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: Oct 10

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 Christopher Baughman on February 2, 2011 at 8:09am
Comment by Daniel W on January 29, 2011 at 5:13pm
Charone, go ahead and plug!  We need supportive communities of inclusion and reason everywhere. 
Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 28, 2011 at 1:07am
French lesbian couple fight for the right to say 'I do'

http://www.france24.com/en/20110127-lesbian-couple-parents-france-g...
Comment by Charone Pagett on January 27, 2011 at 8:20pm

Hey folks

I hope you don't mind this plug.  I have created a discussion group on Facebook called Q & A of Atlanta.  Queer & Atheist of Atlanta is a group of non-believers who have some connection to Atlanta.  The reason I started this group is because of the tremendous amount of religiosity that exist in Georgia.  If you are atheist and queer and open about it you will find it very difficult to make social connections in this town.  Q & A of Atlanta is about building a queer atheist community in Atlanta.  Send me an Email if you are interested in joining. qandaofatlanta@groups.facebook.com

Peace & Reason
Comment by Daniel W on January 27, 2011 at 7:42pm

Christopher, I'm so angry.  The antigay environment was also stoked by American christian homophobes - as in the welcome videos above, led by Scott Lively.  THat's not to say that Mr. Lively encouraged anyone to commit this murder, or that the perpetrators ever heard of him, but he and his group agitated for and supported the growth of the antigay environment in Uganda. 

 

Uganda and protestant christians are not alone - Burundi, Nuns torture trans teenager.  Not a new story but I just read of it.  It's difficult to read the story due to the translation, however.  Im not sure what to make of it.

Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 27, 2011 at 4:33pm
One of the prominent gay Ugandans that the Ugandan rag known as the Rolling Stone put a piece out about was bludgeoned to death in his home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9RgEO8P8U
Comment by Daniel W on January 25, 2011 at 10:27am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yk85znbpY&feature=player_embedded

Advertising has come a long way. This was a superbowl ad?
Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2011 at 9:46pm
I cant get it to post either....   must be a plot by christian homophobes.  Im sure of it.  :-)
Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2011 at 9:41pm

MIke, they keep fooling around with the comment editor. You can be left justified. You can be right justified. You can be centered. Etc. Try clicking on the HTML button then post the video. Works when starting a topic too.

Really funny video.

 

Comment by Daniel W on January 22, 2011 at 11:52pm
This is so wrong.  So very wrong.  On Amazon if you want one.
 

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