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: 11 hours ago

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 Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 10:41am

Lol, I just found this and love it! - and not just because I support gay rights, as we get older we all need all the 'support' we can get.

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2012 at 8:53am

Most of those are very stupid indeed.  I loved in one of the comments where the claim was noted that AIDS started from a man having sex with a monkey then having sex with men.  Damn those simiansexuals.

Comment by Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 6:27am

Dumbest Things Ever Said About Gay People:

hold on to your hats guys.... there are some doozies here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/01/april-fools-day-2012-dumb_...

Comment by Daniel W on April 1, 2012 at 8:54am

Something uplifting on a Sunday morning.... 

 
I have mixed feelings about "What would you do", which is kind of an ethical Candid Camera - is it ethical to "set people up" with situations that are fraught with emotion, in public settings, on film? In this case, it really was rewarding to see the overwhelming support among so many bystanders.  I don't know what I would do - although I like to think I would have stood up to the "jerk" (actor) for trying to ruin a special moment.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 31, 2012 at 9:34pm

Yeah, I'm a sucker for a wedding, too. Here's wishing all my best for these two beautiful people and their future together. Mazel tov.

Comment by Daniel W on March 31, 2012 at 9:11pm

A nice wedding video.

 
Makes me a bit wistful.... glad they had this moment. Wonderful for families to celebrate that their loved ones, are in love.

Comment by Daniel W on March 30, 2012 at 11:20pm

Tony, yes on th arrested cruise guys, I do believe that we always need to see the truth, warts and all.  For those guys to be crying "victim" when they would have been arrested anywhere, straight or gay, damages credibility.

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That huffpo article was very touching. 

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AnneT, the Obama's nanny story made me sad.  Rough life.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 30, 2012 at 10:55pm

SB, went to Queerty, found subject. Well, enough said about that. But did you see the link to huff-po by the father whose 7 y.o. son told him he was gay? What unconditional love this man has for his son. I was moved by the love he has for him. Amazing.

Comment by annet on March 30, 2012 at 10:48pm

Interesting:


Meet the Transgender Indonesian Nanny Who Took Care of Young Barack Obama
Meet Evie, Obama's former nanny, who was born a man but identifies as a woman. She has had a difficult time because life in Indonesia for trangender people can be very complicated.............

Comment by Daniel W on March 30, 2012 at 10:33pm

Turns out those cruise guys who were arrested in Dominica werent's just holding hands and singing tunes from "The Sound of Music"..... Not safe for work but would require a magnifier to cause real problems.  Queerty.com

 

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