Would that there were more articles like this one! Reading about the past leads to an understanding of who and what we are today --and why we are the way we are-- and it follows that we learn more about what we could be in the future. In short, reading history makes us better people and better citizens.
What a nice article. I love learning history of my adopted state.
"...I'm impartial, unbiased, and that's the way it's supposed to be. If people were doing what I am doing, maybe people would trust the media more."
Tupper, thanks for the apology. I do disagree with LGBT, however, I try not to make personal attacks. Too many side with you on the issue for me to believe I am the only person who is correct. I have an opinion on the topic, nothing more.
Keep marching to your own beat Quintin. Great work as always!
Love this story on Quintin - he is a special person who loves his life. Charleston is lucky to have him.
You may be surprised. As you wrote: The nude lifestyle is having a quiet boom. Be a part of it; share with your friends!
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Spanish teacher update. http://southcarolina.arrests.org/Arrests/Caroline_Short_23487552/
Man it took a lot to get around the CCP censures.
"Step 1 - Say they are really Gay and do not want to admit it. If that fails..."
In the GOP, a large number of anti-gay pols have been caught with their "pants down" being gay, or worse. Sorry, but statistics brought that out.
Step 3 - Call them 'A Stupid Poopy Head.'
Sorry for the school-yard banter. When you have been attacked all your life, sometimes immaturity expresses itself in childish name-calling.
"Step - 2 - Say they have a small penis. if that fails....."
I never said that.....would make me a hypocrite. Lol!
Hopefully, one day, being gay will be mainstream enough that folks won't even need to talk about it, no more than folks need to talk about being straight. However, today, we are still disrespected, and I hope it has more to do with lack of education about our community, rather than blatant prejudices of the judgmental. Education of the open-minded can help reduce these blatant prejudices and because of the disrespect, it is necessary to publicize our "pride" to show people, we are really no different from anyone else. All we want for EVERYONE is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
And same-sex marriage would still be banned (some are still not done with this one). This should be fresh enough in your mind to see that people, in general, don't like us and voted against us in virtually every state where it was placed on the ballot. I think you probably believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman, and that is ok, too. But equally, most of us believe that (legal, contractual) marriage should really be between any two people who love each other and want to make a life and family (yes, we are family, too) together. Each of our beliefs are equally important to us, so we won't impose our beliefs on straight folks and make y'all get gay married and by the same token, straight folks should not impose their beliefs and make us get straight married, which is what it was before SCOTUS ruled. That is an example of respect for one another's "lifestyle", if you will.
No one is asking for ACCEPTANCE of our "lifestyle" by anyone. [Lifestyle, btw, is how you live (fashion, travel, furnishings, cars, etc) not WHO you are. ie, Straight is not a lifestyle. Lifestyle implies we chose this path only to be judged, hated, debased, defiled, beaten, slain, discriminated against, etc] If you don't want to accept us for who we are, that is ok with me, but it would be nice that you could at least respect others that are not exactly like you. I respect that you are straight and don't care for us and our "pride". And I don't think the reporting of this "pride" is making straight people a minority, either. Just think of this, civil rights have NEVER been based on a majority rule, because no civil right has ever been approved by a voting public. If they had, women would not be able to vote and would still be serving their husbands and children as home-makers without working outside the home. African-Americans would not be able to vote and would still be serving their "masters", sitting at the back of the bus, drinking from segregated fountains and going to different schools.
@Jshicke - My angry and immature response was due to your rant about our community's outreach and I apologize for the personal attack - gets kind of hard to swallow a lifetime of judgment since it still continues today.
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I had experienced nudism many years ago with my exhusband. Like the sisters I too was hesitant but I found I really enjoyed not being "trapped" in clothes! Then in 2010 in had a friend who invited me to Haulover beach in south Miami so that was my second experince and we had so much fun playing in the ocean.
Well, a couple of months ago my new husband of five years asked me if I would mind going to Cedar Creek. He had never been to a nudist community and was interested in trying it. I jumped at the chance knowing he would love it. So we took a tour and fell in love with the people there!! We are now members of AANR and Cedar Creek is close enough to us that we can make day trips. My biggest problem now.....is keeping my hubby in clothes at home...lol
I wouldn't call CCP's reporting diverse, I'd call it morbidly lopsided. God (or whatever entity you revere) help you if you disagree. But hey, freedom of speech and all that.
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