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Jul. 22nd, 2003 | 12:55 am

So after shopping I went to an event hosted by LA people connection with secretslip

The weird experience was a couple of her friends from LAPC had looked at my LJ. As a result I met people who knew I was trans and lesbian before I'd ever met them in person, and I think the experience went well. The lesbian thing became entertaining fodder for teasing a variety of people with. The attitude I picked up about being trans was kind of the attitude one might get for having traveled some place somewhat interesting, a "gee that's neat" but no big deal. That was neat having random people take it in stride, either society has been advancing, or collaborative filtering by friend of friends works well.

The other thing is the LAPC event had on the order of 30 people who showed up. This led me to think of the problems that BiNetLA had when I was on their board.

I like their system of trying to encourage people to be less flaky. You register for events and gain points for showing up, if an event is overbooked the least flaky people get priority. This provides a "shadow-of-the-future" that I'd read about in books on the evolution of cooperation. Because there are actually consequences for being flaky, I think it actually encourages people to show up. The RSVP also helps the planners have a better idea of what resources they need at the event.

I wish we'd done something like that for BiNet.

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from: ohnerustung
date: Jul. 22nd, 2003 08:08 am (UTC)
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That event blew goats.

I'm pretty sure I'm the only one that already knew your story. Having worked on trans porn, I'm pretty much immune to being weirded out by it. To take me as an indicator of society as a whole would be a gross example of a fallacy of composition.

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from: poetrybuff_79
date: Jul. 22nd, 2003 08:53 am (UTC)
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Once I knew she was alienghic I knew she was a lesbian, but not trans. But very little will shock me. I had a lot of gay and lesbian friends in Virginia. I enjoyed meeting you and hope my LJ doesn't scare you away from LAPC.

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 22nd, 2003 11:58 am (UTC)
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That event blew goats.

*alienghic dodges flaming exploded goat pieces*

For the moment though I suck at being closeted, I do prefer to be the one to actually reveal my trans status. (Though the lesbian part I could care less about)

As for the trans porn, I'm curious as to psychological states of the actresses? Did they consider it empowering, a good way to make a buck, or life sucks I'll have to do this to survive? (Or was it spread amongst those and other conceptions?)

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from: poetrybuff_79
date: Jul. 22nd, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
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*sigh* You think every event blows goats. If it wasn't for you, alienghic, and secretslip, it would've been intolerable :)

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