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 The Flying Atheist on December 17, 2011 at 12:54pm

As a flight attendant myself, this news story caught my eye. 

Thai "ladyboy" flight attendants take to the skies

From the article: 

"This is the beginning of the acceptance of transsexuals in Thailand, giving the opportunity for us to work in various fields."

"Maybe in the future we can get any job that transsexuals never did before, such as police, soldiers or even pilots."

Comment by Daniel W on December 17, 2011 at 9:31am

Conservative Republican mayor of Southhaven Mississippi could have stayed in the closet if not for those purchases in a gay sex store, using taxpayer dollars....  oops.  There IS this thing called "cash", but there's also a thing called "not being a damn hypocrite".

Comment by Daniel W on December 16, 2011 at 8:13am

Hitchens was a genuine hero.  I miss him already.  My life is better for his having lived.

Comment by Darren Taggart on December 16, 2011 at 1:50am
So sad to see this. Christopher Hitchens has died. A great man.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16212418
Comment by Daniel W on December 15, 2011 at 10:43pm

Janice Daniels, mayor of Troy Michigan, gets raked over the coals for her homophobic Facebook post and her pseudo-apology.  I loved watching this.

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 15, 2011 at 1:38pm

OK, I'm not a "New York"y kind of guy, but in the absence of a remake of "A very beary christmas", or Vin Deisel wearing a pear of moose antlers, this will have to do:

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 15, 2011 at 11:45am

UN Official: Stop persecuting LGBT people.  boston.com

The U.N.'s top human rights official urged countries Thursday to abolish legal discrimination against gays, including the death penalty for consensual sex, days after the U.S. government said it would use foreign aid and diplomacy to promote gay equal rights.

I honestly never imagined there would be this kind of support.  Not in my life.  Plenty of bad things still happening, of course, but this is amazing.

Comment by Daniel W on December 14, 2011 at 4:55pm

@Dallas, that's a moving story and article.  Lots of food for thought.

Comment by Daniel W on December 13, 2011 at 11:21pm

Standing up and testifying to openly homophobic mayor of Troy Michigan....

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 12, 2011 at 11:31pm

I saw daddy kissing Santa Clause...

 

 

 

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