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LGBTQ 101

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Note: After this comment in MetaTalk that followed many similar requests in several recent MetaTalk threads, this page is for Mefites to gather links and accessible resources to help other Mefites understand LGBTQ people and concerns better, and to then understand themselves and others better, and then to do better.

General advice for having a better discussion:

  • “Believe people when they tell you about things in their own lives.”
  • “Don’t make abstract theoretical statements about classes of people. They’re right here and they can speak for themselves.”
  • “If you’re about to ask ‘Why don’t they just...’ you are probably about to offend.” source

Relevant Mefi Posts and Comments

Books

Online Resources