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  1. Tanja
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    Thank you for your post TJ. Very interesting. How can you be an ally of one group within a group? You may be more familiar with one sub-group, but that shouldn’t mean you are more supportive of those. Personally I consider myself an ally as per the definition you mentioned. I support equal civil rights for everyone.

  2. Trix
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    I get where you’re coming from…it’s like people getting so bogged down in calling or not calling themselves feminists (because of whatever discomfort they have with what definition they have for the word) that they lose sight of its goals. I can definitely see the same problem looming for LGBT rights. While self-definition is an important part of autonomy, realizing how we should all be in this fight together matters more!

  3. 16forward
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    Equal rights for all. Acceptance by all. Equality for all.

    How difficult can this be? I guess they weren’t raised by my parents…If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. If you see something wrong, speak up! Vote your conscience. Stand up for the oppressed…whomever they are.

    Civics 101!!!

  4. LaurieP
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    Definition of equal per Merriam-Webster
    a (1) : of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another (2) : identical in mathematical value or logical denotation : equivalent
    b : like in quality, nature, or status
    c : like for each member of a group, class, or society provide equal employment opportunities
    2: regarding or affecting all objects in the same way

    Equal = Equal, no qualifiers needed

  5. H.B.
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    Thank you for the post. I think people get so stuck on the title/labels that they forget the real issues. We’re all human, we all have the same right, just let people live their life and live your own the way you want to. Just respect each other.

  6. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Reminds of one of my friends in the community, who says he doesn’t like labels, once one is given, walls can also start going up. And I set out starting way back in H.S. to tear down those walls. I’m more familiar with groups that help with that in the U.S., but I was wondering what some of the key groups in England are that support equality?

  7. Lisa
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    Thanks for your post. I agree that equality should be for everyone.


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