San Francisco LGBTQI Pride: A Humanist Reflection

Atheist/Humanist contingent marching down Market St.

If you are anything like me,  last Friday's SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality completely overwhelmed you. Tears of joy were present with me throughout the day. Since not all NonProphet Status readers live in a city quite like San Francisco, where Pride is celebrated in a very major way, I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a few photos from my weekend.  Every year, the secular communities of the San Francisco Bay Area come together to march as a large contingent in the LGBTQI Pride p … [Read more...]

LGBTQ Find Unexpected Hope in Interfaith

Following Monday's guest post, "The Gay Divide," I'm excited to bring you yet another perspective on queer issues and interfaith work. Today's post for our ongoing series of guest contributors comes from Robert Chlala, a Campus Engagement Associate with the Interfaith Youth Core. Written in advance of the recent IFYC Interfaith Leadership Institutes, it is an important and timely message on the importance of LGBTQ participation in interfaith work. As a queer interfaith advocate, Robert's message … [Read more...]

The Gay Divide

Today’s guest post in our ongoing series of guest contributors comes once more from Nicholas Lang, who previously submitted guest pieces considering Park51 and the state of American dialogue and reflecting on the ramifications of “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.” Today's piece is a personal triumph; searing, sobering, and terribly relevant. There's really nothing more that I can say about it, besides the fact that you must read it. Seriously. Read it:When I heard about Tyler Clementi for the fir … [Read more...]

Coming (and Being) “Out” as a Spiritual Path

Today's guest post in our ongoing series of guest contributors is a re-feature from Tikkun Daily by Jorge Cino. Jorge is Tikkun Daily’s current web editor intern and a NonProphet Status reader, and it's a total pleasure to refeature his work here. His post is in honor of National Coming Out Day, and though "spiritual" is a dirty word to some atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and other nonreligious people, it is an important and worthwhile read about coming out and how rejecting religion im … [Read more...]

"All My Friends" in The New Gay

Hey readers - check out my new post on The New Gay, an original piece entitled "All My Friends" on secular and queer identity and interfaith cooperation. (Thank you to "all my friends" at The New Gay, and a warm welcome to any readers who were directed here from the article!) Be sure to check out The New Gay for a variety of engaging pieces on a wide spectrum of queer-related topics.[Update: Thanks to everyone who commented on the post -- it was great to read your thoughtful and … [Read more...]


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