LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 18
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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 Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 13, 2012 at 1:05pm

Gay rights is EU entry criterion, Brussels says

http://euobserver.com/890/116963

Comment by Daniel W on July 13, 2012 at 9:19am

Too bad India can't handle long dead Gandhi having had an affair.  After all, the US has been "so accepting" of our Founding Fathers' sexual dalliances.  Like Thomas Jefferson's multi children via his enslaved concubine, Sally Hemmings.  And Abe Lincolns' rumored same sex love, or at least sleeping in the same bed with his manfriend.  Really, though, spending 1.3 million....  bet there are a few people who could use some of that in India.  For food.  And shelter.  And job creation.

Comment by Sandi on July 13, 2012 at 6:26am
Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 12, 2012 at 8:17pm

I so pity Kirk Cameron.  I can't imagine what it must be like going through life clinging to and constantly spreading such a crusade of negativity and generally just being a dick.  I have to wonder if he has any sense of real fulfillment in his life outside of his immediate family and his delusional relationship with the guy in sky.  Sounds depressing to me. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 11, 2012 at 7:58pm

I hope the younger Evangelicals become less bigoted than their parents.  We'll see.

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I loved this headline from queerty:  "Homophobic Has Been Kirk Camerons New Job:  NOM Mouthpiece".   His new "Scruff" look is kinda hot....   Did I just say that?

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Meanwhile, also on Queerty, and appropriate for AN/LGBTQI, a Catholic priest is gay (Imagine!) and reveals he's been married to a man for 14 years.   He essentially says that asexual priests are rare, defining that as "the gift of celibacy". 

Comment by annet on July 10, 2012 at 9:46am

I found it promising that many younger evangelicals are giving up praying away the gay. They know from experience it does not work.  It is a positive sign. (hopefully?)

Comment by Daniel W on July 10, 2012 at 9:25am

AnneT - praying away the gay is at least as effective as praying away cancer, diabetes, heart disease, drought, hurricanes.....

Comment by annet on July 7, 2012 at 8:04pm

Evangelicals Fight Over Therapy To 'Cure' Gays

.....Critics call it "praying away the gay." ....... And now the largest "ex-gay ministry" is rejecting the approach.

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/06/156367287/evangelicals-fight-over-the...

Comment by Daniel W on July 7, 2012 at 12:20pm

From a commenter on Herman Cains website - do we have a potential secret ally in Mittens Romney? "Where there's smoke, there's fire, and I'm not saying that ai believe it, but there are a lot of people saying that Mitt Romney is a closeted homosexual martian who is in a polygamous relationship with male gendered life forms from at least 4 different planets. I'm just saying, where there's smoke, there's fire."

Comment by Daniel W on July 7, 2012 at 11:45am

Catholic Canadians oppose gay/straight alliances in their schools.

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Southern Baptists oppose gay rights.

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Presbyterians oppose "marriage redefinition".  (FOX headline term)

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dog bites mailman

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OK, there are some religious supporters

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Episcopal Church mulling over same sex marriage blessing.

 

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