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 Loren Miller on June 6, 2017 at 4:50pm

So professional women's tennis is "full of Lesbians."  Pardon my channeling Stephen Fry, but "SO FUCKING WHAT?!?"

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 6, 2017 at 4:41pm

The John McEnroe video didn't work for me; here's a related article:

John McEnroe thinks he knows where Margaret Court’s anti-gay hate c... (GayStarNews)

‘Hold on, she lost to Bobby Riggs and then Billie Jean King beat the sh*t out of Bobby. Now I think I know where that hatred comes from.’

Comment by Daniel W on June 6, 2017 at 10:15am

Thanks for both of the links and the smiles!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 5, 2017 at 11:06pm

I'm not a tennis fan either, but this guy is a class act.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2017 at 10:32pm

I love that John McEnroe video.  I don't follow tennis, so I'm not too familiar with the personal side of John McEnroe, so that was fun to see.

Now that we're in June, Pride Month, leave it to The Onion for a serious report on the subject...

Small Town Throws Pride Parade For Only Gay Resident

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 5, 2017 at 8:01pm

John McEnroe comes back beautifully on Margaret Court's complaint that tennis is "full of lesbians.."

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 26, 2017 at 12:52am

Daniel, I'm not familiar with the details of the Taiwan marriage ruling.  You may be correct about their legislative process.  Of course our ruling came via a court decision.  I'm not sure what events led up to the ruling in Taiwan.

Comment by Daniel W on May 25, 2017 at 8:57pm

Carl, Im trying to figure out the Taiwan ruling.  I get the feeling it does not legalize gay marriage immediately, but rather requires that the legislature come up with a gay marriage law within 2 years.  I might be wrong, it would not surprise me.  Even so  the ruling us very good, and historic.  Who else in Asia would do that.  I dont know.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 25, 2017 at 7:25pm

I'm sure most of you have heard this news, but I didn't want this great achievement to go unrecognized in this forum.  This is a historic event for an Asian country.

Taiwan Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 13, 2017 at 12:11am

Andrew, I think you've pinpointed a genuine dilemma here. On the one hand, people do have the right to their own beliefs, and (I guess . . . here's where the dilemma comes in) pass those beliefs to their children. At the same time, to poison young people's minds with such utterly vicious, superstitious, life-negative bullshit seems in some objective sense to be a repugnant violation of any sane values. A dilemma with goring horns and sharp teeth.

 

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