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Atiba Applebum

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #330 on: November 09, 2022, 02:41:25 AM »
Kindness, particularly in a situation that feels threatening, is such a gift.

I know this might be a bit of a stretch, but for me it's not at all: when I came to SLAP and started posting openly about my sexuality, I was sort of caught off guard by the kindness that was extended to me by FAR more people than those who were hostile. Of course the hostility often gets the attention because it's hard to take, but I've discussed on here a ton about how awesome folks were.

I think in general more people are kind and good...but the nasty fuckers suck all the air out of the room and basically ruin it for everybody.

edit: lol I just got scolded by SLAP for trying to gnar you more than twice in a 24 hour period @IpathCats
Will gnar again someday soon!!!

@GAY i was talking to one of the employees at Kingswell the other day who lurks on here and they said youíre one of their favorites.    I mentioned that I think you said youíve been there and he was pretty stoked on that

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #331 on: November 09, 2022, 09:55:33 AM »
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Kindness, particularly in a situation that feels threatening, is such a gift.

I know this might be a bit of a stretch, but for me it's not at all: when I came to SLAP and started posting openly about my sexuality, I was sort of caught off guard by the kindness that was extended to me by FAR more people than those who were hostile. Of course the hostility often gets the attention because it's hard to take, but I've discussed on here a ton about how awesome folks were.

I think in general more people are kind and good...but the nasty fuckers suck all the air out of the room and basically ruin it for everybody.

edit: lol I just got scolded by SLAP for trying to gnar you more than twice in a 24 hour period @IpathCats
Will gnar again someday soon!!!
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@GAY i was talking to one of the employees at Kingswell the other day who lurks on here and they said youíre one of their favorites.    I mentioned that I think you said youíve been there and he was pretty stoked on that

ha! I'm honored! That's rad. I used to live right by the Kingswell, and I'm from Albuquerque so I've had a nice connection with Mr. Chavez even though I didn't know him from there. Anyway, you made my day AA.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #332 on: November 09, 2022, 11:11:50 AM »
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Kindness, particularly in a situation that feels threatening, is such a gift.

I know this might be a bit of a stretch, but for me it's not at all: when I came to SLAP and started posting openly about my sexuality, I was sort of caught off guard by the kindness that was extended to me by FAR more people than those who were hostile. Of course the hostility often gets the attention because it's hard to take, but I've discussed on here a ton about how awesome folks were.

I think in general more people are kind and good...but the nasty fuckers suck all the air out of the room and basically ruin it for everybody.

edit: lol I just got scolded by SLAP for trying to gnar you more than twice in a 24 hour period @IpathCats
Will gnar again someday soon!!!
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@GAY i was talking to one of the employees at Kingswell the other day who lurks on here and they said youíre one of their favorites.    I mentioned that I think you said youíve been there and he was pretty stoked on that
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ha! I'm honored! That's rad. I used to live right by the Kingswell, and I'm from Albuquerque so I've had a nice connection with Mr. Chavez even though I didn't know him from there. Anyway, you made my day AA.

He was happy to know you started posting again

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #333 on: November 12, 2022, 06:10:05 PM »
Any queer skaters here in the Philadelphia area? My boyfriend and I are thinking of relocating soon. Wonder if LGBTQIA scene + skate scene sees any overlap  in the city o brotherly love 8)

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #334 on: November 21, 2022, 07:31:53 AM »
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #335 on: November 21, 2022, 07:35:12 AM »
later, SLAP. it's been fun. i need to focus on my mental health. *mods please focus my account

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #336 on: December 20, 2022, 04:53:34 PM »
Hoping everybody has a safe and happy holiday with your family, chosen or blood. <3

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #337 on: December 21, 2022, 07:02:59 PM »
Hoping everybody has a safe and happy holiday with your family, chosen or blood. <3

Samee to you, GAY, and everyone else! <3
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #338 on: December 21, 2022, 11:33:27 PM »
Kindness, particularly in a situation that feels threatening, is such a gift.

I know this might be a bit of a stretch, but for me it's not at all: when I came to SLAP and started posting openly about my sexuality, I was sort of caught off guard by the kindness that was extended to me by FAR more people than those who were hostile. Of course the hostility often gets the attention because it's hard to take, but I've discussed on here a ton about how awesome folks were.

I think in general more people are kind and good...but the nasty fuckers suck all the air out of the room and basically ruin it for everybody.

edit: lol I just got scolded by SLAP for trying to gnar you more than twice in a 24 hour period @IpathCats
Will gnar again someday soon!!!

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #339 on: January 16, 2023, 07:18:13 AM »
hello! I'm gonna be in the bay area for a little over a week from the 20th to the 28th. Just putting some feelers out there, seeing if anyone wants to try and get a Bella Vista or Rockridge BART (or anywhere else) session going. Love ya 

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #340 on: January 16, 2023, 08:55:19 AM »
hello! I'm gonna be in the bay area for a little over a week from the 20th to the 28th. Just putting some feelers out there, seeing if anyone wants to try and get a Bella Vista or Rockridge BART (or anywhere else) session going. Love ya
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #341 on: January 16, 2023, 12:18:01 PM »
Dang I wish I could meet up with y'all.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #342 on: January 18, 2023, 01:08:04 AM »
Dang I wish I could meet up with y'all.

I havenít posted in awhile, but coming to terms with my queerness more and more this last year and I just wanted to say: we missed you GAY and Iím really glad youíre back in our lives.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #343 on: January 18, 2023, 10:18:23 AM »
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Dang I wish I could meet up with y'all.
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I havenít posted in awhile, but coming to terms with my queerness more and more this last year and I just wanted to say: we missed you GAY and Iím really glad youíre back in our lives.

Hey! What a kind thing to read. Thank you so much...and welcome back.

I'm not an authority on ANYTHING, but if you'd ever like to chat please shoot me a DM. Figuring out who I am and how to be OK with all of that is a journey I'm still on and a big part of why I started posting here on SLAP in the first place, so just know you've got an internet pen pal if you need one.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #344 on: February 16, 2023, 04:46:27 AM »
Any queer skaters here in the Philadelphia area? My boyfriend and I are thinking of relocating soon. Wonder if LGBTQIA scene + skate scene sees any overlap  in the city o brotherly love 8)

Been living in Philly for almost 6 years, only known I was queer for the last 2 or so, but thereís definitely some overlap in the scene. Thereís a few different queer skate meetup groups that Iíve heard of at least and thereís also a lot of crossover with the local quad skating scene. Zembo is a skate shop in Kensington stocking Glue, There, etc and has multiple queer employees and team riders. They also have an indoor park and do a lot of events like art shows, flea markets, and punk shows on the weekends. Iíve definitely made some friends w queer folk passing through the city or that I wouldnít cross paths with otherwise at those types of things.

Iím baby gay and was already enmeshed in the skate scene when I started coming out, but everyone Iíve spoken to specifically about it has been nothing but kind  and supportive. Anyway, Philly loves you! Shoot me a message if yíall do end up out this way.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #345 on: February 16, 2023, 09:42:02 AM »


I'll be at this contest with friends on Sunday, is anyone im here thinking of going?
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #346 on: February 16, 2023, 02:06:47 PM »
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Any queer skaters here in the Philadelphia area? My boyfriend and I are thinking of relocating soon. Wonder if LGBTQIA scene + skate scene sees any overlap  in the city o brotherly love 8)
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Been living in Philly for almost 6 years, only known I was queer for the last 2 or so, but thereís definitely some overlap in the scene. Thereís a few different queer skate meetup groups that Iíve heard of at least and thereís also a lot of crossover with the local quad skating scene. Zembo is a skate shop in Kensington stocking Glue, There, etc and has multiple queer employees and team riders. They also have an indoor park and do a lot of events like art shows, flea markets, and punk shows on the weekends. Iíve definitely made some friends w queer folk passing through the city or that I wouldnít cross paths with otherwise at those types of things.

Iím baby gay and was already enmeshed in the skate scene when I started coming out, but everyone Iíve spoken to specifically about it has been nothing but kind  and supportive. Anyway, Philly loves you! Shoot me a message if yíall do end up out this way.

Rad! Welcome bigmike. I call my husband Big Mike...have a feeling you're not the same person but anything's possible.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #347 on: March 07, 2023, 07:24:53 AM »
things are extra fucking shitty lately for our trans friends. show them love. I feel pretty powerless and don't have good words for this stuff right now but they need to know you're there for them. thanks