Over the Rainbow - An LGBTQIA+ Support Club

seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
Administrator
Rainbow Rocket Executive
Cabin 2
Join Date
Oct 23, 2018
Posts
1,169
AKA
Chris
Gender
Male
Time Zone
MST
Switch FC
SW-3906-8627-4487

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dream of

Once in a lullaby
Somewhere....

Over the Rainbow
- An LGBTQIA+ Support Club -
Welcome to Over the Rainbow a club for LGBTQIA+ support and discussion. LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Allies, and many more other identities. The club is open to anyone, no matter the orientation or identity, as long as you join with an open mind and heart.

Whether you're joining just to chat, get advice, or vent, this club is always open to you.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dream of

Dreams really do come true

Club Rules:

  • All of the Official Marriland Forums Rules apply here, so be sure that you've read them before joining.

  • This is a support club, not a discussion topic. If you disagree with what this club represents, you're entitled to your opinion but please don't bring it up here. Similarly, negative discussion or slurs about the LGBTQIA+ community is not allowed.

  • To be courteous around members who may be more sensitive to delicate matters, please put any potentially triggering or traumatic discussion in a spoiler tag. Please also avoid mentioning slurs or other hate speech by name. If someone has used hate speech or slurs against you personally, you could say something like "a person at school today called me a slur" to avoid mentioning offensive terms. This rule isn't in place to try to censor anyone or to block out discussion, but to let people avoid potentially upsetting things that they might not want to see. If you're ever feeling hurt, confused, or upset with yourself or others, this is still always a safe place to talk about it let's just take care to make sure this can always be a positive place where others can go when they need a boost.

  • Respect your fellow members! Always do your best to use the correct pronouns, and don't push anyone to answer about their identity/orientation if they aren't comfortable sharing. If you're not sure about something it's always OK to ask politely, but be sure to respect people's boundaries and know where to stop. Regarding someone's gender, if you aren't sure it's usually safe to use "they/them" as pronouns.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams that you dare to

Oh why, oh why can't I?

Member Application:

To join, just fill out this application and post it in the thread!

Username:
Pokémon to represent you:
Preferred pronoun (optional):
Identity (optional):
Well, I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Other Stuff

Please always keep in mind that if you are worried about "outing" yourself by joining the club, it's totally OK to create an alternate account and join the club with that. Sometimes friends or family may know of your forum username and it's always best to come out when you're ready and not by accident. If someone joins the club and hasn't come out on their own, respect their decision and let them follow things at their own pace.

I'd also like to leave a special mention to @Solar, who is one of the most supportive and caring people I know. I took some ideas from her old LGBTQIA+ club (Rainbow Connection) when making this thread, and am forever grateful for how she's helped me in my own life.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
And also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands saying
How do you do?
They're really saying I, I love you

While this club is focused on support, sometimes situations might require more finesse than forum members can provide. Here are some helpful resources for anyone who might need them:

The Trevor Project - a free 24/7 hotline for people in crisis. You can also call +1-866-488-7386, text START to 678678, or visit an online chatroom here.

International Suicide Hotlines - a listing of suicide hotlines available worldwide.

IMAlive - a chatroom for people in crisis.

Trans Lifeline - a transgender specific hotline, run for and by transgender people. They also have other support information outside of crisis intervention.

PFLAG - an organization for LGBTQIA+ and their families and friends, organized by local chapters.
 

seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
Administrator
Rainbow Rocket Executive
Cabin 2
Join Date
Oct 23, 2018
Posts
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AKA
Chris
Gender
Male
Time Zone
MST
Switch FC
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Members:

:squirtle:
Username: seaturtle
Preferred pronoun: He/Him
Identity: Gay

:meloetta:
Username: DeepSeaPrincess
Preferred pronoun: She/Her
Identity: Pansexual Female

:hydreigon:
Username: Biohazard
Preferred pronoun: She/her
Identity: Pansexual

:shinx:
Username: Dregran
Preferred pronoun: He/him
Identity: Bi

:sylveon:
Username: smoky
Preferred pronoun: he/him/his
Identity: gay

:gengar:
Username: Varhii
Preferred pronoun: He/Him
Identity: Ally

:pikachu:
Username: PerfectWorld
Preferred pronoun: They/Them
Identity: Bi

:audino:
Username: Vivid Stardust
Preferred pronoun: They/Them
Identity: Asexual/Aromantic/Nonbinary/Questioning

:cosmog:
Username: Neb
Preferred pronoun: He/him
Identity: Bisexual

:brionne:
Username: The Griddler
Preferred pronouns: She/Her
Identity: Pansexual, bigender

:mudkip:
Username: ~Kilza~
Preferred pronoun: He/him
Identity: Straight ally

:keldeoresolute:
Username: SAF
Preferred pronoun: She/Her
Identity: Err, straight

:tyranitar:
Username: Rex
Preferred pronoun: He/Him
Identity: Questioning​
 
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seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
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seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
Administrator
Rainbow Rocket Executive
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You may now post! uwu​
 

DeepSeaPrincess

Pretty Voice
Join Date
Nov 7, 2018
Posts
1,784
Location
Inside A Musical
AKA
Athena, Any variant of that
Gender
Female
Time Zone
PST
3DS FC
0920-1282-6394
IGN
Athena/Sirena Usually
Yes, so happy to see another one of these!

Username: DeepSeaPrincess
Pokémon to represent you: Meloetta
Preferred pronoun (optional): She/Her
Identity (optional): Pansexual Female
 

Biohazard

Smug Mai
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
1,467
Location
Behind you
AKA
Wiktoria, Lycoris
Gender
Female
Time Zone
UTC+2
Wooo!! A new LGBTQIA club!

Username: Biohazard
Pokémon to represent you: Hydreigon
Preferred pronoun: She/her
Identity: Pansexual
 

Dregran

Shocking Trainer
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Staff Emeritus
Cabin 2
Join Date
Oct 24, 2018
Posts
1,272
Location
Sinnoh
AKA
Volkner
Gender
Male
Time Zone
UTC +10
Username: Dregran
Pokémon to represent you: Shinx
Preferred pronoun (optional): He/him
Identity (optional): Bi

Happy to see this club again!
 

smoky

4.26
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
2,084
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Username: smoky
Pokémon to represent you: sylveon
Preferred pronoun (optional): he/him/his
Identity (optional): gay
 

Varhii

Shaggy Webber
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
1,253
AKA
SG
Gender
Male
Time Zone
EST
Username: Varhii
Pokémon to represent you: Gengar
Preferred pronoun (optional): He/Him
Identity (optional): Ally
 

PerfectWorld

Fiery Passion
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 4, 2018
Posts
44
Location
Kalos
AKA
Anne
Gender
Other
3DS FC
3970-0367-7253
IGN
Anne
Username: PerfectWorld
Pokémon to represent you: Pikachu
Preferred pronoun (optional): They/Them
Identity (optional): Bi
 

seaturtle

Go Beyond! Plus Ultra!!
Administrator
Rainbow Rocket Executive
Cabin 2
Join Date
Oct 23, 2018
Posts
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AKA
Chris
Gender
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Time Zone
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Switch FC
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Less than 24 hours in and we're already official
I'm really happy with the amount of support that the club has already gotten, thanks everyone c':

How's everyone doing as of late? Right now I'm attending school which is pretty gay-friendly, although it's still in Utah so even if it's more open minded there aren't many people to date heheh... At work and in class though I've had a lot of support and it's been good to be able to be out and open.
 

Biohazard

Smug Mai
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
1,467
Location
Behind you
AKA
Wiktoria, Lycoris
Gender
Female
Time Zone
UTC+2
@seaturtle I'm doing good. Since this club has become official, I'm going write about how JoJo has made me feel better as a person in the LGBTQIA community soon.
 

Vivid Stardust

~ Like Stars In The Sky ~
Join Date
Nov 9, 2018
Posts
265
AKA
Vivid, Apollo
Gender
Other
Username: Vivid Stardust
Pokémon to represent you: Audino
Preferred pronoun (optional): They/Them
Identity (optional): Asexual/Aromantic/Nonbinary/Questioning

I was wondering when a club like this would pop up! Thanks, Bubba!
 

Neb

Cosmog Enthusiast
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Nov 1, 2018
Posts
688
Location
Oregon
AKA
Benjamin, James, Pemderp
Gender
Male
Time Zone
UTC -8 (Pacific Time)
3DS FC
3540-0538-1086
Switch FC
SW-1778-2704-5495
IGN
Benjamin
Username: Neb
Pokémon to represent you: Cosmog
Preferred pronoun (optional): He/him
Identity (optional): Bisexual
 

~Kilza~

Contemplation
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
Oct 28, 2018
Posts
8,322
Location
Edmonton, AB
Gender
Male
Time Zone
MST (UTC-7)
Username: ~Kilza~
Pokémon to represent you: Mudkip :mudkip:
Preferred pronoun (optional): He/him
Identity (optional): Straight ally
 

SAF

Child of the Musketeers (?)
Join Date
Nov 3, 2018
Posts
582
Location
Indonesia
AKA
Sania
Gender
Female
Time Zone
+7 GMT
IGN
Sayo, Koh, Ami, Aevia, Chitose
Username: SAF
Pokémon to represent you: Resolute Forme Keldeo :keldeoresolute:
Preferred pronoun (optional): She/Her
Identity (optional): Err, straight
 

Rex

Junior Trainer
Join Date
Dec 2, 2018
Posts
52
Gender
Male
Time Zone
EST
Username: Rex
Pokémon to represent you: Tyranitar
Preferred pronoun (optional): He/Him
Identity (optional): Questioning
 

Dregran

Shocking Trainer
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Staff Emeritus
Cabin 2
Join Date
Oct 24, 2018
Posts
1,272
Location
Sinnoh
AKA
Volkner
Gender
Male
Time Zone
UTC +10
How's everyone doing as of late?
I've been more open about being Bi lately, telling some close friends. It feels good, even it's just a "so what" kind of deal. I'm really happy with where I'm at.
 

Vivid Stardust

~ Like Stars In The Sky ~
Join Date
Nov 9, 2018
Posts
265
AKA
Vivid, Apollo
Gender
Other
So today, I got a haircut. My hairdresser and I had discussed the idea of me getting a more androgynous haircut, since I had basically had a feminine bob for about six years, and with me being nonbinary now (or at a minimum, not wanting to be perceived as a girl), we decided to change it up. I really like my new hairstyle now! It’s very short and choppy now. It’s still really cute, but it’s not overly feminine, and it’s so nice! We’re just hoping that my mom doesn’t freak out when she sees it and get mad or anything.
 
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