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 The Flaming Pi on July 4, 2010 at 5:41pm
Happy Pride everyone. Happy Toronto Pride to anyone in Toronto.
Comment by Rationalgirl - Kandace on July 2, 2010 at 9:08am
Is anyone going to "The Amazing Meeting" in Las Vegas next week?
It's a Skeptics conference - Dawkins will be there! Would love to meet any of you girlies!
Comment by Daniel W on June 30, 2010 at 2:16pm
Sacha,
I love this. I have it on my ipod and occasionally play it really loud in the car. So far the police haven't stopped me.
Comment by sacha on June 30, 2010 at 11:46am
Comment by The Flaming Pi on June 22, 2010 at 12:44pm
To quote the group description, "Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends."

Welcome to the group. Enjoy your stay.

Oh. If you read back enough, you might find a nifty bi-flag atheist "A". I am not sure who posted it, but it looks kind of cool.
Comment by The Flaming Pi on June 22, 2010 at 12:16pm
That's like terrible, or like something, Mike Wolf.

Atheist homposexuals of all types are rare it seems. I live in Toronto, Ontario. In my five years here, I have met a total of three atheists. The rest of my friends are into non-xian religions. It can be difficult to find a match, Nerd. Keep looking and good luck.
Comment by dr kellie on June 22, 2010 at 11:49am
We exist. And one of the girls I run around with is a darling young atheist, but she has two kids, so I remain single.
Comment by The Flaming Pi on June 21, 2010 at 12:38am
I did the sexuality IAT. They tell me I am moderately biased toward straight. Either I am slightly self-hating, extremely tired, or distracted by Torch Song Trilogy.

Anyone ever read the beautiful play "Jimmy the Antichrist" by Keith J. Powell? It's a wonderful story of a boy, Jimmy, who goes away to college only to return home with some startling news. Jimmy is the antichrist. The preview is definitely worth the read.

You can preview it here:
http://www.playscripts.com/playview.php3?playid=263
Comment by Daniel W on June 20, 2010 at 10:54pm
You guys in NZ are disillusioning me. I thought it was paradise there. Now Im thinking it's just like here. So much for giving it all up and moving to New Zealand where I can dissapear into the forest and run around naked for the rest of my life. I'll just staay here and work myself to death instead. Damn.
Comment by Daniel W on June 20, 2010 at 10:52pm
The second video was interesting. It looks like dad is more into his homophobia than the first one, which somehow seemed more innocent. I guess Im reading too much into it. Now it's less like "guess who's coming to dinner" and more like Archie Bunker.
 

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