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!

The I in LGBTI

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Gender Identity and Sustainability

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 26. 0 Replies

Epigenetics and sexual orientation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 8. 0 Replies

Gaydar doesn't exist and it's bad?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel W Sep 13. 2 Replies

Homophobia as pathology

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 0 Replies

The Trans Issue

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Denise Deiloh Sep 3. 4 Replies

Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 27. 5 Replies

Betty Bowers on PRIDE

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 5. 1 Reply

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Comment by Tony Carroll on July 19, 2012 at 8:48pm

SB, I really don't know much more about them, but I will tell Cindy what you said about the preacher. Really trying to help her out with this with info. Thanks.

Steph, thanks, but this is no big thing. Just want to help her with resources for this incident, and future ones that I know will arise.

Comment by Steph S. on July 19, 2012 at 8:41pm

Tony I hope you are able to help them out. It's really nice what you are doing for them.

Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2012 at 8:23pm

Tony, for that situation you were right to look into PFLAG.  It's by far the best.  After that, if they are religious, it depends on their denomination.  If it is supportive, they can talk to their pastor - such as Unitarians.  If it is not supportive, I would not advise that.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 19, 2012 at 8:16pm

Hey SB, have to be somewhat circumspect, but a client of hers (teenager) had an incident where he came out to his parents due to a bullying incident, and his parents were very upset, confused, and bewildered. They were asking her about sites for them to visit, groups to check out, other parents to contact. Even in their confusion, she told me they wanted to support their son. Now, this is a smaller town we live in, and as far as I know, no groups here or anywhere except Dallas. She is trying to find resources for these people and others when it comes up again, and it will. She talks to me about things like this and others things, also. She knows my feelings on matters like this. She gets no support or help from other social workers here with stuff like this. What I'm trying to help her with is just general info, how to make contact on the internet to sites, groups, etc. Anything will help, and she can build a data base, hopefully, for the future. That is all really. Hope I'm making sense, my friend. Not looking for news sites per se, but sites for support of the family and individuals, if you know what I mean. Appreciate it. I've been trying to find stuff myself, and finding it hard slogging. But, will keep at it. Thanks again. Any help will be appreciated.

Comment by Daniel W on July 19, 2012 at 4:16pm

Tony, I don't know what kind of resources are available.  It would depend on what someone's need are, and even then I probably don't know.  Legal issues or discrimination issues might best be dealt with via ACLU.  It really depends on what kind of problem there is.

Comment by Steph S. on July 18, 2012 at 8:06pm

Hey there Tony!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 18, 2012 at 8:00pm

Hey guys. One of the case managers at the hospital I work at needs some help. She needs resources. As in web sites she can direct people to for LGBTQI help. I am totally inadequete at what I know. I told her about the PFLAG site, and GLADD site, but I don't know much else beyond that. So, my friends, if you could please send some info, I will make sure she gets it to help her clients and families. Thanks in advance, Tony. Be well.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2012 at 12:01pm

It's absolutely no surprise that neo-conservative groups from the US are behind anti-gay lobbying in Europe.  The same thing has been going on in Uganda for years.  The Box Turtle Bulletin blog ( has meticulously documented the hateful actions and influence US christian evangelicals have had on African countries, especially in Uganda.  A very lethal combination of African superstitious belief and evangelical christianity has resulted in a literal death sentence for the LGBT community.  Blogger Jim Burroway from Box Turtle Bulletin should definitely be worthy of a nomination for some kind of journalistic award for his tireless documentation of the horrible situation in Africa.    

Comment by Steph S. on July 15, 2012 at 1:08am
Thanks for all the article links - I will have to get caught up on my news.
How's everyone doing this weekend?
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 13, 2012 at 3:21pm

Anti-gay lobby in Brussels linked to US neocons

BRUSSELS - Lobbyists in the EU capital opposing gay rights are in close contact with US neo-conservative organisations, raising questions about where their money comes from. The lobbyists themselves deny any funding comes from overseas.

One such lobby group is European Dignity Watch, founded in 2010, advocating "life, the family and fundamental freedoms."

According to the EU transparency register, it has an annual budget of €80,816 - all in the form of anonymous donations.

It rallies against abortion, euthanasia, but most ardently against gay rights. It accuses the European Parliament of pressuring member states into legalising same-sex marriage, and the European Commission of bias for hosting a pro-gay photo exhibition.

Its website provides no contact details. It lists four board members, one of whom - Sophia Kuby - is accredited for access to the European Parliament. A fifth member, Italian constitutional judge Marta Cartabia, is only mentioned in the organisation's official records.

Its president, Jorge Soley, is a well-known figure within the European Christian-conservative movement. He is the founder of the Fundacion Burke in Spain, a conservative think-tank, and one of four board members of the Center for European Renewal, based in The Hague.

That organisation, according to the country’s official register, is a pan-European "support fund" whose activities include "the acquisition and provision of funds" and whose goal is "the promotion of Western civilisation."

Also on the organisation's board - its treasurer - is Mark Henrie, senior vice-president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a US multi-million-dollar neo-conservative wealth fund.

The ISI, for its part, has close links and until recently shared a board member with the Heritage Foundation, the country's largest and most influential neo-conservative think-tank, whose logo has a prominent place on the website of the Fundacion Burke.

It has led MEPs and LGBT-activists to believe that American money is fuelling the anti-gay lobby in Brussels.


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