LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

Members: 17
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

Forum is now open for comments only, due to limited moderation.

The original creator has been absent 8 years.  She may no longer identify as Lesbian or as Atheist, but could still experience discrimination due to being listed as creator of this group.  This group does come up on internet search with this person, and her photo photo, as group creator.  We live in era when discrimination can be expected to increase on many fronts.

I moderated since that time. On several occasions, I requested that another member moderate, but was unable to find a volunteer who would actively moderate content.

Please be aware, posts left active on this group, especially discussion forum, can be hazardous to members, even ones who have been gone for many years.  In most states and countries, there is no protection for LGBT people regarding employment, housing, or employment.  The same is true regarding atheists.  Some members may not even be aware of discrimination, and may not be aware that their old posts and images are still there to come back and haunt them.  Posts and the membership list are visible on internet searches.

There has been at least one case of a member of Atheist Nexus experiencing employment discrimination due to their membership. 

Another member of Atheist Nexus was murdered in India, in 2011 (Ajita Kamal).  As far as I can tell, the perpetrator and motive were never found, but Kamal was a known atheist, and known atheists are frequently targeted for brutal killings in South Asia.

Any member who posts, without having their own photo or name on their screen name and avatar, is expressing implied agreement, by default, about the importance of privacy, even on the internet.

A controversial group needs an active moderator, who will look out for the needs and safety of the members, as much as possible in such a forum.

As has recently been done, posts on Atheist Nexus are subject to screenshots.  They are also be subject to internet search.

I recommend that interested members start a new LGBT group, so that there is no issue with long absent group creator and no longer having a moderator.  Until that time, this group is open for a rolling comment wall.  I am not able to expire comments without closing the entire comment page, due to host program (Ning) limitations on moderation.

Daniel W.

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Comment by Phillip Borders on November 15, 2010 at 4:24pm
Richard- Thinking of coming out to your family, eh? If we can help you, let us know. I came out to my family in 1989 and though it was rough in the beginning, it proved to be a better decision than staying in the closet. My family feels better off knowing the true Phillip than the closeted Phillip.
Comment by Richard Healy on November 15, 2010 at 3:04pm
In unrelated news, had what might be described as a moment of professional pride - nurtured someone bi-curious on another board into their first gay relationship (they just needed some encouragement) and the last two days have been a string of message from them containing some of the most romantic and moving phrases I think I've ever heard.

It is a little humbling to realise you might have had a hand in creating someone else's joy.

:^ D
Comment by Richard Healy on November 15, 2010 at 3:01pm
I'm thinking of coming out to family. meep!
Comment by Richard Healy on November 14, 2010 at 11:52am
Yes. We like our faghags we do.
Comment by linda wagner on November 14, 2010 at 11:50am
Thanks Phillip : )
Comment by Phillip Borders on November 14, 2010 at 11:22am
Hooray for the faghags of the world! :=)
Comment by Daniel W on November 13, 2010 at 11:06am
Opposite sex kissing. Ewwww gross! :-)
Comment by linda wagner on November 13, 2010 at 10:34am
I just watched this video and I think it's very sweet. I don't know why some people are so grossed out. I guess maybe they have never known or cared about somebody that is gay. I guess i'm just a FagHag from way back.
Comment by linda wagner on November 13, 2010 at 10:29am
I love kissing men too.
Comment by Dominic Florio on November 13, 2010 at 8:58am
Just wait. It'll grow on you! .
That's what he said! LOL
 

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