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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 am  |  102 responses

Barclays Center Food Server Sues Houston Rockets for Anti-Gay Discrimination

According to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn, a food server alleges that Houston Rockets players verbally abused him prior to a game against the Nets last year. He claims Rockets players mocked him using anti-gay comments in the visitors’ locker room, which eventually led to the loss of his job. Per the NY Post:

Rasean Tate, 28, of Brooklyn, is suing the Rockets and the company that handles catering at Barclays, Levy Restaurant Holdings, for a slew of civil rights violations and anti-gay discrimination.

Tate claims that he was setting up a buffet in the visiting Rockets locker room before a game on Feb. 22, 2013, when he was all but chased from the area because he was gay.

“When the plaintiff’s back was turned to defendant Rockets players, he began to hear laughter and taunting voices saying ‘get this f—– out of here!’ ” according to the suit, and ” ‘He’s trying to catch a sneaky-peeky!’“

“These series of comments were repeated a number of times by defendant Rockets players and staff,” according to the suit. “Plaintiff could hear defendant Rockets players overlapping voices and laughter.”

The suit does not name which individual players allegedly made the remarks.

Tate claims that a Nets representative witnessed the ugly incident and advised him to “just leave” and that he would “take care of it,” according to the suit.

Tate was later told that Nets players were given special sensitivity training because of the incident with the Rockets, the court papers state.

Tate claims he was slowly phased out of all locker room duty by the catering company after he lodged his complaints and his pay and hours plummeted as a result, according to the suit.

Related: Jason Collins Says He Faced Anti-Gay Taunts from an Opponent

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That’s f*cked up… I hope he wins the suit and gets a major pay day from this. I know idiots are going to side with the catering company and with the NBA teams, but this is a worker who’s being denied the ability to earn a living because of his sexual orientation and “insistence” on being treated with dignity.

  • Lloyd

    All for equality, but can this person really sue the Rockets? They have the right to free speech and being an a*shole isn’t illegal.

  • notoner

    Where the hell was the Rockets coaching staff and management in all this??? They should have put a stop to all this IMMEDIATELY. Shame it had to come to this, thought we live in 2014, not 1984.

  • swill

    it becomes illegal when it costs someone their job.

  • Doowop

    Tate needs to stop acting like a f*g I’ve had people tease n harass me my whole life,, stop being a sensitive b***h nd move on.

  • Doug

    blah blah blah…shutup

  • Lloyd

    But it wasn’t the Rockets who cost him his job. I can walk into a McDonald’s and say, “This guy is ugly…fire him”. That’s me exercising my right to free speech. If the manager’s response to that is to fire him, that’s completely on McDonald’s. That guy can try to sue me, but I didn’t do anything legally wrong.

  • mike

    He will probably win becuase gay is “cool” right now

  • bike

    “He’s trying to catch a sneaky-peeky!’”
    .
    Sounds like Dwight. Has to be.

  • usb

    He’s probably more angry he doesn’t have access to the half naked players anymore.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    When did this board turn into the ESPN comments section?

  • notoner

    I thought that at first, but in Feb 2013 Dwight was still a Laker.

  • swill

    it’s a gray area, for sure. and you don’t need to do something illegal to get sued.

  • Dewaynewayne

    I NEED NAMES! otherwise this is all just gossip blog type speculation

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I guess you’re one of those idiots then, eh? Go f*ck yourself Dougie.

  • Saleem Rainman

    hey at least for once Dwight cant be blamed

  • bike

    My bad. But it does sound like a Dwighter.

  • Isaaq Attack

    I hope Rasean Tate wins because that’s just bull crap. Treating someone poorly because they live a different lifestyle than me isn’t an excuse. This discrimination against the gays for who they are is similar to the discrimination against someone because of their skin color. It’s something they can’t change. Some people are honestly disgusting.

  • sunny

    How’d they know he was gay unless he was doing more than catering food? Probably staring at dudes, winking, and unnecessarily prancing around the locker room.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Dude you are dumb. Like literally you are dumb. I’m not even gonna call people “dumb” anymore, I’m just gonna call them “sunny”. For example: Doug and usb are sunny as f*ck.

  • sunny

    Were u there? All gays are victims that are always innocent? You don’t even really know what happened. You’re angry as f*ck and you don’t even know if his story is true. Calm down and shutup. Acting like you know the guy. Honestly the whole thing seems opportunistic.

  • truth

    Funny how people pretend like all gay dudes are saints who would never sneak a peak at half naked athletes.

  • Lloyd

    Sure you don’t have to do anything illegal to get sued. Anyone can sue anyone for anything. If you’re trying to file a lawsuit against someone who didn’t do anything illegal against you, then you’re an idiot.

  • Ugh

    Who pretends that?

  • Ugh

    Ah, hang on. When Teddy makes assertions of innocence, you attack him. That implies an assertion of guilt, pal.

  • sunny

    Let go of your victim lingo for once in your life. No one ‘attacked’ Teddy. He just needs to relax and stop acting like he knows all the facts already. And no, addressing someone’s automatic assumption of “innocence” or “victimhood” doesn’t automatically mean assuming the person is wrong. Unlike Teddy, I’m open to the fact that my assumtions may be off. He’s all preachy like he knows 100% the truth.

  • Caboose

    “Cool?” Just like women voting was “cool” back in the 1910′s?

  • Tad

    My question is, how did they know he was gay?

  • Tad

    Some people have self control idiot.

  • truth

    Some people @sswipe. But not all, unless you’re saying only gay men are your “some” people. Let’s face it, reality tells us that’s far from true. So f-off.

  • Caboose

    Options:
    1) He was trying to get a view of naked NBA players while performing his job.
    2) He let the team know ahead of time to avoid any awkwardness.
    3) He never told him and the Rockets were just making assumptions (even though they never knew for sure).
    4) The catering company knew he was gay and alerted the Rockets ahead of time to avoid awkwardness.

    My money is on option 3.

  • Caboose

    Just like you in a women’s volleyball locker room would be staring at chicks, winking, and unnecessarily grinding up on them from behind, right?

    Or maybe he was doing his f*cking job.

  • Caboose

    The fact is we don’t know whether he had self-control or not. To assume anything else and make judgment based on it is ignorant. Either positive or negative.

  • Cooper

    My money is on option 1. He isn’t denying being gay. It’s just a little too coincidental that Mr. Victim’s orientation became known in a locker room full of naked men.

  • Caboose

    It never says that the Rockets knew he was gay. People make fun of other people for being “gay” all the time, regardless of sexual orientation.

    I don’t know Mr. Tate, but perhaps he was “stereotypically gay” in appearance, and the Rockets simply made fun of him for that, not even knowing his true sexual orientation.

  • sunny

    So how did they know? In my field, I see nudity all the time. All I’m saying is, while I’m just doing my job my sexuality isn’t something anyone would take note of. Can’t tell if I’m gay or straight because I’m just doing my job. So what was he doing that they noticed?

  • Caboose

    Fair point, but I’ll repost a response I just said below:

    “It never says that the Rockets knew he was gay. People make fun of other people for being “gay” all the time, regardless of sexual orientation.

    I don’t know Mr. Tate, but perhaps he was “stereotypically gay” in appearance, and the Rockets simply made fun of him for that, not even knowing his true sexual orientation.”

  • sunny

    It’s possible. It’s possible the Rockets were making fun of him just for a stereotypical appearance. It’s possible he exhibited a provocative behavior that prompted the Rocket’s response. Either way, I’m in the same line of thinking with Lloyd about the lawsuit. If he lost wages, that’s his employer’s fault. We all get called names we don’t like. That alone isn’t enough to warrant a lawsuit.

  • Tad

    When female reporters go into locker rooms after games are they also checking out athletes, or are they just doing their job? Funny how whenever theres a discussion about gay people in locker rooms, the #1 complaint is that their just gonna be oggling at all the guys. Like they cant be professional members of a workforce.

  • sunny

    How do you know the female reporters aren’t checking them out? And anyway, as a man, I have more faith in a woman’s self control any day over a dude. Gay or straight.

  • Caboose

    Oh I don’t agree with the lawsuit targeting the Rockets. That seems off to me. It should be going straight at the Nets organization if he was fired/lost wages for the incident.

    If you work at a Ford dealership and you show up in a Toyota and the dealership docks your wages, you don’t sue Toyota.

    That said, the Rockets’ response was pretty f*cked up. I think it’s more likely he was stereotypically gay looking (whatever that may be to the Rockets players) and they were concerned about him checking them out. Or something along those lines, regardless of whether he did or not.

    Fair?

  • Caboose

    That’s empirically based. Nothing to back that last statement up.

  • sunny

    I agree 100% if that’s what actually happened.

  • Caboose

    I honestly think it’s more likely that the Rockets judged him on his appearance vs him getting caught checking out players. That’s my opinion though, nothing really to back that up.

    Thanks for a sensible dialogue, much appreciated.

  • sunny

    Reported or unreported, sexual harassment within the workplace overwhelming involves male antagonists. Are you saying there is no evidence that males dominate sexual offenses?

  • Caboose

    That is true, but it doesn’t necessarily have to do with sex drive. There are a whole host of other factors that could go into it, but that’s not really the point.

    This is an individual case and an average really doesn’t do much good.

  • sunny

    I’m all for judging each case individually. My response was more challenging Tad scoffing at the idea that some people, male or female, aren’t 100% professional. He acted like it was such a far fetched notion.

  • Caboose

    Ah. Fair.

  • TheSailingPen

    it’s not the same as for skin color. Since gay men are allowed to be in men’s locker rooms, straight men should be allowed in women’s locker rooms.

  • TheSailingPen

    5) He was visibly effeminate.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Meh, I hope they slap the Rockets with some sort of punishment. There’s no such thing as free speech. Ask the thousands of people targeted by COINTELPRO and McCarthy witch hunts what they think of free speech. In America “free speech” means protecting bigoted pieces of sh!t–so you’ll get cops protecting and escorting neo-Nazi marches, meanwhile people protesting police brutality are *surprise* getting their heads cracked by those same cops.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Meh f*ck the Rockets, I hope they get slapped with a punishment/penalty too. No sympathy for bigoted idiots. The Rockets are my favorite NBA team but this is real life, and a real worker, a real person’s ability to earn a living was put in jeopardy by this bullsh!t. There’s no such thing as “free speech” either, otherwise COINTELPRO and McCarthyism wouldn’t exist. I hope this Tate fella gets paid from all parties involved–he should milk them for as much as he can.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    There’s absolutely nothing sensible about this d0uchebag sunny. His argument has been that this gay guy was being a pervert by virtue of the fact that he was gay and standing in a men’s locker room (never mind the fact that it’s perfectly normal for him to be in the men’s locker because he’s a *MAN*).

    Eat sh!t, sunny.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LMAO, what the… I don’t even… Gay men are “allowed” in men’s locker rooms because they’re MEN. Being gay does not change your GENDER. It does not make you NOT a man, nor does it make lesbians NOT women… I know logic is difficult for most sh!t-for-brains such as yourself, but holy mother of god… LOL.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    First of all there’s no proof he did anything other than do his job. But let’s say, for the sake of argument, that what you’re saying is even slightly true. That STILL wouldn’t excuse the homophobic abuse, you f*cking idiot.

    If a Mexican guy is doing something you don’t like–does that gives you the right to call him a s**c and make fun of him for being Mexican, thereby insulting all Mexicans?

    Holy Christ dude you’re dumber than a bag of p!ss. Seriously eat sh!t and die, scumbag.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    You’ve said some of the most backward things I’ve ever heard. Your first argument is basically conflating all gay men with perverts… And your second argument is that if a man shows that’s he’s sexually attracted to you, or so much as does something you don’t like, that gives you and your buddies the right to verbally abuse the man with homophobic slurs and mock him for his sexual orientation. And you actually think you’re being balanced and fair in your judgements, and not jumping to conclusions.

    What you really are is a reactionary, bigoted piece of human excrement. Go play in traffic, scumbag.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    None of that justifies homophobic abuse from the whole team, so it’s not even worth speculating.

  • Caboose

    Dude. Calm.

    No sh!t, what the Rockets did was absolutely horrible.

    That’s not in question is it?

    But it’s not a lawsuit for the grounds listed in the article. If he’s suing for sexual harassment, then sure, he probably has a case.

    We’re speculating as to WHY it happened, not that it was bad. I really hope we are all in agreement on that one.

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  • Lloyd

    Free speech means you can say whatever you want. Those protestors can say whatever they want. Conspiracy theorists can say whatever they want. Hardcore conservative bigots can say whatever they want. Liberal-minded activists can say whatever they want. This is free speech.

    The police and law enforcement being a corrupt institution steeped in systematic racism is an entirely separate issue.

    The Rockets aren’t getting punished for making fun of a homosexual.

  • Lloyd

    Wow dude…you shouldn’t be homophobic. A list of rational possibilities? How do you sleep at night?

  • Lloyd

    That’s what number 3 was…they assumed based on how he was carrying himself.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    If the police and law enforcement crack down on a group for exercising “free speech” then that speech isn’t really free, now is it? And no there’s nothing “corrupt” about the police and law enforcement busting up a protest–that’s their job. That’s their function in society.

    And yeah, that’s exactly my point. “Free speech” laws in this sh!tty society protect reactionary free speech. But if your free speech is progressive and/or revolutionary, and actually challenges the status quo, then you’re deemed a threat and “free speech” no longer protects you.

    If this mythical “free speech” only exists in some instances but not in others, then it’s not free speech. Put it another way: Free speech is a myth, and it doesn’t actually exist.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Man, “free speech” never existed. Look up the list of books that were and are banned throughout US and Canadian history. James f*cking Joyce novels were banned at one time for being too profane. Free speech is 100% a myth of liberal capitalist “democracies”. So no, I won’t defend a mythical “free speech” that protects homophobes and racists and sexists, but doesn’t protect people who should be protected by this “right” which doesn’t exist.

  • Lloyd

    It’s still free speech. Protestors have the right to protest. It’s the freedom of assembly. You can come together for a cause as long as you’re not breaking other laws i.e. disturbing the peace, trespassing. The police are only allowed to “crack heads” if the protest turns into an angry mob or shows evidence of turning violent. And if you don’t think that the police are corrupt, and that they’re just doing their jobs, then I don’t know what to tell you.

    Dude…as we’re talking, you’re expressing your opinion that goes against what you claim this sh*tty society condemns. Is anything happening to you right now? Is someone trying to censor you? No? Free speech.

  • Lloyd

    Taking historical evidence out of context and claiming modern truths based on it is ridiculous.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    There are still banned books. My point about the historical examples is that free speech has never existed in your little mythological world of “democracy” and “freedom”.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That is such nonsense. The police crackdown on peaceful protests all the goddamn time; if you don’t think so you’re living in a bubble, dude. There’s “freedom of speech” but there are obvious constraints placed on it, and if there are constraints placed on it then there’s no such thing as “freedom of speech.” It’s not very difficult. Law enforcement (serving the ruling class in society, not some abstract power or force of “corruption”) reserve the right to crack heads because that’s their function in society, and while they may violate certain laws while doing it, ultimately very few policement are punished under the law–because again, the people who make laws are the same people who benefit from the police repressing a progressive protest.

    There are also various ways in which censorship works, and not all of it is legally sanctioned censorship.

  • Caboose

    Really? You got that I was homophonic out of that?

    You’re a moron.

    It’s not against the law to be homophobic.

    It’s despicable and disgraceful and is gonna be laughed at a couple decades from now, but suing for sexual harassment in this case seems frivolous compared to the potential discrimination lawsuit against the Nets.

    Read, dude. It helps.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Hell not even reactionary and racist pieces of sh!t can get away with their bullsh!t ALL the time. You know why? Because censorship–and thank God for that. Me!n Kampf is banned in Europe, and it’s illegal to pain swast!kas in many countries over there. In fact, you can catch a prison sentence for saying “s!g he!l” in Germany today.

    “Free speech” doesn’t exist. And also, a person’s imaginary “freedom” to say some reactionary bullsh!t shouldn’t outweigh another person’s freedom of not being victimized because of their ethnicity/gender/sexual orientation, whether it’s physical or psychological trauma. “Freedom” is one of liberalism’s myths.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    He was being sarcastic and taking a jab at me, I’m pretty sure.

  • Caboose

    He sucks at it.

  • Caboose

    Oh I want them to pay as much as possible too. It’s absolutely disgusting that that happened.

    But the lawsuit should be against the Nets. Not the Rockets.

  • Lloyd

    Haha I said you stated a rational list of possibilities. You’re just overexcited apparently.

  • Lloyd

    Stop replying to me in different comments. I’m joining the threads of discussion into this reply.

    Show me the list of banned books. You mean books that school boards don’t want in the the curriculum? That’s not the same thing. Those students can head down to their local bookstore, library, or utilize an online retailer to pick up any book they want.

    Mein Kemp is banned in Europe…so what? Do you want a copy? Here:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Mein-Kampf-Adolf-Hitler-ebook/dp/B008QI6EHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396512873&sr=8-1&keywords=mein+kemp

    How’re you being censored?

    I believe the police do crack down on innocent people. That’s the corrupt institution part…but they don’t have a right to crack heads. They abuse the power that is given to them, but doesn’t mean they’re supposed to or even allowed to.

    Dude all your freedoms have restraints on them. I have the freedom to be naked in my home, but as soon as I walk outside then those freedoms are restricted. My rights end where yours begin. Regardless, you still have freedom of speech, as you’re proving by exercising your right to it even as we carry out this conversation.

    Does all the above mean that everything that is right happens? No. There’s corruption in all societal institutions. Doesn’t change the Charter of Rights and Freedoms/Constitution.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Your Charter of Rights and Freedoms were written by white slaveowners talking about the right to own property, including other people as property, even while they talked of the “Rights of Man”. Yeah I know, another history lesson; but seriously your Constitution is a f*cking joke, and it’s kind of funny how invested you are in it.

    You clearly don’t get the point: Yes you have “freedom” under the law, but in practice, in the actual material world, these freedoms don’t exist to the degree that would make them meaningful as “freedoms”.

    The Stand Your Ground laws in Florida are just one example. The “right” to defend yourself with lethal force, as guaranteed under the law, was denied to Marissa Alexander who fired a warning shot in the air against her abusive husband, while it worked perfectly to protect George Zimmerman.

    And um, books that are banned in public schools–that IS an example of government censorship, even though no book is technically “banned” in the US. Freedom of speech does exist under the law but in practice it’s a joke. And also, if you censor certain ideas via means other than locking people up directly, it’s still censorship whether you want to call it that or not.

    Keep believing in fairytales though, lul.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m not saying freedoms shouldn’t be limited in some instances–I’m a firm believer in the forced censorship of hate speech. What I am saying however is that free speech doesn’t actually f*cking exist just because the law has a blurb in there about protecting your right to free speech. I’m more interested in the way things actually are than how they’re perceived to be.

  • Lloyd

    I’m going to saw this as clearly as I can. North America was created by slave owners (you guys a lot more than us). Society has come a long way since then. Are there effects of it still seen today like institutionalized racism and white privilege? Of course. But laws have, and continue to be modified to try and accommodate everyone and grant them as much freedoms as possible. The Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms are not corrupt.

    You know what’s corrupt and flawed? People. Lawyers, judges, juries etc. If I’m at home and a guy breaks into my house where my little children sleep and I have no way of knowing his intentions or capabilities, better believe I’d love the fact that there’s a stand-your-ground law. When it goes wrong is when an individual is able to manipulate said laws to their own ends. So if you’re going to take away anything from this, it should be this: Laws are sound. Man is corrupt and flawed. Unfortunately the latter has to enforce the former so it’s an imperfect system.

    Again, you have freedom of speech which you’re continuing to exercise so I don’t know what exactly you’re arguing. By your logic, you should expect a knock on your door in the morning and the police will be taking you to jail because you expressed an opinion that goes against the status quo. Have fun in prison, since your censorship is inevitable.

  • pposse

    you can’t change skin color, but in essence you can ‘change’ your appearance as a straight man..being discriminated cause your gay and discriminated from skin color are two very different things

  • Biggggg in here

    Damn hes mad gay.

  • sunny

    Get a life. Seriously. You sound like an angry, raging loser. And bad behavior will lead to other’s bad behavior, and I wouldn’t feel sorry for him if he even remotely did something inappropriate in that locker room. You’re a dumb @ss who doesn’t believe in anything but victimhood and I don’t respect you, your mentality or people like you. Your Mexican analogy made no sense here and you’re much too f*cking stupid to see it. Now go find some dudes to stare at you dumb @ss peeping tom.

  • sunny

    Go take your little crusade and shove it up your @ss. F*ck you and everyone else who thinks you have the right to dictate anyone else’s feeling on unwanted advances. People like you talk too much, know too little, and end up sounding like the silliest m*therf#ckers in the room. Your arguments are so ridiculously full of nonsense because you are.

    Look clown, I know you think your little pea brain has all the answers to how you think people should feel and act about their personal space, but you’re little more than a loud mouth it all with an internet toughness that ends right here on this board. Get a life. You talk too much on here and you don’t know enough. Who the f*ck died and made your mental midget @ss the authority on how people should feel and act? K!ll yourself. I mean that literally. Take a gun and aim at that head of yours because humanity is better off. No jokes. I’m so serious.

  • x

    Were you there? No? The stfu you loud mouth, know it all.

  • rex

    Which is exactly what that ignorant asshat Teddy is doing. He’s talking like he has more information than the limited info we were all given. If this turns out to be some opportunistic money grab, and this guy is just playing the ‘gay card’ because he was disciplined for unprofessional behavior,Teddy is going to look even dumber than he looks now. Picking sides based off speculation is stupid.

  • Caboose

    Regardless of what he did, the Rockets’ behavior was still disgusting.

  • T da Bear

    Hahaha, that’s adorable man. So you ended up flying into a moron’s rage trying to sound
    hyper-macho, but honestly you just sound REALLY insecure. Like your
    hatred for gay people says more about you than it does me or this Tate
    guy–it’s f*cking pathetic. You’re a sh!tty commenter dude, and likely a sh!tty human being too.
    Post less, read more. Glad I touched a few nerves though little buddy, reactionaries gonna react. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • T da Bear

    Um no you can’t change your sexual orientation, idiot.

  • rex

    It would have run both ways. Not saying he did something, but when you act nothing but professionally that is the only time you can claim to be a victim. Otherwise you’re just one jerk getting back jerk behavior. We’re getting to a scary point in society where one-sided condemnation for two party’s equally appalling behavior is acceptable. I don’t like it. If it were a women’s team getting dressed in the locker room, and a male staffer did or said something inappropriate with them in various states of dress, I wonder how many would move to condemn the women for their negative reaction. Again, I’m not accusing Tate of similar behavior. I don’t know what happened. I do know that Teddy doesn’t either, and I don’t like his responses in this. At least not yet.

  • Caboose

    Put it like this:
    It’s either 2 counts of sexual harassment or 1 count. Either way, the Rockets engaged in it. I still don’t think the Rockets are the ones who should be the primary target of this lawsuit regardless.

  • T da Bear

    Yeah so using anti-gay slurs and homophobic abuse against this dude is okay because…? You still haven’t answered that. Even if this dude was acting unprofessionally–and there’s NO proof of that–abusing this guy for his sexual orientation not insults him, but all other LGBTQ people as well, in a society that already oppresses and discriminates against LGBTQ people. idgaf what you “like”; be a f*cking decent human being.

  • T da Bear

    Transgendered black and brown people have the lowest life expectancy in the US. The idea that race and gender/sexual orientation don’t intersect is some delusional bullsh!t that is the complete opposite of reality.

  • sunny

    Let me guess, you’re a small guy who finds his voice on the net? Gets picked on a lot in life? Sounds like you’ve found your voice being a crusader on the internet talking a lot about things you know little about. Sorry little man. It’s painfully obvious that your life sucks, and your overly emotional responses emphasize just how much.

    Your opinions mean as much as the sh!t I took this morning before work. You weren’t there, you aren’t some noble voice if the down-trodden, and frankly you need to find a life asap. The only thing reactionary is your dumb @ss repsonse to a lawsuit you have no inside information on. Calm the f down and shutup.

  • x

    He didn’t say you could change your orientation, moron. Try reading. Actually, stfu. Appearance means orientation? Get a f)cking dictionary before you respond to people. Slow @ss.

  • T da Bear

    Right so people should hide their sexual orientation via their appearance because you feel uncomfortable around gay people? Like how are you not a piece of sh!t?

  • T da Bear

    ^ Lolol our little buddy doesn’t know what reactionary means. Like I said, you’re adorable, man. Read more, post less. I love how you’re making fun of me for commenting on an internet forum… by using an internet forum. Acting like we aren’t on the same website, LOL. That’s my sunny, though. Dumb as dog sh!t but still endearing. :)

  • T da Bear

    Answer: You aren’t. You aren’t not a piece of sh!t. You’re totally a piece of sh!t.

  • rex

    Violating someone’s comfort while in a state of undress is vile. Using your job to take advantage of someone’s state of undress if as vile as anything YOU Teddy or whatever the hell your name is deem offensive. And who the hell are you to say otherwise? You don’t get to tell people how to react to being offended, especially when 99% of your comments here are filled with childish, offensive words yourself. Somehow you make these allowances for yourself. I truly believe that in your own head, you believe that you are better than the people you so angrily chastise. As someone who agrees with NONE of you for various reasons, I will tell you objectively that you aren’t even halfway more respectable than anyone else who has posted here. It’s not about sexual orientation. It’s about respect and professionalism going both ways. No one is excused for stepping outside those bounds, even if “Teddy” thinks so. No one.

    Let me ask you something, at what point in your life did you decide to be the judge of which words are more offensive than others? You apparently believe that you are the sole decision maker in this arena. You’ve got a lot to learn about life. As does ‘sunny’ and the rest.

    I sat here reading this thread this morning, mainly laughing at ALL of you so willing to jump to conclusions. What’s disturbing is that you think you jumping to conclusions about this situation is more ‘right’ and ‘righteous’ than other people doing the same thing with an opposing opinion. None of you, yourself included, can carry on an adult conversation without getting overly exited. In the end, Teddy, sunny, all of you need to grow up.

  • sunny

    Teddy, bottom line is you don’t know anymore about this case than me or anyone else. So get a life, and stop acting like you do. Stop telling people how to feel, because I doubt you’re the type to be vocal in person. Small guy, with a voice only through his fingers. Post less, and this place would be better site. I’m making fun you because you really think you’re any different that those who get your panties in a bunch about.

  • x

    He didn’t say that they should. He said they can. Frankly, they do. To compare it to a person’s skin color is off base, dipsh!t. And on top of that, you’re so preoccupied trying to be a know-it-all, you can’t even comprehend what you read. Just STFU.

  • Timdog

    He talking about the principle of gender separation. The principle is what is often associated with homosexuals in same sex locker rooms and restrooms. Why do we separate genders in the first place in restrooms and locker rooms? Understand what is being posted before you respond. Otherwise, there is no point in a dialogue.

  • pposse

    you can appear to, never did i say you definatively can, but what you can’t do nor appear to do is change your skin color.

  • x

    They’re also the least likely to engage in safe sex, so let’s tell the whole story.

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