Should Bathrooms/Showers/Locker Rooms Be Seperate For LGBT’s?

bluemt-showerWith the recent news of NBA player Jason Collins being gay there have been many questions about how this will affect teams and team chemistry in the future.  I’m no NBA player (but I am a Playaaaa), but I do workout and shower daily at my place of employment and I wondered how I would feel if there was an openly gay guy in the locker room?  I’m not naive enough to believe there hasn’t already been a gay guy in the locker room in the past, but how would I feel if I actually knew there was one there while I was changing?  What if it was a flamboyant gay guy?  You know the ones that are more feminine than women are and do stuff like “two snaps and a circle” whenever they speak?  How would I feel if this guy was in the locker room?  Truth is I would be uncomfortable.  Am I wrong for that?  I probably am.

Just for the record: Since EVERYTHING offends someone let me be sure to say that I have no problem with the LGBT community.  You live your life the way you want, I could care less!

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17 comments on “Should Bathrooms/Showers/Locker Rooms Be Seperate For LGBT’s?

  1. If a gay man is in the shower/locker room with you, then he in the shower/locker room with you. There is no issue to discuss if they’re not doing anything in particular to bother you. I don’t think that you in particular are homophobic because you asked, but if you question, or don’t like sharing a locker room/shower/ whatever with somebody because they might be/are gay that is a personal issue, just don’t make it theirs. It’s just a locker room, why would they need to have a separate room to do the same shit you do?

    • If a gay man is in the shower/locker room with you, then he in the shower/locker room with you. There is no issue to discuss if they’re not doing anything in particular to bother you. I don’t think that you in particular are homophobic because you asked, but if you question, or don’t like sharing a locker room/shower/ whatever with somebody because they might be/are gay that is a personal issue, just don’t make it theirs. It’s just a locker room, why would they need to have a separate room to do the same shit you do?

      To be clear It’s not your job to know who is or isn’t gay in the locker room

  2. I haven’t read the above comments, but I think that one important thing to keep in mind is that a gay man isn’t attracted to every single man that passes him on the street (similar to how a heterosexual man isn’t attracted to every woman that passes him on the street). And what if a gay man was attracted to you? So what? Gay men aren’t any more indecent than straight men. Just because he is attracted to you, doesn’t mean he’ll pursue you. Just some food for thought!

  3. I think it’s safe to assume you showered with men before without knowing who might be gay, what’s the hesitation now? Plus, if you’re not uncomfortable being naked in front of strangers, consider showering at home. (I realize you may not have that choice.)

      • Yes, I got that you have been in the locker room with men both gay and straight. I guess I meant if you knew for certain a specific man (men) was gay bothered you. It seems what gets you is the not knowing. Personally, I don’t see an issue. But each of us is different, and I’m certainly not judging.

        I understand it’s tougher for men, than women locker rooms, where it doesn’t seem to be an issue. Perhaps there is some deep fear of attack? Women don’t see other women as particularly threatening. Where that is not the case so much with men, understandably.

  4. I think it depends WHY you would feel uncomfortable. Is it just because you are afraid of being viewed by another man sexually? I wouldn’t care if I was showering with Lesbians because A: Maybe they wouldn’t find me particularly arousing and B: Even if they did, I wouldn’t feel vulnerable to attack. If someone wants to take a peak at you, is it that big of a deal? Maybe I’m tainted because as a women I am used to being viewed in a sexual manner all the time… and this could be a new experience for a man. Also, all that aside, I think having separate washrooms is perhaps a little too much of a throwback to the segregation days. Not a fan.

  5. I’m Gay & I Totally Agree w/ You b/c I’m Scared To Change Around Every Guy In General. You’ll Never Know Whose Looking To Do What.

  6. I can understand you’re feeling of being uncomfortable I used to be the same way around butch lesbians I mean muscle bound~roided up~ clits looking like a tiny penis~ voice sounding like Christian Bale on Batman but after being around them so much I didn’t even notice them anymore.

  7. I personally dont give a dam…IF the establishment wants to create another area to appease the heterosexual community then by all means. But to be honest as a homosexual I feel we went about this the wrong way and I believe we are undermining traditional values by making our own personal choices the epitome of societal argument.

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