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

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Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel W 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan on Friday. 15 Replies

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

Started by Neon Genesis. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 16 Replies

Priviliged Bickering

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 17. 3 Replies

Coming out in your teens.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 11. 2 Replies

Another attempt to undercut same-sex marriages

Started by Christina Fiscus. Last reply by Susan Stanko Jan 25. 8 Replies

WWSD? What will SCOTUS do?

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Jan 18. 4 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on February 26, 2013 at 11:59am

Thank Westboro Baptist Church and the Phelps's for making homophobia gross and stupid!

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2013 at 9:33pm

Some good news from the City of Chicago:

Chicago Public Schools plans to have a new sex education policy in place by 2016, the district announced Sunday.  For the first time, the district will address sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as bullying.

News article link

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 3:45pm
Ruth Anthony-Gardner, can you show me how to create a atheist meme or gay meme? How do you start the process? Is there a formula? I've looked at atheist memes and I don't see how the ones on line do what I want them to do. I am the most un-clever person in the world, but give me a formula and I can rip.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 17, 2013 at 2:48pm

That's a nice story, Daniel.  I'm sure that made your day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2013 at 12:19am

Sentient, I am happy to learn of your positive experience. 

Comment by Daniel W 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 Daniel W 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 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 Daniel W on February 15, 2013 at 10:13pm

 

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