A New Gay Icon

Barralai's picture

Not that i think the rainbow stuff isnt bad, but I think its high time we moved into a new age, since their is a such an advance (I am mainly talking about Canada here, b/c the us is ruled by rebulicans atm), on gay rights and everything else.
So umm yeah, any ideas on what the new "gay symbol" can be? I'll take just about anything at this point

Christian's picture

The only reason I don't wear

The only reason I don't wear rainbow stuff is that it just clashes with everything!

Chris

(PS: Oh, and I'm a coward...)

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TeeAhr1's picture

some background...

...on the history and symbolism of the pride flag (and other queer symbols) can be found here, here, and here.
---
TeeAhr1 (p. daniels) - Special Assistant To Mr. Wonka

rowie's picture

hmmmm.....id say GAY AND PROU

hmmmm.....id say GAY AND PROUD written on something would just about say it...

--would the last one out please shut the door--

**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**

adrian's picture

two words.

Eegriaga's picture

Fuck that

Canada is just as capitolist as america, you guys just have less people cause you live on frozen piece of shit.... Im so sick of canadians making fun of americans, all you got thats different are you're french/english canadian accents

hippiedyke87's picture

I live in America, can I make

I live in America, can I make fun of it and say Canada is better, please? Ah well, it makes no difference, every country has another to make fun of. Canada makes fun of America, America makes fun of Mexico, Germany makes fun of Turkey. Honestly, its nothing personal darling its just the way people function, we all want someone who makes us feel superior, whether we are or not. Don't feel offended. Peace.

"If you think you know what I'm doing wrong well you're gonna have to get in line..." - Ani DiFranco

Eegriaga's picture

I dont give a shit...

I dont give a shit... Canada is a piss ass fucked country (except for Degrassi High and there actors)

PS: I do take this personally ^.^ (I dont even like being american)

hippiedyke87's picture

Can I ask you why you dislike

Can I ask you why you dislike Canada so much, I mean I don't understand, if they are so similar to us then whats the big deal? There is no reason to get this upset. Peace.

"If you think you know what I'm doing wrong well you're gonna have to get in line..." - Ani DiFranco

Eegriaga's picture

The thing is whenever I take

The thing is whenever I take a step out of america some other country is making fun of us or someone. The eastern world and eastern wannabes (like Canada) just cant stand how successful we are... we have one of the most stable nations in the world, you cant argue that.

Paladin's picture

Wtf?

Have you ever "taken a step out of America"? What drug are you on?

Dave

Eegriaga's picture

how does that make you think im on something!?!?

hmmm yes... I have And what drug I am on?! lets see- Cocaine? no Heroin? no Dope? Marijuana? no Im on none

Daisy's picture

Marijuana is dope.

Did they love you or what?

Eegriaga's picture

that is why I put marijuana a

that is why I put marijuana and dope next to each other lol and didnt put no after dope

TeeAhr1's picture

congratulations

Way to kill an otherwise promising conversation with your juvenile bullshit. Do you have anything to add to the topic?
---
TeeAhr1 (p. daniels) - Special Assistant To Mr. Wonka

micky's picture

woooo!!! arguments... this is hillarious

and also... nothing to do with how successful america is, its more how it got/maintains its success. and nothing to do with american people in general, just your government - but hey, australia's government is pretty fucked too. pretty soon it will be 1984 here. the cunt (john howard) is taking away compulsary student unionism. sorry people, can't have a voice.

END TRANSMISSION.

flushd's picture

....well....

It's true that a lot of Canadians like making fun of Americans, but that doesn't stop us from mating with them:)

BTW, we make fun of lots of people. I don't think it's a national issue at all, merely human nature.

Lots of love to my american brother,
Bree :)

doomflower's picture

Okay...

Well, with you being american and all, lemme clear this up. WE DON"T LIVE ON A FROZEN PIECE OF SHIT. Yes, higher up (like in the territorieS) is tundra and that, but it's also normal cities. I've been there, thanks. And it's the prairies and forest that leaves us with less population, not the "frozen piece of shit".
I'm not anti-america either. You can't say that all of a country is against another unless you make every single person complete a survey that says they aren't. A lot of people are neutral, or even like america. I'm probably one of the neutral people because i've heard good and bad things. I just get very opinionated when people judge masses of people without knowing lal of them. And it's perty damn impossible that you could go out and meet everyone in canada.
But it remains, canada is more liberal towards Gay men and lesbians. I mean it's illegal in most states. In my province, it's legal. and in msot others. So you can see how the argument can arise that Canda is more accepting of the gay community.
I'm sorry if i've offended you, but it's truth.
I just want people to understand and get along. And from a canadians point of view, knowing the "inner workings" lol, peace out
-mel

Eegriaga's picture

Oh yeah and you're just jealo

Oh yeah and you're just jealous because You all ain't A superpower! ^.^

hippiedyke87's picture

Wait, I'm assuming you are di

Wait, I'm assuming you are directing that at Barralai b/c I am from Pittsburgh, PA and go to college in Ohio, and didn't you just say you didn't like being American? You are a very confusing person, just calm down, the point about this topic was a new gay symbol not who is better, USA or Canada, we can't have peace with all this hate. Learn to love, and if you can't love then learn to tolerate. Peace.

"If you think you know what I'm doing wrong well you're gonna have to get in line..." - Ani DiFranco

Eegriaga's picture

im sry I acted like this but

im sry I acted like this but this subject is so infuriating... countries leave us out because of the reasons mentioned! do i have to repeat myself?

Eegriaga's picture

this post is very shallow!

this post is very shallow! try just accepting the world like one whole not a world of different pieces

hippiedyke87's picture

Not at all darling but lets j

Not at all darling but lets just calm down especially with the profanity, I have a dirty mouth myself but I try to limit it. Also lets refrase the topic so its none offensive. Ok? Rainbows are cool but with all the advances of the GLBT community don't you think we should move with the progress and come up with a new gay symbol (did I get that right Barralai? I hope so...). Would be that be less offensive? I hope so, though I can't speak for Barralai, I doubt that hardly any of us would intentionally try to offend any one. Peace.

"If you think you know what I'm doing wrong well you're gonna have to get in line..." - Ani DiFranco

Eegriaga's picture

Well I am trying to offend ba

I am very offensivley defensive I hate to say.... anyways I like wearing rainbow belts! those are cool

hippiedyke87's picture

Me too, rainbow belts are coo

Me too, rainbow belts are cool, I like rainbows not just for the gay symbol but also because they are bright and colorful. I don't think we need a new symbol either, I think rainbows should stay. Peace.

"If you think you know what I'm doing wrong well you're gonna have to get in line..." - Ani DiFranco

Eegriaga's picture

THIS IS WHAT SET ME OFF

THIS IS WHAT SET ME OFF

Im negative... so says the world.

Patch's picture

You mean barralai's post set

You mean barralai's post set you off?

"What is the purpose of life? It is to create our own purpose."

Eegriaga's picture

Yes as little as this is this

Yes as little as this is this is what wet me off

Im negative... so says the world.

RainbowCommie's picture

The hammer and sickle.

We're going to continue to be alienated as a community so long as our society is based on class alienation, and only by opposing right-wingers on all fronts can we hope to defeat them on this one. Unless we recontextualize GLBT liberation as part of a larger class struggle, we won't be able to easily shift the attitudes of the 95% of the population that isn't directly affected by our oppression.

But we still should keep rainbows...

Change is the only constant.
Even if you win the race, you're still a rat.

Paladin's picture

There will always be social c

There will always be social classes. People have been divided by class in every civilised society we know of. It's inconceivable that it won't exist in some form or another.

Dave

flushd's picture

I like the rainbow still

I'm quite fond of the biflag too. It's pretty, and it includes everyone: those who like their gender, those who like both, those who like the opposite.
...But the comment about 'two words: something phallic' made me smile.
I wouldn't object to that:)