Someone with far more intelligence than me once said;
'Men don't like taking showers with men who like taking showers with men'. I'd agree with that.
I've no major drama, then again I joined up when it was still regarded as a crime leading to nick and discharge (from the army!, stop it now!); and so am of a generation that had to change their attitude from 'f**king poof deserves a kicking' to 'Live and let live'.
Each to his/her own, but you must always take the wishes of the majority into account first.
The main concern seems to be "Stay away from my arse you F**kin ponce!!" Which seems to be a strange way of questioning your own sexuality. I do believe that live and let live is the only viable attitude now as almost all of us will be working with someone who is still in the closet so to say, and probably have been for years without ever worrying about it. Let em get on with it I say, 'cept if its girls then can I watch???
It strikes me that if you proffer anything less than a wholehearted embrace for every minority or single issue group you are homophobic or racist.
This sentiment straight from the JSEOTC (Joint Service Equal Opportunities Centre). A heterosexual guy who objects to sharing a room with a homosexual guy is being prejudicial to the him, as is anyone who supports his objection or moves him to another room.
Perhaps I misunderstood the ethos of our current policies but I thought it meant respect for everybodies rights and privacy provided that it did'nt impact on operational effectiveness. Does this include heterosexuals as well?
Being a bum bandit used to be illegal. Just because a load of poofs bleat on about their right to put their pr**s up each other ARRSEs it becomes legal. Why stop there? If the necrophiliacs or paedos make enough noise, will the EU Court of Human Rights make that legal too??
Filthy perverts.....should all be used for mine clearance and bomb disposal.
If a straight soldier is offended by sharing a room with a gay soldier, then that is acceptable. When will the day come when a gay soldier is offended by sharing a room with a straight soldier?
In years gone by we all accepted that gay female soldiers were barracked together (whole squadrons at a time). Will this ever come to the same scenario with male soldiers? Will the same be acceptable?
Given that it is pretty much inevitable that gay couples will soon be allowed to share MQs and get the rights of married couples, there shouldn't be a problem with living with one? Straight unmarried couples shouldn't hold their breath waiting for the same treatment though.
Shared a 4 room with a poof once, just made sure that we picked up all the AIDs awareness publlications we could get our hands on, played lots of Queen music whilst making statements about how tragic it was that Freddie died so young and how absolutely awful and inpain he looked in those last days. Would probably face Courts Martial for it now?
POI Does homophobic not actually mean you dislike people?