can you ever hope to become a whole person if you limit yourself to a compulsive, exclusively heterosexual lifestyle, and remain unwilling to explore and develop your homosexual potential?
17.Heterosexuals are noted for assigning themselves and each other to narrowly restricted, stereotyped sex-roles. Why do you cling to such unhealthy role playing?
18.Even with all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?
19.How could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual like you, considering the menace of overpopulation?
20.There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed that could help you change if you really wanted to. Have you considered trying psychotherapy or even aversion therapy?
21.Could you really trust a heterosexual therapist/counselor to be objective and unbiased? Don’t you fear he/she might be inclined to influence you in the direction of his/her own preferences?
22.How can you enjoy a full, satisfying sexual experience or deep emotional rapport with a person of the opposite sex when the differences are so vast? How can a man understand what pleases a woman, or vice-versa?
23.Is sexual orientation a choice one makes with themselves?



Stop Homophobia in Sports (LGBT)

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