Forums - General Discussion - The LGBT thread (Revisited)

It would be nice that this thread was supportive,positive and just people talking about their experiences instead of people going at eachother like in the more political threads.I mean, let there be one place for people to just focus on constructive things,enough flaming and baiting already in other places on this site for self-gratification.

Other threads can be made for the more conflicting manners imo.



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Count me amongst the allies! Nice to see this thread come back. I remember when the LGBT scene was pretty lively on the site. I think a thread like this will really add to the sense of community in the forums.



iceland said:
Gay

And I have to say I was extremely insulted when I got a straight dating ad on this site, like know your audience vgc

I blame @Ryuu96

Runa216 said:
Ryuu96 said:

Let's ignore this straight pride nonsense, user has been banned from the thread, anyone else derailing the thread with nonsense or looking to cause trouble will also be swiftly dealt with, we want this thread to be a nice place for the LGBT community to socialise in.

Awww, I bet he's off in his corner whining about how his first amendment rights are being trampled on, horrendously missing the point and failing to understand what Free Speech actually is! 

Are we allowed to talk about particularly explicit material in this thread? or just to talk about general LGBT stuff. Like, I'm asexual (as in I don't enjoy sex) but I love sexual gratification. It's complicated, but it implies some really weird kinks and behaviours that many might find strange, especially for someone considered to be asexual. 

Don't reveal anything you're not comfortable with discussing in detail (especially if it isn't something that isn't necessarily common.) Try to keep it within the realm of SFW because I want this thread to be available for everyone that would like to be in here. No images or videos that go against the general rules of the site. But if your writing is overtly sexual or otherwise breaks any other rule, please hide them behind a spoiler tag. 

That being said, everyone needs to try to remain respectful as best as possible. No kink shaming or baiting with responses. Also, if things get heated in here, just report it to a mod, try not to engage.  (This last sentence moreso has to do with the events that happened earlier in this thread, not aimed at you Runa.)



I just updated the list in the OP, if I forgot to put your name down, please lemme know and I'll fix it.



axumblade said:
iceland said:
Gay

And I have to say I was extremely insulted when I got a straight dating ad on this site, like know your audience vgc

I blame @Ryuu96

Runa216 said:

Awww, I bet he's off in his corner whining about how his first amendment rights are being trampled on, horrendously missing the point and failing to understand what Free Speech actually is! 

Are we allowed to talk about particularly explicit material in this thread? or just to talk about general LGBT stuff. Like, I'm asexual (as in I don't enjoy sex) but I love sexual gratification. It's complicated, but it implies some really weird kinks and behaviours that many might find strange, especially for someone considered to be asexual. 

Don't reveal anything you're not comfortable with discussing in detail (especially if it isn't something that isn't necessarily common.) Try to keep it within the realm of SFW because I want this thread to be available for everyone that would like to be in here. No images or videos that go against the general rules of the site. But if your writing is overtly sexual or otherwise breaks any other rule, please hide them behind a spoiler tag. 

That being said, everyone needs to try to remain respectful as best as possible. No kink shaming or baiting with responses. Also, if things get heated in here, just report it to a mod, try not to engage.  (This last sentence moreso has to do with the events that happened earlier in this thread, not aimed at you Runa.)

It's alright, I have a reputation for writing about particularly taboo things. I get it. 



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Can't say I'm literally a gaymer, more like a bimer, but count me in!



As for an Intro... (And to try and get this thread heading in the right direction!)

Little bit about me: I am 34 years young from South Australia... I have been "out" since I was 14 years of age, which didn't go down as well as I had hoped at home or in various social circles, nor was it my choice to even come out, lots of drama involved with that... It is sadly a common theme in the LGBT community, especially those who came out in the 90's or earlier, times were more Homophobic, the Australian Prime Minister John Howard had just altered the marriage act to exclude LGBTQI people for example.

Haven't spoken to my parents since... But that is okay, water off a ducks back. No fucks to give.
Happy to say I am more successful in life than they ever were.

I am a massive supporter of Science, Evidence and Sound logic, Ergo; Climate Change, Evolution, Atheism is at the top of my list. - And as someone who loves a good debate, will debate these topics until blue in the face. You better bring your best pair of evidence underwear.

I am a Retained Firefighter and an Emergency Services Officer where I also do Marine Rescues and Vertical Rescues. - Also work in the health industry.
Future career wise I have applied for a position as a firefighter for the Australian Defense Force... Failing that, I will likely do another season as a project firefighter with the National Parks.. I will be doing either on top of my current Firefighting position which is paid on a per-job basis.

But in my downtime I am a gamer, I love gaming, it's the best outlet for me to forget about the real world and simply relax and unwind... But I am probably preaching to the already converted here on the vgchartz front.

My primary platform is of course the PC and it's the strategy titles that really tickles my pickle... But also own Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo consoles as well, which I really don't have any preferences for. (But I like to collect games, so there is that.)

At the moment game-wise I am building out my WiiU collection... As a console that is phased out and depreciated, it's a ripe time to collect for as the games and hardware are cheap.

And at the moment I am playing Pokemon Shield on the Nintendo Switch.

I also like cats.

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Yeah why not sounds fun.

I'm male, 23. Born and raised in Latin America, and I've been living in the US for the past 6 years. Moved here for college. Currently residing in the Northeast, but I'm probably going to the South or California soon. We'll see.
I was raised in a very socially conservative community. I'm talking about all-male, fully Catholic Elementary, Middle, and High School with mandatory weekly mass, PLUS Sunday mass with my family. DESPITE all of this, I never was particularly religious. No reason at all to be honest. It just was like that. I never was questioning, or sought to prove or disprove Catholicism, nor do I have a negative opinion of religion. It just never struck a chord with me. I have a lot of love and respect for my Catholic friends and family, but it's just not something innate in me. I'm just fairly detached and uninterested in religion as a whole, even though I enjoy some Catholic traditions.

Not out yet. Working on it. If I had to take a guess, I feel my family would stand with me if I told them. They're religious, and not very open-minded, but probably more open minded than the average person from where I was raised.

I'd say the thing is, growing up, I barely understood the concept of "gay" even existed, which clearly, caused a lot of confusion. It was a slow, prolonged realization. It fully hit me one day, and that's just been life since. There are actually a couple friends in the US who know, and I'm happy that people here are so open minded. Compared to friends back in my hometown, it really is quite a sharp contrast.

I'm a Nintendrone until the end and well beyond.

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You're all my dudes and dudettes and as a guy with a libertarian tinge (and actually bicurious myself) you got my support! Games are for everyone and everyone should feel welcome in the gaming community. We all deserve the joy and entertainment the medium brings us, that's a universal trait!

I know coming out is probably was not easy for many of you, and lord knows why some people actually think it's in any way their business to dictate their way of life over your own or have beef with it (mainly just a factor of some people stuck in their ways of hardcore religion these days I'd say). But it shows a strength and resilience to do so.



 

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I'm 29 years old from Puerto Rico, born and raised in a Catholic household with my grandmother being the central figure. Fortunately it was a welcoming and quite open-minded family, so bigotry and homophobia was not on their mind. It was kind of a struggle growing up with feelings towards the same sex while being a Catholic, but I couldn't hide it anymore. When I finally came out the day I turned 22, I told myself that if I'll have to be judged for it then so be it. I still consider myself Catholic, a very open-minded one.

I'm kinda out, only to my brother and my mother. She didn't seem to take the news too well. She didn't shout at me, or got angry at me or threw me out of the house, but she seemed to be in a state of total disbelief for several days, even trying to dissuade me out of it as if it was just a phase I was going through. I feel like she ignores my sexuality and placed my coming out moment on the back of her mind, but I still love her though. My brother? When I told him, he thought I was bi! He didn't mind at all.

Computing and gaming is my passion. I'm still green programming, but I really want to get out there. Gaming wise I started with the NES when I barely had the ability to hold a controller on my hands. Went to the SNES and fell in love with SMB3 and SMW even before owning the games myself. Memories of going to my mother's cousins house to play SM: All Stars still invade my mind. But then I moved to PS and Gran Turismo, which is where my affinity for vehicles and for the Sony consoles grew. Was a late bloomer with the N64, getting one in Christmas 2001. Got the PS2 next Christmas; I discovered more games, more genres I couldn't afford with the previous console. Because of that, it is the console I still hold on high regard over any other. Then came the PS3 on January 2009 and I stayed with it, even with its notable hiccups. And now, I'm on the PS4, mostly stuck playing PvE because for some reason PvP terrifies me. I've been conditioned to feel humiliation when I lose to another person. Maybe someday I'll be confident enough to play Apex Legends for more than 40 minutes at a time.

I partly learned English from school, with ingesting Closed Captioned programming being the key to success.

Sony pony to the death (or until Sony really, really, really, really fudges up).