Originally Posted by SlideStop
Gay is a sexuality. I am a lesbian and have many gay friends... Guess what, they play basketball, baseball, horseback ride, dance, body build, do amazing art, etc. Sexuality DOES NOT dictate what you hobbies are. There probably HAVE been gay people in the sports you play but closed minded people make them "stay in the closet" for fear of discrimination! Someone's sexuality is their business, just like your sexuality is YOUR business... No one else's!
If you think every gay man is a flamboyant, hand flapping, highly well kempt, and lispy sounding you really need to broaden your horizons!!
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Let me let you guys in on something. Many people of my high school class came out after high school, including my husband's best friend.
Now, my husband's best friend is not anything like the stereotype that SlideStop put out there. He was athletic, in ROTC all those years, muscley, rough but cute kid, dated pretty much all the girls in ROTC....had sex with probably all of them and then some. I mean, his scoreboard puts my husband to serious shame. You would have never been able to point to him and say "omg he's gay!".
13 years after HS, he is currently sporting tattoos, a bald shaved head and guns that again, put my husband to serious shame. He is ex Navy, which is possibly the only stereotypical thing you could find about this dude.
Anyway, point being of all that, my husband, his best friend, had NO CLUE this guy liked other guys. ;) So you never know, and honestly, if it was me, you wouldn't be the first person I'd come out to either LOL. And oh, by the way, in ROTC we took part in sports like softball and basketball as well as the running etc for our PT days...
In any case, if you think English riding style is "GAY" and that's your huge concern about riding English, then ride western.
Better yet, get into some lessons and you will quickly find out that your sexuality and what people think about it is the very last thing you're thinking about while you are in the saddle.