LGBT Members?

  • animal soup

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    Hello there. =]
    My name is Lisa, and I'm a lesbian.
    I was just wondering how many LGBT Mibba members are on here.
    I've had trouble finding anyone that is, and it's always nice to be able to relate to others about sexuality issues and events in our lives.

    So I decided to make a forum topic about it.

    Feel free to come and talk to me about whatever.

    Also, I have a question for you guys:
    How accepting is your community as far as lgbt rights go?

    Anyways, if you want to talk or anything, go for it! :)
    June 12th, 2010 at 04:39am
  • X-ShanShan-X

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    Hi Lisa.
    I'm nearly 16 years old & bisexual.

    I live in Ireland.

    Most people are okay with it but as usual there's always some who aren't.

    My brother is gay and engaged to a man.

    I don't think they can get married here, just yet but they are trying to get the law past.

    *fingers crossed*
    June 13th, 2010 at 03:18am
  • animal soup

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    X-ShanShan-X:
    Hi Lisa.
    I'm nearly 16 years old & bisexual.

    I live in Ireland.

    Most people are okay with it but as usual there's always some who aren't.

    My brother is gay and engaged to a man.

    I don't think they can get married here, just yet but they are trying to get the law past.

    *fingers crossed*
    Hello. :]
    It's definitely not accepted where I live.
    I live in a small town in Florida.
    Bleh.
    People are very narrowminded here.

    Well I wish him luck. :]

    and it was nice to meet you!
    June 13th, 2010 at 07:14am
  • matt murdock

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    Hey. :) I'm Audrey, 17 and a lesbian. Live in Hawaii and I'm happy to say that we got the House of Representatives to vote for Civil Unions on Hawaii, and now the bill is on the mayor's desk, waiting to be made into a law or vetoed. Here's hoping she makes the right choice!

    Anyway, Hawaii is sort of split, I think, when it comes to gay rights. We have an annual gay pride parade (which I'm going to be marching in on the 19th!) as well as other LGBT related things such as clubs and groups for the gay community. I've heard that Maui has a more welcoming community than the other islands, but I wouldn't know.

    I always love finding people in the LGBT communithy here. My friend's brother is gay and is open with his family, as well as a few bisexual friends, two friends who are androgynous and, as well as a bunch of my friends who are supporters of gay rights. :) I'm a part of a gay youth group called Q Element, and plan to play an active role in my college's Gay-Straight Alliance.

    Except, y'know. I can't be open with my own family. They're kind of homophobic. :/ So I'm pretty secretive about most of this.
    June 13th, 2010 at 10:08am
  • daisyfairy

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    Hey thread, I'm Daisy and I thought I was bisexual, but the more I think about, the more I think I may be a lesbian. But I'll just stick with bi until I know for sure. I know I'm only 14, but I know that I'm not straight and I'm proud of that. My area is quite sheltered and homophobic too, but my friends have known for ages now, it's just my family that doesn't know.
    June 13th, 2010 at 05:41pm
  • animal soup

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    Hey, Audrey! :]
    Itys very nice to meet you.
    Yeah, I heard about that on the news, how exciting!
    I hope it passes, too.

    And Hello, Daisy!
    I understand completely about not really knowing if your bi/lesbian. I'm kinda going through the same thing. I guess it will just come with time, you know?

    Anyways, I can't be open with my family about my sexuality, either.
    Coming out was a complete disater.

    Would any of you care to share your coming out story, or talk about what hold you back from doing it?
    June 14th, 2010 at 06:29am
  • animal soup

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    I don't mind sharing mine if anyone asks. :)
    June 14th, 2010 at 11:00pm
  • TShads!

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    Hey I'm Tom Eaton :) I'm 17 and am from a small area in England close to Liverpool called the Wirral.

    I can proudly say i am part of LGBT and am quite lucky to be living where i am. the people here are so welcoming to gay people and i feel like i can still fit in even thought i am gay.

    they have a large gay district in Liverpool that i go to occasionally (the drinking age is 18 here so it's easier to get into clubs)

    I have a boyfriend who's 22 called Danny and he's the main reason i came out as being fully gay (i have been 'bi' for a few years but only accepted my sexuality a year ago)

    I told my family that i was gay a while back and i was so lucky that they were very accepting of it. we're not too religious so that was never an issue. the worst part of coming out was the fear that it would disappoint my mum, it scared me to death. but when i told her all as she said was.

    "It's obviously not what a mum wants but i'll love you regardless."

    If i could give one peice of advice to you guys is don't lie to yourself. i was so scared of being gay and wanted to be straight so badly. i didn't realise i could be this happy after coming out and it was the best decision i made :)

    hope this helped guys
    June 15th, 2010 at 01:00am
  • animal soup

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    tom_tom:
    Hey I'm Tom Eaton :) I'm 17 and am from a small area in England close to Liverpool called the Wirral.

    I can proudly say i am part of LGBT and am quite lucky to be living where i am. the people here are so welcoming to gay people and i feel like i can still fit in even thought i am gay.

    they have a large gay district in Liverpool that i go to occasionally (the drinking age is 18 here so it's easier to get into clubs)

    I have a boyfriend who's 22 called Danny and he's the main reason i came out as being fully gay (i have been 'bi' for a few years but only accepted my sexuality a year ago)

    I told my family that i was gay a while back and i was so lucky that they were very accepting of it. we're not too religious so that was never an issue. the worst part of coming out was the fear that it would disappoint my mum, it scared me to death. but when i told her all as she said was.

    "It's obviously not what a mum wants but i'll love you regardless."

    If i could give one peice of advice to you guys is don't lie to yourself. i was so scared of being gay and wanted to be straight so badly. i didn't realise i could be this happy after coming out and it was the best decision i made :)

    hope this helped guys
    Helo, Tom. :]
    It's refreshing tohear a story like that, a happy one.
    I wish I live where you do.
    I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to live somewhere where people didn't hate you for being who you are.

    I think I'm still going through the whole "bisexual" thing.
    I definitely feel more attracted to women,
    but I don't want to rule out men altogether yet.
    June 15th, 2010 at 08:06pm
  • Bloodwing

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    I myself am a part of LGBT as well. I am transsexual. I haven't had a medical diagnosis, because, I am too afraid to tell my parents or family just yet. But, I know how I feel and that I am a man.

    Most of my friends know that I am transsexual, and they are very accepting, as is my boyfriend. I am so glad to have their support, but it shames me that I am terrified to tell one of my closest friends, in fear that he will think of me differently. I know he is open-minded to everything, and he, himself happens to be gay, and yet, I am still afraid.

    Sadly, I've yet to find the name I want. I have many names I adore, but I can't choose. Confused

    In my community, I don't think people would be too happy with me. But, whatever, it's their problem. I am who I am.
    June 16th, 2010 at 07:32am
  • warpaint

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    Hey peeps. :D

    LGBT ftw. My name is Corey, I'm 15 years old and an ftm (female-to-male) transsexual. I dress pretty gender neutral. I'm 'out' to everyone but my father. I plan on telling him this summer so I can begin gender therapy.

    When it comes to dating people their gender does not matter to me. I have a wonderful girlfriend.

    Living in New York City, everyone's pretty accepting for the most part.
    June 16th, 2010 at 11:14pm
  • decemberanne

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm Adela, and I'm bisexual... or I'm pretty sure I am. I'm 15 and not out because I'd like to be more sure of myself.. I have told a few people about it though, but I choose carefully. They were fine with it, two of them are actually bisexual too, so they've helped.
    My community is kind of in the middle, its not really accepting, but its not the opposite.
    So, that's where I am, I'm not quite sure what to think about it.
    June 17th, 2010 at 05:06am
  • kylekleptomania

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    Heyyyy c:

    I'm Kyle, 15 years old, and I've been openly gay for the past year and a half. Well, about half of that was spent as openly gay and the other half spent as openly bisexual, but the whole bisexual thing was just so I could figure out whether or not I liked guys and girls or guys only. c:

    In all honesty, coming out is the best thing that's ever happened to me socially. I'm not saying I live in a community where everyone is accepting - I know plenty of homophobic people, I just stay away from them as a rule of thumb - and nor do I say my family exactly approves (they don't know I'm gay though, they just think I'm bisexual) but my life has improved loads since coming out. I used to have very few friends and I was having a very hard time being social and being happy, but when I came out, that changed. I realized who my true friends were, became more confident in myself, and so on and so forth and now I have the best friends in the world c:

    My community is kind of mixed as far as gays go. I know plenty of people who are accepting and such and other people who are homophobic, but, like I said, I tend to stray from the latter. My school is extremely accepting though - we did Day of Silence and all the teachers participated, we have a GSA, all those types of things. I'm one of the few openly gay guys in my school - I don't actually know many other openly gay guys D: - compared to the large group of lesbians/bisexual girls that I'm friends with XD So yeah, things are pretty open-minded here.

    As for how I came out...well, I came out to my friends and school first when I was in eighth grade. I basically posted it on myspace that I was bi, a few people asked, and then I was basically like, "Okay, tell everyone for me." So yeah. It was pretty easy and everyone got used to it after awhile. My parents, on the other hand...found out on their own. =/ I'm the second gay person in my family - I do have the cliche gay uncle XD - so I don't think they would really mind that much on my father's side, but my mom's side might be a different story based on their religion (they're all Catholics, so yeah =/). But I'm not too worried about that. =]

    And wow, that was a long post...sorry XD
    June 17th, 2010 at 06:04pm
  • I'm jess

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    Jessica, 17, and gay.
    There isn't much of a gay scene around here, and no groups, but even if there was I don't think I'd get involved.
    I live in a town with a population of 300, and I'm halfway out I guess, I don't make it a point to make sure everyone knows my sexual orientation.
    If I'm asked or a guy hits on me, I will let them know, and I'll walk around holding my girl's hand, but I'm not going to run around with rainbows on my shirt.
    I'm not ashamed of myself, but I don't overdo the pride thing. I won't make special efforts to hide a relationship, either.

    My parents are accepting for the most part. They aren't religious and really don't seem to care. My mother just plays it off as rumors when people ask about her "gay daughter." She won't admit it to her friends, but I can talk to her about girl problems and such, since she's bisexual herself.
    June 17th, 2010 at 06:26pm
  • goodlilgoth

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    Courtney 17(18 soon) bi. Yeah, no way I'm coming out to my family until i can move out. My grandmother would throw me out. A few people at my school know. And most are ok with it. Then there are the idiots who ask if I'll make out with their girlfriends and let them watch.
    June 18th, 2010 at 05:05am
  • wes mitchell.

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    Hello. I'm Vanete, 15, and consider myself bisexual. That's what I've come out to my friends and my family as - although I haven't worked up the courage to mention anything to my grandparents. They're not the conservative type that you usually imagine, and I doubt that they would have a huge problem with it, but it just hasn't come up and quite frankly, I haven't gotten a chance to become as close with them so I don't feel as comfortable bringing it up.

    Anyways. Sometimes I wonder if I'm not more pansexual, since I'm not so much attracted to gender as I am to little things like intelligence and maturity. But it's just easier for me to say bisexual, plus I tend to be shallow and develop crushes based purely off of looks so that's probably not quite right anyways.

    I've known since about fifth grade, which is around ten-eleven years old, I believe. I told my best friends but no one else. Then, when I was thirteen going on fourteen, I came out to my parents, since it was the summer before eighth grade. I told more friends, ones that weren't quite close to me yet I felt comfortable talking to them about. But I still wasn't quite "out", since I froze up when people asked about it.

    But this last school year, my freshman year of high school, I became totally comfortable for it. I thank the Day of Silence, which I participated in. I was met with some assholes who were against it, but mostly, a lot more people were accepting of it than I imagined. Especially since I like in the backwardass state of Delaware.

    So, all in all, my coming out stories are decidedly unspectacular. Although I do occasionally get bullied about it, nothing major is said and the worst of it was when I was younger anyways. I've learned to just stick my head up and not give a damn. I never really care what anyone else thinks about me anyways. Cute
    June 18th, 2010 at 08:18am
  • animal soup

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    Wow, it's so great to meet you all!
    I'm really happy that more people have felt comfortbale to post their stories on here.
    I love seeing how diverse and accepting our community can be.

    Thank you all for sharing. ;D
    June 19th, 2010 at 04:40am
  • animal soup

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    For all of you who are mentioning a Day of Silence, and GSA, thank your lucky stars!
    There is absolutely nothing like that around where I live in Florida.
    I'm hoping that maybe, one day, I can change that.
    June 19th, 2010 at 04:42am
  • wes mitchell.

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    ^ We don't have a GSA at my school, but I started my own Day of Silence. I didn't realize that there was supposed to be some kind of organized thing - I just printed out my own speaking cards and spread them around in all of my classes. I got a few of my friends to do it as well, but it wasn't a huge event in my school.

    Although, I'm going to see if I can get an announcement the week before and of the Day of Silence in the morning to get more people involved, because some people said they wanted to do it but had no idea. Cute
    June 19th, 2010 at 05:07am
  • Bloodwing

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    My school has GSA. I live in Florida as well. =]

    I missed last year's Day of Silence... Unfortunately. I'm kind of kicking myself for that one, but you don't have to have it at your school, you just tell people about it and they can follow, or do it on your own.
    June 19th, 2010 at 09:22am