“Coming out as an atheist can cost an academic his or her job in some parts of America, and many choose to keep quiet about their atheism.” -- Richard Dawkins
Substitute lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender for atheist and Dawkins’ quote is no less true. Indeed, for atheists and humanists who identify as LGBTQ and their families, the coming-out experience can seem doubly alienating; there can be little question that those who do not believe can feel left out of the traditional discourse. Luckily, there is a plethora of resources available for LGBTQ individuals, their friends, and families that comes from an atheist or humanist perspective.
LGBTQ Humanist Council: The LGBTQ Humanist Council is a grassroots network that leverages local affiliates to drive policy change and build a safe, welcoming, and affirming community at the national level. It seeks to advance full social and civil equality for LGBTQ people within the framework of humanist philosophy and ethics.