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: on Saturday

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 Christopher Baughman on January 27, 2011 at 4:33pm
One of the prominent gay Ugandans that the Ugandan rag known as the Rolling Stone put a piece out about was bludgeoned to death in his home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9RgEO8P8U
Comment by Daniel W on January 25, 2011 at 10:27am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yk85znbpY&feature=player_embedded

Advertising has come a long way. This was a superbowl ad?
Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2011 at 9:46pm
I cant get it to post either....   must be a plot by christian homophobes.  Im sure of it.  :-)
Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2011 at 9:41pm

MIke, they keep fooling around with the comment editor. You can be left justified. You can be right justified. You can be centered. Etc. Try clicking on the HTML button then post the video. Works when starting a topic too.

Really funny video.

 

Comment by Daniel W on January 22, 2011 at 11:52pm
This is so wrong.  So very wrong.  On Amazon if you want one.
Comment by Daniel W on January 20, 2011 at 8:14am
Heartwarming.
Comment by Richard Healy on January 19, 2011 at 6:59pm

Gay couple turned away from Bed and Brekafast hotel in UK win ruling that this was direct discrimination and therefore illegal and equality legislation.

The ruling establishes that Civil Partnerships for Gays in the UK deserve and have equal protec... as heterosexual marriages from discrimination. (The hotel in question was run by Christians who had had a double-bed policy that was only for "married" couples.)

 

Judge's ruling set to be a cause for concern to Conservatives (rightly so!!!)

 

"Whatever may have been the position in past centuries it is no longer the case that our laws must, or should automatically reflect the Judaeo-Christian position." He goes on to quote Lord Justic Laws in his ruling over the similar case of a Relate counsellor dismissed for refusing to offer sex advice to gay couples: "The general law may of course protect a particular social or moral position which is espoused by Christianity, not because of its religious imprimatur, but on the footing that in reason its merits commend themselves."

 

Reflections on the effect The Equality Act 2006 has had on moving towards a less prejudical society in Britain behind the link....

 

it warms my secular heart to see a religion being told "NO!"

However, being a civil suit and therefore a case of competing rights, and becuase the judge found in favour of the the couple bringing the case which is consistent with the legislation, it necessarily means the hoteliers rights are being impinged, hence they have been given leave to appeal the ruling, but one wonders on what grounds an appeal could be made or attempted successfully.

So it will probably stand as a new piece of case law precendent clarifying the legislation (establishing civil partnerships and the application of the equality act to them) thus putting the rights of gays in civil partnerships on equal legal footing in terms of protection from direct discrimination of denial/restriction of goods and services, as heterosexual married couples.

And that is a very good thing.

America, take note.

Comment by dr kellie on January 15, 2011 at 10:17am

Sentient, your list makes me laugh and cry.  So pathetic!

Healy, your gym tale is awesome.  It reminds me of one time when I was with my main fag, Sergio, at the bar my then time gf managed, and he told me he had shaved his balls and he wanted me to feel them. We scurried off to the women's bathroom and he unzipped his pants and put my right hand on his balls.  We thought the bathroom was empty, but a stall door came open and a woman looked at us in disgust.  She said, "Yall are sick.  I'm telling the manager."  We loled because we knew my gf would think it was hilarious and tell her to get lost.

Comment by Daniel W on January 15, 2011 at 10:15am
5. Richard's gym
6. Church. Especially during communion or baptism.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on January 15, 2011 at 12:49am

 

VIDEO: Progressives and the LGBT movement


from GRIT-TV YouTube channel.

GRITtv: Richard Kim, Richard Burns & Naomi Clark: Progressives and the LGBT Movement 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_b9ZXlJ9QQ 

 

 

 

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