June is National LGBT Pride month. Here at Conversations on the Fringe, we celebrate the beauty of diversity. In doing so, we are dedicating the entire month of June to exploring the world of LGBTQIA+ youth. We will explore several themes written by several writers, all from diverse backgrounds.
We want to be clear about the Rules of Engagement up front. Please read the following:
1.) Be Kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy dialogue, even when difficult, is natural, but kindness is required.
2.) No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
3.) No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this conversation. Listening might be the most significant thing you do. Self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
4.) Respect Everyone
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make the site great, but may also be sensitive and private. Disrespecting someone will get your comment immediately removed and you will likely be blocked from the site.