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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Location: International
Members: 623
Latest Activity: Aug 4

Welcome to Gay / LGBTQI Atheists & friends!

Video "In A Heartbeat" by Jackie-Ross Lavender
Thanks Flying Atheist for the link.

Discussion Forum

Porn site puts North Carolina legislature to shame

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jul 17. 2 Replies

Fascist Anti-Gay Backlash Can Escalate Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 13. 4 Replies

L.A. Pride parade morphs into #ResistMarch

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Andrew Jun 13. 2 Replies

Thanks "Equality State"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Andrew May 8. 10 Replies

We're targeted by the justice system

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 19. 2 Replies

Research on Chest Binding

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 28, 2016. 1 Reply

First nationwide survey of anti LGBT youth violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 20, 2016. 2 Replies

Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9, 2016. 3 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 2, 2017 at 7:49am

Why Autocrats Fear LGBT Rights

Masha Gessen

New York Review of Books

. . . Many commentators immediately branded this move [banning transsexuals from the military] a distraction, an attempt to draw attention away from the Russian-conspiracy story, the health care battle, or anything else they deem more important than the president’s declaration that a group of Americans are second-class citizens. This is not only a grievous insult to transgender people but a basic failure to understand the emotional logic of Trumpism. This is a logic that Trump shares with most modern-day strongmen, and it was this logic that made his attack on LGBT rights so predictable, even while he was literally draping a rainbow flag over his body last year.
. . . queer rights are anything but a distraction: they are a frontier, sometimes the frontier in the global turn toward autocracy.
. . . in Russia queer people make an ideal target for government propaganda because the very idea of them serves as a convenient stand-in for an entire era of liberalization that is now shunned.
. . . This is no distraction: it is the very heart of Trumpism.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 1, 2017 at 7:03pm

I found this alternate version of "Masculine Women! Feminine Men!" which I like better.  It has some additional words and is sung a bit slower.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 1, 2017 at 3:48pm

Thanks, Carl, for sharing "Masculine Women! Feminine Men!" The Queer Music Heritage site has lots of versions, and even sheet music.

Thanks also for "In a Heartbeat"! Damn onions...

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 1, 2017 at 1:22pm

Donald Trump tweeting: “After consulting my generals, I’m banning transgender troops from service!” He’s in the Commander-in-Chief square at the top of an organizational chart showing [first row] General Confusion, General Disarray, General Disappointment, General Anxiety, General Ignorance, [second row] General Anarchy, General Contempt, General Bewilderment, General Hostility, General Lunacy, General Stupidity, [third row] General Anesthesia, General Tso’s, General Relativity, General Mills, General Hospital, General Quarters, General Motors, [fourth row] General Vicinity, Gen. Lee, Gen. Store, GE, Surgeon Gen., Gen. Public, Dollar Gen., Gen. Population, Gen. Contra., Gen. Pract. [and other rows of tiny boxes]

(click to embiggen)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 1, 2017 at 10:13am

"If this doesn't play well, you can decide who goes next."

tRump himself! And Pence, and Ryan, and the rest of the Rethuglicans whose voter suppression succeeded so well!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 1, 2017 at 8:48am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 1, 2017 at 8:28am

Comment by Plinius on July 30, 2017 at 3:33am

Thanks for posting, Carl, I like it!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 30, 2017 at 2:23am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 30, 2017 at 2:23am

Joan, thanks for posting the Al Jazeera voting rights timeline.  Very interesting!  I didn't know there were so many nuanced changes back and forth through the years.  

 

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