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 David Philip Norris on March 23, 2012 at 9:32am

My guess would be oral sex (you're right, not many gay guys would just "bend over" in public), but it could have been as little as kissing.

Comment by Sandi on March 23, 2012 at 9:26am

Re: gay cruise ship arrests:

"George said the men were seen having sex on the Celebrity Summit cruise ship by someone on the dock"

My question there would be what did do the people who saw it deem as a sexual act - bearing in mind in the first place that they are gay. Perhaps the drugs may have influence such an extroverted display, but really, how many gay guys just 'bend over' anywhere and everywhere?. Most are discreet. Now perhaps a public display of kissing and fondling.... could this be misconstrued as 'gays having sex'? Obviously not enough information here to know. I was also surprised at my ignorance of how homophobic other countries are, sure, the the Middle East's feelings are well known, but Jamaica??? I always thought stoners were pretty laid back and cool, but then Jamaica does have a hell of a history, I just didn't realize they hadn't gotten over it.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 5:01pm

Tony, we just need to find u a partner now.

Dominic - no argument here!

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:53pm

SB. Strange people indeed. Was told, kindly, by my supervisor, that it appeared demonic. Dali did look possesed though. This was the same person that refused to work with a surgeon because he was Hindu, and actually told him he was going to hell.

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 22, 2012 at 4:49pm

Straight people have always enjoyed "Lovers' Lanes" and "Lovers' Point" type places.  It was considered a right of passage.

But, if the media shows a gay men meeting in the park, the public is supposed to be outraged by the fact that these men had the nerve to express their sexuality.

Yes, the article made it quite clear that the issue wasn't two people expressing their sexuality, it was two gay people.

I guess a "move along" is good enough for heterosexuals, but gay people require the police and the church to teach us that age old lesson, that any hint of our sexuality is bad and will not be tolerated.

It's only a matter of time before this discrimination passes, but we must always be vigilant, to ensure that it does disappear.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:47pm

Hey SB. I'm willing to take one for the team. I'll be your straight man for this experiment. Always willing to throw myself on the grenade.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:47pm

Tony, how could anyone be offended by that?  Strange people.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:43pm

David - what are you doing in my mind?  It was supposed to be the other way around.  Be very careful, it's a mess in there.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:39pm

Hey SB. Had 'Persistence of Vision' on my computer at work as wallpaper, and believe it or not, was asked to remove it. I think I know who it was, and they are fundamentalists. Have complained about a number of other people also under hostile work enviroment. I removed it, Their computer.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 4:38pm

SB - Sumatra or Sumatran?

Tony - Well said. Gay rights shouldn't even be an issue.

 

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