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I don't know if this is a good idea or not. But it occurred to me today that there's not much activity in the Transgender Forum anymore... hasn't been for some time now. And even some of the posts that do show up there aren't strictly speaking in keeping with the description that's in the index:

"Emotional support & information for people who are transgender or are other-gender. Trans, nonbinary & questioning only."

So I wondered whether it might be worthwhile to consider transforming the Transgender forum into the LGBTQ forum. It would still be a forum for trans individuals to post in. But it would open it up to others in the LGBTQ community as well. I know there is an LGBT club. But, of course, that's only available to club members. And it doesn't seem to be particularly active either at present. Anyway, this was just a thought... something I thought I would put out there for consideration. Thanks for reading!
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I think that's a great idea....! Any objections?
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I'm not part of the LGBTQ community but I think it's a great idea!
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I personally want and need this to be a thing.

Great idea, Skeezyks!
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One thing I'm not sure about with regard to this is whether the acronym "LGBTQ" is sufficiently all-inclusive or if, perhaps, it might leave someone out. It would be good to hear from some members who are knowledgeable with regard to if "LGBTQ" would be an appropriate title for the forum (assuming that is the way it might be titled were the change to be implemented) or if there is some better, more appropriate option.
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I'd personally rather see LGBTQIA or LGBT+ so it obviously includes intersex and asexual individuals who tend to get erased and excluded frequently in otherwise accepting spaces. I don't know about how it is in this forum, but I know a lot of ace, demi, and gray-sexual people.
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Good idea. I personally think adding the plus would suffice since it indicates inclusivity to all sexual orientations and the like instead of just adding every letter imaginable.
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Thanks for offering your perspectives... much appreciated!
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Iíve heard the term QUILTBAG and you could always add a + to it too. I just think itís a cute version of the longer acronym.
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Iíve heard the term QUILTBAG and you could always add a + to it too. I just think itís a cute version of the longer acronym.
Thanks... actually I see the change has already occurred!
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