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Yes, do it. 11 22.92%
I don't really care 12 25.00%
No, leave it as Sexuality 25 52.08%
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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:37 AM   #1
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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.)

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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #2
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Umm....I think that is already implied that you can discuss that there.
Besides, the help and advice forums are not there for people to judge and persuade you to change sexualities. I don't believe any part of this forum is for that.
So although it may be possible, it's already been done, sort of.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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Allow me to be a little more forward, please. The word sexuality has nothing to do with gender identity. Is it possible to rename it to something that includes both?

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Old July 26th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #4
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i suppose it could be changed to "Teen Sexuality and Gender Identity" bit of a mouth full yes, but has a good ring to it and would be more informative and helpful in the long run, implying is all well and good, but surely stating would better benefit the person trying to find the help?


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I don't see the need to change the name. maybe something about gender identity could be added in the description
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That might be misunderstood because sexuality and gender identity are not the same

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That's a fair point, but changing the title might not be the best idea. Perhaps Jess' idea of editing the description of the forum would be a better idea, so that the information would still be there.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #8
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How could the information be rightfully encompassed if it is put under an ill-fitting title?

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Old July 26th, 2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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Well if you're looking for somewhere to talk about that kind of thing, you're going to look at the Teen Sexuality section anyway. Then you're going to read the description. It's just what you'd do.

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"That kind of thing"? That's a very insensitive way of putting it. And what you said is not necessarily true because if there is someone looking around the forum for the first time that knows the difference between sexuality and gender then they might be a little confused. I'm not saying Teen Sexuality and Gender Identity has to be the new title, but something simpler like LGBTQ Help.

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I'm not saying Teen Sexuality and Gender Identity has to be the new title, but something simpler like LGBTQ Help.
So, you're saying that it doesn't need a new title but it does need a new title.

Look, there's really no need for this. It will go just fine in the sexuality forum. There are already several threads about that there, I believe. I saw one as I was skimming through it just a moment ago.



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A different title is what I was saying. One that will keep the forum true to what its about while acknowledging the other groups that have adopted the forum due to that fact that there isn't one explicitly for them

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A different title is what I was saying. One that will keep the forum true to what its about while acknowledging the other groups that have adopted the forum due to that fact that there isn't one explicitly for them
Yeah, I'm sorry, but I don't see this working.
You could try asking for a diary if you would like, and call it "LGBTQ Help". Would that work?



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Old July 26th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #14
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I've thought the title should be changed for a while now. Sexuality and gender are two different things and I can see how people might think that the Teen Sexuality forum isn't the right place to ask a question concerning gender identity.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #15
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You could try asking for a diary if you would like, and call it "LGBTQ Help". Would that work?
How would that not work? And not every new user is going to know what a diary is, so that'd be pointless for new users looking for help. They're not going to scour the forums for that section.
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Orientation, transsexual, and gender identity issues all relate to the concept of human sexuality. We don't need a long redundant name to encompass what is already obvious. Gender is actually the major building block of what makes up sexuality.

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^^ Maybe, but gender and sexuality ARE two different things.

I'm for making it "Teen Sexuality and Gender Identity" or something along those lines.

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Yeah I agree on the title changing. It would be nice. (:
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"That kind of thing"? That's a very insensitive way of putting it.
I'd just like to point out that using that phrase isn't at all insensitive. It's a term used to describe anything. It's no different to saying it to describe playing video games.

I also agree with what it seems like most people have agreed on, slightly tweaking the name to make it more obvious, if it's deemed actually necessary.

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I felt these would better explain my point. A picture is worth a thousand words


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