The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether

"Out" From Behind The Curtain...


"Out" From Behind The Curtain...

A gathering place for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Trans Neo-Victorians and Steampunks to socially interact. This day and age those of us who feel the love that once “Dare Not Speak Its Name” don’t have to be as afraid as our 19th Century predecessors.

Location: Cyberian Wonderland...
Members: 188
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2016

A Few Simple Requests...

~ As we are all Ladies and Gentlemen here, nothing less than the civility, geniality and mutual respect characteristic of polite Society is expected of our members. Be gracious and cordial to one another. Enjoy getting to know your fellow GLBT brothers and sisters as we celebrate diversity within the Steampunk community.

~ Have Fun! - Who knows... You could end up finding romance and ride off into the Aether together with someone special!

Discussion Forum

GLBT-etc characters in steampunk fiction?

Started by Whisper Merlot. Last reply by Spark Mendes Aug 13, 2014. 21 Replies

Hey, I dont read a lot of steampunk fiction but was curious if there were any glbty main characters in ones people have read?~WhisperContinue

Queer Steam Fashion Statement!

Started by Prof. H.M. Pangloss. Last reply by Paul Pratt May 23, 2014. 37 Replies

Do you ever go out of your way to make a Queer statement in your Steam fashion?Gentlemen, do you sport lush colors and femininely androgynous attire to blur the line of masculinity?Ladies, well you have full reign on trousers and male garb, but do…Continue

Tags: style, fashion, queer

A happy polyamorous hello from the Aether above Chi-towne!

Started by Mrs. Helina Tempus. Last reply by The Time Traveler's Boyfriend Apr 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Good day to my "Happy" friends out from behind the curtain. New to the site, been slowly working on not just my Steamy personae; but that of my family as well. My husband runs more Diesel punk. Our other couple were more Ren/ Star Wars before we…Continue

Emerald City Steampunk Expo, Wichita, KS, November 2013

Started by Ed Downes Jul 1, 2013. 0 Replies

Will anyone be attending the Emerald City Steampunk Expo, Wichita, KS, November 2013?  has anyone been able to meet folks of similar persuasion at conventions?  How do you go about it?Continue

Do I hear any pansexuals?

Started by Her Ladyship. Last reply by Kimora Mae Mar 6, 2013. 23 Replies

I consider myself both pansexual and asexual. I'm happy to be with whoever, but I want them to be for love, and to be honest I'm really not that bothered about sexual activity until I find that special someone, and I'm not bothered in searching for…Continue

Androgynous Androgyny

Started by Her Ladyship. Last reply by 08y9cvndxh4h2 Aug 19, 2012. 25 Replies

Having recently watched this wonderful short tv programme called My Transsexual Summer (about these group of transsexual people who go on a retreat and they support and help each other) and it somehow felt very close to home, BUT! I've never ever…Continue

Join Us On Facebook As Well!

Started by Phineas Von Stitch. Last reply by Lady Alice of Ardvreck May 18, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm pleased to announce that as of July 10th, the "Facebook Wing" of "Out" From Behind The Curtain...  is open!And for those of you who are also on facebook, I highly encourage you to join us there as well!  To be added into the group, send me a…Continue

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Comment by Phineas Von Stitch on March 25, 2012 at 12:02pm

Well - it would appear that we have a handful of new members who've joined us in the last 3 months!  I'm very pleased to welcome Sir Fitzy of Salem MA, Mr. Jeff Stoner of Austin TX, Stacey of Ansonia CT, Captain Jack Havock of Laramie WY, and Professor Ezekiel Aether-ton of Seattle WA!  Welcome to you all! ^_^

Comment by The Time Traveler's Boyfriend on February 15, 2012 at 9:37pm

Welcome  EngineRMRaphi!

Comment by Jax von Böhm on February 15, 2012 at 5:18pm

Well greetings dear Raphi.  I too relocated from the great and green Pacific Northwest (though in my case the Portlandia area *grin*) to the city by the bay.  After two years I moved on to one of the original colonies to be nearer family...but I quite literally left my heart in San Francisco.  I hope some day to go back there.  Cost of living aside, I found the bay area the perfect place to live.  I miss it.

Comment by EngineRmRaphi on February 13, 2012 at 2:49pm

Salutations all.

I have relocated from the protectorate of Puget Sound to the Bay Area.  The grand empire of the ideosyncratic, strange, yet quite beloved Emperor Norton. For those unaware of this bit of steam era arcana, do look up the name.  It's quite fascinating.  One person, near kin to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, does a lovely Widow Norton during Pride Week.

I do so hope to connect with others of our kind locally.  We who were called "inverts" during the Victorian era.  Of the requisite letters, I am myself a T, a G, and certainly a Q.  I still look rather like an L, but owing to the effects of testosterone, I am beginning to assume the appearance of the G I am on the inside.  

Engage the rainbow gears... full steam ahead!



Comment by Professor M. W. Fezziwig on January 11, 2012 at 12:10pm

Wishing all our new members a very warm welcome. I hope to get a chance to meet you all.

Comment by Phineas Von Stitch on January 7, 2012 at 4:41pm

Attention group members, regarding joining up on the group page on facebook:

If you've sent me a friend request there - VERY IMPORTANT: did you remember to also send me a note to let me know you are from the the group page here on Steampunk Empire? - If not, I probably accepted your friend request and have not yet added you, simply because I didn't know.  If you don't let me know, I'm unable to distinguish you from the other friend requests I regularly seem to recieve from random Steampunkers... - so if that seems to be what's happened - go send me a message right away and I'll get you added in. ^_^

If you weren't already aware before this comment - we also have a group page on facebook! - Friend request me there and I'll add you in - Don't forget to let me know you are from the S.E. page and wish to be added- remind me of your S.E. Screename -(it helps!):

Comment by Phineas Von Stitch on January 7, 2012 at 1:48pm

I'm very pleased to announce new members who've recently joined us over the month of December! ^_^  A warm welcome to Mr. Vladamir Jones of Sacramento CA, Captain Tobias Fellhorn of Irvine CA, Mr. Robert W Schug of Saint Paul MN, the lovely Ms. Dee Tucker of Louisville KY, and Mr. Charlie of Flint MI.  Welcome aboard and happy to have you with us!

I'm your host, Phineas Von Stitch, and our lovely Co-host is Lady Grace Dudley - Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact either of us.  ^_^

Comment by Lady Sofia Belatrix Lenard on December 25, 2011 at 11:51am

Happy Holidays to you my dear Phineas.

Comment by Phineas Von Stitch on December 25, 2011 at 11:26am
To the entire "Curtain Clan" - I'd like to take a moment to wish each one of you a very Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whichever festivity brings the love of good friends and family close this time of year... And all the very best wishes for a prosperous and Happy New Year!
Comment by Lady Sofia Belatrix Lenard on December 12, 2011 at 6:54pm

Do we have anyone here that's in the Cleveland Ohio Area, & I don't care if it's even in Columbus lol.  I just wouldn't mind getting together w/ some steampunk LGBT's especially if there transgender it'd be helpful.


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