View Full Version : My name is Nora
09-24-2006, 05:14 PM
I am 64 yrs old and just coming out. My partner Ellen and I attended Mel's lecture at The Center in San Diego and thru it I found this site and forums.
We are still unpacking as we just moved from Los Angeles area and are now trying to consolidate 4 houses into one. My mom died last year in Feb. and Ellen's this year in Jan. We have more pets ours and inherited and a vow not to replace any that get called by their maker.
I appears that there are not to many women involved and posting, but until we all become one community we will continue to be easy targets. First step is to eliminate our own fragmentation. Labels are just that labels and have NO soul force. We need to stop being egocentric and be supportive of our community and each other.
We need to really read the book Religion Gone Bad and learn from the enemy what makes 35% of them convince the rest and move with their agenda.
Are we persuasive? Do we have a common Agenda? At any rate I think you know a bit more about me.:love:
09-24-2006, 06:00 PM
Hi Nora, welcome (officially) to the forum! :) Thanks for the introduction.
Not too many women posting here? Well, there's several of us that usually post with regularity - let's see if I can do this without leaving someone out. . .: me, Zimnah, Vanessa, Mia, Beth, Lydia, young Jennifer, and Tdogg.
I am about halfway thru Religion Gone Bad, and find it a good outline of what tactics the opposition has so successfully been using, and also good for putting each step of their actions into perspective along a broader timescale.
As has often been pointed out, there is too much fragmentation in the gay community, but I think you may find this forum to be an exception to that generality. There are many inspired/inspiring people posting here, some actively involved with SF direct actions, many others of us off doing our own thing for the good of the larger community (or at least, trying our best to :p ) and we have been a source of tremendous encouragement, inspiration, and support for one another.
Condolences on the recent loss you and your partner have experienced. And best wishes as you move on, getting the home (s?) settled. Glad to have you around!
09-24-2006, 09:12 PM
It is good to hear that you seem to have found a set of forums that appeal to you. Yes, we have many women who post here, but (fortunately) they are not nearly as long-winded as some of us guys, now and then.
Wonderful (mostly) women chatter? Try this.
Or check out the Equality Riders, young people of both sexes who have gone out into the world to work for some of that respect.
Or Gay into Straight America, two women who have done much the same thing.
Our agenda? As (mostly) Christian LGBT folk, we all want to work together to promote and encourage love and respect for ALL of God's children.
To get a better feel for who we are, cruise the threads, and read the posts. I have met some wonderful people here. And oh, yeah, many of those here use obscure names, or even letter/number designations that don't tell much about their identity, or gender. Like tdogg, maybe. So check us out, and come back and meet the people.
Peace and Love, Bruce Chris
10-06-2006, 02:44 PM
10-06-2006, 02:51 PM
Thank you Lydia for the welcome. Not to change the subject but did anyone see NBC's ER:Someone to Love last night October 5th. I applaud their courage to carry on with their programing and show a very positive and tender portrail of homosexuals at this time when it is not the politicaly correct way to show the positive. Anyone knows how to send Kudos? We should thank them. :)
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