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

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We're targeted by the justice system

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel W Dec 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Porn site puts North Carolina legislature to shame

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 29, 2016. 1 Reply

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

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30, 2016. 6 Replies

Caitlyn Jenner loves Ted Cruz

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 7, 2016. 15 Replies

Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 31, 2016. 9 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2017 at 2:02pm

via gaytimes "Nell Bryden...  teamed up with Welsh filmmaker Rhys Davies for the music video, which was inspired by a feature about a gay couple desperate for marriage equality before one of them suffered the full effects of Alzheimer’s disease."

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2017 at 9:54pm

I don't know if I've posted this before, but Daniel's video on intersex people reminded me that I had this video saved to my favorites on YouTube.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2017 at 9:44pm

That's a very interesting video on homosexuality.  There's definately much to ponder and more to discover about this topic.  

As much as I enjoy hearing that I may be more intelligent and a specially important aspect of our society, I'm rather apprehensive to fully embrace this theory.  At least right now.  

While watching the video, I had a feeling in the back of my head that a few of his conclusions were premature or possibly a bit farfetched.  I think any person, gay or straight, can be the "glue" that holds together a family or community.  Any person, gay or straight, can be a driving empathic force.  I think empathy can be learned and obtained by anybody through social interaction and education.

I'm open to discussion.  What say you?  

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2017 at 8:48pm

Loren, I thought the video was interesting too.  The more we learn, the more we know.

I've always thought that Intersex people got a bad deal out of LGBT activism, almost always leaving out the "I".  And yet, if anyone has a claim to the idea that gender and sex are not chosen traits, and the world isn't just binary, it's intersex people.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 24, 2017 at 6:36pm

Daniel, that video was a genuine mind-bender, and it may have provided a couple data points on just how I got to be where I am on the sexual spectrum.

Molte grazie, bro.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2017 at 2:21pm

Wow!  Very interesting video.  I've never heard anything like that before.  It's a beautiful theory.  It even made me cry.

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2017 at 11:09am

This guy says gay offfspring helps family survival, and is an evolutionary advantage for that reason.  I've heard that theoretical concept before.  He backs it up a little more, and adds the now trendy epigenetics to the mix.  The evidence here is for gay men.  He speculates, without evidence, this would also be true for Lesbians.  Maybe it is.  For other sexual minorites, the biology and sociobiology are anybody's guess.  Without research, we won't know.

I like having some support. It's nice that once his son came out to him, he was, or became, supportive. Gay people often play the role of teaching their parents and community that we are not some sort of horrible demons.  It's a burden.  Without it, we would be in worse shape than we are.  Also too bad that in societies that murder and ostracize gay people, this means that straights reduce their own privilege by eliminating the family members most likely to help their own families thrive.  That suggests that they punish themselves and their families, by punishing their gay children.

I gave immeasurable care to my parents as they aged.  I had to lie and say the cost was minimal, and the effort wasn't much, so tthey would accept that care.  That makes it thankless, but I would do it again.

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2017 at 10:59am

Interesting story about president little-hands' inauguration cake, or one of them.  Supposedly it was plagiarized from one of Pres. Obama's cakes.  The real story is more complicated, and funds fopr the cake are to go to HRC for LGBT civil rights.  Plus, it's Styrofoam. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2017 at 10:57am

Wow, Carl, finally we are in fashion.  I wonder if a little of the uptick is because so many died during the worst of the AIDS years, lowering our prevalence in society.  As younger ones fill in, the proportion rises again.  Pure speculation on my part.  Of course there is less stigma in some places and more support in general, and more visibility, making being gay more acceptable and making it a little less wrenching for some to come out.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 18, 2017 at 1:13pm

Just throwing this out for your reading pleasure:

An Increasing Number of Adults in the U.S. Identify As LGBT

 

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