So, we were hanging around at twilight in Queereka Valley by the waterfall the other day, drinking mimosas served to us on silver trays fastened to the backs of tamed ladybugs the size of golden retrievers (as we are wont to do) and discussing possible static pages to add to the site when Will, King of the Man-Fairies, made what I found to be a pretty damn awesome suggestion:
“What if we were to have a set of secular, science-based resources for LGBTQ people? Links, information, charities, non-profits, that kind of thing?”
I was so excited, I nearly dropped my parasol!
I also had the thought that this was exactly the kind of thing that we could get our readers involved in, to help build up a sense of community, and offer a really valuable resource to LGBTQ folk out there in internetland who are in need of exactly this kind of thing.
So, I’d very much like to invite you, our Queereka readers, to send in any links you feel will be helpful to include on our resources page. Specifically, what we’re looking for is:
– Reliable, scientifically-based health information and resources for LGBTQ people or that would be of considerable value for the same. For example, sexual health information and resources for people who engage in same-sex intimacy, mental health resources for LGBTQ individuals, reliable and accurate information on hormone replacement therapy, sexual reassignment surgery, top surgery, hystorectomy, facial feminization surgery and other health procedures for transitioners, accurate and non-politicized information on HIV / AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
– Secular, non-religiously-affiliated charities that either specifically serve LGBTQ people in need or have a very good reputation for being welcoming and queer-friendly; shelters, food banks, clothing resources, etc.
– Domestic violence shelters that are welcoming of LGBTQ individuals.
– Support groups, addiction recovery groups, no-charge therapy, and other mental health resources that are both secular and geared towards LGBTQ individuals.
– Places to find accurate, reliable, methodologically sound studies and statistics on LGBTQ topics and social issues that can be of value to those who may need to combat misinformation and provide concrete data.
– Message boards and support forums for LGBTQ people that have a secular tilt, supportive of critical thought and science, do not have a strong tilt towards psuedoscience or woo, and are welcoming of people without a religious affiliation.
– Places that provide strong arguments against religious admonishments of LGBTQ relationships, lives or identities.
– Secular activist organizations that work towards LGBTQ rights.
– Anything else you feel could be of value to LGBTQ skeptics, atheists and non-believers.
If you have any links or organizations, please use either the contact form or e-mail us at [email protected].
Readers who help out will be credited, adored, and perhaps rewarded in some semi-tangible fashion. We’re broke, but we’ll figure something out. 🙂
Thanks in advance!