Thank you "LG"!!!
Out on the Range is a group. (Therefore calling us "it" was appropriate, LG.) The reason we meet as a group is so that we can hang out, be ourselves, and meet other people in the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and trans-gender/transitional) community. At our meetings, we can feel comfortable enough to let our guards down without having to worry about being judged or discriminated against.
Yes, the hope would be that someday we could all be "OUT on the range" without anyone feeling there is a need for such a group. However, not everyone who attends our meetings is "out"- we like LG's Brokeback Mountain reference! So until the time comes when we all do feel safe, we meet to remind ourselves that we are not alone. and we post on here for a couple of reasons.
>>It gets the word out to people who may want to attend our meetings so they can check out our website http://glbtmilescity.blogspot.com
>>It lets the community know we are here without "OUTing" our attendees and allows the topic of GLBTs in Montana to be discussed in an open, nonthreatening setting. Without talking openly, we cannot hope to overcome things like ignorance, fear, and intolerance.
So keep talking about us, Chuck, even if it is negative. Because we have nothing bad to say about anyone, (except perhaps that, we dislike the three character traits listed above) and your narrow views serve as proof to us that we are needed in Miles City!