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Nintendo sez: No Same-Sex Marriage!

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    Re: Nintendo sez: No Same-Sex Marriage!

     


    FYI "Tomodachi" means friend in Japanese.  And Chisai Tomodachi means "Little Friend".  So I imagine in the Japanese dubbed version of "Scar face", Tony yells out, "say hello to my Chisai Tomodochi"  except all in Japanese.

     
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    Re: Nintendo sez: No Same-Sex Marriage!

    Sounds like video games have changed a lot since I was wasting time with them as a kid.


     

     
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    Re: Nintendo sez: No Same-Sex Marriage!

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    Sounds like video games have changed a lot since I was wasting time with them as a kid.


     



     



    Me  too.


     


    I wonder 'if' there are any current games that support homosexuality?


     


    I have a list of games in my files but none of them are Gay.


     


    Sounds like a project for the 'Gay Mafia' to me ...




    Uhm..... there weren't any video games when you were a kid.


     

     
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    Re: Nintendo sez: No Same-Sex Marriage!

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    Sounds like video games have changed a lot since I was wasting time with them as a kid.


     


     


     



     


     


     


    Me  too.


     


     


     


    I wonder 'if' there are any current games that support homosexuality?


     


     


     


    I have a list of games in my files but none of them are Gay.


     


     


     


     Sounds like a project for the 'Gay Mafia' to me ...


     


     


     




    Uhm..... there weren't any video games when you were a kid.


     


     


     


     



    How astute of you.
    In fact there wasn't any TV either.


     


     


     


    But of course I was making reference to video games when they first became available.


     


     


     


    Guess you 'did not grasp that bit of logic' did you.


     


     


     


     


     




    In fact, there was television when you were a "kid".

     
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    Re: Nintendo sez: No Same-Sex Marriage!

    In response to -V-'s comment:

         :: BUMP ::

    Well, the heterophobe that said the below never returned.

    So .. Here it is again for everyone's clarification.

    In response to -V-'s comment:


      "Gay mafia" ?!


    Where do you get this stuff?

    (And is it supposed to be part of the misconceived adorable geriatric bigot shtick?)

      "Gay Mafia"


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
    The "Gay Mafia", "Velvet Mafia" are pejorative terms for the expansion of gay rights groups in politics, media, and everyday life - and are most often used when those efforts include boycotts and similar efforts to stifle opposing viewpoints on issues affecting Gays.[1][2] The "Gay Mafia" and "Velvet Mafia" are typically associated with the upper echelons of the fashion and entertainment industries, and the terms are also used humorously by gay people themselves.[citation needed] The term was widely used in the 1980s and 1990s, and could often be seen in the pages of the New York Post. The term was also used by the British newspaper, The Sun, in 1998 in response to what it claimed was a representation of gay people in the Labour British Cabinet.[3] "Lavender Mafia" refers to the perceived homosexual elements of life within the Catholic church and other organizations that represent mostly positive attitudes.

     

    Origin of the term

    An early use of the term was when the English critic Kenneth Tynan proposed an article to Playboy editor A.C. Spectorsky in late 1967 on the "Homosexual Mafia" in the arts.[4] Spectorsky declined, although he admitted that "culture hounds were paying homage to faggotismo as they have never done before". Playboy would run a panel on homosexual issues in April 1971.

    The term "Velvet Mafia" was first used in an article in the "Top of the Pop" column in the entertainment section of the Sunday New York Daily News in the 1970s by journalist Steven Gaines to describe the executives at the Robert Stigwood Organization, a British film and record company. The phrase was later used by the same writer in a roman à clef about Studio 54 called The Club in reference to the influential gay crowd that became the club's habitués. This "mafia" included Calvin Klein, Truman Capote, Halston and Andy Warhol. The term was tongue-in-cheek, describing a powerful social clique, not some truly devious alliance ruling either an industry or politics.

    Gradually, velvet came to be replaced with gay.

    The term may have gained wider social prominence after it was used in a 1995 Spy article and a 2002 Vanity Fair article, wherein Michael Ovitz, in an interview,[5] blamed the aforementioned group for his company's failures.[6]

    Lavender Mafia
    The Lavender Mafia has been used as well as the gay mafia to refer to an informal network of homosexual executives in the entertainment industry.[7] 

    References:
    Jump up ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/brendan-eich-gay-mafia-_n_5111602.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/brendan-eich-gay-mafia-_n_5111602.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/brendan-eich-gay-mafia-_n_5111602.html
    Jump up ^ http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/04/08/gay_mafia_why_are_conservatives_afraid_of_lgbtq_activists.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/04/08/gay_mafia_why_are_conservatives_afraid_of_lgbtq_activists.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/04/08/gay_mafia_why_are_conservatives_afraid_of_lgbtq_activists.html
    Jump up ^ ([1] [2][3][4])
    Jump up ^ Kenneth Tynan Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1994)
    Jump up ^ Burrough, Bryan (August 2002), "Ovitz Agonistes", Vanity Fair
    Jump up ^ Lyman, Rick (July 3, 2002). "Ovitz Bitterly Bares Soul, And Film Industry Reacts". The New York Times.
    Jump up ^ George De Stefano, An offer we can't refuse: the mafia in the mind of America, New York, 2005

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Mafia" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Mafia" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Mafia



    You certainly are knowledgeable about all things gay! You must be so proud to have to have bumped your last comment. 

     
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