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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby The Canadian Giant » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:26 pm

This thread has been running for two years now and still is one of my favourite to return for thought and reflection. Openly considering biases that might exist even amongst a group with similar value constructs is very informative. I've been delighted to read comments by members of the LGBT community and their willingness to share their experiences. And I've been pleasantly surprised by the overall positive and supportive tone of everyone that has responded. Keep it up folks.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby AttyShionure » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:37 pm

Well um, thanks to this post, I have found this forum. Hope I end up staying.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby Dragonwriter » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:38 pm

I wonder if American LGBT preppers will feel the need to be more cautious now that the current administration has begun to claw back rights. If I were living in the States, I know I would. All of the freedoms and increased acceptance of the past eight years seem to be in the process of being wiped out.
Any LGBT preppers out there watching this thread, and I know there have to be some, keep your heads down, play your cards close to your chest and remember, Canada will welcome you with open arms.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby Rene EcoGay » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:12 pm

We started of as preppers, and on learning more we decided that we would rather just turn around our whole life to not only be more prepared but also to be more eco minded and sustainable. It kinda switched from concern for our own wellbeing to concern for the wellbeing of our planet. We're now over three years into creating a Permaculture farm from scratch. We would love to be in touch with other gay men with similar concerns and ideas, maybe we can even build a community. So we made a site about it, hoping to gain some (gay) friends around our project. You can check it out at https://EcoGay.WordPress.com
Anyone who's running a similar project with a website, please contact me if you would like to exchange links.
BTW, I'm a dutch guy with a Colombian partner and our farm is located in central Colombia.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby henry » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:41 pm

As a prepper in case catastrophic disaster ,when it comes to survival I do not care of your gender ,its you are with me or against me and I shut.
It is s u r v i v a l nothing else.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby Rene EcoGay » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:53 am

Hi Henry,

In case of a disaster you're absolutely right. We felt the same back in 2009-2012. It could strike any day we thought. And then it didn't, instead we see a steady slow decline. So we thought what if we only get a few sudden shocks but otherwise it'll just keep going down slowly? And why do we have this decline in the first place? Is our whole system of society so unsustainable that slow faillure is baked in? If so, how do we fix society? How do we as gay people fit in? With cities pretty much doomed in the mid to long run, what's the alternative? That and many other thoughts led to us starting this project. We don't want to be the only gay men for miles and miles around, we want a place where we can feel cut loose a bit from constant judgement. AND we want to build a better world at the same time.

But still I agree, if disaster strikes hard, none of it matters, then only whoever is with you counts.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby henry » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:15 pm

First ; In case of catastrophic disaster millions of people will die.gay community will not help the growth of population.
Second; Why promote any gender, color , nationality, height,weight..........i do not call on preppers of my type or liking's . Why you do?
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby Rene EcoGay » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:55 am

I think we might be misunderstanding each other on your first point. As I already said before, indeed in a disaster it does not matter, you will work with who's available to cooperate with. So no disagreement there. Population growth is not something that I find of great concern, so that's a difference of opinion. I hope we can just say that it's fine to disagree on that.

On your second point, that's more complex. You personally might have no problem whatsoever with someone's sexual identity. I like that, that's great, so thanks for looking at people as people. But unfortunately that's often not the case we experience ourselves. It's not that we feel hated or anything extreme, but we're always watched, judged, spoken of behind our backs with often no reference to our personality, but mainly just to being gay. That's tiring I can tell you. Just like anyone else it's nice to feel included and judged on the person you are. Also, our wish for community only goes so far that we'd like the core team in residence to be gay men. Anyone can visit or join in activities if we were to organize any, and in case of a disaster we'll have no problem to step out and help anyone where possible, or help defend the greater community against treats. Finally, anyone who would want to live in a group, no matter how small or big, looks for people who he can relate to in ways chosen by any person himself.
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby HopeImReady » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:04 am

On the population growth comment, I'd also point out that it will be the least of our worries, at least at first. Amongst the heterosexual population, birth control would likely be a more pressing concern, as well as lack of modern medical care for those who are pregnant or who become so. There are many of us who either cannot have children, have serious genetic disorders in their family history, or are past that age (myself included) - and modern fertility intervention will be rare. We still have lots to offer besides repopulating..there will be enough people doing that I'm sure...
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Re: Gay Preppers - Seriously

Postby cernunnos5 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:13 am

Just checking in. I love that this post is still going. In a Thomas Jefferson manor, freedom cant be given. It must be fought for and taken, then held against those who want to take it away. This post is a truely revolutionary act.
I would love to hear from some lesbian preppers...stepping up
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