The World's Largest Coalition of Nontheists and Nontheist Communities!
Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.
Latest Activity: on Sunday
Started by Idaho Spud on Sunday.
Started by Pat. Last reply by Sentient Biped Mar 4.
Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 27.
Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 24.
Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Feb 23.
Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Sentient Biped Feb 20.
Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 18.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 17.
Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Feb 15.
Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jan 27.
Oregon Republican Party Rebukes Young Members’ Support For Marriage Equality
Nets Plan To Sign Jason Collins For Rest Of NBA Season
The Morning Pride: March 12, 2014
The Morning Pride: March 11, 2014
How One Vermont Town Tried To Force Out A Lesbian Couple
More on Virginia. It makes me want to cry.
I never thought in my lifetime there would be so much change. Never imagined. Being gay, I never expected acceptance, equality. The purveyors of misery would not allow it!
I shake my head and think, wake me up! It's too much!
You cant go through life without knowing there is a pendulum. For every yin, a yang. I don't believe in metaphysical forces that call for balance - our success does not create misery in Africa, Arab nations, Russia. But I keep thinking, the next election cycle.... what will happen?
Ultimately it will go to the Supreme Court again. I hope Ginsberg is taking her vitamins.
Just amazed. Amazed.
The Nothing Channel on A.N Chill Out !
It has been my experience and observation that it takes generations for any kind of prejudice to die out; it's passed down in families, churches, and even public schools. It was over 100 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation before the Civil Rights legislation was passed, and even that didn't change people's attitudes.
Look at the way the Boy Scouts still discriminates against LGBT and atheist children; how does that affect the youngsters who are members today? (I have no idea how many African-American Boy Scouts there are now, but I suspect it's a small percentage... smaller than the percent of African Americans in the entire population, I suppose.)
Hell, look how long it took for women to be allowed to vote in the USA, and what some of the suffragettes had to go through to get lawmakers to realize they were serious. And how many decades after that before women were (somewhat) accepted in the workplace doing the same jobs as men. I think it took the absence of skilled men during WW2 to turn things around, and when the men came home they wanted women off the assembly lines, out of the offices, and back in the kitchen. Many women refused to go.
But the ERA was never passed, women are still making less than men who do the same work, and women are still not promoted as often as men are to managerial positions.
The sad fact is that it's the mindless beer-drinking, FAUX Noose-watching couch potatoes who make the difference, and there are way too many of them. May they all die childless.
I have seen this sort of ignorance in Africa, The Middle and Far East and to a lesser extent in Europe. Here in the States we should not get too comfortable, a lot of the Police here are just as bad especially with the Ts. If you are a member of the LGBT community you have probably experienced it first hand. The US Government gives a lot of lip service but when it comes down to real action of-times they look the other way.
Unfortunately, I believe it will take generations for this kind of hate to subside in Russia, especially since it's government endorsed. The LGBTQI community there has a long, rough road ahead of them. I can't imagine living in that type of environment.
Thanks Fallen Angel, another group of very interesting and informative documentaries, thanks again.
Welcome toAtheist Nexus
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
© 2014 Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.