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

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Comment by dr kellie on February 7, 2011 at 2:57pm
I like football so much that I stayed home alone to watch the game because I get so irritated with people distracting me at the bar (and I am almost always up for a party at the bar).  But then, I'd rather go hog hunting than attend an orchid show;)
Comment by Dominic Florio on February 7, 2011 at 2:51pm

That is very funny, because a few years, I came into school (I'm a teacher) on Monday, after a Super Bowl Sunday.  I walked into my lesbian friend's class to talk as usual.

She was all excited to tell me about she and her gilrfriend enjoyed the big game and blah, blah, blah.

 

I just looked at her and said, "Well, I did something much more productive yesterday, I went to the orchid show."

 

We had a good laugh over the stereotypical behavior, which we both enjoyed.

Comment by Dominic Florio on February 6, 2011 at 5:50pm
Whenever hetero males attempt to discuss football in front of me, I always cure their desires by telling them how much I like the tight ends and wide receivers.  Then I explain that the best part of the game is the locker room, with all that towel snapping and ass grabbing.  By this time, they are usually on another subject.  Of course, there is no hope for them tonight.  I got through the day by going to a pet bird show and adding some more canaries and finches to my collection.
Comment by James M. Martin on February 6, 2011 at 3:56pm
My sister in law in Mexico asked me if I planned on watching the Superbowl and if I were there with my brother and a couple they know, would I chat with the women on the veranda instead of watching the game.  My response:

I probably would slip out to the umbrella as professional team sports seem to me nothing but sublimated Alpha male fantasies of combat and conquest, things that have always bored me to death.  Heterosexual males love sports because they fill up the gaps in conversations that might otherwise "degenerate" into unimaginable intimacies, which few masculine males allow themselves.  They can cheer for their teams and talk about what a great pass quarterback X just threw, and it helps avoid discussions of things like how poorly one holds one's water at night.  There is always a problem with what the banned psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich called "character armor," a reference to the macho front that men throw up to guard them against just such predicaments as intimacy with other males.

Comment by James M. Martin on February 5, 2011 at 2:04pm
We all have a stake in the outcome in Egypt.  The hypocrisy of the United States in propping up this regime for thirty years and complaining about widespread violations of human rights!  A few years ago, a group of about forty or fifty (could be more) gay men were taking a private voyage down the Nile on a party barge, available to anyone with the money; they got busted by the Egyptian police the minute they disembarked.  They were systematically tortured and hounded into public confessions in a society that maintains Shariah beliefs even as it attempts to modernize along secular Islamic lines similar to those of Turkey.  If the Qu'ran condemns homosexuals, they will not be suffered to live.  (Sound familiar?  It's in Leviticus and the mad rantings of that master misognyist and homophobic cocksucker, Saul-Paul of Tarsus.)  Islamic homophobia is no better or worse than Judeo-Crustian homophobia, though as any atheist knows, Jebus Crust never said a bad thing about homos.  In fact, a guy with a following of twelve men and only one woman (at most) would subscribe to the adage that people who live in glass tents shouldn't throw camel chips.  Seems to me, at any time in history twelve guys going around with one prophet dude just might be having sex together.
Comment by Christopher Baughman on February 2, 2011 at 8:09am
Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 28, 2011 at 1:07am
French lesbian couple fight for the right to say 'I do'

http://www.france24.com/en/20110127-lesbian-couple-parents-france-g...
Comment by Charone Pagett on January 27, 2011 at 8:20pm

Hey folks

I hope you don't mind this plug.  I have created a discussion group on Facebook called Q & A of Atlanta.  Queer & Atheist of Atlanta is a group of non-believers who have some connection to Atlanta.  The reason I started this group is because of the tremendous amount of religiosity that exist in Georgia.  If you are atheist and queer and open about it you will find it very difficult to make social connections in this town.  Q & A of Atlanta is about building a queer atheist community in Atlanta.  Send me an Email if you are interested in joining. qandaofatlanta@groups.facebook.com

Peace & Reason
Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 27, 2011 at 4:33pm
One of the prominent gay Ugandans that the Ugandan rag known as the Rolling Stone put a piece out about was bludgeoned to death in his home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9RgEO8P8U
Comment by Richard Healy on January 19, 2011 at 6:59pm

Gay couple turned away from Bed and Brekafast hotel in UK win ruling that this was direct discrimination and therefore illegal and equality legislation.

The ruling establishes that Civil Partnerships for Gays in the UK deserve and have equal protec... as heterosexual marriages from discrimination. (The hotel in question was run by Christians who had had a double-bed policy that was only for "married" couples.)

 

Judge's ruling set to be a cause for concern to Conservatives (rightly so!!!)

 

"Whatever may have been the position in past centuries it is no longer the case that our laws must, or should automatically reflect the Judaeo-Christian position." He goes on to quote Lord Justic Laws in his ruling over the similar case of a Relate counsellor dismissed for refusing to offer sex advice to gay couples: "The general law may of course protect a particular social or moral position which is espoused by Christianity, not because of its religious imprimatur, but on the footing that in reason its merits commend themselves."

 

Reflections on the effect The Equality Act 2006 has had on moving towards a less prejudical society in Britain behind the link....

 

it warms my secular heart to see a religion being told "NO!"

However, being a civil suit and therefore a case of competing rights, and becuase the judge found in favour of the the couple bringing the case which is consistent with the legislation, it necessarily means the hoteliers rights are being impinged, hence they have been given leave to appeal the ruling, but one wonders on what grounds an appeal could be made or attempted successfully.

So it will probably stand as a new piece of case law precendent clarifying the legislation (establishing civil partnerships and the application of the equality act to them) thus putting the rights of gays in civil partnerships on equal legal footing in terms of protection from direct discrimination of denial/restriction of goods and services, as heterosexual married couples.

And that is a very good thing.

America, take note.

 

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