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 Bertold Brautigan on October 10, 2017 at 3:14pm

Thanks for re-opening this group, Daniel.

Here's an interesting interview with a guy named Mel White. CONTENT WARNING: The interviewee is still a religionist, but quite a fascinating one. He was raised as an evangelical, mounted a highly successful film and writing career, and knew on an intimate basis most of the rogues' gallery of infamous right wing hate mongers, including Betsy DeVoss. 
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Now he's an outspoken opponent of fundamentalism, and not shy about it. He thinks Billy Graham senior was basically well-meaning, but that the Junior version is an evil fascist. He has had quite an amazing history.

Comment by Daniel W on October 10, 2017 at 12:07pm

Some bad things in the news for LGBT people.

Mass arrest of gay men and transgender people in Egypt.  NYTimes.

Mass arrest of gay men in Indonesia.

NYTimes.

I don't know what to do about those events.

Anglicans donate  million dollars to fight marriage equality in australia.  Christian Post.

We live in trying times. More trying for some than for others.

Comment by Daniel W on October 10, 2017 at 11:57am

Group is open for comment page. Please read text box above. The group moderator (administrator) does not have the ability to remove old comment posts, even if those members are no longer present. I cleaned up the membership list, to include only members who I recognize as being active on this group, and on Nexus. If I have erred in that, I apologize.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 29, 2017 at 10:46pm

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2017 at 2:59pm

He changed some things about America, especially regarding sexual freedom and probably reducing the religiosity some as well.  good for him.  Lived a long life, too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 29, 2017 at 2:46pm

That's funny, Daniel.  I never thought of it that way.  Now that Hugh Hefner is dead, we are all breathing in his atoms.  We're even closer! 

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2017 at 2:29pm

Carl, that's really interesting.   You are 2 degrees of separation from Hugh Hefner.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 29, 2017 at 12:41pm

Hugh Hefner went to the same high school as my parents and my two sisters.  He was very generous in supporting the school's newspaper and journalism classes throughout the years.  During the time my sister played flute in the band in the 1970's, Hefner paid for new marching band uniforms.  

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner renews grant to fund Steinmetz newspaper

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2017 at 12:16pm

BB somewhere in the back of my mind, I think I did.  But that is like the scene at the end of the Raiders of the Lost Ark, when they put the Arc into a government warehouse, never to be found again.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 29, 2017 at 11:13am
 

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