LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by kathy: ky on July 15, 2017 at 11:12pm
Carl, most of you know my oldest grandson is gay and married his husband a year ago. I've reminded him more than once that his generation has had it relatively easy. To be openly gay now, compared to thirty or even twenty years ago, is not the harsh path that it was then. The young ones owe a huge debt of gratitude to the prior generations.
Comment by Andrew on July 14, 2017 at 11:40pm
An aside: today I saw a bumper sticker that said, "I'm gay and I vote". Pretty remarkable considering its an especially conservative place even for Texas. On the same bumper, "Come the rapture, can I have your car?" :)
Comment by Plinius on July 14, 2017 at 3:35am

I love the interview, Carl! And it is important to remember - LGBT-friendly shops here are marked with a sticker that bears the name of the last gay who was executed in this town in the 19th century. Gruesome to think of.

The Gay Muslim Marriage video, doesn't work here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2017 at 2:27am

Daniel, I thank you for the Gay Muslim marriage in UK, although I could not hear a word. I tried several different things to get the audio; nothing worked. 

The beautiful garments and flowers looked splendid. I tried to read lips or imagine what they said, but could not. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2017 at 2:14am

Thank you, Carl, for that lovely interview between a young and elder man. The questions and answers moved me, both in their honesty with each other, and their clarity of experience. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 11, 2017 at 6:05pm

It's always important to remember our past and to make sure it's not forgotten.  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 5, 2017 at 8:13pm

One of my all-time favorite novels, Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess, opens in Malta with one of the best first sentences I've run across:

It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me.

Comment by Andrew on June 30, 2017 at 7:49pm
Sounds like new tyrannical institutions have replaced the old ones.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 30, 2017 at 12:30pm

Andrew, unfortunately I think the vast majority of the Russian population is quite intolerant toward LGBTQ's.  As a country, they haven't moved socially forward with this issue as other countries have.  When you have the influence of the ultra-conservative Russian Orthodox Church and a bigoted, tyrannical government working in tandem to shape the social views of the entire country, the general population doesn't know any better.  Media is strictly controlled and dissenting opinions are not tolerated.  Generation after generation is brainwashed to be homophobic. That's a difficult cycle to break.  It's so troubling to see this kind of systemic hatred.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 30, 2017 at 12:08pm

I also wonder how large of a role the Russian Orthodox Church has had in shaping people's attitudes there.

 

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