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

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Comment by Daniel W on April 16, 2011 at 12:24pm
I fall on the side of revealing these relationships as well.  The more people know that there are respected, talended, honored, heroic, amazing people who also happen to be not-purely-heterosexial, the more acceptance there is.  Then being LGBT is less of an issue.
Comment by dr kellie on April 16, 2011 at 9:16am

I agree with Dominic.  Why should we be any different?

Comment by Daniel W on April 10, 2011 at 4:42pm
It was revealing to me that the "bromance", apparently with no mention of consumated sexuality, was enough to get the book banned.  To me this falls into a similar category as the man-relationship of Abe Lincoln as well.  That these historic, revered, great leaders would also be in  love, regardless of sexual acts, with a member of the same sex, is really inspiring.  The apparently fluid sexuality of Eleanor Roosevelt, apparently accepted by FDR, is another example. 
Comment by Dominic Florio on April 10, 2011 at 12:18pm

But on the other hand Mike, knowledge of the sexuality of historical characters, can make gay and bi more of a norm, as it really is.  Instead of some obscure, hidden embarrassment, sexuality is just as much a part of a person, as their sex, race, and country of origin.

Knowing this information should not be used to judge them, but as a vehicle to pride and something that others can look at, as a positive.  Just as it is important for African Americans to know the contributions of African Americans in history, it would be a positive for members of the LGBT community to know their history.

Some LGBT people were "heroes" and some were "villains," but many were just ordinary people like most of us.  It would be great for young people to know that their great uncle, who never married, was single for more reasons than wanting to take care of a sickly family member, or that the two elderly ladies who walk arm and arm in the neighborhood, are more than just good lifetime friends.

While heterosexuals get to speak and even brag about their opposite sex partners and how that has impacted their lives, how those relationships, both negative and positive, help to change that person's path in life, how they work as a team, or how a break up has devastaded them, and everything else that goes along with being in a relationship, LGBT people are not always given that right.

On a Monday morning, when a person tells his/her co-workers about the movie he/she saw with their spouse over the weekend, no one blinks.  But, mention that you saw the movie with your same sex spouse, and some will accuse you of flaunting and promoting homosexuality.

So I respectfully disagree.  I do care about the sexuality of people in history, the sexuality of celebrities, as well as the sexuality of my neighbors.  Most people will disclose their sexuality by wearing a wedding ring or engaging in discussions of their relationships and families.  Why should we be any different?

Comment by Daniel W on April 10, 2011 at 8:33am
Massachusets groups cancelled Ghandi eventsafter book describes Ghandi's bromance relationship that some people think might have been gay or bi or something.  The author states he never claimed Ghandi was gay or bi, but that he had a close relationship with a German bodybuilder and once wrote to him "How completely you have taken possession of my body. This is slavery with a vengeance."  Apparently some groups feel that this nonadmission of Ghandi's unknown sexuality, which is further flavored by the two men's committment to celibacy,  is offensive to his memory.
Comment by Daniel W on April 7, 2011 at 7:44pm

If you can't hit on someone at their mom's funeral, when can you hit on them?
Comment by Friend of Dorothy on April 4, 2011 at 2:16pm
Ducks? And all this time I have been worried about me and my Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker...Phew!!!
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on April 3, 2011 at 10:28am

 

Imagine If All Atheists Left America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuWjKqlRAUk&feature=feedf


Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2011 at 9:37pm
Life is complicated for a black, lesbian, gospel-singing 45 year old virgin. http://www.theroot.com/views/gospel-singer-slims-down-and-comes-out...

There just aren't any easy answers.
Comment by Daniel W on March 29, 2011 at 9:33am

In Sweetwater Tennessee, still waters run deep....  and under the water is some toxic mud....

 

here

 

"In choosing to name a group of people such as the Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), you are choosing to group together a group of people who are not of the same race, but have made a personal and moral life style choice. Other groups who make a personal life style choice are drug user and sellers, gang members, prostitutes, cults and murderers"

 

Lovely place....  just lovely. 

 

 

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