Community matters: How many AHS+ groups do we need?

A new series explores the challenges and opportunities facing atheist, humanist, secularist, and similar communities in a post-pandemic world. The series includes practical advice and strategic analysis, starting with asking, how many AHS+ groups do we need?

Stop gaslighting LGBT+ people about religion

Happy Pride! The disproportionate contribution of LGBT+ people to atheist, humanist, secularist and similar groups is something we should all be extremely grateful for. At times, this disproportionate contribution has literally paid my wages and has greatly enriched the groups that have provided a home for me. LGBT+ people have always been on the frontline in the fight against theocracy.

The transphobia problem in AHS+

Many atheist, humanist and secularist groups loudly and proudly proclaim their trans-inclusivity. But if religious fundamentalists are the major drivers and funders of organised transphobia, why does it remain so prevalent in AHS+ spaces? Facts don’t care about your feelings Many of us in the AHS+ community rightly dismiss people’s feelings when they are usedContinue reading “The transphobia problem in AHS+”

AHS+ space in the UK

‘AHS+ space’ is a way of thinking about the loose collection of atheist, humanist, secularist, skeptic, freethought, rationalist etc groups that make up our movement. In my experience, a lot of these groups have a crossover of members or followers. But the different groups reflect different approaches, priorities, and styles. I have compiled a listContinue reading “AHS+ space in the UK”