This has always been a queer friendly place since the time I started reading here.
No-one hates Tailmon cause she's a tranny. There's a few straight males that don't understand that she's a she even though she still has a penis as part of her physical body. But I hardly remember anyone being hostile to gays, and if they were, they were quickly stomped all over by the regulars and the admins.
A long time ago, there were two gays who started flirting back and forth in almost every thread in the OOT, and a lot of other posters told them they were sick of it, take it elsewhere. And the two stopped. Which I think was a shame, because I found that particular instance pretty funny, and everyone else stopped with the flirty stuff in the OOT too. And I think it's a more boring place without the public flirtations.
I'm trying to think how other posters seem to take the gay male posters. You know, I think it might be sort of half-way between how they take females and how they take males. Other posters lean towards liking the gays a bit faster/more than the straight men, and according them more respect/listening to them more than the women, but not as much as they automatically respect/listen to a straight man.
This is a bit tricky, because I haven't been in the information swapping game forums for a very long time, and I don't remember seeing many posts by the gays in the Asylum, which is political heavy. So I don't think I have much to go on about other posters responding to gays talking about serious business.
Edited, Apr 7th 2011 2:43pm by Aripyanfar
I don't think that reverance or respect for the dead needs the dead to be hidden from sight completely. It is the attitude that you bring, as a witness to a dead body, that matters, not the display and witnessing of a dead body, per se.