Out to Build Bridges


Out to Build Bridges

This is a LGBTQ+ group.  All men are encouraged to join, including straight men.

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: 44
Latest Activity: Sep 25

Discussion Forum

Men touching men

Started by Paul MacAlindin. Last reply by Michael J. K. Sep 25. 18 Replies

Interesting theme, hugging. Here's that story about two hetero American high school students who were told to either hold hands for an hour publicly, or be suspended for fighting:…Continue

Tags: touching, hugging

Expositions: Letting Others Know About Your Orientation

Started by Milo Morris. Last reply by Salt Dragon Aug 14. 9 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

What Would It Take?

Started by Ian Wilson. Last reply by Salt Dragon Aug 11. 14 Replies

In those corners of our society (societies) where there is a rift, or canyon even, between the straight and non-straight folks... what would it take to bridge that gap?Continue


Started by Ian Wilson. Last reply by David Johns May 29. 30 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

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Comment by Aelfred on August 7, 2015 at 9:01pm
I have decided not to come out to my parents. not yet anyway, I'm just not going to worry about it, since they assume I'll never be dating any women anyway
Comment by Michael J. K. on August 2, 2015 at 3:31am

hope all is well with everyone

hugs to everyone here

Comment by Milo Morris on June 28, 2015 at 10:03am

I'm glad to see that coming out to people is working out well for you so far.

Comment by Aelfred on June 27, 2015 at 11:01pm
I am still friends with my brother in law, despite outing myself to him last year. I told a few more co workers and one of my bosses from work last night. I'm glad to be out of the closet
Comment by Aelfred on June 4, 2015 at 8:08pm
I have still not come out of the closet to my parents yet, at the moment there is no need to, but I am satisfied with the way I finally told my sister and best friend in the past year
Comment by Milo Morris on May 21, 2015 at 9:00am

Hey Michael. Lots going on in RL as the concert season draws to a close, and I'm nearing the end of my securities licensing.

Comment by Ian Wilson on May 21, 2015 at 8:41am

thanks Michael.  it has been too quiet here, but i've been so busy with work and life and all to try to stir up discussions.

Comment by Michael J. K. on May 20, 2015 at 4:10pm

hope all is well with everyone here hugs

Comment by Aelfred on March 29, 2015 at 10:55pm
Welcome thisguypeter.
Comment by Aelfred on March 22, 2015 at 10:21pm
Coming out to my closest friend hasn't affected our friendship at all. I felt a lot better having told him, as for my parents I doubt they'll ever find out since they won't react well

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