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bsh1
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8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.
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8/14/2016 8:46:07 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
I'm gay and I would have to say no, though I'm sure that has to do with the fact that I live in the Netherlands where it is accepted to be gay and where it has been legal to marry between 2 humans of the same sex for quite a long time now, I've never had to deal with any discrimination when it comes to my sexuality

I imagine if I lived in for example Africa I most certainly would have wished I wasn't gay considering the severe discrimination that takes place there, same as for example Russia.
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8/14/2016 12:43:14 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Interesting topic. I'm a trans man, but if I had a choice I would choose to be a cis man. However, I am torn about that. I want to get to the point where I can embrace the fact that I'm trans and really be proud of it, but it's hard because I've wanted to be a cis guy all my life. I'm not there yet, so as of now I would choose to be a cis man.
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8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.
ThinkBig
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bsh1
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8/15/2016 1:04:55 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/14/2016 8:46:07 AM, gdirulez wrote:
I imagine if I lived in for example Africa I most certainly would have wished I wasn't gay considering the severe discrimination that takes place there, same as for example Russia.

I think this is likely true for many people, unfortunately.
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8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)
Live Long and Prosper

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"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

and I'm sure many others. For a site that is relatively small, we do have lots of active LGBT members.
ThinkBig
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"I GOT SIG'D"
"WELL FVCK ME IN THE A$SHOLE AND CALL ME A CUCK I GOT SIG'D AGAIN"
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If anyone's getting modkilled, it's kiri. Just for his sig.
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bsh1
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8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.
Live Long and Prosper

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"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

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ThinkBig
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8/15/2016 1:11:23 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.

So at least 8 active LGBT members. Funny you should mention that as I was considering making a thread about LGBT members of DDO
ThinkBig
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Notable Notes and Quotable Quotes
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"I GOT SIG'D"
"WELL FVCK ME IN THE A$SHOLE AND CALL ME A CUCK I GOT SIG'D AGAIN"
-Kiri
If anyone's getting modkilled, it's kiri. Just for his sig.
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bsh1
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8/15/2016 1:12:39 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:11:23 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.

So at least 8 active LGBT members. Funny you should mention that as I was considering making a thread about LGBT members of DDO

You should add Skep to that list.
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ThinkBig
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8/15/2016 1:13:43 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:12:39 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:11:23 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.

So at least 8 active LGBT members. Funny you should mention that as I was considering making a thread about LGBT members of DDO

You should add Skep to that list.

Which makes 9...
ThinkBig
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Notable Notes and Quotable Quotes
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"I GOT SIG'D"
"WELL FVCK ME IN THE A$SHOLE AND CALL ME A CUCK I GOT SIG'D AGAIN"
-Kiri
If anyone's getting modkilled, it's kiri. Just for his sig.
-7th
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missbailey8
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8/15/2016 1:40:19 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:13:43 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:12:39 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:11:23 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.

So at least 8 active LGBT members. Funny you should mention that as I was considering making a thread about LGBT members of DDO

You should add Skep to that list.

Which makes 9...
We also have Cobalt and myself, which makes 11.
~missbailey8~

Me: What is the weirdest thing I have ever done?
Solon: Agreeing to date me.

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"[M]en are weak. All of us are weak."
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8/15/2016 1:41:07 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:40:19 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:13:43 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:12:39 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:11:23 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.

So at least 8 active LGBT members. Funny you should mention that as I was considering making a thread about LGBT members of DDO

You should add Skep to that list.

Which makes 9...
We also have Cobalt and myself, which makes 11.

I already posted cobalt, but was unaware of you. So we have 10. We almost have enough to make an LGBT tournament.
ThinkBig
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Notable Notes and Quotable Quotes
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"I GOT SIG'D"
"WELL FVCK ME IN THE A$SHOLE AND CALL ME A CUCK I GOT SIG'D AGAIN"
-Kiri
If anyone's getting modkilled, it's kiri. Just for his sig.
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missbailey8
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8/15/2016 1:42:59 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:41:07 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:40:19 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:13:43 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:12:39 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:11:23 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:10:18 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:08:55 AM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/15/2016 1:05:15 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 11:32:50 PM, ThinkBig wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.

This is a question that I have always asked myself. If I was able to be straight, I certainly would not choose to be straight. I love my fianc" and we are very happy together.

That's wonderful :)

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed that there is a high number of LGBT representation on debate.org.

-Bsh1
-ThinkBig (myself)
-Cobalt
-Danielle
-Ore_Ele
-Bluesteel

Ore and Bluesteel are straight guys.

But there are other gay men on this site. YYW. 1harderthanyouthink. Also, Peters is lesbian.

So at least 8 active LGBT members. Funny you should mention that as I was considering making a thread about LGBT members of DDO

You should add Skep to that list.

Which makes 9...
We also have Cobalt and myself, which makes 11.

I already posted cobalt, but was unaware of you. So we have 10. We almost have enough to make an LGBT tournament.
I'd be down for that lol.
~missbailey8~

Me: What is the weirdest thing I have ever done?
Solon: Agreeing to date me.

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"[M]en are weak. All of us are weak."
-Fatihah

If you ever just want someone to vent, rant, or discuss anything troubling you, my PMs are always open. Have a fabulous day!

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8/15/2016 1:45:09 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.
That's certainly a difficult question. However, if given the choice, I'd probably still be a lesbian. Even though I have received some negativity about my sexuality in the past, living in America and being gay is much easier than someplace else like Russia or Nigeria.
~missbailey8~

Me: What is the weirdest thing I have ever done?
Solon: Agreeing to date me.

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"[M]en are weak. All of us are weak."
-Fatihah

If you ever just want someone to vent, rant, or discuss anything troubling you, my PMs are always open. Have a fabulous day!

The Clown Queen of DDO
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8/15/2016 1:58:20 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/15/2016 1:45:09 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 8/14/2016 7:40:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
...do you think, if given the choice, you would have chosen to be LGBTQ when you first realized your sexual orientation/identity? If given the choice right now, would you switch to a different sexual orientation/identity?

As a gay man myself, this question, and how other LGBTQ people might respond to it, is interesting, and I am interested in seeing the responses.
That's certainly a difficult question. However, if given the choice, I'd probably still be a lesbian. Even though I have received some negativity about my sexuality in the past, living in America and being gay is much easier than someplace else like Russia or Nigeria.

Very true.
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"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

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