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 Thursday

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 Daniel W on May 12, 2012 at 8:02pm

Im just shocked!  The book case appears to contain record albums and VCR Tapes.  I bet they're betamax.  Oh the horror!

On a better note, the baby blue does flatter your eyes.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 12, 2012 at 7:39pm

Me on the right in my silly mid-twenties. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 12, 2012 at 7:27pm

P.S. Joan.  If I were to dress in drag, I'd much prefer Oxfords.  I don't do very well in heels. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 12, 2012 at 7:21pm

Joan, please don't let us scare you away.  Dallas is one of our outstanding members......well, usually (lol).  Many of us have a tendency to remove our shoes, step off the curb and enjoy a short diversion through the gutter from time to time.  When in Rome......   You might even find a topic of mutual interest to discuss with your hip grandchildren and surprise them with your newly found knowledge.  You're always welcome here.  And personally, from me to you....thanks for being such a wonderful supporter and friend of the LGBTQ community.  The "coolness" of your background far exceeds your perceived prudishness.       

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 12, 2012 at 5:09pm

No need to apologize for the long response.  I actually hadn't considered that someone wouldn't identify as either gender.  It is so unusual for me that I forget that people like the nerd exist.

Comment by Daniel W on May 12, 2012 at 4:54pm

Susan, me too.  Also, in many cases, there is no "right gender" - some people are truly intersex and choosing a gender imposes an identity on them, and surgical changes to the body, even if neither gender is right.  The expression "first, do no harm" comes to mind.  I also wish they would use language to say there are variations of nature, rather then errors of nature.  Diversity is not an error, and in fact a propensity toward diversity is the basis for evolution, even if a particular individual does not reproduce.  Sorry for the long response - I agree with you.

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 12, 2012 at 4:54pm

Now, I am going to associate that pic with you Joan.

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 12, 2012 at 4:35pm

I really wish they would wait until a kid self identifies with a gender before picking one for them.  I have heard stories were the parent guessed wrong.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 12, 2012 at 3:45pm

Dr. Kellie, sexual chatter may be hot, but it just doesn't appeal to me. Therefore, I will stop imposing on this site and will stay with tame things like gardening. 

I have no interest in stopping others from having "hot" chatter, I just shall refrain. By the way, I don't want to lose contact with you, Kellie, and look forward to reading your contributions.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 12, 2012 at 2:18pm

Prissy little old lady  8>)

 

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