It would simply be too exhausting” - or words to that effect.
The general view was that dating someone with different political opinions would just lead to arguments.
It has attracted thousands of so-called leftists who use the site to upload a photo, write a typically jokey post and invite others to get in touch via Facebook.
A classic comment reads: “I guess I will give it a shot.
The site, which is currently just a Facebook page, is a new dating platform for socialists, communists, anarchists and anyone who thinks that OKCupid and other dating sites are “too bourgeois.” Its main goal is to link people of similar political persuasions, and after getting more than 4,000 likes in 10 days, it’s now hoping to become an actual website and app.
Viewers had already seen Billy Crystal's star-making performance in the 1977 sitcom had aired "The One with the Lesbian Wedding" of Susan and Carol — transforming a couple who had initially served as a reflected joke on Ross into people in their own right.
Still, for the most part, gay men and women were as invisible on TV as they were in movies — making occasional appearances as characters whose tragic disgrace was linked to a hinted-at “love that dare not speak its name.” The most you'd find were asexual camp twists on the traditional “sissy” stereotype, such as Paul Lynde’s Uncle Arthur in a slight sitcom that had struggled creatively for four seasons because it was stuck in a story-generating dead end: De Generes and ABC were not ready for the character to be a lesbian, but De Generes was uncomfortable playing straight.
(In 1988, Jennings also started While many computer-oriented BBSs attracted an audience of software pirates, porn sharers, and would-be hackers, a significant number of BBSs for gay men also sprung up.
Mark, a gay rights activist since the 1970s, told me that he discovered a gay BBS called the Backroom in the 1980s via an ad in the back of the New York Advertising and Communications Network newsletter.