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not_a_hobgoblin
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I just came out to my oldest and truest friend, Erika, a few days ago while we were IMing each other. She was a little surprised, but it wasn't a huge problem because she came out as bi a few years ago. She kinda knows where I'm coming from.
Since we both do know a lot of queer girls (and be fair, guys too,) that go to South High School (I go to North, darnit) she told me some of the nicest words I've ever heard... "Welcome to the club."

me: "We should make membership cards."

Erika:"Really? That would be cool!"

So, after a bit of discussion, we decided that I would really design some membership cards. (Me, because I have cool things like Publisher and DSL internet and a laser printer.) Anybody else every done this before? Ideas/suggestions?

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"Cut her down."
"She is a witch!"
"But she's our witch. Cut her down."

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I told one of my friends I was bi almost two years ago, but I didn't have a girlfriend until six months ago. So when I told her I finally had a girlfriend, she photoshopped me a backstage pass-style card that said: "Official Bisexual. Caitlin is really bi (for real)." I laugh at if whenever I look at the file on my computer.

As for actual serious cards, I would make them all-inclusive (so that anyone who identified as something other than straight would feel welcome)... Just be warned that you might get some flak from other people for 'alienating' yourselves, and that some non-straight people would detest carrying a card saying they're different from other people. Plus there's the whole 'Jewish people had to wear a yellow star during the Holocaust' arguement that could be mapped onto 'now all gay people have to carry cards warning everyone else' which could be bad. I personally would not carry a card around in my wallet saying I was bi unless it was an inside joke among two or three other friends.

But if you think it will be well-received, go for it.

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amawesome - (adj.) a combination of 'amazing' and 'awesome,' usually by someone who has tied on a few too many. Ex: No, dude, listen! I like, luv ya man! I mean, you're like, amawesome!

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not_a_hobgoblin
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Yeah, I was planning on it just being the three of us. Thanks for the warning; I hadn't thought of that.

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"Cut her down."
"She is a witch!"
"But she's our witch. Cut her down."

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not_a_hobgoblin
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The three of us being Erika, her girlfriend and I.

[ 07-18-2006, 10:07 PM: Message edited by: not_a_hobgoblin ]

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"She is a witch!"
"But she's our witch. Cut her down."

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catalinacisne
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Oh, okay, gotcha. When I first read it I thought you were going to make cards for everyone you knew at SOuth High School who wasn't straight.

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amawesome - (adj.) a combination of 'amazing' and 'awesome,' usually by someone who has tied on a few too many. Ex: No, dude, listen! I like, luv ya man! I mean, you're like, amawesome!

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not_a_hobgoblin
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Nope. It's the Terre Haute High Schools Bi Society, now. Only I misspelled "member," so now we have pretty cards detailing how we are called to protect, defend, and tease each other with the word "MEMEBER" in giant letters in the middle. So, yeah, gotta reprint those.

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"Cut her down."
"She is a witch!"
"But she's our witch. Cut her down."

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