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

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Homosexuals are possessed by fart demons.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck yesterday. 4 Replies

Gay Marriage Steals Rights From God

Started by Pat. Last reply by James M. Martin Jun 28. 21 Replies

Obama quietly advances transgender rights

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 23. 6 Replies

West End Girls - Suburbia

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte May 16. 4 Replies

Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 23. 19 Replies

Utah's Governor Grinch

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 18. 2 Replies

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Comment by Grinning Cat on March 13, 2014 at 10:10pm

The evolution of "traditional marriage" in the eyes of the law, in an infographic by Ariah Fine:

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on March 13, 2014 at 9:53am
Comment by Loren Miller on March 6, 2014 at 2:20pm

SB, I've said it many times: they want the right to be bigoted, the right to discriminate, and to use their holy book as justification.  This is what happens when E pluribus unum is replaced with "In God We Trust."  They don't care the "pluribus;"  they just care about the "unum."

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 6, 2014 at 2:15pm

GC, I think it's clear to everyone, those laws are just another way to protect prejudice and enshrine discrimination into law. Arguments to the contrary are disingenuous. Using the language they describe, a doctor with "sincerely held" anti-muslim belief could refuse care to a muslim, a catholic nurse could refuse care to baptists, and people could just as well refuse any service - hotel, restaurant, medical, making a sandwich to interracial couples.

So what are the laws about? Republicans using jingoism and scapegoating to further us/them dichotomies and garner political gain.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 6, 2014 at 1:56pm

And if the teabaggers ever get complete control, the sign will also read, "NO (approved) God, No Service," too.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 6, 2014 at 12:54pm

Jen Sorensen's comic on so-called "Religious Freedom" bills (as discussed in "Theism, Deism...")

"Funny how the concept of 'freedom' applies to business owners but not customers..."

FREE TO CHEW: Some conservatives would allow businesses to refuse service on grounds of 'religious freedom.' (Door sign: 'No shoes, no shirt, no heterosexuality, no service') Funny how the concept of 'freedom' applies to business owners but not customers... [short-haired, flannel-shirt-wearing butch woman holding hands with her partner] 'I just want the freedom to get a @#!* sandwich.' ... or birth-control-needing employees. [woman at computer in office] 'It is my sincerely-held belief that my ovulation cycle should be free from my boss's pre-enlightenment worldview.' Maybe these laws should be the other way around. [Not-Gay Donuts shop with boarded window: 'CLOSED for violations of human dignity', man pointing] 'No respect, no tolerance, no business!'

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 4, 2014 at 2:09pm

Chrissie, thanks for your reply.  You certainly have lived an interesting life, in many ways.  I can't imagine the mental anguish of having a physical body that doesn't correspond to what your mind is telling you.  I'm glad you're finally in a situation these days where you can feel comfortable. 

You sound like an extremely strong-willed person, and I admire you for what you have overcome and accomplished.  As you mentioned in your post below, many people in your situation choose to prematurely end their lives.  It breaks my heart that society can drive us to such extremes. 

Thanks again for participating in the discussions here.  I have to admit, it would be an honor to sit down and chat with you.  --Carl

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2014 at 12:49pm
Comment by sk8eycat on March 4, 2014 at 1:02am

Chrissie, I second Joan; You MUST write a book.  If you need help, get I good agent (people rarely get published without having an agent.)

Your story is a must-read for the entire world...maybe it will change some people's minds about transgender people, and it will certainly change other people's lives for the better; encourage them to get help earlier, etc.

Bite the bullet and DO it!  We will cheer you on all the way.

In the meantime I'm sending you a big hug...it's the best I can do right now. (and I'll buy your book ASAP!)

{{{{{{{{Chrissie}}}}}}}} From Felaine, the Crazy Cat "Lady" (I'm not really a lady!  More of a crone, or a semi-b*tch.when I put on my "ranty pants" and get carried away.)

LOVE!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2014 at 11:05pm

Oh Chrissie, what a story you have to tell. Have you ever considered writing a book about your life, your feelings, your frustrations, hopes and dreams? How you coped? It seems as though you have begun to flourish. You have much to teach us. I just get goose bumps reading your story. 

The thought of you feeling you brought shame on your family wrenches me to tears. What a terrible experience. 

I do hope you find a comfortable place to build community here. This is a good place to rant and to wallow in comfort. Things happen with these fine folks that don't happen very often in real life. Sadly, we are a virtual family, meeting and becoming community over the internet. But, heck, what difference does that make. It is still community!

 

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