By and large I have found OLGA to be a welcoming environment for LGBT people. When I first started exploring the site, I wasn't sure that I would. Having spent years in the gaming environment where the most offensive speech possible is a matter of routine, I did not have high expectations of tolerance within a community of ex-gamers. I also encountered a few posts, comments, etc, that raised questions.
In order to allay such misgivings in potential future members, and make the community appear as welcoming as possible, I'd suggest that the OLGA website edit a couple of the "official" materials, taking into consideration the possibility that the intended audience is not entirely heterosexual:
There is a question in the diagnostic test that asks, "Have you flirted with a member of the opposite sex in games..." To the best of my memory, I have not, but that is rather beside the point! I would suggest rewording this question as simply: Have you flirted with other players in games...
In the sponsorship forum, in the sticky for sponsorship guidelines, it is emphasised that a person should find a sponsor of the same gender "type." I absolutely appreciate the concern, a concern that most likely comes from lots of experience of undesirable romantic attachments and entanglements arising between sponsors and sponsees. For the majority of the OLGA community, it seems to me a reasonable guideline. However, the stipulation seems to ignore the question, what are LGBTs supposed to do? Should gay men seek out lesbians for sponsorhip only, and vice versa? That would be quite limiting to our recovery. And what about bisexuals? Should they go on a hike in the woods and pick out a tree to discuss their step work with? To remedy this oversight and clarify the guideline, I'd suggest a caveat be included in the suggestions, some kind of acknowledgement that for sexual minorities, and possibly some others, the guideline is not applicable.
I may come across some other red flags as I slowly meander my way through the forums, but I wanted to offer these suggestions to ensure that OLGA's intent to be welcoming to all members, including LGBT members, is communicated as clearly as possible.