LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by Marx on May 13, 2010 at 10:03am
I think what they may be referring to is that people with certain types of lisp cannot pronounce an "s" sound in words, and instead pronounce the "s" as "th". If the "th" sound is exaggerated by drawing it out (thhhhh) it sounds somewhat like a hiss. What in the world this has to do with being gay is beyond me, but I have seen gay friends camping it up and part of the camp is drawing out the "s" sound in words, which creates a hissing sound.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 13, 2010 at 9:42am
Charles, I think there are other hissers in the animal kingdom, including the hissing cockroach. I can't think of others offhand. Oh, maybe the bride of Frankenstein.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 13, 2010 at 9:39am
You're welcome. Mistaking the stereotypical lisp for a hiss sounds possible.
Comment by The Flaming Pi on May 13, 2010 at 12:17am
Sorry about that, I meant to say "not including myself".
Comment by The Flaming Pi on May 13, 2010 at 12:16am
Well, that's three people (including myself) who have never heard of the "gay hiss" thing.

Thank you Daniel the Apostate, Grundgetta, and Charles H Downs. I'm convinced my friend was confusing the hiss and the lisp. He couldn't elaborate further. He simply thought there was some stereotype involving hissing. Thank you all, once again. I just needed a couple more people backing me on this.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 12, 2010 at 11:36pm
I certainly never have.
Comment by The Flaming Pi on May 11, 2010 at 6:51pm
So, a really kind, attractive, wonderful, pleasant, cute, and atheist man told me that hissing is a homosexual stereotype. I've performed google searches trying to find information on this. But, I've received no information thus far.

Have any of you ever heard of this stereotype?
Comment by Dominic Florio on May 9, 2010 at 12:19pm
Not too old. LOL
I'm proud of my history. I took a lot of chances and I'm happy that some religious nut didn't take me out during some protest or after a media appearance. I would do it all over again.
The worst thing, which still exists today, is not being understood by the gay community. It breaks my heart when I see how many of us still cling to those institutions that have caused so much missery, pain, and death to our people.
I understand people feqaring their mortality and thinking that "something" is there, but to hold on to the childish notions from an oppressor, is very sad.
The up side is seeing so many out and proud atheists who will continue to change the world.
Comment by Dominic Florio on May 9, 2010 at 9:46am
Back in the early 80's I co-founded American Gay Atheists. We worked very closely with American Atheists and Madalyn Murray O'Hair. I'm so pleased that the movement has grown to this point, especially with the availability of the internet. We truly are everywhere and it is great to see.
Comment by Jaume on May 7, 2010 at 9:35am
Nothing new here. Because of Apple, Adam and Eve were kicked out of Eden and the Trojan War was fought. And they almost killed Newton.

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