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 Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 6:53pm

To me it's particularly objectionable that they use the lie that it's a choice to justify their condemnation and bigotry. Even if it were a choice, so what??? It's no one's business how someone else likes to make love, and they should just stfu.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 6:27pm

Things were significantly veering toward normalcy until the recent extremist takeover. I think it will be a while before we see the WH bathed in the rainbow colors again. The root problem is a widespread failure (or refusal) of so many people to distinguish between fact and fantasy.

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2017 at 5:28pm

Andrew and Carl, you are both right.  It's been a long struggle.  Maybe it will never end...

Comment by Andrew on September 7, 2017 at 5:12pm
For me, of almost equal concern are the less hateful religious groups who don't necessarily attack particular segments of society, but still teach ideas that are regressive and divisive. For example, I've met very nice people who believe being gay is a choice and therefore a sin. Even though they don't overtly spread hate, they are still pushing ideas that contaminate our culture and breed discord. Further, they are teaching these unkind ideas to the next generation.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2017 at 1:03pm

With our current administration I feel like we're living in bizarro opposite-world, where everything that once was good in now bad, and everything that once was bad is now good.  

That's why we not only cannot be more like Canada but we cannot even act like an intelligent, empathetic, and rational country.   

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2017 at 12:49pm

Why can't the USA be more like Canada?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 7:22am

Shouldn't these hurricanes be landing in San Francisco, New York and LA? And what is the message god is sending when kids get cancer or AIDS? Why don't these self-righteous closet queens just suck a dick already and leave our LGBT brothers and sisters out of it?

--Comment following this article:

And now here’s the evangelicals blaming hurricanes on the gays

Comment by Daniel W on September 4, 2017 at 4:47am
Texas floods are the gays' fault.

http://www.newsweek.com/gay-americans-are-blame-hurricane-harvey-ap...

I was wondering how long that would take.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 1, 2017 at 1:49pm

Comment by Andrew on August 31, 2017 at 6:16pm
Any pseudo-authority that spouts biblical content as a justification for anything is just not worth my time or the effort to respond to their absurdity.
 

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