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  1. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Why Do Some Blogs Have a Black Dot?   

    Why Do Some Blogs Have a Black Dot?
    A member asked:
    The dot seen to the left of blog entries means two things:
    ........1.  If the dot shows to any member who did not create the blog entry, it meas that member has not yet read that entry, or a comment has ....     ....been made since the entry was last read by that member
    ........2.  If the dot shows to the member who created the entry, it means that a comment has been left on the entry

    If you place your cursor over the dot by any blog entry, a tippage will pop up, as shown above.
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  2. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Bad Experience at the Bank   

    Ya know... here's something that some of these ignorant, inconsiderate people should consider --
    I worked with a guy who's LEGAL name was an obviously female name.  His mother did not read or write very well, and she spelled the name she wanted to give her son the best she could.  Just turned out that her misspelling was not only a real name, that name was spelled correctly, and it was a name for a girl.
    On the flip side of that coin, I met a woman who's father had wanted a boy so bad, that she ended up bestowed with the name her father had chosen for his son before she was born.  Apparently, his word was rule and her mum had no say in the matter even though the much wanted son ended up being a girl.
    I have no idea how often these things happen, but it's proof that we are not the only ones that don't always have the gendered name that people expect us to have.  Unless there is reason to believe there is illegal activity occurring, people need to learn how to respect people, and stop taking it upon themselves to try "educate" a person about his/her name.
    Anywhoooooooooo, years ago, I ran across something online where a lawyer somewhere had pretty much destroyed the traditional stand by courts to deny a person a change to a name that did not match their gender - I wished I had saved it.  But no matter, to the best of my knowledge, no court can any longer deny a person a change to the name of their choice as long as the reason is not for any illegal purpose.
    Warren has recently legally changed his name and he has not begun any medical transition.  You might want to check out three of his blogs about his name change (if you haven't already seen them).  Perhaps he will even share with you the steps he took.  Process may be a little different where you live, but the information might still be helpful.
    Frustrated but hopeful
    Chaos has Swallowed me whole
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  3. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: Fantastic Night on the Stage   

    We have artist up the wazoo in the trans community!!
    And then we have artistic friends in the gay community, too...      @ Monica.
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  4. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: I Just Want Cake & Coke Zero!   

    My biggest weight gain came after I retired.  I was in a job that could be physically demanding, so I stayed in pretty good shape.  Over the years I gained a few pounds here and there, but always remained pretty muscular.  In my early 20s, I wore a size 31 jeans (despite not being over-weight, I've always had a bit of a belly), later a 33.  I found, at least where I live, the only places I could find odd, or "in-between" sized jeans when I needed them were in western apparel stores.
    As for soda and cake...well, I don't drink much soda at all other than an occasion ginger ale.  I never did like Coka-Cola even when I was a kid, and when ever I do drink soda, I usually water it down.  I enjoy cake if it's there, but I don't go out of my way to bake them or seek them out at buffets.  My biggest problem:   GOOD FOOD!  At buffets, I get a variety of foods for my meal - including veggies.  For desert, I get more food.
    And then of course, I don't exactly get much exercise anymore.  ::: sigh :::
    I really can't offer any good dieting advice 'cause I really never had to diet.  And now that I need to...I hate it.  It's torture.  All I think about is food.  As a result... my attempts go bust within days..
    Good luck with your weight loss... I hope you can do better than I have done.
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  5. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Companies Should Get GLBT Polices in Order   

    28 May 2015 | David Hudson
    "But does that reasoning really hold true? The ever-evolving state of the law in this area shows this reasoning is weak and provides strong support for employers, including protections in equal employment opportunity (EEO), anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies for all their LGBT employees."
    Why your company needs to get its sexual orientation and trans policies in order
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  6. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Shane Ortega: Army Sgt and Transgender   

    Mitch Kellaway | May 28 2015 3:30 AM ET
    "“For me, I think gender dysphoria is kind of like before people come out as gay or lesbian,” he explains, his voice thoughtful. “That time period where you’re trying to figure out who you are. Once you acknowledge and actually know who you are, I don’t think you really suffer from dysphoria. I think you just need treatment at that time. It’s like saying, ‘I’m hungry.’ Until you get something to eat, you’re still hungry, you know? … You always know, ‘I’m hungry, I should eat a sandwich.’ So eventually, you’re like, ‘All right, cool, I got a sandwich.’”"
    Poised for Perfection: Sgt. Shane Ortega Puts a Face to the Transgender Military Ban
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  7. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Duggar Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations   

    I wasn't gonna say anymore on this... but, since we're still on the subject of hypocrisy --
    I read an article yesterday that a part of Daddy Dugger's platform while running for U.S. Senate in 2002, was that rape and incest should be punishable by death.
    Imagine that!

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  8. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Editing blogs need to feel silly.  Takes time to get used to a new site. 
    Holler at any one of us when ever you need help
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  9. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Editing blogs   

    Hi Winter -
    I went to see about fixing the problem, but I'm not sure what you think you messed up.   The name of your blog is "Winter Sage."   The title of your first entry is "She's Really Gone."    Which was it you attempted to edit?
    Both can be edited.  If you still need help on either, just reply to this thread and I can post instructions on how to do it.
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  10. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: The Annoyance Persists   

    Yeah...try not to let that woman's attitude get ya down.  If she's like that to everyone... she needs to find another job somewhere else.  Trans people don't need that kind of treatment.  Way too many of us already have esteem issues  That kinda crap certainly doesn't help things.
    And that business about being on HRT a year before you can get surgery has got to be bull... perhaps a requirement by the particular surgeon.  I know of guys who have gotten top surgery within 6 months of being on HRT.   And what about a person who can't do HRT for medical reasons?  That mean a guy can't get top surgery at all?   The way I look at it if a guy wants top surgery, he should be able to have it.  If women can get boob jobs without having their heads shrunk, we should be able to get un-boob jobs!   And like you... I want them gone BEFORE starting hormones, or before the hormones start making any changes.  Besides... from what I understand, they make you go off HRT for surgery.
    Anyway... sorry to hear that the plan for the beach went down the drain.  But hey... ya have the rest of the summer to make other trips to the beach. 
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  11. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: The Irish Got It Right   

  12. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Duggar Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations   

    "Well, well, well."  --Gennee
    LOL!  There's a show on the cable channel ID called "Lt. Joe Kenda: Homocide Hunter."  He seems to have a dry, wry sense of humour.  Occasionally, when things turn out as he suspected from the very beginning (or if something is not surprising), he will say, "my, my, my."  Ya kill me, Gennee!
    Not only did it blow my mind that these people have been sitting on this while they have preached their BS and condemned trans people... Tony Perkins seems (based on his response in this article) totally unconcerned about the fact that Duggar had acted sexually inappropriately, but seemed to simply agree that Duggar would not be able to do his job without the distraction caused by all the attention arising from this issue.  It leaves me to believe that had Duggar not resigned, he'd still be with FRC.
    Seems to me the FIRST thing Perkins and any of his cronies should have been thinking was, do I want this guy around my children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all their little friends?   Next concern should have been, that they don't want someone representing them who violates all they claim to stand for.
    It sounds like they want to excuse this as Duggar having been "only a child" when this occurred, stressing that this happened 12 years ago, and that they prayed the pervert away.  He was 15.  There have been 15 year old kids charged as adults in some crimes because it was determined that they knew exactly what they were doing.  In a family that has churned out a new bigot every 1.6 years (on average), I can hardly believe that Josh Duggar was totally ignorant of sex and what is right, wrong, acceptable, unacceptable.  I also don't believe that he "confessed his sins" to his parents.  I think the little $#!*@$-+=! got caught!
    As an aside... according to one tabloid-like source, Mama June Shannon has already threatened a lawsuit if TLC doesn't cancel "19 Kids and Counting."
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  13. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Duggar Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations   

    Trudy Ring | May 21 2015 9:04 PM ET
    "“Today Josh Duggar made the decision to resign his position as a result of previously unknown information becoming public concerning events that occurred during his teenage years,” FRC president Tony Perkins wrote in a statement posted on the home pages of both FRC and FRC Action. “Josh believes that the situation will make it difficult for him to be effective in his current work. We believe this is the best decision for Josh and his family at this time. We will be praying for everyone involved.”"
    Josh Duggar Resigns From Antigay Family Research Council Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations
    Talk about a buncha lying, hypocrits!!!  A PERVERT among them, and they covered it up... all while calling trans people child predators, and fighting against TGLB protections. 
    I've always felt that TLC should have canned that show years ago when it was discovered that this family might have been a part of the "Quiverfull" movement.  In my opinion, they should DEFINITELY cancel this show now, and never allow any previously aired show to be seen again.  That's what they did with "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."  What's good for the goose, is good for the gander!
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  14. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry: When You're Trans, Fantasy Trumps Reality   

    Yep... I googled "Electra Woman," too.  I also looked at the 1976 calendar to see why I couldn't really say I remembered the show.   Seems it's regular timeslot was on Saturday mornings.  Perhaps about the time the show came on, my brother and I might have been doing chores, or there were cartoons on that we preferred to watch.
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  15. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic: Professional Voice   

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