Okay I'll preface this whole thing by saying that this topic is likely to upset some people. If you are one of those people, well, I can't apologize for being who and what I am, so please don't bother saying nasty stuff to me. The topic at hand is... Being gay on VMK.
Now I know VMK isn't meant to be a place where sexuality is an issue. But can you honestly say that you haven't seen someone talking about being "taken" or one of the hundreds of "boys meet girls" rooms and their variations? Personally, I'm not even the least bit interested in finding a "date" on VMK, but let's face it... There are lots of people who are.
That said... I don't think it's unfair to expect to be able to be who you are both on VMK and off, and for some people, especially teenagers, this is an easy way to make friends who are in a similar situation to theirs and who also share an interest.
Apparently, however, VMK doesn't necessarily feel the same way. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but in the last couple days (very surprisingly to me) a couple of "gay" rooms popped up on VMK. Funny thing is that they were made up of about 90% straight girls, 7% bashers, and 3% actual "gays". And guess what happened? The bashers complained.
Now at this point there may be one or two people (or one or two hundred?) who want to do some complaining. Fine. Feel free. My point is that this was a room that was open to everyone, but designated as being "gay friendly". So what harm did it do?
The ultimate result, though, was that the haters started filing complaints about the room, going so far as to openly admit that they would say anything to have any and all gays banned from VMK. Someone even started and anti-gay room.
Now I thought that it was against VMK policy to allow that kind of thing. But while the room I was in (where there was absolutely nothing inappropriate going on) was getting warned against adult behaviour and the like, the other room (to the best of my knowledge) went on unchecked.
So what's the deal? Is it really the sentiment of the majority that gays shouldn't be allowed on VMK? Because it's starting to look that way when people are losing their stuff and being banned because they were "gross and sick" (VMK staff member's words). If that's the case, maybe the real life parks need to reconsider the whole "gay days" celebrations too.
Any and all comments are welcome (public and private), but try to keep it at least a little bit respectful. Okay?