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

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First nationwide survey of anti LGBT youth violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Saturday. 1 Reply

Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 20. 2 Replies

Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 3 Replies

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

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

Caitlyn Jenner loves Ted Cruz

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

Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

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

Way of the Mister: Murder the Gays!!! (Brian Dalton)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 18, 2015. 16 Replies

Gender Identity and Sustainability

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 26, 2015. 0 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on Saturday
Not only do we gave gaydar, we have gay smelldar.


http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/08/27/gay-men-can-identify-the-armpi...
Comment by Daniel W on Saturday
BB, that's disgusting. And very funny. And very sad. And true.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Saturday

Comment by Daniel W on Saturday
Im guessing that Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin is thinking that sexuality of priests should be kept in the church, like it always had been.

Way back when, when Fred Flintstone was sneaking off with Barney Rubble among the herds of stegosaurus, I briefly dated a priest. He was a beautiful black-Irish man, intense and emotionally tortured. It didnt last long. That was during my pastor phase between a methodist minister and an African Episcopal Methodist pastor intern, both of ehome then joined the army. I thought it was something I did, so stayed away from ministers after that.

As fir Bishop Ken Adkins, you are right. I hope he gets what he deserves. Every time we turn around, there are clergy molesting kids. Those clergy should all be forced to electrical penis cages that administer a jolt of 220Volts every time they come into proximity of children.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Saturday

Proving yet again that life imitates art--

Pastor Who Celebrated Orlando Massacre Arrested For Molesting Boy

And speaking of getting what you deserve!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Friday

Horndog fledgling priests:

Ireland's Future Priests Allegedly Can't Keep Off Grindr

  • (NEWSER) – There are "strange going-ons"—in the words of the Archbishop of Dublin—at Ireland's major seminary, where trainee priests are being accused of using Grindr, the Telegraph reports. "An app like that is something which would be fostering promiscuous sexuality, which is certainly not in any way the mature vision of sexuality one would expect a priest to understand," the BBC quotes Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as saying. But priests-to-be using a gay hookup app is just one of the accusations being leveled at St. Patrick's College. According to the Irish Times, there are also reports of students at the seminary using the straight hookup app Tinder, former seminarians allege bullying and harassment, and college trustees say there is an "unhealthy atmosphere there."

Comment by Daniel W on Thursday
Nearly half of out LGBT Olympians earned medals in Rio.

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/08/22/nearly-half-lgbt-olympic-...

So now LGBT people are superhuman. I feel so inadequate :-)
Comment by Daniel W on August 20, 2016 at 9:43pm
Some German gay men seeking reparations from recent and remote bigotry and human rights violations. Germany still doesnt have gay marriage.

http://www.vice.com/read/gay-german-men-are-seeking-reparations-for...
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2016 at 12:37pm

Daniel & Grinning Cat, thanks for the listing of options. I think if I had such a partner, male or female, married or not, I would call him or her "Spice". You guys make my day. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 19, 2016 at 10:16am

Daniel: calling your partner "Who died and made you Emperor?" - heh!

I've encountered a few married female-male* couples that refer to each other as their partners. And I'm all for rejecting the narrow gender roles implied in the etymology of "husband" ("male head of a household, master of a house", whereas "wife" once meant simply "woman").**

(And I do know one male-female couple who'll sometimes semi-jokingly call each other "Spouse".***)

I also see "wife" and "husband" as entrenched, widely understood words for spouses, words that have shifted from their original connotations. My impression is that men talking about their husbands, and women talking about their wives, have helped many straight people see same-sex marriage for what it is: not some separate institution of "gay marriage" but a natural part of marriage.

But whatever particular partners call each other (politely, in public, and without trying to impose roles on the rest of us, like someone insisting they be addressed as "Lord and Master"), I'll follow their lead.

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* Interesting how various expressions such as "male and female", "husband and wife", "he or she", invariably put the man first. When I'm paying attention I often consciously break that pattern. ("'Man' is a false generic, as in 'Man, being a mammal, breastfeeds his young.'")

** Other languages can be worse: I remember reading about Israeli feminists proposing a replacement for the Hebrew term for "husband", which is literally the same word as "master, lord, owner", whereas "wife" is the same word as "woman". They suggested that a man's spouse refer to him as "my man", parallel to how a woman's spouse refers to her as "my woman". No idea how well that caught on.

*** The plural of "spouse" might well be "spice", for some! :)

 

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