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 Fallen Angel on February 9, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Comment by Daniel W on February 9, 2014 at 10:07am

At Sochi...

While the uniformed internal security goons sing "We're up all night to get lucky", and police crack down on people who express progay sentiments, Americans are in Russia protesting to condemn LGBT people and express support for Putin.

Scores detained by Russian police.  International Olympic Committee has no problem with that.   "Mr. Putin appeared to express frustration that protests over Russia’s policies threatened to overshadow the spectacle of the Games." - good.  I hope he develops an ulcer.  And hemorrhoids.  And a perianal abscess.  Before cirrhosis sets in.  And may the chair of the International Olympic Committee fall into the defective toilet in his hotel room, built incompetently by corrupt contractors.  And then he also develop a perianal abscess, after drinking the contaminated Sochi water,  which will have to be treated by Russian doctors.

And as for NBC, land of Rachel Maddow, did they really have to censor the IOC's opening recitation of the antidiscrimination portion of the IOC Charter?    While I am torn about NBC's simultaneous kneeling kiss to their Russian masters' infected asses, and their continued broadcasting of Maddow - probably with some limits on what she can say - as far as I'm concerned, they can send the NBC Sports division down one of the Sochi slopes, naked, face down, and serve them Sochi water when they get to the bottom.

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on February 4, 2014 at 8:42am

The Scottish Brewery "Brew Dog" just launched a new beer to show support for Gay people in Russia and knock Putin and his anti Gay policies..  Search for "Brew Dog Hello My Name is Vladimir"

Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2014 at 10:48am

Loren, that is a great quote. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 2, 2014 at 6:28am

I thought the following was pretty good, especially considering the source:


Comment by Chrissie Farthing on January 26, 2014 at 5:31pm

Thanks Fallen Angel, I had not seen the videos from Channel 4.  I watched the full series and did enjoy how it showed so many of the situations that Transsexual people have to go through.  I transitioned late in my life at 75 and retired at the same time.  I had built up the finances to provide a decent retirement as well as the funds to pay for all involved in my transition which is way out of reach for a large percent of transsexual people.  M to F is quite expensive but F to M is very involved and much more expensive and not as satisfactory with it's results.  I was pretty much on my own with my transition, it would have been such a great help to have had such an event in my case but it looks as if things are getting better.  I am now a very happy 80 year old Lesbian and enjoying life to its fullest and to top it all I am in great health and able to do it.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2014 at 4:17pm

Thanks for the heads-up, Biped.  I'll stick to my tea.  (Tetley, Twinings and/or Stash)

I used to be somewhat addicted to Co-Cola, but all it did was make me fatter.  I don't even remember what I did to get the craving out of my system.  I had a sip a few months ago, and it didn't even taste right, so I really don't miss it at all.
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About the Utah decision....I read some of the comments below the article, and several people were saying things like "It's over!" and "We won."  Uh...as long as there are people who believe fantasy fiction, "IT" won't be over. 

That's what a lot of us thought when the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down, and 40 years later, we are still fighting the right-wing nuts who think they have a right to dictate how other people should live their lives. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 26, 2014 at 10:20am

Coca Cola -OK with persecution of LGBT people, and arresting people who support them.

 

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