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: Nov 16

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 March 11, 2017 at 10:02am

When Japan had a third gender - young men.  Before the west intruded with it's more rigid mindset.  (NY Times)

Genderless in Japan in the 21st century.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 9, 2017 at 7:03pm

Randy Rainbow - Putin and the Ritz

Comment by Plinius on March 7, 2017 at 9:46am

Nice, Loren, thanks!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 7, 2017 at 9:34am

I've thrown this out before, but it's so much fun, one more time won't hurt:

I've been Ayn Randed,
Nearly branded
A Communist, 'cuz I'm left-handed!
That's the hand to USE ... well, never mind...

-- Paul Simon, "A Simple Desultory Philippic"

Comment by Plinius on March 7, 2017 at 9:02am

My mother still claimed the devil was behind my left-handedness... never met him though.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 7, 2017 at 8:06am

Great point, Chris. Without all the superstitious crap we've all been immersed in since birth, sexuality would be exactly as controversial as right- or left-handedness. (Of course those fun-loving religionists used to claim left-handedness was the work of the devil too, and forced people to change their behavior. My granny was left-handed, but her Catholic school made her write with her right hand.)

Comment by Plinius on March 7, 2017 at 7:15am

I love that video, Daniel, and the gentle way they speak. And of course sexual orientation is there even when sexuality isn´t there. When I compare with something like handedness I know how true it is.

Comment by Daniel W on March 6, 2017 at 3:17pm

Loren, I agree with you.  I imagine that, given his accent and age, he has a lot of history, a lot of water under the bridge so to speak.  People often dont know, sexual orientation is there even when sexuality is not there.   I commend Davey Wavey  for interviewing him.  For a lot, maybe most, young gay men, old age and old gay people are avoided at all costs.  I spent my career taking care of mostly older folks, and helping them gave back as much as I gave them.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 6, 2017 at 2:02pm

It probably means a lot to him, Daniel.  You and I both know that the coming-out process is as individual as the person doing it, and comfort levels span the spectrum of human personality.  For whatever reason, he felt he was ready, and my hat's off to him.

Comment by Daniel W on March 6, 2017 at 9:59am

I wonder what it means for someone to come out of the closet as gay after 90  years of hiding that fact?

 

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