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 Grinning Cat on May 7, 2016 at 2:07pm

One thing is a bit sad about Roy Moore's situation: if he's found guilty and removed from the bench a second time, he'll be free to run for governor and very possibly win.

Alabamans reelected him to the state's high court in 2012, after he was removed in 2003 for defying a federal court's order, upheld on appeal, to remove his Ten Commandments monument from Alabama's supreme court building.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 7, 2016 at 12:20pm

Such sad news:

Alabama Chief Justice Moore suspended for rejecting legalization of same-sex marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended on Friday for defying the legalization of marriage equality, reported.

Moore was suspended after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed ethics charges against him. Moore will now be tried by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, and could be removed from the bench if found guilty.

The commission’s move was spurred by complaints by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which released a statement saying Moore had “disgraced” his position.

Raw Story article here.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 24, 2016 at 10:26pm

Good one, Grinning Cat !!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 24, 2016 at 10:13pm

The best way to 'protect the children' (three restroom doors, labeled WOMEN, MEN, and REPUBLICAN MEN)

Comment by Loren Miller on April 20, 2016 at 6:24am

Could you use some encouraging words, gang?  The following was in this morning's copy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 20 April, 2016:

Click on the above to enlarge.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 16, 2016 at 12:24pm

Watch: Harlem Hate Pastor Declares ‘I’m The Sodomite Slayer!’

Patheos article and video here

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 12, 2016 at 11:34pm

They just had a great item on Sixty Minutes interviewing a person born with a woman's body, and a man's gender ID.  It was really open and frank.  He said one thing he hasn't decided yet is if he wants to get pregnant.  He was on the women's swim team at Harvard, and then switched to the men's.. You can probably go to the CBS web site for 60 Minutes, and watch it there.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 12, 2016 at 6:59pm

I am so glad the transgender issue is finally hitting the fan and is getting the attention and much needed discussion it deserves among the general public, albeit through these horrible bathroom bills.  Most people are ignorant on this topic but are now being forced to confront and deal with an issue that has been sorely neglected for far too long. 

Even within the LGBT community, we have often thrown the T's under the bus to advance only LGB causes.  I've even seen arguments on LGBT forums that if we include the T's in our cause, it would only hold us back and slow down our own progress.  Baby steps, after all.  We'll include the T's next time....once we've gotten ours first.

This type of thinking and strategy is appalling to me.  As it all boils down, we are dealing with issues of human rights and discrimination.  That's why human rights should never be voted on or dispensed in stages.  We either all have equality or we are hypocrites. 

I am impressed by the growing backlash against the states that have enacted these discriminatory laws.  The main focus has finally fallen upon the transgendered community which has been denied an equal voice and a place at the table for too long.  I'd like to say that I hope this moment in time is their "Stonewall."  But of course the irony in that comparison is downright tragic.     

On a similar topic, you may be familiar with Dr. Darrel Ray and his "Secular Sexuality" podcast.  He recently had a very interesting and insightful guest on his show who wonderfully explained the concepts of human sexuality, gender and identity.  I strongly recommend you give it a listen.  I wish it could be widely presented to the general public, as it's like taking a class in Sexuality 101.   

Podcast:  Your Sexual Brain-Dr. Veronica Drantz

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 12, 2016 at 11:49am

On the other hand, those very puritanical fundamentalist demagogues might be the most sorely disappointed. The Bible belt tends to have the highest porn use statistics.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 12, 2016 at 11:18am

Get this!  The online porn site has announced that they're cutting off access to sites in North Carolina until the anti-LGBT bill is rescinded!  HuffPost just reported on it here.

What a HOOT!


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