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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

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First nationwide survey of anti LGBT youth violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 20. 2 Replies

Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 3 Replies

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30. 6 Replies

Caitlyn Jenner loves Ted Cruz

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 7. 15 Replies

Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 31. 9 Replies

Way of the Mister: Murder the Gays!!! (Brian Dalton)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 18, 2015. 16 Replies

Gender Identity and Sustainability

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 8, 2013 at 10:10pm

More bad news from Africa:

Zambian men charged over gay sex

Two Zambian men have pleaded not guilty during a court appearance in the small central town of Kapiri Mposhi to a charge of engaging in homosexual acts.

They were released on bail on Monday after undergoing medical examinations to check if they had engaged in homosexual acts.

Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International's Zambia researcher says,  "Anal examinations conducted to "prove" same-sex conduct are scientifically invalid and, furthermore, if they were conducted without the men's consent, contravene the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment under international law."

"In addition, the doctors who conduct these examinations, by doing so forcibly, violate their ethical obligations towards people they examine," he added.

My heart breaks every time I hear stories like this.  

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 8, 2013 at 10:02pm
Comment by Daniel W on May 7, 2013 at 12:35pm

I love this editorial from the Washington Post for the following description of NOM:  "The loathsome and duplicitous National Organization for Marriage".  Awesome!

That comment in a time when news organizations continue to interview NOM and other hate group people like American Family Association as legitimate sources.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2013 at 10:06am

Grinning Cat, that quote of yours kicks MAJOR-LEAGUE ASS.  The final two statements:

Pushed out? No. I walked out.

speak to the thought Jeff gave this matter, the conclusion he came to and the choice he made, one that many of us in our own way share with him.

Smokin' stuff, GC, thanks for posting it!

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on May 5, 2013 at 9:46am

As I am a transwoman I really enjoyed her talents.  The best part of this is that we "Ts" as a group are slowly catching up with the rest of the LGB+T community.  When I was her age in the 40s & 50s you were either in the closet or dead.  I may have enough time left to see us fully intregated as I could make another 20 years.  A lot are making it to 100 these days and we are making progress.  Even us Atheists are gaining ground.  It has been years since people ran in terror if they found you to be one of those scary heathens that were "Non Believers"

Comment by Daniel W on May 4, 2013 at 9:03pm

Dallas, lovely video.

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on May 4, 2013 at 7:15pm

She's really a beautiful person, and has a beautiful voice.  I'm a fan:-)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 4, 2013 at 12:50am

I liked that video a lot, Dallas.  Thanks for posting.  We are all beautifully wonderful in our diversity. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 30, 2013 at 1:13pm

My father was a Catholic deacon, my mother was a lay minister and I thought about becoming a priest. I was in church every Sunday for the first 15 years of my life. Now I spend my Sundays on my bike, on my snowboard or on my husband. I haven’t spent my post-Catholic decades in a sulk, wishing the church would come around on the issue of homosexuality so that I could start attending Mass again. I didn’t abandon my faith. I saw through it. The conflict between my faith and my sexuality set that process in motion, but the conclusions I reached at the end of that process — there are no gods, religion is man-made, faith can be a force for good or evil — improved my life. I’m grateful that my sexuality prompted me to think critically about faith. Pushed out? No. I walked out.

Dan Savage, in his review of Jeff Chu's book Does Jesus Really Love Me (emphases added)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 30, 2013 at 11:05am

A wonderful new program just started at a Chicago high school:

LGBT Mentor Program Launches at Lincoln Park High School

The dean of the high school is heading a mentor program, which pairs recent university graduates with LGBT teens at the high school to help them deal with issues such as bullying and how and whether to come out to their families while still in their teens.

There are no similar programs in the city, lest the country, Lang said, and he hopes the model could expand city-wide and serve as an example across the country.

The first meeting was held at the school in mid-April and drew an even greater attendance than the organizers anticipated, leaving them in search of more mentors.

 

 

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