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List Name glb-youth-l (glb-youth-l)
Purpose: Welcome to the Gay Youth News Gateway.

This mailing list serves as an email gateway to the moderated Usenet
newsgroup soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian.bi. This will allow users to
access the newsgroup through email, so that they can read it even if they
cannot access it through Usenet.

Subscribers to this mailing list are encouraged to send their replies
directly to the soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi moderator email address
at glb-youth@ucsd.edu.

No approval is required to subscribe to or unsubscribe from this mailing
list.

Soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi is a moderated Usenet newsgroup. Because
all replies to this mailing list will be sent to the email address for
submission to the newsgroup, they will be subject to the approval of the
moderators of soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi before they can appear on
the Usenet newsgroup (and thus be sent through the Usenet gateway to the
other members of this mailing list).

Charter of soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi:

Soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi exists to offer support,
understanding, and friendship to young people who are coming to terms
with their sexuality, which may differ from the heterosexual norm.
These people often suffer from unimaginable shame and guilt because
they feel attracted to members of the same sex, or to both sexes;
should these feelings become publicly known, these young people may
become outcasts in their communities. As a result, they feel that
they must hide their true feelings from the rest of the world, even
their own families and friends, and they feel alone and unloved.
These feelings are reflected in studies that show the suicide rate
among gay, lesbian and bisexual youths to be higher than in other
groups of the same age.

Thus, soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi exists for these young people
to express their feelings in an understanding, friendly forum. The
intent of this newsgroup is to let these people know that they are not
alone, and that there are people they can turn to for friendship and
comfort.

Because of the sensitive nature of this subject, people who post on
this newsgroup may prefer to write their messages anonymously. Lists
of anonymous remailers will be posted here on a regular basis, for the
benefit of those who wish to keep their identities secret.

This newsgroup will be moderated, and all messages posted here will be
subject to the approval of the moderators. This is done for two
reasons: 1) Sadly, there are people who post insulting, degrading,
hateful messages to gay-oriented newsgroups as a way of starting
arguments solely for their own selfish entertainment. Such flamers
will not be allowed here. 2) There are older people who seek out
young people for sexual purposes. This newsgroup is intended for
young people to express their feelings and comfort others, and for
adults to offer advice and friendship to youths; it is not meant for
"chicken hawks" to seek out boys and girls for sex. Thus, messages of
that sort will also not be allowed here.

DISCLAIMER: The moderators of this newsgroup cannot read private email
received by anyone other than themselves. The moderators exist to
serve as a buffer between the members of this newsgroup and those whom
the moderators believe would cause harm the members of this newsgroup
by posting messages that the moderators deem to be harmful. The
moderators can only control messages sent to this newsgroup; they
cannot control messages sent directly to others through email.
Therefore, the moderators cannot be held responsible for the outcome
of any actions resulting from the exchange of private email between
anyone connected to Usenet or anywhere else on the Internet, including
this newsgroup.
List Type: Unmoderated discussion
Subscription: Does not require owner approval
Archive: Readable by subscribers only
Created: Mar 29, 2000
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