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 Thursday

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 Joan Denoo on August 4, 2017 at 12:38am

Bertold, Oh! My goodness!  Did you see this page of Liberal Darkness]? It is satire to the max! I wonder if there is a room of crackheads dreaming up all these stupid ideas. "Ants that bite Christians and turn them into homosexuals!!" Come on now!

I don't like fighting fire with this kind of fire. It is kind of like joining the Club of Outrageous! I don't want to belong to such a club.

I know, I'm a little old lady with Victorian values, but I would like to fight the likes of tRump, Hannity, and Alex whatever his name is with good, reliable, verifiable, replicative, honest factual evidence. 

I respect pigs too much to bring them into this discussion, however, I can't think of a better metaphor, 

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."

~ George Bernard Shaw

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 4, 2017 at 12:14am

The "spent sweats of late-night homosexuality" is a long-neglected area of science that is well worth looking into.  I'm glad it's finally being talked about in the media.  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 3, 2017 at 11:37pm

Fake news??? You decide!

Fire Ants Are Being Laced with Homosexual Chemtrails to Bite Christians And Convert Them To Homosexuality

The homosexual chemtrail concoction contains a high concentration of gay endorphins.  Sources confirm that several exclusive gay clubs collected the spent sweats of late-night homosexuality, then sent them to a laboratory where in-vitro techniques were used to create this potent new form of biological homosexual chemtrail.

[Courtesy of Liberal Darkness]

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 3, 2017 at 12:06am

Carl, your  "Masculine Women! Feminine Men!" reminds me of Saturday mornings when we watched silent movies at the theater in the town where I was born, Tekoa, WA. There was a silent movie clip before we saw some western cowboy movie. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2017 at 10:53pm

Berthold, your article by Masha Gessen makes an important point, 

"This [banning transsexuals from the military] is no distraction: it is the very heart of Trumpism.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 2, 2017 at 6:38pm

Absolut’s New Campaign Shines A Light On Queer Struggles Around The World
Huffpost

Comment by Daniel W on August 2, 2017 at 4:03pm

Carl I concur.  You posted some wonderful videos.  I think the page intro video needs chanbing, and one of those would be perfect.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2017 at 1:17pm

Carl, an excellent video, Heartbeat tells the story beautifully. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 2, 2017 at 8:08am

Carl, "Heartbeat" was FANTASTIC, incredibly well and sensitively done.  Don't know how you found it, but glad you did!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 2, 2017 at 7:49am

Why Autocrats Fear LGBT Rights

Masha Gessen

New York Review of Books

. . . Many commentators immediately branded this move [banning transsexuals from the military] a distraction, an attempt to draw attention away from the Russian-conspiracy story, the health care battle, or anything else they deem more important than the president’s declaration that a group of Americans are second-class citizens. This is not only a grievous insult to transgender people but a basic failure to understand the emotional logic of Trumpism. This is a logic that Trump shares with most modern-day strongmen, and it was this logic that made his attack on LGBT rights so predictable, even while he was literally draping a rainbow flag over his body last year.
. . . queer rights are anything but a distraction: they are a frontier, sometimes the frontier in the global turn toward autocracy.
. . . in Russia queer people make an ideal target for government propaganda because the very idea of them serves as a convenient stand-in for an entire era of liberalization that is now shunned.
. . . This is no distraction: it is the very heart of Trumpism.
 

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