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: 6 hours ago

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 April 22, 2012 at 10:38am

Filipino Prison Dancers episode #4.  Oz, eat your heart out!

 

Comment by Daniel W on April 22, 2012 at 9:57am

Sandi, you made me smile!

Comment by Susan Stanko on April 22, 2012 at 8:27am

Did little Dallas just perk up? :D

Comment by Sandi on April 22, 2012 at 7:44am

Comment by Daniel W on April 21, 2012 at 9:56pm

Is the pope German?

Comment by Daniel W on April 21, 2012 at 8:53pm

Dallas, I'm not sure.  It might be this one.  OK, I'm sure it was this one.  I remember.  His name was Tom.  I was 17.  He introduced me to beer.  And pot.  And coffee.  And cigarettes.  And hand holding.  And kissing.  I still drink the coffee.  And sometimes hold hands.  And sometimes kiss.   Tom became a special ed teacher, married, had 37 kids.  OK, not that many, but a several.  Catholic.  No idea what happened to him over the past 25 years.  I joined the army and a lot happened and I became me.  I didn't keep up, on purpose, because I didn't want to tell him I loved him then and I turned out gay.

 

Comment by annet on April 21, 2012 at 1:30pm

Boy Scouts of America: Reinstate Cub Scout leader who was removed for being gay

Petition here

Comment by annet on April 21, 2012 at 1:28pm

@sentient:  sob.    makes me want to open a welcoming nursing home. 

Comment by Daniel W on April 19, 2012 at 9:32am

Here's a trailer I ran across, from 2010. I'm involved in the care of many elderly folks - many in their 80s and 90s, one is 100 and several are close to 100. I don't know a single one who identifies as LGBT. I know a few LGBT folks in their 60s and 70s. The trailer points out that LGBT people often don't have families who care for them, but some do. The truth is, many straight people don't either. Churches and church-based nursing homes are sources of comfort and community. I walked a fine line in my mother's nursing home, which was religious based. I could not transport her the 2000 miles to my house, and she refused when younger and more able. So I tolerated the Jesus portraits and chapel and chaplains' parasitism. My nightmare: being prayed over, being forced to eat meat, having religion forced on me. I've been an understanding, secure, and supportive partner to my partner - I hope he doesn't dump me when I'm old. Sometimes I think about when I'm old, I'll my house into an LGBT foster home for the elderly. It's a long way away, and no one likes to think about aging - neither straight or LGBT people - but it's pat of life. For those who are already there, they deserve better.

Comment by annet on April 18, 2012 at 9:55pm

 

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