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Robspiere <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 8 Mar 1998 22:36:02 EST
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Don't sweat it...  I'm not a football fan, and I have yet to maintain a
serious long-term relationship.  I seem to recall a filler segment on Comedy
Central with the title "Quickies" where a comedian says something to the
effect of, "When I meet people and tell them I don't have a girlfriend, they
always ask, 'What are you, gay?'  Why does it always have to be that.  Take a
look at your basic superheroes...  Superman, Batman, they were single.  Did
you ever think that the demands on my time are such that no matter how much I
might like it, I just can't have a relationship right now?  I could be a
In a message dated 98-03-06 11:21:39 EST, [log in to unmask] writes:
> The Chandler thing is probably a good reflection of how some people are
>  treated.  I used to work with guys who claimed that I am gay because I
>  don't like football and don't have a girlfriend.  The football connection
>  makes no sense, other than as a stereotype.  I have gay friends who do
>  like football.  The other is just something that can't be helped, as all
>  my girl friends have boyfriends.  I know of few programs of films in which
>  a straight character is harassed with claims of homosexaulity and
>  homosexual epithets, unless only a minor part of his/her harrassment.
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