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 David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 4:12pm

Oh no, my mind is like the blending of a Salvador Dali painting and a Tim Burton movie. It's pretty frightening.

As for the Atlantis cruise, I guess I can see how the arrests were valid. However, the question I would pose is whether the couple would've been arrested if they were straight. Would they have been hauled down to ye olde station and made an example of?

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 4:10pm

Gay boogieman indeed. Last I heard, most people were born by the combination of an egg and a sperm.  Which means gay people were conceived by straight people. Huh. Imagine that. Don't tell Santorum that. It'll just give him more ammunition. He'll invariably make the womans fault. Thanks SB.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:01pm
Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 4:00pm

David - because it's such a nice place to be. 

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 3:58pm

SB - If I had a dollar every time I said this, I might be slightly richer than I am (don't have a precise number for you): Why are you in me?

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 3:48pm

David, mind-meld is a scary thing.  But don't worry - I'm gentle.

Tony, I don't know.  The more blatant homophobia the past few months probably reflects the election process.  Gay boogieman gonna get your kids if you don't vote right.  When the election passes, we'll have to sort it out, sort of like a tornado.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 22, 2012 at 3:09pm

Question. Do you think the rise of honophobia is a last gasp before change? Ex. the U.S. civil war as an active last gasp to stop abolition of slavery? I know not the only reason, but the major cause. And the civil rights movement. I grew up in Mississippi and saw the reactionary last gasp of overt racism of the average person. Granted, it is still around, but no longer supported by your average American. Just as a recent poll on LGBT rights show, most Americans support most, if not all rights for the community. And most of them are straight. I know the work of the LGBT community is far from over, but is this just as I seem to see, or do you think there is something there? Thanks guys. Please let me know if you think I'm right, wrong, or just howlin' at the moon in my underwear again.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 2:53pm

Are you following my YouTube history or something!? I literally just watched this and posted it everywhere!

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 2:44pm

Sec. General of the UN on LGBT human rights:

 

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 11:25am

♥ Wanda Sykes!

No much travel for me too these days, though I've been a few places.  Vegetarian is more difficult than gay.  If ONE MORE person tried to convince me that Chorizo wasn't meat, Puerto Vallarta would have seen my head explode.  And, I got so tired of telling people "OK, I'll go get a dog turd and put it in your soup.  Then you can pick the feces out of your soup, and I'll pick the meat out of my soup, and we'll both be happy, OK?".  Jesus Christ on a biscuit.  Oh well.  No trips to Uganda, or Iraq, or UAE, or Florida, in my near future.  Or Dominica.

 

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