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Message no. 1
From: "J.D. Falk" <jdfalk@***.GWU.EDU>
Subject: Disclaimer...
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 1994 02:44:48 -0500
This shouldn't be necessary, but since the Internet accepts people
regardless of race, creed, sexual persuasion, or political outlook, I
probably gotta say this stuff before my next message.
I, personally, am not a homosexual.
In my opinion, as long as what you want to do doesn't hurt anybody
and all the people involved are in full agreement that it should be done,
nobody has any right to tell you not to do it. And even though the idea
of my personally having sexual contact of any type with another man
repells me, I have no problem with other people doing it, so long as they
both want to.
This is not up for discussion. If you mind is not open enough to
agree with me, keep it to yourself. I just wanted to make myself clear
before posting a sprawl of a gay bar.

|| "I don't want to change the world ||
|| I don't want the world to change me" ||
|| -Ozzy Osbourne ||
Message no. 2
From: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Disclaimer...
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 1994 11:30:22 -0600
You are right, a disclaimer shouldn't be necessary and anyone who has a
problem with queer oriented submissions and the such shoudl get the hell
off my list.

Now, as for your submission, just a few things:

1) Name: Not bad, but might not be right (see below)
2) Outness: It seems to me that with today's society becomming more
acceptable of sexual minorities, it is doubtful that orientation
is that big of a deal in SR. Furthermore, Cyberpunk fiction is
full of homo-erotic images with never a character raising an
eyebrow. Seems to me that people in SR are more concerned about
the evilness of different RACES, than who one sleeps with.
3) If this is supposed to be a secret gay bar for closeted folx, it
WOULD NOT have the name 'The Flaming Parrot'. Sorry, that just
wouldn't be wise if that is the clientel you are catering

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