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Comment by Sentient Biped on April 17, 2013 at 9:58am

Carl,

With so much bad news out of Africa, that story is uplifting and wonderful.  Courage and love.

Thanks on the avitar - a little update to lift the spirits so to speak.

Jim, welcoime!

 

Uplifting from New Zealand, a beautiful country, gardeners' paradise, and now the first country in Asia/Pacific region to pass marriage equality.   Nice speech below via joe.my.god:

 

On the down side, Australia's out-Atheist prime minister, living "in sin" herself, is still vehemently anti-equality. She's fought hard against LGBT equality. What's up with her, anyway? Even among atheists there are trolls and neanderthals.

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 17, 2013 at 4:51am

That's sweet.  Congrats to them!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 1:37am

Sentient, I like the new group avatar.   :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 16, 2013 at 9:46pm

Here's an uplifting and inspirational story:

Two Men Marry in First Gay Traditional African Ceremony

Edge Publications

Two gay South African men recently got married in what is believed to be one of the first gay marriages under the Zulu and Tswana traditions.

The ceremony for Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, both 27, took place on April 7 in the town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal, in front of 200 guests.

"We see no reason to hide in darkness as if there is something to be ashamed about. Our marriage is largely symbolic and a sign that black gay men can commit and build family through a happy and loving marriage," he said.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 16, 2013 at 11:34am

I really wonder what the Supreme court will do.  I can't say I'm super hopeful.  Then again, that is a protective mechanism on my part, against disappointment.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 15, 2013 at 3:38pm

As marriage equality plows forcibly forward here in the U.S., I think I'm even more amazed at how quickly it is advancing in other countries all around the world.  It's quite gratifying to see such steady progress internationally as well.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 15, 2013 at 2:24pm

Update on marriage equality.

 

 

It amazes me we have come this far in one lifetime. I never thought it possible. Now, of course, I'm frustrated that people in some states and countries are so vile. But the progress so far has added some sweetness to the bitterness that so often accompanies being LGBT.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 12, 2013 at 1:49pm

Wow, how cool is that, to see yourself in that story?!  You have obviously affected an untold number of people in a positive way.  My hat's off to you!

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 12, 2013 at 1:23pm

That was a very interesting presentation, I even got a surprise to see myself in it as I was in the clip where Lisa Lyng visited St Louis to interview us on the OWN programme.  The world is beginning to come around but there are still a lot of ignorant people who shout "It's against Gods plan" and I am sure we both are of the same opinion about that BS.  I shout back that Jesus was gay and he hung around with 12 blokes.  The best part is that a lot of parents are helping rather than throwing their kids out.  I was not thrown out but I had a poor family life with a father who complained "oh well we got stuck with a homo.  and he had no intrest if I lived or not. Mother was under his thumb.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 12, 2013 at 12:44pm

Chrissie, thanks for sharing your story.  It is, indeed, interesting.  Our ancient historical origins that pervade Middle-Eastern societies must have been a fascinating background in which to live.  

I'm happy to hear you presently say, "Life is good."  I know gender transitions are not easy.  You're very lucky to have had an understanding wife all those years.  

Coincidentally, last night on our local PBS television news/arts program, Chicago Tonight, they aired a wonderful segment on a new Children's gender clinic here in Chicago.  It's part of the Lurie Children's Hospital (the recent new name of the former Children's Memorial Hospital.)

Here's the link for all to see:  

Chicago Tonight: Children's Gender Clinic Video       

I'm glad to see young children getting the proper support that they need.

 

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