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Discussion in 'The Welcome Lounge' started by BillyRay, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. BillyRay

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    Hi,

    I'm Billy and I'm a trans guy. Or at least I'm pretty sure I am. I've known for a while that I'm not a girl and have tried a few different nonbinary labels but none of them felt right. To be honest I've been avoiding the sentence "I am male" since...well middle school probably.
    I joined this forum to kind of experiment with a male name and pronouns before I come out to anyone in the real world. I also enjoy meeting other people in the lgbtq community as they are some of the nicest people on earth.

    A few facts about me: I enjoy writing and English so much that I'm majoring in those things at college. I collect old comic books, my favorite series being Jughead. I also collect Nancy Drew books because she's awesome (may have had a tiny crush on her in middle school). Right now I'm thinking about adopting a dog because there are so many who could use a good home and I could use some company (living alone is hard).

    So yeah, that's a quick intro to Billy Ray. Oh! One last thing, I didn't pick the name Billy Ray because of Billy Ray Cyrus (though ironically my mom says his song "achy breaky heart" was my favorite as a toddler). I picked it because those are the middle names of two family members who I look up to and strive to be like.
     
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    Welcome, I wouldn't worry about labels, just be who you are.
     
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    Hello Billy! EC is a great place to be yourself and talk with others going through similar life events. If you haven't already, check out "Gender Identity and Expression" subforum. I hope your studies are going well during the pandemic! Writing and English seems to be good fits for remote learning.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
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    BillyRay.....Hello and a great big LGBTQ+ welcome to Empty Closets! There is a subforum here on EC that is titled "Gender Identity and Expression". If you post there I think you'll find people who will understand how you feel and will be able to offer support and understanding! We are so glad that you have found us here on Empty Closets!

    .....David :gay_pride_flag:
     
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    Where is everybody?
     
  8. quebec

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    Hey Old Dog.....We are right here! :old_smile:
    .....David :gay_pride_flag:
     
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    Thanks David
     
  10. quebec

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    @Old Dog.....I was just thinking about my answer yesterday and I've got a better one for today! :old_smile: "We are here, we are queer and we won't disappear!" :old_big_grin:. That was kinda just for fun...but it is true! Have a greaaaat Day!
    .....Daivd :gay_pride_flag:
     
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