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

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Comment by Sentient Biped on February 15, 2013 at 11:20pm

Just something I can't get out of my mind.  I can't say I'm not out at work - I've talked about my partner to most of the coworkers who are closest to me, and my senior manager, and HR knows for sure.  I have speculated that it's at least a factor, if not THE factor, for why I was harassed into leaving a prior office location, where my performance by all measures was among the best but the harassment was intolerable.  So most of the time I keep to myself, and never speak explicitly, at all, about being gay.  It's not hidden at all, but I just keep quiet. 

Yesterday the office staff were discussing their husbands' lack of giving them chocolates or flowers for valentines day. "My hubby never gives me flowers" .  In my role, I don't engage in the banter and gossip.  I'm just nice to everyone.  As I walked past, one of them said, "So, did your hubby give YOU flowers for valentines day?"  Blew me away.  I had never spoken to her about my hubby.

The answer was, "No, he's in China for Chinese New Year with his family" and she say "Awe, you poor man!  You deserve better"

Made me feel really good.  Totally accepting.  Nice feeling.  

I still have some PTSD about an earlier life of abuse and harassment and discrimination.  But yesterday felt really good.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 15, 2013 at 11:10pm

I am sure the "god made a gay man" video is a parody of the  awful Paul Harvey dodge commercial.  I could also comment on the issue of inclusiveness - maybe it will start an internet meme for "god made a .....  " LGBTI person.  Or even "Evolution made a....."

Comment by A Former Member on February 15, 2013 at 11:05pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2013 at 10:58pm

The pro-gay message of your video is great, Sentient Biped, but the drumbeat of theism -yuck!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2013 at 10:27pm
Sentient, that is a beautiful and inspiring film. Thank you.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 15, 2013 at 10:13pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 14, 2013 at 2:40pm

Appropriate for Valentine's Day -- the Illinois Senate passed marriage equality!

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on February 11, 2013 at 10:40pm

Oh, she is creepy but if you watch the video it is her and its the look she gave when they asked her if gay people had any use whatever and she was saying "in her opinion NO"  When you look at the data on Sullivan IN. There are just over 4000 people there and the average wages of those people in that town is in the $21K range and many have no job it appears they are not a very competent group.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 11, 2013 at 9:48pm

Dallas,  I wonder if that pic of the special ed teacher was somehow photoshopped?  There's something not-right about her disconjugate gaze.    Kind of creepy, really.

Comment by A Former Member on February 11, 2013 at 4:35pm

Well at least they still "love us." Thank god for that! 

...oh wait! 

 

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