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7/21/18 10:26 P

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I think it might be good for the team if we could add another team leader. If anyone is interested, please contact me.

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3/27/18 1:00 P

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I hear you, Teester! Just want to keep things interesting if people want it. I'll change the name (we can always change it back if others want.)

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3/27/18 11:12 A

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I like Family, more than Network.

AS FOR CHALLENGES, I FIND TIMELINES STRESSFUL.
I WORK AT MY TURTLE SPEED.

Edited by: TEESTER2 at: 3/27/2018 (11:15)
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NIGHTGLOW's Photo NIGHTGLOW Posts: 4,202
3/25/18 6:01 P

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Other changes:

1) How do people feel about calling us the LGBTQ Spark Family instead of Spark Network? Not hugely important to me, only I love calling LGBTQ folks "family." And it sounds friendly to me.

2) I added a challenge but not sure if anyone is into it. How do people feel about our current challenges? Anyone want to suggest anything?

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TWEETYKC00's Photo TWEETYKC00 Posts: 157,627
2/14/18 9:21 P

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Glad we can move along so well!

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2/14/18 4:16 P

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2/12/18 7:12 P

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Thank you, Tweety! And thank you for inviting me to be a new co-leader!

Looking forward to connecting with my LGBTQ Sparkers. Big hugs and happy Monday!


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TEESTER2's Photo TEESTER2 Posts: 2,299
2/11/18 5:57 P

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thanks for the update, Tweety

Edited by: TEESTER2 at: 2/11/2018 (17:57)
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2/11/18 4:07 P

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I am so very sorry, I should have been back with this post before now. Shame on me, i know. Well, it looks like the name change for the team is ok so I will go ahead with that. Will should soon have a new leader as well and I hope we will all be welcoming. Thanks everyone who posted, it is much appreciated.

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TWEETYKC00's Photo TWEETYKC00 Posts: 157,627
2/3/18 2:55 P

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Well, I will give this post one week for others to voice in if they choose. By next Friday, we will go with a majority vote.

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2/3/18 4:27 A

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I think it is a good idea.

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2/2/18 8:51 P

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True that! It only took me a short while to get used to it!

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2/2/18 8:47 P

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Yes, over the years names and labels may have changed or been re accepted by the community as a whole, but I think it is what we are willing to answer to as well. If we accept who and what we are, the names can't sting the same way.

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2/2/18 8:24 P

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LGBTQ is the achronoism which is more common. I like the word queer but when I first came out, the word was too scary to identify with.

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2/2/18 2:50 P

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Hi all!

I requested the name change and will speak to it:

Having been involved in the movement for several decades, I remember when it was "gay," then "gay and lesbian." It has gone on to rightfully include trans folk and bisexuality as well as queer - a term that is inclusive in my eyes.

After the horrific AIDS epidemic was over, thousands upon thousands of lesbians who had also helped, cared for and grieved the loss of our gay brothers felt ignored in the narrative. As well, more consciousness about queer women (cis and trans) being secondary issues spurred the change from GLBT to LGBT (and later, Q.)

Now more than ever, with the #MeToo awareness and pervasiveness of sexual assault, I would like our team to re-center ourselves as LGBTQ - and also follow the conventional acronym.

Here's an article that I think speaks well to the history and issue:

medium.com/the-narthex/glbt-lgbt-lgb
tq
ia-whats-in-a-name-a5608849c9fa


I look forward to everyone's thoughts!

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TWEETYKC00's Photo TWEETYKC00 Posts: 157,627
2/2/18 12:14 P

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Well, I am looking for some people to become team leaders. It could help the team to have us working together. Also we have had it brought forward to change the team name to LGBTQ. Please post here, we will have a poll of what we want as a team and then I will go ahead from there.

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