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  • Openly gay horses on EN

    Yes, finally they (gay horses) can come out of the closet. . . Where's The Fruitbat? Hysterically funny,

    And of course it is April Fools day
    Last edited by Eventer55; Apr. 1, 2013, 09:12 AM.
    RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

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    The FEI made a funny.

    Whatever. April Fool's.
    Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

    The Grove at Five Points

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    • #3
      Well done EN!

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      • #4
        Anyone ever see this one? The Onion strikes again!

        http://www.theonion.com/video/first-...-sunday,14280/
        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dewey View Post
          Anyone ever see this one? The Onion strikes again!

          http://www.theonion.com/video/first-...-sunday,14280/
          You beat me to it!! So funny!!

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          • #6
            I do not think it was funny. I think it was in very poor taste.
            Substitute another minority/group for gays and see how funny you think it is, like blacks, Jews, Muslims, people with disabilities, mentally retarded.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FatDinah View Post
              I do not think it was funny. I think it was in very poor taste.
              Substitute another minority/group for gays and see how funny you think it is, like blacks, Jews, Muslims, people with disabilities, mentally retarded.
              I sadly have to agree. As a gay man I felt it was a little heavy on stereotypes, and somewhat beneath the equestrian community, in general ... one of the few environments where I've never felt excluded based on my sexuality.

              I also thought it made a joke/trivialized something that is actually quite important to many - the SCOTUS review of gay marriage. Maybe a classic case of "too soon."

              I do believe the spirit of it, however, was well-intended.
              When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.

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              • #8
                I'm surprised at the negative reaction. My gay nephew thought the EN April fools and the Onion piece were really funny, as did the two friends I have that are gay. I suppose everyone has a different sense of humor and I feel bad that you are offended.

                I do think both were well intended.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by merrygoround
                  edit edit edit

                  Honestly!!!!


                  I'm not quoting your post because I really think you should just delete it.
                  A helmet saved my life.

                  2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!

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                  • #10
                    Merrygoround, nothing merry about you.
                    That was really nasty.

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                    • #11
                      I am sincerely sorry that some were offended by my link to the Onion piece. I thought it was poking fun more at the stereotypes and at the people who are homophobic by applying the stereotypes to a horse than it was poking fun at gay people. However, I am sorry if it came across as offensive.
                      I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                      • #12
                        I really didn't get it at all - forgot it was April 1st and thought it was referencing some upper level riding inside joke that EN sometimes alludes to.

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                        • #13
                          I thought the EN piece was pretty funny. And frankly it was nice to see some humor back at the site. Some of the writers are like PR people for the sport. I enjoyed it when John tackled more difficult topics than merely cheerleading whatever event is going on for the weekend. But that's the topic for another thread I think!

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                          • #14
                            I'm with Robby on this one. I thought it was a little off-the-mark for the horse community.

                            Two more comments:

                            1. A good April Fool's joke is one that you believe is true at first, then it slowly dawns on you (or doesn't) that it's April 1. This post did not meet the criteria -- it was obvious from the headline.

                            2. Tate did not out himself. He was outed. Is that really fair?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JER View Post
                              I'm with Robby on this one.

                              2. Tate did not out himself. He was outed. Is that really fair?
                              He's a horse. He can't "out" himself.. Really? It was satire!

                              The people that I know, who are gay, thought this was amusing. Some people who are gay apparently did not find it amusing and I am sorry for that. My nephew is gay and I dislike the anti gay bias . I consider the reactions of the gay community to be the important matter, not my opinion, or the opinion of the PC community.

                              ETA Don't think Tate gives a tinkers dam..

                              The non-gay folks should probably not get up in arms so quickly over satire.
                              Last edited by skydy; Apr. 2, 2013, 04:07 AM.

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                              • #16
                                I definitely thought it was overly heavy on stereotypes, but I did find it kind of cute. The best part of the article was the HRC equal sign "jump" at the end. Just wish I had seen that earlier in the week so I could have used it on FB.

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                                • #17
                                  I have hope, and wish that you had more as well. Progress has been made for many people, with the support of family , friends and with the sacrifice and strength of those who continue to struggle and have layed it out on the line for many, many years to try to get it through the heads of people who don't seem to get it.

                                  Bigotry can't be tolerated if we are to be a civilized society.
                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbO2_077ixs
                                  Last edited by skydy; Apr. 2, 2013, 05:46 AM.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by JER View Post
                                    I'm with Robby on this one. I thought it was a little off-the-mark for the horse community.

                                    Two more comments:

                                    1. A good April Fool's joke is one that you believe is true at first, then it slowly dawns on you (or doesn't) that it's April 1. This post did not meet the criteria -- it was obvious from the headline.

                                    2. Tate did not out himself. He was outed. Is that really fair?
                                    #2. LOL, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

                                    For the record, I lost no sleep over this whatsoever. I'm not incensed/offended. I understood it was a humorous attempt ... I saw more "attempt" than humor, but I didn't feel like there were daggers behind it.
                                    When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by skydy View Post
                                      He's a horse. He can't "out" himself.. Really? It was satire!
                                      And that, skydy, was a joke.

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                                      • #20
                                        FWIW I've spend most of my career as an LGBT rights advocate and I found it kind of heartwarming. It wasn't the best satire I've ever seen but I could tell no one meant to offend and panning back to the big picture, I saw it as one more piece of evidence that for most people, what used to be a controversy is not anymore. When I first started lobbying for LGBT equality, adult consensual sex was still a crime and members of Congress wanted our reassurances that if they signed on to a domestic-partner benefits bill we wouldn't tell anyone that they supported "gay marriage." It's been an amazing decade or so.

                                        So I read the post as very much in the spirit of this historical moment-- that everywhere you look, the arc of history is bending torward justice.

                                        However, I think it's important to respect that discrimination is still rampant. The laws are bad. You can get fired in most places and hate crimes are more prevalent than people realize. Perhaps my lighthearted perspective comes from the fact that even though it's my job to monitor and debunk media lies about LGBT issues (and others), so I see the disgusting things that national figures say every day, I'm in a pretty good place. And I'm a straight ally-- equality has been my life's work but at the end of the day, I'm protected under law. So I can't say whether someone else is too sensitive. I can only say take heart-- the equestrian community is on the right side of the argument.
                                        Shut up! You look fine! --Judybigredpony
                                        Ms. Brazil

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