Gay Andy

April 13, 2010

Life in Black and White

Filed under: Uncategorized — gayandy @ 6:00 pm



I could be wrong, and I probably am wrong. But when I look at pics from a long time ago I get the feeling that life back then was simpler and without the gay phobia that exists in the minds of so many people today. If it’s ever possible to travel back in time, I’d like to go back to the days where everything was in black and white. Life looks more fun back then.

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  1. you're quite wrong, kid… gay men were often imprisoned for being gay here, or institutionalized as deviant; they were put in concentration camps during the Hitler reign in Germany (origin of the pink triangle), and starved or gassed to death; in Great Britain, the punishment for being gay ran from imprisonment to death during the middle ages… It wasn't until the late 1960's that the laws allowing unequal justice started to change in many countries… Gay men were still being imprisoned with long sentences till that time… Even today, there are countries, especially in the Middle East, where you can be flogged or executed for your orientation… Well, at least that doesn't include castration (as far as I know) like England used in the 1700's….

    Comment by tman — April 13, 2010 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Andy, yes it was better then haveing faster news, cell phones, internet,less people in the streets, malls, but the thoughts towards gays is better now the 60 on , but Andy life is how you make it. hugs Dean

    Comment by wetcool1 — April 13, 2010 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  3. There wasn't any gay phobia back then because all the guys were pretending to be str8! That's why guys would swim barebuck at the swimming hole or at the YMCA. And we were all lean with 6-packs because all we had home was one or two channels on tv and a transistor radio; we could hardly wait to get outside and tear around on nice summer and winter days; those calories got burnt up instead of turning to fat. There were lots of bully types around back then too, except that was 'normal' so you just learned to avoid them. In the 'good ole days' though, a lot of people suffered in silence; homosexuals were 'confirmed bachelors', and people endured horrible marriages because divorce was shameful and difficult to get. Also because of relativity, younger generations today expect to have it all on a platter; mcmansion complete with 3-car garage, trophy wife, suv and a car all before the age of 25. lol Before my time, you needed 25% down for a mortgage and a car was almost a luxury. Clothes and food were expensive. Too many people today have a sense of entitlement and that is the main reason North America is in financial trouble. Just some observations, but I'm starting to sound like Grandpa Simpson lol. bfn – Wayne 🙂 (Oh yeah, do you guys go swimming in that lake and river in the summer?)

    Comment by wayner — April 13, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  4. Andy:Wantng to go back to simpler times is a cry for help. You're overwhelmed. You're 16. Most 16 year olds feel what you're feeling right now from time to time. But things will get better. Much better. It just takes time. You have much of that.Most disturbing is the fact that you're trying to cope by yourself. That's a shame. Especially since your dad is right there with you. You need to give him a chance to help you through your tough times. Please give him a chance.dmc

    Comment by Anonymous — April 14, 2010 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  5. Andy:I regret my last comment. It was insensitive, condescending and presumptuous.Please ad 'often is' to it 'is' a cry…And please add 'you may be' instead of you are overwhelmed.thanxdmc

    Comment by Anonymous — April 14, 2010 @ 1:24 pm | Reply


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