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  • JustinAnimalJustinAnimal Member Posts: 1,335 Member Member Posts: 1,335 Member
    In fairness, things devolved in defense of the LGBTQ community (except the wikipedia part... I am truly sorry). I think anyone who falls into that acronym can feel at least moderately supported on this web site.
    edited May 2017
  • Timshel_Timshel_ Member Posts: 22,908 Member Member Posts: 22,908 Member
    I only get defensive because I count myself among the educational community.

    If you were in the educational community you would know. Try a Google search for something like "Wikipedia paid promotional editing". Or watch a TedTalk. Or any number of work done on critical thinking in literacy.



    Go to around 3:56 or watch the whole thing for today's internet business landscape.
    edited May 2017
  • LAWoman72LAWoman72 Member Posts: 2,846 Member Member Posts: 2,846 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    Timshel_ wrote: »
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    with true equal rights, is support still required? really, I don't know; I'm asking.

    I don't see it is anything to do with rights. It is finding like-minded people that workout, and you can also have discussions about issues that are close to you. Seems simple enough. It wasn't exclusionary in any way.

    My question was... does that community still need active support?

    They do because having, equal rights doesn't equate with; equal treatment or even application/enforcement of, those rights.

    I don't know whether this matters...I mean there are, for example, "mom" boards on here...I doubt it's because we don't get equal treatment, LOL (even though it feels like it sometimes)...it's just because we have something basic in common.
  • LAWoman72LAWoman72 Member Posts: 2,846 Member Member Posts: 2,846 Member
    sayoqod wrote: »
    when do heteros get a flag? I want a flag! tantrum.gif

    Lucky for you, there is a heterosexual flag!

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    This is so mean. LOL.

    Trust me, even though I prefer an outie to an innie 100% of the time, it is NOT black and white...okay, occasionally it is. Just to mix things up. (winkie-winkie)

    I get that we're not a minority but we straights get such a negative rap for being vanilla. Not in MY bedroom, dude, LOL.

    ...Carry on.
    edited May 2017
  • LAWoman72LAWoman72 Member Posts: 2,846 Member Member Posts: 2,846 Member
    <3 to everyone, even haters. Hope they fix whatever makes them hate other human beings.

    This would be good. I truly believe we're all getting there...now it's the "not in my back yard"s that are the dinosaurs.
  • __Lora____Lora__ Member Posts: 1,184 Member Member Posts: 1,184 Member
    <3 to everyone, even haters. Hope they fix whatever makes them hate other human beings.

    This ❤️
  • ekim2016ekim2016 Member Posts: 1,199 Member Member Posts: 1,199 Member
    as the Beatles sang decades ago .. All You Need Is Love.. Love.. Love is all you need....
  • JustinAnimalJustinAnimal Member Posts: 1,335 Member Member Posts: 1,335 Member
    Timshel_ wrote: »
    I only get defensive because I count myself among the educational community.

    If you were in the educational community you would know. Try a Google search for something like "Wikipedia paid promotional editing". Or watch a TedTalk. Or any number of work done on critical thinking in literacy.



    Go to around 3:56 or watch the whole thing for today's internet business landscape.



    I will not concede the point that the U.S. is devoid of violence toward the LGBTQ community.
    edited May 2017
  • BamaChick74BamaChick74 Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    Finding this thread was very refreshing for me. I a Safe Zone instructor on the campus where I work and glad that I get to be an ally and support in a different way.
  • Dar_Line86Dar_Line86 Member Posts: 245 Member Member Posts: 245 Member
    *raises hand* right here!
  • LAWoman72LAWoman72 Member Posts: 2,846 Member Member Posts: 2,846 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    ekim2016 wrote: »
    as the Beatles sang decades ago .. All You Need Is Love.. Love.. Love is all you need....

    They also sang :
    Happiness is s Warm Gun

    Plus that terrifying song about how she'd better run as fast as she can and how he'd rather see her dead than with another guy.

    But the Love Love Love song was cute, anyway.

    As for this thread, I think it's more like: empathy is all you need. I have had this thought more than once: I'm straight. What if the way the world worked (biology aside) was that gay was the typical way to be and being straight was the minority? What if I were told if I didn't want to be such a nuisance I'd give up all this siliness and stop liking guys? What if people sadly told me they'd pray for me in my straightness so God wouldn't damn me? What if I "came out" as straight and my kids sobbed and told me I'd ruined their lives and they'd talk to me on Mother's Day if I liked girls by then? What if I had to hide the man I loved and fight for the right to marry him and still have hatred stalk us?

    I don't believe our preferences sexually are choices. I've seen too many people helplessly endure torture they'd gladly leave behind if they could, to believe that. We like men, women or both and having won some invisible genetic lottery to be one of the straight ones doesn't make a person superior. It's nothing we "do." So for God's sake have a little empathy. We figure it would be unthinkable that a person should get no end of grief for having blue eyes or being tall or Polish or having a low pitched voice or any other inherent trait but this particular trait is a punishable offense, why? And what if you had been one of those selected by nature to he the societally "correct" one? (Not speaking to the person I quoted, I'm saying that this is how we in general should act, if I had my druthers.)

    edited May 2017
  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Member Posts: 20,172 Member Member Posts: 20,172 Member
    I'm bisexual but i don't tell many people but like men better but I have interest in girls too
    I think you just told the whole world.

    And opened a pm floodgate.
  • EmmaCottrellluvEmmaCottrellluv Member Posts: 689 Member Member Posts: 689 Member
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    I'm bisexual but i don't tell many people but like men better but I have interest in girls too
    I think you just told the whole world.

    I don't care I'm not imbarresed about it
  • EmmaCottrellluvEmmaCottrellluv Member Posts: 689 Member Member Posts: 689 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    I'm bisexual but i don't tell many people but like men better but I have interest in girls too
    I think you just told the whole world.

    And opened a pm floodgate.

    I'm ok that I told I'm not ashamed
  • 4legsRbetterthan24legsRbetterthan2 Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter Posts: 19,106 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter Posts: 19,106 MFP Moderator
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    OK Folks,

    Lets review some of the MFP guidelines you seem to have forgotten:

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    Please keep the thread on track and civil from here out.

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    4legs
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