LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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This was 2015. Marriage Equality had not happened yet.

Discussion Forum

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

Porn site puts North Carolina legislature to shame

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 29, 2016. 1 Reply

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

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30, 2016. 6 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2015 at 6:50pm

Amazing record high in USA support for marriage equality.

I truly never imagined this level of support in my lifetime.

Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2015 at 6:37pm

I don't know what Republican conversion therapy would involve.  Making them watch videos of Michelle Bachman and administer electric shocks and ice baths?  Put them into locked closets with Marcus Bachmann? 

I keep thinking WA state is so liberal.  Compared to much of the country it is.  But it's no liberal monolith.

More on the pope and the gay ambassador from France.  Apparently the pope met him in person.  "Pope Francis himself was reported to have personally rejected the posting, telling members of the Curia that he "would not yield". The Vatican used this method in 2007, to reject a previously nominated gay ambassador from France."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 23, 2015 at 6:19pm

Washington State GOP Blocks Bill to Ban Abusive “Gay Conversion” Th...

Yesterday, Washington state Democrats moved to ban so-called “gay conversion” therapy, focusing on abusive practices like electric shock and ice baths, but were blocked by Republican lawmakers.

The Washington state senate voted 22-27 to refuse to consider the bill. ““I am appalled that the Republican majority killed legislation to protect kids from electric shock, ice baths, and other physical and emotional abuse, simply because they’re gay. We need to end conversion therapy once and for all,” said sponsor Senator Marko Liias(D).

The bill had originally cleared the Senate back in March, but after changes were made in the House version, Republicans now oppose it, and are insisting on their own changes. The GOP reportedly was upset at efforts to ban “talk conversion therapy” – which has no scientific basis, as there is just no proof someone can simply be talked out of a sexual orientation.

The bill is now “likely dead,” according to the local press, as only five days remain in the legislative session. Thanks to the GOP's hangup over one provision in the bill, even the most extreme forms of gay conversion therapy will sadly remain legal in Washington state.

How about Republican conversion therapy?
Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2015 at 4:39pm

On that video, I think one reason it so touches me is I truly loved my parents. And they would have been as likely to vote for marriage equality, as they would have been to roast live babies on a rotating spit over a mesquite fire, with rosemary-pepper dressing.

Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2015 at 4:36pm

Touching video, pulls at my heartstrings.

Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2015 at 4:34pm

Pope Francis, not surprisingly, rejected the French Ambassador to the Vatican, for being gay.  After all, you can't have gay people in Vatican City.

This is the "kinder, gentler pope".  Uh huh.

Comment by Janice Rael on April 11, 2015 at 6:37am

To Alex with the 18-year-old niece, it's not easy to challenge a religious believer's faith. Since Easter just passed, ask her if she's ever tried the Dan Barker Easter Challenge. This exercise alone may open her eyes to discrepancies in the Gospels. Then show her the Skeptics Annotated Bible website, telling her that the site has collected and tagged bible verses under various categories such as Injustice, Contradictions, Sex, and Homosexuality. Ask her to examine the site, especially the contradictions. Did she know that the Bible contradicted itself in so many places? Ask her how it makes her feel to place all of her faith in the book, knowing what it teaches in such areas as "Family Values." 

In other words, get that girl a notepad, a pen, a bible, and a computer. and ask her to humor you by taking a look at your side of things. Ask her if she can at least see why you do not believe, based on the bible. You don't have to convince her to change her mind, just to understand and accept your position. And if she can understand where you are coming from, perhaps, she'll eventually go to where you are.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 11, 2015 at 5:46am

(Confetti pack: A Shred of Decency for marriage equality)I was glad to read about a Dublin paper shop's "Shred of Decency" campaign, leading up to next month's referendum on marriage equality in Ireland. They recycle homophobic mailings and leaflets into heart-shaped confetti "made from 100% recycled lies"; proceeds go to Yes Equality.

(They'll even print and make confetti out of homophobic tweets that people flag by replying with #ShredThisTweet.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 11, 2015 at 5:33am

Alex, the Socratic method Peter Boghossian advocates in "A Manual for Creating Atheists" might be useful -- asking questions to focus not on the irrationality of particular beliefs, but on "how we know what we know", or "why we're confident in our beliefs" and whether those reasons are justified. For example, to an absolutely 100% certain God-told-them-so Christian true believer: "Many Muslims believe just as passionately in the truth of their holy book. Do you think this makes them right?"

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 10, 2015 at 9:01am

  That makes me so very happy that I do not let my Insurance Co. pick anything for me. My Dr. is a Concierge doctor and I, not the Insurance Co pay her.  It is not as expensive as mot people would think and when you need to see her she can even come to your home or office.  

  She helped me in every step of my transition and she always calls ahead to clear the way and make sure that any specialist I see is LBGT friendly.  Then, if I wish she will accompany me on my appointment. Appointments with her always last at least 1 hour and when she sits and talks she asks the right questions to find those little things that you were accepting as just old age but in fact would turn into big things.  Added to all that she is an out and open Atheist.

  The only problem that came up all during my transition has been with Medicare where someone there decided they did not wish to change my gender marker even though Social Security had repeatedly told them to make the change.  Every time a change notice was sent it seemed to just disappear.  Finally a nice lady at SS decided enough and took it to the top and it got changed.

  By having such a Doctor I have been accused of being rich but in fact I live on Social Security and also a small income of about $100 a week.  My Doctor fee is $1500 a year and I have a Medicare Supplement.  I get a kick out of the people who say that they could not afford to pay that while they are snuffing out another cigarette.  For me it is about the best investment ever, especially as a person in their 80s. .


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