Open question:

On a scale from 1 to “YASS”, how gay are you?? If fitting, how do your queer identities relate to your faith?

Also, add me!! ❤️

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@jezzy

I think fairly y :trans_heart: :heart_pride: ssss

Honestly still trying to figure it out. I was able to function in a straight/cis role but recent events suggest I am very cis and very not straight? I haven't figured out what I am yet. I was attracted to my spouse when I thought she was a dude, but I think girl her is def cuter. I think maybe I'm pan? I probably should research more, but I haven't yet. 🤷

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@liz @jezzy my wife is trans and just began her MTF transition last fall. Lots of people have asked me if I am gay. But that label didn’t feel right even though I now know I’m not straight, since I am very excited about my wife’s transition. Bisexual didn’t fit either since I really only been attracted to her, whether she is presenting male or female. I do enjoy sex, so asexual felt wrong. This past week I learned about demisexual which means sexual attraction based on strong connection.

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@jessimica @liz one of my best friends is in the same kind of thing! She’s been using queer because it’s so versatile.
I love demisexual though because it just feels so pure of a concept, gives me happy feels. ❤️ I’m a little biased though, my partner is demi too!

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@jezzy @jessimica I thought about using queer, but I feel like it's too vague for me. It seems like the labels are mostly for other people to be able to understand me better, and as far as I can tell queer means just not straight? It might grow on me though, I think I need more time with it.

Also, again so excited to find other people!

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@jessimica @jezzy That's so amazing! I didn't know if there were any other liturgists that had been through the same thing, I'm really happy to find you! I just read the demisexual definition and I think that might be me too! Also, maybe this is why I never understood porn (how could I be attracted to the people, I don't even know them)?

It's definitely been a process trying to figure everything out. :trans_heart: :heart_pride: aw, looks like no demisexual emoji heart yet 🤷‍♀️ 😅

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@jessimica @jezzy

@mike do you know how we can add more emojis? I just learned what demisexual is and I suddenly need it as an emoji 😅

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@liz @jessimica @mike
Liz that is toot just too wholesome and adorable. 💚 😭

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@liz I believe the grey in the Ace flag represents demisexuality. :asexual_flag: :asexual_sparkle_heart:
@jessimica @jezzy
@mike if I send you an ace heart and ace flag with transparent backgrounds is it easy to replace the two we have? I don't want to make more work for you, but also those solid backgrounds are bothering me. 😬

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@sim1 @jessimica @jezzy @mike

The link I found said that the demisexual flag has a black triangle? but, I also only learned that the word demisexual this morning, so... 🙃

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@liz @jessimica @jezzy @mike ahhhh yeah you're right. The ace flag is meant to be inclusive, but there's a specific demisexual flag as well. The LGBTQ+ flags get kinda confusing at times. Like :heart_gq: is the genderqueer flag where the lavender represents nonbinary identities, but there's also a nonbinary flag of yellow, white, purple, and black. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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@sim1 @liz @jessimica @jezzy @mike I'm just bummed that I the :trans_heart: and :asexual_sparkle_heart: don't both fit in my display name. =) The display name input does not collapse the custom emoji names into single characters, so its hard to fit more than one in 30 characters when they have really long names. 😂

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@shannon @sim1 @liz @jessimica @jezzy @mike Maybe you can put them both in your bio a bunch of times to make up :trans_heart: :asexual_sparkle_heart:

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