Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Autumn 1997

Council for Secular Humanism

by Brett Humphreys

As reported in the summer issue, the readership of G&LH in the United States has increased significantly over the past year thanks to the good offices of Free Inquiry, the quarterly journal published by the Council for Secular Humanism whose website, originally launched on 25th December 1995, is one of the longer established and more substantial humanist sites on the Web.

An introductory section on secular humanism in general includes the full text of the Humanist Manifesto (1933) and its successors Humanist Manifesto II (1973) and A Secular Humanist Declaration (1980).

In addition to information about the many projects and activities of the Council itself, and links to other sites of potential interest worldwide, there is a substantial library of online articles, many of them drawn from current and back issues of the Council’s three periodicals, Free Inquiry, Secular Humanist Bulletin and AAH Examiner (the newsletter of African Americans for Humanism), each of which has its own home page on the site. The site is also host to the webpages of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, to which GALHA is affiliated.

This is an attractively presented, actively maintained and well-structured site, having plenty of internal cross-links, and the uncommon feature of warning when you are about to follow a link off to another site, which can be rather helpful when it’s so easy to leap unwittingly across the world with the click of a mouse.

Two other US websites that may be of particular interest to lesbian and gay humanists are those of the Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists (GALAH) based in Los Angeles, and the recently set up site belonging to the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Secular Humanists (PGLSH).

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