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Over the Rainbow - An LGBTQIA+ Support Club || Show Your Pride!!

SAF

Second Violinist
People of Play
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Join Date
Nov 3, 2018
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748
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Indonesia
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I just moved back in with my super religious family after school got out, so unfortunately I probably won't be able to :(
A super religious family, huh? I personally can relate somehow, hence me being straight-ish. That, and it's not just my family. The society where I live in general practically demands straightness from everyone (including those who feel like being trans, gay, lesbian, etc.), so nobody here would even bother to celebrate pride month in the first place.
For now though, let's start off with a discussion: what makes you proud to be who you are?
Hmm, :audino:. I'm technically still questioning myself, y'see. :hmmazurill:
 

seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
Camp Crew
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Chris
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Yeah, I live in Utah (a very conservative and religious state out here in the US) so most people aren't supportive of LGBT individuals. At school I was able to be pretty much out to everyone around me though, and it was a really gooe experience for me.

Also!! I just took some time today and set up a Discord server for the club. Like LHC and PoM, it's invite-only, so send me a message if you'd like to join. If you're not a member of the club but would still like to join the server (as it's a more private and safe place for people who may not be out), feel free to send me a PM and let me know.
 

Muto

New Trainer
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Jun 2, 2019
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3
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Zoey
Gender
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Username: Muto
Pokémon to represent you: Braixen
Preferred pronoun: she/her
Identity: panromantic asexual non-binary trans woman (it's a mouthful)
 

Neb

Cosmog Enthusiast
LFokaDC
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Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
754
Location
Oregon
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Male
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Benjamin
Welcome Muto! Always nice to see new members.
 

shhmew

insolent pup
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Oct 28, 2018
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1,759
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in ur heart
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Katey
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Female
hii, i felt hesitant to join here since i don't really think about identity or sexuality at all, it's not something i struggle with or have experience with and i don't fuss around with labels, i might not post very often at all,, but i figure might as well sign up to show my support! i'll probably be lurking and reading posts anyways

Username: shhmew
Pokémon to represent you: :hoppip:
Preferred pronoun (optional): she/her
 

Neb

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Nov 1, 2018
Posts
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Male
Time Zone
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3DS FC
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Switch FC
SW-1778-2704-5495
IGN
Benjamin
Thinking about trying another Gay Pride event this year. Since I’m more confident about my sexuality, I’ll wear a bisexual bracelet throughout.
 

smoky

alone
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
2,135
pride parades aren’t rlly for me (too many people haha) but i rlly wanna find a cute little rainbow bracket or somethin. or EVEN BETTER. a rainbow scrunchie!!!!!!!!! my bf stole my scrunchie i need a new one and a rainbow scrunchie sounds wonderful
 

seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
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Oct 23, 2018
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Chris
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Welcome @shhmew and @Muto!! Happy to have both of ya (:

I ended up deciding to go with a simple border on my avatars instead of a full on filter like I had before. Feels cozier and is easier to use cuz some avatars don't go super well with the filter.

Something else I wanted to bring up is that y'all should go ahead and check out Peace of Mind if you haven't already (: Mental health and the Queer community have always been hand in hand, especially when people are mistreated or aren't able to express themselves. It's a really great resource and is open for anyone to join ❤ I've gone and added the club to the resources list here.
 
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The Griddler

Mermaid and Robot Enthusiast
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571
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Ligma, NU
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So today is my wife's birthday. She was going to come up and see me, but wound up not going by pure chance.

The streets in Detroit that she goes through every time she comes to see me were hosting a pride parade. That parade has been crashed by armed Neo-Nazis. Armed Neo-Nazis with a police escort protecting them. My wife and her 80+ year old Grandma would have been trapped alone amongst a whole swarm of people that want her and our kind dead. This is somehow acceptable. This is something people will defend.

Edit: Heard more from my wife, this was apparently on Saturday, not today. Everything else remains true, she was coming to see me for her birthday and would've been caught in the middle of this ****ing travesty.
 
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Moxie

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Shrimp Squad
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Nov 2, 2018
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650
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Daam
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Ahhh I've been considering joining before, but I guess it would be nice to support !!

Username: Moxie
Pokémon to represent you: Gliscor
Preferred pronoun (optional): He/Him
Identity (optional): Ally

@The Griddler : I'm really glad your wife was okay and she didn't walk into that! My god that sounds awful. I read up a bit and found out that the police were actually trying to prevent the situation from escalating rather than escorting them since they were armed. Of course that's just from the statements and videos I've seen about it so my perception is a bit skewed, but I'm just glad no one got hurt.
 

seaturtle

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Chris
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Welcome bro @Moxie :vessev:

@The Griddler: I read about that earlier today and it made me feel sick. People can have their beliefs and sure, they have the right to protest, but some people are just awful. I don't see how anyone can claim that gay rights aren't justified when they're supporting Neo-Nazi beliefs themselves. I'm glad your wife ended up avoiding it and that she's safe, and thankfully it doesn't sound like anyone was hurt. Doesn't take away from how disgusting the situation is to start with though.
 

chidzz

Rookie Trainer
The Clown Dimension
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
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Nov 26, 2018
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35
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Sydney
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AEST (GMT+10)
Hey hey, heres my sign-up:

Username: chidzz
Pokemon to represent you: Shinx
Preferred pronoun: He/Him
Identity: Straight (?) ally

Like some in this thread, I come from a super conservative religious family who aren't that supportive of this. I am all for everyone expressing themselves as they feel comfortable (as long as it doesn't hurt others obviously). I have also been curious myself lately, which makes me all the more supportive of the community :)
 

Neb

Cosmog Enthusiast
LFokaDC
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
754
Location
Oregon
AKA
Benjamin, James, Pemderp
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Male
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UTC -8 (Pacific Time)
3DS FC
3540-0538-1086
Switch FC
SW-1778-2704-5495
IGN
Benjamin
My friend helped me choose a dress to wear during a pride parade on Saturday! This will be the first time I’ve worn something feminine in public, but I’m really looking forward to it.
 
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