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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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This was 2015. Marriage Equality had not happened yet.

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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 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.

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2017 at 10:59am

Interesting story about president little-hands' inauguration cake, or one of them.  Supposedly it was plagiarized from one of Pres. Obama's cakes.  The real story is more complicated, and funds fopr the cake are to go to HRC for LGBT civil rights.  Plus, it's Styrofoam. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2017 at 10:57am

Wow, Carl, finally we are in fashion.  I wonder if a little of the uptick is because so many died during the worst of the AIDS years, lowering our prevalence in society.  As younger ones fill in, the proportion rises again.  Pure speculation on my part.  Of course there is less stigma in some places and more support in general, and more visibility, making being gay more acceptable and making it a little less wrenching for some to come out.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 18, 2017 at 1:13pm

Just throwing this out for your reading pleasure:

An Increasing Number of Adults in the U.S. Identify As LGBT

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 18, 2017 at 11:16am

Related to Don the Con's pick for Secretary of Education, known to be hostile to the whole idea of public schools:

What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools" (Mother Jones)

(good discussion of framing in the service of "free-market-trumps-all" (so to speak), "I've got mine, screw you" right-wingers.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 18, 2017 at 9:18am

I would love to attend that dance party.  I so love when the trolls get trolled.  LOL

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 18, 2017 at 9:07am

[Progressive Secular Humanist]

Activists Host ‘Queer Dance Party’ Outside Mike Pence’s House

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 18, 2017 at 9:02am

Daniel, that's oranges and apples.

 

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