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Apr 26 2012

Greta on Godless Perverts Panel, Thursday 4/26

Just a quick reminder: I’m going to be participating in what promises to be a super-awesome panel discussion tonight (Thursday, April 26): “Godless Perverts: Atheism and Alternative Sexualities.” Maggie Mayhem, Charlie Glickman, Chris Hall and I will be tearing it up at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, talking/ ranting about being atheists in the queer, kinky, and alt-sex communities. We’ll be taking questions from the audience, so if you have any, bring ‘em on! Details are below. Hope to see you there!

EVENT: Godless Perverts: Atheism and Alternative Sexualities (panel discussion with Q&A)
PANELISTS: Me, Maggie Mayhem, Charlie Glickman, and Chris Hall
DATE: Thursday, April 26
TIME: 7:00 pm
COST: Sliding scale, $10-20 requested.
LOCATION: Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (near Civic Center BART)
SUMMARY: What’s it like to be a queer or kinky atheist? Alt-sex communities might favor calling the goddess or tantric rituals instead of a church revival, but the belief that a spiritual life makes you a better person is as common as in Middle America. The reality is that for nonbelievers, dungeons and Pride Parades can be as unwelcoming as the neighborhoods they grew up in.

Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, come join us at the Center for Sex and Culture on Thursday, April 26 for a dynamic conversation exploring the role of atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in alternative sexuality. The panel features Greta Christina, Charlie Glickman, Chris Hall, and Maggie Mayhem speaking about how to be a good perv without God(dess), community attitudes that privilege religious and spiritual beliefs, how science can be ecstatic, what atheists call out when they come, and much more.

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  1. 1
    heatherjohnson

    This looks like anamazing event. For those of us who can not make it to san francisco, can you post some of the talks?

  2. 2
    Blair

    If you want to call yourselves perverts, who am I to complain?

  3. 3
    HumanisticJones

    What would it take to get a panel like this out at Frolicon in Atlanta next year?

  4. 4
    Greta Christina

    For those of us who can not make it to san francisco, can you post some of the talks?

    heatherjohnson @ #1: It’s going to be a single panel discussion, not a series of talks. But I believe it’s being videotaped. Assuming it is, I’ll post a link to the video when it goes up.

    What would it take to get a panel like this out at Frolicon in Atlanta next year?

    Speaking only for myself: Airfare, hotel, and honorarium. I can’t speak for the other panelists, though.

  5. 5
    mnb0

    In relation to @2: why call sex enjoyed by all participants “kinky” and/or “pervert”?

    I prefer to keep things simple. Such labels are misplaced.

  6. 6
    paul

    I went, it was fun, though there were very few attendees. Yes it was taped.

  7. 7
    moulton

    It was a very good panel. All of the panelists made good points and were interesting.

  8. 8
    Chris H

    Thanks so much for your participation, Greta. I was really happy with how it turned out, and it was a real relief to talk about some of those things. It’s amazing how much gritting my teeth and being polite I do in a community dedicated to “being yourself.”

    Glad that paul @6 and moulton @7 were able to make it and enjoy themselves.

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