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Rules of the Rainbow

There are a few very important things that need to be said, so I thought I would just address them all up front and post them as a permanent page as well as our first blog post(s). I’m going to break them up into manageable bits and do my best to keep it short.

This will also be where I put any additions that need to be made along the way, which of course will be blogged and linked as well.

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Respect

First and foremost, Suck The Rainbow requires that you have respect for the community as a whole, and show that respect to each individual that joins us here. We do not require that you agree with anyone about anything, and we do not require that anyone keep their opinion to themselves, in general. But we will not tolerate shutting down, shaming, or hate mongering from anyone, for any reason.

Not everyone is always going to agree, and that is fine. Disagree to your heart’s content, but do so with at least the minimal amount of respect you would show your fellow community members if you were face to face.

We are likely to cover many, many controversial or triggering topics here, including but not limited to race, religion, politics, and legal issues. These alone will likely keep the few of us currently working on Suck the Rainbow busy putting out fires. And that is before we even get to the use of pronouns, real and true (insert your kink here), or any number of very personal lifestyle topics.

Aren’t we the community of “open, honest, respectful communication”?  That is what we claim, after all.

We have enough problems from outside the community, let’s not make things worse by treating each other the same way they treat us. Please don’t make us waste our time dealing with drama BS and the fallout it creates.

Suck The Rainbow reserves the right at all times to silence and/or remove, either temporarily or permanently, any person who we believe is being detrimental to the community as a whole, without warning and without recourse.

Inclusivity

We here at Suck The Rainbow want this place to be a community for all. If it’s legal and practiced by consenting adults, it’s all good with us!

Littles, bears, daddies, pups, ponies, masters, mistresses, slaves, subs, switches, furries, gays, lesbians, asexuals, trans of all sorts, and so much more, even the ren fair folk, cosplayers and con geeks… you are all welcome and honored here for your uniqueness and what you have to offer our community.

BUT… there is always a “but” isn’t there?

This much diversity also means that on more than one occasion you will run into something you personally find offensive, triggering, or that for some other reason makes you unhappy.

We are sorry that you are upset, and we do wish that you never had to deal with anything that takes joy from your life. That is a take it to the bank, solid gold truth. We do not want anyone that comes here to be uncomfortable or unhappy.

However, that is as far as we will go about the subject. Unless we deem there to be a problem with statements made when compared to the goals we have created for Suck The Rainbow, we will not silence or remove anyone, take down any post, comment, product, or page, or in any other way take the voice away from one person to suit another’s sensibilities.

This may at first seem at odds with the Respect statement you just read, but honestly, it’s more a continuation of a theme.

We have decided that in order to truly respect each of the lifestyles, and every individual, that make up the greater alternative community, this is simply the way it must be. You do not have to agree with it, you do not have to like it, and you don’t even have to be quiet about how much you don’t agree with it or don’t like it.

You simply have to accept that the things you don’t like exist, and be civil in your conversations if you decide to talk about how much you don’t like them. That is all we ask.