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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: LGBT Pride 2015 Story Share Reply with quote

Celebrate Pride 2015 with YOUR Pride Story!

We have an incredible community of IMVU members who identify as LGBT and LGBT allies. We know how important it is to express yourselves in the way that you choose. At IMVU, you can be whoever you want to be, dress however you want to dress, and make lasting friendships and relationships with people around the world!

We'd like to open this thread up to the IMVU LGBT community and their supporters to share your own Pride stories. Do you celebrate Pride in your home town? Do you have a personal journey to share? This is a safe place for you and we want to hear your story!

Post your story below in this thread and celebrate Pride on IMVU!

Note: This topic is completely optional to join, and everyone is welcome to read or participate with a story or words of encouragement and support. However, negative, off-topic posts, or posts that do not follow our forum guidelines are not welcome and will be removed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:59 am    Post subject: Spread love Reply with quote

Always lived my bisexuality as something natural, I've been lucky in my life to have a family and friends who always respected my decisions, but there's a lot of people out there being judged, being bullied, being punished, all I can say is I know people like that, and they are not alone, don't u ever dare to hide who you are, live the way you want to, love the person you choose, don't let others tell you how to live your life. Homophobics says something is wrong with us. You are all beautiful human beings, there's nothing wrong with any of us, you think love is wrong?
I know is hard, but always remember YOUR NOT ALONE, YOUR NOT THE ONLY ONE, YOU ARE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO LOVE THE ONE YOU CHOOSE.
Don't live with fear.
Spread love and you'll receive love. Gender doesn't matter...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:32 am    Post subject: Pride Love Reply with quote

Razz I luvz my wifey DKayePride69. We got Married on Valentine's Day 2014. We have seven imvu babies and several role play babies. We enjoy spending time with other LGBT couples. We also enjoy marrying LGBT couples as we are Ordained Officiants. O.o guess what? We have a imvu facebook too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met my best friend, Brandon, when I was 11. A year later he told me he was pretty sure he didn't like girls, which I knew he meant he was gay. He didn't come out until he was 14 though. I was the first person he told though.
My twin sister just a year ago came out to her friends and family as well and I've never been more proud of her. I on the other hand, am bisexual. Although I mostly lean towards being attracted to guys, whether you are male or female makes no difference to me. I have my beautiful imvu wifey, ShayleeMeagan, who means the world to me and I go about my life trying to help other learn and be more open minded. I do think that this generation is more open minded than those in the past. It's okay to be who you are and it's okay for others to be who they are.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject: My little Brothers <3 Reply with quote

I have two best friends who are like my little brothers. I've known one since elementary the other i met I in college. They both came out and told me they were gay. I hugged them when I found out. Now one of my sweethearts is engaged to a absolutely wonderful guy and I couldn't be more happy for them. Just waiting for the wedding date. The other is still looking but hopefully he finds a great guy soon. And I hope i can stand with them as they take their vows. I LOVE you guys so much and couldn't be more proud of y'all. <3<3<3 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my daughter married a trans guy and we couldn't love him any more if he was our own child.....people are people and love crosses all boundaries....whatever you are is what you were meant to be Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Im Merlina, Im transexual from Argentina.

My family supports me and loves me as I am . Smile I want to say that being transgender has nothing bad and allowing me to live my life like i always want was the best decision of my life.

fight for your desires and be happy. Wink

girl or boy trans can add me as a friend ! hug!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: My Pride Story Reply with quote

Well..I have to say I had always known there was something different about me from the moment I had any sort of thoughts I was aware of. I was 16 when I met the boy of my dreams. His name was Ricky and I finally worked up the nerve to ask him out and everything was fine for awhile. Then tragedy struck in the form of some bullies at our school. We were attacked. I won't go into detail of what happened,but I lost my first love that night. I was so terrified of what had happened that I shoved myself so far into the closet to where I actually married a woman and started a family,but those old feelings I was trying so hard to fight returned. She and I divorced and I finally came clean about who I really was since that terrible night that traumatized me. Now,I am out and proud of who I am and I'm never hiding again. I met a wonderful man around 7 months ago and we started dating. I am the happiest I have ever been. He completes me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: LGBT Pride 2015 Story Share Reply with quote

I'm an FTM Transgender. I've known since I was about 6 years old but I never knew what it was called. Little things just kept adding up to it that made it more known to me. Once puberty hit, that was pretty much when the feeling got stronger because I was changing to a more feminine look. I always wanted to cut my hair short, but I was too scared. At the beginning of this year, I finally did. I thought everyone would look at me weird or something but no one did. It was really cool. I got quite a bit of compliments.
Later this year, about a few months ago, I came out to my parents officially. Before, I had told them, but I acted like I hadn't figured it out yet so I said I was lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. I knew I wasn't lesbian. The biggest part when I knew I was transgender was that I definitely did not want to be a girl while with another girl in a relationship. I didn't want to be treated as a girl in the relationship or be seen as one. It just bothered me a lot when I thought about if I had a relationship in the future and they knew me as a girl. Anything else doesn't really matter to me at all that much. I just know I want to have a boys body and be in their skin so I could feel "normal". More like wanting to be comfortable being myself. I knew I couldn't be myself in this girl body because it just felt odd, like it wasn't me because of the different body.
A little before I came out to both my parents, I had told one or two friends that are supportive of me. Then after telling my parents, I told the rest of my group of friends and they are all really supportive and proud of me. It makes me really happy. They started using boy pronouns and my boy name when I said they could, and they're just so awesome and amazing.
I'm a little surprised people don't say much or make little comments to me, though I'm very happy for that. My experience has just been all positive so far. Quite a few people at my school suspect that I am transgender from what my friends said but they don't say anything at all.
My school is absolutely LGBTQ+ friendly and has stickers all over the place, in classrooms, on doors, etc. It's so cool and I'm so excited to be who I am.
I'm in 11th grade and I just want my last high school year to be totally me because graduation means a lot to me. Our grad pictures, my name in the yearbook with my picture, my picture on the wall for Class of 2016, I can wear a tux at grad and be comfortable, just everything. Within this summer, at the end, starting a fresh new school year, I'm thinking that's when I want to go further. I've told my school counselor (who is gay) and he is so cool about it. He even asked what boy name he can call me, and he also told me that there are 3 other transgender people in my school. Which I think is so awesome. They're all FTM too! I want to make friends with them and talk because we've gone through the same thing.
When grade 12 starts, I'm going to ask him to help me with all the new teachers that I'll have so that they can call me my boy name and have it on the attendance list when the teacher calls out names. I'll probably get a name change shortly after that. I also want HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) before I graduate so that I'm more satisfied with myself at the graduation. My school counselor gave me a business card for a transgender specialist too. He is also FTM. My counselor told me that he gave a presentation to the school distract and that he's super nice. I want to go to him for my questions and advice he has so that I can get a good start on my transition, and go to the right people that I need in order to do so. I'm so, so, so excited.
Everyone respects my decisions and supports me so much. Even with the bigger changes I'll go through. I'm so grateful, I love my family, I love my friends, I love everyone so much (almost everyone).
Please go with your heart, and go slow, it'll always lead you to great things. I promise. <3
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guest_ChikaCereza wrote:

fight for your desires and be happy. Wink


What a fabulous outlook on life Chika!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:50 pm    Post subject: well today was fun Reply with quote

i love pride week i love imvu so me and my family had went my house and celebrated and we danced all day until somebody and someone had did something that almost burned the house down because that someone could not have they way and wish me good luck Smile Very Happy Shocked Confused Laughing Embarassed Razz Rolling Eyes Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow Arrow X[color=red][/color][size=18][/size][size=12][/size][color=cyan][/color]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been my whole life just a lesbian but my sixth I knew it really but yes many people bully you with that ...
so I tried to do away. I've had relationships with boys. but I had no feelings for theirxD .
When I was 12 I have accepted that I am a lesbian
it was difficult to tell to my friends£
but I succeeded
and now I am very happy and yeah Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: LGBT Pride Reply with quote

I came out as Bisexual to my family about.. 1 month ago?.. so this is my FIRST in real pride.

but i have enjoyed Pride for a few years on IMVU now Smile

I knew i was different at age 7.

had my first female crush at age 14 (T'Pol from Star Trek: Enterprise)

then had Male crushes around age 15-ish.

then Discovered i was Bisexual at age 16.

I grew up and am a practicing Christian, but i believe in an all loving God, who created everybody to be different to have diversity in this world - because diversity is a GREAT Thing!

I was lucky, my family have been very accepting as well as all my friends and extended family at College.

I feel for those who have not had it easy coming out, because even with supporting family members, it was VERY hard to tell them.

Well..thats me sharing.. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that I have know gays and lesbians just about all my life. My first high school boyfriend came out to me on prom night and I told him that he needed to be who he was meant to be. I never understood why it was such a big deal to so many. Who cares if someone is attracted to and/or loves someone of their own gender? Who cares if someone identifies with a gender they weren't born? They aren't hurting anyone. It doesn't make them "different" or someone to be afraid or or hate. They are all just people.
I have had many people say I must be a lesbian since I support LGBT so openly. I just smile and say, "No, I am just straight and open minded."
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:41 am    Post subject: It was difficult but I feel a lot better. Reply with quote

I knew I was different around age 10. I'd check girls out and what not. But I've kept it inside. I managed to tell my mother at age 14 that I was bisexual. She kicked and shouted at me. Saying it was a sin etc. Since I'm muslim. I've also felt like both genders. Male and female. I was terrified to come out to my own family. Which has caused me to have depression. I'm biologically female. I sometimes like my female self and then hate it. I'd like to bind and wear a strap on. It sucks that when I feel male I cannot transition because I'd end up switching back. It's really difficult. I've told my friends and they're really supportive. I plucked up enough courage to tell my mother. She was in shock. But she didn't say or do anything. She walked away. But when I told my brother he called me a pretty boy. That made me smile. He told me to just be who I am and not to hide it. I think it's best I just keep it to myself. I'm allowed to wear male clothing. Soon enough I'll buy a strap on and bind. I just have to be patient right now. Also I do feel a lot better that it's out there. But it is really difficult.
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