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: Oct 10

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 Dominic Florio on April 1, 2013 at 9:50pm

Oh I agree with you.  What would be her test for marriage, if two hets want to marry for the benefits?  To quote a movie, "Stupid is as stupid does."  Someone should ask her if she is still fucking her husband or is she just with him for his benefits.

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 1, 2013 at 9:38pm

First of all, there is no rule or law that says that the two people getting married have to love each other or that they have to have sex.  Those things might be a common expectation, but the amount of sexless and/or loveless marriages between hets, tells us that it is not necessary for a relationship.  So if two people of the same sex, choose to marry, and one or both happen to be het, more power to them.  With today's economy many non-sexual couples pool resources, share homes, and yes, even share their lives.

Comment by Daniel W on April 1, 2013 at 9:33pm

Well, everyone knows, that's why straight people get married.  It's for the financial benefit.

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 1, 2013 at 8:50pm

When I read the thing about the Georgia GOP Chairwoman, I had to laugh!  At first I thought it was a spoof headline, but No!  She really said that!  HAHAHAHAHHA!  What a dumb f****ing HICK!!!  HAHAHAHAHA!

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 31, 2013 at 4:52pm

Sentient - that would explain a great deal about the Supreme Court! It's probably no accident that we've never seen any of Scalia's or Thomas's poetry. They want to keep their law clerks alive. :-)

Comment by Daniel W on March 31, 2013 at 3:34pm

Tony, thank you for the HitchHiker's therapy - my favorite!

Chrissie - absolutley wise words!

Grinning Cat - Mr. Scalia reminds me of a Vogon in human form.  Perhaps he and Thomas are Vogon:human hybrids.

Dallas - thanks for the video.

Now for a nap!

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 29, 2013 at 10:54am

Courtney Milan has written a funny yet accurate summary of the oral arguments on Prop. 8 before the Supreme Court:

http://courtneymilan.tumblr.com/post/46374496823/truncated-transcri...

This summary is still fairly long, but it’s shorter and I’ve worked to make things as accessible as possible to those without legal training [...] this is basically what happened, plus or minus the aliens eating children.

[...]

COOPER: Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice, and may it please the Court. Today, we—

ROBERTS: In keeping with the practices of this Court, we don’t allow anyone to complete a full sentence before interrupting them. Tell us why the people who hired you should even be allowed to bring a case. [...]

(h/t Joe.My.God.)

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on March 28, 2013 at 8:52pm

I also welcome you back among the living.  As one of the oldest (because I have outlived most of my friends) I can attest to the fact that getting old aint for wimps.  May you also reach a grand old age.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 28, 2013 at 8:44pm

I am also glad to hear things are going better for you, my friend. In lieu of being able to send flowers, I would like to send you the following. We are thinking of you.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2013 at 12:24pm

Daniel, I am so happy to read your post! Goodness, so much tissue gone. I don't know any remedies for hiccups that work, sorry. Up and walking is the best news of all. Do take good care of yourself and send notes when you feel like it. We all shared anxiety over how you are doing and just seeing your name this morning made my day. 
Will you be expecting weight loss with part of your stomach gone? I will think positive thoughts that you recover quickly and without pain. 

 

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