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: 10 hours ago

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 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...

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2011 at 9:40pm

Next one (is it time to start a Rick Perry video-of-the-day?)

NSFW due to colorful language.... 

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 9, 2011 at 9:28pm

"Im the goobiner of Texas"  What a riot.  "I'm Rick-not-a-fairy-Perry"  I watched 3 times.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 9, 2011 at 2:20pm

"I think it's too cold to film a video out here in Michigan during the winter.  Who approved this?"   LOL  That's funny!

Comment by Daniel W on December 8, 2011 at 6:47pm

OK, the Rick Perry "Strong" video has spawned an entire genre of parodies.

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 8, 2011 at 8:02am

I mean Joe.my.god  :-)

Comment by Daniel W on December 8, 2011 at 8:01am

I picked this up from Joe.me.god...  I might have posted on the forum for all, but I'm too disillusioned with the discussions there.   The video speaks for itself!

 

 

 

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