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  • New Lover's Lane for College?

    Efforts by campus cops to crack down on non-students who use public restrooms for random gay-sex encounters are being called homophobic by some folks in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) community, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    After a number of complaints, officials at Boston University cracked down and began arresting violators on charges of indecent exposure or lewd and lascivious behavior. Other campuses have seen similar crackdowns.

    But some gay students say persecuting participants in this so-called "tearoom" culture is discriminatory.

    "Heterosexual couples exploring sex on Lovers' Lane is romanticized, but same-sex sex is treated differently," says Luke Jensen of the University of Maryland at College Park. "The question of public versus private can be a shifting paradigm. Why is a bathroom stall considered a private space except when it comes to sex?"

    Supporters say the practice also is an integral part of the coming-out process for homosexuals.

    "For some men, their whole connection with gay life stemmed from their experiences in bathrooms," says William L. Leap, a professor of anthropology at American University and the editor of the book, Public Sex/Gay Space. "Tearooms became the basis for social interactions, a way of getting into a friendship network.

    ****(Crazy, something you want to tell us about?
    )

  • #2
    I avoid public bathrooms for a variety of reasons.

    My views on gay rights stem from my belief that liberty should extend to all, regardless of skin color, gender, or sexual orientation.

    [ 01-21-2003, 11:40 PM: Message edited by: C in a J ]

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    • #3
      If I need to use the bathroom and see two "lovers" enganged, my rights are being violated. If that is being "homophobic", then so be it.

      Has it got to the point that we cant even take our young children into a puplic restroom without risking seeing this ?

      "The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism. Under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every segment of the socialist program,until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

      Norman Thomas

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      • #4
        Geez, ya learn something every day...

        the public rest room (yuk!) is the last place i'd want to have any kind of sexual encounter...but then again, i'm not gay.
        "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

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        • #5
          Watchman,

          If you believe your rights are being violated if you interupt a heterosexual couple in the restroom, that's one thing. If you believe your rights are ONLY being violated if its a homosexual couple, please elaborate.

          And, er, what right is being violated? Just wondering.

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          • #6
            The right to take a leak(or take your little boy so HE can take a leak) in a restroom without a couple of butt bandits going at it comes to mind...

            Oops! I guess that sounded like a homophobic remark, huh? Oh, well...

            [ 01-21-2003, 11:52 PM: Message edited by: shooter1201 ]
            "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
            -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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            • #7
              quote:
              Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) community
              Questioning? Sorry, no such thing. You are or you aren't, and you know if you are. It's like being a little dead.
              Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

              I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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              • #8
                Run into John Wayne in the men's room, shooter?
                *snickers*

                (Crazy...I was just kidding...)

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                • #9
                  Hey -- Shooter. Just wondering here, but would you be okay walking into a restroom and finding a guy and girl going at it? "Oh, see Little Jimmy? It's just some thirty year old guy banging a female prostitute. That's okay."

                  Somehow I doubt it. So, yeah, when you single homosexual couples out for a venemous response for finding them "at it" in the restroom, it does strike me as slightly prejudiced.

                  TG: I don't find the oppression of a group's rights due to their sexual orientation to be a laughing matter.

                  I hope that everyone here is disgusted by the concept of a COUPLE having sex in the restroom. If the level of disgust is only present because of the couples' gender (or their skin color), then ... argh. Grrr.

                  quote:
                  You are or you aren't, and you know if you are.
                  Such strong opinions on the matter. How do you know so surely, Ateamer? This isn't like skin color, where you know you're white or black or what not.

                  [ 01-22-2003, 12:01 AM: Message edited by: C in a J ]

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                  • #10
                    CiaJ...it goes back to my upbringing, I guess. I never knew of ANYone gay until I was in college(and THEN, it was only supposition, later proved wrong). When(the era) I grew up, if someone wanted to screw someone, they found someone of the OPPOSITE sex to screw.

                    I also LOVE the way you THINK you always know 'what I'd do' in any situation.
                    "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                    -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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                    • #11
                      Shooter,

                      So you'd call them "vagina (or penis) pirates" if you came across a heterosexual couple in the restroom?

                      [ 01-22-2003, 12:13 AM: Message edited by: C in a J ]

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                      • #12
                        See? There you go again. I'd call them HORNY!
                        "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                        -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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                        • #13
                          So, it's okay for a heterosexual couple to be horny and have sex in a public restroom in front of your YOUNG children?

                          But it's not okay for a homosexual couple to do the same thing?

                          In any case, the couples using the restrooms would most likely be prostitutes or those seeking the services of same. I think its sad that some people would seemingly approve of a heterosexual pair engaging in an act that a homosexual couple would face a hostile reaction for.

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                          • #14
                            Okay, Crazy, God forbid I joke with you...

                            Yes, I would be upset by walking into a women's restroom and finding ANYONE engaged in a sexual act. There is a time and place for everything.

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                            • #15
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by C in a J:
                              I avoid public bathrooms for a variety of reasons.

                              My views on gay rights stem from my belief that liberty should extend to all, regardless of skin color, gender, or sexual orientation.

                              So I should have to enter a restroom to see two homo's as-f-cking the living hell out of each other? Better yet, I should have to walk into a restroom and see ANYBODY going at it??? If thats "liberty", I don't want any of it...

                              [ 01-22-2003, 12:22 AM: Message edited by: CopInNY ]

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