Dimensions Forums  
Home Register Premium Membership Stories Ye Olde Library Health Issues Market Place Big Fashion

Go Back   Dimensions Forums > Discussion > GLBTQ



Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
Victim
Oasis is JUST A BAND.
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 1,048
Victim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions community
Default Unfortunately there are gay bashers in our own midst...

Not even DIMS chat is safe from this crap.

-Sausalito- no, lesbianism is wrong. so is homosexuality in general

-Sausalito- homosexuality is sadly a broken circuit

I imagine mods are probably going to delete this, but the above was NOT a PM, and not limited to just a couple lines.
__________________
-more2adore- instant fratification is where you drink one PBR and feel the sudden urge to toilet paper peoples' houses and call women "babe"
Victim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
Victim
Oasis is JUST A BAND.
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Posts: 1,048
Victim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions communityVictim is a pillar of the Dimensions community
Default

The button works for forum postings, and forum postings persist for all to see afterwards. Just wanted to make people aware of the issue that were not present to see it.
__________________
-more2adore- instant fratification is where you drink one PBR and feel the sudden urge to toilet paper peoples' houses and call women "babe"
Victim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
Weeze
Justin Bieber of Dims
 
Weeze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: wouldn't YOU like to know..
Posts: 2,046
Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Weeze has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

This was just a bad situation.

I was saying, however, how happy I am that I am able to go into chat, innocently flirt with other girls and be open about past relationships I've had with women and USUALLY no one says anything even remotely negative about it. This is just one instance that happened and will hopefully be dealt with by the right people. As I said before, the fact that this board is here makes it clear that the intent of Dimensions is acceptance of all kinds, and that intolerance like that won't be tolerated. And, judging the reactions of everyone in the room at the time, i'd say it held true.
__________________
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Weeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:40 AM   #4
Tooz
sweet chocolate christ
 
Tooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: shoppin' fuh food
Posts: 5,086
Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!Tooz keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Sigh. Gross.
__________________
let's call a spade a spade: it's porn
Tooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 06:22 AM   #5
SamanthaNY
▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4,052
SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!SamanthaNY keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
-Sausalito- no, lesbianism is wrong. so is homosexuality in general

-Sausalito- homosexuality is sadly a broken circuit

Wow.
SamanthaNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #6
Tracii
 
Tracii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Commonwealth of Ky
Posts: 3,221
Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Tracii has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Some people.
Tracii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 07:36 AM   #7
kamandi
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 37
kamandi has said some nice things
Default

Shows what you think you can get away with if you hide behind a name.

Yours, Kamandi.
kamandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
Canonista
Rep Dealer
 
Canonista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,103
Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Victim View Post
Not even DIMS chat is safe from this crap.

-Sausalito- no, lesbianism is wrong. so is homosexuality in general

-Sausalito- homosexuality is sadly a broken circuit

I imagine mods are probably going to delete this, but the above was NOT a PM, and not limited to just a couple lines.
Oh, quit being such a victim!

(Saw your screen name. Couldn't help myself...)

Seriously, Sausalito would be wrong on all counts. While saying it here will go over about as well as a fart in a church, I wouldn't concern myself with someone wrong-thinking who does not posess the power to force their values onto you.

I'd focus on congresscritters who spout off like that and try to make laws that match their values, but one powerless bigot isn't worth much in the grander scheme of things.

FWIW, I'm not gay, but my Mom is.
__________________
"I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone." Clint Eastwood in USA Today (January 25, 2004)
Canonista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
Cors
Delurking
 
Cors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,762
Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!Cors keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

At least that person doesn't have the guts to come and post in here.

Strangely, people who are fine with homosexuality only if the girls are hot, femme and 18 bother me so much more.
Cors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
Canonista
Rep Dealer
 
Canonista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,103
Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cors View Post
At least that person doesn't have the guts to come and post in here.

Strangely, people who are fine with homosexuality only if the girls are hot, femme and 18 bother me so much more.
But you're hot, so it works in your favor!

Actually, my favorite subsection of the gay community are older lesbians (age 50+). I can't explain the coolness, but they're great freakin' company!
__________________
"I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone." Clint Eastwood in USA Today (January 25, 2004)
Canonista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 04:55 PM   #11
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

I dont think we should let the smelly fart bubbles of homophobia ruin this amazing ..erm..'bath of pride'!! lmao..
seriously..let them come and i'm sure quite easily we can mentally destroy them..in a sentence!
To be honest, i have been looking through the really old posts from years ago..makes for some interesting reading.. stuff like a non anonomous poll on 'should gay marrage be allowed'!! ...crazyness!! Maby we should try another post like this and see what happens..
anyway..i always think its better to keep your friends close and your enemies even closer..
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:03 PM   #12
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kamandi View Post
Shows what you think you can get away with if you hide behind a name.

Yours, Kamandi.
That sounded slightly ominous...
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:16 PM   #13
Canonista
Rep Dealer
 
Canonista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,103
Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!Canonista has a ton of rep. Literally. As in over 2000!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mergirl View Post
I dont think we should let the smelly fart bubbles of homophobia ruin this amazing ..erm..'bath of pride'!! lmao..
seriously..let them come and i'm sure quite easily we can mentally destroy them..in a sentence!
To be honest, i have been looking through the really old posts from years ago..makes for some interesting reading.. stuff like a non anonomous poll on 'should gay marrage be allowed'!! ...crazyness!! Maby we should try another post like this and see what happens..
anyway..i always think its better to keep your friends close and your enemies even closer..

Bill en route for new keyboard. This one's about to die after the Coke I spit on it from laughing so hard.

My monitor is expected to live, though.
__________________
"I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone." Clint Eastwood in USA Today (January 25, 2004)
Canonista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #14
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

hahaha.. well i didnt say i was GOOD at analogies!!
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #15
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Btw..would it be against the rules to name and shame homophobes here? Including people who have made homophobic comments in the past and in chat..
I dont mean in a lynch mob way..but if someone said something homophobic and it pissed you off, would you be able to say "havendrawk (a made up name off the top of my head) posted something that really offended me"??
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 05:09 AM   #16
kamandi
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 37
kamandi has said some nice things
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mergirl View Post
That sounded slightly ominous...
I'm sorry, but I did find this response funny. I put my user name at the end (my real name is Lewis) to show how all of us use names from which we can hide behind - either as a security blanket, or a buffer zone. I just didn't expect someone to not get the joke.

It has shown, however, that we are taking the misguided view of one person a little too seriously. The best answer possible is to ignore it, and move on.
kamandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 05:52 AM   #17
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kamandi View Post
I'm sorry, but I did find this response funny. I put my user name at the end (my real name is Lewis) to show how all of us use names from which we can hide behind - either as a security blanket, or a buffer zone. I just didn't expect someone to not get the joke.

It has shown, however, that we are taking the misguided view of one person a little too seriously. The best answer possible is to ignore it, and move on.
By ominous, i ment that iy sounded like you were talking about someone who hid behind a name. You only posted 15 times..I really dont know how to take you yet!
I'm not sure using a name as a buffer zone or blanket WAS funny.. but whatever floats your boat!
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 06:32 AM   #18
kamandi
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 37
kamandi has said some nice things
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mergirl View Post
By ominous, i ment that iy sounded like you were talking about someone who hid behind a name. You only posted 15 times..I really dont know how to take you yet!
I'm not sure using a name as a buffer zone or blanket WAS funny.. but whatever floats your boat!

I am talking about someone who hid behind a name - Sausalito! But we're also commenting on them using other names for ourselves, because we all want to have a little bit of distance between us and those who will take what someone says in the wrong way - in fact, I wish I hadn't mentioned anything at all now...

As for me, read the three gay weight gain stories I wrote, which I posted in the Library - I like to think only I could have written them in that way.
kamandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 06:39 AM   #19
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kamandi View Post
we're also commenting on them using other names for ourselves, because we all want to have a little bit of distance between us and those who will take what someone says in the wrong way .

I dont really know what you mean by this.?? Sorry, i am genuinly confused and i think there is some misunderstanding.
Initially when i said your post sounded a bit ominous.. that wasnt a critisism of what you said.. i was wondering if you actually DID know someone who used another name on chat and was homophobic. Then i got confused because you said i didnt get your joke..
Anyway..it really doesn't matter.
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 08:11 AM   #20
butch
cuddly, hairy, and fat
 
butch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: among the bamboo thickets
Posts: 2,329
butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.butch has ascended what used to be the highest level.
Default

I am of two minds about this whole thread. I understand the usefulness of knowing who might not be an ally or not tolerant of the queers here in the Dims community, but I also don't think it is helpful to not suss out and debate the homophobia in the place where it pops its head, but instead bringing it here to the GLBTQ forum and talking about it amongst like-minded people. All you get is an echo chamber of people agreeing with you and the offender gets off the hook, since they're not here to own up and take responsibility for their words.

If homophobia pops up in chat, report it to the chat ops, if it happens in Hyde Park, report it to the mods of that forum, etc. BUT, and this is most important, address the homophobe directly in the place where the comment is made, and at least work to get an alternate viewpoint out there. That is the only thing that will get the homophobes to keep their hatred to themselves.

The GLBTQ forum is not designed as a place where we complain and criticize about other Dims members specifically who we perceive to be intolerant of our lives, unless they are unwise enough to post their intolerance here in the GLBTQ forum. At this juncture I'm not going to close the thread, but I'm asking you all in the future, to please not bring specific accusations or condemnations of any particular Dims poster or Dims forum to this board.

This forum is not a ghetto, not a place to set up an 'us vs. them' mentality, but a gateway to the larger Dims community for queer people and a nice boutique, if you will, for all of the Dims community to sample. I don't feel that singling out any particular poster in a board they may or may not even read, and posting their own words that they may not be able to defend or clarify, is what this board is meant to be, and only intensifies divisions that this board is against.

I'm speaking only for myself here, and not as yet exerting my mod duties, but I do think what I've said here reflects the guidelines of this board that is at the top of page 1 of the GLBTQ forum as a sticky.

Also, the sad truth is, there are people who participate at Dims who don't approve of GLBTQ people, and this shouldn't come as a surprise. I can't think of any non-queer specific space, irl or online, that isn't 100% homophobia free, and so I guess I'm not as shocked or upset about the OP because, well, it isn't something that doesn't assail me every day in the wider world. If you have a hard time finding a way to negotiate between the two polls of acceptance and disapproval of GLBTQ people, then I honestly don't know of any fool-proof way to make Dims 100% 'safe' for you, and I am sorry for that. I do think, though, that the space we do have, and the place that we've been able to make that space in, is doing a fine job of accommodating us queers, and I hope I'm not the only one to think that.
__________________
Have you seen my nip on the internet?
butch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 09:26 AM   #21
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

I think this is a good solid reply butch. To be honests i was wondering about the point of actually telling us about this person and their opinions in the chat room. I know that this behaviour should not be tolerated and i'm sure our fellow dimmers made it clear to her/him that it wasn't. In a way its nice that i know, as a comminity if someone makes a homophobic comment here, say in hyde park, there will be people who will challenge that. Its a pity though that being homophobic wont result in a ban IF you are sticking to the rules and veiling it behind what you think god or someone else thinks/says..as long as there are no personal attacks there is nothing the mods can do..which is very frustrating for them as one commented to tell me. To be honest, this is the first forum of any kind i have posted on..and i really love it, i think i love it most for the sheer diversity of the people here. I am learning (slowly) that i might not have the same opinion as everyone else but as long as we can have it out and still respect each others views then it will feel like a solid, friendly and secure place. Its funny, i just cant wrap my head around homophobia.. i have no idea why, i have seen people 'queer bashed' (physically in real life) and was 'out' at school..so you can imagine what that was like. Somehow though, as i have got older i have only settled myself where i knew i was never going to get attacked for my sexuality. Here was totally one of those places. I can just tell, most people here are not homophobic..(i mean even the straight women here fancy nigella lawson!! )...So the few who are homophobic, i just feel sorry for, cause they wont get the chance to know some of the beautiful and amazing queer folk we have here.. plus i'm sure god will kick their asses when the get to heaven and they will be forced to come back as a cows arsehole in the next life!! lol..
Anyway, i'm rambling..I do think though, if people dont want to confront someone being homophobic directly they should totally go to a mod to see if anything can be done.
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 09:27 AM   #22
Silmarien
of Numernor
 
Silmarien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 25
Silmarien has said some nice things
Default

As Butch said, ff homophobia pops up in chat, report it to the chat ops. ANY and ALL hate speech is addressed as we see it, but like the board Mods, we can't be everywhere all at once. If you call for an Op and we do not appear, PM one of us here on the forums or use our Chat Op email.
Silmarien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 06:03 AM   #23
Celestial Ceece
SSBBW Singer
 
Celestial Ceece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Vermont
Posts: 202
Celestial Ceece carries a lot of weight on this boardCelestial Ceece carries a lot of weight on this boardCelestial Ceece carries a lot of weight on this boardCelestial Ceece carries a lot of weight on this boardCelestial Ceece carries a lot of weight on this board
Default Discrimination IS

I think that every one of us here has dealt with discrimination in one form or another...and even on a message board where people are supposed to be accepting and open-minded, we'll find homophobes. That's the name of the game and the internet is a place for a certain kind of free speech, so I think we should all know that it is entirely possible that we'll be dealing with this sort of stuff. It happens, right?

I am so used to hearing about homophobia that seeing these comments didn't really affect me or hurt me, because the attack wasn't personal (at least that isn't how I interpreted it). Gay marriage is currently being debated in Vermont, where I live, and I'm so used to hearing both sides of the argument, including the "it is immoral" and "marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman" that I'm almost to the point in my life where the opposing argument doesn't make me angry anymore. Almost!
__________________
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky
Celestial Ceece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 06:10 AM   #24
mergirl
 
mergirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,927
mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!mergirl keeps pushing the rep limit!
Default

i guess if someone makes a statement like 'queers are un-natural', even though it doesn't directly effect me i usually feel i have to say something because i think it effects queer people in general and queer people in general are me, they are my friends. if you know what i mean? I think for the fact that for some queer people hearing statements like that it might upset them. People talking a lot of shit about gay people never effects me emotionally which is why i am quite willing to argue with them about it because generally it wont be me losing my temper first. I totally get what you said in the other thred though, that sometimes it just isnt worth the waste of energies!
__________________
We must learn that to passively accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, thereby to become a participant in its evil. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
mergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 06:57 AM   #25
Diego
 
Diego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 197
Diego can now be the recipient of "two cans" jokesDiego can now be the recipient of "two cans" jokes
Default

Thats such a not nice thing to say!

You expect the compassion from an FA furthermore. Just sad.
Diego is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Dimensions Magazine. All rights reserved worldwide.