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not a bit homophobic. love queer guys for straight guys.

Posted By: sorry on 2005-07-10
In Reply to: My problem is you being so hostile - dolfan

these guys are clever and witty and have good taste.  they are who they are.  not a problem.  i have problems with boy-men who are currently trendy now.  that's my taste.  and it's kind of scary that women are attracted to these unisex boy-men culturally. no big deal unless you make it one.  this is a board to exchange ideas right?

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