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Apr 28, 2006 01:59 # 42677

Helpiminanutshell ** posts about...

Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

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Sorry, but I love that!!!!!!!!!!

I'm bisexual, and I love to talk about these issues. I know a bunch of people are like "I don't care if you're straight or not, so shut up" but we don't give a damn.

It is the best thing to have a gay pride bumper sticker. Or to read one and wait by that car in the parking lot for whoever owns it to come out and you give them a hug.

Or like, the rainbow belts. Or keychains. I love it all.

They never make any bisexual pride stuff though. That annoys me.

But yeah. I had to get that out.

and in that moment i swear we were infinite

Apr 28, 2006 07:20 # 42681

null wants to know...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

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They never make any bisexual pride stuff though.

What kind of bisexual pride stuff would you design? I mean, gays have the rainbow stuff and gay males can put pink flamingos in the front lawn ;-) [insert 1,000,000 more stereotypes here], but what symbol would say 'bisexual' like the rainbow says 'gay'?

Just curious :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Apr 28, 2006 09:56 # 42685

cyborg *** has a suggestion...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

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You could have a floor mat that says:

"All Welcome"

Apr 28, 2006 18:25 # 42689

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Hmm, I don't know. It might send the wrong signal to Jehovah's Witnesses!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Aug 06, 2006 18:36 # 43321

zen *** replies...

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The funny part about that is that I might actually coinsider it just for the sake of the Witnesses.
Truth be told, some of those boys are really kinda sexy. I see them all fresh, clean shaven, riding their bikes around town and on fire for "God." The one overwhelming thought I have is that they're all virgins.
I just can't help but wonder what they look like underneath that white shirt, black pants and black tie...

I'm going to stop now, cause anything more whould be, well, a sure ticket to hades ;)

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Aug 10, 2006 13:19 # 43333

null wants to know...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

Truth be told, some of those boys are really kinda sexy. I see them all fresh, clean shaven, riding their bikes around town and on fire for "God." The one overwhelming thought I have is that they're all virgins. I just can't help but wonder what they look like underneath that white shirt, black pants and black tie...

Hahaha! :-D I've never thought of it that way... You ever tried to hit on one of them?

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Aug 10, 2006 13:33 # 43334

zen *** replies...

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:) yes I have! It's fun, cause i like watching the boys squirm. I've told a few that they're cute. There's nothing like giving one that assuring touch on the arm, once they know what I'm about, to watch the Witness scramble for words.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Aug 10, 2006 17:28 # 43336

null replies...

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There's nothing like giving one that assuring touch on the arm, once they know what I'm about, to watch the Witness scramble for words.

I'm almost sorry that they haven't visited me for such a long time. I've got to try that out sometime.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Sep 08, 2006 04:56 # 43432

zen *** replies...

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What also works is lots of touching of the arms. It's a sign of affection amongst normals; it's a freaky thing amongst them.

Also, the sly, knowing smile, with the coy glance, will keep them ill-at-ease.
We have to remember that their "Organization" sends out the young, fresh ones as a test--they tend to be naive when it comes to this kinda stuff.

I think it all boils down to having fun with it, when it presents itself...

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Sep 08, 2006 07:19 # 43433

null replies...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

What also works is lots of touching of the arms.

Also, the sly, knowing smile, with the coy glance

Mmm-hmmm. *takes notes*

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Sep 09, 2006 05:56 # 43437

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

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Taking notes implies that you will be taking actions. If you do put to use the things you've learned I expect a full report on the outcome of your experimentation. :)

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.

Sep 09, 2006 15:12 # 43443

null replies...

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I shall post a story as soon as I get a couple of real witnesses to experiment on. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Sep 10, 2006 03:03 # 43445

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

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Good.

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.

Aug 06, 2006 15:56 # 43318

zen *** replies...

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Actually, there is a symbol that is suposed to represent us bisexuals. It's a a combination of the male and female symbols: you know the O with the + under it, and the O with the -> pointing at 2 o'clock.
(I'll have to find a link to it.)

I think the problem is that most people wouldn't know it just by looking at it.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Aug 14, 2006 00:11 # 43340

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

According to some sites, there's also some kind of flag / colour combination (scroll a bit down).

The symbol you're in search of may be found on the entry page of the German Bisexual Network (BiNe e.V.).

But's the same thing here: nobody's gonna understand it at first fright - even the 'Ring of O' that I'm wearing on my left hand is better known that the colours of bisexuality :-(

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Sep 07, 2006 13:44 # 43425

zen *** replies...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

I guess your post shows that there's more confusion on this specific issue than I thought.
It is nice to find that people are having a discussion regarding the issue of bisexual identity and "unity", by at least trying to come-up with a single symbol.

I think that for me, being bi~, it's important that this discussion does happen, that "the public" knows that this is an important thing for those of us who are bi~.

Thanks for those links ginster--

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Apr 30, 2006 03:43 # 42697

Magnifico *** replies...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

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I'm bisexual, as well, Nutshell, but I have a bit of a problem with the gay pride thing. It's not that I feel it's high time for people to stop being opposed to the free expression of sexual and emotional feelings of all types. The real problem I have with the whole deal is that it should be a more personal thing, an inward exploration and expression of the self (not unlike religion; I'm ok with yours, as long as you aren't going to throw it in my face). Do I hide the fact that I am bisexual from people? No; at the same time, I don't extend the information to every person around me in a convenient, easy-to-consume label form. I'm not saying that I think you're wrong for supporting such expression, either; it's just my opinion that more people would be better off dealing with how they feel before telling everybody else about it.

PS: Another big problem I have with this whole topic anyways is my own penny-pinching. Basically, I work for ~$6/hour; I'm not going to spend somewhere between 60 and 120 minutes of my life working to purchase a brightly coloured declaration of sexuality.

I'll believe in anything if you'll just believe in anything

Sep 05, 2006 02:31 # 43404

Salvial_Ten *** throws in her two cents...

Re: Gays/ bisexuals/ transgenders who aren't afraid to show it

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I have to say I'm with you on this one, magnifico. While I haven't got any problem with answering 'I'm bi' to anyone that asks I'm not one for parading around my preferences on anything. However, with me it's more of a biproduct of being an extremely private person than penny pinching. Hell, it took forever for me to get comfortable with using the internet in public.

--Jami

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.

Aug 06, 2006 18:29 # 43319

zen *** replies...

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I feel what you're saying, where you're identifying with the public declaration that that person's bumper sticker makes. I think we all have a need to belong, and as part of that minority, I like to belong myself.

But I think you are very brave waiting by a person's car for him her to show-up, especially to give him/her a hug. Perhaps it's just the part of the country I'm from, but I couldn't imagine myself doing that without being considered a stalker. Most likely, the police would come and I'd have to explain why I'm there--forget telling them that I'm waiting to give said person a hug.
This isn't to say that I haven't thought about it...

For myself, I'm just getting to the point in my life where I'm not ashamed of who or what I am. I'm just getting to the point where I can look at the rainbow and not sneer at my own "inadequacies", and my own shame.
For a long time, I pretended I was straight, and wanted to be straight, just to fit in with my straight friends. But that desire took its toll on me, and caused me to have a break-down, and become tremendously anti-social. I could no more deny that part of myself, than I could my own thoughts and physical well-being.

So while there is a latent visceral reaction that comes with seeing "the flag", due to years of personal repression, there comes a sigh of relief when I go into the gay bars. That is my own personal symbol reckoning who and what I am. I don't want to hide from my true nature. So even though I'm not wearing it "on my sleeve" I am making a public affirmation of who I am.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

This post was edited by zen on Aug 06, 2006.


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