LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Location: International
Members: 623
Latest Activity: on Friday

Welcome to Gay / LGBTQI Atheists & friends!

I will be taking a reduced role at Atheist Nexus as of Oct 1, 2017. I will not be moderating this group after that time, and I will be re-zeroing most of my groups and comments.

That will leave this group without a moderator. Since this group was started by a member who hasn't visited Nexus for many years, it is not possible to select or designate a moderator. Instead, I will send notification to Br. Richard that the group will be without a moderator. It will then be up to him to decide how to proceed.

Since this is a popular group, I recommend that a member start up a new group for quotations, so that the members can continue adding and reading their favorite quotes.

Thanks and happy reading!
Daniel W

Discussion Forum

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains (BBC)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 1 Reply

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

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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.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2017 at 11:44pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2017 at 11:42pm

Who got the right to vote when? A history of voting rights in America.

Who are citizens? In the early days, only whilte, male, Protestant, land owning people were citizens. 
1868 Former slaves granted citizenship
1876 Indigenous people cannot vote
1882 Asians cannnot be citizens
1887 Grants citizenship to Native Americans who give up their tribal affiliations.
1920 Right to vote extended to women
1947 Legal barriers to Native American voting removed
1952 People with Asian ancestry can vote
1961 Citizens of Washington, DC can vote
1963 Voting rights as civil rights
1964 No tax required to vote
1965 Voting Rights Act passed
1971 Voting age lowered to 18
2013 Part of Voting Rights Act struck down

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 27, 2017 at 2:38pm

If I recall correctly, recent polling shows that a majority supports protections for LGBTQ persons.  Honestly, I think Donald tRump couldn't care one way or the other .  The problem with him is that the evangelical fundamentalists have a constant message pipeline to his ear and he's being highly influenced by their lies.  His recent Twitter statement about transgender people in the military smacks of their anti-gay talking points.  And of course having Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence cheering him on adds to the destruction of our rights.

Comment by Daniel W on July 27, 2017 at 12:12pm

BB that's bad news.  We all knew there would be a retrenchment.  "Thank you, midwestern and southern red state people, and thank you liberal nonvoters!"

Comment by Daniel W on July 27, 2017 at 12:00pm

Eddie Izzard on being transgender.

Eddie Izzard on Jesus and dinosaurs

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 27, 2017 at 11:05am

Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace

NYT

The Department of Justice has filed court papers arguing that a major federal civil rights law does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation in a case now being considered by a New York appeals court.

The department’s decision to file a brief in the case was a rare example of top officials in Washington weighing in on gay rights in what is an important but essentially private dispute between a worker and his boss. Civil rights advocates criticized the filing not only for its arguments, but also for having been made on the same day that President Trump announced on Twitter that transgender people would be banned from serving in the military.

 

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