Some of you may recognize me from the sub that's been my #1 priority, s/LGBDropTheT. Those of you who have no idea who I am ... that's OK, LOL, and hello there! 👋
I know I've been neglecting this sub, and I promise you, it's literally next on my priority list. I've had A LOT of responsibilities to handle when LGBDTT got banned, and after a month and a half, it's finally getting to a place where it can run itself without so much input from me. So now I'm here, and want to get this space up-and-running too!
My goal for this sub is NOT to make it LGBDropTheT 2.0. What I want is for this sub to be about LGB and LGB-only.
We don't post about gender identity, we don't post about trans-related stuff (even though yes, it affects our movement) ... we just get back to our roots and become an LGB people-focused community once again.
We talk about the joys, and the hardships, of our sexual orientations - including calling out issues we have within our own groups and even each others. We share art and creativity, movies we've seen or books we've read, and that local coffee shop we found which turned out to be a gay-haven in disguise. Maybe we have "Selfie Sundays" where we show off how fucking cute we feel today and hype each other up, or "Wednesday Relationship Woes" where topics about our partnerships (or lack of) become common. We share about friendships we've lost along the way, news and political changes that affect us, or the struggle we're having finding decent housing or work.
Long story short, we're friends and family coming together and commiserating about our vast and varying lifestyles ... even if that sometimes means arguing and bickering before we agree to disagree, or find common ground.
Do you all agree with what I'm thinking and feeling here? What are your thoughts? What would you like this community to be? I can't make this happen without all of you.
PS: so you all know, SaidIt is an open and free-speech platform. They have a few legal rules they have to abide by, of course, but they are not Reddit. Over the years, Reddit has made sitewide rules that force a particular narrative, leading to the demise of exclusive spaces. We CAN have this space, but depending on how heavy-handed we want to be with community moderation, we may have to remove ourselves from s/all. I can let you know more about that as questions arise.