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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 20, 2012 at 10:16pm

@Joan   I totally agree with Sentient.  For these people, the word of god supersedes any scientific facts.  Thankfully their numbers are dwindling, just not fast enough for us.  Basically we're in a waiting game as they slowly catch up to the modern era.  This will take a few more generations.  This issue was discussed in a conversation recently between Daniel Dennet and Richard Dawkins that Hemant Mehta posted over on his blog, The Friendly Atheist. 

Link here: Dawkins/Dennet at Oxford

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2012 at 6:57pm

Sentient, do you think the recent findings of genetics will make any difference in the temper and tone of the religious right on matters of homosexuality. 

Comment by vegantiger on June 18, 2012 at 1:45pm

The Toronto Pride Parade is coming up this weekend and I fully intend to be there this year. We've managed to miss it the last several years because of job issues, but we're going to make it this year. Definitely will be at the trans march! Probably a million people or so showing up so it should be quite the party! Then the Mississauga Pride Parade is two weeks later so that will be fun as well since it's in the city I currently live in. We did manage to make it to the Kitchener pride parade last year but it was cancelled due to lightning storms. Sucked. Wasn't even re-scheduled which didn't make sense so we tweeted and FB'd for people to just meet at the local GLBT hangout/bar and had a full day and night of dancing! :-

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2012 at 11:16pm

Yea for Kameron Slade!  He's adorable and has a GREAT speech.  I just want to take him out for a hamburger and a chocolate shake. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2012 at 11:48am

Pride parade is next week here in Chicago.  I'm kind of surprised Portland has their pride parade in direct competition with Father's Day.  Like you, I'm also a bystander.....great people watching, which is a great pastime in itself.  Last year's parade in Chicago was absolutely insane.  Usually there's between 400,000 to 500,000 people, but last year they estimated close to 750,000 showed up.  The weather was picture-perfect which tends to bring out more people.  Too many people crammed into the relatively small area of Boystown.  It presented such a dangerous problem with overcrowding that this year they've changed the parade route (first time in over 25 years) and extended it to spread out the crowd. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2012 at 12:29am

Sentient, I'm sorry I dragged up a bad period in your life.  I've always enjoyed the dark humor of the Addams Family, so I was approaching your reference with levity and lightheartedness.  I had no idea the morbid aspect was actually real for you, so I apologize to you.  You've related quite a dreary story.  Thanks for being so open and for having the courage to share it.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2012 at 7:52pm

The Addams Family?!!  That's really cool.  You need to explain that one to us. 

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 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.

 

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