1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I want your opinions!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mpanagias, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. deepwaters7

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Woodstock, Ontario
    Gender:
    Male
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    Out Status:
    Some people
    I'm gonna be honest, I stopped to think, but I'd say no
     
  2. Ruby Dragon

    Full Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    4,667
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    South Africa
    Gender:
    Female
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    Chiroptera summed up what I wanted to say perfectly. :thumbsup:
     
  3. annieonmymind

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    new hampshire
    100% agree. was gonna write this word for word, lol
     
  4. matt4907

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Gender:
    Male (trans*)
    Sexual Orientation:
    Straight
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    No, I'm proud of who I am and I wouldn't change that even though it can be hard at times.
     
  5. zappa

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Iowa
    No. I would like to erase homophobes, but I'm sure everybody here agrees on that one.
     
  6. MaoKingofcats

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Fairbanks, AK
    Gender:
    Male (trans*)
    Sexual Orientation:
    Other
    Out Status:
    Some people
    Nah I love who I am and besides I also love the diversity we have nowadays.
     
  7. Eyerene

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2017
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alberta
    I personally see no point in removing different sexualities or identities even if I could.

    However, I would certainly choose to erase homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, etc. We shouldn't change ourselves to suit the ideals of others. Other people should change their views of us, or otherwise mind their own business.
     
    #27 Eyerene, Mar 21, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 21, 2017
  8. dvxqnc

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2017
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    01010111 01000001
  9. Wolfwing

    Full Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2016
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    Out Status:
    Some people
    Well it depends because if I removed it I'd be removing a natural population control, but negative things such as homophobia would go away. Though I'd be getting rid of a variation that occurs naturally in humans and animals, and it'd be one that on it's own isn't inherently harmful to the individual or the species as a whole. So really I would have to look all the positives of keeping it and all the negatives of keeping, and if the negatives outweigh the positives, then I'd most likely get rid of it. Though I'd keep it if the positives outweigh the negatives, which is currently how it seems.
     
    #29 Wolfwing, Mar 21, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
  10. AuroraBorealis

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.
    Gender:
    Female
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Some people
    No, I love being gay
     
  11. Daydreamer1

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    11,541
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Gender:
    Male (trans*)
    Sexual Orientation:
    Other
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    LGBT related bigotry, yes. No doubt. But the embodiment of who we are, hell no. I'm proud of who I am and I wouldn't change if for the world.
     
  12. Embi

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2016
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    Gender:
    Female
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    A few people
    Nope. It's natural and normal. But I'd erase hate and intolerance in a heartbeat.
     
  13. eMei

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2015
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Anglia
    Gender:
    Male
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    No. The LGBT are so much more 'awake' than your average Joe.
     
  14. Blackrainbow

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2016
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edinburgh, UK
    Gender:
    Female
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Some people
    I'd say no regardless, but why would removing homosexuality, transexuality etc., make the world a better place? I mean you could argue that no one would be subject to abuse because of their sexuality or gender identity, but therein does not lie the problem. Humanity easily lapses in to xenophobia, which leads to bigotry, which leads to discrimination, but by making everyone the same in any respect, nothing would challenge this tendency. Essentially nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
  15. Micki B

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas
    Gender:
    Female
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    I would erase the labels that come with sexual and gender orientation, for sure. Labels only divide us all.

    Micki

    ---------- Post added 24th Mar 2017 at 05:34 AM ----------

    Awake and I feel so much more alive than when I was still in hiding. I wouldn't give that up for anything.

    Micki
     
  16. biAnnika

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    5,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northeastern US
    Gender:
    Female
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    Erase it? Like get rid of homosexuals and transpeople?? Or like "magically transform the world so that homosexuals and transpeople never existed?"

    My answer to both questions would be no. The first is a no-brainer, but the second requires more thought.

    First, I think the world needs *more* diversity of humans and not less.

    But more importantly, we all face challenges in this world. If you weren't gay or trans, you would still have major problems...it's just that your biggest problems would be different in nature. And you know what you'd be posting? You'd be posting "I want your opinion: if you could erase <whatever your biggest problem is> would you do it?" The moment we stop facing challenge is the day we start dying. So no...don't go down the path of trying to *eliminate* or erase your challenges...instead, try to go down the path of embracing your challenges! Whether that means overcoming the challenge, or leaning into experiencing it, or mitigating it, or whatever. But you'll always have challenge, or you won't be here much longer.
     
  17. Browncoat

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    11,330
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Zefram Cochrane's hometown.
    Gender:
    Other
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    If I ever had that kind of power I'd just make everyone bisexual.
     
  18. Awkward32

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2015
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    London
    Gender:
    Male
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    No, it's part of evolution, we shouldn't be messing with it.
     
  19. Qwertuvle

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2016
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Glendive, MT
    Gender:
    Male
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
  20. Andrew99

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013
    Messages:
    12,303
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Arizona
    Gender:
    Male
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    Out Status:
    Some people
    Diversity is our strength!