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View Poll Results: Change forum to LGBT?
Yes, do it. 11 22.92%
I don't really care 12 25.00%
No, leave it as Sexuality 25 52.08%
Other, please post. 0 0%
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 03:58 PM   #41
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I'm going to add my 2 cents purely from a moderator point of view. I don't think I've seen (or at least not in a LONG time) a misplaced thread that was about Gender Identity and wasn't in Teen Sexuality. I agree, it's vague and could trivialize it to an extent, but from a housekeeping POV it's not a huge issue, rather than a political one.
And what exactly is wrong with a Political perspective?

The point is, by leaving it as simply sexuality, the issue of gender and gender identity become trivial. This is a huge issue for many people, sure it's isn't 100% of individuals, but how is it fair we neglect a minority of individuals from being included?

Also, I don't see how a change in title would make it any less discouraging to post about issues of sexuality in the forum. "Teen Sexuality and Gender" encompasses everything that is discussed in the forum. It's isn't discouraging nor is it confusing. It is as it reads and isn't that complex. And again, I bring up the point that even if all the threads end up there in the first place, isn't it simpler to save the user from having to make the mental jump from sexuality to gender and assume it's a similar issue when in actuality it's completely different? Is it really that difficult to add a couple of words here or there? I've run forums before and know it isn't that hard of a change from an administrative point of view.

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Old August 3rd, 2011, 10:31 PM   #42
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Old August 7th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #43
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I would leave it as Sexuality. Here I think we're assuming that sexuality only includes who you like. That forum is for general sexuality. So it implies that the straights can talk about their shit and the curious kids going through puberty can ask if they're gay and the transgenders can mingle with other transgenders. We also get to discuss things like when you are ready for sex, protection, etc. It isn't just about orientation.

It is pretty wordy as well...

But if transgenders are okay with it being called LGBT then I don't understand how it doesn't fall under sexuality. I have a different gender identity as well but I'm not transgender, it could change the definition of the forum because then I could regale you all with opinions about gender stereotypes and being your own person, which would fit better in TWPR or ROTW currently.


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Old August 7th, 2011, 06:26 AM   #44
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Would it be possible to change the name of the Teen Sexuality forum to encompass Trans* people? I know it's where we go anyways, but adjusting the name would allow others to be aware that this forum is a safe place to ask things. (Not trying to imply other places are unsafe.)
if sexuality includes LGBT trans is covered. it's the T. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender both mtf and ftm
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Old August 7th, 2011, 07:03 AM   #45
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Yeah, sure. Doesn't really make much of a difference - can only see it helping confusion a little.

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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #46
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if sexuality includes LGBT trans is covered. it's the T. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender both mtf and ftm
You've got it backwards. LGBTQ covers sexuality, not the other way around.

I like men.
I have pride in my sexuality, but it is not all that I am.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #47
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You've got it backwards. LGBTQ covers sexuality, not the other way around.
How? LGBT is sexual orientation. Sexuality is the general term. Sexuality is not only orientation, but anything sex-related as well.


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Old August 9th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #48
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How? LGBT is sexual orientation. Sexuality is the general term. Sexuality is not only orientation, but anything sex-related as well.
No, its not. that's the thing...


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Yeah, sure. Doesn't really make much of a difference - can only see it helping confusion a little.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #49
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1. sexual character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
2. recognition of or emphasis upon sexual matters.
3. involvement in sexual activity.
Am I missing something?


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Old August 9th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #50
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Gender identity is what's between your ears Rith, not legs. Which is what #1 is referincing, and why the distinction between gender and sexuality is so important for trans people.

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Old August 9th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #51
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Oh, I understand that. Just from a view point of what the forum is about now, Teen Sexuality fits better unless we want to redefine the forum. And by redefining the forum there may be confusion as to where someone would want to discuss, say, your sexual morals, concepts that aren't related to orientation that are still discussed in this forum, because the noun sexuality isn't just about orientation. I know I'll never be able to quite relate as I'm someone who believes in gender neutrality but a change doesn't seem quite necessary when I'm sure most people understand it is also a place to discuss feelings about transgenderism. Otherwise, like I mentioned, the term LGBT wouldn't be very much used by the transgender community because it groups it into other plain sexualities when it doesn't encompass a taste in partners but in your own self-identity. Changing it to LGBT would scare off the plain sexuality questions, and adding Gender Identity to the title would add more to the definition of the forum because transgenderism isn't the only topic that fits under gender identity. Which, if we do want to add that to the definition, is fine by me, but it all depends on the intentions of whoever makes the final decision.


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Old August 10th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #52
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And what's wrong with helping confusion again?
I'm saying it's a good thing.

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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #53
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I think its fine the way it is Sexuality can cover all Orientations
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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #54
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I think its fine the way it is Sexuality can cover all Orientations
It does. This would apply if transgenderism was a sexual orientation

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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #55
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the only thing that is actually left out is I, which is intersex and isn't included, or shouldn't be included, in my opinion, in the LGBT title. just because you have an intersex condition doesn't put you on the homosexual or whatever, spectrum.
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Just leave it how it is
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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #57
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I think LGBTQ would be more appropriate than teen sexuality. Especially because a lot of these kids are trans rather than gay or bi. They're pretty much the same forum, but I think it should be called LGBTQ rather than Teen Sexuality.
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