We are socially based in Melbourne, but we welcome people from across Australia and beyond.
You can find our event schedule in our Meetup group.
We are a social group for LGBTQIA+ atheists. Let's meet up and chat, socialise, zoom, and maybe organise some activities that express our desire to do good without god. In a nation where public discourse on LGBTQIA+ human rights is too often framed within religious privilege, it is time for us to come out as godless, rational, ethical, and diverse.
Approximately 75% of LGBTQIA+ people in Australia indicated in 2020 that they have 'no current religion or spirituality' (Private Lives 3, ARCSHS La Trobe, 2020). Rainbow Atheists therefore represents a majority perspective within Australian queer communities and such views should be taken into consideration in matters relating to law, education, human rights, public discourse, equality, religious privilege, and family issues.
Anyone is welcome to join who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans or gender fluid, queer or questioning, Intersex, asexual, or allied, and who shares our disbelief in God or gods.
Atheism is often perceived as being a negative attribute (as it describes a lack of religious belief), so our name challenges this perception by being 'out and proud' while our group activities reflect our alignment with the positive values of Humanism.
An introduction to Rainbow Atheism was published in the second issue of 'Bent Street' magazine
A more detailed exploration of gay and atheist liberation can be found in the third issue of 'Bent Street' magazine
You are also invited to join, and contribute to, our Facebook group.
Register now: Alison Thorne: Feminism, Transgender Liberation and the Stonewall Rebellion, 7pm AEST June 29.
Jun 29, 2021 7:00 PM (GMT+10)
Alison Thorne: Feminism, Transgender Liberation and the Stonewall Rebellion
Jun 20, 2021 5:00 PM (GMT+10)
Ian Seal: GLBTQI+ Refugee Crisis in Kenya
May 23, 2021 9:00 AM (GMT+10)
Melbourne Pride March 23 May 2021
Apr 28, 2021 7:00 PM (GMT+10)
Peter Tatchell: Beyond Equality
Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM (GMT+10)
Mandisa Thomas: Women of Colour - Beyond Belief
Feb 10, 2021 8:00 PM (GMT+10)
Andrew Copson: Humanism and LGBT Rights
Rainbow Atheists is a community supported by Humanists Australia.