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Hanu Fein
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PostSubject: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:51 am

Welcome to the Gay Traveller Support Group Forum.


This forum, along with the main site was voluntarily constructed and maintained by and for members of the Travelling community, for it's Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Questioning members.

If you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality, are looking for information on the location of support groups, or just general help and advice on sexual health, or how to deal and report homophobic bullying or behaviour, then you may have to look no further.

While awaiting an updated census, there are around 32,000 Travellers in Ireland alone and if contemporary statistics are to be believed then there are over 3,200 LGBT members within the Irish Travelling community.

This does of course exclude the many other thousands of Travellers living outside of Ireland.

As Travellers who are exposed to a high emphasis on ‘traditional’ gender roles, and the ‘nuclear family,’ procreation and conservative religious values, many gay and lesbian Travellers feel a sense of alienation from the community and develop an ambivalent or conflicted relationship about their own Traveller identity.

In addition to the difficulty of homophobia in the Travelling community, Gay and Lesbian Travellers cannot always presume full acceptance from the broader queer community.

Although much like the Travelling communities relation with the larger community itself, Taboo and Prejudices is thankfully waning, but by and large, most LGBT movements focus on sustaining a collective identity that often, if not always, overlooks the concerns of sub-groups such as Travellers.

As a result, gay Travellers often struggle to find ways to successfully negotiate their ethnic and sexual identities.

Aims


We at the G.T. strive to:

Unite those of any age and gender who identify as being Gay, lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender, especially within the Travelling community.
Provide support for those questioning their sexuality.
Provide impartial and up-to-date information on LGBT issues from as diverse a point of view as possible.
Facilitate discussions via the upcoming forum of issues affecting the LGBT community.
Provide a platform from which Traveller LGBT persons can express their views publicly .
Maintain an environment of safety, fairness and freedom of expression.

We are looking forward to your comments, threads and opinions – so go on, get typing Smile
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PostSubject: hi   Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:06 am

hi guys . my name is larry, im from co galway . being out since i was 15teen , have a boyfriend of 14 yrs now , whos a non traveller but has learned our life style. i come from a family of 12 kids, had very little schooling , now im self employed now ,

anyhow just wanted to say hello to every one here.


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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:39 am

Cead mille failte


http://www.libraryireland.com/articles/ceadmillefailte/index.php
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:59 am

Welcome to ya!
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:25 pm

Saw your gaydar link in your profile earlier before you took it down. It says your single and looking among other things for 1 on 1 sex. Kinda suspicious of ya as I recognise the man in the pic. I know I really shouldnt be saying this on the open board but after we very recently had a bit of a annoying man on here I'm gone a bit defensive. No insult is in any way intended but would rther say it then have some malicious third party attack any out gay travellers identity.

If it is you welcome to the site king
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:37 pm

Iv come back as I'm worried that sounded too mean... your genuinely welcomed here x
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:45 pm

ah your very welcome larry,,

and kasey i noticed that there is one thing about gaydar profiles,,there never acurate lol
i used to say i had a swimmers body, turns out having a blowhole on your back and looking like a whale is totaly different lol..... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to the Gay Travellers Support Group Forum   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:51 pm

Theres always room for more!
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