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 David Philip Norris on March 18, 2012 at 1:52pm

Augh, Curious Thing. Does every gay man go through that at one point or another, having your heart ripped out and stomped on by a straight guy who is just so gorgeous (inside and out) that it hurts just to breathe (to use a cliche)? This must be an experience unique to the GLBT community that doesn't exist in the straight world. They may have unrequited love, but there's a chasm of difference between someone who just doesn't return your affections and someone who can't love you in the same way. If ever there was proof that you don't have a choice in who you love, that's it right there; because man, oh man, the guys I've been in love with who will never love me back...

Comment by Daniel W on March 18, 2012 at 1:41pm

David,

I agree completely,  Really, marriage contracts should be contingent on production of viable babies.  If none in 5 years, then the marriage automatically voids.  Sorry aging widows and widowers - you will just have to life alone.  And since the whole issue is to support "marriage", divorce should be banned, even in cases of abuse and adultery.  Also if someone accidentally marries a long-lost sibling, divorce should not be allowed.  The bible did not ban incestuous marriage.  They will just have to wait the 5-year fertility window like everyone else.  Just like abortion should be banned including cases of rape and incest.  

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 18, 2012 at 1:27pm

To the Mark Hayes video below, if he's really in favor of the "procreation" argument, then he should also be in favor of barring infertile couples from marriage, as well as those who choose not to have children.

Comment by Daniel W on March 18, 2012 at 11:57am

Curious Thing.

Reminds me of my late teens / early 20s. Before I knew what "gay" was (yes I was that naive) I fell in love with a straight guy. It was never consummated. Then I joined the Army, said goodbye to "me then" and started to become who I was. That first love, more painful than sweet. Did he know about me what I didn't? We were both better off for my having left.

Comment by Sandi on March 18, 2012 at 7:16am

I am so sorry guys, I never meant to scar eyes or turn anyone straight. I too will never be the same......

Comment by Daniel W on March 16, 2012 at 5:28pm

No one will believe that pic.  They are both past puberty.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 16, 2012 at 4:20pm

Is it okay to use rubbing alcohol on your eyes? I kinda want to sterilize them after seeing this... so scarred!!

Comment by Sandi on March 16, 2012 at 3:00pm

The pope gets it on....

Comment by Daniel W on March 16, 2012 at 2:18pm

Dallas, Protect your eyes!  It's like looking at an eclipse?  You might be permanently blinded - I hope it's not too late!

Tony - from one of the blogs I follow when I should be doing something more useful.  That was grom Joe.my.god - see links above.  He's one of the top gay bloggers, and ardently godless.  A bit "NewYorky", but I can live with that.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 16, 2012 at 1:46pm

Where did you find this? What kind of duck-butter is this guy trying to sell? Marriage is not necessary for procreation. While it has served a good purpose for this, it is not the end all and be all for marriage. What a maroon. When over 50% of all marriages fail, something is already broke. Try working on that for a change. Idiot!

 

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