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: on Saturday

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 9, 2014 at 9:11am
Chrissie I wonder that about some, but Lively is so vile, so obsessed, so full of hate and lies, I think his psychopathology must go deeper. Maybe he was sexually abused. Pure speculation on my part of course. Or maybe horribly bullied. Regardless, that is no excuse to instigate vilification, murder, scapegoating, discrimination, ruined lives. I've know a couple of Cambodians who went through more than Lively could have in one lifetime, and a Bosnian who lost family in the war there. A once knew a man who was in a Germsn concentration camp. They may have never gotten over it, but they did move on, and were not hate filled animals. And I saw some abuse myself. I suppose I got over it too, except the rare moments. but I can forgive too. Why can a supposed christian like Lively?
Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 9, 2014 at 7:59am

I just wonder if Mr. Lively is having a very strong internal struggle with his own same sex desires.  So many people who are so committed to the hatred of a certain lifestyle or group in reality are bringing their internal struggle into the open by professing irrational hatred for that group.  They fall hard when they are caught out but that is no consolation for all of those killed or maimed by their actions. 

Makes you wish there was a place such as Hell so that this group of offensive people would have a place to go. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2014 at 12:33am
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2014 at 12:21am

Daniel, yes indeed, it was worthwhile. Thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2014 at 12:18am

Felaine, another good question. That is a good one for adding to the list of questions for theists. Thanks 

Comment by sk8eycat on April 8, 2014 at 11:47pm

Is Botswana a safe refuge?  Can people get there from the countries that have passed those vicious laws? 

And don't they understand that every LGBT person was born to straight parents?

Comment by Daniel W on April 8, 2014 at 10:38pm

Joan, thanks. Glad you thought it was worthwhile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 9:56pm

Daniel, I shortened your statement and posted on Twitter without attribution. Hope you don't mind. 

Comment by Daniel W on April 8, 2014 at 9:44pm

We should not forget, either, each time someone in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Camaroon, is lynched, burned alive, or beaten to death for being gay - those actions were inspired, promoted, and supported by American evangelicals like Scott Lively, and catholic front groups like NOM, with Brian Brown at its helm.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2014 at 8:46pm

A tragic turn of events in Uganda. I hope, too, that Pepe Julian Onziema is safe. 

 

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