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.

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 Daniel W on January 11, 2012 at 8:39pm

Richard!  Such colorful commentary!  Well, Bachmann WAS overwhelmed by Santorum!

 

Meanwhile, this is why gay marriage must be stopped at all costs!

 

Comment by Richard Healy on January 10, 2012 at 4:35pm
At least the high priestess of bat-shit insanity Bachmann imploded democratically and disappeared back up the sphincter of republican crazy from which she had descended like a swollen haemorrhoid.
Comment by Daniel W on January 7, 2012 at 10:37am

Santorum "welcomed" to New Hampshire.  Who knows what will happen - we can only hope that his antigay obsession and theocratic attitudes don't inspire too many of his own ilk.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2012 at 3:39pm

Ian, all of the states have both sides of the equality coin. This will probably play on for at least a generation.  The ad plays to stupidity - "we should keep things unequal because they have always been unequal".  Oh, that makes sense!  Actually, marriage has not "always" meant one man and one woman, and the bible has many variations on marriage, including those of the bible-god's favorites like David, and Abraham.  The christians are the biggest liars on this issue, because they just want to promote bigotry.

Comment by Ian on January 5, 2012 at 1:29pm

As a Minnesotan, I am completely embarrassed.  Sure, marriage has always been used to refer to the union of man and woman.  So what?  Meanings of words change all the time.  Even if marriage had previously meant "hot dog," it wouldn't in any way constitute an argument against the gay marriage movement.

Comment by Dee Neely on January 5, 2012 at 12:49pm

I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. His shows on NOVA are absolutely awesome. Some of the supposed fans of the show The Next Big Thing not so much. An episode had an interview with a scientist and mentioned that he was gay. People felt so motivated by a 30 second spot about a scientist being gay that they had to find the website and make a point of complaining about the gay guy on the show. I don't understand the amount of effort into promoting hate. If you don't like what the show presents don't watch it.

The Next Big Thing Cosmic Perspective

Evidently some of the comments were so bad that they had to be censored.

I, for one, am getting really tired of these people.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2012 at 12:21pm

Make sure you have a barf bag before viewing this.  Sometimes I still feel amazed at the inanity and banality of hate.

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on January 3, 2012 at 1:25pm

Nerd, I voted for #1.  Apparently I'm in the monority, as usual.

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I haven't linked to them, but there have been multiple editorials commenting that (1) Iowa is not representative of the nation and (2) the republican caucuses are not representative of Iowa and (3) few primary winners in Iowa go on to win the nomination, let alone the presidency.  It's more an issue of weaning out some of the least effective candidates.  Even so, it's frustrating that a group of candidates has been vying for "who hates gays the most", in order to garner votes.

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What a group of, apparently, older, very christian, white, midwestern farmers with time on their hands (I come from a long line of older, very christian, white midwestern farmers with time on their hands, by the way) think of a candidate probably isn't representative of much of anything but that demographic.

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That being said, I don't relish the thought of seeing Santorum all over my computer screen for the next (how many?) months.  

Comment by Daniel W on January 2, 2012 at 9:28am

Never cared for Glee...  must not be gay.  This one has promise, tho.

Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2011 at 2:45pm

LGBT nativity scene vandalized in California.

latimesblogs.latimes.com

not sure what they expected....  hard to call it a nativity scene... not happy that people vandalize images promoting tolerance...

 

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