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 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Proud to Be LGBT and Autistic?

Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 12,864


tomamil wrote:
saying i am proud being gay or autistic is like saying i am proud i was born. my mom pushed me through her vagina, she should be the one being proud of that.

That is a great of way looking at it. Thanks for making me smile. :)

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: A somewhat bizarre issue...

Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 8:17 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,585


This is not really a bizarre issue -- well, maybe for a straight person it is, but falling in love with a straight friend is a very, very common thing for gay people, to the point where I think some people almost consider it a rite of passage. I think it is probably best to assume that a person who ...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Aromantic? Is that a word?

Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 8:05 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,194


Well, "Is that a word?" is a very difficult question to answer, at least when it comes to English, since there is no central arbiter of what is or is not a "real" English word. But I think the short answer is that yes, it is, though it's not one in particularly wide circulation. And your romantic an...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Proud to Be LGBT and Autistic?

Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 1:13 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 12,864


You can count me in the neither-proud-nor-ashamed group. It's hard for me to comprehend feeling proud or ashamed of things that are entirely beyond my control. I understand the political usefulness of declaring oneself to be proud of something society says one should be ashamed of, but the emotion j...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Are there any demisexuals here?

Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 12:51 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 794


I'm a homoromantic demisexual, but I generally just identify as gay. I don't feel like educating every person I tell my orientation to about demisexuality, the difference between sexual and romantic orientation, and so on.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Do you often notice spectrum traits in NT gay people?

Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 11:47 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,233


No.

I feel like I should have a longer answer, but I don't.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Does being gay alleviate some of the symptoms of aspergers?

Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 11:41 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,500


There seem to be many layers of gender essentialism in the idea that gay autistic people are "milder" because we're more like female autistic people. As for the original question, no, I don't find the two to have much to do with each other or one to make the other better. If anything it makes things...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Confusion

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 6:22 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,894


I pretty consistently have attentional problems, but when I'm anxious and/or depressed I think they get worse.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Jack's, Kirsten's, and WP's NY Times Article

Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 4,727


It's an article in a series about the challenges of transitioning to adulthood with autism. Therefore, the people in the article are going to be: a. young, and b. experiencing challenges. The purpose of the article is not to show that autistic people can have blissfully happy long-term relationships...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Issues

Posted: 25 Dec 2011, 12:56 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,476


Dieselsmoke wrote:
Been living with this since I was 14......How much experience do you need ?

You were neurotypical until you were 14?

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: How do you handle being so different?

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 5:08 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 9,658


I don't think being gay lowers my self-esteem. That's not to say that being gay never causes me any distress, but it's not because I think any less of myself for it. It's because other people make life harder for gay people. I'm not sure if being autistic lowers my self-esteem or not. I don't think ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do I need to share so much about myself?

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 4:38 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,417


MindWithoutWalls, I've thought of pulling back from friendships and only having 'light' ones, and have even expressed this to my therapist, but something inside me is driven to seek out connections with people. It's strange, because as a child I was so seperate from other children that I would ofte...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do I need to share so much about myself?

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 10:17 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,417


I do tend to be very "all or nothing" when it comes to sharing things. When I'm becoming friends with someone, or want to become friends with someone, I do tend to share a lot very early on. I know it's not a good idea and I try to avoid it, but it's very hard for me to do it gradually. Once I start...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your ST-SCP type? QUIZ ADDED!

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 5:09 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 6,427


Another thing that I thought when I read the paper was that the profiles and outcomes might be getting less and less accurate the farther and farther they diverge from NSC, the profile of the authors. The authors become increasingly mind-blind to the children from WISC to ESC to CSC to SCSC, so the...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Any atheist has this weird issue?

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 11:58 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 6,429


I don't, but in English one does not generally say "God" anywhere near as much as in Arabic, so it's simply not comparable. Also, I'm pretty open about being an atheist, but I go to a large university in a liberal part of the USA. Being an atheist isn't a very big deal. Most of my friends are atheis...
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