I don't post to soc.motss or ba.motss too often. I am mostly lurker, but I feel very strong association with these UseNet groups. I came out to the world there, before I came out to my family and friends. I found my first boyfriend through ba.motss gathering. The 7th Annual motss.con in Las Vegas, NV (October 6-10, 1994) was a great experience for me. The 8th motss.con in Washington, D.C. (October 5-9, 1995) was even more fun.
I kept archives of posts about these conventions off this page, but they are now obsolete, and I removed Web access to them. If you want to know how fun motss.cons can be before you decide to go to San Francisco *X* this August, write me and I'll e-mail you these archives.
Here are few of my major posts to soc.motss.