Im not gay, but I do respect people and their choices. Im mixed race and have encountered racism on this site. Not only racism, but homophobic people, people who try to bring you down, 40-50 year olds arguing with teens. I dont really find all of this to be healthy, and considering its all in the GAG community, there's nothing to do other than leave this site behind. Im sure im not the only one that has thought about leaving because of this. But based on my 2 years of being here, I've always accountered some form of abuse, wether it was from a comment, or a comment related to my picture. I used to be bullied so I dont take shit from anyone now, could this be the reason why im thinking about turning away from this site?
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Could be but, what you're experiencing here is a hyper concentrated version of life which is often perceived from one of many different point of views. One such point of view could be this site is one of the truest means of expressing your right to freedom of speech. Another perspective could be one that people hide behind the safety, anonymity, protection, and distance that the internet ultimately provides. Either way, what members have to consider and too often fail to realize is that if someone posts a question here the reality is despite the personal views of the poster, they are in fact asking EVERY member for their respective and subjective opinions; its a public forum and that is disclosed in the terms of agreement upon signing up for membership. So, to take offense with others for expressing their personal opinions about you, your posts, or the posts of others on a public forum is a bit unrealistic and even hypocritical. It sounds as though you are someone who feels as though EVERYONE deserves to be treated equally and for that I commend you as you are spot on! However, you must consider that by TRULY believing in such rights means that you are not only advocating for the rights of every ethnicity and sexual preference but also support the rights of those who disagree with you as well. So to say that you want to leave because someone disagrees with you ultimately means that you are in fact giving up on your very own beliefs.1