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Stephanie_1
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So the ME in the subject says a lot... sometimes it can be really difficult to feel like you can just be yourself - and sometimes depending on where you live or where you are at any point safety is an issue with being yourself as well. So here it is, somewhere you can just be who you are.

So let's hear a little shout out of why we DO like being able to be ourselves - fully and completely. How good does it feel to have a safe place to turn? And what is it you like about yourself when it comes to orientation or identity?

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"Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side" ~Anon

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Saffron Raymie
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I like having identities because they make me feel like a valid human being; that my sexuality is just as valid as being homosexual or hetrosexual.

I like feeling like I'm connected to people, and I'm not so alien after all.

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'Obtain the virgin's consent before you marry her' - Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)

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eryn_smiles
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I feel lucky that I have many safe places to turn and many accepting people to talk to in my life. The thing I appreciate most is being able to speak openly, to laugh and cry, and have it be ok. I believe that emotional and physical safety are basic human rights and I am hopeful that one day all GLBT people will have those rights, regardless of where we live. I can't wait until that day comes and I hope it is in my lifetime [Smile] .

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"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare."

Audre Lorde

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