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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Welcome to Gay / LGBTQI Atheists & friends!

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Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 5 Replies

Betty Bowers on PRIDE

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 5. 1 Reply

Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

Started by Neon Genesis. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 27. 16 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on May 20, 2012 at 5:07pm

Shanna, so far you have told us that you take offense when something is not set up specifically for you; you want the group that you just joined to rename itself just for you; without identifying where you are on the spectrum, you apparently  prioritize it based on you coming before others in the march of alphabet soup, you give no credit whatsoever for what has been a 4-year effort at group building, after specific efforts have been made to be inclusive of more people, you specifically exclude intersex people from your favored acronym, and you don't care about people outside the US.  Do you go to new friends' houses for the first time and then tell them you hate the decor and by the way you don't like their street name?

Comment by Daniel W on May 20, 2012 at 8:51am

When the group names were merged, there were long long long long discussions about what to use.   The fact is, a lot of people around the world use gay as an inclusive term.  A lot of people still don't accept "queer" as anything but an insult - it would be like using the "n-word" in the title of a group about racial issues.  Use of search terms sometimes requires precision - LGBT and GLBT and LGBTQ and GLBTQ and LGBTQI etc .  I find it frustrating that the first person thing someone has to say is they don't like the name of the group - discounting what has been said and done in the past.  There's no problem with having a discussion of terminology - billions of ascii characters have been spent doing so - starting a discussion topic would be appropriate, as opposed to the group comment wall.  I remember when Ellen came out - she said Yep, I'm gay".  The designation "LGBTQI" prioritizes Lesbians as first in the list, and the order of terminology sets up a prioritization that I in general find offensive - not because Lesbians are first, but why leave some people as add on at the end and only use them occasionally - everyone is important.  I do not agree with removing "Gay" from the group name.  Gay is not just gay men and never was - if it was, the "men" would not need to be added to "gay", it would be redundant.  Please tell me a generally accepted term that is inclusive, widely accepted, useful as a search term, does not prioritize people as some being "first" some being "last" and some being lost in the middle, that is not offensive, and that people in most countries will recognize.

Comment by Sandi on May 20, 2012 at 7:10am

Comment by vegantiger on May 19, 2012 at 7:10pm

@Dallas Gaytheist...thanks for sharing that awesome video! It always makes my day to see stuff like this and know the world is getting better even if it doesn't seem like it sometimes.

Comment by vegantiger on May 19, 2012 at 7:06pm

@Shanna...oh I see what you mean...I must have just passed right over it; never saw it. Message the person that created the group then. Maybe they can change the name.

Comment by vegantiger on May 19, 2012 at 5:44pm

@Shanna...Not everyone always types all the letters involved in the community (LGBTTIQQA) but if you'll look in the description it says, "

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

Comment by vegantiger on May 19, 2012 at 5:42pm

@Sentient Biped....wasn't that the bird cage? Oh no...they were anything but boring! LOL

Comment by Sandi on May 19, 2012 at 6:31am

Comment by Daniel W on May 18, 2012 at 11:11pm

Sandi - yes!  LOL

Dallas - cute movie trailor.  I keep wondering, tho - when are they going to make a movie about a boring overweight middle aged hard working guy who bakes an awesome cherry-rhubarb pie?

Comment by Sandi on May 18, 2012 at 6:26am

 

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