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 Darren Taggart on December 22, 2011 at 11:50am

BP said they were sorry!  Surely that's enough?  They certainly thought so...

Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2011 at 11:43am

Dallas, that leaves me with what stations to buy gas at?  Im still pissed off at BP.  I suppose 76 and Chevron.  Not that they care whether I buy their gas.  It's not so much a matter of boycot, I just don't want to give money to such assholes.

Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2011 at 11:08am

Naval "First Kiss" and "Favorite Lesbian Kisses" from the guardian.co.uk.  Oh my, love!

Comment by Daniel W on December 17, 2011 at 6:45pm

Dallas, that's an interesting idea.  I went through a stage like that in my 20s.  Evangelical ministers can be very passionate, but really messed up mentally.  My experience, anyway.  Plus, they have a habit of getting caught in sex crimes (see Atheist News on that).  But hey, it's worth a try.

Comment by Daniel W on December 17, 2011 at 2:54pm

@TFA - thanks for posting that!  It's a move in the right direction.  Somehow, I think Thailand is ahead of a lot of countries in transgender issues.  I read that the country is a center for transgender reassignment surgery.   here.  here.  Probably not perfect, but better than some other countries.  From that second link, At present both M-F and F-M transsexuals can live openly in Thai society. They are relatively safe and are not subjected to violence. Nowadays, young people in schools and university students openly show their gender dysphoric tendencies. As their parents seem to accept it, these young people are not subjected to seek help from psychologists or psychiatrists. Moreover, transsexuals receive regular coverage from the mass media such as in television news, programs and the press. They are celebrities in various professions like entertainers, film stars, models, make-up artists and transsexual cabaret show girls. Among these are a well known singer, a boxer, Thailand's volleyball champion, and the winner of the World's Transsexual Beauty Contest. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 17, 2011 at 12:54pm

As a flight attendant myself, this news story caught my eye. 

Thai "ladyboy" flight attendants take to the skies

From the article: 

"This is the beginning of the acceptance of transsexuals in Thailand, giving the opportunity for us to work in various fields."

"Maybe in the future we can get any job that transsexuals never did before, such as police, soldiers or even pilots."

Comment by Daniel W on December 17, 2011 at 9:31am

Conservative Republican mayor of Southhaven Mississippi could have stayed in the closet if not for those purchases in a gay sex store, using taxpayer dollars....  oops.  There IS this thing called "cash", but there's also a thing called "not being a damn hypocrite".

Comment by Daniel W on December 16, 2011 at 8:13am

Hitchens was a genuine hero.  I miss him already.  My life is better for his having lived.

Comment by Darren Taggart on December 16, 2011 at 1:50am
So sad to see this. Christopher Hitchens has died. A great man.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16212418
Comment by Daniel W on December 15, 2011 at 10:43pm

Janice Daniels, mayor of Troy Michigan, gets raked over the coals for her homophobic Facebook post and her pseudo-apology.  I loved watching this.

 

 

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