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Gay colours?

Discussion in 'LGBTQIA Friends & Perspectives' started by Subcooled, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Subcooled

    Subcooled Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    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 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal, USA
    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.
    fjpatrum, UTscuba, Subcooled and 4 others like this.
  3. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
    The diving club has some morons as members.
  4. MiloR

    MiloR ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ohio
    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?
    Johanan and chillyinCanada like this.
  5. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SoFlo
    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 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    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.
    fjpatrum, BenjaminF, UTscuba and 11 others like this.
  7. PaloPinto

    PaloPinto DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, TX. USA
    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

    I wear black, it doesn’t fade fast out on the boat deck.
    SleepySlipper, Saboteur and Dark Wolf like this.
  9. aldertyler

    aldertyler Nassau Grouper

    Wannabe Navy SEALS?
  10. kafkaland

    kafkaland Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Saline, Michigan
    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.
    PaloPinto likes this.

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