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

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Comment by James M. Martin on July 11, 2014 at 8:19am

@Jim G. I suspect the media made up the alphabet thing and that someone added the letter Q because they knew some of us do not identify completely with the other letters. Some of us initially disliked appropriation of the word "gay" (happy). I find myself increasingly quoting Emory, the most effeminate character in Mart Crowley's Boys in the Band who got some of the funniest lines. At one point, Emory says, "Show me a happy homosexual and I'll show you a corpse," which in the 60s was a fairly accurate statement. Originally, queer meant nothing more than "different." That's why I like it. Yes, it is an epithet in the mouths of homophobes, but that doesn't bother me. Look at the way African-Americans re-appropriated "nigger" in the 1960s and later. If I were African-American, I think I would like the N word, too. But I think I see the point made by those who want the word banned. I just do not like the obsessive attempts to be politically correct. Not sure what you mean by "the whole community thing."

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on July 11, 2014 at 4:42am
So, why do we use the alphabet soup to begin with? And what exactly is meant by "queer"? I guess I'm just getting tired of the whole "community" thing.
Comment by James M. Martin on July 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Don't say "LGBT" when you "LGBT." It ought to be LGBTQ. Some of us don't like alphabet soup to begin with, and the four letter version is too confining.

Comment by Fallen Angel on July 10, 2014 at 5:55pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2014 at 10:21pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 1, 2014 at 11:47pm

Hey, BJ.  Welcome, and hello to you as well.  Glad you could join us. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 1, 2014 at 2:31pm

Hi BJ.  I provided a welcome on your comments, but also welcome here.  How's life in TN?

Comment by James M. Martin on June 27, 2014 at 12:52pm
"i think so because majorities make stereotypes about them and look down on them, they might feel a little more pressured, yeah.." This is why the marriage equality movement is at the forefront of lgbtq liberation philosophy. I once objected to it as pandering 2 s8's, thinking of the old Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band lyric:
We are normal
And we want our freedom, our freedom
Freedom, freedom, freedom
We are normal
And we want our freedom
Comment by Fallen Angel on June 27, 2014 at 7:58am

@Silent Biped, i think that teenagers who are already feeling suicidal are the ones that try to get help, you know, to cure themselves, i never heard of a completely mentally and emotionally sound person going to get therapy, maybe some do but significantly lower than not, but, it could also be caused im assuming by the realisation that the treatment or "medication" isn't working and also a fear of disappointing the people who put them there in the first place, no doubt they are feeling a lot of social pressure and internal pressure, i think minorities tend to feel a higher social pressure, i think so because majorities make stereotypes about them and look down on them, they might feel a little more pressured, yeah...well, as always religion probably serves to make them feel worthless and sinful without God, it puts the burden on them to just "fix" things which aren't even broken, it gives you the burden of getting better and places God in the victims seat, he's the one that needs the attention and the care at your expense, ironic, anyways, this is just what i assume, also, being black and latinos were kind of shoved into the lower class by whites, though a number of them have made it out, the poverty cycle is a hard one to break, while once slaves to white masters they're now slaves to the religion that was forced upon them so violently in the past

Comment by Fallen Angel on June 27, 2014 at 7:39am

when you call a transgender person by the wrong pronouns and they say it's okay, it's probably not okay, also, if they tell you what name they want to be called and then tell you their birth name, don't ask what they want to be called, just assume it's the name they asked you to call them in the first place

 

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