LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Welcome to Gay / LGBTQI Atheists & friends!

This was 2015. Marriage Equality had not happened yet.

Discussion Forum

Thanks "Equality State"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Andrew May 8. 10 Replies

We're targeted by the justice system

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 19. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Daniel W on January 30, 2017 at 12:50pm

BB, looks like we are heading back a generation on some issues.  I don't know if they can reverse the Obergefell but you can bet they'll try.

NYTimes article about gangs in Australia that murdered gay men as sport, and got away with it, back in the 80s and 90s.  Police didn't help.  88 deaths are now being reviewed, with 30 currently unsolved.

When I lived in Indiana, there were rumors of disappearances and murders.  Herb Baumeister was a suburban Indianapolis man who murdered somewhere between 11 and 16 men and boys during that era.  I don't know if his victims were gay, however. Police at the time were more interested in entrapping gay men and giving their names to the newspapers to be published.   The Indiana antigay and highly religious atmosphere was a big factor in me leaving the midwest, I hated life there.  On the other hand, if every progressive leaves, that leads to a more regressive atmosphere for those left behind.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 29, 2017 at 11:17am

Meet Anti-LGBTQ Extremism’s Insidious New Leader
Blog ››› January 25, 2017 4:56 PM EST ››› RACHEL PERCELAY

[Media Matters]

The extremist Christian legal giant Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) -- known for spearheading the anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ fight in state legislatures, nationally, and abroad -- just named a new president. Here’s what you need to know about ADF’s new leader, Michael Farris -- an experienced fearmongerer and fundamentalist lawyer who will lead the group's assault on LGBTQ rights.

. . . Fearmongering was an integral part of HSLDA’s success in cultivating an active and involved membership base. Under Farris’ leadership, ADF will likely ramp up its campaign to convince supporters that any gains in LGBTQ equality will lead to widespread persecution of Christians or an influx of “bathroom predators.”

Fitting with ADF’s vision of an American legal system rooted in 3rd century Christian theology, Farris has long advocated for a cultural change to shape American politics towards the far religious right. Farris also founded another organization, Generation Joshua, a 7,500 member organization that seeks to train teens to be the “next generation of Christian leaders and citizens.” While ADF already has a vast domestic and international training program to recruit lawyers and law students to provide pro-bono hours for anti-LGBTQ legal work, Farris’ work with K-12 and undergraduate students could lay the groundwork for ADF expanding its training to younger ages.

Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2017 at 2:43pm

Kind of a nice story about a cute gay Iraqi couple who overcame adversity and are now married and living in Seattle.  It's a reminder of how relatively good we have it here in the West and the US, compared to so many other places.

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.


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