LGBT...."H"? Those radical French...

apuffalogic's picture

H, as in "Hetero".
Hold on, I'll explain.

Well, you see, since I've heard the French are infinitely more accepting of homosexuality, and since I can understand the stuff, I decided to find out if it was true.

So, on a whim, I looked up "gai" on French Google.
Sue me. I was bored. But guess what? The thing about increased acceptance is true, at least on the Internet.

I say this because I came across this:, a website in which not only our mind-buggeringly large acronym-sandwich is invited, but the heterosexual community as well.

That, I thought, was pretty amazing.

They have forums for people who want to ask the LGBT people questions, for people near them, for gay-parented families, for discussion of politics and rights, actions taken by the gay community, culture, health, etc.

Oh, yes. They also have a general forum. Like nothing wasn't covered already.

I still can't get over that the heteros were invited too.
I haven't seen anything like that in the English-speaking world at all. I know what I'll be doing this afternoon...

Not that I'll abandon Oasis, of course, but....woah...


jeff's picture


Isn't it a bit strange to have an acronym that represents everybody, though? Once you go all the way around like that, the need for the acronyms disappears, if no one is excluded, no?

I always thought GSA was sort of like that, too... should just be Alliance, if it is for the straight students and the gay (used as an umbrella term here) students.


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5thstory's picture

La France! C'est géniale,

La France! C'est géniale, non? Il faut l'mr.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

apuffalogic's picture

*Squeezes eyes shut in concentration*

C'est ça que je pensais quand je l'ai regardé...

"Politely rude. Briskly vague. Firmly uninformative"

whateversexual_llama's picture

Mmm, just another one to add

Mmm, just another one to add to the Alphabet Soup! GLBTQQAIHPW.... haha Alphabet Soup... we had a GLBTQetc group at Camp that we called Alphabet soup... ^-^

Be yourself. 'Cause if you're busy being somebody else, who's gonna be you?