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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Comment by Jim Greenamyer on May 4, 2013 at 7:15pm

She's really a beautiful person, and has a beautiful voice.  I'm a fan:-)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 4, 2013 at 12:50am

I liked that video a lot, Dallas.  Thanks for posting.  We are all beautifully wonderful in our diversity. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 30, 2013 at 1:13pm

My father was a Catholic deacon, my mother was a lay minister and I thought about becoming a priest. I was in church every Sunday for the first 15 years of my life. Now I spend my Sundays on my bike, on my snowboard or on my husband. I haven’t spent my post-Catholic decades in a sulk, wishing the church would come around on the issue of homosexuality so that I could start attending Mass again. I didn’t abandon my faith. I saw through it. The conflict between my faith and my sexuality set that process in motion, but the conclusions I reached at the end of that process — there are no gods, religion is man-made, faith can be a force for good or evil — improved my life. I’m grateful that my sexuality prompted me to think critically about faith. Pushed out? No. I walked out.

Dan Savage, in his review of Jeff Chu's book Does Jesus Really Love Me (emphases added)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 30, 2013 at 11:05am

A wonderful new program just started at a Chicago high school:

LGBT Mentor Program Launches at Lincoln Park High School

The dean of the high school is heading a mentor program, which pairs recent university graduates with LGBT teens at the high school to help them deal with issues such as bullying and how and whether to come out to their families while still in their teens.

There are no similar programs in the city, lest the country, Lang said, and he hopes the model could expand city-wide and serve as an example across the country.

The first meeting was held at the school in mid-April and drew an even greater attendance than the organizers anticipated, leaving them in search of more mentors.

 

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 17, 2013 at 6:52pm

What a GREAT speech!!  I laughed at the "gay rainbow" across his electorate.  "BE NOT AFRAID"!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 12:00pm

I saw that clip from New Zealand over at PZ Myers' blog Pharyngula this morning and was going to post it here, but you beat me to it, Daniel. 

GREAT speech! 

I like how he ridicules the religious arguments against equality.  No politician here would have the nads to do that......and that's a bitter shame.  

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 17, 2013 at 4:51am

That's sweet.  Congrats to them!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 1:37am

Sentient, I like the new group avatar.   :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 16, 2013 at 9:46pm

Here's an uplifting and inspirational story:

Two Men Marry in First Gay Traditional African Ceremony

Edge Publications

Two gay South African men recently got married in what is believed to be one of the first gay marriages under the Zulu and Tswana traditions.

The ceremony for Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, both 27, took place on April 7 in the town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal, in front of 200 guests.

"We see no reason to hide in darkness as if there is something to be ashamed about. Our marriage is largely symbolic and a sign that black gay men can commit and build family through a happy and loving marriage," he said.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 15, 2013 at 3:38pm

As marriage equality plows forcibly forward here in the U.S., I think I'm even more amazed at how quickly it is advancing in other countries all around the world.  It's quite gratifying to see such steady progress internationally as well.

 

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