LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Latest Activity: Aug 4

Welcome to Gay / LGBTQI Atheists & friends!

Video "In A Heartbeat" by Jackie-Ross Lavender
Thanks Flying Atheist for the link.

Discussion Forum

Porn site puts North Carolina legislature to shame

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jul 17. 2 Replies

Fascist Anti-Gay Backlash Can Escalate Fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 13. 4 Replies

L.A. Pride parade morphs into #ResistMarch

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Andrew Jun 13. 2 Replies

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

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

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Comment by Dominic Florio on March 25, 2013 at 11:13pm

I been in several relationships and at my age and having my home, I can see sharing my life with someone, but i assume that person will have their own home, possessions etc.  I'm too old to play house.  In other words, I probably will never get married (when allowed) even if I am in a relationship.  I'm not saying never, just probably not.

That being said, I agree on how important this decision is for gay people. It is outrageous that any person or group of people is treated differently from the mainstream.  Even if I don't take advantage of it, I am entitled to whatever society offers anyone else.  I'm tired of my life, my love, my sexuality, and my humanity being debated.  I am not an issue; I am a person.

 

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on March 25, 2013 at 8:54pm

You never said why but I wish you great success.  I have had more than my share of major surgery in my time and I as well as everyone else were surprised that I lived through all of them.  My last one was GRS and that one I wanted and needed and was the best thing to ever happen.  I doubt if yours has the same meaning to life as that one but here is wishing that your Op comes close.  Some would pray for you but there is not a lot of that about here, just good luck.

Comment by Daniel W on March 25, 2013 at 8:15pm

Yes Tues - was off today and forgot what day is is.  Thanks for the good wishes.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 25, 2013 at 8:00pm

Today is Monday......do you mean Tuesday am?  I wish you well and a speedy recover.  You're very valued here as well.   

Comment by Daniel W on March 25, 2013 at 7:55pm

Well everyone, I have major surgery Monday am.  This forum is a great place for discussion and friendship.  I value all of you.  

The indicators look good for positive outcome and recovery, although honestly I am a bit dumbstruck by it.  

Once I have computer access afterwards, I'll update you.  That could be a couple of days.  Best wishes to all.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 25, 2013 at 3:14pm

As a gay man and (as I like to believe) a person of rational, sound mind, I tend to think that, in regards to gay marriage, we have a very strong ground to stand on for winning our case in front of the Supreme Court.  However, in the last few days I've read articles pointing to the fact that very often the Supreme Court lags slightly behind the general public on social issues. 

Throughout the years we have often referred to the Supreme Court in terms of being more Liberal or more Conservative, but the fact is the Supreme Court, overall, tends to lean conservatively.  To be blunt, the Supreme Court is not a progressive institution.

With that in mind, I've been thinking about the ramifications of what would happen if the Supreme Court didn't rule in our favor.  I think the result would be absolutely devastating and would set our movement back by decades.  It would also give license to certain groups and individuals to brutally treat us as unequal and second-class citizens. 

Admittedly, I guess this upcoming marriage debate has gotten me a bit on edge.  There's so much at stake.  

Comment by Daniel W on March 25, 2013 at 1:24pm

Discussion of polling - is support for marriage equality as strong as reports claim?  There is some debate.  NYTimes

It's always strange to think I might be an a room full of people, and half of them think I don't deserve the same rights and responsibilities that they take for granted.  That they think they are so special.  Then again, it's a lot better than it used to be.

Comment by Phenix Amyntor on March 25, 2013 at 8:35am

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 25, 2013 at 12:13am

Here's a BBC article with coverage of the French protest:

BBC News

It includes the following interesting information (emphasis mine.)

"Police had banned the protesters from the Champs Elysees, but groups of them broke through to the avenue.

Officers used batons and tear gas to try to dislodge several hundred people who gathered there as the main demonstration ended.

Mr Valls said the remaining protesters were mostly from far-right groups.

However, the head of the centre-right opposition UMP party, Jean-François Cope, said some families on the protest had been caught up in the tear gas."

So, according to the BBC, it appears the protest had officially ended but some participants took it upon themselves to continue protesting and to move it into an unapproved area. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 24, 2013 at 11:38pm

It's down right irresponsible to bring children into the environment of a contentious protest.  The fact that riot police were stationed on the premises and ready to spring into action if necessary should be red flag number one for any caring parent to keep the kids at home. 

Upon the first sign of violence, those parents should have turned those baby strollers right around and headed in the opposite direction, quickly.  But they didn't.  Completely irresponsible. 

 

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