WA Delegate (non-executive): The Playful Otters of BearNation (elected )
Founder: The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality
Embassies: The FRA, Philosophy 115, The Sea Of Love, Global Right Alliance, Allied States of EuroIslanders, New Europe, the Rejected Realms, Nudist Dreamland, Gay Equality, Atlantis, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, The Respected Realms, The SOP, Central Pacific Empire, Hippy Haven, The Republic of the Netherlands, and 112 others.Esquarium, Antarctic Oasis, The United Federative of the UCE PUPPETS, Asiana, Laissez Faireholm, Democratic Socialist Assembly, The Skeleton Army, Australia, Kotturheim, Ankh Mauta, The Atheist Empire, The Coalition of Democratic Nations, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, Texas, Kingdom of Ireland, The Transgender Region, Nelborne Union, Minoa, Archmont, Haiku, Lazarus, The Realm of Chaos, Federation of Planets Headquarters, Deritan Meillur, United Burandan Nations, Hapes Consortium, Meridon, The Socialist States of the Philippines, Federation of Anarchist Communes, The Legions of Heaven And Hell, LCRUA, Democratic Republic of Bavaria, Westphalia, Sandbox, Oakwood, Non Aligned Movement, The Q, The Alliance of Queens, The Great Chili, Warzone Airspace, Dreamia, International Republican Union, Pluviostan, Free Coalition of Governments, International Northwestern Union, Superiorem Merionem Region, Calefacta Aquas Piscinae, Thermodoila Puppet Storage, Anarchy, Krillin, The Haven for LGBTQ, SAMOHI Union, Postopia, Autism Spectrum, The United Nations of Ascensia, Rossferry, Singapore, Celtic Nations, Union of Kratsville, Future Earth, The Pillow Fort, Vytal, Democritus, The Allied Memes, Osiris, Nasicournia, The Bar on the corner of every region, Queens Coming Into Our Own, Rainbowland, Norrland, Sapphic Federation, Socialist World Alliance, New Montreal, The Greatest Freak Show on Earth, the South Pacific, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Cashnatchee, The Global Socialists of Raggasprites, Lesbia, The Union of the Royal Alliance, Southfield, Gayism, Empire of the Trident, WAH, Paraguay, The Democratic Union of Republics, The New Putinian Alliance, Libertas, POLATION, A Liberal Haven, Coral Palace Resort, The Allied States, Zolahi, Bacon Union, The House at Pooh Corner, Bear Country, Brotherhood of Zvek, United Republic of Sovereign States, The Hanover Republic, Greater Meme, Union of Liberal Democratic Socialists, The Abandoned Playground, the West Pacific, Renegade Islands Alliance, Philippines, The Nursery of Dreams, Liannah, The Salt Mines, The State Of Israel, The Central Mainland, The Liberty Pact, and The Region of Candy Loving Animals.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Fattest Citizens in Gay
World Census takers tracked the sale of Cheetos and Twinkies to ascertain which nations most enjoyed the "kind bud."
As a region, Gay is ranked 11,175th in the world for Fattest Citizens.
|21.||The Community of Gabriella Ferri||Corporate Bordello||“Dove sta Zaza??”|
|22.||The Free Land of Sempreamore||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Amor vincit omnia”|
|23.||The Republic of Graecio||Anarchy||“Freedom or Death”|
|24.||The Holy Green Peaceable Empire of Pacifistic Pacifists||Anarchy||“Beat your swords into plowshares!”|
|25.||The Kingdom of Sir Saint Mark||Right-wing Utopia||“We Will Endure”|
|26.||The Republic of Sha Pantone||Corporate Police State||“Money”|
|27.||The Holy Red Empire of RuPauls Drag Race||Civil Rights Lovefest||“You betta work!”|
|28.||The Rogue Nation of Le Homosexuellesbienne CiteBazaar||Capitalizt||“La Felicitč est dans l'Amour sans limites”|
|29.||The Shadow of Your Smile||Right-wing Utopia||“Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes”|
|30.||The Democratic Republic of Unser Zuhause||Capitalist Paradise||“This is our great home!”|
Regional Poll • Allowed in Gay?
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- : The Republic of Emeray of the region RightMeow proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality created a new regional poll: "Allowed in Gay?".
- : The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality rejected Coalesce's request for regional embassies.
- : The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality rejected The Campaigning Coalition's request for regional embassies.
- : The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality suppressed a post on the Regional Message Board.
- : The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality suppressed a post on the Regional Message Board.
- : The Oppressed Peoples of Peoples Republic of James of the region The Campaigning Coalition proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Kingdom of WatIsEco arrived from The Union of Democratic States.
- : Closeted cases ceased to exist.
- : All good looking men ceased to exist.
Gay Regional Message Board
*remembers the weird Swedish porn I saw last night*
Get it together twinkle toes.
"Don't answer to twinkle toes! It's not manly!"
"No fats, no femmes, no asians." - Kim Chi
Happy Asexual Awareness Week, everyone! It began on Sunday but I've only got round to posting about it now. Asexuality is an important part of the LGBTQ+ community and, unlike the other constituent parts, awareness is our most important goal in gaining acceptance, understanding and equality.
To help AAW, you can tell someone about asexuality, come out as asexual (if you're ace, duh), offer support to an asexual acquaintance, challenge people who spread negative myths about asexuality and anything else which raises the positive profile of asexual people. Anything you do which helps to achieve this goal is much appreciated. Aces and allies may not always be on the best of terms, but often non-asexual LGBTQ+ folk are very important in spreading the word of asexuality as there are so few of us (about 1 in 100 people are ace).
You can find out more by going to asexuality.com or Googling "asexual awareness week".
On a more personal note, I managed to come out to someone today as a biromantic asexual. I think they accepted it pretty well. It's a small success, but I'm happy about it anyway. It's one small step towards living openly as me.
I found a nice airsoft/paintball/laser tag place near my new home. My favorite hobby will soon begin again.
Privacy is a rapidly disintegrating right for us in the cyber age. So many telephone apps have a working reason to know your location, like maps/directions and services location. I'd wish there were a law against big ISPs and other companies from collecting and storing your data, but politicians will never change their tune while the $$$ keeps coming to them. Certain sections of the government have legitimate concerns about an individual's status, including terrorism, illegal immigration, disability certification, drugs & other crime, etc. I would wish it would take a court order to allow police, for instance, to anonymously put trackers on your car, but I think that varies by jurisdiction.
Of course, a great many of us voluntarily surrender our privacy every day with FB and all the rest. Even if you take a post/picture back down immediately after posting it, you can pretty much safely assume that someone somewhere is maintaining a copy of it. It seems that in many cases, things like term papers you write in college are saved, especially if they were transmitted electronically. That has been increasingly an issue for people with the gumption to enter political life. If, for instance, you wrote a paper in college advocating legal marijuana, that might come back to haunt you 30+ years later. The whole point of college is to explore what you believe in and reject the things you don't believe in. Besides, do you REALLY want to vote people into office if they have not grown or changed their perspectives at all in 30+ years?
In terms of legal tracking of sex and gender, for sex I think it's OK to have 'male, female, other.' Gender is not within anyone else's right to know. Except in tracking pandemics that spread through sexual contact, like HIV, it's no business of government, industry, or anyone else to know how I comport myself in the bedroodroom unless I choose to disclose that information, I'd think generally to close friends and potential sexual or romantic partners. [/rant]
RIP, Closeted Cases. CC is a straight ally from The Netherlands. He would certainly have been in the top 10 nations in the region in terms of longevity and influence. When Gay was refounded in 2009, he was the one who actually created LGBT Equality to be the puppet Founder of the region. He held almost every office in Gay except for Founder/WA Delegate. He certainly would have had the ability and popularity to be F/WAD had he wanted it.
Will's defining feature for many of us is that he is a practicing Christian with a deep, deep knowledge of Christianity, particularly of the reformed tradition. This necessarily made him one of the more conservative members of Gay. He was not 'closeted' in any sense of the word, for he is both straight and outspoken on a large variety of topics, particularly his deepset opposition to recreational drug use.
Not so many people know that Will has had a lifelong issue with severe depression that did not respond well to medication. What worked best for him was intensive exercise, which he practiced regularly, but it only took the edge off of his depression, which was a further reason for him to be depressed.
Back in the day, he was one of the most active members in the region and had a significant role in the roleplaying that was popular years ago. Since that time, however, he has become increasingly less active, now CTEing. I hope and believe there is potential for CC to return to us, but until such time as he does return, I will consider this state to be permanent. It is a sad, sad day for Gay, flags at half mast throughout the region.