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Founder: The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd Most Nations: 43rd Most Influential: 228th+9
Most Inclusive: 1,198th Most Cultured: 1,308th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,364th Nicest Citizens: 1,376th Smartest Citizens: 1,444th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,489th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,551st Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,728th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,932nd
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Welcome to the Region of GAY!
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| Trans Resources | LinkMAP OF GAY |

Welcome! Even if you are not gay, we can certainly make you happy.

This is a safe haven for you to celebrate yourself and your community. LGBTQ and straight ally raiders are welcome so long as they respect our Defender status.
Disruptive people will be shown to the door.

Please respect the endorsement cap of half of the WAD's, rounding up, currently at 38.
Featured Region 13 Apr 2013 and 9 Jan 2012.
Embassies: We usually don't swap embassies with regions smaller than 10 unique nations or newer than 1 month, unless they are LGBTQ-centric.

  1. 148

    In Memory of Fennijer

    FactbookHistory by LGBT Equality . 1,335 reads.

  2. 390

    [Concluded] The NationStates #LoveIsLove Campaign

    BulletinNews by Cormactopia II . 4,070 reads.

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    FactbookMiscellaneous by Demon Catz . 548 reads.

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    History of Gay

    FactbookOverview by LGBT Equality . 691 reads.

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    FactbookHistory by LGBT Equality . 137 reads.

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    Members of the regional government (2016)

    FactbookPolitics by LGBT Equality . 1,048 reads.

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    Constitution of Gay (Dec 2014)

    FactbookLegislation by LGBT Equality . 1,821 reads.

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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 109 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, The United World of Battlefronts, 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, X01 Storage Facility, Norrland, Sapphic Federation, Socialist World Alliance, New Montreal, Appeljuice fran fjarran, 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, Brightport, The Democratic Union of Republics, The New Putinian Alliance, Libertas, POLATION, A Liberal Haven, Coral Palace Resort, Sinners are Winners, 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, and Renegade Islands Alliance.

The embassy with Brightport is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

Tags: Map, Featured, Social, Regional Government, Role Player, Enormous, LGBT, Democratic, Defender, World Assembly, Offsite Forums, Issues Player, and 1 other.Anti-Fascist.

Regional Power: Very High

Gay contains 272 nations, the 43rd most in the world.

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The Largest Gambling Industry in Gay

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As a region, Gay is ranked 6,721st in the world for Largest Gambling Industry.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Playful Otter of BearNationCivil Rights Lovefest“§ Founded 29 May 2004 §”
2.The ♨ Flying Spaghetti Monster ♨ of AtlasBearCivil Rights Lovefest“Working Bears of the world, unite!”
3.The Free Land of AgoristlandBenevolent Dictatorship“All in the name of Liberty”
4.The Republic of EmoryCivil Rights Lovefest“Together, we make a whole”
5.The Fabulous Queendom of Gay Man LandCapitalizt“We're here. We don't need to say anymore than that.”
6.The Chaotic Wasteland of Meaty GoodnessCivil Rights Lovefest“Can't beat this meat”
7.The Safe Haven of LGBT EqualityCivil Rights Lovefest“#LoveIsLove”
8.The Federated Free States of ChironicaCapitalizt“Unlimited freedom is derived from limited government.”
9.The Multi-colored Dinosaurs of Isla de YoshiCivil Rights Lovefest“Yoshi! ”
10.The Collective Minds of MarsariesCivil Rights Lovefest“I'd tumble for you. ”
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The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality wrote:From Wikipedia: "Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia[1] /ˌtʃɛkoʊsloʊˈvækiə, -kə-, -slə-, -ˈvɑː-/[2][3] (Czech and Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko)[4][5] was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993." These two nationalities were only briefly a state together because of geography and convenience. By 1933, it was the only democracy in CentraL or Eastern Europe. The autonomous state ceased to exist after the Nazi invasion, although there was a government-in-exile in London; after WWII, the far-eastern part was ceded to the USSR. The USSR set up the Communist Party to rule with a fairly heavy hand. The Prague Spring in 1968 was crushed by the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact. The country split into the separate regions of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic two years after gaining autonomy from the Communist Party and the USSR. It was more like a harmonious divorce rather than a civil war.
The Pledge of Allegiance of the USA describes the USA as "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Maine and Louisiana and Texas aren't going anywhere. There are fringe movements in Texas and Alaska seeking independence; both were parts of other countries before joining the USA. Alaska does not have the resources to be independent; it would have to join Canada or rejoin Russia for sufficient food and other necessities. Texas could conceivably function on its own. I, for one, wouldn't especially grieve over its departure from the USA. Still, it's not going to happen unless nuclear war or global warming or the zombie apocalypse make the central government collapse, in which case the state governments would probably collapse, too.

The first few words of the soviet national anthem are "Unbreakable Union" ("союз нерушимый")
Yet they all succeeded, more-or-less without bloodshed.

The Horseland

The City State of Newer Sodom and Gomorrah wrote:Then the US will receive UN sanctions while the UN supplies them. It would be best to let them do what they want it's their choice anyway and why does it have to get violent. Look at Czechoslovakia, the most peaceful separation of a nation. Czechoslovakia split into Czech Republic (Czechia) and Slovakia and there was no war or any sort of Violence or hostilities.

I am quarter-Czech through my (non-Jewish) grandmother, who escaped the Nazis just before the war started by coming to Britain. She decided to stay here, renounce her Czech citizenship and start a family... eventually resulting in me. I'm always quite proud of how Czechoslovakia managed to split peacefully (called the Velvet Divorce due to its lack of bloodshed) without riots, civil wars, strife and the rest.
Here is an interesting section quoted directly from Rick Steves, the American travel writer:
"In that age of new possibility [directly after the fall of Communism] the two peoples of Czechoslovakia began to wonder if, in fact, they belonged together.
Ever since they joined with the Czechs in 1918, the Slovaks felt they were ruled from Prague (unmistakably the political, economic, and cultural centre of the country), rather than from their own capital. And the Czechs, for their part, resented the financial burden of carrying their poorer neighbours to the east. In the post-communist world, the Czechs found themselves with a 10 percent unemployment rate...compared with 20 or 30 percent in the Slovak lands. In this new world of flux and freedom, long-standing tensions came to a head.
The dissolution of Czechoslovakia began over a hyphen, as the Slovaks wanted to rename the country Czecho-Slovakia. Ideally, this symbolic move would come with a redistribution of powers: two capitals and two UN reps, but one national bank and a single currency. The Slovaks were less enthusiastic about abandoning the communist society altogether, since the Soviet regime had left them with a heavily industrialised economy that depended on a socialist element for survival.
In June of 1992, the Slovak nationalist candidate Vladimir Meclar fared surprisingly well in the elections - suggesting that the Slovaks were serious about secession. The politicians ploughed ahead, getting serious about the split in September of 1992. The transition only took three months from start to finish.
The people of Czechoslovakia never actually voted on the separation; in fact, public opinion polls in both regions were two-thirds against the split. This makes Slovakia quite possibly the only country in the history of the world to gain independence... even though its citizens didn't want it."

Anyway, I hope people found that at least vaguely interesting. Have a nice day. :)

The Horseland and Novi-Raventsvo

According to issue 583, disrupting public events with a vuvuzela is a form of political freedom... ._.

The Horseland

The City State of Newer Sodom and Gomorrah wrote:If I wanted to hear Communist ideals I'll read Marx's writings.
"Unfortunately we live in a word where certain cultures can't mix. In order for a country with two conflicting cultures to survive it must A, cut one off or B, mix them. If they can't mix then it's best for them to separate for the survival of both the nation and they cultures. This why Fascist and Communist are usually kept far apart. Fascism can't survive with Communism and vice-versa. You can't mix Oil and Water but you can separate them."-Unknown.

So anything that doesn't conform with what you think is communist? Good thinking! You will also, please enlighten me, where is the communist part in what I said. I'm afraid you got me a bit lost there.

You should read a bit more about Capitalism from Adam Smith or David Ricardo to start with. Then go to some Keynesian economics (you know, the thing that the biggest communist country in the world - USA - did after the Great Depression back in 1929). Then go to John Stuart Mill. Once you've done all that, compare them with Communism and Socialism. Once you've done that, come here and accuse whoever you want of communist ideals.


Hello! The RIA is happy to have an embassy with you. I'm working on requesting one on your forums as well. I look forward to working with y'all. :)

VampKyrie, The Horseland, and Pukwudgie

The Commonwealth of Cale Nova wrote:So anything that doesn't conform with what you think is communist? Good thinking! You will also, please enlighten me, where is the communist part in what I said. I'm afraid you got me a bit lost there.
You should read a bit more about Capitalism from Adam Smith or David Ricardo to start with. Then go to some Keynesian economics (you know, the thing that the biggest communist country in the world - USA - did after the Great Depression back in 1929). Then go to John Stuart Mill. Once you've done all that, compare them with Communism and Socialism. Once you've done that, come here and accuse whoever you want of communist ideals.

The part saying the true enemy was the upper class. Plus, nice try trying to take what I said out of context. That's not what I meant. I mean that certain culture can't mix so they must be separated. Communism and Fascism is a great example.

I didn't say they were the enemy. That's you projecting your personal views into mine. I say they're to blame but that's quite different than viewing them as an enemy or adversary or something to be eradicated which is what communism thinks.

I have no problem with people earning money and going up the social ladder. I do have a problem with incompetence, corruption, lies and manipulation because someone doesn't want to get out of its seat and work, instead using the "lower" classes for their benefit. I have a problem with someone making money by exploiting millions of people. I have a problem with poisoning an entire city water supply system just to make a couple of millions. I have a problem with manipulating prices (or the market in general) to get a couple of millions more. I have a problem with people being rich not because of their merits but because of their friends and manipulations. If, in your view, that makes me a communist, I can live with that as I sure am not one. There's a difference between being a communist and wanting social or economic justice. No one should be kept from making as much money as they can as long as it's legit and fair.

You'd do well to make that distinction. Communism vs social justice.

Communism and fascism are more alike than you think and that's why they can't live together. Not because they're so different but because they're so alike. In fact, many of the fascist principles like the Nazi party in Germany are called "socialists". If you study in detail the economic organisation of Fascist and Communist countries you'll find out that there aren't that many differences. In any case and regardless the fact is that neither of them are "culture". They're political ideologies and that's not culture as the same "culture" can go from left to right, from communism to fascism in a heart beat. Example, Eastern Europe, Russia. They all went from being "communist" to fervent capitalists. Look at Russia. Led by a former KGB officer, who's nothing but capitalist. This, my friend, is not culture.

And there's not one single culture that cannot mix with others. The problem is quite different. The problem is everyone thinks they're better than the others and, nowadays, no one respects anyone. Example, the so called "femnazis". They try so hard to defend their points of view that they end up disrespecting everyone else thus becoming intolerant. On the other hand, the term "femnazi" itself is disrespectful and this creates a loop. You disrespect me, I disrespect you and you disrespect me some more. It never ends and this is why "cultures" don't mix. Teach people to respect others and you'll see if there are cultures who can't mix. You haven't been reading Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington by any chance, have you? Because he's the one who says that and he basis is analysis on completely empirical evidence which is quite bad for an author to start his argument.

Anyway, regardless of your point of view in cultures mixing or not, you shouldn't mix political ideologies and culture. The first one changes all the time. The second one is part of the identity of a people, regardless of them being a nation or not.

Sorry for the wall of text and sorry if I came out a bit too aggressive. Half asleep when I wrote this. Just woke up. Ta!

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