Note I say "Who we are to judge" and not "Who are we to judge"--the intent being very different between those statements.
The intention of this thread is to set up a place for voluntary disclosure, where we can fess up, if we wish, to which things in our life may either help or hinder us in evaluating the guys on this show. The intent is NOT to question the entire premise of the show, gay stereotypes, the FOX network, the Bush presidency, or anything else--there may well be other more appropriate threads here for those things to be debated.
Perhaps it will go down easier talking about the issues this show is raising if we fess up to special knowledge, or ignorance of such. For purposes of this show I think it best to avoid being very specific with your bio, and concentrate mostly on elements which have to do with identifying your experience with er... for lack of a better term... gay life.
I'll start with me.
-Straight male. 30's.
-Urban for much of my life, sub-urban for the rest.
-East coast--mostly New York.
-Gay female relative in my family--in a committed long-term monogamous relationship.
-Pro gay marriage, because of the above and a belief that monogamy is always more moral.
-Grew up with no gay friends, although they were present in my school system.
-Have worked and lightly socialized with gays semi-regularly. Been casual friends with at least two, through college and work years, although not close. Have also worked with a number of metrosexual types, or folks where there was question one way or the other, although the conversation about sexual preference rarely happens. Usually some office gossip blabs it whether you ask or not, although I've also worked with gays who were extremely open about it (partners coming to Christmas parties, meeting them after work with co-workers, etc.)
-I've never had a story told to me by a girl about her first lesbian experience or had a three-way. I'm still waiting, although in the spirit of full disclosure... it would have to be two women with me...
-Enjoy "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" a great deal, but had little desire to watch "Boy Meets Boy". Not a "Will & Grace" fan, although that's at least in part because I hate the entire Thursday night NBC lineup. Looking forward to this show, mostly because I anticipate it being somewhat comically cheesy, and FOX is the king of cheese.
-Have made dumb assumptions or comments about gays in my life, but not to an extent that I feel ashamed. Will no doubt make one or two here in this forum, but I don't anticipate it being that bad.
-On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd rate my "Gaydar" about a 5 or 6, but haven't ever really had to prove it.