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Member Introductions

Just a place to introduce yourself as a new member, wave hello to everyone else.

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POLLS: Lesbians: How DO they behave, anyway?

(New thing we're doing. We'll start the topics for now. But if you have a good idea for a new poll, please email us!)

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The 'Water Cooler'

Random stuff . . . anything you'd like to share or discuss that doesn't particularly fit into the topics below ... a joke, a random problem, your personal life, something odd you saw today ...

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The Personals Side of Lesbotronic: Perplexing Profiles, Cans of Worms

We've experienced some "gray area" ethical and interpersonal dilemmas here, and we've decided to put them out to the community for feedback.

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Lesbians in the Media/News/Movies/TV

What portrayals have you recently seen? Did you applaud or cringe? How well are we being represented lately?

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Meeting New Women, Flirting 'Em Up

What sort of places do you go (other than lesbotronic :) ) to meet lesbian /gay/bi/queer/insert-preferred-label-here women, how do you pick a "target," what do you do?

(Please note: This forum is ABOUT the subject OF meeting new women and flirting. It's NOT the place to say, 'Hi, I'm new, flirt with me.' However, you could do that in Member Introductions up at the top.)

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BEST PLACES for Lesbians (and those that love them)

Recommend your favorite LOCAL haunts to other members, where to go when folks are in your town, etc. Locale-specific ?'s and event announcements go here too. (For general purpose non-expiring longer-term stuff, please see if whatever city already has a thread going and reply to that rather than starting another fresh one. Time-limited event announcements should have their own thread with a subject line worded as specifically as possible (where/when/what, etc.))

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Monogamy vs. Non-Monogamy and/or Polyamory

Serial monogamy vs. anything else, especially within the lesbian community. Making it work vs. watching it implode.

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Lesbian/Gay Weddings

Commitment ceremonies vs. state-sanctioned marriages vs. ... not.

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Sexual Identities (Lesbian/Dyke/Homo/Bi/Omnisexual/Pansexual/Queer/Trans)

What have you 'come out' as? Has your thinking about your identity changed over time?

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Butch & Femme

Adore these labels some use within the lesbian community? Despise them? Simply shrug your shoulders? Discuss?

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Spirituality/Religiosity and/or Being Lesbian/Queer

You must read the announcement in this forum before posting here.

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Famous Lesbians / Celebrity Gossip

What well-known women turn your crank? Are they . . . or aren't they?

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The Lesbian Bookworm

Books you like that reference the lesbian experience . . . your feelings about lesbian literature . . . specific articles you'd like to point us all toward . .. whatever!

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Transgender/Transsexual Issues

Deciding to transition, changes during, telling other people, how to be an ally to a trans-person.

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Queer Politics / Political Thought within the Lesbian or Queer Community

Issues, politics, news, elected officials, causes, etc.

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Coming Out / Homophobia

Have you had to 'come out' multiple times, or with more than one identity? What were your hopes/fears? Did they come true?

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Body Talk / Body Issues within the Lesbian/Bi/Queer/Trans Community

Size, shape, food, skin, health issues, work, hair, sex, changes, eating, play, culture, aging, judgment, modification, style, dis/abilities, in/visibility, in/accessibility ... or what did we leave out? Topics can be dealt with as both inside and outside the "lesbian community."

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Negotiating Relationships

Negotiating anger, jealousy, personal growth, betrayal, boundaries, communication, personal space, dealing with the friends and family of the other, finding social support when you are NOT looking for new "dates" (or whatever), whatever else may be your issue(s). Personal story to share? Advice to ask for or give? Step right up.

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Relationship Dealbreakers

Some folks confine their concerns to felony convictions and illegal drug addictions, while others get annoyed if a date ends a sentence with a preposition. Do YOU have any that are relatively specific? Have you ever rejected or been rejected over something a lot of folks find insignificant? Share and compare.

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Dating Disastrously

Ever been on a date that started reasonably enough with a reasonable-seeming person . . . but then (insert horror movie music here). Could be a first date or something that went horribly awry in an ongoing relationship. Disaster daters can share the quirky, the disturbing, or the certifiably disturbed. Others can share support or survival tips.

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Issues Specific to Lesbian / Queer Women of Color

The intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation - living in society (queer and otherwise) as a queer woman of color.

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Older & Wiser

Yes, age IS just a number, but as our number increases hopefully we learn a few things along the way. Here's a forum in which the O&W can commune. Possibly also a place spring chickens can request some sage advice from those who have been around the "lesbian block" a few times? You decide! (How old is "older?" We won't define that for you, you'll have to self-select. ;-) )

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Our Fabulous Furry Friends

Do lesbians REALLY have too many cats? Or is that a contradiction in terms? (but all genres of pet welcome!)

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Having and/or Raising Kids

The struggles and the joys of being a queer parent, both within the lesbian community and without. Share your experiences, your advice, or resources you've found.

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'Tis the Season to Feel Stressed Out

No matter your personal beliefs or degree of investment in the holiday season(s), it can be a stressful time. Some say even more than average for queers. If you're "out" you may suffer from familial judgments on your "lifestyle," if you're not, you might have to field nosy questions or "straighten up" your house. Share the pathos and support each other here.

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In Person, Face to Face, Geographically Local Groups for Lesbians (and/or those that love them)

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MORONS! MORONS! MORONS!

Check this out.

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New and Improved Board

(previous members please click here)

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Suggestions for Lesbotronic's Webmistresses

NEW FORUM TOPICS . . . ways to make the forum better . . . whatever!

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