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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.
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I have always been amused by the idea that asking people to keep their sexuality to themselves is discrimination.
We have become such a sexually exhibitionistic culture that we now consider it a right to get in people's faces regarding our sexual activity, which really is no one's business. Seems a bit narcissistic at best; and more often simply an attempt to offend others.
I predict we will soon move past this era of gay exhibitionism to a more subdued and mannered style of life. A more cultured and restrained style will become the accepted norm. The crass, in-your-face folks will soon be seen as suffering from a deficit of cool. They will be clearly seen as uncouth and lacking in acceptable manners.
Then, after their long battle to be recognized for their alternate sexuality, they will be outcast because of a lack of good sense and good taste.
Because we've never seen a straight couple make out at a bar, hold hands walking down the street, or any number of things that you, apparently, consider "gay exhibitionism", right? And all gay people are definitely out there in regards to their sexuality — there are absolutely no gay people that live a "subdued and mannered style of life", right?
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