LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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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.

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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 June 15, 2017 at 2:46pm

Serbia gets its first Lesbian prime minister.   From The Guardian:

"The Serbian president, Aleksandar Vučić, announced on Thursday evening that he was giving Brnabić, a non-party technocrat, the mandate to form a new government, describing her as “hard-working, [with] professional and personal qualities”, the Serbian news agency B92 reported"

Ireland gets its first gay Prime Minister (Taoiseash) - NPR - "The government that I lead will not be one of left or right, because those old divisions don't comprehend the political challenges of today"  He's considered rather conservative.

Not much comes out these days, about about the persecution of gay people in Chechnya.  Must not be all that interesting, compared to US reality-show politics.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2017 at 10:38pm

Presented without comment....

Gay Trump supporters denied entry into Charlotte Pride Parade

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/259656209-story

Comment by Daniel W on June 8, 2017 at 7:49pm

Sorry, the link below didn't work.  Here is another try.  Not safe for work, see info below.

Comment by Daniel W on June 8, 2017 at 7:48pm

Please pardon me if everyone already knows all of this.  I have had a bit of a Rumpelstiltskin life, and didn't even see most of CSI until the series ended after 15 years.

I have been enjoying the book "American Gods" - an interesting book for an atheist to read.  I understand this book has been made into a series on the Starz network, which I don't have access to.  The central concept revolves around gods or godlike entities that emigrated to America along with others from their cultures, and are fading away, to be replaced by modern gods of technology and commerce.

Even though the book is a far stretch from being gay themed, and the author is straight, and the actors are straight, the television series included a gay love and sex scene that was notable for its honesty, explicitness, and for being a scene between a Muslim Arab man and an old Arabic god or Jinn.  I'm not embedding the link because some people might be offended, but it is highly edited, and does not include some visuals that have been described on news sites.  Here is a vignette of that scene.  I thought it was very moving.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 6, 2017 at 5:02pm

Funny, Loren, that's exactly what McEnroe thought.

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

 

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