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HubMob Weekly topic : LGBT issues

  1. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

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    Time's up folks. Cartoon week is finished with a whooping 29 answers and more than 2500 views to start with.  It was really fun reading all those hubs, remembering old times and getting to know new technologies and characters.  It has also been so much fun being a HubMobster last week that a few of you contributed with more than one Hub like, Mezo who was again the most prolific HubMobster with 4 Hubs for last week.

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    This week we are going to face a controversial topic, LGBT issues, which translates as  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.  Somehow we are all faced with this issue at some point, whether it is a friend, a family member, a law in our country or just images in the media.  We all have our own opinions based on our own experiences.  This is the week to be controversial, let us know your opinions, your experiences and tips, your reactions to the media, etc.   

    Some ideas for a HubMob hub are:

    LGBT themes in mythology
    Gay Marriage: your views, laws in your estate/country
    Gay Celebrities
    Gay culture
    Media & Social Issues
    Bisexuality
    Homosexuality and religion
    Dating tips
    Female issues
    Male issues
    First Time Experiences
    Role models
    Tolerance and discrimination
    Transgender issues
    History
    Biological issues
    Adoption for same sex couples
    Legislation and civil rights for gay couples in your estate/country
    LGBT rights/opposition
    Coming out
    Fashion
    Pride, gay parades

    To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:

    1. CLICK THIS LINK and answer the Request.

    2. Choose a relevant title for your HubMob To get a good ranking in the search engines make your title relevant to your hub content and avoid starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"

    3. If necessary change the category for your hub according to your content.

    4. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub:
    http://hubpages.com/request/14321/?new&rss

    5. Add the HubMob graphic to your hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week. http://i43.tinypic.com/rup3mg.jpg


    6. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.  Take advantage of the free publicity!

    7. Keep track of your Hub and keep us updated on any traffic that you're getting and
    have fun writing your HubMob Hub


    For those who are still not sure about what is a HubMob and the benefits of taking part in one I created this guide http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-HubMo … o-join-one , please feel free to come up with any questions if you have any doubts left.

  2. kerryg profile image88
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    Darn, I wrote a couple for the Hub Challenge that would have been perfect for this topic. Oh well, I'll come up with something else!

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I've seen one of them, the one on gender identity and I liked it, great hub full of info.  I am sure you will come with something very good for this week's hubmob smile

  3. Mezo profile image79
    Mezoposted 7 years ago

    i don't have much to say about this topic, but anyway i think it's going to be an interesting week, LGBT issues (as i see) have been discussed so much in western countries, specially in last few years, even the movies in last few years have been discussing this issue heavily (and i think it's not something spontaneuous)

    anyway, there is 1 question im dying to know its answer, i hope any of the female hubbers would answer : Is it real that most women are bisexual by nature? I mean Is it real that most women can turn to lesbians within seconds?

    I wonder!

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There was a request on this same topic awhile back. Here's my answer. In short, I think that most women are bisexual by nature, but I think most men are too! Men are just less likely to admit it. tongue

    2. Shirley Anderson profile image85
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting.  I hadn't heard that before, nor had the thought crossed my mind, if ya know what I mean.

      1. Colebabie profile image61
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sexual orientation is a scale. I would be lying if I said I never thought about being with a woman. Turning into a lesbian within seconds?? Now that I'm not so sure about.

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
          Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I suppose stranger things have happened.  The hubs all look like interesting reading, think I may learn a few more things by the time I'm done.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Previously written hubs do not qualify...

  5. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 7 years ago

    I think I win then - my first hub on the subject http://hubpages.com/hub/Lesbian-Dating-Sites - well depending on the subject I guess -but I haven't written about Greece before either :-)

  6. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 7 years ago

    I'm glad to see this topic come up.  I just hope we can get through it with a minimum of intolerant or negative behavior.

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Seconded!

      Here's my entry for the HubMob (and a reminder about why it's important to avoid intolerant and negative behavior on this issue):

      The Price of Hate: Violence Against LGBT People Around the World

    2. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, please lets be civilized, tolerant and respectful towards each other. 

      I don’t suggest that you all agree with the topic, lets just share information, ideas, opinions, perspectives and knowledge. Why? Because I believe there is a lot to learn. And through learning, I believe people become better because they are less ignorant, less naïve, more open minded, more aware and less intolerant.

      Remember:  “Men are respectable only as they respect”

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps this statement should be extended to include women too. smile

    3. RooBee profile image83
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      touche

  7. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Sorry but hubs must be original and Should be entered ANSWERING THE REQUEST link. 

    For more info on how to join a hubmob please check http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-HubMo … o-join-one
    I hope to see you joining in smile

  8. guidebaba profile image60
    guidebabaposted 7 years ago
  9. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Here's my entry:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Princess-In … l-Marriage

    Interesting topic worthy of exploration, also lots of scope - second one on the way...

  10. Enelle Lamb profile image85
    Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago

    Some people just don't know when to quit lol...
    following RedElf (something it seems I am doing regularly) here is my entry for submission big_smile
    http://hubpages.com/hub/liberaceconsumateperformer

    a quick peek at the man behind the piano...an entertainer I grew up watching, enjoying, and missed when he was gone

  11. vkent7441 profile image61
    vkent7441posted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/technically-everyone-is-gay

    Blunt hub about LGBT issues and why it's important we work together for it to not be an issue anymore.

  12. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    entry 2:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Gay-Celebrities … Elton-John

    another icon - loved the article...wish I could have used the images

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lots of fodder here - great topic, princessa - may have to shoot for one more...

      1. Princessa profile image86
        Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I see who is heading for this week's "most prolific HubMobster of the week" smile

        Great entries, thumbs up!

  13. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 7 years ago

    Wow this is a heavy one...will take some thinking on the issue

  14. guidebaba profile image60
    guidebabaposted 7 years ago

    This topic is a Big Nuisance. I published my opinion and followed all ruled. Did not use any single “Adult Word”. It was neater than many of the Photo Hubs published here. There are people publishing Hubs on Bra and Panties and there Hubs Tops the HOT and BEST Hubs list. My Hub was cleaner than those.

    Now you say “It Needs Revision”. OK, I have deleted the Hub.

  15. kerryg profile image88
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    To be fair, guidebaba, you did use a lot of "adult" words in forms such as @ss... The automated system may be set up to catch these sorts of tricks. I have done so on spam/adult content filters for a couple websites I have.

    1. guidebaba profile image60
      guidebabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. But Google did show ads on this hub! Anyway, I did not do it to make money. It was just my opinion. I will try not to do any such thing in future.

  16. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    here 'tis
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Coming-Out-Of-T … ou-Are-Gay
    great topic - thanks again princessa for the great fodder
    would be nice for a few more hubbers to enter, but here's mine, anyway

  17. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I was upset to see the answers to this hub mob were being hidden because of downvoting.  This time around it sounds like people downvoted those hubs on purpose because of prejudice.  I have never seen that many downvoted hubs on a hub mob, and I think something is fishy about that.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely fishy... I don't see why a hub on Elton John should get so many down votes. There are a couple of answers that deserve the down votes just because they are not answering the requests but for the rest there is no reason. But...they will have the last laugh. Just because the answers are hidden the hubs are still there and they will get the traffic.

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, I'm a bit new to this - where are they not showing up? They are on my RSS feed...And what is "down-voting to hide them"?

      2. Elena. profile image86
        Elena.posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey there -- I was coming by to comment just that.  How on earth did those hubs get so many down votes in such a short time span...  Isn't it ironic that a hub mob on LGBT issues gets "hate votes".  Shesh.

  18. profile image0
    Whikatposted 7 years ago

    This is going to be a touchy subject. Cris A and I were discussing this topic on one of my recent hubs. I noticed that particular hub has been my lowest scoring hub ever. With that being said, I'm in for the ride. I was going to make a hub about this subject anyway. Now I have an excuse to give this thought my concentration.

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Way to step up, Whikat! smile

  19. HealthCare Basics profile image82
    HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago

    I personally would like to address GLBT issues in a challenge, but after reading many of the posts it seems there may not be interest in what we may have to say about life, love, and feelings for another person of the same sex. Our world is not that much different from ( and I hate to say the word "straight") the majority. We live. We pay taxes for property and schools. We fund social security. Yet, many find a problem with our lifestyle, either religious or personal, and those who criticize have no idea who we really are. or make an effort to know us.

    I'm in, if I can find this post by morning........ smile

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Come on in, the water's fine - well... there's the odd little biter in it, but don't let that stop you. The worst can happen is that they might actually learn something, lol. At least, we live in hope smile

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image82
        HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Okay Redelf, I'm in for the fun......  smile

        1. RedElf profile image84
          RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          YAY! Welcome to the fun!  Where is the fun, by the way? (teehee wink)

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't let a few bigoted Hubbers let you stop writing what you want to write. You are writing for the world, not just Hubpages.

  20. Enelle Lamb profile image85
    Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago

    Obviously this posting has "offended" the sensibilities of some hubbers...waaa...I just wish they were adult enough not to play silly games by voting down the hubs simply because they don't agree with the subject matter.

    Very petty and juvenile

    1. RooBee profile image83
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Quite so! Rather telling, indeed.

  21. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 7 years ago
  22. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    It would seem, by the lack of eager participants, that this topic is a little too provocative for most? smile

  23. RooBee profile image83
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago
  24. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 7 years ago

    It is difficult, this topic, for most of us to address, but that doesn't mean that it should stay in the closet.

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are right cashmere, and well said smile

  25. Enelle Lamb profile image85
    Enelle Lambposted 7 years ago

    I agree - I'm not well versed in the topic, but I feel I have something to contribute smile

  26. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Statistically we have 11 official entries gathering more than 250 views a day, and that is only two days after the topic was  posted!

    On top of that, some of the HubMobsters who joined in this week’s HubMob, have the added bonus of having their hubmob hub featured on the LGBT category page, have a look:

    http://i40.tinypic.com/20frfy8.jpg


    Gay Women in Straight Marriages - The Princess In The Tower by RedElf

    Gay Celebrities and Icons - The Many, Amazing Glasses of Sir Elton John also by RedElf

    The Original Lesbian Dating Sites By Lissie

    Liberace - Consumate Performer and Gentleman By Enelle Lamb

    The Price of Hate: Violence Against LGBT People Around the World By kerryg who also features as as Featured Author in this specific category.

    Do not let prejudice and downvoting discourage you! Your hubs are still part of the RSS feed and as you can see some of them are even on the main page for this category.

  27. Charia Samher profile image79
    Charia Samherposted 7 years ago

    This topic is indeed controversial. Hope mine will not create any commotion.

    How will you know if your husband is gay!?!

  28. Sunny Robinson profile image85
    Sunny Robinsonposted 7 years ago

    I have one question.

    Can you link in the hub to other relevant hubs you've written?  My hub in contribution to the Hubmob would basically segue from the other hubs I've been writing on sexuality as a whole.

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, of course you can put backlinks to previous hubs you have written. That is a great way to promote your work and refresh "old" hubs. 

      Have fun writting your HubMob smile
      I see Mark had a great time writing his wink

  29. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Having a little fun:

    Lesbian dating sites

  30. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I'm working on one...

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      great, we have 14 already, lets keep it growing smile

  31. Sunny Robinson profile image85
    Sunny Robinsonposted 7 years ago

    Whew.  After careful review of this forum and the hub on HubMobbing and tons of editing and drinking lots of Gatorade and smoking quite a bit of cigarettes....

    I introduce my first HubMob! big_smile  I'm pretty sure I did all the requirements, but feel free to totally slap me upside the head with a duck and tell me what I gotta do.

    Looking at Bisexuality

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is a great first HubMob Hub.  Everything perfect:

      1) joined clicking on the "answer the request" link
      2) added the HubMob Graphic and RSS feed
      3) great original content


      http://i43.tinypic.com/23hq52e.jpg

  32. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    So great to see more hubbers joining in. YAY - only in silence is there defeat...smile

  33. Sunny Robinson profile image85
    Sunny Robinsonposted 7 years ago

    Whew, a big sigh of relief there.  I have to say that after I published it, I went back and edited it twice more.  It was a bit nerve-wracking to hit that 'Publish' button.

    Princessa, thank you! I'm glad it meets all the requirements.  Aww, that graphic is adorable.  Again, thank you!

    Alright, must read the rest of the Hubmobbers.  Cheers!

  34. trooper22 profile image59
    trooper22posted 7 years ago

    I have a question, I posted this Hub some time ago and writing another on the issue seems a bit redundent.  Is it to late to add it as an entry?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-non-issue-of-Gay-Marriage

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, Previous hubs CANNOT be added to the HubMob, sorry.  To enter the HubMob you MUST start your hub clicking on the ANSWER THE REQUEST link that I posted here, that way you hub gets automatically added to the HubMob RSS feed. 

      However, you can write a new hub and link it to your old one.

      I hope that helps and hope to see you joining in smile

      1. trooper22 profile image59
        trooper22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the timely response Princessa smile

        Perhaps not this round, but I will in the future.

  35. dayzeebee profile image86
    dayzeebeeposted 7 years ago

    Okay here's my take on this issue -- this time in poetry
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Lets-Be-Gay

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, dayzeebee - what a lovely hub...I'm so glad to have finally met you.

      1. dayzeebee profile image86
        dayzeebeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi RedElf, I'm happy to meet you too. We have many things in common and I'm glad to be hubbing with people like you:) Be seeing more of you.

  36. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 7 years ago
  37. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago
  38. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Thats-So-Gay

    Just a little pet-peeve of mine! And a great resource that is doing something to change it!

  39. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Great Posts HubMobbers smile

    Keep the good Hubs coming, and just in case you wonder where I am over the weekend, I'll be away to the beach for a parachuting weekend smile

    See you Monday morning.  Have a great weekend everybody.

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Happy weekend...smile

      1. Princessa profile image86
        Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks RedElf, I had a great invigorating weekend, ready to start a new week now smile

        http://i41.tinypic.com/x5rqeu.jpg

  40. ethel smith profile image87
    ethel smithposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Gay-Pride-Be-Loud-Be-Proud
    As London Gay Pride 2009 is in full swing just now, I thought I would make sure that this great annual event got some extra publicity.

  41. Shirley Anderson profile image85
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    Finally, I have the hub up!

    HubMob of LGBT Issues

    Great job, everybody!  I'm sure we'll have some more before the weekend's over.

  42. ripplemaker profile image90
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago
    1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Adding you now, Michelle!

      1. ripplemaker profile image90
        ripplemakerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Shirley!  By the way, would it be alright if I make a late entry to the cartoon hubmob? I still would like to write about Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go.  Hahaha

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
          Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It absolutely would be alright!  They changed the rule a while back, so I can add them anytime now.  Just let me know and I'll take care of it for you. smile

  43. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    Here's mine -- http://hubpages.com/hub/One-of-the-Boys women who prefer the freedom of being one of the guys

  44. Shirley Anderson profile image85
    Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago

    You're in there, Teresa.

    HubMob of LGBT Issues

  45. profile image0
    Whikatposted 7 years ago
    1. Shirley Anderson profile image85
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whikat, I tried to add your hub to the HubMob hub but it is no longer there.  sad

  46. Elena. profile image86
    Elena.posted 7 years ago

    Dumb type question from dumb type hubber smile

    How on earth do I "answer" the request?  I click on the link provided by Princessa, then "Answer", and I get a little window... what's that about.  Help por favor! :-)

  47. Elena. profile image86
    Elena.posted 7 years ago

    Oh well, wrong time of day to post this question.  Pity, I don't think I'll be on time to get into the hubmob. Some other time, maybe smile

    Edited to add: All right, I've seen how! A tad too late, but will see if I can jump into the wagon later in the day.  Doubt I'll have the time anymore, but at least I know how if I do!

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Elena, sorry I wasn't here to answer your question, I was away for the weekend.  I see that you managed on your own smile  I hope that you decide either to do a late entry for this HubMob or to join the new HubMob -I should be posting the new topic in a couple of hours.   Just make sure you follow all the steps to join in and if you have any more questions please let me know, I should be around today.

    2. Shirley Anderson profile image85
      Shirley Andersonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Elena, if you still want to do that hub, I can add it to the HubMob hub.  That is allowed now but be sure to let me know, I won't likely see it otherwise.

  48. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Time's up

    New Topic is out http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/16578 come and join us smile

 
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