Out to Build Bridges

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Out to Build Bridges

This is a GSRM (Gender Sexual Romantic Minorities or LGBTQ+) group.  But And straight men and cis-men are encouraged to join as well.

However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled.  

The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities.  This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered.  And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.

Debate is expected, but this is for building up bridges not tearing down people.

Main rule: don't be a jerk.

Members: 37
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Bisexuality

Started by Ian Wilson. Last reply by sebenza Nov 14. 15 Replies

just going to throw this out there...this is not specifically directed at any comment, but i wanting to speak against some common myths that irk me when i hear them.for a bisexual, bisexuality is not…Continue

Expositions: Letting Others Know About Your Orientation

Started by Milo Morris. Last reply by Milo Morris Nov 8. 4 Replies

I started this thread so that sexual minorities here at AoM have a place to discuss coming out. From what I have experienced, there are as many different ways to make a disclosure about one's sexual…Continue

So what is the point of all this?

Started by Ian Wilson. Last reply by Satanist Dan Oct 2. 122 Replies

(when discussions flourish in the group comment sections, things get hard to follow.  so i am "moving" it here.)WBP:Off topic but how is this group working out? Interesting someone like Jack Bauer…Continue

Lifestyles

Started by David Johns. Last reply by Ian Wilson Sep 17. 1 Reply

Whenever I can after hearing persons talk about the "gay lifestyle," I share my take on the "straight lifestyle": When talking about the "straight lifestyle," who are you talking about, Hugh Hefner…Continue

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Comment by Michael Bucklein on November 13, 2014 at 8:21pm

Pardon me, but how did I become a member of this group? Can people add you to a group that they would like to include you in? I don't mind - just trying to figure out how the site works. Thanks.

Comment by Michael J. K. on November 13, 2014 at 4:56pm

hugs to everyone in the group

Comment by Will on November 13, 2014 at 11:16am

You guys are cracking me up!

Comment by Andrew on November 13, 2014 at 10:26am

All the homo!

Comment by Ian Wilson on November 12, 2014 at 9:32pm

Shane, i love your attitude.  i'd give ya a hug if geography wasn't an issue.  (no homo).... ok, maybe a little homo.

Comment by Henry II on November 11, 2014 at 7:37pm
I felt like I needed to come out of the closet to the world
Comment by Shane on November 11, 2014 at 7:32pm
I was goofin some, but it is a serious question for me. Seems about like telling a blind guy your ethnicity. Maybe I'm unique in my complete lack of care regarding y'all's sexuality. But, I don't want to be inadvertently impolite.
Comment by Ian Wilson on November 11, 2014 at 7:16pm

on a more serious note about "protocol": it should be noted that when someone comes out to you it is a sign of trust usually and that shouldn't be taken lightly.  some straight people say they don't see the point in the coming out process.  but it is often empowering for the person to come out.  it is them being true to themselves.  it is them declaring that they are one of the minorities that are so hated in the world.

sometimes we come out for the attention.  sometimes we do it to filter out friends and enemies.  sometimes we do it be authentic.  and sometimes we do it to support others of our kind, to show people that we are everywhere in very ordinary places.

Comment by Ian Wilson on November 11, 2014 at 7:11pm

i get what Andrew means, how someones says they've known all along or suspected something.  no one likes to be a foregone conclusion, to be reduced to a flat character.

Comment by Walter B. Pewen on November 11, 2014 at 1:52pm

The work was started for you, Harvey Milk, San Francisco, 1978. Just complete the job.

 

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Steve Dallas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
"Per your last paragraph. No, misreading does not make one smart. I am saying that you are attempting to make an intelligent argument by doing the very same thing. You are trying to lump everyone into a tidy entity in order to make an over-arching…"
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Shane replied to Shane's discussion Secret Lives of Men in the group The Great Debate
"It probably was a snake which frightened your sister. And you probably killed a rat. Philosophers. You recall a time you couldn't read?"
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Steve Dallas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
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Steve Dallas replied to Shane's discussion Secret Lives of Men in the group The Great Debate
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Steve Dallas replied to Vytautas's discussion What Do We Learn From History?
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49 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Shane's discussion Secret Lives of Men in the group The Great Debate
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