Calling All Gay Transformers Fans

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  1. JDK

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    I saw a thread like this on another board and it's something I've always been curious about, so I thought I'd bring it here.

    Sexual orientation obviously doesn't come up much in Transformers discussion, which is probably how it should be, but I've avoided conventions in part because I feel I may be a bit... unconventional. Are there any other LGBT folks out there who love transforming robots as much as me? Do you share the concern that you may not be easily accepted at Transformers social gatherings?

    Please no hate speech. If this isn't your cup of tea, go read another thread.
     
  2. daitarn red

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    i love tfs cartoons
     
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    okaaaaaaaaaayy
     
  4. JDK

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    A Samuel L. Jackson quote comes to mind...
     
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    ... Something about this thread.... Politics? Dunno... It doesn't end well though.
     
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    Knock on wood?
     
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    Am I allowed to post an anecdote here if I'm straight? :) 

    I was reacquainted with an old high school friend a few years back. After chatting a while, he revealed both that he was gay, and a Transformers fan. It was like a double coming out... I'm not sure which was harder for him. :) 

    Other than that, I have many gay friends, but as far as I know none of them have secret robot collections.

    However, Toronto had a gay nerd zine called Square-Triangle a while back, with a big pink Decepticon symbol on the cover of one of their issues. I thought that was pretty cool. :lol 

    zmog
     
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    i neeeevvverrr haaaddd toooo knooocccckkk onnn woooooddddd but i know someone that has it makes me wonder if i should it makes me wonder if i neeeevvveerrr haaaaddd to knooocccckkk onnn wooooooood.
     
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    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I'm as straight as straight gets but your welcome in my house any day as long as you dont go breaking my tfs :) 
    I cant speak for the personal beliefs of others on the boards here but as long as you don't bring any douchebaggery to the table you will have no problems on this forum. We are just here for the love of transformers.
     
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    I find that I keep my TF collection 100x more private than my orientation, though I'm not sure why. Neither are shameful!

    I like to think of Movie Devastator as Gay Pride Devastator. I think that Pink Decepticon insignia would look smashing on him.


    Appreciated. I'll try to keep the douchebaggery to an absolute minimum :) 
     
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    You've been missing out on some great conventions, there is a decent gay turnout at most TF con's, I wouldn't know if there is a "scene" as such, but decent people are decent people and I couldn't give a rats ass either way.

    I would say come along, but you might be an asshole, orientation has nothing to do with if you're a worthwhile human being or not - and if you're worried about coming to a TF 'con because of your orientation then I think that says a lot about you. Have you ever worried YOU might be prejudiced?
     
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    Honestly, I don't see what sexual orientation has to do with this either (other than possibly not wanting to bang Arcee), especially since Toronto's a pretty open place when it comes to the modern world.

    Like... just enjoy your hobby?
     
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    It's not a prejudice thing I'm worried about, so much as an unfamiliarity thing. My appearance is also a bit jarringly flamboyant and it throws a lot of people who aren't familiar with the scene. I'm not accusing anyone, either, I'm just sharing that this is one of the (minor) reasons I haven't been to a convention (the primary reason being financial). I agree that orientation has nothing to do with being a worthwhile human being, obviously. The main point of this thread was to reach out, in the same way Transformers fans, as a minority, reach out to other Transformers fans. I'm sorry if this offended you. I've never worried that I might be prejudiced, I know I'm prejudiced: prejudiced against gray plastic!
     
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    I am straight but not narrow... I have had quite a bit of experience with
    the whole LGBT aspect of American culture, and I think a discussion like this
    has a lot of potential to be constructive. As long as folks stay polite.

    Some of my musings on gender dynamics in TF.
    From here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...3548-more-than-meets-eye-3-discussion-13.html
     
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    No offense implied or intended sir! Stop worrying about it and get to the 'cons, have a good time and enjoy it!

    Like the sexuality, if I was not comfortable with how people handle my appearance I would seriously think about how I'm dressed. You're probably just over-thinking it, try a con, see if you like it, it might not be for you but at least you'll know.

    As for the finances? eh, good luck, wish I could give advice there!
     
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    THIS!
     
  17. JDK

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    You're absolutely right. This is mostly a curiosity thing. I know the female presence isn't quite as significant as the male presence in the hobby, and I just wondered how the LGBT community might factor in.
     
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    I have been to a lot of cons including botcon six times now.
    Don't sweat it too much. The locals may vary quite a bit by
    the year's con location, so you may want to keep the fabulous
    on simmer till you get a feel for the scene. That said, despite a
    lot of regressive crap lately, This is America, you have right to
    be who want to be, unless there is copywrite infringement or
    identity theft involved...
     
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    This is another reason why I'm curious about it. Is there room for non-heteronormative Transformers canon? I think so, but you never know how fans will respond. In a recent episode of WTF, Vangelus posed the idea of a totally androgynous Transformers race, that was interesting to me, too. Shall I even bother mentioning the fabulous Knockout? Good to hear people are open to and interested in it. As a n00b to the board, I think it's reasonable that I'd want to tread carefully.
     
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    Truth be told TFP Knockout's "Christian Troy"-ness is a lot of why he
    is such a fun character. They can "queen him up" all day as far as I
    am concerned.

    Transformers by their nature are gender affective not actually gendered.
    I cannot point out enough that they reproduce through complex process
    using external machinery. Their gender is literally a matter of how they
    appear structually and act. Strika did not look particularly feminine physically
    in BMac or Animated but she certainly was gendered in her personality and
    voice programming.
     
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