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  •  Absolutely. The notion that there's such a (3+ / 0-)

    thing as a coherent "gay community" doesn't make any more sociological sense than having a coherent "straight community". "Community" means a lot more than "a set of people who all share a common trait" (pigeonhole is a better term for that sort of thing, or maybe Kurt Vonnegut's granfalloon). To believe otherwise is to indulge in outgroup homogeneity bias (which one is susceptible to even when one's actually a member of the outgroup in question).

    Sometimes truth is spoken from privilege and falsehood is spoken to power. Good intentions aren't enough.

    by ebohlman on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 08:03:41 PM PDT

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