Community Guidelines

OutLoud believes that we can all participate in community dialog, debate and discussion without divisive, abusive or bigoted language & behavior.  In an effort to establish a digital community where everyone has a place at the table, we expect everyone to adhere to these community guidelines:

Differences of opinion make for great discussion, but please do not abuse other users through name calling or ad hominem attacks.

Do not post dehumanizing material. This means content that is racist, obscene, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic or bigoted against individuals or groups. Please help us by flagging such content, when you find it.

Please use common sense. Do not violate anyone’s privacy by posting identifying information or encouraging anyone else to do so. Do not encourage violence or criminal activity.

Please stay on topic. Posts that criticize moderation or distract from the article’s topic by introducing unrelated hot-button topics may be removed.

Please be thoughtful. Comments that negatively characterize broad groups of people may be removed. Such assertions, which may feel satisfying to write, are unlikely to change anyone’s mind and make it significantly more difficult to have a productive discussion.

Before you post something, ask yourself:  is it true; is it necessary; and is it kind?

Thank you for participating in discussions in our websites and social media properties.

NOTE: These Community Guidelines are intended to highlight and supplement some of the terms and conditions set forth in our Terms of Use. You should review the entire Terms of Use to understand the terms and conditions that apply to you. For complete information on how this site handles the personal information you provide to us, please read our Privacy Policy. Your use of the site or our social media properties, and/or submission of any content, constitutes your agreement to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This site is not responsible for any content you submit. We reserve the right, but undertake no duty, to review, edit, move, or delete any content submitted by users, in our sole discretion, without notice, including but not limited to the reasons listed above.

OutLoud is the leading voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the Walla Walla Valley, working to foster a community where LGBTQ people can live authentic lives free from discrimination and bigotry.

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