Man pretends to be gay for one year

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    Erica

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    ...That comment section is like world war 3.
     
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    lol I didn't even look at it
     
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    Very interesting article. It's nice to know that he was willing to become more open minded and accepting of the gay community. The thing about his mother rather having cancer than a gay son, though, that's just down right awful.
     
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    It would appear that both sides are angry about this, but I can understand why he did it.
     
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    Great read. I think he made the right decision(s).

    Society, though, just keeps disgusting me. I can't believe how primitive the world we live in still is.
     
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    How does one live gay?
     
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    All I can say is, it was a good intention but a stupid choice.

    He should've lived honestly and try socializing with people in the LGBT community or join LGBT alliances or something like that. It wasn't really nessecary to take such a radical approach on it.
     
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    I thought it was cool. He wanted to experience what we go through first hand. If more people were like this guy we would be a lot better off. The end result at least for us on the outside ended being good for us, bad for the people close to him though.
     
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    If more people were like that guy they'd think that being gay means to live a certain way and to force themselves to support stereotypes. I agree, he had good intentions but I think he went about it the wrong way. There's no correctway to live like a gay person, we and they are all different people with different lifestyle and personalities and traits.
     
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    yeah, I guess what I'm trying to say is that if more put themselves in other people's shoes. By telling someone that they have to change their lifestyle to live ours gives the impression that ours is any different. Which it's not. So I agree with you there. I just wish people were more empathetic.
     
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    Ironically, consider where the guy came from.
     
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    "It most certainly IS a big deal and totally unethical. He is a white, middle to upper class, straight, christian male. When he is done misrepresenting himself, he will get to return to the dominant position on the social hierarchy. Anyone in the GLBTQ community doesnt get that right. He CANT identiy as one of them because he isnt one. To claim that he can now empathize with "gay people" after his deception demonstrates an utter lack of ability by the evangelical Christian community (of which he was a part) to resonate with the pangs of human suffering more than it reveals a novel method of intersubjectivity."

    I guess opinions or feelings or beliefs you have one year can't change or be more open the next. But in the end, why did he do it? Why does this matter?
     
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    To sell more books.
     
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    :isee:
     
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    Seems legit
     

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