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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Forum is now open for comments only, due to limited moderation.

The original creator has been absent 8 years.  She may no longer identify as Lesbian or as Atheist, but could still experience discrimination due to being listed as creator of this group.  This group does come up on internet search with this person, and her photo photo, as group creator.  We live in era when discrimination can be expected to increase on many fronts.

I moderated since that time. On several occasions, I requested that another member moderate, but was unable to find a volunteer who would actively moderate content.

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There has been at least one case of a member of Atheist Nexus experiencing employment discrimination due to their membership. 

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I recommend that interested members start a new LGBT group, so that there is no issue with long absent group creator and no longer having a moderator.  Until that time, this group is open for a rolling comment wall.  I am not able to expire comments without closing the entire comment page, due to host program (Ning) limitations on moderation.

Daniel W.

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Comment by Grinning Cat on June 17, 2015 at 11:14am

Seen at Philly Pride, Pittsburgh Pride, Boston Pride, Los Angeles Pride, and presumably others, this bit of clever, punny marketing:

¿HOMO ESTÁS? / Which way do you sway? [card with two buttons] I EAT TACOS / I EAT BURRITOS [both with Chipotle logo]I got one at Boston Pride on Saturday.

A commenter at Joe.My.God. writes, 'I want one that says "Combo plate!"'

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 17, 2015 at 10:43am

Carl, those brides and grooms look positively jubilant! (And I like the grooms' choice of very informal attire in picture #5. :)

And that's a great cartoon, Ruth!

Felaine and Daniel, Unmarried Equality is worth a look: http://www.unmarried.org/

And I can't help repeating that apt typo: "at the moment, the Repub-Christian favorite is homophobe Ben Carson, but he will also be quickly forgotten for homophone Jeb Bush." In the things that matter, the Republicans all sound alike!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 16, 2015 at 10:30pm

I hate it that the "E" in JEB Bush's name stands for "Ellis."  That was my dad's first name, and I still miss him after 30 years.

Comment by Daniel W on June 16, 2015 at 9:55pm

I keep forgetting to add this to Bertold's comment earlier-

Lindsay Graham says Caitlyn Jenner is welcome to HIS Rebublican party!  Now ain't that special.

Carl, thanks for the pics.  Really nice.

Felaine, you are not weird.  A lot of people do not want to be married.  A lot of married people did not have a wedding - we did not.  All that staging and pomp would make me want to hide.  In Australia, former Prime Minister Juila Gallard vetoed any vote on marriage equality because she said all marriage is an archaic concept.  But she didn't do away with hetero marriage, just prevented marriage equality for gays.  As for me, it still feels so good to be married.  There is a difference in how that feels, compared to just living together.

Ruth, thanks for the encouragement and the cartoon.  I love that, "This is my husband, Toasty!". 

Now that Republicans have someone "TransRacial" - Rachel Dolezal in Spokane, who continues to claim she was born black even though she was fair skin blue eyed blond with germanic/nordic parents - to spit about, they have forgotten about da gaiz for a few minutes.  But they'll forget Dolezal and quickly be back.  I read that the moment, the Repub-Christian favorite is homophobe Ben Carson, but he will also be quickly forgotten for homophone Jeb Bush.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 16, 2015 at 8:02pm

Beautiful photography!

I'm still trying to figure out why I never wanted to marry anyone..male or female......there's no category for people like me as far as I know.  And I certainly never wanted to be a mother!  I'm attracted to men, always have been, but at least 50% of the male species I prefer spending time with are gay.  In other words, THEY would rather be with somebody else....

I love looking at wedding gowns, but never imagined myself wearing one.

How weird AM I?

Comment by Pat on June 16, 2015 at 3:34pm

Thanks Carl. Absolutely stunning!

Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2015 at 3:09pm

Wow!  Absolutely EXCELLENT pix, Carl!  Many thanks!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2015 at 3:04pm

Hey, Daniel. Don't give up. You have us here at AN too.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2015 at 2:23pm

Thanks for the wedding pics, Carl.

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 6:56pm

Stumbled across this link to a Huffington Post article with some absolutely wonderful and beautiful photos.  It's a few days old.  Perhaps some of you have already seen it. 

22 Stunning Same-Sex Wedding Photos That Are So Full Of Love

 

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