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Thread: Nameberry & the LGBTQ+ Community
July 3rd, 2014 12:46 AM #16
I'm an ally. My cousin, who is very dear to me, is a lesbian and came out to our very-conservative extended family a few years ago. There are many others in the community I am blessed to call my friends.Mom to James Daniel (10) William Joseph (9), Elise Marie (8), and Zachary Allan (1)
#5, coming in mid-Sept 2015--TEAM BLUE!
Thomas (middle), Paul (vetoed), Henry (vetoed),
(Miles, Arthur, Samuel, Seth) = "meh"
Current short list: Andrew, George, Calvin, Theodore 'Teddy'
July 3rd, 2014 08:09 AM #18
100% ally and activist here! My closest friends are homossexual, and it made me very angry to think that they didn't have the same rights as me. In Brazil, gay marriage (converting stable union to marriage) was legalized in 2012/2013, but there is still work to do, specially concerning adoption, public opinion, and marriage that is not derived from stable union. Sadly, there are still some terrible cases of homophobia going on, and lots of daily subtle homophobic actions that don't catch people's attention, which for me are just as bad or even worse.
Narrow-minded people exist everywhere, but I'm happy we are making advances and proving they are not going to stop others from their civil rights!
Caroline. 22 year old from Brazil.
____ _ _ __Clara Genevieve | Louisa Peridot | Lydia Primrose | Vivian Lark | Marina Beatrix
____Henry Vale | Thomas Fox | James Valentine | Theodore Leaf | Alexander Tadhg
July 3rd, 2014 08:31 AM #20
July 3rd, 2014 08:35 AM #22
July 3rd, 2014 12:10 PM #24Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
I'm not one myself, but I consider myself an admirer (with the transgender population we've had some on here seeking advice on choosing a new name in the transition process, and I've used them as a point to defend my side when there was a debate over some name-change issues).