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Gay colours?

Discussion in 'LGBTQIA and Friends perspectives' started by Subcooled, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

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    In our diving club there was a young straight guy who wanted to wear colourfull fins.
    He got mocked for his "gay fins".
    Now he dives all black.

    I believe this is deeply wrong.

    Have you noticed anything similar?
     
  2. DBPacific

    DBPacific Barracuda

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    The people I dive with don't typically act like insecure middle schoolers, so no.

    I've gotten comments on how colorful and bright some of my gear is, but bright colors are appreciated when vis is bad and you need to keep track of your buddies. For that reason I hate black fins. So much harder to see.
     
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  3. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

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    The diving club has some morons as members.
     
  4. MiloR

    MiloR Angel Fish

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    This was a discussion at the LDS just the other day. Not the homophobic crap but Where, when, and why did black become "The" color. You would think that brighter colors would be more prevalent for safety/visibility reasons.

    Anyone have any ideas about this?
     
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  5. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    I’m in the odd group of hating black gear. Just too boring for me. I like as much color as possible. I have neon green fins and plenty of color on my reg set. I also a big fan of neon pink too. Though I don’t have anything gear wise that color yet, and yes I’m straight.
     

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  6. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    One dude in my club has pink hoses on his regs, and pink drygloves. Of course he's generally riffed that he ought to get a pink wing as well, but no-one is taking it to the "that's gay!!!" level. Another dude in my club is gay, but that's his (and his partner's) business and nobody else's.

    It seems to me that a couple of guys in your club need to grow up and get out of middle school.
     
    BenjaminF, UTscuba, peocro and 10 others like this.
  7. PaloPinto

    PaloPinto DIR Practitioner

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    Location: Austin, TX. USA
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    So much of the DIR/Tech gear only comes in black. I love my OMS Slipstream fins but unfortunately they only come in black and neon pink.
     
  8. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I wear black, it doesn’t fade fast out on the boat deck.
     
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  9. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

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    Wannabe Navy SEALS?
     
  10. kafkaland

    kafkaland Manta Ray

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    I have been thinking about putting rainbow-colored dots on my Mares Quattro fins to make them more distinctive. And fly the flag. I guess I really need to get around to doing this.
     
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