I’m pleased to announce the creation of a new OList e-mail list: OHomos. (That name started as something of a joke on Twitter, as Trey explains. But now it’s like a law of nature!) Here’s the basic list description from OList.com:
OHomos is an informal mailing list for for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Objectivists (and others) interested in the proper application of reason, egoism, and rights to matters of mutual interest. Its purpose is to facilitate friendly discussion amongst GLBT Objectivists about dating, sexual health, social events, and “gay rights” … The list aims to promote Objectivist ideas in GLBT circles and provide a friendly social space for GLBT Objectivists too.
As with many other OLists, people can join OHomos as posters or merely as lurkers. To join the list as a poster, you must meet two criteria:
- You must be an Objectivist, meaning that you agree with and live by the principles of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism as best you understand them.
- You must be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
To join OHomos as a lurker, you need only meet either the first or the second criterion.
You can request to join OHomos via this web form. You must briefly explain how you meet the list’s criteria for membership: please write a few sentences. If you wish to lurk, please say that and explain why.
For further details about this new list, please see the OHomos web page. Please note that the list is currently gathering subscriptions. It will open for discussion on Wednesday, July 21st.