Is the LGBT community too sensitive, or is society still homophobic?

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    Recently if anyone saw the news, former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal tweeted a picture of the following:

    $shon.jpg

    Then proceeded to say:

    “This is an automatic fight in my book…….LMFAO,”

    Apparently Shaq was under fire due to his comment about the picture.

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with Shaq's comment. As a man, I think if the picture has any indication of anything in real life, I think it would be bizarre that in a bathroom with a row of free urinals, you choose the one right next to another man. I would deem that as suspect.
     
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    I don't see how that pic has anything to do with homosexuals, and it seems silly to me that anyone would get upset over it.
     
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    Amy...Agreed.

    However I think what made headlines was the subsequent posts by users on Shaq's twitter and facebook which drew criticism. Not sure how people who comment on the picture was related to shaq posting the picture. I think it was the responses from other people that made it seem "anti-gay."
     
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    Times have changed. Johnny Carson got a big laugh with the same joke, back in the day.
     
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    To answer OP question,

    The LGBT community is too DAMN sensitive.

    If "they" want to be treated as "normal", they had best get used to being picked on. Because we all get poked and jabbed at times....they just happen to have lots of special interest groups to get em all riled up to sue someone..anyone.

    Oh, and that shit was funny.
    Hell, I might tweet it :lol:
     
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    Sometimes...people in the LGBT clutch their pearls and act as persecuted and picked upon as........American christians.
     
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    Not seeing how homosexuals are involved in the picture. But the second guy clearly doesn't understand that men like to have their space if they can.
     
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    I agree...I guess where the issue of homosexuality came in is when the subsequent responses after Shaq posted the picture, many respondents were using anti-gay remarks.
     
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    I agree. That is about personal space. I do know men who will sidle up to me like that to carry on a conversation. Nothing sexual about it, just bad manners.

    As to LGBT being overly sensitive. Sure they are. I would be shocked and incredibly impressed if they were not. They should be overly sensitive.
     
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    I dont understand men's room etiquette.

    When I go into the men's room, if I have to pee - - - - - and there's a choice between urinals and the toilet with the door, I always take the toilet with the door......but most dudes seem to go right over to the urinal. It's fucking weird, to me.
     

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