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Sep 09, 2006 05:56 # 43437

Salvial_Ten *** replies...

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

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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

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

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...

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

Good.

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

Aug 06, 2006 15:56 # 43318

zen *** replies...

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

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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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