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 sk8eycat on April 4, 2014 at 12:11pm

I was homesick for a glimpse of the Pacific as much as turned off by the idea of a prison tour.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 4, 2014 at 12:39am

Opting to see Gidget was definitely the better choice!

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2014 at 11:19pm

My introduction to the charms of Alabama was opening my suitcase in Birmingham, and being confronted with a cockroach that could only have come from the last town we had played - Montgomery.

Plus, the state government in Montgomery offered our company a tour of the state prison as an "entertainment."  My roommates and I went to see "Gidget" instead.  THAT's how long ago it was. 

Comment by Daniel W on April 3, 2014 at 9:10pm
Steph, as far ad I know, no protests. I imagine there will be something.

Mississippi and Alabama have so little to offer. Anti immigrant feeling is also very strong. I think the should combine the 2 states, throuw in Arkansas as a boobie prize, and name their region 'Xenophobia". Except they could neither spell nor pronounce it.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2014 at 9:01pm

In what way is that bill different from the old Jim Crow laws?  I was touring the South off and on from 1957 to June 1960 (we also played more civilized states), and the things I saw were unbelievable.  Tacky burger joints like White Castle were too "refined" to even let the descendants of slaves buy cheap take-out burgers at the counter...let alone sit down with the white customers, they had to go to the kitchen door.  In other words, businesses were saying, "Your money is accepted here, but you're NOT."

Or signs that said "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."  Meaning, "NO ni****s allowed."

Sound like the KKK is alive and well in Mississippi (and Alabama.)

Comment by Steph S. on April 3, 2014 at 8:45pm

Is there a protest over that bill Sentient?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 3, 2014 at 8:22pm

Will this nonsense ever cease?  I can't even begin to imagine the amount of hate that fills their every-day existence.  Are these people actually happy to be alive, or has their hate of others consumed them beyond despair? 

Comment by Daniel W on April 3, 2014 at 7:15pm

In a move that will surprise no one, the Mississippi legislature passed their license to discriminate bill.  And the gov signed it.

Senate Bill 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, would allow businesses and individuals to deny services to anyone, if serving that person or organization would "substantially burden" the individual's "religious exercise." It also adds the words "In God We Trust" to the official state seal.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 28, 2014 at 12:51am

I sent the link to a friend who used to be a Russian translator ...for the US Army, but he wrote back that can't really hear/understand what she's saying.  He did say it's highly probable that it's a hoax.

He is also taking George Takei's high road, and not gloating over Falconsbane's death.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 28, 2014 at 12:38am

That video, of outtakes of a Russian newsreader being unable to keep a straight face while supposedly reporting on the death of Fred Phelps, seems like a hoax -- but it makes for a funny piece of entertainment!

 

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