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Response to Zorra (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:00 PM

8. Please, don't post anything that may be insulting/degrading to the LGBT community.

This is a group, not a forum. Groups often serve as safe havens for members who share similar interests and viewpoints. Individuals who post messages contrary to our group's stated purpose can be excluded from posting in this group.

Statement of Purpose: A group for LGBT DUers and allies. All topics of interest to the LGBT community are welcome.

To all the sincere DU members posting here, you are so very welcome to share in our group. We are open to discussing a wide variety of ideas, and are sincerely grateful for your support of the LGBT community.

Please, if you are not significantly experienced with LGBT issues, try to understand that there are some folks outside the LGBT community who do not realize the extent and magnitude of the bigotry that all of of the individuals who comprise the LGBT community have encountered. There are also a number of people outside of the LGBT community that do not realize the extent to which anti-LGBT bigotry and language have become enculturated within the general non-LGBT culture.

If there is something that you wish to post and discuss here, please first consider what is written in the above paragraph, and be as sensitive to that as possible when you post in our group. We all want to avoid any misunderstandings to the greatest degree possible.

Thanks.

To malicious intruders:

Be aware that all members of this group are very sensitive to, and experienced with, subtle anti-LGBT posters. If you are a bigot, and you believe that you are so clever that you can get away with posting childish messages containing language, ideas, scenarios, questions, etc., intended as subtle insults to the LGBT community, think again.

We will recognize these types of posts for what they are immediately, and group hosts will block you from this group. Some of our hosts are also members of the MIR, the Malicious Intruder Response team.

If anyone posts here with the primary intention of asserting their right to free speech, and subsequently posts language or ideas that members of the LGBT community and/or LGBT allies find offensive, they will most likely be blocked from this group.

Once again: This is a group, not a forum. Groups often serve as safe havens for members who share similar interests and viewpoints. Individuals who post messages contrary to this group's stated purpose can be excluded from posting in this group.

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Group Hosts are assigned either by the DU Administrators, or by other Hosts of that group. Group Hosts have the following abilities: 1) They can lock threads which they believe violate the group's stated purpose; 2) they can pin threads to the top of the group; 3) they may completely block out members whom they believe are not adhering to the group's purpose;

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Zorra Jan 2012 OP
Zorra Jan 2012 #1
mitchtv Jan 2012 #2
unclesammysays Oct 2013 #12
mitchtv Oct 2013 #13
Fearless Jan 2012 #3
closeupready Feb 2012 #4
kiernen143 Feb 2012 #5
AnotherDreamWeaver Mar 2012 #6
fightthegoodfightnow Apr 2012 #7
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Zorra Apr 2012 #8
BillStein Apr 2012 #9
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #10
DryRain Jan 2013 #11
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