Do you face Stigma & Discrimination in your life & how do you deal with it???

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    Dec 08, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    What happened to you that made you feel Stigmatized or Discriminated against by people in the general or even in the gay community. (Please note that I am not talking about rejection when meeting guys more your general life)

    Stigma

    noun /ˈstɪɡmə/
    noun: stigma; plural noun: stigmata; plural noun: stigmas
    1.a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
    "the stigma of mental disorder"

    synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonour; More
    stain, taint, blot, blot on one's escutcheon, blemish, brand, mark, slur;

    literary smirch "the stigma of bankruptcy"
    antonyms: honour, credit
    2. (in Christian tradition) marks corresponding to those left on Christ's body by the Crucifixion, said to have been impressed by divine favour on the bodies of St Francis of Assisi and others.
    3.Medicine a visible sign or characteristic of a disease.
    "knee deformities or other stigmata of childhood rickets"
    •a mark or spot on the skin.

    Discrimination
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    Discrimination is action that denies social participation or human rights to categories of people based on prejudice. This includes treatment of an individual or group based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category, "in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated".






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    Dec 08, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    Yeah, but not as often as I used too. It could be cause I kill those who do it. After a while the numbers tend to go down when you deal with it like that. icon_twisted.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 08, 2014 3:32 PM GMT
    I deal with it by speaking up about it and not letting anyone get away with it.
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    Dec 08, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    Yes, for being a size queen. And I'm not really a true size queen.