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    #31
    Hey, y’all, I’m more elderly (57) than you, AnnieW, and bi with husb, grown step kid, my own kid and a grand kiddo, but tons of experience on both sides of the streetNice to see all you kids here, being friendly! It’s great to have another safe space in the Hive

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      #32
      I guess I am a +. I would be bi if I weren't an ace. I identify as female, but not femme. I am also elderly-ish, at 59

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        #33
        lorrwill Welcome to the HIVE

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          #34
          Originally posted by lorrwill View Post
          I guess I am a +. I would be bi if I weren't an ace. I identify as female, but not femme. I am also elderly-ish, at 59
          I hope that doesn't sound weird, but I have no idea what you're talking about. Could you please explain?

          And, of course, welcome to the Hive

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            #35
            Of course. LGBT+, where in the + includes Queer/Questioning, Asexual, Non Binary, and host of other things that are not straight, or strictly male or female.
            I include myself in the queer group as an asexual (aka "ace") and were I into touching, I have no gender preference, therefore bisexual (b).

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              #36
              Welcome lorrwill! Good to see you here!

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                #37
                SwimmerEnby888 unitcircle Did you see that there are more gender options now? Yay!

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                  #38
                  With the new options, comes a question of the proper pronouns someone should use... maybe an insider could clear the cloud for me, please...?

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                    #39
                    HellYeah There’s a difference between personal and general use. For personal use, just ask the person how they like to be addressed: “Hi AnnieW, what pronoun do you prefer?”

                    For general use in English I think it’s most accepted to use “they” as a pronoun and avoid or circumvent words ending in -man or -woman or occupation names that are gender specific (fireman -> firefighter; stewardess -> flight attendant).

                    Every language has it’s own problems with the use of gender and the way to address genders, standardized language always being more conservative than society. I guess in German it’s really hard to make everything gender neutral.

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                      #40
                      Thx AnnieW, thx for your post. I am interested in the personal use, for example: she/he/... wrote....
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                      There is always a workaround, or just the use of the name... and maybe that is the best way to do it... but I was just interested... if there is a general solution...

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                        #41
                        HellYeah the fast and easy way is using “they”. So if you aren’t 100% on the gender say: “AnnieW made a post yesterday. They wrote about their experience in .... something.”

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by AnnieW View Post
                          HellYeah the fast and easy way is using “they”. So if you aren’t 100% on the gender say: “AnnieW made a post yesterday. They wrote about their experience in .... something.”
                          I would not have expected that, it sounds very unfamiliar... interesting!

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                            #43
                            AWESOME! This thread is new for me since I haven't been here for a while. Representing the B over here.

                            Just found out by reading the rest of the thread that this is basically why we now have more gender options, Nice!

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                              #44
                              Warlock welcome to the thread!

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                                #45
                                Hey fellow Duchie, AnnieW !

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