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Being Gay And Blind... The Ultimate Faux Pas?
 
# 61 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 21:31
 
 
@ Poloblack, you might consider turning off signatures in options (or I can do it) if they keep coming up in discussions.
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# 62 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 21:44
 
 
lots of stuff there... yeah i have done the dating sites which always seems promising but never yields any results and i put an ad on this (it's erased now) but it's kinda dangerous. Yeah I've heard of greenbow, I was so excited when I found it untill i realised there wasn't a blind equivalent and since I don't know any other gay blind people yet the group will have to wait. Although i am gonna be on tv soon for another reason. and yeah the screenreader reads out almost everything, smileys icluded, even the unusual ones on this site (lonely sperm?) and i think i could make it say bold/italics etc but that would be annoying
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# 63 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 21:54
 
 
yes thomas if you could turn off signatures on my page that would be great, i'ts taking ages to scroll through the page
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# 64 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:00
 
 
Okay - that's done. You will need to logout and then login for it to take effect.
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# 65 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:01
 
 
Someone said :

yeah, but it stopped all the guys you didn't hear of.

In fairness, that's a pretty good point .

And Monet and Joyce had impaired vision but certainly weren't totally blind.
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# 66 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:04
 
 
Who wants to organise a blind friendly meet? We all wear underpants with our names on in Braille...I think that's how it works
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# 67 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:14
 
 
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Who wants to organise a blind friendly meet? We all wear underpants with our names on in Braille...I think that's how it works

But only one person (so far) would need the Braille.
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# 68 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:20
 
 
ha ha @cheesepuff, i always make that joke when i'm meeting someone new, well not the underpants but like "i'll wear a cornation, you wear braille"!!!
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# 69 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:29
 
 
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Yeah I've heard of greenbow, I was so excited when I found it untill i realised there wasn't a blind equivalent and since I don't know any other gay blind people yet the group will have to wait.

Well, the two people who started Greenbow didn't do it all by themselves. They asked GCN for help, and got it. Nowadays, LGBT Diversity would be the organisation that is about supporting community development, and if you contacted them, they may set up a meeting to see if there is any interest. They may have received queries before, or the organisations they have contacts with may have had queries, so a request to them from you could start a ball rolling.
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# 70 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:30
 
 
You could / should contact BelongTo

http://www.belongto.org/

It might help you make more contact with the gay scene if that's something you'd like.
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# 71 : Tuesday 19-6-2012 @ 22:33
 
 
Someone said :
You could / should contact BelongTo

http://www.belongto.org/

It might help you make more contact with the gay scene if that's something you'd like.

He's just at the upper end of BeLonG To's membership bracket: 23.
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# 72 : Wednesday 20-6-2012 @ 22:14
 
 
Well, it was interesting to see today that blind people are among the lowest of those with a disaibility who are sexualy abused:

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Identifying 184 people with disabilities who attended 14 rape crisis centres across the country, it found:

* 47% had a learning disability (which it said was in line with international research indicating this group was more vulnerable);

* 37% had a mobility impairment;

* 9% were deaf or had a hearing impairment;

* 5% were visually impaired or blind;

* 2% were wheelchair users.

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# 73 : Wednesday 20-6-2012 @ 23:01
 
 
Someone said :
Well, it was interesting to see today that blinf people are among the lowest of those with a disaibility who are sexualy abused:

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There's a sentence, I never thought I'd say.

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# 74 : Wednesday 20-6-2012 @ 23:55
 
 
Well, it wasn't raised in those terms, but I think that both you and poloblack were alluuding to it or something close to it in other posts in this thread.
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# 75 : Thursday 21-6-2012 @ 02:04
 
 
Someone said :
Well, it was interesting to see today that blind people are among the lowest of those with a disaibility who are sexualy abused:

No, that does not reflect levels of being sexually abused. It reflects levels of attendance by those who had been sexually abused. There is a difference.

Deaf people? Only 9% sexually abused? No. Far more than that.
Irish Deaf Girls? 45%
Irish Deaf Boys? 75%

9% attend a rape crisis centre? I can well believe that, given communication difficulties with therapists.
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