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Old October 8th, 2012 (9:40 AM).
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Well sex/sechs means six quite a lot of languages (two) and we've interpreted that as seeexxxxxxxxxx instead of 6.

And semester, seme-...they all just have creepy minds I guess.

Oh and mensis and menstru- okay I'll stop.
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Old October 8th, 2012 (1:52 PM).
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Old October 8th, 2012 (4:44 PM).
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A what now? I don't think I've seen that acronym before lol

As to transgender people being classified as having a gender identity disorder, I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it. I guess if we're speaking technically, that's what it is, or could at least be seen as. The gender they are in their minds does not match their physical body, which could definitely be seen as a disorder from a medical or psychological standpoint.

Societally though, I don't approve. Once you transcend the strict medical definitions, it's all just differences in people. Some people's genders match their sexes, others don't and that's really all there is to it. I guess it's seen as a disorder because people resort to medical treatment to bring their body in line with their mind, but the trouble is I'm not sure if their association with a 'disorder' ends once they've successfully done so or once they've decided that it's not something they need to do to be happy.

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Wait semester? Semester is from sex (six) and mensis (month)...it means six months. Wtf does that have to do with sexuality or genders at all? o____O;
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Old October 8th, 2012 (9:44 PM).
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    MAAB - Male assigned at birth,
    (FAAB means Female assigned at birth)

    Its just a short little way of saying "Hey, I was born as a dude"

    A lot of trans* people on reddit and tumblr use it, and I thought it'd be known here too~

    (I myself am Genderqueer, and I'm a tad bit more on the feminine side of things)
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    Old October 9th, 2012 (9:07 AM).
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    That is très nerdy and adorable.

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    As to transgender people being classified as having a gender identity disorder, I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it. I guess if we're speaking technically, that's what it is, or could at least be seen as. The gender they are in their minds does not match their physical body, which could definitely be seen as a disorder from a medical or psychological standpoint.

    Societally though, I don't approve. Once you transcend the strict medical definitions, it's all just differences in people. Some people's genders match their sexes, others don't and that's really all there is to it. I guess it's seen as a disorder because people resort to medical treatment to bring their body in line with their mind, but the trouble is I'm not sure if their association with a 'disorder' ends once they've successfully done so or once they've decided that it's not something they need to do to be happy.
    I just want to say that I agree with this exactly.

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    MAAB - Male assigned at birth,
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    Its just a short little way of saying "Hey, I was born as a dude"

    A lot of trans* people on reddit and tumblr use it, and I thought it'd be known here too~

    (I myself am Genderqueer, and I'm a tad bit more on the feminine side of things)
    To go into a little more explanation:

    Using "male assigned at birth" or "female assigned at birth" (I've also seen "assigned female at birth") is one of the clearest ways to talk about trans people. It seems it's very easy to confuse someone who isn't down with the lingo. Like if I said I'm a girl and I'm trans, some people would think I was born a girl, some wouldn't, and some wouldn't know what to think. And the reason it's better than saying "biologically" male or female is that some people are intersexed and there is always the argument that one's mind, one's brain, is where gender resides and that is certainly "biological." So "assigned at birth" is essentially how you say "I was raised and socialized as a girl/boy" and avoids having to talk about people's privates.
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    Old October 11th, 2012 (6:24 PM).
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      No new news on the gsa. i am beginning to get a bit impatient. I was grumpy today so I tumbld for a bit. I love Tumblr. I am like.... I think the term is boy crazy, but I feel awkward saying that. So I will say, I want to make out with all of the boys. I think I do that thing where I just talk about a whole bunch of random things... I can not remember the term for it though. I wish there was a spell to make boys gay.... Oh, Harry Potter where might you be hiding? I have been doing my best to stay off of pokemon websites and stuff because I can not afford Black 2 yet. Love you guys!
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      Old October 11th, 2012 (11:17 PM).
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      I went through three or four years where I thought I was transgender, and I myself used the term "gender identity disorder" a lot. It wasn't offensive to me, and I figured that if my body was female, but my brain was pretty much male, then that's exactly what it was. It's a disorder because it's something that's off and doesn't match up.

      Maybe it's just me, but I was more comfortable explaining it via use of the GID term, rather than using the term transgender. Only because GID could explain why I felt that way, or that I wanted to be seen as a guy, when Transgender as a term said to them "Hey, I'm a guy, but I used to be physically female and switched 8D". So, No, I felt like I had GID so I wanted to be a guy, I didn't want to be seen as "trans". -w-

      I'm gonna stop typing, because that's probably confusing as heck to read. xD


      & Altix, I'm still wishing you luck with the GSA! Also, I understand perfectly about the tumblr thing, that site has had me hooked for a year now. omg, and B/W 2 is months away for me. v o v
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      Old October 12th, 2012 (10:11 AM).
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        I went through three or four years where I thought I was transgender, and I myself used the term "gender identity disorder" a lot. It wasn't offensive to me, and I figured that if my body was female, but my brain was pretty much male, then that's exactly what it was. It's a disorder because it's something that's off and doesn't match up.

        Maybe it's just me, but I was more comfortable explaining it via use of the GID term, rather than using the term transgender. Only because GID could explain why I felt that way, or that I wanted to be seen as a guy, when Transgender as a term said to them "Hey, I'm a guy, but I used to be physically female and switched 8D". So, No, I felt like I had GID so I wanted to be a guy, I didn't want to be seen as "trans". -w-

        I'm gonna stop typing, because that's probably confusing as heck to read. xD


        & Altix, I'm still wishing you luck with the GSA! Also, I understand perfectly about the tumblr thing, that site has had me hooked for a year now. omg, and B/W 2 is months away for me. v o v
        Nah I think that makes perfect sense! I kinda like the way that you put it too.. I guess it throws people off because of the word "disorder" that has a bad connotation towards it, even though it doesn't necessarily have to actually mean anything bad- just that they don't match up like you say :3

        :c I am probably being confusing haha!


        And that girl with the shirt just seems like she was trying to be a **** disturber wearing that sort of thing >_> It has nothing to do with gender stuff it is just distasteful and unclassy.
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        Old October 17th, 2012 (7:16 PM).
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          I think 'GID' could be rephrased, but generally, I think that it's a medical issue that does have a great effect on the patient and should be labeled appropriately as a serious medical condition. If I were born female, but innately identified as male, I would feel conflicted, and hopefully my dilemma would be seen as an important medical issue that could be treated by non-hormonal therapy, hormone treatment, and/or surgical alteration until I felt complacent with my appearance as it relates to my gender. At that time in which I reached complacency, I would rather not have the status as a patient of GID, for at that time I would not have an issue with my physical appearance as it relates to my gender, and therefore no serious medical condition. However, while I was conflicted with my gender identity, I think I would like to receive treatment and be diagnosed with GID or possibly an alternative term that would indicate a psychological concern. Also, I believe that any and all types of treatments endorsed by the APA to treat GID (within reason) should be covered by health insurance, since it can be a serious condition.

          On another, far less serious, note...

          I was wondering what shows/movies you guys like (or dislike) to watch that have either LGBT themes or characters, ie. Glee, The New Normal, Modern Family, Brokeback Mountain, The Birdcage, ect.

          Also, what would you like to see more of in LGBT-related shows?
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          Old October 18th, 2012 (1:15 PM).
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          Some things ty said make sense. GID, at the heart of it, is about there being a disorder between a person's body and mental image of themselves. When they've gotten their body to a place that they're happy with it's not really a disorder then because they've treated it. (I hesitate to use the word "cure" in there anywhere because that could bring up all kinds of misunderstandings.) Someone like that could then, perhaps, call themselves "trans" but it gets into confusing territory again.

          All this is why I prefer the umbrella term "queer." It's not specific so there isn't much in the way of misunderstanding. It invites someone to say "what do you mean?" and lets you explain it to your level of comfort.

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          Also, what would you like to see more of in LGBT-related shows?
          I don't usually like "typical" LGBT themed TV because a lot of it is often either too campy/comedic and that gets old for me after a few episodes. I don't watch a whole lot of TV anyway.

          I do like movies though. The Birdcage was fun, and I like But I'm A Cheerleader and satires like that. Haven't actually seen Brokeback Mountain though.
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          I've seen Modern Family, some of Glee, Brokeback Mountain, Birdcage (saw it when I was very young), and a movie called Transamerica. I like them as pieces of media, but I didn't watch them specifically for teh gay. However, recently I've been watching Degrassi again due to a couple of different LGBT relationships coming into it more, and I'm interested in them. v w v
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          Old October 21st, 2012 (2:35 AM).
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          Does My Little Pony Friendship is Magic count? Rainbow Dash X Fluttershy is heavily hinted at in many episodes, though not enough solid proof so Hasbro can still probably deny it. (Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's "kiss" is debated. They didn't animate the 1-second kiss, but the sound effect and position was too coincidental not to be a kiss)

          I guess I might as well add a topic to this topic, what do you guys think of shows/movies that hint LGBT but aren't open about it?
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          Old October 21st, 2012 (4:19 AM).
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          LMAO.

          OK so for the last week or so I've been replying to this thread in my head and thinking that I've actually replied physically when it's all just been a mental exercise. Has this ever happened to anybody before? XD

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          I was wondering what shows/movies you guys like (or dislike) to watch that have either LGBT themes or characters, ie. Glee, The New Normal, Modern Family, Brokeback Mountain, The Birdcage, ect.

          Also, what would you like to see more of in LGBT-related shows?
          I've bought the movie Weekend on DVD that is all about the homo, but I've yet to get around to watching it. I will though, most definitely. I'll need to be at home by myself first because nobody else in my house is gonna want to watch that, which is difficult since both my parents are currently annoyingly unemployed lol.

          Other than that, I've watched Modern Family, Will & Grace (aka the best show on Earth), and just tonight I watched the pilot of The New Normal. I found it kind of... eh. There were some funny parts but overall it was kind of "lets SHOVE LGBT stuff down everybody's throats!" which I didn't like since it was very overt and not all that cleverly done. It was only the pilot though and a lot of shows stumble on their pilots so I'll give it a few episodes before I make my decision completely!

          As for what I'd like to see more, I'd like to see more gay people just living like normal people. Grey's Anatomy and Buffy were great with the way they handled this; they handled their homosexual couples the same way they handled their heterosexual ones. Doing things in their life that have nothing to do with them being gay. Gay is secondary to the character and whatnot.
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          Old October 21st, 2012 (4:52 AM).
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          If it helps give you an impression at all, The New Normal has been out for quite a while here in the US, and I find it to be really good. The pilot was way too fast and tried to force the background everything is going to build upon, but the latter episodes cool their jets and do a pretty good job at portraying the difficulties of being LGBT, family, and love in general. My Dad says its his favorite show, actually. XD;

          I like to pretend it takes place in an alternate universe where Doug from the Hangover is gay. So personally, I'm just waiting for the episode where Zack Galifianakis shows up and ruins everything.
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            I was wondering what shows/movies you guys like (or dislike) to watch that have either LGBT themes or characters, ie. Glee, The New Normal, Modern Family, Brokeback Mountain, The Birdcage, ect.

            Also, what would you like to see more of in LGBT-related shows?
            Hana Kimi most definitely :3 Heartwarming, funny, and very amusing TV show~
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            Old October 21st, 2012 (5:29 PM).
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            I'd just like to say that this is the cutest thing I've seen ever. Dawwwwwwww.
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            Old October 21st, 2012 (9:31 PM).
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            Hana Kimi, Coffee Prince, and Last Friends could count as LGBT in a way, even if they're all gender bender related. v w v

            And as for that picture, ohmygod that is adorable.. I've never quite thought of Pokemon relationships in that way before, but that's a good message.
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            I was wondering what shows/movies you guys like (or dislike) to watch that have either LGBT themes or characters, ie. Glee, The New Normal, Modern Family, Brokeback Mountain, The Birdcage, ect.

            Also, what would you like to see more of in LGBT-related shows?
            Glee, Modern Family, Will and Grace etc. I haven't watched The New Normal yet. Which is weird because It's something I'd watch, o well. As for the other question, Andy answered it perfectly imo.

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            Old October 24th, 2012 (7:30 PM).
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              Its rather unfortunate that half of the state is for amendments that would encourage and cause more discrimination towards those LGBT citizens. Its so aggravating to see those numbers of people who are against it, maybe its because I grow up in an a more accepting area and homophobia and transphobia isn't seen as much as other places, but its sad to know that there is still at least half of the country that thinks we all don't deserve the rights of others.

              You know, I'm going to assume that in the next twenty years (Assuming our leaders are those who support LGBT-ness) that the gates will open everywhere, and maybe a constitutional amendment towards marriage as well as transgender equality.


              Oh on other news, I've confronted my friends on my thoughts in person; and I have to say that it went well.
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                One presidential candidate in support of marriage equality, comin' at us on a silver platter. Meanwhile, if we imagine a world where Romney's in charge, I think we can wholeheartedly exaggerate that the United States would literally split in two.

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                Old October 27th, 2012 (5:12 AM).
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                I'm not quite sure what you mean by this XD. What do you mean you confronted them on your thoughts?

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                One presidential candidate in support of marriage equality, comin' at us on a silver platter. Meanwhile, if we imagine a world where Romney's in charge, I think we can wholeheartedly exaggerate that the United States would literally split in two.
                Wait wait, even the whole Obama support thing aside, does this mean we're about to take Washington?
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                Old October 27th, 2012 (5:06 PM).
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                Its rather unfortunate that half of the state is for amendments that would encourage and cause more discrimination towards those LGBT citizens. Its so aggravating to see those numbers of people who are against it, maybe its because I grow up in an a more accepting area and homophobia and transphobia isn't seen as much as other places, but its sad to know that there is still at least half of the country that thinks we all don't deserve the rights of others.
                Where'd you get 'half of the country' out of half of a state?


                Anyways, I live in Minnesota, and honestly, the 'Vote Yes' people are just plain annoying. There are more 'Vote No' commercials than 'yes', but I think the main thing is that the "vote yes'ers" have no idea what they are voting for.

                Currently in Minnesota there is no legal gay marriage, in fact gay marriage was outlawed in 1997 by the Defense for Marriage Act (so yep, the same thing happened before). BUT several cities recognize CIVIL UNIONS AND MARRIAGES from other states, including Minneapolis and St. Paul. What this 'amendment' is proposing is that these cities can no longer recognize, nor can the state recognize same sex marriages from other states. It's not legalizing gay marriage, it's banning it... again.

                My father is voting yes, and my mother was, but I think I put her back on the fence. My father's argument was so constrewed and made NO sense at all. He kept contradicting himself by saying things like, "I don't want the gov't to tell me what to do." When I tell him he just contradicted himself he just started to yell louder. He's one of those 'I was louder so I win' debaters. He then started to say how if we let gays get married then 'those somalis will be able to whatever they want', which makes no sense at all. I proposed the idea of giving civil unions the same rights as a marriage but outside the church, and he said "they don't deserve it."

                The way the steam was coming out of his ears was pretty funny though. I love how my mom was looking at him like he was nuts.

                Basically, as it is right now, I told her that voting no keeps things the same as they are. While voting yes bans it entirely and adds a new amendment to the state constitution. And I told her an AU theory, that what if same sex was the 'normal' and you were in the minority. How would you feel? That got to her I think.

                Still think dad is nutso though.

                Pretty damn safe to say I'm voting no.
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                  One presidential candidate in support of marriage equality, comin' at us on a silver platter. Meanwhile, if we imagine a world where Romney's in charge, I think we can wholeheartedly exaggerate that the United States would literally split in two.

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                  Lie gary johnson also supports gay marrige and WILL make an exective order and best part churches dont have to comply win-win
                  (im strait just love spreading gary johnson to the people unaware who CAN vote damn age limit)
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