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: Nov 16

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 Joan Denoo on November 16, 2017 at 4:14am

Of course! under-age girls! How silly of me! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 15, 2017 at 11:16pm

Comment by Joan Denoo:

I wonder if Judge Roy has sex with donkeys? His morals fit the question. 

Joan, I think Roy Moore would much rather have sex with under-aged girls than with a Democrat.  :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 3:07pm

“Have You Considered Your Parents’ Happiness?”Conversion Therapy Ag...

"Homosexuality is neither a crime nor officially regarded as an illness in China. For decades, the legal status of consensual same-sex activity between men was ambiguous, but that was cleared up in the revised criminal code of 1997. In 2001, the Chinese Society of Psychiatry removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. This is consistent with the consensus of global medical associations that homosexuality is not a medical condition."

However! There is always a however!

"public hospitals and private clinics in China continue to offer so-called 'conversion therapy,' which aims to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual, based on the false assumption that homosexuality is a disorder that needs to be remedied. "

"Chinese authorities have not taken the necessary steps to stop public hospitals or private clinics from offering conversion therapy."

Does anyone know what the cost of "conversion therapy?" I didn't find figures in a quick glance at the references. Certainly, a profit motive must be involved in the continuing practice. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 15, 2017 at 10:22am

China still has electric shock based conversion therapy for gay people. Groups are trying to get them to change that.  I hope they are successful.  My experiences of Chinese culture in general are that the community and state over-ride individuals.    With China following the global trend for strong-man rule, religions are also being put under more state control, especially Christians.  The govt is saying, basicically, "Don't trust Jesus to help you.  Trust the Chinese Communist Party".  The "rogue province" of Taiwan is considered more progressive, and may yet legalize same sex marriage, but even they have religious regressives so who knows?  Still, it's better in East Asia, than in much of the world.  We live in weird times.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 15, 2017 at 9:52am

Daniel, I hate to say it, but I agree on the Roy Moore issue.  There are enough bigoted Alabama voters out there to put him in the Senate.  The question becomes: what do Mitch McConnell & Co. do with him when he gets there?  They've already come out in opposition to his candidacy.  Is that all talk, or is there something in the chamber besides gunpowder?

Comment by Plinius on November 15, 2017 at 9:10am

Congrats, Australia!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 14, 2017 at 11:43pm

  • Turnbull, who said he’d be open to certain amendments, will surely see some designed to let religious bigots discriminate against gay people. He should reject anything that allows such discrimination in public spaces. If conservative Christians want to be bigots, they should limit it to their own congregations instead of infesting the rest of us with their faith-based poison.

Friendly Atheist

Comment by Daniel W on November 14, 2017 at 11:08pm

BB, I'm glad Oz has moved a bit forward.  It's still not a given, but closer than it was before the poll. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 14, 2017 at 10:47pm

Australians Say ‘Yes’ to Same-Sex Marriage, Clearing Path for Legalization

NYT

  • “The Australian people have spoken, and they have voted overwhelmingly ‘yes’ for marriage equality,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who called the survey in a move described by advocates as a delay tactic devised to appease his party’s far-right faction. “They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love.”
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2017 at 2:54am

I wonder if Judge Roy has sex with donkeys? His morals fit the question. 

 

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