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 The Flying Atheist on September 15, 2014 at 7:16pm

Advocate.com: Gay Warriors

Seven photographs of gay military couples. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2014 at 4:33pm

Web people raised 90,000 for Daniel Pierce.  Very nice.

Comment by Daniel W on August 28, 2014 at 9:01pm

This video has been viral on several websites. There's no way so far to verify, but the evidence supports it. Warning - it's harsh. From TheAdvocate.com "

19 year old... Daniel Pierce filmed his family's reaction to his confirmation that he was gay in chilling first-hand look at the violence...."

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2014 at 7:28pm

Sentient - I too read something about children raised by same-sex parents being a bit more empathetic and less bound to rigid gender roles. (And the problem with that is...?)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2014 at 4:24pm

@ Sentient - now that is a PERFECT example of right wing nutcase logic! Another argument against gay marriage is it wrecks Oscar Wilde's claim that "'Marriage' and 'bigamy' are much the same; both mean having one wife too many."

Comment by Daniel W on August 28, 2014 at 4:13pm
I dont have links, but I have read that same sex marriages tend to be more egalitarian compared to opposite sex marriages. There is a hint of evidence that children raised in same sex parent families, may be more balanced and well socialized too. That will be the next argument against marriage equality. if gay married couples are more mutually supportive, and give their kids a better start in life, that makes "traditional families" look bad, and feel bad, Families are supposed to be dysfunctional, therefore gay marriages threaten "tradional marriages" by setting too high a standard.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

I remember as far back as 1967 (and farther) when police in some towns (cities) raided gay bars just for the hell of it. Once in Minneapolis, our company manager had to bail out most of the boys chorus line (and a couple of principal skaters) one day, or we would not have been able to put on a show.  All that was going on, as far as I know, was that the guys were having a drink or two, and meeting some of the "locals."  That was NEVER an actual crime!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2014 at 1:58pm

@GC -- no kidding! As some pundit a while back put it, "The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won't shut up!" I'm still waiting to hear how it is that marriage equality "threatens" traditional marriage. It's kind of like waiting for god to answer a prayer!

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2014 at 1:08pm

That is quite a reversal from the times when courts routinely considered LGB people diseased criminals, to this hearing, when the best argument presented against equal marriage is that same-sex couples are "too responsible" to need it!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2014 at 9:22am

Wisconsin and Indiana's arguments against gay marriage apparently did not go so well for them:

Desperate new argument against same-sex marriage laughed out of court

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/28/would_you_criminalize_fornication_d...

 

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