LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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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

Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2012 at 7:14pm

I haven't the slightest idea who thought what about me and when.  I'd have to sit down and interview my parents and siblings.  I wonder if my parents and one older brother and two older sisters talked about it amongst themselves or with each other.  To this day we've never had that conversation.  I can honestly say that I was NEVER treated ill or made fun of by any family member for any perceived sexuality or femininity, although I'm sure it was apparent at a young age.  I have a great family.  Growing up we were probably a cross between the hi-jinx of the Brady Brunch (without the oozing saccharine) and the Partridge Family (without the showbiz and the hipness.)  All I can tell you is that I knew I was "different" at a very young age (4 or 5), and to me being different meant feeling free to be myself, eccentric and refreshingly unique.  My family always embraced those qualities in me in a non-gay way.  They still do.    

Comment by Daniel W on June 16, 2012 at 5:53pm

How old were you before people decided you were LGBT?  In my case, about 4 would be right.  I know in retrospect, plus at one point my mother told me people were afraid I would turn out "different".  It was quite a while later before I figured it out.  Everyone knew, no one admitted it.  Maybe it's the same for the poor 4 year old who Dallas mentions.  Except someone did admit it, and he died for it.

Comment by Kelsey on June 15, 2012 at 11:19pm

The Joel Burns speech made me cry but it was a good cry! Its one of the most heartfelt speeches i have ever had the pleasure to hear. 

Comment by Shannon Equality Barber on June 15, 2012 at 10:37pm

SB,all hyperlinks right there take you right to it.;) Thank you. Hope you find it informative and enjoyable.

Comment by Daniel W on June 15, 2012 at 10:34pm

TFA, thanks for that advice.  I'll make sure I bring my passport if I ever go to Hawaii.  By the way, I was thinking about going there this year.  What language do they speak?  I think I saw on Fox something about Kenyan?

SEB I'll look for your article.  Thanks.

Anne I hope Dan Savage has what it takes!

Comment by Shannon Equality Barber on June 15, 2012 at 9:47pm

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Comment by annet on June 15, 2012 at 8:29pm

Dan Savage may need to have a go at this Fisher person.

In April, Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell, an openly gay man, to serve as his campaign's national security spokesman. Within hours, Grenell was being attacked by a Christian radio talk show host named Bryan Fischer, whoseFocal Point call-in show reaches more than 1 million listeners a day.

Nine days after Fischer began his on-air attack, Grenell resigned. He had been the only openly gay member of Romney's campaign staff.


Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2012 at 6:22pm

Sure, Sentient, Lincoln's house counts, just like going to Hawaii counts as going to a foreign country. 

Comment by Daniel W on June 15, 2012 at 5:55pm

Joan - I agree.  Let's honor TFA's recommendation to put a ballot measure on this fall's ballot, to change Olympia to "Capital City".  Or we could call them all "Springfield". 

TFA, I've been to the old Lincoln house in Springfield.  Does that count?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2012 at 5:47pm

Every 50 states should take a clue from the Simpson's and rename them "Capital City." 

I've had a guided tour of the state capital building in Austin, TX.  It's a beautiful building and the newer addition is nicely done, but I couldn't help but think about all the horrendous legislation that's spewed out of there over the decades. 


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