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Why did you join this website?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ScottRhys, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. ScottRhys

    ScottRhys Guest

    Just curious to find out.

    I joined because of a guy who told me he liked me just randomly ditching me, not opening any of my messages... I wanted advice. :slight_smile:

    How about you?
     
  2. Lance

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    As a fully out and happy gay person I wanted to help others and offer insight to those that may be struggling. I also joined to be apart of a LGBT community since I don't have any of those people in real life. It keeps me sane, lol.
     
  3. NoXsOrOs

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    Sanity reasons, the support here is extraneous and you get to meet some of the most awesome people out there.. who don't judge you, like so many do nowadays.
     
  4. mirkku

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    ^ This - perfectly worded!

    I used to be part of LGBT help associations and hotlines in France, but since moving to Finland, not so much. This country is pretty accepting, in comparison. I have moved my fight toward helping trans* people now, as they are still struggling here, but there is never a limit to the moral help you can spread around so yup, here I am. :slight_smile:
     
  5. AmyBee

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    I just want to communicate with cool people who are in the family as it were! There aren't a lot who speak my language here and my straight friends are supportive but don't really get it.
     
  6. redonkulous

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    I joined to try to be social/make friends, which is going okay so far. I'm no social butterfly, so I've only talked to a few people here but I haven't met/seen anyone I didn't like. I also like being a part of this worldwide LGBT community, it makes me want to try and be a part of the LGBT community irl
     
  7. MaskedPersona

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    I joined because this seemed like an awesome community. I also joined to get some insight on things and communicate with the people here.
     
  8. ScottRhys

    ScottRhys Guest

    I'll be your friend :slight_smile: I'm so friendless at the moment!

    ---------- Post added 26th Jun 2016 at 01:14 PM ----------

    Haha, you got that right! The amount of degrading people I've met who look badly on this kinda stuff is ridiculous! My family included. Makes me think that If I ever man up enough to come out then my family won't be very supportive.
     
  9. Matto_Corvo

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    I joined because I was questioning my gender and needed advice.
    There aren't any trans support groups in my city. The closest one is an hour away so I can't really make it to them
     
  10. Embi

    Embi Guest

    I joined because I was in the closet and needed advice and because I wanted to help others as well. Also because I don't know any lgbt+ person and therefore don't have anybody to talk to who truly understands me.
     
  11. crystalbal

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    I joined to feel more accepting of my sexuality and also make friends. :slight_smile:
     
  12. Jellal

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    I needed some form of communication with people who felt the way I did, who actually understand.
     
  13. Teach1

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    I joined after lurking for a very long time. At 42, I have decided to come out after being in a hetero marriage for 17 years. The advice that I have received here has made that process easier.
     
  14. peterw78165

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    I joined EC so that I could provide support to my fellow LGBTQ+ brethren.
     
  15. Hawk

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    I was questioning my gender and needed advice.
     
  16. Libertino

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    Because I'm not straight and no one I know in real life has any clue. I wanted a site where I could talk to people who are in the same boat.
     
  17. thepandaboss

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    I was trying to figure out my gender and needed to be around people in my boat (note, thepandaboss isn't my first account. I was Memphis and then Dr. Winchester but had to delete my first account).

    I came back because I missed you all.
     
  18. rudysteiner

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    I was really struggling with trying to come out, but I knew I had to soon or I'd explode. I joined the site, got used to using it, knew there was a network of intelligent, supporting individuals who would be able to help me and offer me advice if everything went pear-shaped, and in January I finally came out to my mum, but have made a couple friends on here who I couldn't bear to leave, so I guess I'm stuck here!
     
  19. bookreader

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    I joined because I wanted to get to know everyone and I also needed advice.
     
  20. kibou97

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    I was going crazy about what my sexuality was and desperately wanted help. I still have small bits of doubt popping up but I think that's normal and it's nowhere near as bad as when I first joined.