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New Zealand: ‘Gay times are over’ billboard provokes anger

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  1. He sounds a little eccentric, not homophobic. And eccentric people do seem have a penchant for ‘olde english.’

    Some of his stunts mightn’t be considered amusing depending on your tastes, but not particularly concerning either.

    1. Spanner1960 4 May 2012, 4:24pm

      “Olde English”? He can’t even spell ‘surprise’.

      1. Avalokiteshvara 4 May 2012, 5:41pm

        At least one word the Americans don’t spell “surprize”.

        1. Now, now, don’t be hating on AmericaniZed english. LOL! We got the croissant from the French and made a croissant sandwich, not to mention french fries too. This guy does seem to be more of a clown than threat however.

          1. Spanner1960 5 May 2012, 3:52pm

            We never invented “French fries” – that was another American bastardisation.
            And for the record I LOATHE people that drop z’s into the spelling. Americanisation of the English language is as obscene as it is insidious.

        2. Ouch. We Americans love to make things our own. Actually, if surprise was spelled like it sounds it would have that Z in it instead of an S. I like EXIT better than WAY OUT by the way too. And yes I have been to London and loved it, stuff is expensive for a Texas boy though.

          1. Spanner1960 5 May 2012, 3:53pm

            Everything’s bigger in Texas.
            Except our prices. :)

  2. Come off it Damien- that comment was not amusing or eccentric – it was PERSONAL and it was OFFENSIVE. It’s like that landlord who took over a pub from that gay couple and put a sign outside saying “mince definitely off the menu” and that guesthouse owner at the time of that christian couple denying accommodation to a gay couple who put a sign up saying “poofs welcome here”
    These people are zombies wh thinks it’s funny to make personal and offensive attacks on the gay community with the excuse of being ‘olde english’ or ‘eccentric’ or ‘amusing’ when they are really taking the piss!!!!!

    1. Im not in the slightest bit offended by the poofs welcome here board. Context and intent is everything, the way that was put completely took the sting out of it. I even smirked when i read it in your post. If you wish to have a sense of humour bypass on anything gay related thats fine. But i’ll be damned if you try and force it on the rest of us :-) Mince comment though was obviously personally abusive and insulting.

    2. Spanner1960 5 May 2012, 3:58pm

      You are the sort of person that sucks on a lemon and the lemon goes “Bleeurgh!.”
      We have to recognise we are people first and foremost, and have to live in a REAL community, not some made up mythical gay one. The first indication of being able to fit in is to recognise one’s shortcomings and be able to laugh at oneself. Po-faced humourless prats like you are the reason why barriers get built, not knocked down.

  3. “If I was anti-gay, why would I get dressed up as a woman and go to council?”

    Er, because you’re a freak and there’s something really, really wrong with you? Occam’s Razor.

  4. “If I was anti-gay, why would I get dressed up as a woman and go to council?”

    it shows you are pretty homophobic and transphobic to assume all transwomen like men

  5. If I was anti-gay, why would I get dressed up as a woman and go to council?

    A non sequitur if there ever was one. Since when does dressing up in costume absolve one of homophobia, in fact what on earth has one to do with the other??

  6. B L Z Bub 4 May 2012, 3:16pm

    “If I was anti-gay, why would I get dressed up as a woman and go to council?”

    Gay men are attracted to MEN,

    Women wear dresses.

    Gay men are NOT attracted to women.

    Compute yet. Goon.

    1. Lumi Bast 4 May 2012, 7:21pm

      Not all women wear dressed and some men wear dresses

      1. Lumi Bast 4 May 2012, 7:21pm


  7. Lumi Bast 4 May 2012, 7:20pm

    Pretty pathetic.

    “I have a few gay friends”
    You could still be against a part of who your friends are.

    “If I was anti-gay, why would I get dressed up as a woman and go to council?”
    Cross dressing has nothing to do with sexual orientation.

  8. Anyway…unfortunately, the Kapiti Coast is polluted with fundie wingnuts from the Society for Promotion of Community Standards (like Britain’s Mary Whitehouse, we had a hornrimmed homophobe of our own, a former SM nun, Patricia Bartlett- died at the same time, apparently). SPCS is the nasty hangover from Patricia’s error. Pro-censorship, anti-nudity, antigay…

  9. radical53 5 May 2012, 3:53am

    A Double meaning for “Gay”

    Has always been that way.

    Perhaps just being QUEER will solve the problem, altogether.

    1. Spanner1960 5 May 2012, 4:00pm

      No it won’t.
      That is simply nasty.

  10. Spanner1960 5 May 2012, 4:00pm

    If I was racist, why would I show up at a council meeting dressed up as a Gestapo officer?

  11. de Villiers 7 May 2012, 10:14pm

    > Mr Evans told the Dominion Post: “The dictionary says gay means good times

    Everyone knows the sense in which the word “gay” has been used here. Anything else is nothing but dishonest.

    We can all see that the word “gay” has been used to mean homosexual. And what is worse is that this person has given a cowardly and dishonest explanation demonstrating that he does not even have the courage to defend his convictions.

    In all case, dishonest, cowardly and first degree. All is very unattractive.

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