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New to the EC!

Discussion in 'The Welcome Lounge' started by Orange Jules, Jun 7, 2024.

  1. Orange Jules

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    Hi there! My name is Jules. I use they/them and he/him pronouns, either works. I identify as bisexual, while my gender identity is much more nebulous and I'm figuring it out- I'm primarily here to gain confidence and maybe get some encouragement from others about exploring my gender. I hope to find a few good friends, but i can't guarantee I'll be super active! Thank you all regardless.
     
  2. quebec

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    Orange Jules…..Hello and a big LGBTQIA+ welcome to Empty Closets! :old_smile: I can remember the first post that I made on EC. I was desperate for help and I got the help that night that I so needed. I hope that we can help you in the same way that I received help. The most important thing to remember about Empty Closets is that we do care about you! We're very glad that you found us here on EC and hope that we can answer questions, give you support and provide a place to vent (as long as it's not violent! :old_wink: ) when that becomes necessary! This is a safe community of loving, caring and very supportive people and we will do our best to help you blend into the community.

    *****There are 18 different sub-forums here that you can check out, join in the conversations or start your own thread/conversation. When I first joined Empty Closets I was in need of a lot of support and encouragement and I found it here…EC is a safe place. I hope that you'll find good things here too! Folks here will talk to you and share...you don't have to be afraid of asking questions...we're glad to have you! Empty Closets is all about making connections and giving LGBTQ folks a voice when they otherwise don't have one in their day-to-day lives. :old_cool:

    Some info on how to navigate EC: :old_confused:
    When you have made at least 10 posts on various threads you will be able to post messages on a member's Profile Page. Just click on a member's Avatar Picture and then click on "Profile Page" in the dialogue box that pops up. You'll then be on their Profile Page and there will be a box that says: "Write Something”. When you have been on EC for a few weeks and have made at least 50 posts on various forums, you can apply for Full Membership. Only A Full Member can send Private Messages (PM) and then only to other Full Members and share personal contact info. Right now you can only send a PM to a Staff Member as that is always possible. Here is a quote from the Full Membership information forum:

    *****To be eligible you must be a member of Empty Closets for a minimum of two weeks, and have a minimum of 50 posts. These posts must be across numerous forums (Fun & Games does not contribute to post count), and consistently posted across a minimum of two weeks. You wouldn't be eligible, for example, if you registered, had no activity for two weeks, and then returned to post 50 times on your 14th day of membership.

    *****Well, as I said, we're very glad you found us! :old_big_grin: If you have any questions at all, you can send me a Private Message as you can always send a staff member a Private Message.

    …..David :gay_pride_flag:
     
  3. Orange Jules

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    Thank you so much for the run down! I appreciate it so much!
     
  4. Chillton

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    welcome. After I joined EC I found everything you are looking for and so will you! :slight_smile:
     
  5. Orange Jules

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    Thank you! I appreciate it!
     
  6. Chip

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    Hi, Jules! Welcome! Hope you find the community useful and enjoyable! Feel free to dive in, ask questions, get to know peeps here!
     
  7. Mirko

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    Hi there, and welcome to the community. I hope you will find it to be helpful and be able to build the encouragement to explore your gender identity.
     
  8. thefairmind

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    Warm Welcome here. Connecting with others who are in the same boat is what makes this community special. .
    We're excited about the conversations and experiences we'll share.