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: Nov 16

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 11:14am

"I used to be a hateful Christian bigot, but then I took an arrow to the knee." Yeah, that might work.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 11:07am

Not that I do a whole lot of international travel, but I have no intention of going to any countries that don't support gay rights. I don't even support organizations that have anti-gay stances. As a vegetarian I'm pretty adept at research and staying on top of which companies use products derived from (dead) animals, so it's not too much of a stretch do add gay rights to my list.

And will anyone think less of me for wanting to shoot Randy Rodney in the head? At what point do we just tell these people to take their hateful, anti-human beliefs and shove them up you-know-where?

However, now I'm reminded of what Wanda Sykes said about when she was doing a comedy show on a gay cruise, and she warned her wife not to get in the pool...

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2012 at 10:35am

Fact is, if the boat was in Dominica waters, and "buggery" is a crime there, and it was witnessed, I don't think there is any legal thing that can be done.  (Who say's "buggery" anymore, anyway?  Except in cussing).  Boycott yes - I wold ask for all cruise lines to boycott Dominica (and Jamaica, please), not just the gay organizations.  There are plenty  of islands in that sea.  I wouldn't want to be on a gay cruise, or any cruise, with homophobic ports of call.   "Alright boys, remember, while the sand and sun in Riyadh are great, no PDA's here.  Gay sex here has death penalty".  Not to blame the victims.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 22, 2012 at 10:11am

Good night, why aren't gay lawyers leaping to the defense of these guys? This is a perfect opportunity to combat homophobia abroad through legal means.

Comment by Sandi on March 22, 2012 at 9:48am

Gay Cruise Passengers Arrested For Having Gay Sex In Caribbean

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/gay-cruise-passengers-arre...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 21, 2012 at 11:20pm

Dear Sentient Biped,

  You, sir, are a true wordsmith. I tug at my forelock as I kowtow to your superoir wisdom. Teach me, Master, as I grovel at you awesomeness.

+1

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 21, 2012 at 11:17pm

Dear Sentient Biped,

  You, sir, are a true wordsmith. I tug at my forelock as I kowtow to your superoir wisdom. Teach me, Master, as I grovel at you awesomeness.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 21, 2012 at 11:07pm

I do try. Now, if only someone had the wherewithal to recognize that and sweep me up like the catch everyone seems to think I am...

Comment by Daniel W on March 21, 2012 at 10:50pm

Thank you David.  You have a true taste for the refined things in life.

Comment by David Philip Norris on March 21, 2012 at 10:44pm

*wipes tear*
*stops gnawing at foot*

That was beautiful, SB. 

 

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