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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 06:29 PM
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579. Personally...
...I think you have offered one olive branch too many, for many LGBTer's that used to roam the DU halls, myself included.

The way I see it, 2008 was just the straw that broke the camels back. Homophobia has been ripe here on DU since day one. I remember a lot of us LGBTer's requesting rule changes for more protection against the homophobic onslaught we were facing.

I also remember being told more times than I can count that LGBT needs were not so important, that we just needed to get a Democrat in the big chair first. Yeah? Well that time came and what happened? More homophobic shit, and once again we were being asked to take a step back, that now was not the time.

As far as I am concerned, the homophobic shit was allowed to go on for far too long, and the wedge that came between the LGBT community and others is just far too wide to ever be repaired.

As much as you want to try, Skinner, I don't think there will ever be room for an LGBT community here on DU that doesn't have to face direct or stealth homophobia.

Do I miss DU? Every day, but not enough to put myself through the crap that I know goes on here. Sorry Skinner!

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