Bruce, I tried to reply to your thread, but it is closed. Why? The question I want to ask is, do LGBT members want a separate forum? I know they have problems with legal issues that most of us don't have to confront, but surely the main problem is one of acceptance, and by hiving them off to a separate forum, we are simply compounding their exclusion. We have a few gay and lesbian posters, and I don't see any problem with that. If other people do, then they have the right to ignore the posts. If members have been asked if they would like their own forum, as people who come into the 'after dementia' category were, and have said yes, then well and good, and I'll support it. But my view is that to impose it is a form of discrimination. I hope to hear others' views.