LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Nov 16

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 vegantiger on May 15, 2012 at 9:16pm

>>>Comment by Susan Stankoyesterday           

>>>Wait.  The Vagina is sewn up VT?  Since you are getting a micro >>>penis.  Is it still possible to pee through it?


Yes I will have urethral lenthening as well and will be able to urinate through my new penis, have sex, etc. Some doctors don't like to do the u.l. because of complications and so many factors to contribute to them. I've been preparing my body by going vegan, bodybuilding, losing the excess fat on my body and getting laser hair removal on my non-dominant arm. My body is quick at healing anyway but all these measures will help even more.

Comment by vegantiger on May 15, 2012 at 9:08pm

You're on the internet...look up micropenis. LOL

I prefer to call my junk a penis no matter what it is or was as most transmen do. Most of my parts are mixed so I just don't know what exactly to call it though I can ejaculate through the tip so it's like a small penis with the back split open. I've had ultrasounds done and they still can't tell what's inside so the surgeon will have fun finding out. LOL

And, yes, they do a surgery called metoidioplasty that creates a micropenis out of what's there along with a scrotum and balls. I would prefer a penis that I can have sex with.

>>Comment by Dallas Gaytheiston Monday           

>>> the micropenis is what exactly? I'll go look at that video, >>>but you don't have a clitoris? Don't they sometimes use that to >>>construct a penis?

Comment by Daniel W on May 15, 2012 at 8:56am

Lots happening in the struggle for equal rights and acceptance. I feel like we life in 2 countries, here in the US. Interesting, still, that the purveyors of hate never seem to come up with information-based rationale for their hate - just the same old tired repeats of pseudo-history and pseudo-biblical hackneyed old saws. On a brighter note....

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 14, 2012 at 9:24am

What a coincidence!  So do I!

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 13, 2012 at 9:51pm


Comment by Susan Stanko on May 13, 2012 at 9:45pm

Wait.  The Vagina is sewn up VT?  Since you are getting a micro penis.  Is it still possible to pee through it?

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 13, 2012 at 9:41pm

I am in the same boat as you Dallas

Comment by Dominic Florio on May 13, 2012 at 9:15pm

I don't know the difference, being circumcised myself, but I do get angry when anyone tries to justify it.  It is obvious mutilation.  But, due to culture and growing up in the USA, I have always seen the circumcised penis as "normal" and attractive.  It shouldn't be that way.

Not only is the practice a product of religion, but it has caused a disrespect for the penis.  This is hard to reconcile being that penis is so important to most of us.  It might be that individual straight men, find their penises to be important to them, but they don't want to think about, or at least admit to thinking about someone else's penis. 

Imagine if anyone said, "If she looks at another guy, or if she does whatever..., I'll tear her breasts off, or I'll cut off her clit, or I'll sew up her vagina."  Everyone would be outraged, and rightfully so.  But, do you all remember back to the time of Bobbit having his penis cut off by his outraged wife?  Not only did everyone, including the media, make a big joke about it, there was even discussion of whether or not, she was justified.  Knowing how important the penis is to a man, it was and still is used as a subject of vulnerability and punishment.

While I'm not obsessed over it and I do feel quite "normal", I do see circumcision as a violation and mutilation of the individual.  Imagine how the inter-sexed person feels.  Not only were they not given the choice of being able to live as a man or a woman, they may choose to live just as they are.  Not only would surgery possibly remove any sexual sensation, besides that, the person may feel comfortable living neither as a male or a female.  It should be the choice of that person, when they are old enough to make it.  In the case of correction needed to assist in urination, again, the minimal surgery should be performed so that the person can make a decision about gender and sexual function, in their own time.  

Comment by Daniel W on May 13, 2012 at 9:02pm

VT, for what it's worth, I think clitorectomy is much more extreme than circumcision.   I'm against circumcision, but one is more major than the other.

Comment by vegantiger on May 13, 2012 at 8:48pm

Thank you SB. That was the point I was trying to make and I totally agree.

>>>My concern is if most of the surgeries are forced conformity to a >>>rigid gender standard.  It leads me to think psychological >>>injuries may be greater than the cosmetic "benefit", and need to >>>be respected.


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