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Are You Scared About Joining the LGBT Community?

Unread postby thenottmlass » 16 May 2020, 16:51

Is the LGBT community a REALLY scary place? Here's a lot of inspiration why YOU should feel accepted for who you are! You're not alone! Don't be scared! I love creating content to help others! This video has had a lot of good positive feedback so I am hoping it helps others on here too :)

[youtube]https://youtu.be/b1YWo5OixgE[/youtube]
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Re: Are You Scared About Joining the LGBT Community?

Unread postby Derek » 16 May 2020, 16:55

The LGBT community should be scared of me.
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Re: Are You Scared About Joining the LGBT Community?

Unread postby thenottmlass » 16 May 2020, 16:56

Haha why is this?
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Re: Are You Scared About Joining the LGBT Community?

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 17 May 2020, 11:17

I had some sort of wild card expectations when I took a look for myself in way younger years, twen time, and yes, I thought it was quite scary, especially the way in which they treat one another, in some ways even more discriminative than the heterosexuals treat LGBTI people. There are all those factions, it's a bit like at school, gothics there, punks on the other, chav to chav and no Twinks among the leather men, and if one can't fit their faction rules and does not want to cheer in the great and holy motto, one might as well piss off, they seemed to wish.

I felt more like in the wrong place. I'm more comfortable with the "hetero-normative" socialisation, even though they never will know, in what of all the personal details I could be different. They take me for an aging bachelor now and don't ask/don't tell works pretty well.

I guess that every such environment can have it's good sides and not so attractive ones, and it may depend on the personality, of whether you can fit in or not. They don't seem to like old fashioned life stylers, romantics, monogamy oriented, not so sexually driven folks a lot. It has been more difficult to find people, who are into plenty of interests to discuss and like to be active in outdoors type of sports- That go surfing,. hiking, fishing, hunting and snowboarding or that like. Heterosexuals seem to be more tempted in that direction. I dunno. It's just the impression that I got, and I felt the more driven off, than I ever felt driven off the heterosexual crowd.
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Re: Are You Scared About Joining the LGBT Community?

Unread postby JoelR » 17 May 2020, 14:47

An interesting video, thanks for sharing :)

I feel like the younger generation (people who are in their teens / tweens / young adults) are so much more self-assured of themselves as a whole. We've really progressed in celebrating and empowering LGBT Youth, and they're so much more confident in expressing themselves.

For those of you who are scared or unsure, there are usually some nonprofit agencies either at your school / uni or in the community at large. Those can be excellent starting points. I also think online discussion forums (such as GayForum.org) can be a safe place to ask embarrassing or awkward questions, although it's not a substitute for a strong "real world" support network of friends and families.

Every person's LGBT journey is unique and special :)
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Re: Are You Scared About Joining the LGBT Community?

Unread postby thenottmlass » 17 May 2020, 17:25

Thanks for the comments! I totally agree over time things have definitely changed! I think it is a lot more accepting these days, and yes you're completely right with forums such as this one, it really does help those awkward questions people have. :)
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