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A free area for the discussion of issues facing those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and all other sexual or nonsexual orientations and/or gender identities. Post links to articles, self-posts, photographs, experiences and whatever else is important to your experience of queer life. We encourage you to treat others with respect, start and/or engage in robust discussion and interact with the community. The more we know each other, the better we'll get along.
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Don't know the flags? We have these available:
- Rainbow flag
- Transgender flag
- Bisexual flag
- Asexual flag
- Genderqueer/androgynous flag
- Pansexual flag
- Ally flag
In the box below the flag grid, you can set custom text for your flair! You can put whatever you like; explain what the flag means to you, tell us where you're from, what you like, whatever! Note: if someone hasn't specified custom text, you won't see anything by their flag.
We also have spliced versions of the trans and genderqueer flags (thanks, WTFcannuck!), for those with dual citizenship. Choose whatever flag feels right; this isn't an ID card, it's just a fun way to show your colors.
Want these flags on your subreddit? They're open source! Check out the /r/ainbow flair on github.
A note on moderation
This subreddit is lightly moderated. The community actively self-moderates offensive comments with downvotes, but comments are generally not removed except for violations of site-wide guidelines and as outlined below. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, try /r/lgbt. /r/lgbt requires trigger warnings, and removes comments and users for violations of their rules, which are detailed in their FAQ.
This subreddit is a free speech zone (although gratuitous eye candy is specifically discouraged). It is also lightly moderated, which means that it's up to you the community to downvote offensive posts and comments, and upvote constructive content. Please use your voting and posting powers to create the community you want to see.
NOTE: Comments and/or posts that threaten violence (including threats of self-harm, which will be reported to the admins immediately), incite violence, expose personal information about others without their consent, or contain illegal content will be removed. Please use the "report" button on only these types of posts. Contact the moderators if a post/comment has been removed in error.
As of July 2015 we are piloting a new guideline; until we have more precise language, please don't be an asshole. Free expression can only happen when everyone in the community feels empowered to contribute, and behaviors that disempower and silence do more to create an echo chamber than even the heavy-handedest of moderator actions. If you are acting like an asshole to a member of this community, the moderators reserve the right to extend a seven-day temporary ban as a cooling off measure.
TL;DR: Report posts that are low effort trolls (ie "I hate gays AMA"), extremely NSFW posts, brigades, discord links, advertisements, spam, and surveys without a moderator comment on them.
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