LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 17
Latest Activity: 8 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 Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:47pm

Hey SB. I'm willing to take one for the team. I'll be your straight man for this experiment. Always willing to throw myself on the grenade.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:47pm

Tony, how could anyone be offended by that?  Strange people.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:43pm

David - what are you doing in my mind?  It was supposed to be the other way around.  Be very careful, it's a mess in there.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:39pm

Hey SB. Had 'Persistence of Vision' on my computer at work as wallpaper, and believe it or not, was asked to remove it. I think I know who it was, and they are fundamentalists. Have complained about a number of other people also under hostile work enviroment. I removed it, Their computer.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 4:38pm

SB - Sumatra or Sumatran?

Tony - Well said. Gay rights shouldn't even be an issue.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:34pm

That's what my gut is telling me. This makes me feel shameful, as if I need to apologize to everyone because I'm a straight man. I just really believe in justice for all, and truly love all my family and friends, some who just happen to be gay. Love them all. To me the real crime is why are poeple still living in poverty? Why do some go hungry? What are the root causes of inequality, what can we do to address these true issues, make this place we live in better. Gayness, such a non-issue when compared to these type of issues. Sorry, started to go into rant mode. Just know I think you're right. I'm right there with you any way I can help. Be well, my friend.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:27pm

Let's find a straight couple willing to have shenanigans on the boat in view of the townspeople and see what happens!  

I like Dali & Burton.  Throw in a dark roasted Sumatra and I'm in heaven.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 4:19pm

Tony - a straight couple probably would've gotten a slap on the wrist, the guy would've probably received a wink and a nudge from the responding officers, and they'd be told to keep it inside (or to get a room). Straight people enjoy the protections of straight police, but homosexuals are almost always made an example of in an attempt to shame us back into the closet.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 4:16pm

What bothered me about the Huff Post article was the homophobic baptist church pastor crowing his bigoted head off about the arrest.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:15pm

David, I was thinking the same thing. Would it have happened if the couple was straight? Don't know, but my gut seems to think no.


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