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 Bertold Brautigan on May 4, 2017 at 6:22pm

Kind of an interesting take on the "religious liberty" executive order:

Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Is a Triumph of Fake News


The Christian Right invented a non-existent problem, persecution by the government, and the president obliged them.

[Daily Beast]

The order does not allow greater discrimination against LGBT people by those with a religious excuse. That absence speaks volumes, and may well portend a significant transformation in LGBT equality.


But what the order does do is solves two problems that simply do not exist.

Comment by Plinius on April 29, 2017 at 3:22am

Nobody should feel so isolated

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 27, 2017 at 7:03am

Oh, I forgot to mention, Mr. Yeong-jin from the video below wrote a book/memoir entitled A Mark of Red Honor.  Apparently it's in the process of being translated to English at this time.  I can't find any information about publishing or a release date, but it's definitely something to look for.

https://www.eahrnk.org/articles/memoirs/jang-yeong-jin

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 27, 2017 at 6:42am

It's hard to even imagine the severity of information suppression which occurs in North Korea, as mentioned in this video.  

What it's like to be gay in North Korea

Comment by Loren Miller on April 24, 2017 at 10:36pm

The thing is, Melania blew it with that comment she made about Obama's birth certificate.  She could have stayed away from that and been semi-okay, at least.  But NOOOOOOO!  She had to be a big shot, didn't she? / She had to open up her mouth!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 24, 2017 at 10:02pm

Love that, Bertold!  It's interesting that when Republicans are on the short end of the stick they lash out with boorish behavior and cheating tactics to get back what they've lost.  But when Progressives are behind the eight-ball they organize, rally, and come to the rescue of those who are being hurt.  It really says a lot about the difference of mindset between those who have no shred of empathy and those who do.   

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 24, 2017 at 9:43pm

Dan Savage Raises $100,000 With ‘Impeach The Mother F*cker Already’ Swag
And he isn’t planning to stop there.


By Curtis M. Wong

[Huffpost]

Dan Savage is using his disdain for President Donald Trump for great causes.

The LGBTQ rights activist and author announced April 18 that he’d raised $100,000 for three organizations that are in direct opposition to Trump policies through the sale of ITMFA, or “Impeach The Mother F*cker Already,” merchandise.

Comment by Daniel W on April 24, 2017 at 11:18am

Carl, thanks for posting that interesting discussion.  I think most people usually assume that there is are baseline sexual mores that we loosened up in recent memory, rather than the idea that sexual puritanism was imposed later.  The same is true for hyper christianity.  The USA was not always the superchristian place that we imagine.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 24, 2017 at 11:09am

Thanks for that interview Carl.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 24, 2017 at 8:23am

Chicago Scholar Tackles ‘Sex and the Constitution’

Here's an interesting interview with author Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at the University of Chicago, about the fascinating history of sex, abortion, obscenity, and sexual attitudes from Greece, through the founding of the United States, to our current environment.  

(Of course the moral of the story is:  religion has always managed to fuck up everything.)

Chicago Tonight: Sex and the Constitution

 

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