LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 18
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 Daniel W on April 8, 2012 at 9:21am

Visions of "queer christ", crucified

 

Gay Jesus is Risen

To me, talking about Jesus being gay is like discussing whether a character on Star Trek or Battlestar Gallactica was gay. Neither of those being especially inclusive either. But each to their own.

Comment by Daniel W on April 7, 2012 at 2:13pm

Dallas, thanks for posting on Bülent Ersoy.  I left off my bucket list, to (re)learn at least enough conversational Turkish to get by, and travel throughout Anatolia.  The challenge is if I can't get myself going on Spanish, I sure can't with Turkish.  I was there for about 2/3 of my military enlistment, ah youth.  Even when there, I communicated more in German than Turkish, because of my own limitations.  Use it or lose it....  I lost it.  There is more history there than anyone can soak in, including ancient humanity, christian history, roman history, and the story of the centuries-spanning Ottoman empire.  As for LGBT life in Turkey - a mixed bag, to say the least.  They don't have death penalty for us there like Arab countries and Iran, but it's not all that super gay friendly, either.

Comment by Daniel W on April 7, 2012 at 9:46am

Jin Xing, China's dancer, choreographer, TV personality, a trans woman who has made her mark on China.

 

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Comment by David Philip Norris on April 5, 2012 at 3:58pm

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Asia/Story/A1Story20120203...

Here's an article that actually speaks directly to that!

Comment by Daniel W on April 5, 2012 at 3:48pm

Regardless of where it comes from, it's cute.  So that would be a "Sinosexual".  I am aware of the gay lingo but will stay out of it.  I don't think China has the so called Judeo-Christian baggage about sexuality and marriage.  A lot of Chinese men have women on the side and their wives accept is as par for the course, and are practical about staying married.  It's sexist since I don't think it works the other way around.  Long tradition of the landlord class and royalty with polygamous marriages, although the cultural revolution supposedly ended that.  Gay mostly seems to be an issue of grandchildren needed, better to marry and have a boyfriend at same time.  Admittedly my exposure is limited. 

Comment by David Philip Norris on April 5, 2012 at 2:50pm

Well, considering that Asian culture typically favors male children, and that the current crop of males are entering adolescence...

Comment by David Philip Norris on April 5, 2012 at 2:21pm

I feel like this is either one of those "Find the error" puzzles, or it's something that was badly translated from some other language to English (e.g., Japanese).

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 5, 2012 at 2:01pm

Hey, hey, hey! I'm offended by this. Where is the box for Irish-Americans huh?  Idjuts.

Comment by Daniel W on April 5, 2012 at 12:59pm

Dallas that is hilarious.  Where is it from?

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 5, 2012 at 7:08am

LOL!!! Thanks, Dallas. What a riot. I really needed a good laugh. Great.

 

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