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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by Loren Miller on January 30, 2017 at 4:14pm

I have to say that I'm VERY encouraged to see a public expression of LGBT support in an environment that hostile.  Damned good sign.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 30, 2017 at 1:14pm

Some nice video footage of a gay pride parade in Mumbai, India, where gay sex is illegal.  (From Towleroad.)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 29, 2017 at 11:17am

Meet Anti-LGBTQ Extremism’s Insidious New Leader
Blog ››› January 25, 2017 4:56 PM EST ››› RACHEL PERCELAY

[Media Matters]

The extremist Christian legal giant Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) -- known for spearheading the anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ fight in state legislatures, nationally, and abroad -- just named a new president. Here’s what you need to know about ADF’s new leader, Michael Farris -- an experienced fearmongerer and fundamentalist lawyer who will lead the group's assault on LGBTQ rights.

. . . Fearmongering was an integral part of HSLDA’s success in cultivating an active and involved membership base. Under Farris’ leadership, ADF will likely ramp up its campaign to convince supporters that any gains in LGBTQ equality will lead to widespread persecution of Christians or an influx of “bathroom predators.”

Fitting with ADF’s vision of an American legal system rooted in 3rd century Christian theology, Farris has long advocated for a cultural change to shape American politics towards the far religious right. Farris also founded another organization, Generation Joshua, a 7,500 member organization that seeks to train teens to be the “next generation of Christian leaders and citizens.” While ADF already has a vast domestic and international training program to recruit lawyers and law students to provide pro-bono hours for anti-LGBTQ legal work, Farris’ work with K-12 and undergraduate students could lay the groundwork for ADF expanding its training to younger ages.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2017 at 9:54pm

I don't know if I've posted this before, but Daniel's video on intersex people reminded me that I had this video saved to my favorites on YouTube.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2017 at 9:44pm

That's a very interesting video on homosexuality.  There's definately much to ponder and more to discover about this topic.  

As much as I enjoy hearing that I may be more intelligent and a specially important aspect of our society, I'm rather apprehensive to fully embrace this theory.  At least right now.  

While watching the video, I had a feeling in the back of my head that a few of his conclusions were premature or possibly a bit farfetched.  I think any person, gay or straight, can be the "glue" that holds together a family or community.  Any person, gay or straight, can be a driving empathic force.  I think empathy can be learned and obtained by anybody through social interaction and education.

I'm open to discussion.  What say you?  

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 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

 

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