Gay to Z (virtual)


This space is for ages 14 – 23

Respect Diversity: Your virtual space—should be, without question, a safe space for people of all races, genders, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic statuses. Derogatory and sarcastic comments and jokes that marginalize anyone are fundamentally unacceptable, especially in the classroom. Offensive language—or language that could be construed as offensive—should be avoided and defused. In the unfortunate event that this becomes an issue, you should take immediate action to protect the safety and comfort of our youth. Our ethnically rich and diverse, multi-cultural world should be highly celebrated in the classroom and in life. Knowledge your own biases as well before you begin teaching so you can treat every person under your facilitating with the respect and compassion that all humans deserve.

Participate: Youth must contribute to the conversations. Neither stalkers nor cyberspace lurks are allowed. A shared environment is only effective if everyone involved actually. Make providing insightful commentary in the online discussions a requirement for involvement.

Report contributions that violate the rules and guidelines by selecting the Admin alert button at the top right corner of the post to notify us. We will act on the report as quickly as we can.  Do not reply to the offending post as that typically only encourages the poster.

No discussion of any illegal activity.

No use of explicit, obscene or vulgar language or images and/or messages, including racist remarks.

No advertising or links to advertising or "Spam" is permitted. Advertising or Spam is defined as posting a link for the purpose of selling, soliciting or promoting by someone that has ownership or other "vested interest" to the web site involved, including efforts to promote other online forums or web sites by web site owners.  If you are a web site owner and have a link that is considered of interest to the global malaria community, please submit it to our resource directory and we will review your submission. Posts and links about fundraising (including nonprofit fundraisers) are NOT permitted. Only links to personal home pages are allowed in signatures and member profiles. Links must be appropriate and abide by rules #1-3 or they will be removed.

Do not disrespect moderators.  Be respectful in both the forums and any private communications with moderators.  Moderators may often be volunteers that donate many hours of their own time to help in the forums.  Violations of this rule will not be tolerated.

Do not post offline personal contact information (ie. your home address, phone numbers etc.) and do not ask for personal information from others.  Use of full names (your first and last name) is a prerequisite but exchange of personal contact information should proceed with care. This is to protect your security and identity.

Users that do not abide by the rules may be subject to having their posts edited or deleted, their member account permanently banned from further access and/or deleted without notice.

Rules and guidelines may change at any time, please re-read them regularly.