So... being gay... (or bi. Or anything of this nature.)

Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
How do you feel compelled to think of yourself ideologically. Is it based in part on that identity. Is it in spite of it. Did you feel COMPELLED to for that alone? Note "other reasons" in context means that you do not consider being gay relevant and it's vastly eclipsed by other things.

Note I'm not asking how or even whether you vote. Only what ideology you;d think of yourself as closest to, and the reason.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Slightly liberal, since being gay made me need them as allies.
jfree
1  (2%)
Extremely liberal. Need to be as much as possible, for those reasons.
Liberal: unrelated to being gay
solitudinarian , Llewey , marshmallow , vanillaSpice , quantumspork , Ciao. , charletnarouh , Kat and Aaron(aaron) , Xarien , hanjonatan , nori , Asher , Harpina is gone , novanilla , tequilafish , Stinkytofu10 , zz1aag , Robespierrethecat , ginainohio78 , needapacker , Gone (LD29) , FrustratedFemme , ghalik , Kdlips , LeeBee , MasqueVivi , Bittenflame , femmepwr , rawrmonster , Rainbows , mdnght , falalena , TheirPet , wickedclowns95
34  (67%)
Centrist: Liberals take it to far with pushing it, and I feel it's needed to be done more moderately
mr115393
1  (2%)
Centrist: other reasons
Libertarian: Being gay, I feel that I can't support liberalism, since it's still restrictive in ways ive learned to appreciate freedom in
Libertarian: other reasons
- Kira - , Incendiaire , Reynolds
3  (6%)
Conservative: in spite of it's general anti-gay stances, I feel I can make it become more moderate in regards, and as such will be a positive
Conservative: Other thigns are mroe important than orientation.
Communitarian: We need to defend various degrees of decency and mix it with orientation freedom.
Kenneth Fort
1  (2%)
communitarian: other reasons
other.
pestilence , unfulfilled , CutiePatootie , GONE! , wildshores , Luca77 , *Ash* , Khroma , bog , kadelette , katat
11  (22%)
Total votes: 51
Poll is closed
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- Kira - - Kira -
I'm Libertarian for many reasons. I suppose their stance on staying out of people's business, including sexually, doesn't hurt. It's not the only reason I am Libertarian though.
10/27/2012
marshmallow marshmallow
proud liberal!
10/28/2012
vanillaSpice vanillaSpice
Liberal, I suppose.
10/29/2012
quantumspork quantumspork
I prefer the term progressive to liberal. Coming into my queer identity made me a lot more aware of reasons for being so, but I try and be politically aware for reasons other than my personal identity.
10/30/2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
Now I want to know what "other" actually means.
10/30/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
I'm very liberal for many reasons and on most, if not all issues. Being gay isn't WHY I think gay rights are important. It might make me more invested in them, but even before I knew I was gay and came out, issues like gay marriage, anti-bullying, education, anti-discrimination and such were important to me. I'm generally liberal on all issues, with a spare few exceptions where I stray slightly away from the far left and it has nothing to do with my sexual orientation. Being gay may weight my priorities slightly, but changing my orientation wouldn't affect my position on these issues in the slightest. In the same way, being a woman naturally makes women's rights, equality, women in the work place, abortion and women's health care, and other woman-centric issues more important to me as well, but those aren't the only issues I'm liberal on either and I hope that I would have the same opinion if somehow I weren't female. It's an issue of what's right and wrong and what affects the large picture, not just me as an individual.
10/31/2012
Xarien Xarien
Quote:
Originally posted by Kenneth Fort
How do you feel compelled to think of yourself ideologically. Is it based in part on that identity. Is it in spite of it. Did you feel COMPELLED to for that alone? Note "other reasons" in context means that you do not consider being gay ... More
Liberal. Choices should be made by the individual, not stifled by the government.
10/31/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
i voted "liberal", but i would never actually describe myself as such. i'm a socialist, and i don't think being straight would have made me turn out any different.
11/02/2012
Roz W Roz W
Quote:
Originally posted by charletnarouh
I'm very liberal for many reasons and on most, if not all issues. Being gay isn't WHY I think gay rights are important. It might make me more invested in them, but even before I knew I was gay and came out, issues like gay marriage, ... More
Well put.

Getting informed on gay/LGBT/etc issues also helped me get more informed about issues facing other minority groups. And I think that stuff is more important. I don't think it's about me and my rights any more, it's about making sure other people have access to the same rights I enjoy, be it gay marriage or something else (healthcare! education! not having your vote suppressed!). I identify as more liberal/progressive than the current democratic party has shown to be, but I am, for the moment, a little bit hopeful.
11/11/2012
Luca77 Luca77
I'm a moderate conservative if I had to choose an existing label. Just recently I wrote down all my political views. Needless to say, I am neither conservative nor liberal.
11/13/2012
jfree jfree
definitely a liberal and while my sexuality plays some role in it, a lot of my politics tend to go towards liberalism regardless, if i had to pick the lesser of two evils (or several.)
11/25/2012
zz1aag zz1aag
Quote:
Originally posted by Kenneth Fort
How do you feel compelled to think of yourself ideologically. Is it based in part on that identity. Is it in spite of it. Did you feel COMPELLED to for that alone? Note "other reasons" in context means that you do not consider being gay ... More
im for equality
11/28/2012
Robespierrethecat Robespierrethecat
I'm liberal because I'm a cis female and I've been raised in a very liberal home/culture. Most of my role models are very liberal. I'm also a college student.

None of that has anything to do with my being queer.
11/28/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I identify as liberal for a bunch of reasons, and while sexuality is one of them, it's not the driving force.
12/01/2012
FrustratedFemme FrustratedFemme
Although gay rights is an extremely important issue to me, I'd still be liberal even if I wasn't gay. There are many other reasons why I'd call myself liberal instead of conservative, assuming I had to pick a label.
12/13/2012
Kdlips Kdlips
Liberal
12/14/2012
MrWill MrWill
I didn't vote. I'm for social freedom (so long as it doesn't harm anyone) and fiscal conservatism.
12/14/2012
Reynolds Reynolds
Libertarian. I think both of the main parties are so entrenched that they're out of touch with most people. Libertarian candidates are still trying to win people over, so they're still listening to their constituents.
12/14/2012
MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
I used to be a libertarion exactly because of what Reynolds said: they DO listen to their consituents, but their stances on social issues are REALLY WARPED and conservative sometimes!

Essentially I'm expremely liberal in every sense of the word except I am not in favor of gun legislation and restrictions. (Which as far as I'm concerned, is a historically/tradition ally liberal stance anyway, taken outside of the American politics.)

Being bisexual/femmesexual give me a handful more reasons to be socially progressive, but I have a lot of other reasons to be.
12/14/2012
katat katat
still figuring out my stances
01/22/2013
Rainbows Rainbows
Quote:
Originally posted by Gone (LD29)
I identify as liberal for a bunch of reasons, and while sexuality is one of them, it's not the driving force.
Yep.
01/29/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Kenneth Fort
How do you feel compelled to think of yourself ideologically. Is it based in part on that identity. Is it in spite of it. Did you feel COMPELLED to for that alone? Note "other reasons" in context means that you do not consider being gay ... More
i most closely align with the green party, but this is not only because i am pro equal marriage.
01/29/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I'm pretty liberal but I was before I knew about my identity.
01/29/2013
Total posts: 24
Unique posters: 23