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Originally Posted by firstkid4me
Clinton's most definitely gay ladies:
Hmmm. Well, that's cool, and I do understand why they kind of gloss over it on the show (both for those who are wondering and keep watching trying to 'figure it out,' and for people who are uncomfortable with it).

I'm sorry if my post in any way sounded negative about homosexuality. I'm not. I've got a gay uncle and several very close friends who are gay -- and one of the things I've learned along the way is that the stereotypes are not always accurate. My closest gay friend is about the most macho/masculine/absolutely NOT the stereotype sort of guy .... I get really irritated when people assume that everyone in any group (man or woman, religious group, regional location or etc.) is "the same," KWIM? I've also got straight male friends who could be mistaken for "gay" because they are interested in art/literature, clean, dress well, etc. etc. etc. (pile on the stereotypes). And I think in the end sexual orientation is not my business unless someone wants to share it with me. At the same time, I had a resident in one of the halls I worked for at uni, who pretended to be hetero when she was obviously dating another resident, and was so cute when they'd go out on special dates - and it was hard not to grab her and say, "Hey, you don't have to hide this part of who you are, we'd all like to wish you a great evening etc. instead of playing dumb!"

I don't think that's inconsistent .... I wish people didn't feel like they had to hide their sexual orientations but at the same time -- if they aren't talking about it, then I'm not going to be making an assumption either. A former coworker loved to tell the story of how her dh asked her out on their first date. They'd been friends for a couple years and when he finally worked up the courage to ask her out, she interrupted him and said, "Oh, don't worry, I know you're gay." Talk about awkward!