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: 22 minutes 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 November 18, 2011 at 9:58pm

Dallas,

Thanks for those links.  The "caught on tape" episode was very compelling.  It was interesting to read the comments - a lot of people stood up for the teacher and blamed the boy.

Comment by Daniel W on November 17, 2011 at 10:31pm

Comment by Daniel W on November 16, 2011 at 2:38am

Lest people think bullying is a "gay thing" (and it is an LGBT issue) - teachers caught on tape bullying special needs child NBC and bullying leads to 10 year old girl's suicide news-gazette  Kids would call her fat, ugly, a slut.

 

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

No place to hide...fortunately no need to.  :-)

Comment by Loren Miller on November 15, 2011 at 1:22pm

Okay, Gaytheist, now you've done it!  I read that "did I read that right" business and my jaw just HIT THE FLOOR!  I'll be the rest of the day getting it back in my mouth!

Comment by Daniel W on November 15, 2011 at 12:58pm

I bet you are still sweet.  Probably sensitive too.  :-) 

Comment by Steph S. on November 15, 2011 at 12:40pm
Thanks for the post Dallas. I used to cry before school everyday - the best revenge is living well Sentient.
Comment by Steph S. on November 15, 2011 at 12:39pm
I had to put up with bullies too, so I understand what you had to go through.
Comment by Daniel W on November 15, 2011 at 12:20pm

Dallas thanks for posting that.  I watched the video, it was worthwhile.  I feel so bad for the kids who are bullied.  I wish there was a positive term for them - "victim" seems like an additional form of victimization.   There was a recent  salon.com article about a woman who came to terms with her schoolyard bully.  Fortunately that woman matured out of her behavior.  I've known others who, as middle aged adults, continue that behavior.  It's also hard for the bullied, who decades later are still affected...  "My mother spoke to countless parents about their children bullying me. She worked three jobs to keep us in the suburb where other children tormented me and teachers did virtually nothing to stop it."  Over the past few years. I had to tolerate workplace bullies who reminded me of that schoolyard decades later - middle aged women who had a "mean girls clique", finding sneaky ways to harass, malicious gossip, sabotage, diversion or resources, character assassination, and other emotional bullying.  I ultimately registered complaints and demanded transfer from the toxic work environment.  Those bullies never grew up.  Fortunately, one was demoted.  I don't know about the others.  Moving on, living well is the best revenge.

Comment by Daniel W on November 13, 2011 at 10:49am

Washington State next for same sex marriage?

 

maybe.  seattle times

This week, they'll roll out a campaign to make Washington the seventh state to legalize marriage for lesbian and gay couples.

 

I started thinking about this, and whether I would personally change my patner status from domestic partner (which is same rights and responsibilities as mariage) to married.  I honestly don't know.   I don't know why I feel that way, either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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