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Gay tea launched in Australia

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  1. Creative and contributing to worth while causes, that in itself if commendable!

    In a fun way the branding of taste is humorous, definitely intended to be relative.

    It begs the question though of whether we can laugh at our selves or be offended when others laugh or ridicule us with pejorative references.

    Amongst the articles on PN today is one that references Facebook searches with the F word being derogatory offending straight people. Here is a brand of tea called F’hag and it is intended to be fun! But is is any more acceptable when used by us for fun and humor, or derogatory only when used against us in hate attacks.

    Light or heavy? when humor crosses the line from fun to hate, “Words can never hurt me” but to some people they can and do! we need to stop hypocrisy either “F” words are acceptable or not! nOT!

    1. Scott Lovely 28 Feb 2012, 1:00am

      Context is everything.

      1. Cake?

    2. Spanner1960 29 Feb 2012, 7:33am

      Words have no meaning unless you react to them.
      The more you leap up in feigned shock at being called a f@ggot, the more those people that want to upset you will use it. If you don’t react, they go somewhere else to get their childish kicks.

  2. Mr. Ripley's Asscrack 27 Feb 2012, 7:26pm

    This must rate amongst the stupidest things I’ve ever (half) read in all my chuff. Marketing really are scraping the metal at the bottom of the barrel.

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  4. I wonder how they would think if I came up with an Ancestral Penal Colony Tea with a kookaburra tied to a ball and chain on the bag.

  5. GingerlyColors 28 Feb 2012, 7:55am

    I hope they don’t export it the the USA, it will only end up in Boston Harbour!

  6. Poo on the penis...,.euuugh! 28 Feb 2012, 10:05am

    Is it excrement flavoued or sperm flavourd tea?

    1. You tell us, sounds like you’re not unfamiliar with either flavour….

  7. Paddyswurds 28 Feb 2012, 11:01am


    1. Oh Davis, shut up. People can react to that twat any way they want. Ignoring him obviously doesn’t work, so let us have out fun without your sanctimonious headmistress comments, yeah?

  8. Paddyswurds 28 Feb 2012, 11:03am

    ….. “Gay Tea” ? puhleease..!!!

    1. Well, admittedly all the stereotyping is a little tiresome, but 20% of the proceeds is going to gay charities, and that’s surely a good thing, isn’t it?

      1. No. What proof do you have that it’s actually going to charity?

        1. None, other than what it says in the article. Do you have any proof to the contrary?

  9. Paddyswurds 28 Feb 2012, 11:29am


    1. USA Visitor 28 Feb 2012, 12:40pm

      Great concept!! I think the names are fun – OK maybe not to everyone’s taste – but at least the proceeds are ultimately benefiting LGBT charities!

  10. Stupid things like this make me ashamed of being LGBT. Disco Ball ? Pearl Necklace ? Of course, once again associate the LGBT community with compulsive partying and promiscuity. The intention may be noble, but the execution was dreadful and humiliating.

  11. just more marketing at the gay communities expense.

    Never ending exploitation of the gay community and our sexuality through marketing. We have no dignity as people.

    1. We have no dignity as people

      Speak for yourself.

    2. “We have no dignity as people.”

      I agree with Reghan, speak for yourself. You seem to relish the days of yesteryear of living in fear and hiding in the closet. Good for you. I don’t. Neither do many gay people. That is called dignity.

      1. Well bloody said !

  12. Spanner1960 29 Feb 2012, 7:29am

    I think it is a pointless exercise, but I wish them well.

    Personally I just like good old builders tea in a mug, none of this poncy lapsang-Souchong-Bergamot-Ceylon-with-a-twist-of-lemon-in-a-bone-china-cup bollocks.

    Maybe if they did a LGBTPG Tips I might buy some though… ;)

  13. This is fantastic ! We seriously need this in the UK i’d buy and try every box !

    1. They ship internationally! You can get it in the UK!

  14. @Keef who said: “What proof do you have that it’s actually going to charity?” Ummm… maybe that one of the charities is actually quoted in the article. Call me crazy but I think the charities concerned have a better idea about what money they’re receiving than you do:

    Healthy Communities Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator, Jason Russo said “Healthy Communities appreciates the wonderful support of SLURP.

    “Through donating proceeds from their fun DiversiTEA range SLURP and their customers will be supporting our unfunded LGBT health and wellbeing work in Queensland.

    “We encourage everyone to get behind this great company that supports our community and buy some DiversiTEA. It also makes a great gift for that person who is always difficult to buy for too.”

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