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: yesterday

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 sk8eycat on February 11, 2014 at 7:41pm

It has been my experience and observation that it takes generations for any kind of prejudice to die out; it's passed down in families, churches, and even public schools. It was over 100 years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation before the Civil Rights legislation was passed, and even that didn't change people's attitudes.

Look at the way the Boy Scouts still discriminates against LGBT and atheist children; how does that affect the youngsters who are members today?  (I have no idea how many African-American Boy Scouts there are now, but I suspect it's a small percentage... smaller than the percent of African Americans in the entire population, I suppose.)

Hell, look how long it took for women to be allowed to vote in the USA, and what some of the suffragettes had to go through to get lawmakers to realize they were serious.  And how many decades after that before women were (somewhat) accepted in the workplace doing the same jobs as men.  I think it took the absence of skilled men during WW2 to turn things around, and when the men came home they wanted women off the assembly lines, out of the offices, and back in the kitchen.  Many women refused to go. 

But the ERA was never passed, women are still making less than men who do the same work, and women are still not promoted as often as men are to managerial positions.

The sad fact is that it's the mindless beer-drinking, FAUX Noose-watching couch potatoes who make the difference, and there are way too many of them.  May they all die childless.

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on February 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

I have seen this sort of ignorance in Africa, The Middle and Far East and to a lesser extent in Europe.  Here in the States we should not get too comfortable, a lot of the Police here are just as bad especially with the Ts. If you are a member of the LGBT community you have probably experienced it first hand. The US Government gives a lot of lip service but when it comes down to real action of-times they look the other way.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2014 at 4:37pm

Unfortunately, I believe it will take generations for this kind of hate to subside in Russia, especially since it's government endorsed.  The LGBTQI community there has a long, rough road ahead of them.  I can't imagine living in that type of environment. 

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on February 9, 2014 at 7:10pm

Thanks Fallen Angel, another group of very interesting and informative documentaries, thanks again.

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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"

 

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