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tallia7793
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[Big Grin]


Like, for certain [Big Grin]


Uh... *ahem*

You can delete this if you like, I just needed to tell somebody [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Heather
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No need to delete it: let's just leave it open for anyone else who needs to shout it out, eh? [Smile]

Glad you're feeling better about this, tallia.

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tallia7793
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Heh, thanks! [Big Grin]

Yeah, I'm just about over the moon! Next stop-- GSA [Big Grin]

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Livves
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Um I haven't been able to tell this to my parents yet, so i figured I'dstart here. I'm bisexual. I have been for a few years, and I'm terrified to tell my parent bcause I'm sure they'll accept that this is who I am

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Idir
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I'm gay, and new [Razz]

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I know there is an over the rainbow for me.

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Heather
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Well, welcome Livves and Idir. [Big Grin]

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Heather
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By the by, Idir, I'm curious, given your location: what's it been like in Algeria for you when it comes to being gay, especially if you're out?

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Idir
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Um.
Gay and out in Algeria? That's almost as probable as Invisible Pink Unicorns crossing railroads.
Sexual liberation never happened here [Frown]
But read my signature: I still have hope.
Yay! Hope.

[ 11-20-2008, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: Idir ]

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Heather
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That's what I figured. [Frown] Do you at least feel safe?

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Idir
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Yeah...
I feel pretty safe, actually.
In fact, my homosexuality is pretty obvious and can be observed through my not very straight-edgish behavior even though I'm a "Narnia Queen" [Smile]
I got bullied because of this at school at first, but now most people are comfortable with it.
But it took me AGES to realize that homosexuality exists, I always assumed that I'm asexual.
However, thanks to "Teh Internets" (including this little rad site [Big Grin] ) I discovered that there's other things besides the heterosexual-asexual binary we're taught here.

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Heather
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Well, consider yourself my hero.

I grew up in Chicago, and while I certainly had my fair share of homophobia to deal with, it really was quite rare, and folks like you in places where you are make experiences like mine look like walks in the park.

It's such a bold thing to accept something about yourself that is so unaccepted where you are: my hats off to you. [Smile]

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Idir
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Aww. Thanks!
However, you are the real hero here, as you help thousands of teens with your site [Smile]

BTW: I have a theory on why I'm here (and queer [Razz] ):
I think that having had a rough childhood gave me something my conformist peers lack: an open mind.
Yep. That's why I'm in Algeria...

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mizzkeepit2juicy
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IM BI! wow dat felt good lol(my first time admitting it)

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Good on you, juicy! [Smile]

And on that note, I am sharing this with all of you. It made me smile and cry at the same time and I encourage you to watch it:
http://gays.com/idaho/

(17th May was the international day against homophobia and transphobia or IDAHO. Yes, there are proud GLBT people all around the world.

"We believe the single greatest obstacle to dismantling homophobia is invisibility. Invisibility breeds ignorance. Ignorance creates fear. And fear maintains oppression. We’re doing this to show everyone that people like us exist in every country, in every society, in every corner of the world.")

[ 05-30-2009, 07:04 AM: Message edited by: eryn_smiles ]

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mizzkeepit2juicy
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thank u so much Scarleteen u guys have helped me soooo much...YoU gUyS rOcK!

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moonlight bouncing off water
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I think that homophobia is just stupid. It is like racism, sexism and those sorts of things, hopefully those things will all disappear, unlikely as it may be I still wish they would. But all we can do is not be afraid to , I dont' even know what..
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