Yes, I think you're right. I'm sure there are a lot of atheist LGBTs out there who shy away from openly defending free thought and rationality. Another point I'd like to make is that they are outnumbered by many gay christians who actually hurt the fight for truth and uncompromising justice
Well, as it comes to LGBT-et-cetera, you'll find me under "B" ... and while I don't go spoiling for a fight, I won't shy away from one, either. Most religions I'm aware of want to treat us as undesirables if not abominations, though their holy books fail to provide any rational justification for their positions, other than that their god said so.
Someone had better tell them that two can play that game.
Perhaps the prevalence of religious LGBT groups are due to the oppression they face for being believers, so they're trying to create a "safe space"
I notice there are lots of queer people who are also religious. I really don't understand it. Of course, there's more to a person than their sexuality or gender, but why would someone want to be a member of a faith that thinks you're damned?
Most of the atheists I know are heterosexual, and most of the people who support my gender expression and bi/pansexuality are heterosexual. I think that's a result of queer people facing oppression from the outside, so they feel the need to be "legitimate" - and someone like me who doesn't fit neatly into a box of male/female or likes wo/men seems to be a threat to their personal identity.
You'll find me under "B" as well.
Religions are certainly tenacious mindware, that have a strong hold on many people, queer folks included. People with an emotional and social attachment to a faith community might well want to reform it from the inside. And being visible can reinforce the idea in other believers that we humans, rather than ancient scriptures and teachings, create morality.