Questions tagged [lgbt+]

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How best to come out to socially conservative (and religious) family members?

Some background: I have a small number of close family members, and all of them (apart from my siblings) are socially conservative (ranging from quite socially conservative, to very socially ...
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Responding to my mom's remarks about my love life when she refuses to accept/acknowledge it

Background I'm the only child in a religious, conservative family. We do not see eye to eye on many current events, as they often only watch a single (biased) news source, and stand their ground on ...
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How to ask/find out if people are interested in LGBT dating/relationships?

It's a fact that the majority of people are heterosexual. So if I meet a person, I first assume that he/she is heterosexual. How can I ask a person of the same gender out, if I don't know if the ...
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How to ask a new friend about his sexuality?

A few weeks ago, I met a guy, and we started a friendship. We're still getting to know each other, but as time passes I have more and more reasons to believe he has different interests than I (a ...
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How can I explain to others that I'm not comfortable with the word 'queer'?

As an individual who is not okay with the word 'queer' being used to describe me, what is the most socially acceptable and sensitive way to communicate that to individuals who are? To rephrase - if ...
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How to get a close relative to stop disrespecting LGBT people in random conversations without starting any argument/fight?

I have a close immediate relative who has a habit of making derogatory/sarcastic/rude remark about LGBT people. He doesn't say this to their face but behind their back or makes remarks about LGBT ...
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How to respond to questions at family holiday gatherings without making the asker uncomfortable about my sexuality?

Tis the season for social obligation... Unfortunately for some this leads to some awkward and uncomfortable situations. How do you navigate family holiday parties when many family members are ...
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How can I turn down requests for a relationship without causing undue hurt?

I am a 15-year-old aromantic asexual (that's the closest description I could come up with anyway). People at school say I'm really attractive; I've had four people ask me out in two weeks and my ...
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How can I correct my family's use of language related to LGBT+ issues without making them uncomfortable?

How can I correct my family's use of language related to LGBT+ issues without making them uncomfortable? I recently "came out" as queer, or more specifically somewhat pansexual¹, to two more members ...
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What pronoun to use when talking about a transgender person's past?

I have an old friend who recently came out as transgender. We have a very healthy relationship in general, but I often find myself wondering if I should mention his past (before he came out) and, if I ...
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How to deflect awkward questions when shopping for women's clothing as a man?

This is going to be a bit of weird question, but I don't know how to deal with this anymore. I'm an Indian guy who's recently immigrated to Britain for college. I'm also very, how to put this, ...
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How do I let someone I'm romantically interested in know I think we wouldn't work out because I am not straight?

Background: I was born female and I am hetero-romantic, but I'm starting to think that I might be both asexual and agender. I have always been uncomfortable with the idea that I am "supposed" to look, ...
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How do you avoid conflict with zealots?

I've been dealing with a rather uncomfortable situation for the last few days... To understand it best it's probably better to start from the beginning. I was raised in a very traditional, but rather ...
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How can I talk with my older cousin about his sexuality?

I came out for my family about 6 months ago. I was 23 at the time, and everyone was shocked. They have a very limited mind about those things: asking me if I'll be dressing like a girl, if I want to ...
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How should I address a drag queen?

I've been invited to a night out with a few friends and we're going to a drag show! Something that I've never done before but I am excited about. I believe that there will be other drag queens ...
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My friend doesn't react well to my sexuality

I am an openly gay teenager who lives in the UK. I recently came out to one of my childhood friends, after having very positive responses from my current friend group and people my age. However, that ...
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So, my boss is teaching a class “about transgenders” [closed]

So, my boss is teaching a class "about transgenders"... My boss mentioned at a staff meeting today that she would be teaching a class "about transgenders" at an upcoming industry conference. To be ...
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How do I avoid / minimise hurtful reactions when revealing information at work?

I work in office environments as a web developer. I also perform as a drag queen as a hobby and spend time advocating for LGBT rights. On past occasions, usually to direct lines of questioning that ...

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