Before I begin this thread, I'd like to address the fact that I accept you for whoever you are and whatever standpoints you hold. I'm fine with you even if you are homophobic or transphobic. All I am requesting is simply for you to be respectful with what you reply on to this thread, and please do not talk about me behind my back. I have seen quite a few LGBTQ+ people attempt to come out to the forums community, mostly through the Off Topic section. I'll admit it, I've done that too. Like many before and after me, I was met with strong mixed results: A very strong proposition and an equally strong opposition, and the two sides mercilessly fighting each other on the thread. First of all, if you have already made a thread, I want you to know that whatever people might say about you or any LGBTQ+ communities you might belong to, you are beautiful. You deserve just as much basic respect as any other human being. At the same time, please do not act overly flamboyant in your behavior. I am fairly sure that most of you are aware of the stereotype that LGBTQ+ people are ignorant, loudmouthed, and perverted people who blindly push leftist views and bash conservative views relentlessly. I really don't want my fellow LGBTQ+ friends to fit those stereotypes, so please don't become one of them if you're LGBTQ+. Being transgender and pansexual myself, I'm open about my identity and I'm not afraid to state my views, but I'm respectful about it and I don't try to force my ideas on anyone else. I open my ears to any opinion and I try to stand in other people's shoes whenever possible. I hope we, as a community, can break the ugly stereotypical image of LGBTQ+ people. If you feel unsafe about your identity on the forums, there are Discord servers like LGBTQ+ Lounge, Transpeak, GayDayz, and so much more, for you to explore. My guild, United Dragons, is also a LGBTQ+ focused community that can provide a safe space for you to communicate your thoughts. Believe it or not, many people online can give you some very nice help and advice with whatever you're struggling with. Also, you want to recognize that whatever LGBTQ+ identities you might have right now might not be permanent. For many young people, it's simply a temporary phase. Keep your mind open, and do not jump too quickly to conclusions. You know yourself best, nobody should be telling you what labels you fall under except yourself. Again, I would like to ask whoever is reading this thread to please be respectful, and think before you type. I really would not like this thread to burst up in flame war, and I would very much appreciate it if you guys cooperated. Thanks!